Toners vs. Mists: What's the Difference, Really?

Toners vs. Mists: What's the Difference, Really?

Posted by DeeAnn Tracy on

What’s the difference between a Toner and Facial Mist? 

Simply put, toners are astringents which help deep clean and shrink your pores, while facial mists contain nourishing ingredients that keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.

Toners are meant to be used after washing your face to remove traces of dirt, grime and impurities while preparing your skin for better absorption of serums and moisturizers. When used regularly, toners can have a positive effect on your skin’s overall appearance by reducing impurities.

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Benefits of a Toner

1. Minimizes the appearance of pores:

When pores appear smaller, your skin has a smoother, more polished look. Facial toner helps create a lovely, more luminous appearance so you can go bare faced and feel fully confident.

2. Tightens skin: 

Toners help give skin a tighter, firmer look. Use it twice a day and you’ll feel the difference straightaway.

3. Balances oil production:

Toners have the ability to even out oil production, whether your skin tends to be oily or dry. 

4. Removes oil, dirt and grime:

Keeps skin clean and clear, removing build up that happens naturally every day.

5. Prepares skin for absorption of serums and moisturizers:

Helps to increase absorption of your favorite serums and moisturizers of choice.

Face mists contain not just water, but additional humectant and emollient ingredients that add hydration, improve absorption of moisturizer, and allow smoother application of makeup, leading to more radiant skin. Mists can be applied any time of day. They are super versatile and are a great addition to your skincare routine. With their ability to soothe hot and inflamed skin, refresh your makeup look, and offer a boost of hydration no matter where you are, we know you’ll fall in love with a facial mist. Additionally, they can be a lovely anti-stress and anxiety remedy.

Benefits of a Mist

1. Refreshes your skin:

On the go hydrator, face mist is the fastest-ever skin reviver. Spritzing your face feels cooling and refreshing on a hot day, post workout or whenever you hit that midday slump at the office.

2. Seals in moisture:

Another way to increase your skin's hydration is to layer one or more applications of face mist in between your skincare and makeup steps. For example, you could mist in between cleanser and serum, before and after moisturizer, or in between primer and foundation (allowing a few moments for it to absorb after every spritz). With each step, you're sealing in the moisture with the product you put on top. The end result will be a plumper, dewier skin look. 

3. Primes your skin for makeup:

If you apply it before foundation, a layer of face mist can create a smoother, more hydrated canvas over which to apply your makeup. You can also apply a spritz or two after makeup to set it and keep your makeup clean and fresh all day long. 

4. Thins out other products:

Sometimes, a product just isn't working. Maybe the consistency is too thick, the texture is too heavy, or the coverage level is too opaque. Face mist can come in handy because you can make your own DIY concoctions like diluting a cream into a lotion or thinning out a foundation into a sheer tint.

5. Aroma therapeutic:

The aroma of a facial mist can have calming and anti anxiety effects. Keep one on your desk at work or by your bed as a night time relaxing routine and notice the difference in your mood throughout the day!

Which of our products is best for you?

Our Rose Phyto3 Facial Mist is formulated with a blend of rosewater, aloe, super fruit and plant extracts, peptides, plant stem cells and pure essential oils. The aroma is refreshing and calming, it’s like sitting in a rose garden, not overly strong smelling just subtle and fresh. We love putting a bottle in the fridge for those hot Arizona summer days. Hello, fresh and cool!   

Rose Phyto3 Toner is ideally used after cleansing and before applying moisturizer to help restore the skin's natural acid mantle (protective barrier), tighten pores and remove traces of dirt and grime. Apply the Toner to a flat cotton pad and swipe across skin, then apply serum and moisturizer. It is also great to use as a freshener after a workout to clear excess sweat from the skin. It is super gentle and mild, great for sensitive and dry skin. 

Our Power Repair Face Mist is full of skin loving and hydrating goodness. Containing organic aloe vera, vitamin C ester, and pure essential oils, this mist offers a hydrating boost to your skin whenever it needs it. Just one spritz will sink deep into your pores and infuse them with an elixir of anti-aging and antioxidant-rich ingredients used to firm, hydrate, and restore. Both you and your skin won’t regret having this at an arm's length throughout the day! 

Power Repair Toner applied after cleansing, helps to tighten pores and balance oil production. With skin-loving ingredients like organic aloe vera gel, witch hazel, and pure essential oils of pink grapefruit, orange and lavadin grosso, your skin will feel clean and refreshed while simultaneously helping soothe and heal after a sun-filled or stressful day. We recommend this toner for more oily to acne prone skin as it is a bit more astringent than our Rose Toner. The refreshing blend of tightening citrus essential oils and botanical extracts will leave you feeling refreshed and calm after a long day out in the sun. 

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