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Toners, as we know, is applied onto the skin to provide ph balancing effects. Traditionally, they are made with alcohol in order to reduce the appearance of greasiness on the skin.

To avoid damaging the skin as well as over-drying it, more beauty brands today are opting alcohol out of their toners. Additionally, many are filled with skin-loving ingredients and benefits such as skin brightening, skin hydrating, skin calming, and anti-ageing properties.

If you’re in need of a change or want to include one into your skin regime, here are the top alcohol-free toners to consider.

1. Klairs Supple Preparation Toner

Best Korean alcohol-free toner - made with Aloe Vera, suitable for sensitive skin

Price from RM54.00

Klairs’ Supple Preparation Toner is unlike the conventional water-based toner. With that, it has a much thicker, almost gel-like, consistency which rapidly absorbs into the skin.

It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Beta-Glucan to provide a boost of hydration. Also, the toner is infused with various botanical extracts namely Aloe Vera, Centella Asiatic, and Liquorice. Therefore, even the most sensitive skin types would have no issue using it.

2. Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Astringent

Best alcohol-free toner with witch hazel - suitable for combination skin

Price from RM45.00

Witch Hazel is a magic potion to clearer and healthier skin. Cult-favourite Thayers Witch Hazel Toner comes in variations such as the original, lavender, lemon, rose petal, cucumber, coconut water, and unscented.

Due to its high level of healing active ingredients, these natural elixirs are known to cleanse, soothe, heal, and also preserve the skin—even on the most sensitive troubled skin!

3. Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner

Best organic alcohol-free toner from the drugstore

Price from RM27.90

shopping_cart Guardian Malaysia RM27.90 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM29.90

Look no further than the trusty Aussie brand, Sukin, for eco-friendly skincare products. Besides being alcohol-free, this hydrating mist toner is free from most harsh chemicals as well as it’s 100% cruelty-free.

Moreover, the toner comes in a spray bottle which makes it very convenient to use and travel with. If you need a mid-day skin refresher, this toner will do that just as well.

4. Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner 200ml

Best alcohol-free herbal toner

Price from RM55.00

shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM55.00

Kiehl’s popular herbal toner contains Calendula petals, which has antioxidant and antiseptic properties to aid in healing wounds and prevent acne as well. On top of that, Calendula extract also stimulates the production of collagen which simply put, prevents the occurrence of dry and flaky skin while keeping it supple.

5. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

Best alcohol-free hydrating toner - suitable for dry skin

Price from RM203.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM203.00

Fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Toner is not just aesthetically pleasing (it has rose petals swimming in it). It’s actually a highly effective toner that deeply hydrates, softens, smoothes, and refines the pores.

The primary ingredient is Rosewater, which is enriched with balancing, calming, and astringent properties to provide the skin with a nice glow. It also has Rose flower oil to provide nourishment and hydration to the skin. Last but not least, its key moisturising ingredients, Angelica leaf extract and Hyaluronic Acid, helps to keep the skin supple.

6. Innisfree No Sebum Toner

Best alcohol-free toner with salicylic acid - suitable for oily skin

Price from RM55.00

shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM55.00

Innisfree’s No Sebum range best suits those who have concerns about oiliness and acne. The star of this toner is actually Salix Alba Bark Extract, also known as Willow Bark, which naturally contains acne-fighting Salicylic Acid.

So, not only do you keep your acne-prone skin in check, but also also pack your skin with mint and fermented Satsuma extracts to calm irritations as well as fight wrinkles.

7. Pixi Glow Tonic

Best alcohol-free toner with antioxidants - suitable for acne

Price from RM67.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM67.00

This highly raved toner-exfoliator, Glow Tonic by Pixi, is an antioxidant-filled toner that helps protect the skin from free radicals. It contains a solid 5% of Glycolic Acid to gently slough away dead skin cells in order for new ones to resurface. This way, it also prevents a breakout which is caused from trapped dead skin cells and excess sebum produced on the skin.

8. Simple Soothing Facial Toner

Best alcohol and oil-free toner

Price from RM18.77

shopping_cart Guardian Malaysia RM18.77 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM15.95

A vastly-available skincare brand at the drugstore, Simple is recognised for its minimal yet complete range of skincare products. Consisting of kind-to-skin products targeted at most skin types especially sensitive, this Soothing Facial Toner is a safe oil-free, option. You can also be assures that it won’t leave the skin feeling tight or dried out.

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