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Top 10 Best Toners in the Philippines 2020 (Thayers, Cosrx, and More)

A long time ago, toners used to be these astringents chock full of alcohol. They stung and dehydrated our skin–all while removing the excess oil and sweat off our faces. The toners nowadays are much more versatile and can cater to different skin types; they no longer just cater to oily, acne-prone skin.

The K-beauty market has also introduced several types of toners, making it quite a challenge to choose. In this article, you’ll find out how to choose a toner for your skin type and concerns.
  • Last updated: 07-15-2020
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What is a Toner?

What is a Toner?

With the advent of K-beauty, our view of toners have drastically changed. It’s applied immediately after cleansing the face, in turn, restoring the moisture that was washed away. 


Toners have a water-like consistency, but, of course, it isn’t just water. It contains a lot more beneficial ingredients. Depending on the formula of the toner, they can take away remaining impurities, hydrate your skin, and restore your skin pH balance. Recent products have multi-tasking formulas to target various skin concerns.

How to Choose a Toner – Buying Guide

To find a great toner, you first need to understand what your skin needs.

Choose Based on Your Skin Type and Concerns

People can have similar skin types, but no one has the same skin. We all have our own skin concerns we’d like to deal with, so finding the right formula is important. Below, we’ll discuss which ingredients are best for each skin type.

Oily, Acne-Prone Skin: Sebum Regulators Like Salicylic Acid and Witch Hazel

Oily, Acne-Prone Skin: Sebum Regulators Like Salicylic Acid and Witch Hazel

Oily skin tends to come with other skin concerns like enlarged pores and acne, which are mainly caused by excess sebum production. To counteract this, look for toners that contain salicylic acid and witch hazel, as these regulate sebum production


Bentonite clay is another great ingredient because it can control shine and purify the skin, allowing your pores to breathe. Astringents, toners which contain alcohol, are also a good choice. They refine pores and prevent impurities from entering, so pimples can’t form.

Dry Skin: Deeply Hydrating and Nourishing Ingredients Like Fermented Yeast and Amino Acids

Dry Skin: Deeply Hydrating and Nourishing Ingredients Like Fermented Yeast and Amino Acids
Dry skin can be dull and flaky. Dry skin needs deeply hydrating and nourishing ingredients like fermented yeast and amino acids. Pearl extract is an antioxidant that also brightens the complexion. If you have dull skin, toners that contain papaya extracts and lactic acid, which exfoliate, are also a good choice.

Most importantly, people with dry skin should avoid toners that contain alcohol, salicylic acid, and witch hazel, as these will dry and irritate the skin.

Combination Skin: pH Balancing Ingredients Like Glycolic Acid and Vitamin E

Combination Skin: pH Balancing Ingredients Like Glycolic Acid and Vitamin E

People with combination skin face various skin concerns. They can have both an oily T-zone area and dry patches elsewhere. Clogged pores and breakouts are also no strangers. 


Harsh formulas can dry out the skin and potent ones can cause breakouts or irritations. Toners for combination skin should be able to balance out your skin by removing excess dirt and oil while hydrating it.

Combination Skin: pH Balancing Ingredients Like Glycolic Acid and Vitamin E

Natural acne-fighting ingredients and gentle exfoliants, such as willow bark, witch hazel, and gentle acids, are also perfect for combination skin since they’re effective without being too harsh.


For the dryer parts of the face, don’t just focus on moisturizing it. Acne-safe ingredients like rose water, aloe vera, and glycerin help restore the skin’s pH balance while smoothening and softening it. Vitamin E and glycolic acid are also other ingredients that can restore natural pH of the skin.

Sensitive Skin: Skin-Calming Botanicals Like Calendula Extract and Chamomile

Sensitive Skin: Skin-Calming Botanicals Like Calendula Extract and Chamomile
Sensitive skin is easily irritated, so using toners the soothe and calm it is key. Ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile are just some examples of skin-calming botanicals. Calendula extract, which comes from the petals of marigolds, has been used for hundreds of years to treat redness, inflammation, or stressed skin.

Honey, a natural antibacterial, not only treats acne but also calms and moisturizes the skin. For sensitive and oily skin types, grapeseed oil is a godsend. It keeps the dry parts moisturized and keeps the oil at bay. Some natural ingredients to avoid are lavender and rose oil, which may irritate your skin.

