Facial/Skin toners consist of deionized water (liquid phase), soothing and moisturizing ingredients such as humectants (attract and retain water) and (organic) extracts (e.g. emollients: calm & sooth the skin), they are soluble in the water phase. Toners also may contain actives/antioxidant ingredients that are water soluble or lipid soluble, they can slow or prevent oxidation of the molecules. Essential oils if included can be used for scenting the products, for enhancing the preservative systems, or for some kind of therapeutic effects, but they are not miscible with water so an emulsifier/surfactant-solubilizing agent is needed to solubilize the EO. Other ingredients include traditional and alternative preservatives for against bacteria, mold and yeast. Alcohols can be used as a preservative, e.g. organic alcohol is an alternative alcohol that wouldn’t dry out your skin. Chelating agents are sometimes included to enhance/boost the preservative systems to prevent contamination or discoloration of cosmetic products by binding up metal ions/metallic compounds such a Ca2+, Cu2+, Fe3+, Mg2+, Mn2+, Zn2+… For example, Dissolvine® GL-47-S (Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate) is an alternative to EDTA.
Benefits of using skin toners: 6 reasons why you should add face toner to your beauty routine
- Balance/Restore skin pH.
- Sooth and smooth the skin surface, minimize the appearance of skin pores, and tighten the skin.
- Moisturize/hydrate skin.
- Apply the toners with a cotton round onto face can remove oil, dirt, and traces of makeups. Toners are very helpful for acne-prone and pore-clogging skin.
- Help prepping skin for anti-aging treatments.
I have recently tried out these facial toners with attractive scents from the Essential Wholesale & Labs. These toners gently sooth my face as I felt the cooling sensation after application. Then, my face also felt softer, moisturized, slightly tighten, and glossy. I am happy that they are not sticky to the skin and they made me feel good about myself! 😘
So what are the ingredients with functions in these facial toners? We will identify them based on color codes. The functions of the classified ingredients have already been described above.
Extracts/Emollients/Additives, Humectants, Preservatives, Actives/Antioxidants, Essential Oils, Emulsifier/Surfactant-Solubilizing Agent, Chelating Agent
Aloe & Glycerin Facial Toner Ingredients:
Organic Aloe Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Glycerin, Organic White Willow Bark Extract (Salix Alba), Tea Tree Leaf Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia), Polysorbate 20, Organic Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate