Prep and hydrate skin with a toner
Toners are essential in every skincare regime and with the right ingredients, they help unclog pores, remove excess oil and sebum, deliver moisture and even gently exfoliate. And if you have oily and acne-prone skin, these grease-busting, pore cleansing toners will help keep shine at bay, without drying your skin out.
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Etude House Soon Jung 5.5 Relief Toner ($28.90)
Etude House’s latest Soon Jung line is created specifically for women with sensitive skin. This is formulated with 90 per cent plant derivative ingredients and panthenoside to strengthen skin protein, making it the perfect solution to restore skin to its natural healthy balance, providing skin with enough moisture without leaving it feeling greasy or tacky.
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Dr. Jart Pore Medic Poreminish Mist ($46, Sephora)
This two-in-one powder-in-toner contains hydrating flower and plant extracts to refresh tired and sensitive skin. The fine powder-toner also doubles up as a sebum control setting powder to control excess oil and give skin a matte finish.
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Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner ($54)
Formulated with sandalwood, cinnamon bark, burnet root extracts and the star ingredient, mineral-rich Umbrian clay, this calms skin and absorbs excess oil without stripping away essential moisture. Known as a balancing toner, this combats skin congestion while minimising the appearance of pores and purifies for a clearer complexion.
Estee Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Pore Minimizing Shake Tonic ($30)
Infused with fine clay particles, be sure to shake this toner well to combine the two contents together. It is formulated with a nutrient-dense micro-algae blend to purify and balance skin while reducing shine.
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Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner ($65)
This gently removes dead skin cells without stripping your skin of natural oils. It also contains a blend of raspberry, strawberry and grapefruit extracts to help eliminate impurities in dull skin, leaving it feeling smoother and softer with a more luminous glow.
Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion ($45)
This alcohol-free, gel-to-liquid softening lotion helps restore moisture to skin for a dewier and plumper skin. It is also made with white jelly mushroom to mattify and reduce the appearance of pores while delivering rich hydration for an overall healthier looking complexion.
Laneige Fresh Calming Toner ($40)
The Laneige Fresh Calming line was made for women with combination skin. This contains antioxidant-rich natural litchi extract and deep-sea water, which helps to soothe, moisturise and restore skin’s natural balance.
Mamonde Rose Water Toner ($38)
his popular water-based toner comes enriched with 90.89 per cent Bulgarian damask rose water, which absorbs quickly, making it ideal for those with oily skin.