Has all those summer trips to the beach left your skin feeling a little dry like sand, instead of dewy and refreshed like an ocean mist? An unfortunate side effect of sun and tanned skin can be dryness, especially for those of us whose skin is already naturally dry. What is the perfect cure for dryness?
First of all, constant water consumption is essential. Then, add a moisturizing toner to your daily routine (and SPF)!
Your toner (and skincare) should contain natural and organic ingredients for maximum nutrition. Now you might be thinking, “what, now I have to add another product to my routine? But try to listen to us! Once you figure out how to hydrate your skin with a toner, you’ll be like a sea breeze to quickly add one to your skincare routine!
What do toners do and why do you need them?
You’re probably familiar with the conventional, harsh chemical toners advertised for oily and acne-prone skin. These types of toners, although capable of providing an instant – but short term – result are NOT good for dry skin. They aggravate skin dryness by stripping away the skin’s protective barrier against moisture and natural oils and causing irritation or rashes.
The ideal type of toner for dry skin will gently remove dirt, debris and makeup left behind after cleansing the skin. For erratic or very dry skin, a natural toner acts as the first burst of hydration after skin cleansing and can be a game changer in your skincare routine.
A natural toner promotes balance by infusing moisture into the skin and preserving the skin’s natural barrier. Some of your skincare products may leave residue in your pores, preventing the skin from fully absorbing the nutrients and actives in your products. Adding a natural toner can completely cleanse and balance your skin, and maximize your skincare performance to reveal the glowing goddess that you are!
6 hydrating natural toner ingredients
So what ingredients should your toner have to have a positive impact on the skin? 100% PURE toners contain humectants, botanical gels and other quality moisturizing components. This means they will restore skin and lock in hydration, rather than just providing a temporary splash of water to dry skin.
Learn about the ingredient breakdown of our natural toners and find out how well they work for dry skin.
Despite a somewhat scary name, this carbohydrate molecule is actually found in the human body (primarily in the joints to keep us limber and flexible). Hyaluronic acid is a super liquid that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Vegan sources of hyaluronic acid are both Japanese sweet potatoes and seaweed.
Sea Culture 100% PURE Replenishing Hydrating Toner
Featuring a protein-rich, super-hydrating chia seed water base, this aquatic-inspired toner helps soothe even the most reactive skin. Hyaluronic acid, a superstar ingredient, draws water into the skin and locks it there. This hydration hero amplifies the moisturizing power of the other hydrating ingredients in this toner.
Organic glycerin, moisture-binding seaweed and nutrient-rich sea kelp combine with a soothing blend of flowers and essential oils. Love it morning, night, and anytime in between. Using this vegan toner means you’re just a squirt away from improved skin, especially dry skin.
Bring some deep-sea magic to your skincare routine with this nutritious, mineral-rich ingredient. Seaweed is rich in vitamins A, C and calcium. It helps brighten the skin for a mermaid glow. We source our algae from unpolluted waters, which makes their moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits more powerful.
Did you know that this moisturizing ingredient is already part of our body and found naturally in human skin? Sodium PCA is one of the few key components that contribute to healthy skin that looks and feels hydrated.
We love this ingredient as a natural, cruelty-free humectant. This product is lightweight and seals in the skin for longer lasting hydration. Glycerin also helps with many skin conditions such as excessive dryness and helps with aging issues such as fine lines and wrinkles.
100% PURE Fermented Rice Water Toner
Looking for a little more punch to your toner? Although it was created for all skin types, this toner also packs a huge amount of citrus power to brighten dull or lackluster skin. This all-star formula also contains sake, a gentle yet powerful brightening agent. Sake also provides moisturizing properties to help hydrate and plump the skin.
Organic glycerin seals in all the hydration benefits and locks in the skin moisturizing effects of sodium PCA as well as sodium hyaluronate, which is a moisture-attracting form of hyaluronic acid. Sodium hyaluronate is found naturally in the body (primarily joints and eyes) and acts as a humectant and collagen binding ingredient.
Sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid are often used interchangeably on 100% PURE product labels. These ingredients basically work the same way and come from the same way, so you’ll get all the power of H-acid with a slightly more complicated name.
Tea tree oil:
You may have heard that tea tree oil is good for oily and acne-prone people. This superstar ingredient has mega antimicrobial and antiseptic properties to draw out impurities from the skin for a clear and refreshed complexion. But tea tree oil also moisturizes the skin! It’s true – it helps balance the oil and water ratios on your skin for a clear complexion.
Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Astringent
Whether you have dry or oily skin or a combination of both, your skin needs both moisture from oil and hydration from water to maintain a healthy balance. Excess oil on your skin can be a symptom of skin that needs more moisture because your skin is trying to compensate by producing too much!
Tea tree oil is an effective natural moisturizer and it’s what makes our toner such an effective cleanser that won’t strip or dehydrate the skin. Rosemary, parsley and witch hazel give this toner a powerful balancing power for a soothed and softened complexion.
Floral water tonic
This soothing facial toner uses rosewater and other floral hydrosols like calendula hydrosol to quench thirsty skin cells and reduce redness. Rose water has a pH level that is in the ideal range for healthy skin, so applying it helps restore balance to your skin after deep cleansing.
Plant-based hyaluronic acid hydrates while delivering nutrients deep into the skin. This formula is alcohol-free and contains organic witch hazel instead to purify your pores. This formula helps balance excess oil production for plump, glowing skin without becoming oily or parched.
Gone are the days when lavender was nothing more than Grandma’s secret weapon for freshening up the bathroom. From milk tea to marshmallows, cleansers to masks, it’s safe to say that this singular purple flower is bigger than ever – and has been hailed as a hero in the skincare world.
Lavender Oil not only boosts powerful anti-inflammatory properties, but is also ultra-soothing to the skin with a therapeutic scent. If you have itchy, dry skin with no hope in sight, turn to lavender oil for some much-needed relief. It does a great job of balancing your skin’s moisture barrier so it’s neither too oily nor too dry.
Lavender Niacinamide Pore Minimizing Toner
With its stellar reputation as a skin hero, it’s no wonder we use lavender oil in many of our toners! This pore minimizing toner deeply cleans and purifies facial pores while diminishing their appearance without stripping or dehydrating the skin.
This hydrating formula contains niacinamide, which evens skin tone while firming skin. The addition of lavender hydrosol cools and soothes, while witch hazel balances oil production and reduces inflammation. This toner is the perfect blend to achieve flawless, glowing skin!
Never miss an opportunity to refresh your skin even on the go with a spritz of our Refreshing Spray Toner. Made with a blend of gentle botanicals that purify, hydrate and soften the skin, this toner cleanses and detoxifies pores while hydrating your complexion.
Soothing lavender soothes stressed skin, while aloe heals inflamed or irritated skin. DMAE firms, lifts and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. MSM is an organic sulfur found in vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, which is known to promote a smooth, youthful complexion.
Rose water face mist
We knew this elegant flower was more than just a declaration of love. It is also an amazing skincare ingredient known for its moisturizing and skin-soothing benefits. This made it too perfect to feature not only in a face toner, but also in a few other pink companions that are sure to make you blush!
Go beyond your average rosewater mist with a super boosted formula containing hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and white tea for a super kiss of hydration. With its aromatic rose scent, this face mist offers extra support to reduce redness and revitalize skin, plus the addition of hyaluronic acid for a plump, youthful glow.
Watermelon Cucumber Water Locking Mist
Our ultra-hydrating water mist naturally invigorates dehydrated skin cells and reduces signs of aging by locking in cactus juice, watermelon hydrosol and hyaluronic acid. It also contains olive squalene, which is a cruelty-free plant-based alternative to squalene harvested from sharks.
Squalene is a naturally occurring antioxidant compound found in varying amounts in animal and plant sources. It is classified as a triterpene (highly unsaturated) hydrocarbon and is a naturally occurring lipid that is a major intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol in the liver.
In nature, the highest levels of squalene are found among olives, sharks, liver oil, wheat germ and rice bran. The main animal source of squalene comes from certain varieties of deep-sea sharks.
Olive squalene can help repair rough, dry skin by hydrating and softening it while soothing any redness or irritation caused by sensitive skin. It leaves you feeling hydrated but not greasy – perfect for everyday use!
Ready to Really quench your skin? After cleansing and rinsing, make sure the skin is still slightly damp. With clean hands, pump the toner of your choice into the well of your palm and press into skin for an instant hydrated effect. If splashes aren’t your style, pump onto a cotton ball and sweep over face, neck and décolleté.
We hope you have learned a Your helpful tips on using natural facial toners for hydrated, plumped and brighter skin. Good hydration!