15 best toners

Discover a toner that not only keeps skin clean but works that bit harder to protect and nourish 

Toners used to be a refreshing sweep of something vaguely astringent to remove any remaining cleanser and leave skin feeling squeaky clean.

But beauty brands have upped their game in recent years and now offer toners with added skin-transforming benefits. Modern ones like Nars can brighten, This Works helps remove age spots, Ole Henriksen minimises pores, Chantecaille soothes and heals, while Bliss intensely hydrates. We've tried and tested these, and a whole host more, to bring you the best. We guarantee there's something for all skin types.

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Perfect for shiny summer skin, toners sweep away pollution and grime and rebalance the skin to perk up tired dull complexions. Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic is the perfect all-rounder for soothing, refreshing and brightening the skin, while Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose is unbeatable for calming irritated or sensitive skin.

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1. Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, £13.25 for 200ml

2. NARS Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, £22 for 200ml

3. Ole Henriksen Grease Relief Face Tonic, £21 for 207ml

4. Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner, £15.50 for 200ml

5. This Works Clean Skin Refining Toner, £19 for 120ml

6. Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner, £27 for 250ml

7. Chantecaille Pure Rosewater, £50 for 100ml

8. Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner, £21 for 200ml

9. Orico Streetwise Coco Spritz, £18 for 100ml

10. Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner, £2.99 for 200ml

11. ESPA Hydrating Floral Spafresh, £23 for 200ml

12. L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection Velvety-Soft Toner, £2.66 for 200ml

13. Marks & Spencer Formula Daily Care Toner Normal/Dry Skin, £3.50 for 200ml

14. ReVive Balancing Toner, £45 for 180ml

15. Nourish Protect Cooling Toning Mist, £11 for 100ml


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