Bionic Asks: Do you use toner daily?

by Bionic Beauty on 24.Feb.2010 · 7 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic Asks Do you use a facial toner on a regular basis?

Since I’m a product junkie and am constantly testing something new, I usually have toners in my skin care routine. Right now my absolute favorites are Jeune D’age Organic’s Marin Toner (Bionic Bronnie gives it a raving review here) and plain ole’ all-naturale Witch Hazel. If you’re going to use Witch Hazel, be sure you look for the pure witch hazel. Many of the brands and bottles you’ll see are mostly alcohol… which is just going to dry out your skin. Pure Witch Hazel can usually be found in your natural food stores. Or if you live in Florida, southern California or other areas with a large international/foreign speaking population- check in the international skincare section. And there’s not just Witch Hazel to be found in there… loads of treasures await your shopping treasure hunt… sulfur ointment (for acne), “Florida Water Cologne” (which is actually a great toner, body splash, hair refresher, on & on), Black Ash soap, and many more. I’m trying them as I can. For the record, I’ve spotted these “special skincare sections” in my local Kmart, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and Target!

But back to toners… I know many people think toners are an optional step. And I guess for some people they are. Since I tend to have large pores and am prone to acne, there’s almost always a toner in my skin regimen. I’ll also put a tiny confession in here… if I haven’t worn makeup on a certain day and am tired, I’ll just use a toner to clean my face up before bed. It’s quicker and less hassel (for me anyhow).
But if you’re blessed with normally perfect skin, then you’re probably able to skip a toner… and those of us battling skin imperfections hate you… (just kidding of course, but we are jealous…).

So what’s your favorite toner? Do you use it daily? And if you don’t use toner, why not?


1 Jess February 24, 2010 at 10:56 am

I am a fan of witch hazel. I like to because it does the job and it’s cheap. As a mother of three, and a student cheap is really good for me!

2 Tashi February 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I used to use toner, but have realized it’s not that essential for my skin. I have an acne kit that includes a bottle of toner. I bought the kit because it was a better deal than buying the items piecemeal. So I occasionally *try* the toner, if I feel like it. But up here in the upper midwest, especially in the winter, I don’t need that added skincare step. My pores aren’t usually so bad, regardless of the season. I guess I’m one of the luckier ones?

3 Musetica February 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I haven’t used a toner on regular bases ever. My experience with the few I have tried (Neutrogena-Clean pores was one of them) was that they do nothing else other than drying my face out. However, I got my Jeune d’Age order last Friday and since I decided to fully try this line out, I got their toner, too. I don’t think I will ever be without this toner from now on. It is awesome, I really can feel my face tingling in a very good way and I love the warmth that comes in cheeks after using it. This thing alone impressed me the most out of all 3 Jeune d’Age products so far. I am only on my 5th day of using them, though 🙂 This toner is really worth trying especially since it looks like it will last a while.

4 natasha m February 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I always use tonner. I use Origins tiner and have been for many years. I like the feeling of my skin after toner and you get to see that it is really absolutely clean. I feel it tightens my pores. I have oily skins with larger pore.

5 Wendy February 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Yes, I use Proactive twice everyday! I really notice if I miss a day, my skin can get really oily!

6 Christine Brown February 28, 2010 at 8:47 am

I use toner everyday. I feel that it cleans up my face and gets the rest of the dirt out that my cleanser may have missed. I take a cotton ball and swipe it all over my face 2 or 3 times until it is clean. I like the way my face feels – fresh and super clean afterwards. I use Clean and Clear toner for acne. I haven’t tried other brands, but would like to try ones with witch hazel in them. I just don’t know which ones would be best for me. I do have large pores and acne that I fight everyday. Having a clean face when I go to bed is very important.

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