You’ve probably heard the go-to sales pitch for toner
that’s been offered by skincare sales people for decades, “Toner helps to balance the pH of your skin after cleansing, because cleansing the skin alters the pH.” That was the stock answer to the question, “Do I really need to use a toner?” in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, but in the new millennium it’s very different.
Gone are the days of stringent soaps that strip the skin of precious oils and throw the pH out of balance. In this new age of advanced skincare, does toner still have a place in a daily skincare routine? The answer is an emphatic YES!
3 Truths About Toner
Using a toner is an opportunity to bridge the cleansing step to the rest of your daily skincare routine.
A toner will help to remove any residuals after cleansing, literally, whisking away left over dirt and debris.
A toner will leave your facial skin with a layer of moisture that will then help facilitate product absorption into the skin. It’s widely known that skincare products aren’t absorbed as easily by dry skin. That’s why active products like retinols are always applied to dry skin so they don’t cause excess irritation.
Toners can also provide benefits to facial skin based on their ingredients. High quality toners can contain nourishing, effective ingredients that will help improve skin and work as an adjunct to other skincare products.
Adding ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and sugar cane extract to your skin during the toning step will begin flooding your cells with vital moisture.
ATP [Adenosine Triphosphate] and Vitamin B in a toner will give your skin’s cells the energy they need to function properly.
Bilberry Leaf Extract, Green Tea Extract, Orange Fruit Extract and Cranberry Extract provide your skin a dose of natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection at this crucial step in your daily routine when your skin is most able to absorb products.
The real truth about toners is that not all toners are created equal. There are some toners that don’t provide effective nutrients for the skin; those products give really good toners a bad name. Using a high quality toner that has effective ingredients can be a vital part of a daily skincare routine. The MEG 21 with Supplamine© Moisturizing Toner+ provides vital extracts and energy producing ingredients that help skin function at an optimal level.