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13 Best Toners in Singapore for All Skin Types | Best of Beauty 2020

Toners are a crucial part of your skincare routine. As they say, cleanse, tone, and moisturise. While many are unaware of what toners actually do, toners help to shrink pores, minimise acne and rid the skin of impurities and dead skin cells. Nowadays, toners are pretty magical. They go a step further to soothe redness and irritation, balance pH levels, reduce oily skin, even brighten your glow! Moreover, innovative formulas and value-added ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera make it very nourishing for your skin. When my skin feels dry sitting in an air-conditioned room, instead of lapping on moisturizer, I simply spray on some toner. The fast-penetrating effects deliver an instant boost of much-needed hydration. Looking for the best toner in Singapore for your skin type? In this Best of Beauty series, we introduce the 13 Best Toners in Singapore for varying skin types. Let’s check them out!

This article was last updated on 5 June 2020.

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13 Best Toners in Singapore

1. SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

Best for clear, glowy skin

Anyone obsessed with achieving Korean dewy skin is probably familiar with SKI-II, considered to be one of the top skincare brands. Its bestselling toner in Singapore, the SKI-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, acts as pre-moisturizing skin prep, clearing your skin off those last few stubborn impurities before you further pamper it with the rest of your skincare routine. It is formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acids and a patented PITERA technology that works together to shed off dull and dead skin cells, leaving it looking flawless, smooth, and radiant. And as we’ve already established with Korean skincare, this promise of effectivity does not sacrifice the gentle treatment on your skin. Furthermore, its light and watery texture softly penetrate the skin, and is suitable for all skin types.

Why buy this:
  • Removes stubborn impurities that remain after cleansing
  • PITERA technology and AHAs for bright, radiant skin
  • Light and watery texture is gentle and great for pre-moisturizing skin prep
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2. Laneige Time Freeze Refiner

Laneige Time Freeze Refiner

Best for anti-aging

Another Korean brand making its mark on the international beauty space is Laneige. The newest addition to their Time Freeze anti-aging line is the Time Freeze Skin Refiner, which is made with a range of ingredients specially formulated to keep your skin moisturized, youthful and glowing. One of the best toners in Singapore for anti-aging, its Mallow Water and Carob Bean Extract improves your skin’s elasticity to prevent unwanted wrinkles, and Hyaluronic Acid works to maintain your skin’s water levels at an optimum so it stays hydrated. While moisturizers and anti-aging products are usually separate steps in your skincare routine, this toner goes the extra mile, providing all those benefits in one.

Another anti-aging toner worth considering is the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift LASER X3 Power Water Anti-Aging Toner. If hydration is more of your problem, you can also check out the Laneige Essential Power Skin Refiner Light and Laneige Essential Power Skin Refiner Moisture.

Why buy this:
  • Probably the best toner in Singapore for anti-aging
  • Anti-aging benefits from Mallow Water and Carob Bean Extract
  • With Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin hydrated
  • Leaves your skin feeling soft, supple and moisturized
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3. Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner

Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free best Toner singapore

Best for gentle and soothing effect

Before this new age of gentle and alcohol-free toners, Kiehl’s was way early in the game, already recognizing the need for sensitive skin-friendly products. They launched their Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner back in the 1960s, a toner without the harsh and synthetic drying ingredients. Instead, it is made with Calendula flower petals, a Chinese medicinal ingredient known for its skin-soothing benefits, as well as Great Burdock Root Extract that lightly moisturizes without clogging the pores. More than 50 years later and it remains a trusty skincare must-have for normal and oily skin alike.

If you have naturally oily skin but want the same gentle properties, the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner – For Normal To Oily Skin Types 250ml/8.4oz is a better option for you.

Why buy this:
  • One of the first alcohol-free toners
  • Contains natural ingredients
  • Calendula flower petals for skin soothing
  • Great Burdock Root Extract for moisturizing
  • Suitable for normal and oily skin
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4. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial best Toner singapore

Best for refreshing hydration

One of the best toners in Singapore for hydration, the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is everything its name suggests. Blending rose fruit extract, rose water and rose flower oil, together they keep the skin’s PH levels balanced, while nourishing, soothing and deeply hydrating. Taking it a notch higher, Hyaluronic Acid and Angelica Leaf give additional moisturizing benefits to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours and silky soft to the touch. The cherry on top is the real rose petals you’ll find floating in the product, a pretty element to uplift your spirit while you pamper your skin. Now we know why Harpers Bazaar crowned it as their choice for the best refreshing toner.

