No more discussion. Toners are a skincare must-have. - Round Lab
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No more discussion. Toners are a skincare must-have.

Oct 06, 2022

“To be or not to be with toners” - the famous debate in the beauty world. The truth is you must. Making a toner a staple in your skincare routine can be life changing. 

The argument of toners being unnecessary or over-priced drying liquid is, regretfully, made by those who only know the bad formula of toners back in the 90s. Toners made right can deliver transformative benefits for your skin.  

Read on and let us re-introduce you to facial toners the right way.


What is toner? 

A toner is a liquid-based product you use after a cleanser and before serums. Its job is to restore the skin’s pH balance after cleansing.  

Your skin is the happiest when it's slightly acidic, but its preferred pH level can be compromised with hard water or harsh surfactants in the cleanser. A facial toner can bring your skin back to its jolly state. 


The benefits of a toner 

Beyond the textbook definition, a toner holds much more awesome power than just balancing the pH level. 

  • Remove excess impurities

A toner can clean off dirt, oil, and makeup residue your cleanser might miss. Even with a good cleanser and diligent effort, some impurities are too stubborn and too small for you to see. A toner is there to make sure your skin is clean and breathable. 

  • Soothe and hydrate the skin

It's not mentioned enough that cleansing can be the roughest step in the skincare routine. While cleansing, your skin is handled by many contacts, frictions, and surfactants, making it dry and irritated. A toner soothes your troubled skin quickly by using its water-like texture to deliver hydrating and calming ingredients to the skin. 

  • Promote skincare absorption

Your skin acts like a sponge, the ideal state for sufficient absorption is when it's damp. Remember, it's damp, not wet. A toner helps you get to that ideal state by laying down a lightly hydrated and pH-balanced base so that humectants and actives can make their way into the deeper layer of the skin, not just sitting at the surface, waiting to be washed off.  

  • Enhance your routine experience

There are times when you have to whip out those thick, heavy-duty moisturizers that require some rubbing to apply them. It makes skin care such a chore and much less enjoyable. A toner, a hydrating solution, provides a slip on your skin that makes thick texture cream glide easily. Using a toner helps create less force on the skin, preventing unnecessary irritation, premature sagging, and wrinkles. 


Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner 

The Round Lab team believes that a good toner should cover those mentioned basics. Yet, we also think, why is wasting time good when there's a possibility of being special?

With that mindset, we created Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner - a product made from unique ingredients for outstanding results.  

The Dokdo Toner's specialness starts with the main ingredients - Ulleungdo Deep Sea Water. The Ulleungdo sea water surrounding Dokdo island is famous for its pristine condition and rich minerals. The minerals are multi-functional elements that improve eczema, assist the anti-aging process, and support skin cell rejuvenation.  

We combine the sea water with Glycerin and Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract for an ultimate hydration shot that turns dehydrated, tight skin to supple and soft. 

The toner also includes Round Lab's exclusive patented enzyme - the Pro-tease HATCHING 07. A gentle exfoliant that is respectful of the skin barrier, fitting for even the most sensitive skin.

As an extra treat for sensitive skin, we incorporate skin-soothing stars like Panthenol and Allantoin into the toner. 


How to use 

You need no specific time or skin type to benefit from using the Dokdo Toner. But if you're struggling with dehydration while having oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin, you'll see that the Dokdo Toner can be a total game-changer.  

Saying that, we do have some suggestions when it comes to how to use the toner for the best result. 

To calm your irritated skin, make yourself a face mask by dousing the cotton pads in the toner so your skin can soak in the remedy. 

To create a base for a dewy skin look, apply the toner straight onto your skin, wait for one layer to absorb, then add another until you achieve plump skin. 

To nourish and maintain healthy skin, use the toner daily.  

If you're skipping toner, you miss out on many happy skin days. Try Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner today and treat your skin with the care it deserves. 

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