Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Why Do We Need To Use Facial Toner ? A mini experiment to find out

The usual 3 steps in our skincare routine would be Cleanse, Toner, Moisturizer. We have been applying Toner for ages and years but have you ever wonder why do we need to apply Toner ? Is Toner really an essential step in our skincare routine ?

Well today I am here to share the reason behind applying Toner and it's benefits to our skin. In order to demonstrate and answer all the questions, Taiwanese Beauty Guru, Ms Liu Yen (柳燕) conducted a mini experiment with us during the Hada Labo beauty talk.

Mini Experiment - Why Do We Apply Toner ?

All you need is two[2] sponge, Toner and Moisturizer. If you have doubt with the experiment, feel free to try it out yourself at home. 

Apply the Toner on one of the sponge and blend it out evenly ensuring its all absorbed into the sponge. 

Then apply moisturizer on both of the sponge, including the one with toner and the one without as well. 

You can literally see an instant absorption on the sponge with toner and as for the one without toner, it will remain as it is on the sponge.

Blend it out evenly on both sponge and you will find the sponge with toner will show a better absorption ability. 

Most of the moisturizer has been gradually absorbed into the sponge as compared to the sponge without toner.

From the mini experiment, its obvious that the sponge with toner has a better absorption ability. The same theory applies to our skin, if we were to apply toner before moisturizer, it will allow your moisturizer or anything after that like sunblock, BB cream and etc to be absorbed into our skin easier. This is because toner has the properties in preparing the skin for a better absorption for moisturizer, other than modifying pH levels in our skin and removing dirt and debris. 

We conducted the experiment in the beginning of the beauty talk, and by the end of the talk the sponge without toner still has moisturizer laying on top of it. If you were not to apply toner, then all your expensive skincare cream or lotion would literally put into waste because it will not be soaked into your inner skin.

Do remember to apply Toner in your skincare routine, so it will have a better absorption of the moisturizer and stay pretty and young forever ! 

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