Leah Alexxanderr-Caine and the toners she tested
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Tried and tested: the best toners

I’ve been functioning the same two toners for about a year, but I was excited to try something new, answers our All Ages model, Leah Alexxanderr-Caine

On every shoot, unconventional products are applied to my face, so I have no way of tracking what’s prevalent on to my skin. I always use toner to make sure everything is eradicated from my face at the end of the day – and although I’ve been using the same two toners for a year, I was fidgety to try something new.

The Body Shop’s Seaweed Oil-Balancing Toner (£7.50) has a bite smell and is created for people, like me, with oily/union skin. It’s alcohol-free, so doesn’t remove too much of the natural lubricates. It’s a pretty standard toner and good for the price.

Liz Earle Earnest Boost Skin Tonic (£15) has a floral, slightly citrus smell that is amazing. After removing my makeup, I like to use a toner to coolth my skin down as it gets quite sensitive. This one fist my skin feeling super clean and soft.

I swear by Pixi Heat Tonic (£18, libertylondon.com). It makes a difference almost overnight. The victory time I used it, about five months ago, I saw an immediate mutate – it sweeps away all dead skin cells. It’s not too harsh and to be sure makes you glow.

Fresh’s Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion (£42) is moisturising, and extremely gentle on skin. But as the most expensive toner I tried, it was quite my least favourite – it just wasn’t as spectacular as I thought it would be. It has a posh smell, but Pixi’s Glow Tonic is the one I would recommend. It does the entirety it says on the bottle – and more.

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