Guest post by Sanchita D
As a part of the daily Cleansing-Toning-Moisturizing routine, toners are a very important part of skin care. But they are treated with lesser than usual importance. One of the main uses of toners is to make the skin look smooth and tighten the pores. However, since dry skin beauties are not faced with the problem of open pores, they have the tendency to neglect it. Toners are very important to balance the pH level of the skin so that the skin neither looks dry nor oily. Further, they also aid in removing residual layers of makeup and renew the skin. Dry skin requires mild toners which are mostly alcohol and perfume free. Therefore, let’s see the 10 best options for toners for dry skin available in India.
1. Aroma Magic Aromatic Skin Toner – Price: INR 170 for 220ml
This is one of the best budget friendly skin toner that you can find in the Indian market today. Aroma Magic is a well-known brand, popular for making harsh chemical-free products that are gentle on the skin. It will nicely tighten the pores and yet feels gentle on the skin. It hydrates the skin without being greasy and also doesn’t cause breakouts. The skin balancing formula works really well and it is also blessed with certain herbs that soothes irritated skin.
2. L’Oréal Paris White Perfect Whitening & Moisturizing Toner: Price: INR 499 for 200ml
L’Oréal Paris, as a brand, is as good with skin care as makeup products. This Whitening & Moisturizing Toner is a perfect pick for dry skin beauties as it is enriched with pro-exfoliatine – an advanced peeling agent, which actually smoothens out the skin. The product also, with regular usage, removes the dark spots and pigmentation from the face. This is due to the presence of Vitamin C that regulates the melanin production of the skin itself. Further, it is dermatologically tested and will also work for sensitive skin.
3. Lotus Herbals Rosetone Rose Petals Facial Skin Toner: Price: INR 265 for 100ml
Lotus Herbals is one of the best budgeted brands for skincare in India and for toning dry skin, one can surely pick up the Rosetone Rose Petals Facial Skin Toner. The soothing and effective influence of rose on the skin clarifies and cleanses in the gentlest way possible and also balances out the pH level. It also consists of various nourishing ingredients like tulsi and aloe vera, apart from rose petals. The most important thing is that the toner is alcohol-free which is why it will suit dry skin and revitalize it as well.
4. Votre Botanical Toning Mist: Price: INR 800 for 100ml
Votre products are non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic and 100% botanical i.e. made with vegan extracts. This mild toner which is paraben-free and cruelty-free, has a combination of botanical complexes and flower extract that tones the dry skin well, softens it and leaves a protective barrier that shields it from pollution. It is comprised of aloe vera, cucumber, liquorice, ginger extract and grape seed extract which tones and brightens the skin.
5. Biotique Bio Honey Water Clarifying Toner: Price: INR 175 for 120ml
If you are on budget and looking for a toner for dry skin, Biotique Bio Honey Water Clarifying Toner is another one to be picked. It is made with the goodness of Pure Honey, Aloe Vera, Manjishtha, Nutgalls, Carrot, and Sandalwood and without any harsh chemicals. It will calm the skin from irritation and is one of the best picks for summers and monsoons. Also, it clarifies the skin from pollutants and tightens the skin (although the effect doesn’t last too long). It has an invigorating smell and works great as a daily usable toner.
6. The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner: Price: INR 895 for 200ml
TBS never fails when it comes to skin care and is a brand you can trust blindly. The price range is surely a bit high, but the products are outstanding. The Vitamin E Hydrating Toner, as the name suggests itself, is the best for dry skin, which excellently removes the residual makeup layers and greasiness but without stretching out the skin or irritating it. Thus, the skin left behind is soft, supple and smooth. It is rich in antioxidants that reduces early signs of ageing and gives a proper boost of hydration which is required by dry skin.
7. Clarins Extra Comforting Toning Lotion: Price: INR 2895 for 200ml
Clarins Extra Comforting Toning Lotion comes with a hefty price tag, but surely lives up to it. It is a non-drying, alcohol-free toner, especially for dry and sensitive skin. It feels very gentle on the skin, removes layers of dirt and grime and brings forth a new glow and softness. It has s slightly moisturizing quality and thus keeps the skin hydrated. The smell is beautiful and refreshing and has the goodness of aloe vera, glycerin, linseed oil, castor oil in it.
8. Thalgo Cocooning Tonic Lotion: Price: INR 1380 for 250ml
Thalgo Cocooning Tonic Lotion is another high end toner for dry skin. It works as a mild one and helps the sensitive skin as well. The main reason is because it is free from artificial colours, silicones, parabens, propylene glycol and mineral oils so it won’t irritate the skin. Further, it has been enriched with red algae and date extracts and effectively tones and hydrates the skin. It also removes any traces of impurities and tightens the pores.
9. Forest Essentials Facial Tonic Mist Panchpushp: Price: INR 650 for 100ml
Forest Essentials surely deliver the best skincare with Ayurvedic ingredients. The Facial Tonic Mist Panchpushp is made from floral water, which comes from the condensation collected during steam distillation of flowers when extracting essential oils and thus retains the purest form in itself. It brings about a glow on the face along along with tightening the pores and making the skin look fresh and hydrated at the same time. The packaging is extremely convenient to use and the product has a relaxing fragrance.
10. Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner: Price: INR 1450 for 250ml
This Ultra Facial Toner from the house of Kiehls is another beauty for dry skin. It is tremendously mild on dry and sensitive skin and is loaded with effective emollients like Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, and Vitamin E. These ingredients tone the skin and hydrate it commendably and also balance the pH level of the skin. It is extremely comforting for the skin and one of the best toners for the dry skin.