Never underestimate the importance of the right toner in your skincare routine. Although it can seem unnecessary, toners actually play a very important role. Not only does it help cleanse off residual dirt or impurities, but it also rebalances your skin’s pH level that may be disrupted by your cleanser.

Toners can serve multiple functions such as exfoliation, rehydration or moisture balance, depending on the type of toner used. In fact, using the right toner will definitely help your skin to reap the most benefits from your skincare regimen. Serums and moisturizers will also absorb better if you use them after toning your skin. 

Scroll through some of our top picks below to find the toner that best complements you!

1. Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner

Best Korean toner for dry skin
Price from SGD24.99
Hermo Singapore SGD24.99

If your main concern is hydration, then look no further than this toner. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan and aloe vera extract, it supplies long-lasting hydration to your skin without causing any irritation. There is also vitamin E, centella asiatica extract and licorice root extract to calm and soothe the skin. Its non-irritating formula will suit those with sensitive skin types as well.

2. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

Best for large pores
Price from SGD28.90
Sephora Singapore SGD38.00 Lazada Singapore SGD28.90

Infused with rose extracts, this aesthetically pleasing toner has mild astringent properties that helps refine the appearance of pores. It will thoroughly cleanse the skin’s surface of any residual dirt and impurities, while also moisturizing the skin with soothing rose water and hyaluronic acid.

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3. By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

Best acid toner – suitable for exfoliation
Price from SGD32.00
Qoo10 Singapore SGD32.00

Use this hydrating and gently exfoliating toner to maintain a healthy and refined skin texture. Mandelic acid is a rising star in the beauty industry, as a type of AHA that is known for being anti-inflammatory and sensitive-skin friendly. The toner also contains hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica extract to keep your skin well-prepped for your next skincare step.

4. Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner

Best for blemished skin
Price from SGD35.96
Hermo Singapore SGD35.96

Hydrate, soothe and heal your skin all with this K-beauty toner. It features centella asiatica extract and witch hazel extract to soothe irritated and damaged skin. There’s also allantoin, panthenol and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and provide a moisture shield for your skin. The gentle and non-aggravating formula will help strengthen and repair blemished skin without causing any further irritation.

5. Clinique Twice a Day Clarifying Lotion 2

Best for dry combination skin – suitable for mattifying
Price from SGD39.00
TANGS Singapore SGD39.00

If your skin is on the dry-to-combination side, then this Clinique toner is made for you. While gentle and hydrating enough for dry skin, it also provides clarifying benefits to help minimize excess sebum, get rid of dead skin cells and keep your pores clean. The formulation includes menthol, witch hazel extract and hyaluronic acid to give you balanced and smoother skin.

6. Eau Thermale Avene Gentle Toning Lotion

Best drugstore toner
Price from SGD37.70
Watsons Singapore SGD37.70

A soothing, oil-free and alcohol-free formula, this toner is made to hydrate and protect the skin against external pollution. Besides balancing the skin’s pH levels, it contains natural silicates that to form a protective barrier, and Avene’s signature thermal spring water to soothe and moisturize the skin. It is a hypoallergenic toner that will suit those with sensitive skin as well.

7. Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner

Best cheap and affordable toner
Price from SGD10.90
Watsons Singapore SGD10.90

Get a whopping big bottle of toner without skimping on benefits either! This Japanese toner uses coix seed extract, commonly known as Job’s Tears, to nourish and hydrate the skin. The extract is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins which gives antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has licorice root extract to soothe the skin.

8. Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner

Best for acne
Price from SGD13.93
Hermo Singapore SGD13.93

Having dry but acne-prone skin can be frustrating, but this toner will definitely help your situation! It contains salicylic acid to help manage blemishes and pore congestion while providing hydration with aloe vera extract and hyaluronic acid. 

On repairing damaged skin, the toner also has snail extract which has wound healing properties, as well as antioxidant-rich arginine that helps with collagen production.

9. Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist

Best toner mist
Price from SGD25.00
Sephora Singapore SGD25.00

A fuss-free way to get soft and hydrated skin is by spritzing this coconut water-based mist. Using 100% all-natural ingredients, this toning mist has the goodness of hibiscus flower extract and antioxidant-rich rose flower extract to give you an even skin tone. 

So essentially, it reduces redness and protects your skin from radical damage. It also includes other botanical ingredients such as aloe vera extract for added hydration and witch hazel extract to help manage skin troubles.

10. Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner

Best organic toner
Price from SGD39.90
Shopee Singapore SGD39.90

Made entirely of organic and natural-origin ingredients, this essence-like toner is deeply hydrating even for those with very dry skin. Rather than a water base, the toner uses an aloe extract base that is combined with galactomyces, oat kernel extract, argan oil, and other botanical ingredients. 

While the texture is thicker than regular toners, it still absorbs quickly into the skin to give an instant plumping effect.

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