While they may not look too dissimilar to your average post-cleanse toner, acid toners (also known as liquid exfoliants) actually do a whole lot more leg work.
Sure, they’re applied in the same way (cotton pad gently swept over your face), but they take it up a notch by resurfacing your skin and sloughing away any dead cells, in turn ridding your complexion of fine lines, emptying blocked pores, reducing the appearance of imperfections and generally leaving you with brighter, smoother, healthier finish.
It’s all thanks to the inclusion of exfoliating ingredients such as BHAs (salicylic acid) that are ideal for blemish-prone skin and AHAs (lactic acid, glycolic acid) which will work their magic on pretty much any skin type, other than very sensitive.
Here are eight acid toners worth their weight in gold…
Zelens PHA+ Bio-Peel pads, £52
Infused with a quad of hydroxyl acids to gradually resurface your skin, these little pads will reduce the appearance of fine lines, banish dullness and empty clogged pores. While they’re powerful, they’ve also been carefully formulated by the one and only Dr Marko Lens to be non-irritating and hydrate as well as exfoliate, to leave your skin plump, bright and quenched.