Lots of people still (mistakenly) think that toners are unnecessary frou-frou, but they're especially vital when it comes to the colder months. Enjoying your winter skincare routine is similar to enjoying your winter evening walks--it's all about the layers. Toners prep your skin for the layers of moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup that are yet to come, and finding a refreshing, inoffensive and yet moisturizing candidate is often the key to keeping sensitive skin satisfied. Splashes of water and witch hazel are simply not enough; the toners that keep skin supple are the ones that focus on nourishing more than simply refreshing.
The generous amount of fatty acids in olives means good news for anyone dealing with extra-dry skin: these acids envelop and soak in to protect against further loss from your moisture barrier. THE FACE SHOP’s Olive Essential Toner ($15) is thick and protective without being oily, and has a clean, non-offensive scent to boot.