Top 12 best Toners in 2021

Do you seriously need to use toners everyday? Toners, they are indeed a funny thing that a lot of us can’t seem to wrap our heads around it.

Ironically, there are one of the most important steps in our daily skincare routines. Dermatologists consider face toners one of the most beneficial products with numerous positive roles for your skin.

That’s why today we are going to help you choose the right toner to get that flawless skin you hope for with just a few swipes on your face. 

If there’s one take away lesson we hope you remember from this article, it’s this: one of the biggest mistakes to make is to use toners with alcohol based, especially people with sensitive skin.

Although the alcohol helps to fight and kill acne-causing bacteria it strips the skin moisture that can worsen the acne. Thankfully, not all toners have their roots in alcohol and there are many toners out there that can purity your skin safely and calmly. 

Toners work by removing any impurities that still remain after cleansing your skin such as removing excess oil, make-up, pores and blackheads. That’s not all, toners also help to balance pH levels of your skin and boost hydration.

They also work to restore the skin with nutrients that cleansers may remove and prep it for the next stage of moisturizer or serum. The result is often softer and smoother skin. Nowadays, toners are loaded with ingredients that may also include formula that gently prepares your skin before applying makeup. 

So if you are thinking that there’s no point in adding this to your facial routine, you may want to reconsider. Let’s find out how to add it to your daily routine. 

Toners are a lot more straightforward than many people may think. They can be applied both during morning and night depending on your skin and if it gets dry easily. If you are trying toners for the first time we recommend using it once a day or every other day first.

If you have sensitive skin, it is definitely useful to consult a dermatologist to find the most suitable toners for your skin. Toners should be used after washing your face with cleansers, and before using serum or moisturizer.

The common practice is usually with a cotton pad but you can skip that and simply put a few drops of the toners into your palm for a greener option.

Make sure you go beyond your face and jaw-line and your neck to get the most out of your toner. A tip is to choose your toner based on your skin type. 

With the list of benefits toners bring, to tone or not to tone is no longer a question. Here’s a list of the top toners we recommend, with picks for every price point. Whether you have oily, combined, sensitive or dry skin, there’s a toner for you. 

Top 12 Best Toners

Neutrogena Alcohol- Free toner

If you have sensitive skin, this toner could be your new best friend. It comes with an alcohol free formula and is also hypoallergenic. We love this toner for its gentleness effects on the skin. It gives your skin an instant hit of hydration without causing irritation or stinging sensation.

Plus, the toner is free of alcohol and does not strip away the skin’s natural oil.  It contains glycerin as a moisturizer to prevent and revive the dry skin. Infused with the skin-clearing active ingredient,  salicylic acid that helps to reduce acne breakouts.

Definitely a budget friendly option that is suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 120 grams Normal Skin, Suitable for Face and Body Lemon Caviar Extract, The latest vitamin C formula from Japan, Glycerine, Antibacterial agents

Clean & Clear Essentials Oil- Control Toner 

฿ 28.00 ฿ 338.00
Prices may vary

Just as the name suggests, this toner leaves your skin feeling clean and clear. The oil free formula is designed to effectively remove dirt and residues on the skin such as makeup, pollution and excess oil.

This is all thanks to the hero ingredient, salicylic acid that prevents the accumulation of acne-causing bacteria.

We particularly recommend this toner to people who are concerned about oily skin or blackheads.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid 120 grams Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Suitable for Body Gardenia flower extract Honey, Natural skincare extracts, Perfume

DermatoCLEAN Clarifying Toner

฿ 39.00 ฿ 45.00

The toner for all skin types that freshens and hydrates your skin. It helps to prepare the skin to absorb nourishing ingredients. Also, it accelerates the exfoliation of old skin cells that helps the skin to look young and radiant.

As a toner that is free of fragrance, alcohol and paraben, it is a winning product also for sensitive skin. The toner contains an innovative combination of active ingredients such as APG Complex, Gluco-glycerol and hyaluronic acid that help with cleansing and moisturizing the skin.

This toner will also allow your skin to breathe better and freely as it ensures a thorough pore-deep cleansing of the skin that helps the skin to absorb oxygen.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 100 grams Normal skin, Allergy-prone skin, Suitable for Face and Body Thanaka wood extract, Turmeric, Glycerin, Vitamin C & Vitamin E

Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief


฿ 71.00 ฿ 87.00

One of Korea’s first and most known cosmetic brands. This toner is specifically for sensitive skin. A gentle and calming toner that is formulated with 97 % natural ingredients.

Refreshing and light is what the toner is known for. The low pH of 5.5 keeps the skin’s barrier balanced and provides hydration for your skin throughout the day. The key ingredients Panthenol and madecassoside extracts reduce irritation and removes impurities.

Extremely useful in tropic countries as the toner helps to protect the skin from the sun  and strengthens the skin’s barrier especially for those who frequently perform activities outside. It gets better, the toner comes with a cooling relief that will leave you feeling refreshed. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 100 grams Normal Skin Mangosteen peel extract, Glycerin, Antibacterial agents, Perfume

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing

Prices may vary

All the way from the US, this wonderful toner is ideal for normal and oily skin. The toner gently refines the appearance of enlarged pores to create a clearer skin complexion.

The combination of antioxidants and niacinamide will help to make oily areas less noticeable while ceramide ensures help to protect the skin and maintain moisture levels. The ultra weight toner helps the skin to absorb the nutrients within seconds.

Not only does it leave the skin feeling refreshed, but it also helps your cosmetics last during the day. An all in one toner. We suggest you to get ordering this toner…pronto!

