Beauty// Let’s Talk About Toner

Do you tone your face after your cleanse?  Different beauty expert have different opinions about it. I never use to tone after cleanse, only because I double cleanse and don’t want to strip natural oil completely off my face. Nowadays, the only time I put a toner on my face after cleanse, is probably when I exfoliate with acid toner twice a week. Or throughout the day with hydrating toner spray. 

I don’t use scrubs cause it will irritate the hell out of my skin. So far acid toning have improved my skin a lot better than scrubbing ever did in my teen years (insert, image of young Macaulay Culkin “Home Alone” facial expression, here)

These four are four different types of toner I have tried and loving so far. Two of them are acid toner for gentle exfoliation. 


Clarins Gentle Exfoliator, $45 from David Jones


After you clean your lovely face, put few drops on cotton pad and wipe it all over your face. Super easy! Leave it alone for few minutes before putting on your serum and moisturizer 

What do I think?

This toner has AHA which is a good ingredients for my skin, love the gentle frangrance as well. After months of using the toner twice a week, I can feel my skin takes my serum better and it helps improve the pigmentations. It is very gentle on my skin yet effective

Pixi Glow Tonic, from 


Drops on cotton pad and wipe all over face. Can also be use to exfoliate your lips

What do I think?

The smell is a little bit stronger, I suspect the ginger. It is still lovely, floral fragrant. It is a cult favourite and my beauty Goddess Caroline Hiron absolutely love this product. I do have to agree with her and it deserves their cult status. Plus it doesnt cost you, an arm and a leg


Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence, from


Whenever you feel your skin need a quick refresher, spray this beautiful 100% natural and nontoxic mist. You can use it as a toner after cleanse as well as all over face hydration throughout the day

What do I think?

Another Ms Hiron favourite, and I have to say once again I agree. It has beautiful floral fragrant and I never leave the house without it in my bag. It is an awesome refresher during summer months and good hydration during winter. It is a little pricey and much more luxury buy for me, but LOVE…


Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion, $36 from David Jones


It contains glycolic acid and directed for sensitive skin. This is Clinique‘s gentlest toner. Few drops onto cotton pad and wipe all over your face after cleanse. 

What do I think? 

This toner suppose to do a gentle exfoliation as well but it is so gentle that I don’t feel that much of a different. I am happy to use it as an everyday toner but not as an exfoliant. Not impressive but it is a mild everyday toner

So back to my question, do you use toner in your daily skincare routine? If yes, what has work for you, what hasn’t… Let me know.

-love K. 

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