Mature Skin: Exfoliating and Skin Renewing Alpha-Hydroxy Acids Like Glycolic and Citric Acid

Mature Skin: Exfoliating and Skin Renewing Alpha-Hydroxy Acids Like Glycolic and Citric Acid
Our skin’s regeneration process slows down as we age, so using products that exfoliate dead skin and stimulate skin renewal is important. We’ll need to buff away dead skin cells to reveal nice, glowing skin, and the perfect ingredient for the job are AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids). AHAs are effective enough to remove dead skin cells, but gentle enough to be used daily.

AHAs work mainly as an exfoliant. The allow the dead skin cells to come off, which then allows the regrowth of new skin. It may also promote the production of collagen and elastin bringing back a youthful glow. Some examples of AHAs are lactic acid, malic acid, glycolic acid, and citric acid.

Top 10 Best Toners to Buy Online

That must have been a lot to process, but hopefully, you’ve gained a better understanding of toners! It’s now time to introduce the best toners you can get online in the Philippines.
1

ThayersWitch Hazel Toner Alcohol-Free

₱695

Volume355 ml
Skin TypeOily, Acne-Prone Skin
2
Volume340 ml
Skin TypeAll Skin Types
3
Volume150 ml
Skin TypeOily, Acne-Prone Skin
4

Mario BadescuGlycolic Acid Toner

₱1,340

Volume236 ml
Skin TypeDry, Mature Skin
5

GarnierMicellar Water Blue - Mattifying Toner

₱257.44

Volume525 ml
Skin TypeOily, Acne-Prone Skin
6
Volume
Skin TypeAll Skin Types
7

CliniqueClarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator 1

₱1,600

Volume200 ml
Skin TypeDry, Oily, Combination Skin
8
Volume150 ml
Skin TypeNormal, Dry Skin
9

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner

₱695

Volume250 ml
Skin TypeOily, Acne-Prone Skin
10

Hada LaboHydrating Lotion

₱750

Volume170 ml
Skin TypeNormal, Dry, Combination Skin

Compare the Best Toners

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1
Thayers Witch Hazel Toner Alcohol-Free 1

Thayers

2
Son & Park  Beauty Water 1

Son & Park

3
COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner 1

COSRX

4
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner 1

Mario Badescu

5
Garnier Micellar Water Blue - Mattifying Toner 1

Garnier

6
Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic 1

Pixi by Petra

7
Clinique Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator 1 1

Clinique

8
Mamonde Rose Water Toner 1

Mamonde

9
The Body Shop  Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner 1

The Body Shop

10
Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion 1

Hada Labo

Name

Witch Hazel Toner Alcohol-Free

Beauty Water

AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

Glycolic Acid Toner

Micellar Water Blue - Mattifying Toner

Glow Tonic

Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator 1

Rose Water Toner

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner

Hydrating Lotion

Features

Calm Irritated, Acne-Prone Skin

Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize while Restoring Your Skin’s pH Balance

Gentle Daily Exfoliating Toner for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Exfoliate and Refresh Dry Skin with 2% Glycolic Acid

3-in-1 Skincare in a Bottle for the Busy Women or the Lazy Girls

Say Goodbye to Excess Oil and Impurities

Reveal Smoother, Brighter Skin with this Exfoliating Toner

Soothing and Hydrating 90.97% Rose Water Toner

Fight Acne with Tea Tree

Effective Hyaluronic Acid Toner

Price₱695₱1,100₱680₱1,340₱257.44₱1,050₱1,600₱449₱695₱750
Volume355 ml340 ml150 ml236 ml525 ml200 ml150 ml250 ml170 ml
Skin TypeOily, Acne-Prone SkinAll Skin TypesOily, Acne-Prone SkinDry, Mature SkinOily, Acne-Prone SkinAll Skin TypesDry, Oily, Combination SkinNormal, Dry SkinOily, Acne-Prone SkinNormal, Dry, Combination Skin
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Summary

With skincare continuously evolving, toner has become a necessary step in our everyday routine. We hope you’ve found something to your liking, and most importantly, something that matches your skin. The journey to healthy skin is just a toner away.

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