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The Refreshing Toners For Radiant, Perky Skin In Singapore's Humidity

These refreshing toners are your answer for hydration in Singapore's climate and are the perfect perk-me-up to start off your skincare regime.

Everyone knows that toners help to balance skin and treat pores, but did you know that they also help to hydrate and rejuvenate the complexion so they instantly look more radiant and perky?

Light hydration via toners are great especially in Singapore’s humid climate,” celebrity makeup maven Larry Yeo tells us. “They are also vital for skin softening to help your makeup look more polished and less cakey.”

We’ve curated a list of feel-good refreshing toners that instantly hydrates and preps skin to boost the efficacy of the rest of your skincare and gives you a brighter, healthier complexion

Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner, $50
This alcohol-free toner helps hydrate and rebalance pH levels to give your skin a healthier and more radiant appearance. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, chamomile, cucumber, sage and rejuvenating papaya enzymes to calm skin and leave it primed and protected from pollution and environmental aggressors. Dr. Jart Cicapair Toner, $45
Great for all skin types, this “rescue” toner is infused with the skin-repairing Centella Asiatic complex and Panthenol to soothe irritation, fight inflammation and hydrate skin that may have been sensitised after cleansing. It has a non-alcoholic, fast-absorbing watery formula that allows you to apply multiple layers without any heavy sensation.  Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic, $58
Infused with Amazonian White Clay, this dual-phase pore minimising toner helps to get rid of excess dirt and toxins from skin while also controlling surface oil and refining the appearance of pores to give you a softer, smoother and more balanced complexion. Dior Prestige Rose Micro Lotion, $160
This luxe toner is one of the most hydrating ones we’ve ever used and leaves skin feeling velvety soft. It is infused with Rose de Granville extract and rich in purifying minerals, like as zinc, copper and magnesium, to rebalance the complexion, tighten pores, control shine and refine skin texture.   Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, $69
This comforting, alcohol-free toner softens, hydrates and preps your skin for the rest of your skincare products. It’s infused with rose fruit extract that has astringent properties to refine the appearance of pores, and also boosts collagen production to give you firmer, smoother skin.  Pixi Glow Tonic, $44
If you have sensitive skin, then this alcohol-free toner is for you. It helps to gently accelerate cell renewal to give you a healthy, glowing complexion. Infused with ginseng extract to energise and improve circulation, and aloe vera to soothe, hydrate and reduce the appearance of pores, it’ll give you a clearer and more even skin tone and texture with continued use.  Gallinee Face Vinegar, $42
This is made with a prebiotic from French algae that is said to be able to boost overall skin health, soothe irritation and stress, as well as encourage “good” bacteria to flourish. It also has hibiscus vinegar to purify, protect and boost cell renewal for a brighter, smoother and more refined complexion.