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- Toner base
- Hydrosol base
- Essential oil blends
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- Product FAQs
Toner is a necessary step after cleansing to re-balance your skin's pH level and protect your skin barrier.
Customize it: choose a mildly astringent toner base, (best for normal to oily skin) or a hydrosol for something purely hydrating. Essential oils are optional if you choose a hydrosol. A hydrosol without essential oils is the best choice for sensitive, reactive skin.
Try it in the Starter Skincare Set ($55)
Ingredients: distilled water, witch hazel 86%, essential oil blend of your choice
Witch hazel: Soothing, anti-inflammatory, tightens skin while ridding pores of any lingering dirt or dead skin cells.
Distilled water: Hydrates and re-balances the skin's pH to protect skin barrier function and prevent dryness and breakouts.
Hydrosols are aromatic waters distilled from fresh plant materials. These living cellular waters contain fatty acids, minerals, and other water soluble active nutrients from organic lavender flowers and roses.
Hydrosols can be used as toners, as a wetting agent for your powder cleanser, or as a hydrating step before applying your moisturizer.
This organic rose hydrosol smells like fresh roses, with sweet fruity top notes and a rich, honeyed finish.
Rose is said to help regulate sebum and balance oil production. It has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, making it a soothing choice for acne-prone skin. Rose is said to have skin-repairing anti-aging properties. It's a moisturizer and acts as a humectant to prevent water loss.
All skin-types, especially dry, mature, and acne-prone.
Rose hydrosol's pH is generally between 4.1-4.4, which will help bring the skin to its preferred acidic state, protecting the skin barrier.
This organic lavender hydrosol has a fresh herbaceous floral scent with a sweet honeyed undertone.
Lavender has cooling, refreshing properties, making it a good choice for itchy, inflamed skin. It also has antibacterial properties and will help heal and prevent acne breakouts. It also acts as a humectant to prevent moisture loss.
All skin-types, especially sensitive, reactive skin.
Lavender hydrosol's pH is generally between 5.6-5.9, which will help bring the skin to its preferred acidic state, protecting the skin barrier.
Choose the rejuvenating blend if you'd like to repair, revitalize, and soothe the skin on your face and body. It has a comforting herbaceous floral fragrance.
Rejuvenating blend contains steam-distilled essential oils of: organic neroli, carrot seed, organic helichrysum, organic frankincense, roman chamomile, organic lavender, organic ylang ylang, rose geranium, and sandalwood.
Choose the acne blend if you'd like to target easily congested pores and control and heal breakouts on your face and body. It has a refreshing green, herbal, woody fragrance.
Acne blend contains steam-distilled essential oils of: rosalina, organic lavender, organic frankincense, hemp, rosemary, lemongrass, juniper berry, basil, and vetiver.
Shake: Shake before use to disperse the essential oils evenly.
Option 1: Mist directly onto your skin after cleansing, follow with oil, then Butter or Filter Balm
Option 2, suggested for acne-prone skin: Spray toner onto a cotton ball or reusable facial round and rub over skin after cleansing to remove excess dirt and oil. Follow with oil, then Butter or Filter Balm
Members of the Twinkle Apothecary Patreon community have the option to customize their toner by creating their own essential oil blends, or, by adding premium ingredients like aloe vera, white willow bark, or jojoba oil at no extra charge. Click here to learn more.
Do I really need a toner?
Yes. If you can only add one product to your skincare routine, start with toner. Good skin is all about pH balance, and toner helps your skin barrier layer stay in its preferred, slightly acidic state. This keeps your skin hydrated and allows the good bacteria that live on your skin to thrive and keep bad bacteria and inflammation-causing harmful pathogens at bay. For more information about your skin's microbiome, read this.
Is this good for dry, sensitive skin?
Toner is great for all skin types. Be sure to follow with a moisturizer, always, but especially if you have dry skin. For a less astringent and essential oil-free option, choose a hydrosol base.
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