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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

470 Reviews


I'm very picky with toners but loved this one! It did not leave my skin feeling dried out afterwards(combo skin) and felt moisturizing enough. ...Im gonna start with saying i have very dry skin and occasionally ill break out with white heads and red painful zits....Recommend combo skin...Not for dry 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


Very good toner...This Skin Resolution Clarifying Toner was complimentary from Rose Inc and I in love with it!)...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.


My skin tends to scar very easily after pimples and breakouts and appear to be showing less scars after use!...The best toner for acne prone skin...This toner is one of the best that I’ve ever used for my acne scars.

What it is: A daily exfoliating toner that visibly fades discoloration and renews uneven texture with a blend of tranexamic and succinic acids.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dark Spots, and Redness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tranexamic Acid: Reduces the look of dark spots and discoloration.
- Beta Hydroxy Acid: Exfoliates and visibly renews rough and uneven texture.
- Succinic Acid: Calms visible redness and uneven skin tone.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This toner visibly corrects uneven tone and texture common to blemish-prone skin. This s


Best toner out there for acne prone skin...I am in love with this toner! it has made such a significant difference in the texture of my skin and I haven't gotten a new pimple or breakout since I started using this. ...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).

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.

Mario BadescuBuffering Lotion

ITEM: 2185379

Size: 1 oz/ 29 mL

41 Reviews


This really works in pimples under the skin. I put it on and breakout is minimized over night. ...I also use it on hormonal acne or when I feel I’m about to get a pimple or zit, I’ll apply a few drops only because it’s so watery, it’s not that easy.

What it is: A niacimamide and zinc oxide solution that targets large, under-the-surface bumps.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Improves the look of troubled skin.
- Zinc Oxide: Absorbs excess oil and purifies pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This is a lightweight, quick-absorbing solution that works overnight to help reduce the appearance of existing bumps. Soothing ingredients help re-balance skin and improve the look of troubled areas.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONWeekend Warrior Tone Up Cream

Size: 0.946 oz/ 28 mL·ITEM: 2236784

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

98 Reviews


I used this with my NARS radiant primer for extra hold (and glow) and it worked and stayed on, without being heavy, like a charm. NO skin irritations NO breakouts....I have combination skin and it made my skin oily/breakout

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 got to say this works great for my cystic acne. After putting this toner on, my cystic acne flattens and is around half the size it was the day before. ...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!

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.


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....doesn’t make me breakout...Finally!!! A toner that’s hydrating and doesn’t make me breakout and doesn’t make acne worse.

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

1.1K Reviews


Definitely recommend this toner. I have sensitive skin and it is the perfect toner. ...Best Toner I've Found...So many toners I've tried either dry my skin out or cause me to break out.

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.

La MerThe Tonic

ITEM: 1932383

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

45 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.

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