Celebrity skin care specialist Nurse Jamie Sherrill road tests toners and reveals the truth about them. "Unless you have extremely oily or acne-prone skin, you don't really need to tone," she reveals.
If your skin type does require a toner, Nurse Jamie recommends French brand, Biologique Recherche, which is a "top-of-the-line cult favorite. A-lister celebrity makeup artists swear by this stuff."
For a mid-range option, Clinique's Clarifying Lotion is a good brand that doesn't leave your skin too dry.
An even cheaper option is Alba, which is her drugstore pick for a toner. "It's hypo-allergenic and paraben-free."
Nurse Jamie also says making your own toner at home is inexpensive and works! "All you need is a bottle of witch hazel and non-coated aspirin."
Here is the simple recipe!
- One 16-oz. bottle of witch hazel
- 8 -10 uncoated aspirin (depending on the size of the bottle)
- Dissolve aspirins in the witch hazel
- Shake and mix well