Here are the best face toners from French skincare brands! A toner should be an important step in your skin-care routine, especially if your end goal is dewy, luminous skin. Indeed, used after cleansing and before applying serums, moisturizers, or SPFs, an effective toner is designed to hydrate and balance skin, leaving your skin glowing.
Today’s toner formulas are more advanced than ever before! Nowadays, these products contain sophisticated formulas that cater to a number of skin types and concerns. For example, if you have a sensitive, or dry skin type, a hydrating alcohol-free toner that contains antioxidants, amino acids, and hyaluronic acid will offer extra hydration. Or, if you have a combination, oily, or acne-prone skin, an acid-based toner that includes salicylic acid or glycolic acid will exfoliate and resurface skin.
With so many toners out there in the market, it can be difficult to know what to pick for your specific skin needs. Luckily for you, in today’s article, I’ve rounded up la crème de la crème that will leave your skin glowing ;). Keep scrolling below for the 7 best French face toners for an instant glow!
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1. By Terry Baume de Rose Beauty Toner
Infused with actual rose petals, By Terry Baume de Rose Beauty Toner hydrates, revitalizes, and balances all skin types. This unique formula is enriched with real rose petals (to revitalize a tired complexion), Rosehip oil (to deliver a good dose of hydration), pastel rose extracts (to leave skin conditioned and soft), and Eau de rose damascene (to tone skin and tighten pores).
Other face toners infused with rose petals that I recommend are Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Revitalizing Rose Lotion Toner and Fresh Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Toner.
2. Sisley Botanical Floral Toning Lotion
Formulated with extracts of rose, cornflower, and witch hazel (known for their soothing and softening properties), Sisley Botanical Floral Toning Lotion is an alcohol-free toner that soothes and hydrates dry to sensitive skin. I really love Sisley’s toner! I use it in the morning and it cleanses very well and leaves my skin dewy and fresh instead of dry and tight. This is definitely a must-have for dry skin!
3. Caudalie Pore Minimizing Salicylic Acid Toner
Enriched with lavender essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, peppermint essential oil, natural salicylic acid, rosemary essential oil, and organic grape water, this is one of the best French toners for combination, oily to acne-prone skin! Caudalie Pore Minimizing Salicylic Acid Toner visibly tightens pores and mattifies skin while minimizing imperfections.
4. Nuxe Refreshing Toning Mist, Very Rose
Nuxe Refreshing Toning Mist is a moisturizing spray for the face with a delicate rose scent to complete makeup removal and refresh skin while respecting its balance. Its formula enriched with Allantoin and Rose Floral Water provides an immediate sensation of soothing. Ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
5. Gallinée Face Vinegar
Ideal for oily and sensitive skin, Gallinée Face Vinegar brightens, smooths, hydrates, and refines the look of pores without stripping skin. Its formula is powered by Actibiome (a new-generation prebiotic that calms stressed skin) and works alongside gentle postbiotic acids that nurture the skin’s beneficial bacteria. It contains also Hibiscus-infused Apple Cider Vinegar known for its astringent, exfoliating, and soothing properties.
6. Caudalie Beauty Elixir Face Mist
Created in 1997 and inspired by the ancient youth elixir recipe prepared for the Queen of Hungary in the 16th century, Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a 100% plant-based face mist that reveals the complexion’s glow and tightens pores all while setting make-up. Key ingredients are green grape, rose essential oil, rosemary essential oil, and lemon balm essential oil. This face mist is better suited to normal, combination, and oily skin.
7. Violette_fr Boum-Boum Milk
I absolutely love this face toner! Suitable for all skin types (even the most sensitive), Boum-Boum Milk is a toner, serum, and moisturizer in a bottle. Enriched with Fermented Birch Sap, Glacier Water, Squalane, and Olive Leaf Extract, this one-of-a-kind probiotic-based formula rebalances, hydrates, and soothes skin for calmer, less reactive skin and better cell regeneration.
If you have oily, combination skin (like mine), you can use Boum-Boum Milk alone as a moisturizer. Or if you have dry, mature skin, use it in combination with C’est La Cream (which I love).
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