I figured I should do a list now for all the top 10 fungal acne-safe products and why not start with toners? Toners and essences are the easiest to find for me. I feel as if I struggle with finding serums and moisturizers that are fungal acne safe. By the way, has anyone heard of Kbeauty? It is one of the best discoveries and improved my skincare routine. Don’t be surprised if there are a lot of Kbeauty toners on this list! But, here is my list of the top 10 fungal acne safe toners.
Round Lab’s Dokdo Toner is one of my favorite toners to use. I recently finished another bottle of this watery toner. This is a hydrating toner and exfoliates the skin gently. They infused it with seawater from South Korea, Ulleungo Island. This toner can be used daily with a cotton pad or applied with your hands. If your skin gets irritated easily, this toner will help soothe the irritation with panthenol, allantoin, and betaine. This toner is moisturizing, softening, kills bacteria, and treats wounds. It doesn’t contain any alcohols, fragrances, oils, silicones, or sulfates. It’s a very simple toner and safe to use for sensitive, dry or dehydrated skin. This is reef safe but not cruelty-free or vegan.
Isntree came out with two types of hyaluronic acid toners: Hyaluronic Acid Toner and Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus. Both are fungal acne-safe, but I will review the plus one since I haven’t used the other one. I just wanted my readers to know that we can use both.
The Plus Toner is thicker than the regular toner, hence the plus in the title. It is free of alcohols, oils, parabens, silicones, and sulfates. It contains hyaluronic acid, centella asiatica extract, panthenol, and chamomilla recutita flower extract. This is great for sensitive and irritated skin types. I remember using this one around fall, which is the perfect weather to be using it, especially if you have dry skin. I tried it again in the summer and it was just too thick for me to use as a toner because the weather was hotter. During seasons, our skin types may change based on if the weather is cold or hot. My skin gets more combination skin types during the summer with some slight dehydration because I have dehydrated skin. I liked this toner more when I used it in the fall/winter because it sinks into my skin quicker. I felt like I was patting it into my skin more during the summer and I didn’t like how it dried onto my skin because it felt like a sticky film was on it. Again, this is just how it was on my skin so it can vary based on a person’s skin type or when/how you are using it. I did like it better with a cotton pad than just applying it onto the skin with my hands. This is reef safe but not cruelty-free or vegan.
I had a wonderful time using this toner and if I wasn’t reviewing or looking for more toners that are safe for my blog I would have purchased this again. This is an excellent watery toner, and it helped when I was going through some inflammation and redness. It is fragrance, alcohol, paraben, silicone, and sulfate-free. I like to layer this toner because it layers well on the skin. It wasn’t hard to finish at all and it is a great texture and amount. This has hyaluronic acid, aha, glycerin, and betaine. This is reef safe but not cruelty-free or vegan.
This one is a lifesaver! This is the toner you need to use when you have a fungal acne breakout. Green tea is an amazing ingredient to use when getting rid of fungal acne gently. Green tea has catechins, which are antimicrobial in nature and help destroy acne-causing bacteria. It is also anti-inflammatory and is great at getting rid of redness, swelling, and inflammation caused by acne and fungal acne. This is a hydrating toner and has 80% green tea extract. Green tea is high in amino acid, minerals, polyphenols (which makes it an antioxidant), and protein to help reduce stress on the skin. It also has allantoin, hyaluronic acid, and centella asiatica extract. I can’t remember how many times I’ve repurchased this product. Definitely, add this to your routine to help reduce the chances of getting fungal acne or treat it. This is reef safe, paraben, sulfate, silicon, fragrance, and alcohol-free. This is not cruelty-free or vegan.
This is another toner option to treat fungal acne and hyperpigmentation. It is a daily exfoliating toner that helps keep your pores clear to eliminate dead skin cells. It is supposed to leave your skin with a smooth, even tone. There is glycolic acid that exfoliates, brightens, and smooths the skin. Other ingredients like apple fruit water, kiwi fruit extract, and willow bark water help even skin texture, and tone, and help calm redness. This toner also helps fade dark spots, and fight bacteria with niacinamide and betaine salicylate. The toner has a watery texture. If you haven’t caught on yet; I love watery toners. It absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a film on the skin. It’s not tacky or has oily residue and I didn’t see any irritation. I can say this was one of the first toners that I used for my fungal acne and even though it’s not as gentle as the Isntree Green Tea Fresh toner, it is still a great option. This is reef safe, cruelty-free, but not vegan. It is fragrance, alcohol, silicon, and sulfate-free.
I love a good mist, and this one is a great one. It has the following ingredients: hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, Coenzyme Q10 aka ubiquinone, chamomile, sage, papaya, and cucumber extracts. This is a great toner for dryness, pores, dullness, and uneven texture. Q10 is an antioxidant and helps protect the skin against environmental stressors. This toner helps promote long-lasting hydration from the hyaluronic acid. It also combines extracts that help soothe, rejuvenate and promote radiant skin. It is cruelty-free, vegan, alcohol, silicon, sulfate, paraben, and gluten-free. I can’t wait to repurchase this again!
This is like the Round Lab Dokdo Toner because it also helps hydrate the skin, improves skin texture, and reduces irritation. This toner is a light watery skin-soothing toner. Soon Jung is more anti-aging or well aging because it has madecassoside and camellia sinensis leaf extract. Both also have antioxidants that block free radicals and these toners help kill bacteria. This is a great toner for sensitive skin. It leaves your skin nice and refreshed. Also, layers easily and the hydration it gives your skin is a 10! This is reef-safe, alcohol, silicon, fragrance, sulfate, paraben, and oil-free. It is not vegan or cruelty-free.
Another watery toner is from Banila co’s hydration line. This toner is supposed to be formulated with a “pollution guard system”. They formulated it without parabens, sulfates, alcohols, oils, and silicones. Banila co advertised this toner as a moisture-charged toner, and I believe it. I had no irritation, and it didn’t dry my skin out. However, I’ve used better toners, and even though it was hydrating, it was because of layering the toner more than other toners I’ve tried. It also has peppermint extract to purify and nourish the skin. Holy basil extract is used to boost the skin’s immunity to fight free radicals. Other ingredients include neem leaf, bamboo, ceramide, and fermented lotus water. This is reef-safe and not cruelty-free or vegan.
I remember using this toner before my whole life changed after getting fungal acne. I’ve purchased this numerous times and even brought it for my mom. That’s how much I used to love this toner mist. This toner is free of alcohol, silicones, fragrances, sulfates, parabens, and oils. It is also reef safe and cruelty-free but not vegan. Ingredients include glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and coptis japonica root. Coptis japonica root is a plant grown in Asia with a lot of benefits, including calming the skin while providing nutrition and moisture. As I am writing about this toner mist, I feel like repurchasing this again!
When I first got into skincare, I would go to whole foods and buy this toner. It is for all skin types and is made without dyes or alcohol. It is also vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe. Silicones, fragrances, sulfates, and oils are not in it. Ingredients include glycerin and hyaluronic acid. This is the perfect toner that checks all the boxes.
I hope this blog post is helpful to anyone suffering from fungal acne!