This particular beauty myth drives us beauty pros crazy! At-home care systems are formulated to work together to achieve optimum results, and if you skip one of the steps, you will not see the effect that you are looking for. Facial toners included! Here’s the scoop: When you wash your face, your skin’s pH can get out of whack. Toner restores your skin to its natural pH to help it function properly, so take that extra 30 seconds to re-balance. But that’s not all! Facial toners also promote natural hydration. Some might think that toners are drying, but as long as you stay clear of toners with isopropyl alcohol they actually play a large role in maintaining the moisture that already exists in the skin. They provide a tightening effect on your pores to help bind necessary moisture into the skin. A moisturizer, though hydrating and an essential part of your daily facial system, needs to be used in conjunction with a toner to really get that glow. Toners also help to smooth the skin’s texture and refine your pores. No amount of makeup is going to cover enlarged pores, instead of caking on the concealer, add a toner to your vanity and help shrink the appearance of pores instead! Choosing a facial toner is just like choosing the rest of your products – you should choose according to the concern’s you have with your skin. Mature Skin – The Repêchage Vita Cura® Renewal Toner with Salicylic Acid helps to restore the natural pH of the skin while providing a gentle exfoliation. Moisture-binding Laminaria Digitata seaweed also helps to keep the skin looking plump and youthful. Sensitive Skin – The Repêchage Hydra 4® Tonic is perfect for sensitive skin. Alcohol free and infused with skin calming olive leaf extracts, this spray-on tonic calms while it rebalances. Acne Skin – If you have problem skin, you really can’t afford not to use an astringent. The Repêchage Hydra Medic® Astringent helps to unclog pores and helps reduce shine with Porphyridum Micro-algae and salicylic acid. It also helps to soothe and calm with a two select teas, ylang ylang and lavender oil. So don’t skip this step to a balanced, hydrated, and refined face! Do you use a toner? Which one? Tell us in the comments below!