When I was younger, I was scared of seeing the words "hydrating" and "moisturizing" in product labels. I've got oily skin, so I assumed that these formulas will leave my face shiny and full of breakouts.
I'm glad I changed my mind because today's formulas are lightweight. Plus, I've learned that hydrating my skin type will help restore the oil-moisture balance. Sebum production would be normal because the skin isn't thirsty. So it won't "think" that it needs to grease up!
Ever since I've used one, I noticed that my serums worked better. I also noticed that my pores look smaller because the skin surface was properly hydrated. I also had that my complexion had a glow that did not look shiny, and it didn't make my skin break out.
Ready to try hydrating toners? Find out more about hydrating toners below:
What is a hydrating toner?
Unlike the toners we're used to, these toners have an essence-like texture. It's thicker, like syrup (sans the stickiness). They're usually loaded with nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin. It hydrates the complexion and preps it for the next steps in your skincare routine.
*Bonus: If you like using actives like AHAs and retinol, a hydrating toner can provide a protective layer of protection. Your skin will be less prone to irritation.
How do you use a hydrating toner?
You won't need a cotton pad to apply a hydrating toner. Simply pat the liquid on your skin and press it so your pores can ~*drink*~ all its goodness. Less wastage!
Best Hydrating Toners To Try For Glowing Skin
Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion
This famous Japanese face lotion is loaded with 4x of hyaluronic acid! It will keep your face soft and glowing without leaving it oily. This could be the product that will help you reach your “glass skin” goals.
Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion, P685, Watsons
Fresh Skinlab Tomato Glass Skin Hydrating Toner
If you want a bright, even-toned complexion, apply this toner to your face every night. This helps remove impurities while boosting the skin's glow. This is great for normal to combination skin types.
Fresh Skinlab Tomato Glass Skin Hydrating Toner, P229, Watsons
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner
This internet-famous hydrating toner promises to soothe tired skin and leave the face feeling soft and looking radiant. This lightweight formula makes it ideal for all skin types! (If you're suffering from a damaged skin barrier, you can add this to your routine to help restore the oil-moisture balance.)
Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner, P620, Lazada
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
A cult-favorite all over the world, this do-it-all toner balances the skin's pH level, removes dirt + oil, and softens the skin. Fun fact: Flight attendants are obsessed with this toner!
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, P1,150, Watsons
In Her Element Petal Skin Rose Toning Essence
This toner has rosewater, antioxidants, and niacinamide to soothe and even out the skin. The gentle formula is great for all skin types.
In Her Element Petal Skin Rose Toning Essence, P875, In Her Element
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum
You'll be simply amazed by this 2-in-1 toner-serum product! It clears pores, fades dark spots, brightens and softens the skin, and fights shine. The best part? It doesn't leave the skin feeling dry and taut.
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum, 1,690, Sephora
Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion
I know the price is steep, but this essence-face lotion is a game-changer! Whether you've got oily or dry skin, this helps clear the complexion and switch on the skin's radiance. Its formula contains probiotics that will help strengthen a damaged skin barrier. It also boosts the properties of your other skincare products.
Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, P3,700, Lazada
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