Avoid these ‘toxic’ ingredients in your toners
Billion-dollar beauty question: Are toners a must-buy skincare essential? If you’d asked me that very question a couple of years ago, I would have replied in the negative.
Why is that? Well, traditional toners used to strike me as being a load of baloney, what with their cryptic claims of removing the “last traces” of makeup (surely a competent cleanser would suffice?) and “refreshing” your skin (snort!).
Besides, any beauty buff worth her bathing salts would have noticed just how much alcohol (sometimes sneakily snuck into the ingredients list via cosmeceutical jargon such as “ethanol”, “isopropyl alcohol” or “alcohol denat.”) there was in the formulation of these old-school astringents. The instant gratification is terribly transient – any “pore-tightening” effects would be dehydrating and detrimental to your dermis in the long-term.