Everything you need to know about Face Toners

After years of being ousted to the back of the shelf, out of fashion and labelled as ‘drying’ or in the worst case ‘stripping’, old school face toners have undergone a transformation and these modernised versions are now worthy of a place in your skincare routine.

All about face toners

Today’s toner formulas are far more sophisticated and advanced than the outdated astringent versions you may have used in the past. Not only do they boast a ton of skincare benefits (hydration, boosting exfoliation, revitalising and brightening for example), toners deliver active ingredients straight to your face. La Clinica’s toners are either acid-based (to exfoliate and resurface) or hydrating (to lock in moisture).

If you’re curious as to why you should use a face toner or how to find the right one for you, keep reading. We’re very much back on the toning bandwagon.

What is a face toner? 

A face toner is a liquid that has the same consistency as water and is designed to thoroughly cleanse the skin, nourish, condition and prepare your face for other skincare products, helping them sink in better. Traditionally, toners didn’t have the greatest rep as they were quite astringent, drying and used left the skin feeling tight and dry. Instead, today’s modern toners are much improved with skin left feeling soft, fresh and nourished. 

Why use a facial toner? 

Today’s toners are multi-functioning and are rather useful in a routine. There are a number of benefits when it comes to adding a toner or mist into your regime. These include: 

  • Thoroughly cleanse skin - your toner will ensure that any last bit of oil, dirt or pollution that your cleanser didn’t remove is taken away 
  • Balance skin’s pH - toners help with rebalancing your skin after a cleanse
  • Added hydration
  • Boost exfoliation - depending on the toner you choose, it might gently refine the skin for a smoother texture and more refined look
  • Prepare skin for other products - other products like serums & moisturisers will sink in easier and quicker after using toner



The best exfoliating facial toners Australia

Resurfacing Facial Toning Mist with Glycolic Acid

The Resurfacing Toning Mist is a daily skin maintenance toner with a combination of hydroxy acids, and hydrating and soothing plant extracts to gently exfoliate and restore a vibrant complexion. Formulated with both Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C, this toner helps adjust skin’s pH after cleansing, tackle blemishes, pigmentation, enlarged pores, and even wrinkles. Perfect for daily use with a gentle level of AHA, skin appears resurfaced, with a smoother texture and tone.

With Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Lactobionic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Vitamin C, Licorice and Camomile Extract.


Shop the Resurfacing Facial Toning Mist with Glycolic Acid


Features of the Resurfacing Toning Mist: 

  • Formulated with glycolic acid & vitamin C
  • Improves skin radiance and offers visibly improved clarity
  • Creates a smooth base - great under makeup.
  • Brightens the appearance of hyperpigmentation and skin’s overall look.
  • Hydrates and soothes

3 ways to use our Resurfacing Facial Toning Mist with Glycolic Acid

There are even more ways to use a toner than you previously thought, making mist toners a versatile little product for both summer and winter, in the comfort of your home or on-the-go. Here are 3 different ways to apply the Resurfacing Toning Mist:

  1. As a gentle exfoliating toner - after cleansing, spray onto reusable cotton pad, dab or wipe gently over face avoiding eye area, apply rest of skincare routine. Glycolic acid and Vitamin C help smooth and brighten skin.
  2. As a body spray for helping prevent body breakouts e.g. bacne
  3. As an on-the-go refreshing mist - glow and go! Skin appearing dull as the day goes on? Refresh and glowify with a simple spritz of the Resurfacing Mist to restore a radiant complexion.

Keep reading: Skincare for your Body

More Toners and Toning Mists in our Collection

Rebalancing Revitalising Facial Spray 

This beautiful face spray works for most skin types. It is a refreshing facial toning mist to calm, rehydrate and revitalise skin. Use it as a traditional toner both am and pm, refresh throughout the day or during air-travel to keep your complexion hydrated and soothed. 

Features of the Revitalising Facial Spray : 

  • Formulated with aloe vera, green tea, hyaluronic acid and lotus flower
  • Replenishes, revitalises and calms skin
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Ideal for air travel


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Anti Ageing Rose Water Facial Mist

Ideal for those concerned with anti-ageing in particular, try the rose water mist. With plant extracts and hyaluronic acid, this lightweight spray works to protect, rehydrate and revitalise skin with the delicate aroma of rose petals. You can use it as a traditional toner both am and pm, or refresh throughout the day to keep your complexion hydrated and plump. 

Features of the Rose Water Facial Mist: 

  • Formulated with rose water, Liquorice, Chamomile, Centella and Grapeseed plus Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid 
  • Rehydrates and revitalises
  • Helps skin appear bright and plump


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Keep reading: The benefits of Glycolic, Salicylic & Lactobionic Acids
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