Undercover Superhero: The Best Toners For Every Skin Type

Toners may not be a vital part of every skin-care regimen, but we think they're the one product that doesn't get the proper credit it deserves. We use it to remove the makeup and dirt our cleanser forgot, to freshen up mid- day, and to perk our skin up in the a.m.
So, how do you know which toner is the best for you? Well, drier skin types should look for softeners that are alcohol-free and contain skin-soothing ingredients like rosewater and chamomile. Oily skin, on the other hand, requires mattifying formulas that contain witch hazel and lactic acid. All skin types looking for an exfoliating toner should keep an eye out for ingredients like glycolic acid and beta-hydroxy acid.
And with that information in mind, we've rounded up 10 of our favorite toners for every skin type and budget. Click through to see which one your skin is craving.
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Part of Shiseido's brightening system, this softener targets dark spots to reveal a glowing complexion.

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener Enriched, $48, available at Shiseido.

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This one's an alcohol-free toner that will soothe skin without drying it out. We love to use it in the afternoon for a quick skin pick-me-up.

Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner, $6.49, available at Target.
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Based on a 150-year-old formula, this gentle toner hydrates and soothes the skin with centiflora rose petals distilled in spring water.

H. Roberts & Co. Acqua Distillata Alle Rose, $10, available at C.O. Bigelow.
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Lactic acid and golden seal help to minimize pores and breakouts, disinfecting, balancing, and renewing skin in the process.

Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Face Tonic, $30, available at Ole Henriksen.

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Packed with Dr. Brandt's Pores No More magic, this toner helps to exfoliate large pores and give them a shrunken (less visible) appearance.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Poresolution, $35, available at Dr. Brandt.

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Formulated for problematic skin, this toner combines witch hazel and mint to help clarify.

Decléor Mattifying Lotion, $36, available at Decléor.

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Chamomile, witch hazel, and allantoin work together to refresh sensitive skin.

Simple Soothing Facial Toner, $6.97, available at Walmart.
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This therapeutic toner helps to control shine and blemishes while also removing traces of dirt, oil, and makeup.

C. Booth Tea Tree Therapeutic Toner, $8.49, available at Drugstore.com.
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These toner pads work to stimulate rapid cell renewal, deeply exfoliate, and decongest the pores to regenerate the skin and repair sun damage overnight.

Arcona The Solution Pads, $42, available at Arcona.
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Packed with micronized sea kelp, this natural toner helps to promote more even skin tone.

Alba Botanica Sea Kelp Facial Toner, $10.99, available at Alba.