How to use a toner in your Everyday Skin Care

Throughout the years toners have been pushed ahead as a necessary skincare product. In western society, we adopted the use of toners in the skin care routine with brands claiming pH balancing and hydrating abilities.

Let‘s bust some myths

Myths: one of the marketing messages and false claims circulating in the industry about toners are the following:

1. Toners are Hydrating – False.

They don’t automatically hydrate your skin. Unless they contain hydrating actives included in their formulation. Majority of toners in the market mainly contain water or flower waters. Water isn’t hydrating. It can be refreshing, helps oils to penetrate the skin, or support actives to be mixed into the formulation to be applied to the skin. However, if you take one thing away from this, it is  that water itself isn’t hydrating for your skin.

2. Toners are pH-Balancing – False.

Skincare that impacts your pH-levels are not carefully balanced and formulated. Toners simply cannot balance the pH of your skin mainly containing water and perfume. If at all, they are even negatively impacting your skin microbiome which ultimately impacts your skin barrier. Research has shown that mild disruptions in skin’s pH are temporary. The skin naturally equalizes to its normal pH.

Qualitative and luxuriously formulated products can be a very helpful and necessary product for those who have congested, blemish-prone, or excessively oily skin. When formulated correctly they are never dehydrating or drying the skin. Unfortunately, there are many products in the market which are basically only water and have little to no benefit for the skin. And overall, those liquid products cannot help to balance pH or hydrate the skin. And there is no proof of the claim, many brands make.

Our newest launch Aura Hydration Essence is the perfect blend of skin fortifying and rebalancing actives for those combatting stressed, dull, blemish and tired looking skin that can suffer from lack of elasticity, hydration and vitality.

Learn more about Aura by heading over to the Product page. 

When is a toner essence being used?

Aura Hydration Essence is used after the cleansing step to rehydrate the skin and also re-balance the microbiota on our skin again. It helps to boost your moisture levels, balance your skin’s flora, and flood it with a burst of antioxidants from SOD and butterfly flower extract. Aura Essence contains multiple key ingredients:

Hemp Seed Extract 

    • An intelligent Microbiota balancing ingredient. Our Hemp Seed extract derives from seeds treated with an exclusive Bioliquefaction Technology in order to release the complete phytocomplex of the plant. Thus it is able to positively modulate the microbiota of healthy skin and helps skin and skin microbiota to recover from irritations and biodiversity depletion. It can act as a treatment for oily acne prone skin helping to regulate oil production, smooth imperfections and offer protection to your epidermal barrier keeping it strong and healthy so it’s more resilient against disruption and environmental stressors including pollution.

Butterfly Flower Extract

    • Has been added for its incredible ability to shield your skin from HEV rays. We’re constantly surrounded by our devices but don’t realise how photo-ageing their rays can be for our skin. It is here to help boost the photo-protection, flood the skin with Antioxidants, and repair your skin for a more vibrant appearance.

Superoxide Dismutase

    • It is one of the most powerful antioxidant that exist and the skin’s first defence system to maintain its immune system. Also known as SOD, this naturally occurring enzyme helps to neutralise damaging free radicals and to heal, replenish, and even out the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. It is a powerful active that reinstated the skin‘s immune system.

Five types of Hyaluronic Acid

    • to rehydrate each layer of our skin (including Silverear mushroom)
    • helps to give back the skin‘s bounce back.
    • And no need to apply the 7-Method  – more on this soon :)

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How to use Aura Hydration Essence

After thoroughly cleansing, place 1 pump on your fingertips. Gently massage the essence over your face. Go over areas of congestion a couple of times, don’t forget the hairline, under the jaw and behind the ears. Follow with one of our Everyday Face Oil and Glow Serum or our Day Cream.

Have Normal/Dry skin and want to use a toner?

Our toner doesn’t leave the skin dehydrated or dry. Incorporate this toner into your regimen once a day to help rebalance and rehydrate your skin. But also to rebalance your microbiota. Your bacteria’s will thank you and in return strengthen your skin barrier. In particular during the time of period it can bring balance back to your skin.

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Learn more about Aura Hydrating Essence.