These 13 Toners Are Made For Balancing Combination Skin

Hydrating and oil-controlling in one

It's sometimes hard to find the right skincare products for combination skin. Some formulas are too heavy for your oily areas or not moisturising enough for your dry ones. Having a toner made for combination skin can make all the difference. These combine the oil-controlling effect of formulas for oily skin with sufficient hydration for the normal to dry areas of the face.

 

What to look for when shopping for a toner for combination skin

 

The keywords you're looking for are "balancing", "purifying", and "clarifying". Search for claims such as exfoliating and hydrating. Exfoliating ingredients such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids help unclog pores from excess sebum and other impurities. Hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid will help banish dry, textured areas.

Now that you know what to look for, check out the best balancing toners for combination skin that you can readily find in Singapore.

 

1. Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion

 

Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion

Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion. (hadalabo.com.sg)

 

This pH-balanced toner is formulated with Hatomugi, Bishop’s weed and chamomile flower extracts to calm redness and irritation as well as control any blemish-causing bacteria. It also deeply hydrates the skin with hyaluronic acid.

Why it's great: It's formulated to be low- to non-irritating upon introducing it into your regimen since its formula is free of fragrance, mineral oil and colourants.

It's available at Watsons, Shopee, and iShopChangi for SGD22.90 per 170ML.


2. CosRX Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Daily Toner

 

CosRX Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Daily Toner

CosRX Refresh AHA BHA Vitamin C Daily Toner. (cosrx.com)

 

If your skin is prone to breakouts then consider picking up this toner for combination skin. It's powered by the brand's Golden-Rx Complex to revitalise your skin. It also contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acid or salicylic acid (BHA) to exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores and control acne-causing bacteria.

Why it's great: You can use it to lighten dark spots from previous breakouts since it also contains skin-brightening vitamin C.

You can find it in Singapore through Lazada, Watsons, iShopChangi and Amazon for SGD24.90 per 150ML.

 

3. Dr. Wu Mandelik Pore Refining Essence Toner


Dr. Wu Mandelik Pore Refining Essence Toner 

Dr. Wu Mandelik Pore Refining Essence Toner. (drwu.sg)

 

Does your skin lean to sensitive-prone? This acid-rich toner is gentle enough for daily use. It contains mandelic acid, salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and witch hazel extract that exfoliates the skin, minimises pores, and reduces sebum.

Why it's great: It's infused with glycerin, shea butter, and castor oil to nourish your skin.

It's available in Singapore at the brand’s website, Lazada, Shopee, and Watsons for SGD54.90 per 150ML.


4. su:m37 Secret Balancing Toner


su:m37 Secret Balancing Toner 

su:m37 Secret Balancing Toner. (sum37.com.sg)

 

If you're willing to invest in your toner, the su:m37 Secret Balancing Toner is a good option. It's a gel-type formula that stimulates the skin's cellular turnover to regulate oil production, retain moisture, and improve skin radiance, texture, and elasticity.

Why it's great: The brand also injected Ferm Balance technology into its formula to help with any redness and sensitivity.

You can get your hands on this toner through Lazada, TANGS, Zalora, and Watsons for SGD76 per 150ML.

 

5. Bio Essence Bio-Water Probiotics Dermatologically Tested Biome Balancing Solution


 Bio Essence Bio-Water Probiotics Dermatologically Tested Biome Balancing Solution

Bio Essence Bio-Water Probiotics Dermatologically Tested Biome Balancing Solution. (bioessence.com.sg)

 

This toner for combination skin harnesses the barrier-reinforcing powers of probiotics to improve moisture retention and Bio Water to minimise sensitivity. It also contains Bio Energy Complex that teaches skin to better repair, renew and replenish itself.

Why it's great: It also contains salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells that clog pores and cause breakouts and zinc to help control sebum.

You can find this at the brand’s website, Lazada and Watsons Singapore for SGD24.90 per 100ML.


6. d program Balance Care Lotion For Combination Skin

 


If you find that your skin is highly sensitive and in need of urgent soothing, the d program Balance Care Lotion For Combination Skin is infused with dipotassium glycyrrhizate. This ingredient is highly anti-inflammatory and soothes irritated skin. It also contains tranexamic acid that smooths out texture and prevents dark spots.

