Mention toner, and the sensation that used to come to mind is likely to be drying with a tinge of alcohol. With most beauty brands becoming more aware of consumer needs and refining their technology to improve their products, the results are evenly spread across product ranges, right down to the toners.

As the second most important step of a basic cleansing routine (clean, tone, moisturize), why do most people feel that it’s ok to skip this step? A logical answer I would derive is that some toners, depending on the core ingredients, have a slightly uncomfortable tightening or stinging effect on the skin. This is due to the toner’s astringent properties, which may not sit well on sensitive skin types.

Choosing the right toner should take as much effort as choosing a moisturiser but the fact is most people usually choose a toner as part of their cleansing package.

Juju Aquamoist Moisture Lotion Review 2

Thank goodness for toners like the Juju Aquamoist Moisture Lotion (Light), which are easy on the pocket and offers twice the amount of hyaluronic acid than other toners in its range to hydrate your skin throughout the day. It’s true: I hardly feel the need to moisturise my skin (although I definitely should) before going to bed, that’s how good it is.

The fact that it’s oil-free and yet deeply moisturising without being sticky is something I have yet to wrap my head around – but no complaints there. Apart from purifying my skin, the lightweight lotion is absorbed easily into the skin, which helps to suck and seal in the moisturizer for optimal hydration. That’s what I would call great teamwork.

Each 200ml bottle retails at SGD20.90 and is available at [email protected] by Beauty Direct (at 100AM), Watsons and SASA.