6 Of The Best Toners For Oily Skin

6 Of The Best Toners For Oily Skin

Toners are one of the most confusing products in the world of skin care. And as such, many of us don’t regularly use a toner and consider them an afterthought in our already multi-step routines.

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But despite how underrated they are, toners can actually make a world of difference for your complexion ⁠— especially if you have oily skin. The main function of a toner is to balance out your skin’s pH level after cleansing and to provide an even, hydrated canvas for your serums and moisturisers to absorb much better than they normally would. 

And depending on which one you get, many toners contain glycolic and salicylic acids to help remove excess dirt and dead skin cells missed in cleansing, making these formulas ideal for those with oily and acne-prone skin.

So for all of us that suffer from a little excess shine, here are six of the best toners for oily skin.

Dermalogica Breakout Clearing All Over Toner

We say: Performing exactly how it reads, the Dermalogica toner comes as a congestion-fighting mist spray, suitable for use on the face and body. Using a potent blend of 12 gentle botanicals including lavender and argan, the spray soothes aggravated skin and reduces breakout-induced redness.

You say: “This demalogica toner is a gorgeous product. It goes on to the skin very nicely. It smells fresh and leaves your skin feeling really clean. This toner is very gentle on the skin. Together the demalogica clear product range has been keeping my skin clear and fresh.” – Isabelbolton

Want to know more? Read Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over Toner reviews here…




Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

We say: Kiehl’s potent formula helps to clear blemishes and eliminate unwanted shine to effectively balance oily skin. Plus, the inclusion of camphor and menthol keeps the skin refreshed and calm. But sensitive skin types be warned, this formula is strong and can be drying. 

You say: I got this as a sample and tried some on my acne spots. It is AMAZING! the pimples reduced significantly the next day and were completely gone within 2-3 days. 

Want to know more? Read Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion reviews here…



Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner

We say: If toners are typically too harsh for your sensitive skin, Paula’s Choice offers the perfect solution. Formulated with antioxidants and hydrating ceramides, this toner balances oily skin and minimises pores while providing high-quality hydration. 

Want to know more? Read Paula’s Choice SKIN BALANCING Pore Reducing Toner reviews here…



La Roche-Posay Serozinc

We say: This mattifying mist by La Roche-Posay is formulated with zinc sulphate to reduce excess oil and leave complexions with a shine-free finish. 

You say: “When I use this product my breakouts are controlled and my skin is clear. The mist is light and distributes evenly it is gentle on the skin.” – Bronzebabe

Want to know more? Read La-Roche Posay Serozinc reviews here…




Alpha-H Liquid Gold

We say: The award-winning Alpha-H Liquid Gold works as a toner, exfoliator, serum, and moisturiser all in one. Formulated with a low pH and glycolic acid to brighten skin, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and increase moisture. 

You say: “I love Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold! This is the best product i have EVER purchased. I generally use it at night after cleansing and instantly feel my skin magically transformed – needless to say how good it feels in the morning!” – venus429

Want to know more? Read Alpha-H Liquid Gold reviews here…




SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner

We say: This oil-free formula contains botanical extracts such as witch hazel and chamomile to soothe and soften the skin while effectively killing acne-causing bacteria.

Want to know more? Read SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner reviews here… 




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  1. I don’t have oily skin, it tends to be more dry. Toners usually disagree with my skin. But I do use and love Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner. It’s more like an essence than a toner. It’s very soothing and moisturising. It’s a while liquid, and it has a thicker creamy consistency. My skin loves it.

  2. I like the sound of the toners by Kiehl's and La Roche Posay. At the moment I am using one by Cosmedix and I think it leaves my skin a bit shiny. I'm ready for a change

  3. I remember not knowing about toners but after learning stuff from bh and trying one that had won a Glosscar I have never looked back. I like rehydrating ones too Chrystal and there are plenty on the market – happy hunting and trying. The Dermalogica one that won a Glosscar is the one that started me off and I think you'd like that one too as it is hydrating.

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