Posts Tagged ‘Astringent’
Friday April 15th, 2011
Well, lets start from the beginning… Toners originated as alcohol-based, astringent-style liquids applied usually with a cotton pad after the cleansing step. Cosmetics tended to be more oil-based and were not easily removed by cleanser alone. The alcohol in the toner would help to cut through the oil-based makeup for ‘squeaky-clean’ skin. The problem is that alcohol is very stripping and drying to the skin and can lead to long-term imbalance and sensitivities.
Cosmetics nowadays are less and less oil-based and therefore those harsh toners are no longer necessary. Toners now are made to compliment your skincare regime in many ways including soothing, softening, hydrating, and purifying. Also, toning after cleansing leaves your skin damp which allows your next step (serum or moisturizer) to penetrate better. Many toners can also be spritzed right on top of mineral makeup to help set, as well as refresh the look.
I noticed, while in the facial room at work, that every time I soaked my client’s cotton pads in a high quality Toner, the cotton pads would become unbelievably soft and silky – just imagine what it does for the skin! You really want to make sure your toner complements your skin type here are a few of my favourites:
Sensitive eyes? No problem! This make-up remover soothes, protects, removes puffiness and nourishes. Ph-Balanced, it’s designed to be as soothing as possible. Plus1 it even has anti-aging elements! This is a heavy-hitting product and the perfect compliment to your daily routine!
Paraben-free, this tantalizing toner helps to balance your natural oil production. It’s soothing mist refreshes your skin and invigorates your routine. Easily one of the most popular toners
Balance and protect your skin with the Institut’ DERMed Brightening Toner formulated with L-Ascorbic and Glycolic Acids to prevent free radical damage and fade skin discoloration for a vibrant, even-toned complexion.
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