Get Toned Up! - Our Favorite Indie Brand Toners
Toners? Hydrosols? Astringents? Whatever you know them by, up until this past year I believed they were little more than pricey bottles of glorified water with pretty labels. However, I’ve completely changed my view of facial toners after learning how beneficial they are for people with skin as thirsty as mine. They’re far more than just water, often containing hydrating botanicals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that your face will quite literally drink up.
After cleansing your face, mist on a toner to add a base of moisture, then apply any facial oils to lock it in. Toners can be especially beneficial after exfoliating. You’ve stripped your skin of the excess, now put some hydration in!
Here are a few of my favorite indie brand toners that I've had the chance to try to get you spritzing towards a more hydrated way of life.
Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist
The Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist does more than just look good in its elegant packaging. Upon first mist, you’ll notice the instantly hydrating combination of coconut water and hibiscus petals. I’m a big fan of Herbivore for starting me off on my toner addiction last year with this one. I spritz it on throughout the day for it’s lovely scent.
Cordial Organics brings a little CBD to the world of toners with their Rose Hydrosol. It’s perfect for diminishing redness and inflammation while hydrating and toning skin. Use throughout the day for a face pick-me-up or use it to activate your favorite clay mask. If you turn beet red like me when you workout, you’ll keep one in your gym bag.
Balance - Facial Toner with Aloe and Rose Geranium
BALANCE toner from Flynn & King uses all-natural and organic ingredients that are safe for even the most sensitive of skin. This toning mist helps balance oily or dry skin and infuses it with protective antioxidants that leaves skin soft and supple. I use it to wash up by misting it on my face and wiping off with a warm damp towel (also spritzed with toner) or cotton ball.
Organic Jasmine Tonique
People can’t stop raving about Ranavat Botanics! For good reason though, their Organic Jasmine Tonique has one simple ingredient: certified organic, steam-distilled Indian jasmine flowers. Beauty doesn’t get more simplified than that! Use it on it’s own to blanket your skin in moisture or as an activator to one of their masks.
Sea Vitamin Boost
Osea's Sea Vitamin Boost is the perfect hydrator for dull, thirsty skin. Pomegranate Extract hydrates and plumps the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and other antioxidant-rich ingredients like Reservatrol protect and brighten the appearance of skin for a radiant glow.