Korean Toner Pads: How to pick YOUR Toner Pads?

What are Toner Pads? 

If you are someone who has used your toner with a cotton pad, then you will definitely understand the annoyingness of pouring toner on the cotton pad on daily-basis. Yes, it is simplistic itself to do so, but imagine having to re-enact it everyday. Therefore the revolutionary Toner Pads enters the room. 

For those who don't know, toner pads are cotton rounds that are soaked in toner that could have various functionalities to fit different skin types. The cotton pads usually come with a rough side (for mild exfoliation) and a smooth side (for hydration). With the combination of the applicator and toner, applying toner has never been easier. Continue reading to see the benefits of toner pads, types of toner pads and how to pick your toner pads. 

Benefits of Toner Pads

  • Cleanse & Micro-exfoliate: As someone who wears makeup almost everyday, I know how much residues makeup could leave on my skin. If you wear makeup or sunscreen, then you need to be aware of the hazards of not giving your skin a good cleanse! Pores will be clogged and skin will look dull, causing your skin to age quicker than ever. One simple way to solve the issue is to use toner pads. The rough side of toner pads could effectively remove makeup residues and dead skin cells off the skin by a few gentle swipes, resulting in a much smoother complexion. 
    • Quick kick of moisture: Each piece of toner pad usually has a generous amount of toner that gives your skin that extra boost of moisture, resulting in softer and clearer skin. As I have mentioned, toner pads usually has a rough side & a smooth side. While the rough side is used for exfoliation, the smooth side can be used as a mini mask on areas that are particularly dry or rough. 
      • Timer saver: I don't know about you guys, but I always struggle with time-management in the mornings, and it is impossible to complete each step of my skincare routine without running late. Toner pad is therefore a life-saver to me, that I could cleanse and hydrate my skin in one go. Plus, some toner pads have got a cooling effect that helps me wakeup during the mornings. 
        • Easy to travel with: Have you ever travelled with a whole bag of skincare products? Well toner pads will definitely make your life easier. Just put a few pieces of it in a ziplock bag on the go. 


          What Types of Toner Pads are Available? 

          1. COSRX

          COSRX has 3 types of toner pads, each targeting a different skin type/ skin condition. Keep on reading to find out which one you should get! 

          For those who have oily, combination and acne-prone skin, this toner pad is a MUST HAVE! These daily pre-soaked exfoliating pads gently wipe out excess oil and dead skin, leaving the skin super clear, smooth and well-balanced.
          You must be curious about how does this work? Well, this one is infilled with Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water 85.92%, which contains BHA that acts as a natural exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and promote new skin growth.
          After wiping your entire face with the rough side of this pad, turn it over and use it as a mini sheet mask on oily or rough areas such as the nose, forehead and chin. Shop here

          If you feel like the One Step Original Clear Pad is a little too harsh for your skin because you have dry and sensitive skin, the COSRX Moisture Up Pad is more likely to be your holy grail. 

          It contains hyaluronic acid, propolis and natural BHA to gently hydrate, smoothen and replenish the skin without any irritation. After wiping your entire face with the rough side of this pad, turn it over and use it as a mini sheet mask on specific dry areas such as the cheeks, nose and chin. It gives your skin that extra boost of moisture, allowing makeup to glide on smoothly without looking flaky at all. Shop here

          This is the ultimate calming toner pad to soothe irritated skin with just a few simple wipes. It contains Green-RX Complex (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana, Tea Tree Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Extract) and PHA to gently remove dead skin while hydrating and calming the skin. This one can also be used as a mini face mask on irritated areas! Shop here

            2. Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch (All skin types / Sensitive skin)

          Abib Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch is one of the Best-seller toner pad in Korea. With each pad pre-soaked with Ample Heartleaf Extract and Althaea Rosea Root Extract, this toner pad removes impurities while hydrating and calming the skin, leaving your skin extremely comfortable and soft. It is alcohol free, fragrance free and features a hypoallergenic formula that is super safe, even for extremely sensitive and damaged skin! Shop here

          3. Neogen

          Neogen has a variety of toner pads, each targeting a different skin condition. Here, I will introduce you to three of their most popular toner pads! If you want to discover their full range, click here

