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toners for acne-prone skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for toners for acne-prone skin.

If you have acne-prone skin, facial toners can help to balance out the bacteria in your skin and prevent pimples. Facial toners are alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and oil-free. They are also designed to be used in addition to other acne treatments such as cleansers, toners, and serums.

Dr. Jart+Teatreement™ Toner

ITEM: 2300267

Size: 4.05 oz/ 120 mL

473 Reviews


I like the way it felt on my skin. Some toners I have used in the past have been way to harsh and have actually burnt my skin, this toner is quite perfect for my acne prone skin!...I really like this toner to add an extra layer of light exfoliation/astringency when my skin needs clarifying. ...Great for acne prone skin!

What it is: A purifying toner that removes excess dirt and oil while visibly rebalancing, soothing, hydrating, and reducing the look of redness.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Teatreement™ Solution (Tea Tree Leaf Extract, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, 4-Terpineol): Targets problematic areas and supports skin‘s pH balance.
- Green Calming Complex (Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract): Soothes and hydrates.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phtha

SEPHORA COLLECTIONWeekend Warrior Tone Up Cream

Size: 0.946 oz/ 28 mL¡ITEM: 2236784

Color: 5 Do Not Disturb - tan-deep w/ warm undertone

109 Reviews


Surprisingly buildable and absorbs into my skin!...I have dark spots and acne so a couple layers of application helped neutralise the blemishes and my skin feels like I'm wearing nothing. ...But it's not about color matching in order to disguise your existing skin. It's color matching to get this beautiful and subtle glow.

What it is: A weightless complexion booster, infused with skincare benefits, visibly brightens and blurs and evens out skin's appearance.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This cream is inspired by the K-beauty trend, providing a sheer veil of color to give a brightening and visibly toning effect to skin. It smooths the look of the complexion and contains kumquat extracts, blurring imperfections and reducing the appearance of discoloration to leave the skin visibly perked up, dewy, and weekend ready.


I haven't noticed a change in my skin, but I still love using this toner. It is not harsh on my face and smells divine. ...Great For Dull Looking Skin!...I should have taken a BEFORE picture because I cannot praise this toner enough! I definitely will be purchasing this toner again!

What it is: A lavender-infused toner that soothes and re-balances with a visibly clarifying boost post-cleanse.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Witch Hazel: Visibly clarifies and cleanses.
- Lavender Oil: Calms and replenishes.
- Aloe Vera: Soothes and hydrates.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.


Perfect for oily and acne prone skin like mine....Wonderful Combo Skin Toner...First thing's first: I LOVE TONERS. My acne-prone, sensitive, Combo Skin has been on the hunt for a clarifying, invigorating toner to tackle my skin concerns without being harsh or drying.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A pore-refining toner with salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids to remove excess oil, clarify, and freshen the complexion without stripping skin.


I have combination acne/congested prone skin and I like to use acid toners to help with my issue. ...I am acne prone and suffer from post acne marks. I have tried a lot of products and some help but this toner… this toner… is like magic.

What it is: A brightening 3% TXA (tranexamic acid) toner that’s clinically proven to reduce the look of dark spots in just 7 days, gently resurfaces and evens skin with azelaic acid and 5% PHA, and is suitable for all skin types and tones.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 3% TXA (Tranexamic Acid): Visibly brightens and reduces the look of dark spots.
- 5% PHA (Gluconolactone) and Azelaic Acid: Visibly evens tone, smooths texture, and gently exfoliates.
- Upcycled Tangerine Peel: A hydrating nature-derived antioxidant.

CLINIQUEExfoliating Tonic

Size: 6.7 oz/ 198 mL¡ITEM: 50765

48 Reviews


this toner (they call it scruffing lotion, but it's toner) is great. it does burn a little when you put it on, but I think that's just the ingredients totally killing your acne. ...helped clear acne without irritating sensitive skin

What it is:
A daily exfoliator for multiple skin types.

What it is formulated to do:
This gentle yet powerful exfoliator de-flakes and smooths skin’s surface to reveal clearer skin. It preps for shave, unclogs pores, and minimizes oil buildup for a healthy look.


This is the best toner I have ever used on my skin. I don’t normally write a review but I couldn’t help it this time. ...Amazing toner...I’ve used this product for a few weeks now and it is extremely hydrating considering it exfoliates and tightens the appearance of pores. I have oily & acne-prone skin and this has helped tremendously.

What it is: A first-step toner that gently exfoliates, helps rebalance skin, and delivers lightweight hydration.

Skin Type:
Combination, Oily

Skincare Concerns: Uneven Texture, Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers effective, long-lasting hydration.
- PHA: Gently exfoliates and softens skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.


I love this toner!! I have a few mario badescu toners.. the glycolic acid toner, the seaweed, the rose and witch hazel and the lavender and witch hazel. ...favorite toner!...I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a nice, natural toner to bump up their skin care game

What it is: A witch hazel- and rose-infused astringent formulated to help restore clarity and radiance to skin post-cleanse.


helps with not only ingrowns but back acne...This has helped me with not only ingrowns but my back acne! I've struggled with back acne for a while and haven't found anything that worked as good as this. ...I have very dark inner thighs from chafing, prone to ingrown sand acne. I’ll be repurchasing for sure!

What it is: A lightweight serum—for your face, armpits, and bikini area—to soothe, calm, and comfort irritated skin, and discourage the formation of visible bumps from ingrown hairs.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Penetrates pores to target bump-causing buildup.
- Zinc PCA: Minimizes the appearance of skin irritation.
- Glycolic Acid: Exfoliates to visibly refine uneven texture.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.


I received this product from Topbox #freeproduct. This toner works great with my sensitive acne prone skin. ...Good for sensitive skin...I have sensitive pustular (acne) rosacea prone skin that can be both dry and oily at the same time.

What it is: A comforting milky cream and toner hybrid in a refillable bottle, enriched with nourishing ceramides and peptides for radiant, hydrated skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Acne and Blemishes, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Ceramide & Peptide Complex (Ceramides and Peptides): Helps deeply nourish and strengthen skin's moisture barrier.

- White Leaf Tea Water: Rich in amino acids and soothes and hydrate skin.

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