Is Your Toner Skin Friendly?

Posted by Audrey Kunin, MD There have been 2 comment(s)

Skin Friendly Toner
You can't neglect cleansing and moisturizing your face very long before noticing it's too slick or dry. But you may skip out on the toner altogether because you think your cleanser is enough to remove all the impurities from your skin. Or maybe you simply haven't found a toner that firms your face without drying it out.

One of the biggest downfalls of toners is the dehydration effect. Strong astringents with high alcohol content will remove so much oil that it leaves your skin parched and overly tight.

Litmus Test replenishing toner with glycolic & lactic acid is not your grandma's toner. It goes beyond removing residue and grease to help shed dead skin cells and reveal a more vibrant and healthy looking complexion. The alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) penetrate the skin to help lock in moisture, leaving skin looking more youthful and hydrated!

Your skin's pH needs to achieve an optimum balance to resist irritation. Slight acidity will keep bacteria at bay. The soothing flower extract allantoin in the Litmus Test replenishing toner has a moisturizing, soothing effect that helps protect your skin during the exfoliation process.

Sensitive skin types should look for these natural skin relievers when using products that contain glycolic. Green and white tea extracts gently refresh your skin. These antioxidants work with glycolic and lactic acid to help minimize wrinkles.

Skin also has trouble with the balancing act of moisture, so it's important that your toner has hydrating ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid, already in your dermis, naturally acts as a sealant for moisture. This added component goes the extra mile.

Together, the ingredients create a unique moisture and pH-balancing formula. You get a lot of action in exchange for little work on your end. Swab a cotton ball across your forehead and nose (T-zone is a must) and any other areas that might need balancing. Let it air dry, and your skin is one step closer to becoming balanced and ready for the next step in your skin care routine, moisturizer or your favorite serum such as Wrinkle Revenge ultimate hyaluronic serum.

By Angelica Catalano
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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This post was posted in Acne, Balanced Skin, Blog Posts, Exfoliation and was tagged with toner, pH balanced, Litmus Test

2 Responses to Is Your Toner Skin Friendly?

  • admin says:

    Hi Becky! Litmus test does contain alcohol; however, the formulation contains alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) (the third and fourth ingredients listed) to penetrate the skin to help lock in moisture and hyaluronic acid to help maintain moisture, ingredients that many toners skip.

    Dr. Kunin’s Litmus Test formulations work to balance the skin and maintain that balance. To do so requires many different ingredients all working together to perform their function at the highest level. Litmus Toner is not drying, but is refreshing and moisturizing.

    We hope that answers your question!

    Posted on May 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

  • Becky says:

    You say toners with high alcohol content will leave your skin parched and overly tight. The second ingredient in this is alcohol which makes me think it would have a high alcohol content. Am I wrong?

    Posted on March 9, 2013 at 7:46 am

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