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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.

La MerThe Tonic

ITEM: 1932383

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

43 Reviews


Not For Acne Prone Skin...And if it does break you out just switch toners and it’ll heal. Overall it’s an okay toner, but be careful if you’re acne prone. ...This toner is incredible. Before my skin would have maybe a pimple or two.

What it is: A nurturing toner, rich in marine ingredients, to refresh and tone the skin after cleansing and balance the complexion before treatments.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, and Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

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

What Else You Need to Know: This refreshing treatment leaves skin feeling soothed and toned after cleansing.


Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A dual-phase facial toner to minimize the appearance of pores.

Solutions for:
- Pores
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Oiliness

If you want to know more…
This refreshing toner helps remove excess dirt and toxins for cleaner, clearer skin. It controls surface oil and refines the look of pores throughout the day, leaving skin softer, smoother, and more matte—yet with a healthy-looking radiance.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


i have been using this toner for ever two weeks now and i am loving it it hydrates my skin i have had no break outs or dry skin with this reason for 4 STARS i hate the smell of rose or floral scents and this is a rose smell not to over powering but not my fav but it does help with my skin...Love this brand! I love this toner..doesn’t dry your skin out. I also love their clay mask for zits.

What it is: A daily, non-stripping toner with real rose petals and hyaluronic acid that minimizes the look of pores while increasing skin hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rose Fruit Extract: Known for its toning properties.
- Rosewater: Soothes and nourishes.
- Angelica Leaf Extract: Helps retain moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.


I never get break outs nor do i have acne prone skin but this has been the only new thing I’ve used in my night time skin care routine. ...So far the best toner I’ve ever used. I have very sensitive and acne-prone skin and this product goes smooth on my face also won’t cause any break outs.

What it is: An alcohol-free, oatmeal-powered toner that hydrates, relieves, and soothes skin while supporting overall skin health for a balanced complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Lightweight Liquid

Formulation: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Redness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Colloidal Oatmeal: Helps soothe and protect dry or distressed skin.
- Wild Oats: Help soothe and relieve irritated skin.
- Honey: A humectant rich in antioxidants that helps soothe, soften, and moisturize skin.appearance.

belifAqua Bomb Hydrating Toner

ITEM: 2280295

Size: 6.75 oz/ 200 mL

1K Reviews


Definitely recommend this toner. I have sensitive skin and it is the perfect toner. ...Very Nice Toner...I really like this toner. It smells fresh and really does hydrate. When I started using this i did break out at first, but after continued use the breakout went away.

What it is: A lightweight toner that provides a refreshing splash of hydration to help nurture skin for a healthy-looking glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Pores, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Honeysuckle: Helps to sooth and calm the skin.
- Baobab: Helps lock in moisture and prevent water loss.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Helps keeps skin hydrated.


Soft and great for sensitive skin...I love how this toner worked on my skin without leaving it dry and tight. this didn't cause any break outs and it is such a reasonable price too! ...I received this product as a free sample from Pinchme, so far I can say that it does as it says - most of the time I'll use a product like this only to have pimples show up but too date my skin has appeared to be healthier and I've not had any blemish/pimple breakouts.

What it is: A gentle exfoliant for sensitive skin that helps remove dead skin cells for a smoother, brighter complexion.

Skin Type: Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Dark Spots, and Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- PHA 3%: Improves skin texture by exfoliating dead skin cells and allows other skincare to penetrate deeper into the skin.
- Niacinamide 3%: Helps control excess oil, reduces blemishes, and tackles redness.
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice: Soothes skin.

Dr. Jart+Teatreement™ Toner

ITEM: 2300267

Size: 4.05 oz/ 120 mL

464 Reviews


Made me break out so horribly. Did help with oiliness. I have oily-combination, acne-prone skin. ...Not for dry skin...Im gonna start with saying i have very dry skin and occasionally ill break out with white heads and red painful zits.

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


Smooth skin again!...and I have random hormonal cystic acne which is so pleasant. My skin is also a little sensitive and will break out with some new products. ...NOT NICE FOR SENSITIVE/ACNE PRONE SKIN...I have sensitive, acne prone skin and I bought this because it was suppose to help, but it didn’t at all… The foaming face wash and the white serum were also terrible for me too, very drying.

What it is: A resurfacing toner that visibly brightens and smooths skin, made with a six-acid blend to help with the look of hyperpigmentation and large pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Six-Acid Blend: A blend of lactic, salicylic, phytic, malic, gluconolactone, and citric acid that works to improve skin brightness and texture while dissolving blackheads.
- Niacinamide: Supports skin's barrier to keep moisture locked in.
- Bilberry Extract: Source of vitamin C and antioxidants that helps to brighten the look of skin. gluten-f


Very good toner...Super refreshing, cooling and minimizes break outs. Makes my skin feel so clean and smooth. ...I recently stopped taking birth control and purchased this product to help with hormonal acne. So far, I've only had one zit, which was tiny and was most likely caused by wearing a mask at work all day.

What it is: An alcohol-free, non-comedogenic daily toner rich with squalane and multiple acids to purify, exfoliate, and visibly brighten skin.


Found my perfect toner...This is my favorite toner. I've always have very oily skin. This toner clears the oils without over-stripping my skin or causing further break-outs (which I find a lot of harsher toners do). ...This toner made me breakout. I have highly sensitive skin over the top of my lip.

What it is: A toner powered by 100 percent-natural salicylic acid to exfoliate, visibly reduce oil, and minimize the appearance of blackheads and pores.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- All-Natural Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates, visibly refining skin’s texture.
- Grape and Rose Water: Provide antioxidant, prebiotic, hydrating, and soothing benefits while visibly boosting skin’s glow.
- Essential Oil Complex and Grapeseed Polyphenols: Provide antioxidant benefits, purify skin, and limit sebum oxidation to visibly reduce blackheads.

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