          • Calming Cica Tree Pad (All skin type / Sensitive skin)

          This popular toner pad is for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The micro-fibre pads are enriched with some of the most calming ingredients including cica complex, tea tree leaf extract, aloe vera, heart leaf, ceramide and hyaluronic acid. This pad also contains gentle peeling ingredients PHA & LHA which are way less irritative compared to AHA & BHA. The unique formula of this toner pad hydrates, soothes and remove dead skin cells effectively! This toner pad is definitely something that you could use on daily bases without worrying about irritating your delicate skin! Shop here

          • Real Charcoal Pad (Oily skin / Combination skin)

          Hello oily/combination skin people, you have made it here! This Real Charcoal Pad is a double-effect pad that absorbs excessive sebum + exfoliates skin surface. Here's how this baby works: It contains Bamboo Charcoal & Canadian glacial soil alongside with some non-irritating peeling ingredients that absorbs sebum and waste while removing dead skin, resulting in a visibly smoother skin texture and tightened pores!  ABS Ginger Mint Extract has also been formulated into this toner pad to cool the skin temperature and further tighten the pores! Shop here

          • Wine Lift PHA Gauze Peeling (All skin types / Saggy skin / First signs of aging)
          If you are looking for an All-in-one toner pad, this one is for you. Well, it's actually called a peeling pad, so obviously, it has peeling effects that leaves your skin smoother and cleaner, but this one also offers firming, hydrating and brightening effects. Infused with purple wine, 10 kinds of berries and PHA, it revitalises and firm skin into a youthful complexion! By the way, this is a no-wash exfoliator, so no need for washing after using it! Just perform your normal skincare routine after using it! Shop here

          4. Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Toner Pad Plus (All skin types)

          This one is definitely one of the most popular Vitamin C toner pad in Korea, well-known for it's 5-in-1 effect: Vitality + Moisture + Even Skin Texture + Remove Impurities + Booster. It is formulated with Naturally derived fruit acids to remove stubborn dead skin cells for a smoother and brighter skin. It can be used everyday as a substitute of regular toners! Shop here

          5. Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing Peeling Pad Toner (All skin types / Sensitive skin)

          Did you know that egg plant is great for our skin? It contains Vitamin C to protect our skin from oxidative damage while also preventing ageing, fine lines and dark spots! 

          Formulated with Eggplant extracts and AHA fruit complex, this toner pad is perfect for everyday use to remove dead skin cells, hydrate and soften your skin! The oversized pads makes it quick & easy for daily use! Shop here

          6. VT Cica Mild Toner Pad (All skin types / Sensitive skin) 

          This toner pad picks up impurities, dead skin cells while soothing and delivering moisture to the skin. It contains Cicaliao™ and Cicahyalon™ which are incredible soothing ingredients that gently hydrates and soothes the skin. It also has double-sided pads with the rough side improving skin texture and the smooth side as a mini face mask for dry and irritated skin areas. Shop here

           7. Too Cool For School

          •  Egg Pore Clear Pad (All skin types / Sensitive skin) 
          This is a dual effect pore care toner pad targeted at blackheads and enlarged pores! It contains Egg White (albumin) extract to help firm the pores to create a smooth and sleek complexion alongside with PHA & LHA which are gentle chemical exfoliants that can be used even by sensitive skin! It also contains Egg Yolk Extract, Panthenol and Birch Tree Water for an extra boost of moisture and nourishment, leaving the skin extremely comfortable and nourished! Shop here
          • Egg Cica Ampoule Pad (Sensitive / Tired skin)
          Are you experiencing sensitive, itchy and tired skin? Don't worry, we've all been there. The most crucial thing to do when our skin is irritated and fatigued is to calm it down with soothing ingredients. This toner pad is enriched with centella asiatica (cica) extract, green tea, houttuynia cordata, and mugwort, comforting tired vulnerable skin. It also contains Egg Yolk extract to nourish and create a glowing complexion! 
          Simply wipe your face with this toner pad and use it as mini face masks on irritated areas and see the sensitivity, irritation or redness go away. Shop here


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