Why it's great: It's also made to diminish the appearance of visible pores, which it does by hydrating the skin and rebalancing oil production.

It's available at Watsons for SGD40.90 per 125ML.

 

7. OLE HENRIKSEN Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

 

OLE HENRIKSEN Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

OLE HENRIKSEN Balancing Force Oil Control Toner. (olehenriksen.com)

 

This toner combines three types of acids — salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids —as well as green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts in its Green Fusion Complex™ to bust excess oil and refine pores in one go. It's a gentle facial astringent for when you want to refresh your face post-cleansing.

Why it's great: It also has neem seed oil, which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and can help address dryness and wrinkles.

It's available in Sephora Singapore, where it's priced at SGD49 per 195ML.


8. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 & 3


Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 & 3

Clinique Clarifying Lotions 2 and 3. (clinique.com)

 

Clinique's Clarifying Lotion comes in five variations that are formulated for the different skin types. Lotions 2 and 3 are made for dry-combination and oily-combination skin types respectively. The derm-developed formula helps remove impurities like pollution particles, grime, and dead skin to reveal a more radiant complexion.

Why it's great: This toner contains hydrating, soothing, and antibacterial Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, hydrating sodium hyaluronate, and astringent witch hazel for a three-fold solution to combination skin woes.

Both are available at Sephora for SGD41 per 200ML and SGD57 per 400ML.

 

9. Tatcha The Texture Tonic

 

Tatcha The Texture Tonic

Tatcha The Texture Tonic. (tatcha.com)

 

Need to get rid of some rough texture? The Tatcha The Texture Tonic is packed with AHAs to exfoliate, and niacinamide and Japanese mugwort to help minimise the appearance of visible pores.

Why it's great: It also boasts a fragrant blend of sweet fennel and rosemary oil, which offer sebum controlling properties.

It's available at Sephora for SGD90 per 150ML.


10. Caudalie Vinoclean Moisturizing Toner

 

Caudalie Vinoclean Moisturizing Toner

Caudalie Vinoclean Moisturizing Toner. (en.caudalie.com)

 

Makeup lovers will love this double-duty toner for combination skin. It moisturises the skin and acts as a makeup remover, so you can use it after your cleanser or during the day when you want to remove your makeup or control shine quickly. Its main ingredient is Caudalie's Vinolevure which provides soothing and hydrating action.

Why it's great: It's formulated with organic rose water that helps mattify the skin.

You can find it at Sephora, where it's available in three sizes: SGD18 per 100ML, SGD34 per 200ML, and SGD49 per 400ML.

 

11. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner

 

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner. (glowrecipe.com)

 

Treat your skin to a watermelon shower with the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner. It has watermelon extract which is known for its hydrating and soothing benefits, as well as its vitamins and amino acids that your skin will love. The toner also features cactus water that's rich in electrolytes and antioxidants. These two ingredients work together to keep your skin hydrated and supple.

Why it's great: It contains poly hydroxy acids (PHA), the gentle exfoliating sister to the well-known AHAs and BHAs.

You can find it in Singapore at Sephora for SGD24 per 40ML and SGD54 per 150ML.


12. innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 2X


innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 2X

innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 2X. (innisfree.com)

 

Find that your skin gets really shiny by midday? The innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner 2X is powered by Jeju Volcanic Cluster™ that gives good oil control with every application.

Why it's great: It has micro particles that lift away residual impurities that weren't removed by your cleanser, so your skin is left squeaky clean — in a good way!

You can find this in Singapore at innisfree stores, e-store, Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, and Sephora for SGD27 per 200ML.

 

13. Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Essence Toner - For Combination To Oily Skin


Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Essence Toner - For Combination To Oily Skin

Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Essence Toner - For Combination To Oily Skin.

 

The Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Essence Toner - For Combination To Oily Skin is infused with the PHA Soy-Yeast Complex™ that hydrates, exfoliates, and restores the skin's oil-water balance with every use.

Why it's great: It gives some microbiome-strengthening probiotic action too, thanks to the many fermented ingredients in its formula.

It's available for SGD48 per 160ML at Laneige's e-store, Shopee, and Sephora stores.


(Cover photo from: cosrx.com)


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