Toners play an important role in any skincare routine. They help to remove excess oil and impurities and contribute to a refreshed and balanced look and feel. Kiehl’s experts agree it’s a way to take your skincare to the next level by specifically caring for your skin type. Whether you have sensitive, oily, blemish-prone, dry, or normal skin, we know the best toner for you. Keep reading to find your match.
The Best Toner For Every Skin Type
When find the toner that’s right for you, there are two main approaches we take. The first is to select a toner that matches your skin type. The second is to choose a toner based on your skin concerns. Below, we’re recommending our best toner for different skin types.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR NORMAL TO OILY SKIN:
Help calm, soothe, and refresh skin with Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Our customer favourite toner balances skin’s natural oils and removes excess dirt, debris and residue that may have been missed by your cleanser. The gentle formula is alcohol-free and infused with handpicked Calendula flower petals. Alcohol-free toners are suitable for normal to oil skin, which you don’t want to expose to harsh drying ingredients. Suitable for combination skin and oily skin types.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR NORMAL SKIN:
It’s a common misconception that toners dry out your skin, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Introducing Ultra Facial Toner. Suitable for normal to dry skin types, the formula contains effective emollients like squalene, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E. This skin toner is pH-balanced for optimal comfort.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR DRY AND SENSITIVE SKIN:
As well as being suitable for normal to dry skin types, we recommend our Ultra Facial Toner to those with sensitive skin. This mild formula refreshes skin and removes remaining residue without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Leaves skin feeling hydrated, comforted and toned.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR OILY SKIN:
When customers ask for the best toner for oily skin, we recommend Ultra Facial Toner for Oily Skin Types. The lightweight formula gently removes residue, dirt and oil without stripping skin of moisture. Skin feels balanced and refreshed.
**Kiehl's Expert Tip:** Even for oily skin types, it's important to avoid products that strip skin of its natural oils because when skin lacks moisture, it can actually produce more oil.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR MEN:
If you’re the type of man who wants an easy skincare routine, then you might want to stick to using only a cleanser. A toner can take your skincare routine to the next level. As men’s skin is typically thicker, with larger pores we recommend our Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. This soothing toner, which can be used morning and night, visibly reduces blotchiness and surface oil.
**Kiehl's Expert Tip:** You can also use a face toner to soothe and refresh skin after shaving. Here’s our super guide to shaving for men.
The Best Toner For Your Skin Concerns
As we mentioned before, you may want to choose a toner that helps to manage a specific issue or concern. Next, we’re recommending our favourite treatment toners, which can be used to help tackle everything from blemish-prone to ageing skin.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN:
If your blemishes are the result of excess oil, then we recommend Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion. Our iconic toner helps to balance excess oil and soothe combination, oily, and blemish-prone skin. Formulated with menthol and camphor, it helps to re-balance oily areas, like the T-zone and provides a refreshing feel and cooling effect. Use it daily or as needed. If your If your blemishes are not caused by oil, then you should use a toner that is appropriate for your skin type (normal, dry, oily etc).
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR ANTI-AGEING:
As a natural process, skin ageing is inevitable, however you may want a younger-look and feel for as long as possible. If anti-ageing is your number one skin concern, we recommend this anti-ageing toner. The efficacious formula hydrates skin while helping to smooth the appearance of fine lines and skin texture for a more radiant appearance. This hydrating toner prepares and primes skin as a “first step” in an anti-ageing skincare routine. Suitable for all skin types.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR DULL SKIN:
Clearly Corrective Brightening & Smoothing Treatment Water is formulated with activated C (a potent form of vitamin C), illuminating minerals, and liquorice root. It soothes and hydrates skin while helping to visibly even the look of skin tone. Appearance and clarity are visibly improved and skin appears brighter.
KIEHL’S BEST TONER FOR UNEVEN SKIN TONE AND TEXTURE:
You may be surprised to learn that you can use a toner to exfoliate your skin. Our dual-action Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner exfoliates and dissolves impurities while replenishing the skin’s moisture levels for a clear complexion and a smooth, comfortable feel. Formulated with Lipo Hydroxy Acid and 23% Emollients, including Almond Milk, it’s also suitable for sensitive skin.