I know people often wonder if they need a toner in their skincare routine...I mean what does it do? Quite a bit actually.
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Toner should not "dry out" your skin in any way, if it does check the alcohol content, you really don't want any, even for oily skin (stripping your face is not usually a good idea).
I personally have never found a drugstore brand toner that wasn't either full of alcohol, or just practically perfumed water. I gave up on toners after countless bottles that seemed they just weren't quite right. Until, I literally stumbled upon an Arbonne rep (A sister of a friend asked me if I'd have a beauty product party at my house,and who am I to say no to beauty products) who introduced me to their RE9 line of anti-aging products, and their Regenerating Toner. " An antioxidant-rich, pH-balanced mist with Vitamins A, C and E regenerates skin tone and firmness to deliver younger-looking skin." is how it's described by Arbonne.
I describe it as Love, Love, Love. I just mist this onto a cotton pad and swipe after cleaning, and my face feels refreshed and not "tight". My moisturizer sinks right in and I have better skin now than I did in my 20's. I have cheated on this toner with Lancome and Clarins, but I always come back because it just works the best. It's probably because it has all natural ingredients, and 1.7 oz bottle will last you months. It's $35.00 but finding the right product for me is (nearly) priceless.