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toners on rotation

Hi lovelies! I wanted to share with you my current toners which I rotate between… some of them are hydrating and others are acid/exfoliating. I know there are many people out there who don’t think this step is essential in skincare, but personally, ever since I started taking my skin seriously, I don’t think I could be without my toners. I have skipped this step at times and most definitely feel the difference. My skin feels tighter(in a good way, not in an uncomfortable way), balanced,softer and more supple after using a toner.

So here we go! These are my toner loves:

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Aveda botanical kinetics toning mist: I have raved about this toning mist here and here. I just can’t get enough of it! I was about to purchase my 3rd bottle when I discovered the larger bottle which I can refill my spray bottle with- brilliant! This is my go- to morning toner, I like to generously spray it on after my cleanser. It absorbs immediately without leaving any kind of film, smells like roses and is just such a pleasure to use! This is probably my top toner.

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Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Fresh Balancing Lotion: This is my favorite toner to use after acid/exfoliating toner. I love how refreshing it feels and smells on my skin. It is one of my holy grails. I also did try their perfectly clean multi action toner, but had to return it after a few uses. It was just too harsh for my skin. It may work well for some though. On my radar for the winter is the Soft Clean Silky Hydrating Lotion. 

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Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist: This is a very soothing and hydrating toner which is nice to use when skin feels dehydrated, before applying a mask, when traveling especially on a plane, or when your skin just needs a pick me up during the day. I really love rose water and this toner packs a punch. It feels like relaxation in a bottle.

and last but not least…

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Clinique mild clarifying lotion:

See my review here in May favorites. This is the newest addition to the toner family and boy am I loving it. Thanks to all my fellow Instagram beauty bloggers for recommending it! I am so happy with it.

How about you? Do you think toners are necessary? If so, which ones do you like?

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10 thoughts on “toners on rotation

  1. I couldn’t agree more! I adore using toner and definitely want to purchase all of these now! I am currently using a Simple and a Clarins toner, but they’re quite unadventurous. I definitely feel as though toner helps to control my oilier T-Zone too! Xxx

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    • How are you liking the Clarins one? I have not tried that brand. I’m so glad you share my love for toners! I have an oily t-zone as well and the aveda one really helps with oil control throughout the day. Thanks for stopping by darling:) xoxo

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      • I actually really like the Clarins skincare range, however the toner has quite a ‘stripping’ feel if you know what I mean? The oily-combination one is great for controlling sebum though! I’m definitely going to try the Aveda one though – thanks for the recommendation! ❤ xxxx

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  2. I agree! Great post as always 🙂 Toners change the texture and leave the skin more polished and even! I have been using this one for a while now and is working quite wonderfully for me.
    http://www.amazon.com/Thayers-Alcohol-free-Petal-Witch-Hazel/dp/B00016XJ4M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432753356&sr=8-1&keywords=rose+petal+toner
    Not one of the biggies but has been consistent in minimizing breakouts 🙂
    I am dying on trying the Aveda toner based on your love for it 🙂 I have dry skin, would it work on that too?

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  3. I got into toners fairly recently and I haven’t been too loyal to any particular one – they just all have to be alcohol-free. I do notice they make a difference in terms of prepping my skin for serum / moisturizers – I agree with you, my skin feel more hydrated and more plump when using toners!
    My favourites so far have been Body Shop Vitamin E toner and Mary Kay Botanical Effects Freshen Formula 1. From your list, I like the sound of the Jurlique Rosewater one!

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