Toners and Essence may look similar in terms of texture, packaging and application method – but they’re actually two completely different products and steps in a full skincare routine! For those who are unsure about toners and essences , Slayy is here today to break it down for you on what exactly a toner is, what an essence is and why they are different.
Widely used in Western skincare, a toner is used to balance your skin’s PH level after cleansing. Skin’s optimal pH ranges from 4.5-6.2 and it can be thrown off by cleansing, this is because some cleansers tend to be harsher than others hence changing your skin’s PH level, a toner works in a way that it helps neutralize these effects and keep your skin from becoming too dry or oily after you wash your face.
Aside from that, toners help remove any remaining impurities, make-up traces left on your skin after cleansing. It is an essential step after cleansing to prep your skin for the next skincare step.
Here’s two toners we stand by: