Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie to facial toner, beginning to implement this middle-man step of a skin care routine may help transform your skin. One of the biggest misconceptions is that toner is just for those with blotchy, red, or irritated skin. Toner actually does so much more! Along with toning and smoothing, the right plant-based toner can shrink pores, restore pH balance, adds a layer of protection, helps moisturize, refreshes skin, and even prevents those painful ingrown hairs. Adding a toner to your skin care regimen can also unclog pores and remove extra oil and dirt leftover even after you’ve washed your face!
For those looking for the ultimate environmentally friendly, cruelty-free product you’ll want to avoid toners with non-vegan ingredient buzzwords like glycerine, collagen, lactic acid, and lanolin. Instead, use products with natural and vegan-friendly ingredients such as elderflower oil, witch hazel, tea tree oil, vitamin c, and aloe vera.
We’ve put together a list of the top 10 facial toners available on Amazon that are cruelty-free and 100 percent plant-based!
Source: Clarifying Toner by Humane
It’s all in the name of this product! This Clarifying Toner by Humane packs a one-two punch with acne-fighting salicylic acid and soothing, toning, and replenishing hyaluronic acid. Plus, this product has an added extra layer of inflammation-fighting green tea, which also protects with its high levels of antioxidants! Humane is a cruelty-free company using plant-based, vegan-friendly ingredients. This product promises that their products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, paraffin, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances and colors, DEA, triclosan, and is non-GMO. A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $17.05.
Ashley B says “I got this product because I like that I know what’s in it and they made it affordable to use safer products on my skin. The stuff smells amazing kind of citrus and I did some before and after photos so I could see if there was any difference and I’d say there was a decent change in my large pores! This was after one use after a normal face cleanse. I love that it doesn’t burn like some toners. I’ll definitely keep using this.”
This all natural, vegan, and cruelty-free Beauty by Earth Facial Toner is a one of a kind product! Beauty by Earth uses 100 percent natural ingredients such as organic aloe vera leaf juice, organic witch hazel extract, and organic and calming cucumber. This product focuses on balancing your skin’s pH, shrinks pores, naturally moisturizes, reduces redness and inflammation, and even removes makeup. Beauty by Earth promises a vegan-friendly product — such as opting for vegetable glycerin — and is also toxin-free with zero parabens or artificial perfumes. This product is also non-GMO, soy free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free! An 8.5-fluid ounce bottle costs $19.99.
LittleAche says “I bought this to try because my face is always red and blotchy and I have been looking for natural solutions and not harsh chemicals…this is the good stuff here! My husband, every day, is very blotchy too after he showers due to our water. His skin is dry and flaky and oily at the same time. He tried this on Saturday and he has been using twice a day since. The results on him are immediately visible and he is now moving my bottle around on me … It smells wonderful, absorbs fast, is not greasy feeling and really does make your skin softer and reduces inflammation/irritations. I have very sensitive skin and I am using this without any adverse reactions. Buying this for sure again and again!”
Looking for a toner that focuses on healing? This Eve Hansen Vitamin C Toner is the best in the vegan and cruelty-free market! With a base of vitamin C, this toner not only heals inflamed skin, but it also boosts collagen, improves elasticity, lightens dark spots, increases skins absorption, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and is free of parabens, silicon, sulfates, and phthalates. An 8-fluid ounce bottle costs $17.96.
Amazon Customer says “I usually don’t write product reviews, but I had to write this one because this product is amazing! I purchased the entire Even Hansen Vitamin C line; the face wash, toner, moisturizer, night cream, eye cream, and serum……. and my skin has truly transformed. I’ve been using the products for a few months now, there is less discoloration on my skin, my skin is more firm and even my small fine lines have vanished. Everyone says my skin looks so clear and has a glow. Even the stubborn dark areas under my eyes have lightened and appear tighter. I could not be more pleased with this product and I love the fact that they use more natural ingredients instead of a bunch of chemicals. I love, love, love this product line and will continue to be a customer! This is a true and honest review if you’re looking for a great skincare line that deals with multiple skin issues THIS IS THE ONE!”
This all-natural, cruelty-free Geneva Naturals Clarifying Face Toner is based around the natural Swiss formula that focuses on stimulating cell regeneration. The unique blend includes acne-friendly tea tree, rosewater, and aloe, all of which help moisturize, tone, and protect your skin. This product is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $19.99.
Kylie says “For my aging skin, I love this toner! Its really brought my skin back to life. I’m now a fan! I’ve tried several toners but this one has become my favorite.”
This Acure Radically Rejuvenating Facial Toner is known for its cruelty-free production and use of vegan, plant-based ingredients. This facial toner is great for all skin types with a unique blend of all-natural rose and red tea that feeds and restores cells, balances skin’s pH, hydrates, and tones. Acure is also a zero-toxin company with no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, formaldehyde, petrolatum, DEA, or paraffins! A 3-fluid ounce bottle costs $34.63.
Meredith Pie says “I wasn’t sure how much I would like a toner that you don’t wipe on, but I love this toner! The first time I used it I thought the smell was interesting, but now I just love it. I like not having to deal with a cotton ball, just spray and go! I use this every morning and evening before using m TruSkin Vitamin C Serum and my skin is brighter and softer. I find it very refreshing and a great value. I was using a more expensive toner and didn’t really see or feel a difference in my skin. I highly recommend. Just for reference, I am in my 30s and have sensitive skin. Did not cause breakouts or skin sensitivity at all.”
This Pure Rose Water Facial Toner by Poppy Austin is not only vegan and cruelty-free, but it promises a base of 100 percent pure distilled, organic, and unrefined Moroccan rose water. Rich in antioxidants and inflammation-fighting compounds, this facial toner provides powerful hydration, increased plumpness, restorative pH powers, and natural treatment for pimples and blackheads to open and unclog pores. Poppy Austin is proud to donate a percentage of every bottle of Amazon-sold Rose Water to support the Moroccan women’s co-operative. A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $18.52.
Bridget says “I’ve been using this rose water facial toner for several months now and I think it’s great! I had no idea it was so good for the skin but I wanted to try using natural products on my face which is normally pretty sensitive to products. I’ve had no negative reactions to this and I’ve noticed a significant reduction in the small pimples that are usually around my hairline and on my chin. I highly recommend this product.”
This Biovaj Purifying Toner is a simple, affordable, cruelty-free, and vegan facial toner that will meet and exceed your expectations! This formula is rich in antimicrobial properties, vitamins A, C, D, E, and B3, flavonoids, antioxidants, and tannins, all leading to a naturally balanced skin pH, tighter pores, firmer skin, and an overall rejuvenated appearance! Biovaj offers a 100 percent natural product free of parabens, preservatives, additives, alcohol, artificial coloring, mineral oils, and fragrances. A 1.7-fluid ounce bottle costs $24.99.
H. bizri says ” received the purifying toner much faster than expected. The toner smelled amazingly refreshing, skin feels instantly refresh, clean and hydrated. The best part, is the natural ingredients, no harsh chemicals or preservatives. I can’t wait to order the rest of Biovaj products.”
This Orange Blossom Water Face Toner by Foxbrim is a 100 percent all-natural product made with cruelty-free practices and vegan ingredients. This product will not only balance your skin’s pH, but it aims to improve moisture, remove excess oil and dirt, and tone for all skin types. The orange blossom formula also smooths, reduces skin pore size, and restores vitality. A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $16.95.
Akadric says “I’ve always had really bad acne problems. I always try new things and everything always made me break out. I came across foxbrim products not too long ago and I ordered this toner. First my favorite thing about this toner is it’s only got one ingredient and that’s the orange blossom water. After trying it I didn’t even break out a little bit. This is now my third or fourth bottle and I haven’t had any issues with it. I also use the delicate retinol moisturizer and it leaves my face feeling so soft and moisturized. I would definitely recommend this to anybody that has acne prone skin or sensitive skin. I will definitely be using foxbrim products for a long time. ”
Another healing toner! This VITA C MIST Organic Facial Toner Spray & Makeup Fixer provides a powerful natural layer of long-lasting moisture, while also revitalizing, calming inflammation, and infusing your skin with antioxidants and nutrients. VITA C MIST uses cruelty-free, vegan ingredients such as lemon leaf extract and vitamin C extract to brighten, firm, boost collagen, improve elasticity, and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots. This product promises safe for all skin types including dry, oily, sensitive, or a combination! A 1.69-fluid ounce bottle costs $12.97.
Amazon Customer says “Love it! The mist comes in handy when I need instant moisture boost and it also works great as an everyday toner. I’m a big fan of this company’s natural and soothing scent!”
While leaning towards the more expensive end of the spectrum, this Dr. Alkaitis Organic Herbal Toner offers a high-quality, cruelty-free, vegan, all-natural facial toner that also acts as a moisturizer for oily skin types. This unique blend offers a multi-purpose approach to skin care by balancing pH, reducing inflammation, healing and soothing, and moisturizing. A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $60.00.
HNels says “Dr Alkaitis is simply the best. I love the herbal natural smell. I think this has really helped my skin. I use two pumps with a pump or two of oil and massage it into my face and neck. These products are expensive but are very high quality and last a long time as you only need a little. I have tried Vereed toner which is similar the this but was to candy / floral like smelling for me. I will definitely keep using these products.”
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