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        Best Toner 2016

        Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel

        Best Toner 2016
        WINNER 2016, 2015, 2014

        Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel

        It’s an oldie but a goodie: The gentle, all-natural liquid (which does the trick with just two ingredients: witch hazel and naturally derived alcohol) doesn’t sting while sapping sweat and oil. We even like to dab it on lightly with a cotton ball midday to help degrease our complexions without dulling our glow (or disturbing our perfectly sculpted contouring job).

        $6
        Best 2013 Toner

        La Roche Posay Effaclar

        Best 2013 Toner
        WINNER 2013

        La Roche Posay Effaclar

        More treatment than toner, this reviving formula is laced with lipohydroxy acid, a kinder form of salicylic acid that you’ll find in this brand, says L.A. dermatologist Jessica Wu. “It unclogs pores, refines skin texture, and helps fade acne scars.”

        $23
        Best 2012 Toner for Oily Skin

        Clinique Clarifying Lotion

        Best 2012 Toner for Oily Skin
        WINNER 2012

        Clinique Clarifying Lotion

        Full of salicylic and hyaluronic acids, plus glycerin, this tricked-out toner acts more like a gentle exfoliator that "makes skin feel smooth and refreshed," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Jeffrey Weinberg.

        $13
        Best 2007 Toner for Sensitive Skin

        Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion

        Best 2007 Toner for Sensitive Skin
        WINNER 2007

        Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion

        The aloe and almond oils in this alcohol-free toner are excellent for sensitive skin, says Boston dermatologist Ramsey Alsarraf. It also delivers vitamins A, B and E.

        $30/6.8 oz.
        Best 2007 Facial Toner for Acne Prone Skin

        Clean & Clear Cooling Daily Pore Toner

        Best 2007 Facial Toner for Acne Prone Skin
        WINNER 2007

        Clean & Clear Cooling Daily Pore Toner

        "Both the glycolic and salicylic acid exfoliate the skin and reduce oil that clogs pores," says New Orleans dermatologist Mary Lupo, who also commended this toner's pleasant smell and quick-drying properties.

        $4/8 oz.
        Best 2006 Facial Toner for Acne Prone Skin

        Prescriptives Immediate Matte Skin Conditioning Tonic

        Best 2006 Facial Toner for Acne Prone Skin
        WINNER 2006

        Prescriptives Immediate Matte Skin Conditioning Tonic

        This mattifying toner reduces oil and shine without overdrying skin, according to N.Y. dermatologist David Bank. It also effectively unclogs pores, reduces oil production and prevents blemishes.

        $19/6.7 oz.
        Best 2006 Facial Toner for Normal Skin

        Lancôme Pure Focus Pore Tightening Toner

        Best 2006 Facial Toner for Normal Skin
        WINNER 2006

        Lancôme Pure Focus Pore Tightening Toner

        The zinc and salicylic acid in this milky-white astringent make skin glow by removing dirt, oil and dead skin cells. "It leaves skin taut and plump without chapping like other toners," says dermatologist Robert Buka of N.Y.C.

        $25/6.8 oz.
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