It can be hard to keep up with ever-changing beauty trends each year. But one thing that’s here to stay is natural beauty products. And even the most basic beauty routine could benefit from a core few products, including toner.
What’s toner, you ask? Toner is like water with a boost. It helps clean and replenish your skin to get it ready for the rest of your routine. If you use products like concealers and foundations, over time, they can clog up your pores.
Toner helps prep your skin for what comes next, so it doesn’t clog up your skin or fail to adhere to it. Unfortunately, traditional toners sometimes contain ingredients that perpetuate the cycle or don’t work at all. Plus, they’re usually not great for the environment.
That’s where organic face toner comes in. They’re the better way to prep your skin. And they do much more than traditional toners do, too.
What is a Natural Toner?
A natural toner is one that’s made with natural ingredients. In comparison, traditional ones are made with synthetics, like chemicals, dyes, and fillers. This won’t do. The ingredients in the best natural toners are not only, well, natural, but are usually also organic, vegan, and cruelty-free.
Take our vegan toner, for example. It’s made with incredible, natural ingredients, including organic peppermint extract, aloe, orange peel extract, lemon peel extract, white willow bark extract, and bilberry fruit extract.
What I found is that these organic ingredients give you clean and zero-waste skincare you can rely on, with no synthetic colors or fragrances and no parabens or phthalates. This vegan, organic, cruelty-free toner packs a powerful beauty punch into a recyclable glass bottle.
The Effects of Organic Ingredients
Organic has become a bit of a buzzword. Many of us get excited when we see it, and we all know that it usually means that something is better for us. But organic ingredients carry more weight than we give them credit for.
To demonstrate, let’s talk about some of the benefits of some organic ingredients found in natural beauty products. We’ve done the research, and here’s what we’ve found out about some of the ingredients we’re using in our natural toners:
- Peppermint extract: naturally cools, soothing irritation and inflammation, cleanses the skin, and has anti-bacterial properties.
- Aloe leaf extract: stimulates the production of the compounds responsible for our skin’s elasticity, which makes it smoother and reduces wrinkles.
- Rosehip extract: naturally exfoliates and encourages skin cell turnover to reduce dull spots and promote a natural glow.
- Vegetable glycerin: moisturizes and hydrates, two things that can improve smoothness over time.
- White willow bark extract: clears pores, soothes irritated skin, and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
- Bilberry fruit extract: locks in moisture, helps balance out oiliness and contains astringent properties that help our skin teel tighter and more toned.
- Orange peel extract: contains anti-bacterial properties that can help treat acne and oiliness, and promotes collagen to keep the skin firm.
- Lemon peel extract: helps fight against skin damage with a variety of antioxidants, cleanses, cuts oil production, unclogs pores, and refreshes skin.
- Cranberry fruit extract: improves elasticity, boosts radiance, and reduces dryness.
There’s a natural ingredient out there to combat just about any skin ailment. From acne to oiliness and dry skin to clogged pores, not to mention environmental factors like the seasonal temperature changes, our skin goes through a lot.
It’s time to show our skin some love with natural beauty products. And we know from experience that when we love our skin, it loves us back!
What Does Toner Do for Your Face?
Depending on the toner you choose, it can do a range of things for the skin on your face. Most traditional toners typically aim for one or two beauty benefits, like smoothing your pores, so your makeup stays put after you apply it, or cleansing your skin to reduce irritation.
With organic ingredients, some natural toners provide a wider range of benefits. Here are some of the benefits we’ve found in ours:
- Makeup setting that lasts for hours
- Instant cooling and refreshing on the hottest days of the year
- Deep hydration and reinvigoration
- A natural beauty boost and healthy glow
- Protection from environmental stressors
- Softened, soothed skin
- Reduced appearance of pores
Many people swear by toners for helping them to age gracefully and keep their skin looking clear, feeling soft, and staying healthy. As you can see from the list above and what we’ve found in our research, natural products can look simple but pack a powerful punch!
How Long Does Toner Last?
Research shows that one of the best things about natural beauty products is that their ingredients are usually safer for all different skin types. This means that you can use them more often than you might want to use their traditional counter products.
