The importance of tonic lotions is often underestimated in the daily skincare routine. At first glance, some may wrongly believe that tonic lotion looks like bottled water. Even though it is mainly made of water, this cosmetic product also contains several active agents as well as plant extracts whose beneficial properties for the skin are well-known.
What is it used for?
The tonic lotion is first and foremost a complement to skin cleansing and is used to cleanse, refresh, purify and energize the skin. It allows to remove dust, last traces of makeup, sebum and impurities that remain on the skin surface after cleansing. A tonic lotion also tightens up the pores, preparing the skin for hydration. Depending on the chosen product, it can turn a dull complexion into a clear and radiant one, help reduce the appearance of blackheads and spots or restore the skin’s pH after cleasing.
A tonic lotion can simply be used with a cotton pad on the face, after the makeup is removed and the skin is cleansed. Always perform movements from the inside towards the outside and avoid the fragile eye contour area. Let it dry for a few seconds and enjoy its energizing action before applying your moisturizer.
Morning: removes the lipidic film produced by the skin during the night, without drying.
Night : the tonic lotion eliminates the last makeup traces left by the cleanser.
Ideally, the tonic lotion should be from the same cosmetic line as your other skincare products. This generally gives optimal results since the combined action of the products favours a more intense effect. The choice of a tonic lotion also has to be made according to your skin type in order to respect its needs.
|Skin type||Required effect||Suggested product|
|Normal||Refreshing||Toniqa – Action de Gala|
|Dry||Soothing||Delicate – Bioline|
|Combination or oily||Purifying||Exfoliating fluid – Germaine de Capuccini|
|Mature||Nourishing||Hydrating toning lotion – Germaine de Capuccini|
|Dehydrated||Hydrating||Comfort and youthfulness toning lotion – Germaine de Capuccini|
Tonic lotions should undoubtedly be a part of your daily skincare routine. They are an essential complement to a complete facial cleanse for a healthy-looking skin and a fresh sensation.