Spotlight on skin toners

Skin Analysis
20 Jun 2014

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Unlike the straightforward nature of cleansers and moisturisers, there can often be some confusion surrounding the role of skin toners. But toners are a very beneficial step to your skincare routine, so we?ve put together a guide to highlight the benefits of toners.

What is a skin toner?
A skin toner is a water-based skincare product that is ultra-light, to be used as the second step in your skincare routine (after cleansing and before moisturising).

How toners benefit the skin
Toners work in a number of ways, refreshing the skin after cleansing, providing an additional hit of beneficial ingredients to treat the skin and increasing hydration. It is important that your toner doesn?t contain alcohol, as this will dry out the skin. Good toners (such as the Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic Botanical Firming Toner) also act as a humectant (meaning that it attracts moisture to the skin then keeps it there), to help your moisturiser be absorbed better into the skin.

The Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic Botanical Firming Toner is an alcohol-free toner containing natural active ingredients of aloe vera, chamomile and Japanese green tea to refresh, rejuvenate and firm the skin after cleansing. The inclusion of cucumber extract helps to tighten pores for smooth, revitalised skin.

How to use toner
Toners should be used after cleansing and before moisturising. Depending on the applicator that comes with your toner, you can either spritz it directly onto your face and let the toner absorb into the skin, or pump/pour it onto a cotton pad or your fingertips and gently apply it all over your face. Follow up with your moisturiser as normal.

For more information on the entire Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic skincare range, visit www.claudialouch.com.

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