This is a question I get asked a lot by customers – memories of stinging skin is enough to make most people wary!
So, why do toners have such a bad rap? And is there any point in using them?
The majority of Toners contain high levels of alcohol which is used to ‘tone’ and ‘tighten’ the skin.
This is down to its astringent effects, which give the appearance of pores ‘shrinking’ – a process which is as bad for the skin as it sounds!
These harsh formulas put many people off Toners, particularly those with sensitive skin or rosacea.
Sensitive skin or not, all skin types should avoid Alcohol as it is very drying and stripping and leaves skin exposed, distressed and out of balance.
A New Approach
Pai Bioaffinity Tonics are alcohol-free and work in a very different way to traditional toners. They focus on maintaining the balance of the skin and lowering skin alkalinity after cleansing.
Rich in the water or ‘juice’ contained within the lotus root and rice plant, they also deliver a huge dose of vitamins, minerals and amino acids – so make a big difference to overall skin health, comfort and clarity.
I swear by my Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Tonic – it comes with me everywhere!
I always carry one in my hand luggage when I fly long haul, and spritz daily after cleansing before I apply my Rosehip oil.
A few of the girls at Pai HQ keep one on their desks for an afternoon skin pick-me-up. If they’re off out in the evening they also spritz them over makeup to add a dewy glow – a tip they picked up from makeup artist extraordinaire Kenneth Soh!
Would love to hear if you’re as addicted to your Toner as I am, or if you still need convincing…?