I have a complicated relationship with toner. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. Sometimes it seems necessary, sometimes it seems like a watery waste of money. I’m wishy-washy on this one and still can’t make a decision, using toners on and off whenever they fall into my possession.
If you live by the book on your beauty routine, toners are supposed to be the last step in the cleansing process. They exist to clean any impurities on your skin that weren’t reached by your cleanser, like dust, residue or pollution. A good toner is alcohol-free (duh) and also pH balanced, serving to chill out your skin after a rough cleansing.