Are Tones Really Necessary or are they Money Grabbers?
In the past toners have gotten a bad rap – old school toners contained alcohol which was really just stripping your skins natural barrier. Well, toners have come a LONG way since then and they are not something that should be over looked when you are putting together your skin care regime!
While one of the purposes of toner is to provide additional cleansing to your skin, they should also contain active ingredients such as Antioxidants to help nourish and replenish the skin. Alpha hydroxy and Beta hydroxy acids are great for promoting cellular turnover, which is key for almost all skin care concerns. These exfoliating ingredients help to slough off dead, dull skin cells not only revealing smoother, brighter and more hydrated looking skin, but this this process also allows your power packed serums to penetrate deeper into the skin, effectively making your skin work smarter NOT harder towards the unique skin care concern you are addressing.