Facial Toner

Step 4 of the Korean skincare routine involves applying a facial toner. The goal is to hydrate the skin and help close the pores after double cleansing and exfoliation. Discover the best Korean toners and achieve a luminous and healthy skin tone!

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Step 4: Facial Toner 

Once the double cleansing and exfoliation are complete, it's time for the Korean facial toner! It is a light and watery product, which is considered one of the most important steps in the Korean skincare routine, because it serves to prepare the skin for the next steps. 

But what differentiates a normal facial toner from a Korean toner? We start from the assumption that it is not only the wording that changes, but also and above all the role. If the traditional facial toner is usually rich in alcohol and aims to refine cleansing and rebalance the pH of the skin, the Korean one  represents the perfect bridge between the cleansing steps  and those of hydration and skin treatment. The Korean toner, in fact, is to all intents and purposes the first moisturizing product that we will apply to the face during the course of the skincare routine! 

This is the biggest revelation: the Korean toner has a moisturizing effect! If double cleansing is done using Korean cosmetics, there is no need to restore the skin's balance with toner.  Korean cleansers, in fact, are extremely delicate and formulated in such a way  as not to alter the pH of the skin, so much so that after the face it needs nothing more than to be hydrated, through cosmetics of different kinds, from the lightest to the most full-bodied. This is where the Korean toner comes into the picture, moisturizing the skin and laying the foundation to prepare it to receive theessence, serum and face cream. 


What Does Facial Toner Do to My Skin? 

In addition to what we have understood to be the fundamental role of the Korean toner, i.e. hydration, how does the facial toner behave on the skin? Well... Depends on! The properties of the Korean toner, in fact, are many: some soothe and calm the skin, others minimize blemishes, while others have an anti-aging effect... This is because, precisely because of its watery consistency, Korean toner is perfect for incorporating specific ingredients for everyone's skin needs. On 50 ml you will find a wide range of facial toners that in addition to moisturizing, are able to meet anyone's needs! 

  • Soothing and moisturizing facial toner. If your face is easily irritated and reddened, the best choice is a moisturizing and soothing toner that adapts perfectly to even the most sensitive skin, such as the Phyto Relieful Cica Boosting Toner by Thank you Farmer. 
  • Purifying and sebum-regulating facial toner. This type of toner is ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. An example? Mixsoon's facial toner, the Heartleaf Toner. 
  • Exfoliating facial toner. If your skin tends to get irritated with classic exfoliants, a good compromise could be to use a facial toner that also has an exfoliating function, such as Cosrx's best seller, the Aha/Bha Clarifying Treatment Toner. 
  • Nourishing facial toner. Perfect especially for more mature skin or skin that tends to dry out, a facial toner such as Collagen Nutrition Toner +  by It's Skin, can be used to restore tone and elasticity to the skin. 
  • Brightening facial toner. Does your face tend to be dull and dull? The ideal solution is to use a facial toner that makes your skin glow! Try Coxir's Vita C Bright Toner! 


How to Step 4 of the Korean Skincare Routine 

If it is common to apply facial toner by soaking a cotton pad with the product, in South Korea the toner is applied to the skin directly with the hands. The fourth step of the Korean Skincare Routine is super easy! Simply pour the facial toner onto your hands and spread it over your clean, dry face, tapping with your fingers to help the product penetrate the skin as best as possible ! If this method of application still hasn't convinced you: think about the amount of product that remains on the cotton pad and that is inevitably lost 

Do you want to become a real K Beauty pro? Try the 7 Skin Method, an application technique that started in Korea and made the world go crazy! What does this method consist of? It's easier than you might imagine: it's a matter of applying the Korean toner 7 times on the face, in order to create a layering of product that will make the skin more and more turgid and radiant! Despite the fact that the number 7 is used to define this technique, it is not always necessary to repeat the step all these times. As always, the basic rule applies:  when it comes to skincare, you have to observe and listen to your skin. As a guideline, the application of the facial toner can vary from a minimum of 3 times to a maximum of 8 times. When you realize that absorption has slowed down or completely stopped, that will be the sign that it's time to put down your Korean tonic! 

