Toners for people with oily skin are important to use after cleansing with a gel cleanser to dry up any excess oils before they come to the surface. Like myself, a lot of people get oily in their T-Zone area. Use of a toner for oily skin really helps absorb the oils in that area so I don’t get that nasty shine by the end of the day. Here are a few of my favorites.
Clarins – Toning Lotion with Iris
$26 for 6.8oz
Alcohol-free toner — with purifying Iris and Sage extracts — removes every last trace of cleanser, leaving combination and oily skin types clean and perfectly radiant. Skin-balancing formula tones and tightens pores, while helping to normalize surface oils.
Dermalogica – Multi-Active Toner
$39 for 8.4oz
Light facial toner spray hydrates and refreshes. I much prefer the spray so I can spritz it on throughout the day to absorb any oil in my T-Zone. Help condition the skin and prepare for proper moisture absorption when you spritz over skin after cleansing, and before applying your prescribed. It’s a great make up setting spray!
$35 for 6.7oz
Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner absorbs excess oil on the skin’s surface without stripping away essential moisture, mattifying and softening the skin while minimizing the appearance of pores. Umbrian Clay, Fresh’s proprietary ingredient, has a high mineral content that helps purify and clarify the complexion. Cinnamon bark and burnet root extracts help clarify combination to oily skin. Lavender floral water helps tone and balance.
PCA – Smoothing Toner
$34 for 7.0oz
This toner is formulated with aloe, as well as lactic and citric acids, to refine pores, remove superficial dead skin cells, and leave the skin smooth and clear. An alcohol-free formula clears debris without over-stripping skin. A blend of botanicals provides astringent qualities to reduce the appearance of pores and calm the skin.
Olehenriksen – Balancing Force Oil Control Toner
$26 for 6.5oz
This concentrated facial astringent effectively removes excess oil and refines pores—without stripping skin. It’s formulated with Green Fusion Complex, a proprietary blend of potent active botanicals—green tea, eucalyptus, algae (kelp) and Irish moss extracts—with natural antiseptic properties. With a powerful blend of both BHA and alpha hydroxy acids—salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids—and neem seed oil, its gentle clarifying action helps unclog, purify and minimize the appearance of pores. This refreshing toner features an energizing eucalyptus-peppermint scent. Instantly, the complexion is fresh and invigorated with a matte, healthy-looking
Mario Badescu – Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion
$18 for 8.0oz
The Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion rejuvenates and refreshes congested skin. Powerful alpha hydroxy acids combine to provide dual-action exfoliation, featuring Glycolic Acid and AHAs found naturally in Grapefruit Extract to help purify pores and encourage healthy skin cell turnover. Regular use helps rid the skin of dulling, pore-clogging dead skin cells and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and discoloration. Oily skin is left thoroughly cleansed and revitalized.