Toners ~ Exfoliating & Clarifying


Today's post is all about toners specifically my exfoliating and clarifying toners. There will be a second part that will talk about my hydrating spray toners in the near future so stay tuned. I have always used toners throughout my life but never really thought of them as more than a step to make sure my
face was super clean. Now I look at them as treatments to further enhance my skin care and prep my skin for the next step.

Exfoliating Toners

~ Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant~ The toner that started this mild obsession. I gave an in depth review on this product here. Still probably one of my favorite exfoliating toners, it sloughs away dead skin cells while remaining gentle on the skin. 

~ Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner~ Another gentle exfoliating toner that helps reduce clogged pores and dullness. Its formulated with glycolic acid and grapefruit extract which help to exfoliate and refresh skin. I like to use this when my skin is acting normal and I don't have a current breakout, this helps everything stay balanced.

~Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion ~ Similar to the Glycolic Acid Toner this helps exfoliate the skin but it is geared towards those who have more sensitive skin types. My skin is moody and when its feeling a little sensitive or looking irritated I  opt for this toner. It exfoliates and unclogs pores by using citrus extracts while also soothing the skin with aloe and seaweed extracts. 

Clarifying Toners

~Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion~ Cucumber has numerous great benefits to your skin one of them being its cleansing properties. So when I am looking for a product to truly clarify or deep cleanse the skin I always have my eyes peeled for products with cucumber. This toner is especially great for congested/ acne prone skin. It disinfects and deep cleanses the skin while also being an astringent that helps dry up any current acne spots. I love this for those hormonal times when my skin is going haywire. I also have pretty dry skin in certain areas and I still can use this all over the face without my skin feeling tight or dehydrated. 

~ Kiehls Cucumber Herbal Alcohol Free Toner~ Love this toner! A product that I will repurchase time and time again. Simple no nonsense balancing toner, that helps cleanse the skin while also being mildly astringent to help with any annoying blemishes. I like to use this when my skin is normal, this just helps everything stay that way. 

What is your favorite toner at the moment?


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