Remember The First Toner You Ever Used?
Full of alcohol, astringent and capable of taking every last drop of moisture in your skin with it?
So the good news is that Korean toners are nothing like that.
In 2022, toners go way beyond just treating acne. Thanks to K-Beauty’s goal of hydrated skin, toners from Korea address a wide range of skin concerns without stripping your skin of much-needed oils.
Who should use a Korean toner?
No matter your skin type, there's a Korean beauty toner that is perfect for you.
Toning your skin after cleansing is a must. They help rebalance your skin’s pH levels after cleansing and help to increase absorption of other skincare products you apply next.
Unlike western beauty toners, Korean toners come in a variety of textures from watery to more viscous. They also contain different active ingredients like salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, AHAs, BHAs, PHAs, Vitamin C and more.
How to pick the best toner for your skin type
Finding the best toner for your skin type and skin concern is easier than you think!
The best toners for oily or combination skin are watery, lighter textured toners. Opt for products that contain sebum-controlling properties. Ingredients to look for include AHA, BHA, green tea and tea tree.
Those with dry skin should look for ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan and birch sap as these help retain moisture within the skin.
If you are concerned with the signs of aging, opt for toners that contain firming and repairing ingredients like adenosine, peptides, collagen, ginseng or other Korean traditional herbs.
How and when should I use a toner?
How you apply your toner to make the most out of it will depend on your skin type and if you have any skin concerns. If you have oily or combination skin, it is recommended to use a cotton pad and gently sweep it around your face to pick up any excess oil and impurities.
If you have normal, dry or sensitive skin, use the palm of your hands and gently tap to promote absorption.
For those with very dry skin, you can soak a sheet mask or a few pieces of a cotton pad in your toner, then apply and leave on your skin for 5-10 minutes.
Best Korean Beauty Toners
At STYLE STORY, we stock a range of Korean toners from brands like Dr. Jart, Jelly Ko, COSRX, I’M FROM, Some By Mi, Laneige, One Thing, Etude House, Beauty of Joseon, d'Alba Piedmont, Neogen, Round Lab and more!
Need help choosing the perfect Korean beauty toner for your skin type? Reach out to the STYLE STORY team for a free beauty consultation with one of our Kbeauty experts.