7 Best Toners in India – Alcohol Free, Cruelty Free & Affordable under 500

While most of them find using a toner as an unnecessary step in their skincare routine, I beg to differ. Toning is such an underrated step. Personally I find that my skin has been a lot better once I started using a toner. Toners are available in various types – the traditional astringent types, the modern hydrating toners and so. I talked a lot in detail about what does a toner do to one’s skin, their benefits, how to use them and everything in a blog post a couple of months ago. Do check that out if you are starting out your journey with toners. This post will feature some of the Best Toners in India, most of which I have tried and some of them chosen based on popularity. A majority of these are free of toxic ingredients and Cruelty-Free as well.

Best Toners in India under Rs.500

Best Toners in India

1. Kaya Purifying Toner with Mandelic Acid

Among all the Kaya Skin Clinic Products, this is the only product that I will recommend getting it. This is an affordable, alcohol free, exfoliating toner. It contains Mandelic Acid which is the gentlest of all acids, due to its big molecular size, hence less irritating on the skin. It renews the skin and gives you a smoother, softer and acne free skin. Beginners can definitely start out with this. It is gentle on the skin and is excellent for those dealing with acne as it reduces inflammation and prevents breakouts as well.

Features:

  • Contains Mandelic Acid, Cucumber Extracts, Witch Hazel & Aloe Vera.
  • Alcohol Free & Non-Comedogenic.
  • Reduces pimples & blackheads.
  • Removes skin impurities thoroughly.
  • Has oil control abilities.
  • Budget Friendly.

Cons:

  • Contains parabens.

Rating: 4.5/5

Where to buy? Amazon

2. Plum Green Tea Alcohol Free Toner

Plum Green Tea Toner is an award winning and Best Selling Product from Plum Goodness. The toner is loved by oily and combination skin types. It has Glycolic Acid which promotes skin renewal and thus reducing appearance of acne scars. Along with it, it has Green Tea Extracts which is an excellent anti-oxidant that also control acne breakouts. The toner can sting for a few seconds immediately application due to its potent ingredients. But the results are worth it. Except sensitive skin, everyone can use this.

Features:

  • Vegan & Cruelty-Free.
  • Contains a great combination of Glycolic Acid & Green Tea Extracts.
  • Has astringent properties hence unclogs the pores deeply.
  • Keeps minor blemishes & acne at bay.
  • Alcohol & Paraben Free.

Cons:

  • May not suit sensitive skin types.
  • Shelf Life is 6 months.

Rating: 4/5

Where to buy? Amazon

3. Kama Ayurveda Rose Water

Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water

Rose Water Toners are the best toners for sensitive skin types, because they are so soothing and calming. I love the Kama Ayurveda Rose Water which is made from roses of Kannauj. They smell so good and is a classic favourite for so many. The pricing is reasonable but if you want something more budget friendly, you can check out my post on Top 10 Pure Rose Waters in India.

Features:

  • Pure steam distilled rose water.
  • Multipurpose – can be used as a toner, refresher, as a coolant for eyes, on pillow cases for freshness, etc.
  • Very soothing & calming.
  • Completely free of chemicals.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Cruelty-Free.

Cons:

  • None

Rating: 5/5

Where to buy? Amazon

4. Bonsoul Witch Hazel Distillate Toner

Witch Hazel has natural astringent properties that cleans and shrinks pores, reduces inflammations and soothes skin. Bonsoul Witch Hazel Distillate Toner can be thought of as a good affordable alternative to the international popular Thayer’s Witch Hazel. It’s alcohol and paraben free as well. This is the best toner for oily skin types.

Features:

  • Contains 99.85% Witch Hazel Distillate.
  • Removes excess oil and control sebum production.
  • Great for oily and acne prone skin types.
  • Comes in a easy to use spray bottle.
  • Balances pH level.

Cons:

  • May not suit dry skin types.

Rating: 4/5

Where to buy? Amazon

5. Blenditraw Apothecary Hydrosols

I call Blenditraw Apothecary as the House of Hydrosols. Apart from stocking up the commonly available Rose Water, they have a unique range of steam distilled hydrosols, including Turmeric Hydrosol, Hibiscus Hydrosol, Basil Hydrosol, Curry Leaf Hydrosol and so many more that I am sure one will be confused on what to pick. Each one has different skin benefits, so do check out their website and pick one which seems apt for your skin. Price ranges from Rs.375 to Rs.575 for each 100 ml bottle. If you want try out the best natural toners in India, this is the brand that you need to look for.

Features:

  • Trustworthy brand.
  • No alcohol, no chemicals. Only pure steam distilled.
  • Wide variety of Hydrosols available.
  • Multipurpose. Most of them can be used on both skin & hair.
  • Good pricing for the high quality offered.
  • Cruelty-Free.

Cons:

  • None.

Rating: 5/5

Where to buy? Blenditraw Apothecary Website

6. Tvakh 5% Vitamin C Glow Booster Exfoliating Water

This is a Vitamin C Toner which evens out skin tone unveiling visibly glowing and radiant complexion. The Tvakh Toner is specially designed for skin types that are prone to clogged pores and hormonal breakouts. It contains small amounts of Glycolic Acid & Salicylic Acid which fights mild to moderate acne and scars by promoting skin renewal. The toner is potent & tingles a bit, so it is ideal to introduce it slowly into your skincare routine.

Features:

  • Contains Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid & Salicylic Acid along with skin soothing Aloe Vera.
  • Shrinks pores, brightens and evens out skin tone.
  • Reduces appearance of acne and acne scars.
  • Great for oily and acne prone skin type.
  • Free of alcohol, silicones, phthalates & parabens.
  • Cruelty-Free.

Cons:

  • Tingles a bit, so not for sensitive skin.
  • May not be suitable for daytime use when skin is exposed to sun.

Rating: 4/5

Where to buy? Amazon

The above mentioned toners are great for the price we pay. There are a lot more affordable toners in the market, from VLCC, FabIndia, Himalaya, Lotus Herbals which didn’t make it to the list. But still you can check them out if you want to.

Special Mention:

7. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner Unscented vs Scented Review

As you might have known, this is a korean toner but is easily available online in India. I like how these are much more different in texture & feel than Indian toners. Unlike conventional toners that are drying, the Klairs Toner is a hydrating toner that bursts a splash of hydration into the skin, ultimately making your skin plump and smooth. Klairs Supple Preparation Toner is the best toner for dehydrated skin. The toner is free of alcohol and other toxic ingredients. A must try if you want to dive into korean skincare.

Features:

  • Contains the star ingredient Hyaluronic Acid which draws moisture into the skin.
  • Hydrates skin with a non sticky finish.
  • Soothes irritated skin.
  • Plumps up and smoothen skin.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Vegan and Cruelty-Free.
  • Free of Alcohol, Paraben, PEG, Artificial Fragrance & Color.

Cons:

  • It’s not cheap. But one bottle lasts atleast 4 months.

Rating: 4.9/5

Where to buy? Amazon | BeautyBarn

That was some of the Best Toners in India. Do let us know your favourite toners in the comments section below.

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