Toning used to be a step I'd always just miss out in my skincare routine, until a year or so ago when I built up a bit of a collection. Nowadays I have two I use on a daily basis, and another I pull out whenever my skin is looking a little worse for wear. These do go on rotation, but I've been sticking with this little set for the past month or so, and my skin is looking a lot clearer and bright for it.
The Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 is one I've been using for quite a few months now, and I really like. It's quite gentle, and you can't really notice huge results like you do with chemical exfoliators, but used every day it keeps any major scarring at bay, and especiallly around my chin and jawline where I get hormonal blemishes is looking a lot better for it. It's even meant recently I've been able to drop foundation from my make-up on the really hot days, which I didn't think I'd ever be able to do. As you can see it comes in a huge bottle, and I'm just over a third the way down after using it for 6 months, so definitely worth a little splurge.
La Roche Posay's Effaclar Lotion is a similar idea, and helps with any scarring as well as having salicylic acid in, so I really pull it out when I have a few blemishes. It feels a little bit more drying than the Clinique, hence why I don't use it as much, but if I need some more help than usual it's great to have on hand. Another I've been using pretty much every day since getting in last months Vegan Kind box is Peppy Galore Diva Rosewater Toner. Recently I've been using a lot of rose skincare, so I've been really liking trying this out. It's made with 100% rosewater, and leaves my skin feeling fresh and balanced, and it's perfect for hot summer mornings too.
What are your current favourite toners?