Adding toners and serums to your daily skincare routine is a great way to nourish your skin with beneficial hydrating ingredients. Prepping your skin with a toner and serum with good ingredients before going in with a moisturiser can be a good move for those with dry or combination skin.
"Dry skin occurs due to the absence of moisture in top layers of skin that gives a feeling of dry stretchy, itchy, irritated skin. This happens due to transepidermal water loss which could be induced by environmental factors, winters, low humidity levels, pollutants, friction, chemical overuse, hot water shower among other reasons," says Dr Geeta Grewal anti-ageing, beauty and wellness expert
The cure? She suggests investing products with occlusive ingredients such as squalene, hemp seed oil, rosehip oil etc and humectant ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid etc. Here are some soothing, hydrating toners to try out:
Infused with 85 per cent pure bamboo water to instantly create a moisture barrier and Hyaluronic Acid with pH5.5 mild acidity this toner is manna for dry, flaky skin. Rs 1,890, maccaron.in
Formulated with 80 per cent extract of Green Tea harvested from Jeju Island, Hyaluronic Acid and Centella Asiatica Extract, this one hydrates as well as brightens your skin. Rs 1,250, beautybarn.in
This formula is hydration mixed with the brightening powers of Vitamin C, just right for your AM skincare regime. Rs 1,850, maccaron.in
This corrective serum works by increasing the skin Hyaluronic Acid levels up by 30 per cent with the help of a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane™, and botanical extracts of licorice root and purple rice. Rs 7,427, skinceuticals.com
A no-fuss, no-muss toner made of pure distilled flower water, lavender and repairing duo Neroli and Ylang-Ylang, one spritz goes a long with this one. Rs 299, kronokare.com
This alcohol, sulphate and paraben-free, antiseptic skin toner does the job without a fuss. With a runny consistency, it is the perfect face-mist or quick moisturising option when your skin feels parched. Rs 125, Nykaa.com
Apart from the usual hydrating duo Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, this formula also contains chamomile and burdock root extracts to aid sensitive skin. Not only does it hydrate, but it also minimizes pores and reduces dark spots. Rs 1,980, Amazon.in
Dry skin is more prone to wrinkles and dullness...and this serum seeks to prevent that. With the amplified powers of Ginseng, this formula aims to nourish skin, avoid loss of elasticity and prevent wrinkles. Rs 13,900, Nykaa.com
A nourishing formulation for your sensitive under-eye region, this works by hydrating and easing out wrinkles. Rs 2000, amazon.in
Loaded with intense hydrating ingredients this light serum absorbs quickly for you to move on to your moisturiser and locks in the moisture. Rs 780, amazon.in
A cleansing and moisturising treatment for dry skin, this package contains a hydrating cleanser and serum that work together to give you soft, supple skin. Rs 1,750, maccaron.in
Loaded with nourishing Hyaluronic acid, anti-inflammatory Tranexamic acid, Oat and Roses extract as well as Niacinamide, this toner improves the skin barrier, hydrates and also helps to reduce dark spots. Rs 1,178 (approx), sesderma.com
With 3,000mg of caviar extract rich in amino acid, vitamins and minerals, this potion not only hydrates but is gentle enough for mature and sensitive skin. Rs 2,100, maccaron.in
Infused with green tea extract and a host of other hydrating ingredients, this one is the right fit for those who are looking for a toner that absorbs quickly and leaves no residue. Rs 1,200, Nykaa.com
This nutrient-rich formula is developed with hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and vitamins B5, B3, E and A. Nourishing and hydrating, Poly-Vitamin Serum provides exceptional healing. Rs 7,799 (approx), dermstore.com
Composed of 66% Bamboo Water along with 4.5% Centella, this serum has calmative properties for sensitive skin as the skin barriers it creates tend to heal skin damage. Rs 1,699, maccaron.in
Repair your skin's moisture barrier, prevent breakouts and more with soothing toners and serums.
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