Skin care as a long, drawn-out process has become a never-ending trend in the past couple of years. People virtuously adhere to a routine where they use multiple products — the standard in K-beauty routines is 10 — on their face when they wake up and before they go to bed. But in all the scrutiny of routines, are we forgetting to pay equal attention to the kind of products we’re using?
Toners are the perfect example. Once the red-headed stepchild of a skin-care routine, toners are now being hailed as key to maintaining the skin’s barrier and balancing pH. But not all toners are created equal. Some — probably the toners you associate with skin care pre-aughts — rely on alcohol and synthetic ingredients to create that tight, oil-free feeling. But there are organic toners out there that work the same as ordinary toners without damaging your skin. Organic products are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, GMO and come with an organic certification.
Here, the best natural toners to add to your skin care routine.