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Indulge your skin by adding this cornerstone product to your daily skin care routine. Refreshing and rejuvenating, this “treatment water” rich in the legendary Yon-Ka “Quintessence,” also helps to hydrate the skin, refine the look of pores, and balance the skins natural pH. Spray this face toner after cleansing or anytime onto dry, oily skin to give yourself a beauty boost of “solar-charged” energy.
Toners Have An Important Role In Your Skincare Regimen. Yon-Ka Paris Explains Why
WHAT IS TONER?
A toner is usually a water-based skin care product that includes plant extracts and essential oils, tailored to address a variety of skin types.
There was a time when toners used to be alcohol based, and had a reputation of being bad for the skin as they caused excessive dryness. Recently, natural water-based toners have become an essential part of skincare regimes. They are usually derived through steam-distillation of flowers and other ingredients that are known to be good for your skin.
Simply put, toner, especially a face toner looks like water and acts like water. But in reality, it's loaded with so much more than hydrogen and oxygen. Depending on the toner, it can also contain acids, glycerin, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories.
Face toner is a fast-penetrating liquid that delivers skin a quick hit of hydration and helps remove dead cells off the surface of the skin. The result: plump, glowing skin. When it comes to makeup, toner functions as a primer for the rest of your skin-care routine like serums and moisturizer. It preps your pores and brings your skin back to its natural acidic state; sweeping impurities away and helping your skin absorb your skincare products.
BEST TONER FOR FACE
If you’re wondering: Should I use a facial toner? Does it really do anything?
The answer is a resounding Yes! Toners are formulated to minimize the appearance of pores, tighten skin, and naturally remove oil and dirt. Facial toners create a smoother looking appearance.
Toners also clean dirt, oils and other residue more efficiently than cleanser alone, and leave skin better protected against environmental stressors. Adding a face toner to your everyday skincare routine can often be the key to a radiant, more refreshed look.
At Yon-Ka Paris we offer a collection of toners and mists for dry and oily skin. Discover our line of refreshing and rejuvenating “treatment water” comprised of our legendary YON-KA PARIS QUINTESSENCE TONERS.
Learn More About The Wonderful Benefits Of Toners
SKIN TONER BENEFITS
Face toners prep the skin for moisturizers and serum while getting rid of excess oil and stubborn dirt or makeup leftover on your face after using a cleanser. But toners are not replacements for washing your face. Toners are an extra layer to your skincare routine, making sure your skin is super clean and as bright as it can be. Toners can be a mystery to most people because they may not know if they should use it, or how to use it. Before moisturizing and following your facial cleanser, a face toner is a quick, absorbing liquid that helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, correct and balance the pH of your skin to make it the ideal slightly acidic pH around 5.5 (cleansers often make skin's pH too acidic so toner helps bring it back down). In essence, a facial toner thoroughly cleans the skin and helps remove built up surface dead skin cells. By helping to clean and close pores, and balance pH, it's especially beneficial for acne-prone skin.
7 KEY BENEFITS OF USING FACIAL TONER
1. Diminishes the visibility of pores.
When pores appear smaller, skin has a smoother, more polished look. Facial toner helps create a lovely, more luminous appearance.
2. Protects skin from the elements.
Facial toner is formulated to help your skin stay clean and undamaged by environmental stressors.
3. Tightens skin, albeit temporarily.
Facial toner is an amazing rejuvenator, and helps to give skin a tighter, firmer look when used consistently.
4. Gives skin a refreshing boost.
Spraying your skin with an invigorating toner is a great way to start (and end) your daily routine. Plus, it’s an amazing mood lifter.
5. Soothes and calms skin.
Using a botanically sourced facial toner is a great way to create a calming sensation for your skin, alleviating any temporary redness or discomfort.
6. Removes oil and makeup.
Adding a facial toner to your regime can help naturally clean your skin and remove dirt and other impurities some cleansers fail to do.
7. Promotes skin hydration.
Facial toner — particularly ones that are formulated with ingredients of natural origin as Yon-Ka Paris products are — hydrate the skin, and help increase absorption of your moisturizer.
HOW TO USE FACE TONER
1. Start by cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser suited for your skin type.
2. Choose one free of harsh detergents, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and fragrance.
3. Dampen a cotton ball with the alcohol-free toner, and apply it on your face.
Allow it to dry.