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid Soap 230 grams Normal Skin, Suitable for Body Natural Oils, Pomegranate Oil, Rosehip Oil, Primrose Oil

Some By Mi AHA-BHA-PHA 30 Days Miracle 

฿. 99.00 ฿ 118.00
Prices may vary

This raved-about toner promises to bring you results within 30 days.The product is suitable for both acne and oily skin. It might be a bit punchy on the price side, but trust us when we say it is worth it especially for its gentle properties.

It is blended of natural tea extracts and three acids that exfoliates dead skin cells. The lower pH 5.5. Level also means that the toner is calming even for sensitive skin. This Some by Mi toner offers the perfect balance between hydrating the skin and sweeping away dead skin cells.

Not to mention, it has been certified by the FDA. An acne miracle toner that is mixed with BHA, the main ingredient of the product that maintains skin’s hydration. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 125 grams Normal Skin, Suitable for Face and Body Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Moisturizer

Phyto Blanc Luminessence Toner

฿ 280.00
Prices may vary

If your skin is looking and feeling dry then this toner will be the perfect antidote. The formula is infused with the unique skin-nourishing properties of Japanese UME.

A natural botanic innovation from Japan that is riched with unique skin-nourishing properties. It proves that toners don’t have to be dehydrating.

Plus, it smells good too! The toner is packed with nutrients from Hydrolyzed Yeast and Erogothioneine that helps shed old skin and strengthens new skin cells.

The formula also discourages collagen degradation and excess oil production, leaving your skin bouncy as ever. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 150 g, 1 box contains 3 soaps Normal skin, sensitive skin Turmeric, Camomile, Glycerin, Antibacterial agents, lavender essential oil

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner Alcohol-Free

฿ 648.00 ฿ 720.00
Prices may vary

Facing acne problems? This toner is enriched with ingredients that are gentle for the skin and will help to unclog and tighten pores. Kiehl’s Calendula has been widely popular for a reason. 

To start it has attractive characteristics such as being as light as water and not sticky after application on the skin.

An alcohol-free toner that protects and balances your skin. A highly natural formula that is infused with Great Burdock, a biennial plant extracted from the US and Allantoin that helps with relieving skin irritation.

But it does not stop there, the winning ingredient, Calendula restores and protects the skin from oxidant and the sun as well as slowing down aging.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid Soap 180 ml Normal Skin, Sensitive and Allergy-prone skin Natural oils, Sunflower seed oil , Jojoba oil, Olive oil, Pomegranate Oil, Oil extracted from the root of the flower, Japanese fermented rice

Herb Ministry Tea Tree Oil

฿ 44.00 ฿ 60
Prices may vary

Here’s one of the newer brands on the list. Herb Ministry Tea Tree Oil is perfect for people with acne prone skin. It is a natural balancing toner that refreshes and hydrates the skin at the same time.

The toner is also loaded with nutrients that tightens and controls pores. It’s extremely effective in retaining the skin’s moisture and reducing oil production. Thanks to active ingredients such as vitamin B3 and Witch Hazel, this toner also helps to reduce dark spots and circles.

Plus, the unique scent of tea oil is an aromatherapy to balance you emotionally and physically. The toner is for all skin types but particularly a popular choice for combatting acne and dirt on the face. Although, some may find the fragrance  a bit strong.

A truly winning combo.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 130 grams Oily Skin, Normal Skin, Acne and uneven skin, Suitable For Body Oil extracts from citrus herbs, tamarind, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glycerin

Thayers – Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner (Unscented)

฿ 195.00 ฿ 260.00
Prices may vary

This is a toner that you can feel good for using. That’s right, Thayers is an alcohol-free toner that is 100% cruelty-free, and doesn’t contain any animal ingredient.

The hero ingredient is Witch Hazel that is helpful in reducing inflammation and soothes the skin. A powerful toner that gives your skin a refreshing detox. It is also designed to inhibit the accumulation of bacteria and dirt on the surface.

Top it off, rosewater is the active ingredient that helps to fight acne redness. The gentle and relaxing aroma of the toner also comes from the rosewater.

It’s fair to say that anything that comes from nature is bound to have a great effect on your skin and you can expect this to be true with Thayers as they even grow their own organic witch hazel.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 100 grams Oily Skin, Acne-Prone Skin, Suitable for Body Sulfonate Factor, Sodium palmate, Sodium cocoate

Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner

฿ 269.70
Prices may vary

One of the most known brands for toners. It is highly concentrated with ingredients and we love it for its fast and reliable results.

Definitely more on the pricey side but Pixi lives up to the expectation. A gentle and calming toner that is enriched with glycolic acid, an AHA sops up excess oil leaving the skin. Users rave about this toner for its ability to effectively remove excess oils and impurities.

On top of that, the Aloe Vera soothes and hydrates your skin. Also, we couldn’t resist it because it is infused with red Ginseng, this will help to protect and energize your skin. A few swipes on your face and feel refreshed instantly.

This toner is also 100% cruelty free.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid Soap 500 ml Normal Skin, Suitable for Body Honeycomb extract, Propolis Extract, Antibacterial agents, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Perfume

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution  

฿ 74.00 ฿ 148.00
Prices may vary

Our top pick without question goes to The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toning solution that is alcohol, paraben and fragrance free. Just like it’s packaging, the toner is simple yet powerful.

Infused with soothing ingredients such as glycolic acid 7%, exfoliating effect, amino acid, aloe vera and pepperberry to cleanse and help calm down the skin.

The pH balance of 3.5 – 3.7 is suitable for the skin and helps to tighten pores. The toner is also packed with ingredients that soften and moisturize the skin, even for those with sensitive skin.

Definitely more on the pricey side but it is worth every drop on your face.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 160 grams Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Allergy prone skin Milk Extract of rice germ, Vitamins E, B3, and B5, 100% Vegetable Oil

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