In short, yes. They're an oft-forgotten part of a skincare regime, but a good-quality toner will help with additional cleansing, hydration, reduce visible pores, and improve overall skin texture. The paint-stripping horrors of yore have, on the whole, been replaced with formulas that deliver nourishing and soothing benefits - botanicals, vitamins and antioxidants, but it's important to find the right blend of toner for your skin type.

1. Antipodes Ananda Gentle Toner, $40
2. Clarins Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion, $53
3. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner, $40

Top tip: if you ever find yourself caught short in the toner department, then a spritz of old-fashioned rose water does the trick nicely.

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Givenchy Live Irresistible EDT 40ml, $104

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Kylie Bax, Kiwi Living presenter. Photo / Scott McAulay
Kylie Bax, Kiwi Living presenter. Photo / Scott McAulay

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