These 3 Alcohol-Free Toners Won’t Irritate Your Sensitive Skin

by YunAlex

 These 3 Alcohol-Free Toners Won’t Irritate Your Sensitive Skin

No alcohol, no skin sting


 Facial toners add another layer of targetted caring when it comes to your beauty routine. However, many toners contain alcohol as the main ingredient, which can cause irritation and dryness, especially for those with sensitive skin. Fret not — alcohol-free toners which are said to be gentler are here.


 The pros and cons of alcohol in skincare

Is alcohol for skincare really that bad? Not necessarily.
Many toners use simple alcohols a.k.a. ethanol, methanol, denatured alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol. You might be familiar with them since we often use them for hand sanitising.

As a facial toner ingredient, simple alcohols are effective in dealing with bacteria and getting rid of excess oil and shine. However, they also tend to strip the skin of any moisture and can cause irritation, inflammation, and intense dry patches. People with dry and sensitive skin tend to benefit least from these types of products.


As for alcohol-free toners, these are products that don’t contain simple alcohols in their ingredients list. However, they can still contain ‘good alcohols’ that are proven beneficial to most skin types, even the most sensitive ones.

One example of good alcohol found in alcohol-free products is topical ethanol. This is great at protecting the skin’s moisture. There are also fatty alcohols like methyl, cetyl, stearyl, cetearyl, or lanolin alcohol which have natural emollients and help increase the product’s shelf-life. They also contain fewer irritants than simple alcohols.

Too complicated? We’re here to make things easy. Here’s a list of 3 alcohol-free facial toners for your sensitive skin to get in COSCOREA.



1. Pyungkang Yul Essence Toner

This K-beauty pick is made with 90% astragalus membranaceus extract that protects the skin barrier from natural stressors while keeping it fresh and hydrated from inside out. It’s also very lightweight and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple all day long.
Another reason to get it: As the name suggests, it acts like an essence and a toner in one which cuts down your skincare routine.


2. Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

This alcohol-free facial toner helps balance your skin’s pH levels, as well as prolongs hydration for healthier-looking skin. It uses a blend of beta-glucan and centella asiatica that help calm the skin from irritation and inflammation.


Another reason to get it: The combination of hyaluronic acid and plant-based extracts also increases the skin’s capability to repair itself from damage caused by external factors.


3. CosRX Hydrium Watery Toner

This product is powered by Hydrium Synergy-8 Complex which has six types of hyaluronic acids, d-panthenol and allantoin for the ultimate skin hydration. It also contains vitamin B5 which helps the skin’s natural repair process to deal with skin issues caused by external damage.


Another reason to get it: This alcohol-free facial toner leaves the skin looking dewy but not greasy, giving you a lit-from-within glow that lasts all day.


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