Toners are usually applied as the second step of your skincare routine. After cleansing, toners often help provide a pH balance to your skin. Traditionally, toners are made with alcohol to decrease the appearance of greasiness. But sometimes alcohol-based toners can be harsh on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. Thus, many brands are opting to make their toners alcohol-free, which helps prevent over-drying the skin. So if you are planning on changing your toner, here are Beauty Insider’s best alcohol-free toners we recommend you try. 

Best Alcohol-Free Toners

1. Dear, Klairs Supple Preparation Toner 

Dear, Klairs Supple Preparation Toner is one of the best alcohol-free toners you should add to your skincare routine. It features a gentle formula that absorbs easily into the skin and has a pH level of 5. Besides that, it is unlike a conventional toner as it has a much thicker and more gel-like consistency. Its formula also consists of a mixture of natural plant extracts that have wound-healing and soothing properties. 

Why we love it:

  • Fragrance-free option
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Contains aloe vera

Price: RM80.10

Where to buy: Watsons

2. Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Astringent 

Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Astringent is definitely worth every penny. One of the best alcohol-free toners, it is non-drying and uses organic ingredients. Witch hazel is also the holy grail to healthier and clearer skin and this toner is a cult favourite. It comes in many different variations including an unscented version. Furthermore, it has high levels of active ingredients that help heal, soothe, cleanse and preserve the skin. 

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Contains organic ingredients
  • Non-drying 

Price: RM53.10

Where to buy: e’ACE

3. Pixi Glow Tonic 

Another cult favourite is the Pixi Glow Tonic. A great alcohol-free toner that is filled with antioxidants. Loved by many, this toner helps protect the skin from free radicals. Its formula also contains 5% of glycolic acid to slough away dead skin cells gently. Thus, it also helps prevent breakouts usually caused by excess sebum and trapped skin cells. Besides that, it is also paraben-free and perfect for travelling. 

Why we love it:

  • Exfoliates the skin
  • Nice citrus smell
  • Improves skin texture

Price: RM72.00

Where to buy: Sephora

4. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

The Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner contains a blend of rose fruit extracts, rose water and luxury rose oils that benefit the skin. Not only is the packaging of this alcohol-free toner aesthetically pleasing, but it also helps deeply hydrate, smoothen and soften the skin. The presence of rose water also gives your skin a subtle glow. With such a hydrating toner, it keeps your skin supple all day long.

Why we love it:

  • Hydrating
  • Supple skin
  • Calming properties

Price: RM110.00

Where to buy: Fresh

5. Innisfree No Sebum Toner 

The Innisfree No Sebum Toner is one of the best alcohol-free toners for oily skin. Part of the No Sebum range, its star ingredient is Salix Alba Bark Extract, otherwise known as Willow Bark. Which naturally contains the saving grave of acne, Salicylic Acid. Furthermore, it also contains fermented Satsuma extracts that help calm irritations and fight wrinkles. 

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for oily skin
  • Calms irritation
  • Contains salicylic acid

Price: RM55.00

Where to buy: Innisfree

6. Simple Soothing Facial Toner 

The Simple Soothing Facial Toner is an affordable and recognised drugstore brand everyone loves. The skincare brand is best known for minimal and kind-to-skin products. Suitable for all skin types, it even caters to sensitive skin. Thus, its toner is oil-free and won’t leave your skin feeling dry or tight. 

Why we love it:

  • Gentle on the skin
  • No artificial chemicals
  • Affordable

Price: RM18.88

Where to buy: Watsons

7. Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner 

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner is a popular herbal toner. Its formula contains calendula petals that have antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Both of which help in preventing acne and healing wounds. Furthermore, calendula extract also helps stimulate collagen production. Thus, keeping your skin supple and preventing flaky and dry skin. 

Why we love it:

  • Recyclable packaging
  • Alcohol-free
  • Soothing

Price: RM102.00

Where to buy: Kiehl’s