Looking for a toner to add to your skincare routine? Or are you someone who’s been told you need a toner but don’t know what to pick up? You’ve come to the right place, my friend. I’m here to give you the lowdown on the best toners you can get in the Philippines right now, based on your skin need and budget!
What is a toner anyway?
Here’s a confession: I used to think toners were useless; an unnecessary addition to your skincare routine. It turns out I just didn’t know where to look and were using toners that were not what I needed. So I did my due diligence and discovered these toners that are great for specific skin needs. There are toners for balancing your skin’s pH, exfoliating, hydrating, and more.
And, of course, there are options whether you’re looking to save up or splurge.
The best toners that are available in the Philippines
Face Republic AHA/BHA Toner
Want a toner that will help you reveal your skin’s natural radiance and get rid of blackheads/whiteheads while at it? This toner from an emerging K-beauty brand may just be what you need.
Luxe Organix Power Glow Vitamin C Essence Toner
Ever heard of the cult favorite SK-II Facial Treatment Essence? Well, this one’s believed to be a dupe for that! This toner is packed with galactomyces (the main ingredient of the Pitera complex in SK-II’s essence). What does it do? It strengthens the moisture barrier, evens out dark spots, and more.
Human Nature Acne Defense Toner
Want a toner that can help keep pimples at bay? Ditch witch hazel and go for tea tree instead. This toner has this pimple-fighting ingredient in a pH-balanced and safe-for-sensitive-skin formula.
Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion
While this isn’t technically a toner (lotions are thicker and more potent), I’m putting it here because the way to apply it is similar (its number in the order of your skincare routine is similar too!). This one’s a hydration hero for so many! It’s no wonder it’s a bestseller in Japan where mochi-mochi (soft and supple) skin is the ideal state.
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner
For folks who are sensitive to fragrances, this hydrating toner from Dear Klairs is for you. It doesn’t contain essential oils either. We love a no-fuss product!
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
This toner has gained a cult following because of its extra-hydrating power. Infused with soothing rosewater and nourishing rose oil and packed with hyaluronic acid, this toner that’s pretty to look at will also do pretty things to your skin (hydrate, refine, and prep it!).
Pixi Glow Tonic
This is arguably Pixi’s most popular product, and for good reason. This AHA toner is great at exfoliating dead skin cells and making the skin’s texture more even. It helps you glow too — as the product’s name suggests. (P.S. It works great as a deodorant too!)
COSRx Cica Fit Toner
Want to strengthen your skin barrier enough so you can keep acne far from happening? This toner can help you with that. It’s made with 7 (yes, 7!) Cica (Centella Asiatica) ingredients that soothe, moisturize and strengthen the skin.
ACWELL Licorice pH Balancing Toner
This toner is great for balancing your skin’s pH if you didn’t use a low pH cleanser. But even if you do so, this one’s still a great addition to your routine because it soothes and brightens the skin thanks to licorice water and peony extract.
Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extracted Toner
Get rid of oiliness and keep your skin balanced with this alcohol-free toner from Kiehl’s. This calendula-infused tonic is also great for improving the skin’s texture. On top of that, it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Which of these toners available in the Philippines are you going to try?
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.