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Blackhead? Acne? Clean Your Clogged Pores With These 10 Face Toners

Smooth & clear skin all day long!

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Our skincare routine is never complete without toner. A great adjunct that goes after cleansing, toners may seem like water but they’re so much more. They’re packed with hydrogen, oxygen, and other nourishing ingredients to help replenish and prep the skin for absorption of other products after being cleansed by “harsher” cleansers and face wash. One may say toners are not necessary but we swear, our face will just feel so perilously bare without that toners actually do so much for your skincare regime!

Does toner shrink pores?

To put simply, toners are like primers to the skin for other products to come. Aside balancing the skin’s pH level as well as refreshing and moisturizing the face, they’ve many benefits. One known fact is “tightening pores” and making them less visible. But we’ll be frank; toners do not shrink the pores. 

Instead, they do make the pores look visibly smaller. How? Because toners also gently “exfoliate” the skin and clears out extra gunk such as blackheads and sebum (which makes the pores visibly bigger). 

By doing so, it clears debris out of the pores and have them go back to its original size. This  also leads to prevention of ingrown hair so you won’t have to deal with that ache to squeeze your face out! 

Take a look at these face toners that we highly recommend for your pores!

Acwell Licorice Toner

SGD 16.9
1. Acwell Licorice Toner
Best overall toner for pores
Updated on 13th April 2020

Introducing the current hype of face toners: Acwell Licorice Toner. Slightly sticky and watery, this brightening and soothing toner is formulated loads of skin-nourishing benefits such as licorice, peonies, and green tea extract. The formula absorbs within seconds to melt gunk in pores and bring back the skin’s pH after cleansing, leaving it clarified and plump.

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

SGD 116
2. SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
Best toner for pores, wrinkles, and skin textures
Updated on 13th April 2020

Who hasn’t heard of this beloved, exclusive brand? We all know how expensive they are, but they absolutely work wonders. Made to smoothen, balance, and refine the mature skins, this toner improves the skin texture by purifying the pores and removing impurities to give radiance and glow to the face. This toner is for anyone who needs a great pick-me-up, especially in their aging days.

Paula’s Choice Pore-Reducing Toner

SGD 35.00
Paula’s Choice
3. Paula’s Choice Pore-Reducing Toner
Best toner for minimizing large pores
Updated on 13th April 2020

We’ve said that toners don’t exactly shrink the pores but rather minimize their visibility by clearing out gunk that enlarged them. So if you have really “large pores”, Paula’s Choice Toner is a great one for that. 

Made to remove extra makeup debris as well as moisturise and balance the skin with antioxidants, a few sweeps of it with a cotton pad will leave you skin refreshed and clean throughout the day!

Glytone Acne Treatment Cleansing Toner

SGD 38.9
4. Glytone Acne Treatment Cleansing Toner
Best toner for pores and acne
Updated on 13th April 2020

If you have acne-prone skin, this toner may work just for you. Containing 2% Salicylic acid which reduced sebum secretion, Glytone Toner eliminates the skin’s dead cells on the surface while dissolving the excess oil. Penetrating deep to minimise the pores and treating impurities, this solution leaves the skin clear, radiant and purified.

Pixi Glow Tonic

SGD 48
5. Pixi Glow Tonic
Best for pores and oily skin - also for clogged pores
Updated on 29th June 2020

Featuring oil-banishing benefits all thanks to its 5% glycolic acid, ginseng, and aloe vera, Pixi Glow Tonic does a great job at it, especially for those with oily and sensitive skin. The hypoallergenic formula works to nourish, refine and smooth the skin with anti-aging benefits, leaving a glowy face to its users.

Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner Rose Petal

SGD 15.80
6. Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner Rose Petal
Best natural toner for pores
Updated on 13th April 2020

Keep your skin in perfect harmony with Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner. This alcohol-free toner is formulated with witch hazel and rose water to help tone, cleanse, and moisturise the skin. Also enriched with aloe vera formula to hydrate the skin, your skin will definitely glow throughout the day.

Obagi Nu-Derm Toner

SGD 47
7. Obagi Nu-Derm Toner
Best Japanese toner
Updated on 13th April 2020

A popular cosmetic brand in Japan, Obagi Nu-Derm Toner is made to perfectly balance the skin’s pH levels. The toner contains witch hazel to help clear the pores and tighten the skin. Its non-drying formula also contains aloe vera that effectively soothes the skin and reduces irritations while repairing damaged skin.

Simple Soothing Facial Toner

SGD 7.9
8. Simple Soothing Facial Toner
Best drugstore toner for pores
Updated on 8th June 2020
add_circle Contains no alcohol, dyes, artificial perfumes, or other irritants
add_circle No tightness
add_circle Doesn't dry skin
add_circle Lightweight
remove_circle Basic toner, doesn't help with blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, scars

Easily found in any drugstores out there, Simple Facial Toner simply is the bomb. This gentle toner contains a series of skin-loving ingredients to provide a clean, refreshing finish to the skin. Formulated with chamomile, witch hazel, and pro-vitamin B5, this product has got all the nutrients your skin possibly needs.

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner

SGD 47.50
9. Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner
Best toners for pores and redness
Updated on 13th April 2020

A favourite among beauty lovers (and us too!), Kiehl’s Toner is formulated alcohol-free and with calendula leaves as its main soothing ingredient. Enriched with inflammation-fighting allantoin and hydrating burdock root, this product will leave a cooling effect on the skin that you’ll love.

Cosrx Clarifying Toner

SGD 14.9
10. Cosrx Clarifying Toner
Best Korean toner for pores - also for blackheads
Updated on 8th June 2020
add_circle Restore skin texture and tone
add_circle Controls sebum production
add_circle Prevents flaking
add_circle Gentle on the skin
remove_circle Effective for as long as it is used

Korean skincare products, what’s not to love? Cosrx Toner contains AHA and BHAs that are terrific for lightening acne scarring as well as decreasing blackheads which is a big contributor to enlarged pores. 

This product is also reasonably priced and has been proven to help minimize pore sizes by beauty lovers everywhere. A word of advice; it’s best not to use for those with sensitive skin.

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