When it comes to anti-aging skincare products, toners are among the unsung heroes. If you're unfamiliar with toners, they’re liquid skincare products designed to replenish skin immediately after cleansing.
While powerhouse anti-wrinkle moisturizers, serums, and boosters get most of the of attention when it comes to anti-aging, well formulated toners have an important role to play, too—laying the groundwork for a more youthful, radiant appearance.
Important Anti-Aging Ingredients
No matter how gentle your cleanser is, you’re still removing some beneficial components from skin when you wash. A well formulated toner serves to nourish skin instantly, giving back to skin what it needs to look and feel smoother, softer, healthier.
As with all skincare products, when selecting a toner for your anti-aging concerns, you should be looking for the same beneficial ingredients in a toner that you would in a moisturizer or serum. This way, each leave-on product builds on the other’s benefits. Bare-bones or sensitizing toners with alcohol and fragrance have no place in your anti-aging routine!
Look for toners rich in antioxidants, which help defend against the visible effects of pollution. Also important are soothing ingredients to calm your skin (skin aggravation contributes to the visible signs of aging) and replenishing ingredients to restore suppleness, resilience, and radiance. Your skin type determines which anti-aging toners you should choose; those for oily skin with signs of aging and large pores will be lighter-weight.
The Best Toners for Anti-Aging
Every Paula’s Choice Skincare toner contains a range of anti-aging ingredients, but if minimizing signs of aging is your primary concern, we offer two specialized toners for different skin types. Both formulas feature superstar anti-aging ingredients to target the visible signs of aging, fast.
- RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner is best for those with normal to dry skin. It has a milky, antioxidant-rich texture and is packed with omega fatty acids, which serve as essential building blocks to create a smoother, younger-looking appearance.
- RESIST Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner is formulated for those with combination to oily skin, who struggle with signs of aging, uneven skin tone, and/or post-breakout marks.
To use your toner, apply to a cotton pad or your fingers, and use morning and evening after cleansing. Then, follow with the rest of your skincare routine. No matter how many moisturizers, serums, or boosters you use over it, a great toner sets the stage for a better complexion.