A similar product is the Mamonde Rose Water Toner, a water-based toner that is 91% made of Bulgarian damask rose water.

Why buy this toner:
  • Rose for toning, nourishing and soothing
  • Hyaluronic Acid and Angelica Leaf for more moisture
  • Deeply hydrates and keeps skin moisturized for 24 hours
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5. Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (Premium)

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (Premium)

Best for Hyaluronic Acid

If you can’t get enough of Hyaluronic Acid, then you definitely need to meet the mother of all HA toners. The Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Range is in a league of its own, bringing a moisturizing synergy of 5 types of Hyaluronic Acids that hydrate the skin from the surface all the way down to the deepest skin layers. The result? Ultra-moist skin plumped and prepped to absorb the rest of your skincare products. It may sound rich and packed, but the Hada Labo skincare philosophy of “less is more” keeps the formula clean, natural and devoid of unnecessary ingredients like colourants, fragrances and mineral oils. Therefore, you do not need to worry about clogged pores or the sticky feeling, as the product continues to impress with its fast-absorbing formula.

Why buy this:
  • 5 types of Hyaluronic Acids for deep hydration and all-day moisturization
  • Clean formula without colourants, fragrances, mineral oils
  • Fast-absorbing and non-sticky
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6. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying best Toners singapore

Best for acne-prone skin

A mainstay in the list of best toners in Singapore is the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner by Body Shop. With over 6,000 reviews in Influenster, it is considered one of the best toners in Singapore for clearing your skin of acne, especially for those with combination skin. Infused with Tea Tree Oil, it is designed to fight acne-causing bacteria and remove pore-clogging impurities. Combining that with the unique technology of shake-to-activate mattifying powders, your skin is left feeling clear, oil-free and rejuvenated.

Why buy this:
  • Infused with Tea Tree Oil to fight acne-causing bacteria
  • Ideal for combination skin or skin prone to acne
  • Shake-to-activate mattifying powders that leave your skin oil-free and fresh
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7. Medicube Zero Pore Pad

Medicube Zero Pore Pad best toners singapore

Best for convenience

Next on our list is an interesting and unique product that is slowly gaining the attention of beauty gurus and trendsetters, with its first version garnering a 4.9 rating and selling more than 3,000 pieces in Shopee alone. Do note that the latest is a 2.0 version which features an upgraded formula for better results, a more hygienic container to keep pads bacteria-free and tweezers for easy removal.

Formulated with naturally-derived AHAs and BHAs, the Medicub Zero Pad functions like a typical hardworking toner that clears the pores off skin impurities and dead skin cells. But unlike other toners in Singapore, it does so through a two-step user experience that many are appreciating for its novelty, convenience and less-waste impact. It comes in a pad form with an embossed side and silky side, to be used consecutively to clean the face and give it one last polish. As the product absorbs into the skin, what remains is soothing and moisturizing feeling on the skin. With all the good things I’ve heard about it so far, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Why buy this:
  • Pad form for convenience and less waste
  • Formulated with AHAs and BHAs to remove dead skin cells
  • Soothing and moisturizing
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8. Son & Park Miracle Beauty Water

 

Son & Park Miracle Beauty Water 2-in-1 best toner singapore

Best for 2-in-1 toner and makeup remover

The beauty-and-brain child of celebrity makeup artists Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yun, the Son&Park Miracle Beauty Water is so much more than just your ordinary toner. First off, a blend of willow bark and papaya extract makes it a gentle but effective toner. Secondly, the gentle mix of lavender water, rose water and orange fruit extract help to hydrate the skin. In the morning, it acts as a good base for makeup to glide on smoothly. And as the day ends, it effectively cleanses off your make-up and rids your pores of dirt and residue. It is a one-stop-shop for skincare discovery, all wrapped up in a simple, aesthetic bottle. We aren’t that surprised that it is now one of the highly-rated and best toners in Singapore.

