Are clogged, visible pores and dull skin preventing you from achieving your skin goals? You may want to pick up an exfoliating toner. Exfoliating toners contain ingredients such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHA and BHA) that dissolve dead skin cells and unclog pores. This results in clearer and smoother-looking skin. These products also typically come with hydrating ingredients to replenish moisture in your skin after cleansing. Read on to know which toners are worth buying in Singapore.
The popular Pixi Glow Tonic (SGD48) contains 5% glycolic acid to improve skin texture, while aloe vera and ginseng soothes and energises the skin. It's also formulated with sucrose and fructose to brighten up your appearance. Its hypoallergenic formula is gentle enough to use everyday and suitable for all skin types.
The Ordinary's Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (SGD19) is another exfoliating toner that improves skin tone with glycolic acid. It also contains amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng and Tasmanian pepperberry to nourish your skin. Plus, it's affordably priced so you get a lot of benefits for your money.
philosophy formulated the Microdelivery Resurfacing Solution (SGD63) with 4% AHAs, soothing cica, brightening vitamin C, niacinamide, anti-ageing peptides, and hydrating hyaluronic acid to create a powerful toning concoction that's still gentle on the skin.
Glow Recipe's alcohol-free Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner (SGD52) contains exfoliating polyhydroxy acids (PHA) which are considered the "cousins" of AHAs. Aside from PHA, it contains watermelon extract (to hydrate and soothe), cactus water (for antioxidants and lock in moisture), and hyaluronic acid to help achieve that "poreless", smooth complexion.
You can use the Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner (SGD40) to make visible pores appear smaller. It contains white willowbark extract, a natural source of BHA, to lift away sebum, dirt, and other debris from your pores and skin. Caviar lime extract also helps further exfoliate while moisturising sugarcane squalane prevents skin from drying out.
Want a product that multitasks? The Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum (SGD44) is a toner-serum formula that refines pores, lightens dark spots and controls oil. Its formula is enriched with the powerful blend of niacinamide, Barbados cherry, witch hazel, green tea, and cactus flower. It's also vegan, oil-, alcohol-, and gluten-free. P.S. Read our review on the Fenty Skin line here.
Why choose between AHAs or BHAs when you can have both in one exfoliating toner? The Boscia Resurfacing Treatment Toner (SGD47) is formulated with a 20% Acid Complex comprised of glycolic, salicylic, and acetic acids. It also has a shot of apple cider vinegar to soften any wrinkles and further tone up your complexion.
Tatcha's The Texture Tonic (SGD90) gets its AHAs from fruit extracts, namely apple, grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime, hawthorn, and jujube fruit. Its formula is enriched with pore-tightening niacinamide, calming Japanese mugwort extract, and oil-controlling wild rose. Because of its composition, it's perfect for those with oily and combination skin.
Salicylic acid is the hero ingredient found in the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator (SGD48). The BHA unclogs pores and improves skin turnover, while green tea leaf extract calms the skin and methylpropanediol hydrates.
The Heroine Superfood Glow Toner (SGD44) is packed with 6% mandelic and lactic acids to remove the dull top layer of your skin and build-up in your pores, preparing it for your serums and moisturisers. It's also infused with niacinamide, liquorice root, kombucha, and centella asiatica to brighten, soothe, and hydrate your skin.
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