Toning. It’s the subtle second step of your beauty routine. Between your skin routine’s more prominent steps—the cleanser and serum or moisturizer—toning can often be overlooked and an easy step to skip.
But a toner’s versatile function can truly elevate your skin care to the next level. Usually aqueous-based, toners not only acts as a final cleanse for your skin—sweeping away any remaining debris, environmental impurities and makeup that your cleanser didn’t pick up, but they also hydrate, preparing your skin to absorb the rest of your routine.
In essence, toning acts as the perfect bridge between your cleanser and the rest of your routine. We know how important this step is, so we’ve formulated our Annmarie Skin Care toning mists with pure, nourishing ingredients like calming aloe leaf juice, floral waters and natural herbs and extracts—most of which are organically grown or wildcrafted.
Incorporate this essential step into your routine for a soft, refreshed and hydrated complexion. Here’s our guide to help you decide which toner will work best for your skin.
How do you know which toner to use?
While toners in the ‘90s gained the reputation for being harsh astringents to help oily (teenage) skin, toners are now formulated to hydrate, calm, balance and refresh a variety of skin types. Picking the ideal toner for your skin comes down to knowing your skin type.
Ask yourself the following questions first before deciding on the best toner for you.
What is your skin type?
Skin types fall into five main categories: normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive.
What other factors are affecting your skin type?
Consider where you live, seasonal changes and if you are traveling or more active. Changes in diet, medication, supplements and hormones may also affect your skin.
Annmarie Skin Care Toner Guide
Our natural facial toners are formulated for various skin types with organic essential oils to hydrate and cleanse your skin, while shrinking the appearance of pores. Your toner can be used at any point in the day for a quick cleanse and a refreshing pick-me-up. Read on and let this toner guide help you find the toner that’s perfect for your skin.
Our delicate aloe vera infusion anchors our Neroli Toning Mist, which hydrates, softens and balances your look, and enhances absorption of all serums and oils. Made from 100% organic neroli hydrosol, our Neroli Toning Mist is a soothing, floral toner that cleanses and tightens your skin, reducing the appearance of your pores and reviving your skin. The sweet, orange-blossom aroma of neroli oil also calms and soothes your mind and invigorates your spirits.
Gentle and non-irritating, our Neroli Toning Mist is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive, dry, mature, normal and combination skin. You can use this toning mist immediately after cleansing and before serums or use it throughout the day to instantly feel hydrated and refreshed.
Invigorate your skin with our refreshing herb-infused, aloe-based Rosemary Toning Mist. Made from 7 natural ingredients chosen for their stimulating and detoxifying properties, this mist replenishes your skin with essential minerals and cleansing botanicals. Purifying rosemary destresses your skin and elevates your mood. Soothing aloe instantly refreshes while white willow bark calms your skin. Detoxifying neem cleanses deep down helping to control excess oil production without drying. Our Rosemary Toning Mist leaves your skin light and balanced, toning and firming the appearance of your skin and rejuvenating a more youthful glow.
Our Rosemary Toning Mist is the perfect toner if you have normal to oily skin, or sensitive skin. You can use our Rosemary Toning Mist in your routine, throughout the day and post-workout as an easy way to break down midday oil and freshen your skin. For an added cleanse, spritz this mist on a cotton pad to help wipe excess oil and debris from your face. Also spritz your hair near the roots, for a reviving and refreshing effect.
Uplift and beautify with our Botanical Hydration Mist With Immortelle, formulated to awaken your skin with intense hydration and skin-defensive antioxidants. Anchored by the anti-aging prowess of Immortelle and blended with California-sourced chamomile and Ethiopian frankincense, this Wild Alchemy Collection elixir settles beautifully on your skin to reveal a calm, tightened and rejuvenated complexion. It is finished with a hint of Bulgarian rose, which can help soothe the appearance of temporary redness for radiant, refreshed skin. This botanical powerhouse cultivates facial firmness and radiance without clogging pores, saturating mature skin in natural fatty acids that can help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.
Soothing and hydrating, our Botanical Hydration Mist is ideal for all skin types including dry, mature, normal, oily, combination and sensitive skin types. This divine blend of botanical hydrosols balances any complexion. After cleansing, lightly mist over your face and neck. Follow with the serum and/or moisturizer best suited to your skin type.
Which toner will you choose?
Once you’ve decided on a toner, try it out and observe your skin. You will most likely see and feel the cleansing, hydrating and nourishing effects of incorporating our toners into your skin care routine immediately. Explore using different toners as your skin needs change with your environment and circumstances.
If you haven’t already, incorporate this important second step into your skin care routine, and experience softer, more hydrated and plumper skin.