3 of our fave skin toners for tighter pores

21 August, 2023 / words by IALH Editorial Team

Written by Lauren Gordon

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Toners are a multi-purpose step that should be added to your skincare routine if you’re looking for minimised pores, a brighten complexion and smoother skin. The product has had somewhat of a renaissance in recent years and have progressed from being the alcohol-based drying product they once were, and now serve more than one purpose in your daily skincare routine. 

Used after cleansing and before using your serums, moisturiser and SPF, a toner can help exfoliate your skin by removing impurities while also eradicating bulging breakouts and calming facial acne. Depending on your toner of choice, there are many more benefits to reap.

Here are three of our top recommended toners if tighter and refreshed skin is your skincare goal.

1) Oskia Violet Water Treatment Tonic

Oskia’s Violet Water is a purifying exfoliating treatment tonic, packed full with 31 actives which help support, brighten and clear congested skin. Unclogged pores and a reduced appearance of blemishes is what you can expect after swiping this product across your skin, revealing a healthy-looking complexion. 

For an extra layer of luxury, the product is inspired by the violet-coloured, sulphur-rich, healing waters of Ancient Sicily, so you know your skin is in for a treat.


Violet Water BHA Clarifying Treatment Tonic

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2) Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum

If Rihanna loves it then so do we. Fenty’s Fat Water Toner snatches pores as well as dark spots, meaning you’ll be hitting two skin concerns with one product. Your skin is guaranteed to look clearer, any bumpy textures smoothed out and a reduction in oil to keep you from looking shiny all day.

This universal game-changer also has all of the perks of serum – it leaves your skin nourished, hydrated and replenished, plus it smells like a sweet blend of cherry and sun-kissed fig.

Fenty Skin

Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum

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3) Ren Skincare Radiance Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

The Radiance Ready Steady Glow Daily Tonic isn’t part of our founder’s Ren Skincare collection for nothing. This skin-resurfacing AHA facial toner exfoliates, brightens, tightens and hydrates for a smooth, even and energised complexion, whilst being gentle enough for daily use.

It’s also formulated with Lactic Acid and Salicin, bringing energy back to dull or tired-looking skin, tightening pores, smoothing skin and breaking up dead skin cells for a revitalised appearance.

REN Skincare

Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

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IALH Editorial Team


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