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If the bottle of facial toner sitting on your beauty counter is filled with alcohol, toss it away immediately. Not only is it drying out your skin, it can also irritate and damage your moisture barrier. Facial toners today are formulated to prep the skin and improve the absorption of serums, essences and creams that come after. 

With clarifying, soothing and hydrating properties, toners can improve and work wonders on the skin, especially acne prone skin. Before you pull the trigger on that fancy bottle of liquid, check out this article to discover the best toners for acne prone skin.

1. Klairs Supple Preparation Toner

Best overall toner for acne skin

Price from RM54.00

add_circle Absorbs well into the skin
add_circle Gentle formula
remove_circle Dry skin users may need to use more product for hydrating effect

Worried about breaking out even more? This gentle toner promises to do away with your spots while balancing the skin's pH levels which is crucial to maintaining a stable skin condition.

Not needing too much of it, the lotion-like consistency absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves your skin feeling moisturised after. Also, the toner promises 20% better absorption and control of oil secretion too!

2. Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

Best Korean toner - suitable for cystic acne and acne-prone skin

Price from RM37.00

If you’re dealing with acne and clogged pores, exfoliation is the key to clear skin. The Cosrx’s AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner is the perfect daily gentle exfoliator that’s suitable even for dry skin types. It contains willow bark water and apple water to gently lift up dead skin cells and sebum to promote clear and smooth skin.

3. Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Astringent

Best witch hazel toner

Price from RM45.00

Although Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera is labelled as an astringent, but trust me, it will not irritate your skin! Formulated with organic, non-distilled witch hazel extract and aloe vera, this toner will soothe and clarify your skin, and it’s all thanks to the antioxidants and antibacterial properties.

4. Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion

Best for hormonal acne

Price from RM56.10

It’s that time of the month and paired with stress and external pollution, your skin isn’t happy. Maintain and improve your skin’s clarity with Hada Labo’s Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion. It’s made with Hatomugi extract and hyaluronic acid to impart moisture and tackle acne.

5. Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Lotion

Best for acne scars

Price from RM50.15

No matter how tempting it is, remember to never pick, squeeze or pop your acne as it will damage your skin’s elasticity and cause scarring. But don’t worry, your scars will fade very soon with Melano CC’s Vitamin C Brightening Lotion. This toner uses pure vitamin C to lighten acne scars, dark spots and fight free radicals.

6. Benton Snail Bee High Content Lotion

Best for aging skin

Price from RM49.90

shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM50.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM49.90

Beauty junkies already know the healing and anti-aging benefits of snail mucin. If you haven’t incorporated snail mucin into your beauty routine, what are you waiting for? The Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin is made with snail mucin, bee venom and niacinamide to repair damaged skin, heal acne and combat aging all at the same time.

7. Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner

Best for acne and oily skin

Price from RM34.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM34.00

Do you go through sheets and sheets of blotting paper on a daily basis? It’s time to give Sunday Riley’s Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner a try. 

Formulated with bentonite clay, marshmallow extract, green tea and Manuka honey, this potent toner can control and mattify the skin’s excess oil while tightening enlarged pores. This unique toner has a cooling gel texture which will slowly melt into a lightweight treatment solution as you apply it on your skin.

8. Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

Best for sensitive skin

Price from RM56.00

shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM56.00

Redness? Irritation? Broken skin? Have no fear, the Soon Jung Relief Toner is here! With an ideal pH of 5.5, this gentle and soothing toner uses Panthenol and Madecassoside to repair and protect your moisture barrier. The formula is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and suitable for skin that is prone to sensitivity and irritation.

9. Swissvita Acne Solution Skin Balancing Toner

Best drugstore toner - suitable for dry skin

Price from RM115.00

shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM115.00

Swissvita’s Acne Solution Skin Balancing Toner is formulated with organic willow herb extract, zinc lactate, penitential and other plant extracts to help combat acne while retaining your skin’s moisture levels. The alcohol-free toner can soothe and improve redness, blemishes and clogged pores.

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