Top Toner picks

I love a good toner to help refresh skin after cleansing, or even as a mild exfoliant. If you've not used a toner before, they are usually of a water consistency, and tend to be used post cleansing (but before moisturiser) to help remove any last traces of make up and refresh the skin.

Traditional toners were full of alcohol and often dried skin out, giving them a bad reputation, but these beauties definitely won't do that!

facial toners

Here are my top toner picks:

Pixi Glow Tonic – This falls into the ‘exfoliating toners’ category and contains small amounts of glycolic acid which help to break down dead skin cells. I use it every other night, dampening a cotton pad and sweeping it over my face. It’s not easy to get hold of, purely as it’s not stocked online, but the Pixi store in London will post one to you if you order over the phone. Full review here. £16 250ml

Apivita Honey and Orange Tonic Lotion* - Perfect for normal to dry skin, this toner is really refreshing, with a fruity scent. Instead of a water base, Apivita use a green tea infusion which helps enhance the antioxidant properties of the product. This toner is free from alcohol, parabens, mineral oils and other nasties, so great for natural skincare lovers. £13 200ml

Elemis Apricot Soothing Toner* – Designed to refresh and calm skin, the Apricot toner is ideal for sensitive skins. It has a slight fruity scent, and I apply using a cotton pad. It leaves my skin feeling really refreshed, but with no dry feeling at all. This is possibly my favourite toner out of all of them here. £21 200ml

Sukin Hydrating Facial Mist - Sukin make a fab range of natural skin care and this toner is fantastic for helping to hydrate skin. It comes with a pump spray nozzle so you can spray directly onto your face (the mist is very fine), before applying serum/moisturiser on top. I also use this sometimes over my makeup for a quick refresh. £8 125ml

Do you use a toner?

*This post contains PR samples. My views are honest as always.


  1. I haven't tried any of these but my favourite toner is Antipodes Ananda :)

  2. I've never really used a toner but the Elemis one sounds gorgeous!!

    Jess xo

  3. I always tend to go for the toners that contain witch hazel, I just love the smell! Saying that, I'm always up for trying something new so will have to check these out when my current one runs out. I love my St Ives apricot scrub so the Elemis one is calling to me!

    1. I think you will love the Elemis one in that case x

  4. Me and my mum use the elemis one and its so "zingy", like the feeling after you've used mouthwash, beautiful feeling.



  5. I love the Elemis toner. I haven't tried the others though. I've just ordered 4 bottles of Bravura London toner, because they have a deal for a free dermaflannel.......it's to stop the OH from pinching mine!!!

    1. I can't believe you ordered 4 bottles...

  6. I really like the Sukin one! Have just finished Green People's one too and can't decide which to get next! The Elemis one sounds lovely :)
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

    1. It really is lovely - very gentle and refreshing x

  7. I love the look of the Pixi Glow Toner, shame they don't stock online!
    I am using ESPA's Floral Hydrate Toner at the moment, it's lovely.

    Lyndsay xx

    1. yes, I wish Pixi would put it online! x


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