Toners 101

April 12, 2011

Facial toners are an important part of your skin care regimen. However, they are often overlooked. This is likely because people today are more familiar with the toner that goes into their printer than that which can soothe and moisturize their skin. Trust me, you don’t want to mix up the two. It’s not pretty.

But pretty can be used to describe your glowing complexion after using an organic toner as part of your daily skin care routine. Just be sure to choose the appropriate toner for your skin type. Not to worry, we’re here to help you with that.

There are three types of products that fall into the ‘toner’ category: traditional toners, astringents and fresheners.


Traditional toners contain moisturizers, extracts and essential oils that soothe your skin and restore its moisture. The Concentrated Balancing Toner by Suki is packed with vitamin C and soothing aloe, helping to balance normal to oily skin types and offer gentle relief after a day out in the sun.

If you have dry skin, check out Pomega5’s Daily Purifying Face Mist. The invigorating toner replenishes the skin’s moisture with citrus essential oils.

Astringents & Fresheners

Astringents are alcohol-based and use the harsh chemical to tighten pores and remove oil – you won’t find any of those on Saffron Rouge. However, if you are looking for something to naturally tighten your pores, fresheners work similarly to astringents but use organic ingredients instead of chemicals.

The natural ingredients like organic grape alcohol (from the fermentation of grapes) and Atlantic seaweed in Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Herbal Toner work to tighten pores while still lightly moisturizing and protecting the skin. This Saffron Rouge customer favorite is ideal for all skin types and can also be used to soothe sun scorched skin.

For best results, use toners twice a day – once in the morning and once at night – after washing your face. Shop Saffron Rouge toners now!