While some toners might come with the suggestion that you use them once a day, ours are made with organic ingredients that make them safe to use throughout the day. Because we don’t know what specific benefits you’ll be using it for, it’s hard to say how long your toner application will last. But we can give you an idea based on what we’ve found.
If you’re using it for a makeup setting, for example, one spray will keep your makeup set for hours. On the other hand, if you’re using it to refresh or cool your skin when you’re out in the hot weather all day, it may feel like it’s worn off faster than that.
The good news is that you’re free to use it repeatedly rather than just once. When you get your next (or first) toner, experiment to see how often your skin needs it. You might find that one spritz before you leave in the morning is enough to last you until you get back home again.
Or you might find that you like to have it on hand to use throughout the day. In our research, we’ve seen that people tend to use them differently throughout the different seasons. In the summer you might need more, while in the winter you might need less. It all depends on your skin type, product preferences, and external conditions.
Why Should I Choose a Natural Toner?
Natural toners like natural deodorants are better for us and better for the planet. We mentioned earlier that many traditional beauty products contain chemicals, fillers, and other synthetics. Well, those ingredients aren’t just bad for our skin, but they can be toxic to the environment, too.
They seep into the ground through our wastewater. And it’s not just the ingredients in many traditional beauty products that are doing damage to our environment. The plastic bottles and pumps they come in often take decades to decompose, so they end up polluting our landfills and oceans, too.
Natural toners, on the other hand, are made with organic ingredients that won’t do any damage when they seep into our soil. And when they come in glass bottles like ours, you can choose to upcycle and reuse them in your bathroom or properly recycle them.
See, better for you and better for the planet. Plus, nowadays, natural beauty products are just as easy to find and easy to use as traditional ones. So, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. It’s easy to see why so many people are building waste-free beauty routines.
How Do I Choose the Best Natural Toner?
We’ve found that the best natural toner is one that is eco-friendly, cruelty-free, organic, and vegan. From there, the right one for you depends on what your skin needs. We offer three incredible options to choose from:
Our ultra-refreshing vegan toner will revitalize and cool your skin with a single spritz. Use it throughout the day, especially on hot days, to prevent pesky makeup meltdowns. Vitamin-packed and fast-acting, one spray can set your skin for hours.
The rose water toner uses the power of plants to soothe your skin and help restore balance while keeping it hydrated. Made with some of the purest ingredients and in small batches, our rose water tonic is safe for all skin types and gives you a natural, balanced glow. And that hydrated glow comes with the incredible scent of roses.
Last but not least is our facial mist. You’ve got two options: deep-hydrating or ultra-refreshing. Our deep-hydrating facial mist is made with rosehip extract for hydration, invigoration, and a healthy, natural glow. It is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants to help protect your face from environmental stressors, so it’s a must for people who spend a lot of time outdoors.
The ultra-refreshing facial mist is made with organic peppermint and aloe to calm, cool, soothe, and refresh your skin throughout the day. It dries quickly and works instantly, so you can count on it to provide a quick boost when you need it or hours of set makeup when it matters most. It softens and soothes to reduce the look of your pores and provides a natural beauty boost.
So, there you have it. The best way to choose your toner is to match up your skincare needs with the product descriptions above. Looking for a natural, balanced glow? Try the rose water toner. Have sensitive skin that needs calming and soothing? Try the ultra-refreshing face mist. Want overall skin protection and hydration? Try the deep-hydrating facial mist.
If you still can’t choose, try all three! With well-researched, organic ingredients, each one boasts unique benefits and helps ease different skin concerns.
Reviews from Real Customers Using EcoRoots’ Best Natural Toners
We could just tell you how great our vegan toners are and leave it there, but we like to go the extra mile. And we think you should see the proof for yourself. Here are some reviews of our natural toners from real EcoRoots customers:
- “Smells great, works even better.”
- “22 days in and my skin looks amazing!!”
- “This is an awesome product. My skin feels great. Even though it’s aloe and chamomile, my husband says it smells like cake.”
- “My fav toner ♥ on my third bottle already!”
- “Love this toner! It has a smooth feel and brightens the skin in an amazing way!! I use it every night after I wash my face and always see results the next day!! No irritation or drying AT ALL. Even my makeup looks so much better. Thanks!”
