15 Best Toners For Oily And Acne-Prone Skin

by Sofia Kim and Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  July 17, 2020
  • Prep and hydrate skin with the right toner
    1 / 16 Prep and hydrate skin with the right toner

    Toners are essential in every skincare regime and with the right ingredients, they help unclog pores, remove excess oil and sebum, deliver moisture and even gently exfoliate. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, these grease-busting, pore-cleansing toners will help keep shine at bay, without drying your skin out.

    (Also read: 15 Best Korean Moisturisers For Beautiful, Glowing Skin)

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  • Caolion Pore Deep Toner ($45 for 300ml)
    2 / 16 Caolion Pore Deep Toner ($45 for 300ml)

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    This toner cleanses and tightens pores to prevent your sebaceous glands from going into overdrive. Rest assured, it is formulated with pear water and detoxifying charcoal that are super gentle on the skin, allowing you to control shine without drying your skin out.

    Available at sephora.sg 

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  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence ($60 for 150ml)
    3 / 16 Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence ($60 for 150ml)

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    Oily and acne-prone skin often stems from clogged pores. That’s why the Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence was formulated to gently sweep away dirt and dead skin cells to restore your skin’s natural radiance. It is also infused with grape water to soothe acne-prone skin. Bonus: Use it with the Radiance Serum ($98 for 30ml) in the same range to lighten acne scars.

    Available at sephora.sg 

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  • Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner ($59 for 120ml)
    4 / 16 Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner ($59 for 120ml)

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    This toner is specially formulated to deal with oily skin and treat acne-prone complexion. It is jam-packed with natural ingredients like green tea and aloe vera that target blemishes and calm redness. Don’t forget that even oily skin needs hydration and this toner is the holy grail when it comes to delivering moisture while keeping the shine at bay.

    Available at sephora.sg 

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  • Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go Exfoliating Toner Pads ($30 for 60 pieces)
    5 / 16 Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go Exfoliating Toner Pads ($30 for 60 pieces)

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    Travel-friendly toner? Yes please! Lugging around a huge bottle of toner isn’t the most ideal when you’re freshening up after a workout. We love how this is super compact and fits perfectly into our makeup bags. Formulated with glycolic acid, it gently exfoliates for clear and smooth skin. It also contains aloe vera that soothes sensitive skin.

    Available at sephora.sg

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  • Canvas Cucumber Soothing Mist ($49 for 100ml)
    6 / 16 Canvas Cucumber Soothing Mist ($49 for 100ml)

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    Use this facial mist as a toner to prep your skin for your skincare routine or throughout the day to soothe irritated skin. It is alcohol-free and provides fast-absorbing hydration to prevent any grease or shine. The fresh cucumber fruit water infused in it is super gentle on the skin and gives you a nice, cooling sensation upon application.

    Available at lazada.sg

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  • Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin Ex ($24 for 200ml)
    7 / 16 Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin Ex ($24 for 200ml)

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    This green tea toner helps your skin to find the oil-water balance so that your skin is able to look soft and dewy without any greasiness. It spreads over your skin easily and can be absorbed instantly. Plus, it smells amazing.

    Available at lazada.sg

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  • Etude House Soon Jung 5.5 Relief Toner ($11.77 for 180ml)
    8 / 16 Etude House Soon Jung 5.5 Relief Toner ($11.77 for 180ml)

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    Etude House’s Soon Jung line is created specifically for women with sensitive skin. This toner is formulated with 90 per cent plant derivative ingredients and panthenoside to strengthen skin protein, making it the perfect solution to restore skin to its natural healthy balance, providing skin with enough moisture without leaving it feeling greasy or tacky.

    Available at shopee.sg

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  • Dr. Jart Pore Medic Pore Minish Mist ($47 for 140ml)
    9 / 16 Dr. Jart Pore Medic Pore Minish Mist ($47 for 140ml)

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    This two-in-one powder-in-toner contains hydrating flower and plant extracts to refresh tired and sensitive skin. The fine powder-toner also doubles up as a sebum control setting powder to control excess oil and give skin a matte finish.

    Available at shopee.sg

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  • Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner ($54 for 200ml)
    10 / 16 Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner ($54 for 200ml)

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    Formulated with sandalwood, cinnamon bark, burnet root extracts and the star ingredient, mineral-rich Umbrian clay, this toner calms skin and absorbs excess oil without stripping away essential moisture. Known as a balancing toner, it combats skin congestion while minimising the appearance of pores and purifies for a clearer complexion.

    Available at sephora.sg

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  • Estee Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Pore Minimizing Shake Tonic ($30 for 150ml)
    11 / 16 Estee Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Pore Minimizing Shake Tonic ($30 for 150ml)

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    Infused with fine clay particles, be sure to shake this toner well to combine the two contents together. It is formulated with a nutrient-dense micro-algae blend to purify and balance skin while reducing shine.

    (Also read: Best Non-Greasy Sunscreens For Oily Skin)

    Available at sephora.sg

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  • Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion ($45 for 150ml)
    12 / 16 Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion ($45 for 150ml)

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    This alcohol-free, gel-to-liquid softening lotion helps restore moisture to skin for a dewier and plumper skin. It is also made with white jelly mushroom to mattify and reduce the appearance of pores while delivering rich hydration for an overall healthier looking complexion.

    Available at sephora.sg

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  • Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner ($59 for 125ml)
    13 / 16 Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner ($59 for 125ml)

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    This exfoliating and brightening toner gently removes dead skin cells without stripping your skin of natural oils. It also contains a blend of raspberry, strawberry and grapefruit extracts to help eliminate impurities in dull skin, leaving it feeling smoother and softer with a more luminous glow.

    Available at shopee.sg

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  • Laneige Fresh Calming Toner ($40 for 250ml)
    14 / 16 Laneige Fresh Calming Toner ($40 for 250ml)

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    The Laneige Fresh Calming line was made for women with combination skin. The toner contains antioxidant-rich natural litchi extract and deep-sea water, which helps to soothe, moisturise and restore skin’s natural balance.

    Available at sephora.sg

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  • Suisai Skin Tightening Cool Lotion ($31 for 150ml)
    15 / 16 Suisai Skin Tightening Cool Lotion ($31 for 150ml)

    Say hello to silky smooth skin with the Suisai Skin Tightening Cool Lotion. This toner does exactly what its name says – it gives your skin a cooling sensation that tightens pores to regulate sebum production. We love how soothing it feels on our skin, especially on warm, humid days.

    Available at Welcia BHG at Bugis and Northpoint City and Don Quijote at Orchard Central

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  • Dr. Belter Cosmetic Line A Lotion ($63 for 200ml)
    16 / 16 Dr. Belter Cosmetic Line A Lotion ($63 for 200ml)

    This brand from Germany has 11 skincare lines to target every skin type and age group. Dr. Belter Cosmetic Line A Lotion is specially formulated for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It contains anti-acne complex that disinfects and purifies skin for visibly clearer complexion.

    Available at Annabelle Skin, #02-42 The Adelphi

    (Also read: What’s Causing Your Acne, Depending On Where You Break Out)

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