If an oily complexion or large pores are an issue for you, then toning is one skincare step you shouldn’t skip. Toners not only have astringent properties to tighten pores, they often also help to remove excess oil and balance the complexion.
Despite that, toners were left out of many women’s regime in the past because of their reputation of dehydrating and drying out skin.
Thankfully, they have upped their game and these new generation toners do so much more than just work on pores. Many have hydrating properties to keep skin looking fresh and plump, gently exfoliate to smooth the complexion and treat other concerns on top of acne and oil.
We’ve put together a list of the best toners that not only tighten pores and treat excess sebum but are also moisturising enough to plump and refresh, giving you a “pore-less” appearance. Time to slap on these watery wonders!
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, $69
Alcohol-free and suitable for all skin types, this not only tones and cleanses but also hydrates, softens, refines pores and primes your skin for the rest of your skincare ritual. It’s made with rose fruit extract that has astringent properties to refine the look of pores but also stimulates collagen synthesis to help skin look smoother.
Great for sensitive skin, this alcohol-free toner gently accelerates cell renewal to give you a brighter, glowing complexion. It contains ginseng extract to energise and improve circulation, as well as aloe vera to soothe, hydrate and reduce the appearance of pores. After continued use, it leaves your skin tone clearer, and with a more even texture.
Not only does this toner help to tighten pores and brighten skin, it contains a prebiotic from French algae that helps to soothe stressed complexions and encourages skin’s beneficial bacteria to flourish. It also has hibiscus vinegar to purify, protect and boost cell renewal for a healthy, smoother complexion.
Infused with Rose de Granville extract, which is rich in purifying minerals such as zinc, copper and magnesium, this helps rebalance skin, especially in hot or humid weather. It also intensely hydrates, refines skin texture, tightens pores and controls shine for a velvety finish.
This hydrating toner contains both Heartleaf extract and west coast mud to help absorb excess sebum and cleanse pores thoroughly to help minimise the appearance of open pores and leave your complexion matte-looking and refreshed.
A dual-phase pore minimising toner formulated with Amazonian White Clay, it removes excess dirt and toxins from skin while helping to control surface oil and refine the look of pores throughout the day to leave your complexion softer, smoother and with a healthy radiance.
Made with AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) derived from sugar cane, it helps to remove dead and dehydrated skin cells from the surface layer of the skin to target and correct large pores, leaving the complexion more radiant and smoother. It also has witch hazel extract to help minimise excess oil and balance skin.