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What Does Face Toner Do for Your Skin?

Your skin has a lot of needs. From exfoliants to lotions and creams, fighting to maintain your skin health can feel like a never-ending battle. But it doesn't have to be. 

Historically, skincare has adopted a 1:1 framework. For every individual need your skin has, there is a different product to address it. But, as you think of all the different needs of your skin, your skincare products can start to pile up. That’s how you end up with 15-step skincare regimens.

Skincare doesn't have to work that way. 

What if we told you that, for even the most foundational skincare steps, there was a single product that could do it all? 

Introducing Furtuna Skin’s Micellar Cleansing Essense, an all-natural cleanser, toner and essence in one. With this product, you can combine the first three steps of your skincare routine, decreasing the number of products you use each day and expediting your regimen. And the best part? Your skin only benefits from the change! 

If you’re feeling weighed down by your skincare routine, this three-in-one skincare product might be right for you. But before you make the change to Furtuna Skin, it’s important to understand what exactly you’ll gain from our Micellar Cleansing Essence. 

What Is a Face Toner?

Facial toners come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you follow current trends and use naturally-sourced witch hazel serums or take a more individual approach and opt for skincare products infused with rose water or tea tree oil, toning is a key step to any good skincare routine. But, to understand what exactly face toner is, you have to understand its role in your larger skincare routine. 

What Does Face Toner Do?

Think of skin toners as a primer for your skincare. Like you use cosmetic primers before applying your makeup, you need to use a skincare primer before using your skincare products. Skipping this step decreases the effectiveness of your entire skincare routine, so how you use face toner is important. 

Skin toners are the preparation step of your skincare routine. Full of important nutrients like Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, toners lay the groundwork for your skincare by maximizing the benefits of the products to come. Toners’ active ingredients and antioxidant properties support healthy pH levels that help your skin feel as great as it looks.

When in My Skincare Routine Should I Use Toner?

Facial toners build the foundation of your skincare routine, so the earlier you apply them, the better. Because toners are powerhouse products for maintaining your skin’s natural pH balance, they are most effective after using cleansers. 

The optimal pH level for your skin is around 5.5 but anywhere within the range of 4.7 and 5.75 is good, so any products higher or lower might impact your skin's state. Because water has a natural pH of 7, pure water-based cleansers can increase your skin’s pH levels, leading to skin concerns like dryness, general irritation, and even inflammatory conditions like eczema. 

To reduce potential problems, it’s important to use face toners. Using a cotton ball or reusable cotton pad, apply a hydrating toner to your skin after cleansing. Your facial toners should come before any other skincare steps, including serums or treatments for acne-prone skin. 

Why Is Toner Important?

As a preparation product, toner brings your skin’s pH back in balance to make the most of your skincare routine. Toners work with your skin to restore your natural pH, strengthening your skin from the inside out. A strong skin barrier is essential to a healthy and glowing complexion, so take advantage of this important step. Once your barrier has been restored and pH balanced, your skin will be more capable of holding onto other nutrients from your following treatments. Toners help reinforce the skin to make sure you get the most out of your targeted products. 

When Is a Cleanser and Toner in One Better?

The fewer skincare products you use on a daily basis, the fewer resources are spent on packaging. Reducing the number of steps in your morning and nighttime regimen is one of the best ways to build a sustainable skincare routine. But multi-functional products are good for more than just the Earth. 

If you are looking to keep your skincare routine simple, using a skincare product that functions as a cleanser, toner, and essence in one might be the best route for you. Like using a lotion with built-in sunscreen, minimize your skincare regimen by maximizing the benefits you get from a single product. 

Can One Toner Address Multiple Skin Concerns?

Though facial toners are designed for the primary purpose of restoring your skin’s pH, they are made with other natural ingredients that have many additional benefits. Many types of toners feature antioxidants like olive leaf water and skin-replenishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Some formulas also feature salicylic acid and glycolic acid to help prevent breakouts, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of pores. Though toners are only made to do one job, you may find that their all-natural ingredients address multiple skin concerns at once. 

What Are Some Toner Ingredients To Look For?

Toning sets the stage for the rest of your skincare routine, so choosing the right product is key. When selecting a facial toner, pay attention to more than just fancy labels with flashy promises: the true benefits of the skincare product come from its ingredients. 

Olive-Enriched Micelles

You want your facial toner to be refreshing, so choose a product that is naturally hydrating. Micellar water is a natural cleanser and toner that promotes skin hydration while clearing away traces of dirt and residual makeup. When used right, the ingredient is a game changer in any face toner, but not all micellar waters are good for your skin. 

Many micellar waters contain high amounts of alcohol which can cause dry skin. They are also often highly fragranced, which can irritate your sensitive skin. 

Furtuna Skin reduces these skin concerns by choosing only the best Micelles for your skin. Our olive-enriched Micelles are gentle on all skin tones and types. Designed to nourish and refresh the skin as well as balance its pH, our micellar water can help brighten the look of your complexion.

Olive Leaf Water

But the power of olives doesn’t stop there. When choosing a facial toner, look for other olive-inspired ingredients, like olive leaf water. 

Packed with phenols and antioxidants, our organic olive leaf water protects, soothes, and quenches skin with moisture. To amplify your skincare routine, other ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids and tyrosol, powerful antioxidants, help purify, protect, and calm skin. 

Furtuna Skin takes natural ingredients seriously. Our olive leaf water is tested and proven to be up to 3x (300%) more powerful than other olive leaf waters on the market, so you can rest easy knowing your skin is in good hands. 

Is Toner Safe for All Skin Types?

At this point, you must be thinking, “This is too good to be true!” Well, let us assure you, it’s not. 

Not only is Furtuna Skin’s Micellar Cleansing Essence made with only the best ingredients, but it is safe for all skin types!

  • Normal Skin: Without any skin concerns to combat, normal skin gets nothing but benefits from our Micellar Cleansing Essence. Perfect your skincare preparation with this hydrating toner. 
  • Dry Skin: Our Micellar Cleansing serves as a great moisturizer. According to dermatologists, hyaluronic acid helps replenish and maintain skin hydration, and it is present in our Micellar Cleansing Essence to help rebalance the skin's moisture levels. 
  • Oily Skin: If you struggle with breakouts and blemishes, our Micellar Cleansing Essence is the perfect product for you. This skincare product can help shield your acne-prone skin from environmental stressors with natural compounds like polyphenols, flavonoids, and fatty acids.
  • Combination Skin: A natural neutralizer, our Micellar Cleansing Essence works to bring the skin’s pH back. With a newly balanced complexion, you can finally say goodbye to dry patches and excess oil and say hello to an even skin tone. 

The Bottom Line

You don’t need an hour-long skincare routine to have happy and healthy skin. Furtuna Skin understands that luxury skincare doesn’t have to be complicated. To prepare your skin for the best treatment, ditch your old cleanser and choose our Micellar Cleansing Essence for your skin. With this cleanser, toner, and essence in one, transformation is only a step away. 


Natural Skin Surface pH Is on Average Below 5, Which Is Beneficial for Its Resident Flora | PubMed 

Cleansing Formulations That Respect Skin Barrier Integrity | PMC

Polysaccharides | Derm Approved


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