I have read conflicting things regarding toner. Some experts say you need a toner some say you do not. Toners are suppose to tighten and refine pores therefore making them appear smaller. They also remove any residue from your cleanser. I guess I've always used a toner and I just like the way it feels. But you definitely need to use a toner that is right for your skin. I think it is safe to say that most skin types should stay away from toners with alcohol in them (these are really astringents). Alcohol can be very drying to skin.
One great product that you can use as a toner is good old-fashioned rosewater. You just have to make sure that it is 100% percent pure does not have anything synthetic in it. You can go to www.bulgarianroseotto.com and get the 100% organic rosewater. Another good brand is from Heritage products, and you can find that on Amazon.com. Just go to Amazon.com and type in Heritage products in the search bar, and it will pull up.
The toner and I am using right now is called Pineapple and Papaya Enzyme Toner and you can order it at www.brenditasbodyworks.com It is a non-drying alcohol free toner and it is ideal for balanced, dry, hyperpigmented or mature skin. It has 96% organic ingredients. Even though this is the toner I am using right now, I always keep a bottle of rose water on hand, because after I put all my treatment products on my face at night the last thing I like to do is to spray my face with some rosewater. Rosewater has healing and hydration properties. Also in the morning after I finish putting my make up on, I spray rose water on my face and take a makeup sponge and just press it into my skin. This gives me some nice hydration and a nice glow.
My husband’s skin is a little on the oily side for right now he is using a toner from Gunilla of Sweden, and it is called Leroset Purifying Toner. This is one of the steps in their acne treatment line which is mostly natural. I have a friend who has problem skin who is testing the 4 step system for me now and seems to be having very good results. You can find this brand on Amazon.com