I was recently wandering through Target (which I basically do on any every other day basis) when I finally found the Pixi Glow Tonic Toner I've been looking for for what feels like forever. I've heard rave reviews about it from all of my favorite beauty bloggers, but my store was always out of stock and I've been #toolazy to order it online. Plus it contains 5% glycolic acid which is amazing for the skin, but not pregnancy friendly. So you can imagine my excitement when I was finally able to get my hands on it and give it a try! After using it for a few weeks now, I'm happy to report that it's awesome and I highly recommend it.
I consider toner a must have in my beauty regimen. I apply a little bit on a cotton ball and use it right after I wash my face and before my lotions & potions (see how I layer my products here). It gets the rest of the leftover makeup off of your face and just helps it feel cleaner. I tend to have dry skin so I try to stay away from toners that contain alcohol in them as they will just dry things out even more. Here are my top four favorite toners, in no particular order!
ONE | Arcona Triad Toner Pads: Well why not start with my favorite anyway?! I love these toner pads. My skin always feels so super soft and smooth and looks brighter after using them. I swear it helps with the redness that I deal with in my skin. The cranberry scent is strong, but it's fresh and I enjoy it. The pads always seem to be included in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale which is when I like to stock up and I find that they're so saturated that I use one side of the pad at night and the other side in the morning which also saves money!
TWO | Pixi Glow Tonic Toner: The toner that inspired this post! As mentioned above, I love it specifically for the glycolic acid which exfoliates the skin and promotes a toned, smooth complexion. It's also alcohol free, hypoallergenic and paraben free - all great for the skin. Not crazy about the scent, but it's nothing that will make me stop using it.
THREE | Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner: I have been using this for forever and will always have a bottle on hand, especially in the winter. It's so gentle on the skin and soothing. The aloe vera is said to reduce irritation and redness which is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin (me). There is really no scent at all and you can't beat Mario Badescu prices.
FOUR | Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner: This one is probably my least favorite of the bunch. I do like it, but it's nothing special - actually the reason I tried it is that it's one of the few toners that comes in a small travel size and I bought it for our Colorado trip. As with all Kiehls products, it's made with quality ingredients and I find that it really helps keep my skin moisturized. This one also has no scent.