After cleansing with your face wash of choice, toners can help get the very last bit of makeup (or any other impurities like pollution and dirt) off your skin. It really only takes looking at a cotton pad postswipe and seeing leftover grime still there to be sold. Toners also help clarify and tighten pores, and while many have gotten a bad rap historically for overstripping, good toners actually work to remove excess oils, lightly exfoliate, and balance skin’s pH instead.
Our editors have already tried dozens of toners over the years, and these are their favorites . . . with not one on this list costing more than $34. See which toners get our stamp of approval ahead, and read our reviews, too.