Best Korean Toners on 50 ml 

Don't know how to navigate the multitude of Korean cosmetics on the market? We have selected some of the best-selling Korean toners for you, to help you choose the best facial toner for your needs! 

  • Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner: a Korean toner also suitable for oily and sensitive skin that, thanks to the benefits of AHA and BHA, gives flawless skin. This formula gently exfoliates the skin, while deeply moisturizing it. Cosrx's facial toner is ideal for those taking their first steps into chemical exfoliation, offering a soft and light exfoliating action.  
  • Coxir Vita C Bright Toner: A Korean toner with a brightening effect, perfect for all skin types. Enriched with a powerful combination of vitamins A, B, C, and E, this facial toner nourishes and revives the skin. In addition, the Vita C Bright Toner strengthens the skin barrier, giving you regenerated and healthy skin, as well as incredibly radiant! 
  • Thank you Farmer Miracle Age Repair Toner: A Korean toner that is the ideal solution for more mature skin. Miracle Age Repair Toner by Thank you Farmer is a treatment that gives comfort and softness to dry and dehydrated skin. This facial toner brightens the skin, smoothing and nourishing it deeply. 
  • Round Lab Soybean Nourishing Toner: a Korean toner with a nourishing effect, also suitable for dry and dehydrated skin. Enriched with black soy extract, this facial toner promotes healthy, hydrated and youthful-looking skin, while adenosine helps counteract the formation of wrinkles due to dry skin. 
  • Urang Purple Shield Essence Toner: a Korean toner capable of moisturizing and restoring nourishment even to dry skin. Prestige Purple Shield Essence Toner, with its formula enriched with Korean bellflower grandiflora extract, kudzu extract and camellia, smoothes the skin and shrinks pores, giving an even effect to the face. Finally, hyaluronic acid adds elasticity, for a skin with a wow effect! 


Korean Facial Toners: Customer Reviews 50 ml 

Here is the opinion of our customers who have tried Korean facial toners. Find out what they had to say! 

  • Round Lab Soybean Nourishing Toner. Chiara, 37 years old: "I tried the Round Lab facial toner and I have to say that it's amazing! My dry skin has never felt so soft and hydrated and I love how it already looks brighter and healthier after just a few uses!" 
  • Coxir Vita C Bright Toner. Alberta, 26: "I love this toner! It's super lightweight and leaves your skin feeling fresh and glowing. It's become my favorite product in my skincare routine. Super recommended!" 
  • Urang Purple Shield Essence Toner: Giorgio, 31 years old: "I'm really impressed. I admit that I have never taken great care of my skin in the past, so much so that I have become accustomed to having very dry skin. This Korean toner, however, managed to restore hydration and nourishment to my face. Really a great product!" 
  • Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner: Alba, 40: "I discovered Cosrx's facial toner by chance and I couldn't be happier! It's perfect for my oily and sensitive skin like mine! My skin is brighter and much more even than before." 
  • Thank you Farmer Miracle Age Repair Toner: Rossella, 52: "This tonic from Thank you Farmer was a pleasant surprise. I've had dry skin forever and with age it's just gotten worse. Since I've been using it, my skin seems to have been reborn. I recommend this product to all women who, like me, need to brighten and nourish their face!" 


On 50 ml you will find a wide selection of Korean toners, as well as the best Korean skincare products  and more. Don't miss out on all the products to complete all the steps of your K Beauty skincare such as the oil cleanser, the foaming cleanser, the exfoliant, the essence, the serum, the face mask, the eye cream, the moisturizer and the sunscreen! In addition to taking care of your face and skin, do you want to know more about the world of perfumes? Let yourself be captivated by the vast universe of niche fragrances! If you want to buy niche perfumes online, we remind you that on 50 ml you can request free samples in the cart with every order! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube, and subscribe to our Newsletter to learn all the secrets of Korean skincare and niche perfumery!