Set the Tone

Refresh your beauty routine—and your skin—with a multi-tasking toner. Here, W editors share their favorites.

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner

“I’ve been a P50 user for ages, but when they launched this ‘W’ version, I switched over to it. Not just because of my allegiance to W, but because it’s super gentle for my sensitive, fair complexion.” – Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 W, $59,


“I like to wipe away the evils of the day with Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner.” – Alix Browne, Features Director

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner, $39,


“I often use a harsh cleanser to treat my acne, so following it with a pH-balancing toner is important. Valmont’s uses rosewater, making it soothing and hydrating.” – Katie Becker, Beauty Editor

Valmont Vital Falls Invigorating Toner, $73,


“This alcohol-free formula is perfect for my dry, sensitive skin. The sweet smell doesn’t hurt either.” – Sarah Leon, Web Editor

Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner, $16,


“This vegan toner is the ultimate product for soothing my skin. It revives my complexion and also acts as an antibacterial and antioxidant. My skin feels hydrated, clean, and refreshed whenever I use it. It’s the perfect travel accessory for an overnight flight!” – Gillian Sagansky, Assistant to the Editor in Chief

Chantecaille Rosewater Toner, $62,


“A swipe of this antioxidant-packed black tea toner leaves my skin exactly the way I want it: fresh and moisturized.” – Mia Adorante, Associate to the Fashion and Style Director

Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner, $48,


“I started using this toner with its accompanying facial cleanser a few weeks ago and have already seen an improvement in my formerly splotchy, pimple-prone skin. It’s even helped me avoid my quarterly change-of-season breakout. Plus, it smells amazing.” – Sue Williamson, Digital Editorial Associate

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, $35,


“This alcohol-free toner acts as a calming agent rather than an astringent so it treats my skin without leaving it dry.” – Kat Herriman, Digital Editorial Assistant

Aesop B & Tea Balancing toner, $33,


“Formulated with powerful antioxidants found in Rooibos plants, this organic toner refreshes, protects against premature aging, and evens skin tone all at once.” – Claudia Mata, Accessories and Jewelry Director

Savane Purifying Toner, $40,