Why buy this:
  • A multi-benefit toner
  • Gentle exfoliator, hydrator, make-up base and make-up remover
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9. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial best Toners singapore

Best for a natural glow

As Beauty Insider put it, “this is one of the best toners to use for the Korean 7-step method”. Korean beauty vloggers and the many who have tried it swear by its refreshing and glowing benefits, helping you to achieve that dewy and glass skin look. Its all-vegan formula made of amino acids and plant extracts is said to keep skin hydrated by than 20% compared to those with Hyaluronic Acid and Beta-Glucan. Although it is compatible with all skin types, it is most ideal for combination skin.

Why buy this:
  • Vegan formula and keeps skin hydration by more than 20% vs. Hyaluronic Acid
  • Refreshing and glowing benefits for the dewy skin look
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10. Innisfree No Sebum Toner

Innisfree No Sebum best Toner singapore

Best for oil-control

For those with a high-maintenance skin type that is oily yet sensitive to most skincare products, the Innisfree No Sebum Toner has a unique formula that will help you keep your skin in check. Developed with Jeju natural minerals and mint, they help control excessive oil production and calms your skin from irritation and sensitivity. However, do keep in mind that it does contain Salicylic Acid. While it is a gentle kind of exfoliator, those very highly sensitive skin should not use this as an everyday toner. We recommend every other day or more spaced out, depending on how your skin reacts.

Why buy this toner in Singapore:
  • Jeju natural minerals and mint to control oil and prevent irritation
  • Salicylic acid for gentle exfoliation
  • Ideal for oily and sensitive skin types
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11. Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion

Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion best toner singapore

2-in-1 toner and exfoliator

Another multi-benefit toner is the Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion, which acts as both a toner and an exfoliator. If you are prone to breakouts but do not have the time or patience to apply a ton of products for maintenance, this 2-in-1 product does the job for you. Lactobionic Acids are gentler exfoliators that balance your skin’s PH levels to keep nourished, while carefully removing dead skin cells that damper your skin tone. Having said that, it is recommended as a trusted alternative for those with sensitive skin.

Why buy this in Singapore:
  • Multi-benefit toner and exfoliator
  • Contains Lactobionic Acids, gentler exfoliators compared to AHAs
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12. Thayers Witch Hazel Aloe-Vera Alcohol-Free Toner

Thayers Witch Hazel Aloe-Vera Alcohol-Free best Toner singapore

Best for sensitive skin

A shout out to all my fellow sensitive-skinned ladies: When in doubt, Aloe Vera is the way to go. The Thayers Witch Hazel Aloe Vera Formula, Alcohol-Free Toner is as clean on the inside as it is on your skin. Apart from containing organic Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel, it also alcohol-free, gluten-free, paraben-free and rid of artificial preservatives. Yet in spite of its gentle formula, it still effectively cleanses, moisturizes and tones, so you’re sure to feel fresh and free without fear. It comes in different variants for you to choose from, depending on your skin goals and scent preferences, all safe for sensitive skin. For those with extra sensitive skin, it is best to opt for the unscented version.

Why buy this toner in Singapore:
  • With Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel for gentle cleansing, moisturizing and toner
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Ideal for those with highly sensitive skin
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13. Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief best Toners singapore

Best for easily irritated skin

Last on our list is what many consider to be the holy grail for irritated skin, the SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner by Etude House. Created by one of Korea’s biggest beauty brands, there is no doubt this toner delivers as promised. The powerhouse combination of its patented Cooling Relief™(Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract) and Panthenoside™ work well to heal and soothe damaged and irritated skin. On top of that, it has a pH level of 5.5, which means its low acidic and low irritant, and is also alcohol-free. What more could you ask for?

Why buy this toner in Singapore:
  • A powerhouse combination of Cooling Relief™ and Panthenoside™ that heals and soothes damaged and irritated skin
  • pH level of 5.5, low acidic and low irritant
  • Alcohol-free
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Where to buy toner in Singapore?

Sephora is my go-to store when it comes to makeup and skincare. It’s super convenient, plus you get free shipping for orders $50 and above! You can also check out beauty products on Zalora and Shopee too!

 

I hope that our guide on the 13 Best Toners in Singapore for All Skin Types has helped you find the best toner in Singapore for your skin type. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful. Also, do check out our other buying guides below!

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