Facial Mists vs Toners - what's the difference

While both facial mist and toner, share some similar benefits, their roles in skin care regimen differ. Now that toners are available in spray bottles too, they cause a lot more confusion. 

Simply put, toners are astringents which help deep clean and shrink your pores, and facial mists contain nourishing oils that keep the skin hydrated and moisturized, but they do nothing for your pores.

While facial mists are simply sprayed on face to refresh the skin throughout the day, or on top of the makeup to set it, toners are often applied with a cotton ball after cleansing the face.

Order of application:

Cleanse → Tone → Moisturize → Prime → Makeup → Face Mist

Alcohol is usually found in toners for oily skin to dry out the skin, so we’d suggest to not use those excessively because it will over-dry your skin.

Choosing a toner for your skin type:

For sensitive skin – choose an alcohol-free toner with AHAs like glycolic/lactic acid 

For normal to combination skin – look for ingredients like Coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, vitamin C

For acne-prone skin – look for salicylic acid-based toner


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