- “Love this toner! It has a smooth feel and brightens the skin in an amazing way!! Don’t hesitate to buy this product :D”
- “This toner feels really nice on the skin. Very refreshing and light.”
Of course, there’s no product out there that only ever gets positive reviews. Right now, 92% of the reviews on our natural toners are five stars. In comparison, we’ve seen traditional toners earn 81% five-star reviews, 72%, and even less, with a wide range landing in between.
The less-than-five-star reviews mention the scent of the toner, which is an easy fix. We offer three options for their different skin benefits, but it’s also for their different scent profiles. If one isn’t quite your thing, you may have better luck with another!
For a floral, more feminine option, the rose water toner may be the best option. For a natural, light, and unisex scent, the ultra-refreshing facial mist provides notes of peppermint and aloe. Or you can choose the third option for something in between. The choice is yours, and you can’t go wrong with the ingredients in any of these options!
How Do I Apply the Best Natural Toner?
Our natural toners come in easy-to-use spray bottles. All you have to do is shake and spray. If you’re not used to using toners, it might take a time or two to get used to. But we promise it is that simple once you get the hang of it.
Just close your eyes and spritz the mist directly onto your face, as needed. Apply it whenever you feel like you need to hydrate or refresh your skin or when you need to set your makeup. Once it dries, your face will feel hydrated and soft, and it’ll be ready for whatever comes next.
Whether you’re cleansing before bed, prepping your face for makeup, or spritzing your skin to rehydrate, we’ve found that the best natural toners will keep you glowing and feeling confident.
Organic Face Toner and Other Eco-Friendly Facial Products
Beyond helping you choose the best natural toner for your skin, we’re here to help our customers build happy, healthy, eco-friendly routines that they can feel good about. For many people, this means finding replacements for other beauty products, too.
Luckily, for every traditional beauty product out there, there’s an eco-friendly alternative. There are three we recommend pairing with any natural toner. Here’s what those products are and why we recommend pairing them with the toner:
- Our organic facial soap bar in charcoal tea tree, shea oatmeal, or orange bergamot.
- Our vitamin-packed rosehip facial cream.
- Our nutrient-rich pumpkin enzyme mask
- Our lightweight organic face oil with argan and rosehip extract.
All three organic facial soap bar options are great for all skin types, but they thrive under different pressures. The charcoal tea tree option is best for oily skin, while the shea oatmeal soap is best for sensitive, dry skin, and the orange bergamot is best for oily skin, like the tea tree bar.
The difference is that charcoal is better for cleaning dirt and debris from pores, while the bergamot in the orange bar is gentler and leaves skin feeling soft and clean. Each of the three best bar soaps are naturally scented, made with organic ingredients, and will leave your skin feeling healthy, clean, and soft. Learn more about our organic bar soaps here.
Research shows that we should be moisturizing our faces twice per day. But most people don’t know this. Now that you do, you know that a luxurious and fast-absorbing zero waste face moisturizer for daytime and nighttime use is a powerful product to have in your arsenal.
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it this zero waste cream moisturizes and rejuvenates without clogging your pores. The result? A naturally youthful, glowing complexion and even skin tone. Rosehip seed oil is also known to fight free radical damage and reduce wrinkles. Learn more about our zero waste face moisturizer here.
And to end our facial care routine on a high note, we have a pumpkin enzyme mask. It might seem strange to use a face mask that smells like fresh pumpkin pie, but we chose this particular ingredient for a reason. It revitalizes the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and looking healthy.
Along with cranberry fruit extract and glycolic acid, the pumpkin fruit puree mask boosts hydration, helps smooth the appearance of fine lines, and leaves the skin feeling softer, brighter, and more radiant.
Building Better Habits and a More Sustainable Future – Together
And there you have it: an entire eco-friendly facial routine with just four products! With an organic facial soap bar, vitamin-packed facial cream, nutrient-rich mask, and versatile facial vegan toner, you’ll have everything you need to take care of the skin on your face. And when you need products to help in other areas, we’ve got that covered, too.
Our eco-friendly bath and beauty lineup features a range of incredible products, ranging from natural dry shampoo, bamboo floss and zero-waste shaving products to organic body soaps and deodorant creams. To learn more about how to use these products or stay up-to-date as we offer new ones, browse our Zero Waste Blog page.