More often than not facial toners are the hidden heroes in your skincare routine, they play a big role in removing any last traces from your cleanser and prepping the skin for the next steps that follow. With added ingredient benefits like exfoliation, hydration and more that can make your toner just as important as the rest of your skincare routine. So how often should you use a facial toner? The answer is every day!


What is a facial toner?

You’ll find toners are generally thinner liquid formats which you would apply to a cotton round (or straight to the face, depending on the toner) and sweep across the face. Your facial toner step will come after cleansing or using a facial mask, aiding in lifting away any lasting debris your cleanser hasn’t caught, makeup and oils trapped on the skin and any last traces of cleanser. 

When choosing your toner look for ingredients which can help elevate and boost your skin. For example, for dull skin lacking in radiance, your skin will love something exfoliating from a glycolic acid toner. For skin that’s in need of a hydrating boost, a moisturising facial mist that has added lightweight nutrients will do it all the world of good.

How often can I use a facial toner?

Depending on which toner you pick and what skin goals you’re aiming for, this will determine how often you’ll use your toner. Take our exfoliating toner to brighten dull skin tone, these will usually contain acids like glycolic, lactic etc. so we’d suggest starting off a few times a week in your evening routine before building up to more regular use, but don’t forget to listen and learn what your skin likes!

If you’ve chosen a hydrating toner, which we’d recommend everyone has in their skincare routine, then this can be used twice daily, morning and evening, in your routine. This will help increase moisture levels in the skin and encourage a smoother base for the next steps in your skincare routine. 


How do I choose the right facial toner for me?

Have a think about what you’d like to see improve in your skin, do some research on the best ingredients to help you and find your toner from there! Or follow our handy facial toner guide to finding your perfect match:


I need exfoliation for my dull, lacklustre skin…

GLOWCOLIC Resurfacing Toner

Harnessing a combination of glycolic, mandelic and lactic acids that help to gently exfoliate away dead skin cells and encourage a more even skin tone and complexion. Our GLOWCOLIC is a great example of a glycolic acid toner and one to begin with in any skincare routine. Alongside this we’ve added Mediterranean extracts of apple, grape, lemon and orange that are rich in vitamin c for added brightness.

My skin needs extra hydration…

TONING ESSENCE Essential Mist Tonic

A favourite amongst the TEMPLESPA assortment is TONING ESSENCE, which has a refreshing ingredient list inspired by the Mediterranean. You’ll find ingredients like tomato, lemon, orange, melon, rosemary, basil, lime, mandarin and ginger to refine and tone the skin in one. Our combination of ingredients help boost the skin’s moisture levels and is a wonderful solution to cooling down the skin on a hot day.


I can get sensitive skin with redness and a compromised skin barrier…

BE QUIET Soothing Milky Toner

If you haven’t met our newest toner yet, it cleverly calms, hydrates and soothes the skin in one, in a beautiful creamy milk texture that instantly absorbs into the skin. With our added prebiotics that help support a healthy skin microbiome (no more flare ups and unhappy skin!), niacinamide to improve collagen levels for plump skin and Alpine rose to aid in reducing skin stress and inflammation. It’s a perfect addition to your evening skincare routine to help soothe and settle the skin before bed. 


Do I really need a facial toner for my face?

If you’ve reached this far and still aren’t sure about having a toner in your routine, then the answer to this is YES! A toner is an essential party to ensuring all of your skincare routine and products are working to the best of their abilities.