Don't have a toner in your skincare regimen?
Whether you're bearded or bare-faced, you should really look into adding this post-cleansing step to your routine. Toners can help improve your skin's color and texture, reduce porousness by removing removing dirt, alleviate hyperpigmentation and fight acne along with fine lines.
Selecting the right one isn't always easy. The vital step to finding the most effective toner is choosing a product based on what your skin needs. For example, if you have dry skin, you should choose a toner with a hydrating agent like hyaluronic acid. If you suffer from acne-prone skin, a toner with breakout-fighting agents like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are your best choice. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, toners with licorice root and niacinamide are most likely to help you achieve your skin goals—they aid in fighting dark spots.
Ready to have folks drooling over ZOOM? Here are seven of the best toners for men of color .
- OLEHENRIKSEN Glow2OH™ Dark Spot Toner
Many men of color suffer from hyperpigmentation and getting rid of dark sports can seem like a daunting task. However, this supercharged toner helps brighten the skin with powerful ingredients like glycolic and lactic acids, which also eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
- Ceylon Facial Toner
Ceylon’s is a Black-owned company that has made skincare easy for men of color. This all-star toner helps balance your pH while hydrating and part of their three-step skin care program specifically curated for men of color.
- Dr. Barbara Sturm Balancing Toner
This balancing toner is a great option for all skin types, it’s gentle yet extremely effective at regulating the skin’s natural pH value to help reduce the appearance of pores by removing oil build-up. It's formulated with beta-glucan and panthenol to soothe sensitive skin, and pairs with Dr. Barbara Sturm's skincare collection designed specifically for darker skin.
- Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore- Refining Toner Serum
The perfect everyday add, Fenty Skin’s Fat Water Toner Serum is gentle and effective enough to use during your morning and evening grooming rituals. Comprised of powerful ingredients like niacinamide, (a form of Vitamin B3), Barbados cherry, and witch hazel, this toner helps aid in boosting your skin’s health.
- Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner
This alcohol-free toner is perfect for all skin types and especially men looking to refine their skin texture. Formulated with effective agents that hydrate skin, like squalane, avocado oil, and vitamin E, this toner is not only pH-balanced but also adds richness. In fact, this toner has been carefully formulated to ensure it does not over-dry or strip skin of natural oils.
- Paula’s Choice Skincare 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Perfect for acne-prone skin, this unique gentle leave-on exfoliate toner fights acne at the pore, yet is gentle enough for use twice a day. Comprised of salicylic acid and BHA this product quickly unclogs pores, smoothes wrinkles, and evens out the texture of the skin.
- The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Powerful, and extremely affordable, this jumbo toner is great for those with acne-prone skin and hyperpigmentation. It features glycolic acid, one of the most effective exfoliating agents, which helps remove dead skin cells, evens out skin tone, and leaves your skin looking more supple. There is one catch. This toner is extremely potent and should be only use once a day, preferably at night.