Dermatologists recommend using alcohol-free toner during the day and night, if you have combination or oily skin. For dry skin, it's best to only use it once a day at nighttime. Always follow with moisturizer for your skin type.
HOW TO USE TONER FOR OILY SKIN
Modern toners are formulated to replenish your skin, especially if you're oily or acne-prone. They support a healthier skin turnover and prepare skin to receive other active ingredients applied after toning the skin. Many dermatologists suggest looking for toners with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or poly hydroxyl acids (PHAs), such as glycolic or lactic acids in lower concentrations. Make sure to choose a toner that won’t be too drying and has soothing ingredients like niacinamide and antioxidants. Our best-selling toner LOTION YON-KA PNG , purifies and optimizes oily skin and saturates the complexion with solar-charged energy, comprised of five essential oils for a toning, and invigorating effect.
BEST TONERS FOR DRY, SENSITIVE SKIN
Those with dry skin may choose to implement a toner that contains humectants - humectants are ingredients found in lotions and cleansers that hydrate the skin by attracting water molecules like a magnet. Individuals with dry, sensitive skin should steer clear from harsh ingredients, like alcohol, that could dry the skin. Many dermatologists recommend looking for soothing, moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and glycerin. Our LOTION YON-KA PS is a hydrating toner rich in plant glycerin. It deeply hydrates the skin, refines the look of pores, and has an aromatherapeutic scent that balances the mood and energizes the mind and body. It’s the alternative to Lotion Yon-Ka PS, and is ideal for dry skin.
BEST TONERS FOR GLOWING SKIN
Did you know a single spritz of toner or once-over with a cotton pad has the ability to refine large pores and help prime your skin? It’s common for face toner products to stay under the radar and not garner as much attention as moisturizers and serums in editor skincare write-ups, but they do play a role in keeping your skin healthy. They help to clean skin, reduce pores and prevent blackheads and blemishes as well as balance PH levels and boost hydration. They act as priming agents in order to easily absorb moisturizing products into the skin and enhance the complexion for a long-lasting glow.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TONER AND ASTRINGENT
A simple way to describe the difference between a face toner and an astringent is that an astringent is usually formulated with solvent alcohols. Toners can also contain alcohol, but they are also available in alcohol-free formulas. An alcohol-free toner is less abrasive on your skin than an astringent. They can also be used every day to help finish the cleansing process on your skin.
Similar to a facial toner, astringents minimize the appearance of pores, however, the alcohol can be overly drying, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Examples of astringents include calamine lotion, distilled vinegar, rubbing alcohol, silver nitrate and witch hazel. Astringent solutions are recommended for insect bites, fungal infections, and minor skin irritations, more than daily cleansing like a toner.
TONERS VS. CLEANSERS - YON-KA PARIS Deliberates!
In the skincare battle of cleanser vs. toner, it’s not an either or situation. Both are beneficial to skin in their own ways. Many skincare enthusiasts swear by both products as part of a regular skincare routine. In many cases, both cleanser and toner are necessary to complement each other and reap the full benefits of each. Cleansers comes in various forms, including foam, gel, cream, and oil-based, while there’s typically one type of toner, although there may be different ingredients added to each. Whether you choose one of Yon-Ka Paris’ highly effective YON-KA SKINCARE CLEANSERS & MAKEUP REMOVERS , these come first in your daily skincare regimen as they set the foundation for clean skin, removing dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities.
Skin Health Experts focus on individual client’s skin needs. And that exploratory process begins when you identify your skin type and challenges. Does your skin suffer from recurring redness? Are you oil-prone? Do you struggle with dry skin? Are you trying to prevent wrinkles or fine lines? Face cleansers and toners contain a formulated blend of active ingredients, botanical extracts, and natural oils to help restore the skin and give it a healthy glow. The best toners address specific skin needs or challenges or are formulated for a specific skin type.
There are so many skincare products to choose from – and it’s often a challenge to separate products that truly help with those that are all about hype, price or brand – we recommend working with a skincare expert who can advise you on the best products, ingredients, and regimen for your skin type, top skin concerns, and specific skin needs, if you’re unsure what will work best for you.
When it comes to selecting the right toner for your skin, keep in mind that toner comes in liquid form only (it looks like water) and you want to look for active ingredients that will help with your specific skin needs.
Whether you're looking for a new acid to boost your glow, want to soothe irritation with some probiotics, or simply want to level up your hydration game, any skincare aficionado will tell you: toner is a must.