Looking to add a salicylic acid toner to your anti-acne skincare routine? Good idea!
If you’re not too confident about using a potent serum that has an active ingredient, an effective toner is a good gateway. Introducing your skin to an exfoliant (in this case, salicylic acid) can help your skin get rejuvenated faster and bring you clearer skin.
Is salicylic acid toner effective?
I’m usually not a fan of toners. The exception to this aversion are toners with active ingredients — yup, like salicylic acid toners. Since they have active ingredients, they bring something to the skin other than balancing its pH levels or getting rid of extra dirt or impurities that your cleanser wasn’t able to wash off.
For salicylic acid (which is a BHA or betahydroxy acid), it’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These benefits are particularly great for those who have acne-prone skin. They also exfoliate dead skin cells to help reveal healthy, clear skin.
Can you use salicylic acid toner everyday?
While you may be extra excited to reap the skin-loving benefits of salicylic acid through a toner, it’s important to note that it’s an exfoliator. It sloughs away dead skin cells. Using it more than twice a week exposes you to the risk of irritation. So make sure you don’t overdo it!
Best salicylic acid toners in the Philippines
Now that you know more about salicylic acid toners, here are the ones to consider adding to your routine.
1. SNAILWHITE Glow Potion AHA BHA Toner
Aside from salicylic acid, this toner also has alphahydroxy acids (AHA) that help lift off dead skin cells to reveal bright and clear skin. It’s also enriched with hydrating glycerin and hyaluronic acid. For brightening, it also has niacinamide and ginseng.
2. Paula’s Choice Salicylic Acid BHA Toner
This is perhaps the most popular salicyclic acid toner on the market! It helps decongest your skin and lets it reveal a healthy, clear complexion. It also claims to help strengthen your skin’s barrier and improve the appearance of fine lines in four weeks.
3. Pond’s Acne Clear Pore Conditioning Toner
This salicylic acid toner also has tea tree oil, which works great for acne-prone skin. Reduce the appearance of blackheads and pimples and tighten your pores with the help of this.
4. Oxecure Blackhead Clearing BHA PHA Toner
The 2% salicylic acid in this toner’s formula helps get rid of blackheads and pimples. On top of that, there’s also 4% PHA (polyhydroxy acids) that gently exfoliates, tea tree extract that reduces inflammation, and witch hazel that controls oil.
5. QUICKFX Pimple Eraser Toner
This promises to get rid of your pimples and blackheads in just 7 days with the help of 2% salicylic acid. Brightening the remnants of the pimples is also its mission, carried out with the help of 1% niacinamide.
6. Isntree Chestnut BHA 2% Clear Liquid
Want clearer skin and help the environment? Minimize the appearance of your pores with the help of this salicylic acid toner that also contains upcycled chestnut shell extract.
7. Klued 2% BHA Exfoliating Toner
Soothe while you treat with this exfoliating toner that also contains hydrating vitamin B5 and soothing green tea extracts and allantoin.
8. Garnier Pure Active Toner
Tighten pores while keeping pimples at bay with this toner that contains not only salicylic acid but also HerbaRepair blueberry extract.
9. Caudalie Vinopure Clear Skin Purifying Toner
If you’re a fan of natural ingredients, you’ll love this one that has salicylic acid derived from natural materials. It also has organic rosewater that helps control excess oil and make the skin glow.
10. Farmacy Deep Sweep 2% BHA Refining Toner
Get the brightening effect of moringa and papaya too when you use this alcohol-free BHA toner.
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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.