Cleanser and Toner – The Power Duo for Healthy Skin

Cleanser and toner

A good cleansing routine is the foundation of flawless, youthful skin. And of course a good cleanser and toner is at the heart of it all. These two essential products work hand-in-hand to cleanse, purify, and balance the skin. Consequently, they provide the perfect canvas for the rest of your skincare products ensuring better penetration of their active ingredients. Below, we will talk about some of the unique benefits of choosing an effective cleanser and toner and how incorporating them into your daily routine can result to healthy, glowing skin.

The Cleanser: The First Step to a Radiant Complexion

Cleansing 101

Firstly, a cleanser is the fundamental step in any skincare routine. It acts as a gentle yet effective remover of dirt, impurities, and makeup residue. It also removes excess oil, and environmental pollutants that accumulate on the skin’s surface throughout the day. Furthermore, cleansing helps to unclog pores, preventing breakouts and promoting a fresh and clear complexion.

Tailored to Your Skin Type

It’s essential to choose a cleanser tailored to your skin type. Matis Paris offer a variety of cleansers that address all skin needs and texture preferences. For acne-prone skins, a gel-based cleanser with an AHA complex can control excess sebum and combat blemishes. Perfect-Clean combines a complex of three acids (malic, tartaric and glycolic) to gently exfoliate the skin with a purifying active ingredient that balances the skin.

If you have dry or sensitive skin, opt for a cream cleanser. This texture will provide nourishment and hydration without stripping the skin’s natural oils. Sensi-Cleansing Cream has a rich, creamy texture that envelops the skin offering instant comfort. Its formula combines saffron flower to soothe and strengthen the cutaneous barrier, and illipé butter known for nourishment.

Double Cleansing for Deep Cleansing

Double cleansing is a technique originating from Korean skincare. It involves a two-step process that ensures a thorough removal of all impurities and makeup, leaving your skin refreshed and ready for the next skincare steps. For a satisfying double cleansing routine, combine the Matis Authentik-Balm Remover with the Authentik-Foam. Authentik-Balm Remover with camellia and macadamia oil  gently removes make-up from the face and eyes. Its balm-like texture will turn into oil under your fingers and then into a milky emulsion upon contact with water making it easy to rinse off. Complete the cleansing process with enveloping your skin in the luxurious cloud of the Authentik-Foam. Its gentle plant-based formula combines precious purple orchid (anti-ageing properties) and cranberry (antioxidant properties). It efficiently washes away make-up and impurities, leaving skin perfectly cleansed, soft and clear.

The Toner: Restoring Balance and Prepping the Skin

Balancing the Skin’s pH

Toners play a crucial role in restoring the skin’s pH balance after cleansing. Some cleansers, especially those with higher pH levels, can temporarily disrupt the skin’s natural pH. This can lead to irritation and sensitivity. Using a toner helps bring the skin back to its optimal pH, creating an environment where it can better absorb the subsequent skincare products. Sensi-Essence is a gentle toner with soothing linden floral water and saffron flower that removes every last trace of make up whilst balancing and soothing the skin.

Enhanced Hydration

Moreover, toners are often infused with hydrating ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, or herbal extracts. These humectants attract moisture to the skin, providing an extra layer of hydration and plumping the skin for a more youthful appearance. Unquestionably, well-hydrated skin is better equipped to combat signs of aging and environmental stressors. Hyalu-Essence toner is enriched with hyaluronic acid, the skin hydration star ingredient. It is also infused with a powerful skin relaxing active ingredient which inspires itself from Botulinum toxin to soften the lines of the face and minimize tension lines.

Tightening Pores and Smoothing Texture

Certain toners contain astringent properties that can help tighten pores and refine the skin’s texture. This can lead to a smoother complexion and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect-Light Essence was created for blemish-prone skin, to enhance the appearance and quality of the skin (pores and sebum) as well as the brightness of the skin tone thanks to a light enzymatic exfoliation.

Preparing for the Next Steps

Finally, by prepping the skin and enhancing its receptivity to serums, moisturisers, and treatments, toners maximize the benefits of subsequent skincare products. All in all, applying toner before serums and moisturisers helps these products penetrate deeper into the skin, boosting their effectiveness.

Embrace the ritual of cleansing and toning twice daily, to witness the transformation of your skin into a healthy, radiant canvas. Moreover, use this combo to enhance the effects of all your skincare products. So, say hello to your skin’s new dynamic duo and watch as they work their magic for a glowing and beautiful complexion.