Description and products: Skin Toners are used to clean the skin and to reduce the size of pores, mainly on the face. These products have the ability to contract tissues and therefore constrict pores. They also contain antioxidants and antimicrobials in order to fight bacteria and help the skin look clean. Skin toners can be lotions or washes, that also have moisturizing, protecting and refreshing properties. Skin toners often consist of water, a humectant and alcohol. The quantity of alcohol depends on the type of skin toner. Astringents and acid toners contain more alcohol, and are thus less mild, than skin tonics and fresheners. Although stronger skin toners (i.e., containing more alcohol) have stronger cleansing properties, they can be harmful to the skin. If applied excessively, they can dry out the skin. IngreCore offers different ingredients for Skin Toners, such as Betaine CP38, Betaine CP30 (Cocamidopropyl Betaines) and Diazolidinyl Urea.
Trends and solutions: During the Covid-19-pandemic a large number of people said they expanded their skin care routine, using more products. Even though skin toners have been around for quite some time, they are still an important step in the daily skin care routines and an important step for the facial skin. Toners seem to follow the same trends as most other personal care products: 1. multifunctional – providing hydration, treatment and protection and not only astringents to drive out oil 2. natural and safe ingredients - lower content of alcohol and many innovative new ingredients 3. individualization – from one-fits all type of toner to a few base types for specific skin to more individual toner types.