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by Breanne Gallagher •

bee propolis honey skincare toner

Do I Need a Toner?

Tone It Up Propolis & Echinacea Herbal Toner  Say hello to our new Tone It Up Propolis & Echinacea Herbal Toner. Formulated with Propolis Extract and Echinacea Extract our Tone It Up Propolis & Echinacea Herbal Toner fortifies and protects the natural confines of the skin. Gentle yet effective, this facial toner is ideal for all skin types, especially those with acne or oily skin.  WHY DO I NEED A TONER? Toners have had mixed reviews over the years. Previously most toners were composed of mostly alcohol and dried out the skin. In today’s world, toners are considered essential for preparing the skin for the antioxidants and serums that will be applied in the following steps. The biggest benefit of toners is that they balance the skin’s pH. Our skin functions the best around 4.7 (Paula's Choice). At this level our skin is not “stressed out” so to speak and it is able to do whatever it needs to do to protect our skin. Toners help with overall skin health.  For our oily or acneic friends: your skin may be freaking out because it is not getting enough moisture. Stay with me here for a moment, but your skin naturally produces oils and if your skin feels dehydrated it will produce more oils to compensate. So by not moisturizing your skin while it is oily could be leading you to be more oily rather than less oily. Using a toner will help keep your skin at a more natural pH ultimately letting it calm down.  KEY INGREDIENTS  Propolis, echinacea and honeysuckle: the trifecta of antibacterial, immune boosting and healing ingredients, making Tone It Up Propolis & Echinacea Herbal Toner suitable for every skin type. Bee Propolis is a rising ingredient in skincare because of the antibacterial properties. Back in Ancient Greece, newcomers would be covered from head to toe in Bee Propolis because the Grecians thought the Bee Propolis would disinfect the newcomer and prevent the spread of diseases. Using propolis in skin care products provides a similar defense for our skin. Here at Hey Honey we use a unique cold press technology which allows us to preserve up to 85% of propolis’ natural healing, antiseptic and restorative capabilities.  Echinacea is commonly known for boosting the immune system. Studies show it can “boost the immune system and resist acne causing bacteria” (yunibeauty).  Honeysuckle has calming properties which help calm irritated skin and tone down the redness. Has anti-inflammatory properties, improves uneven skin tone and dullness, long used to treat eczema, rosacea and acne (The Klog) HOW TO USE Adding a toner into your routine is very simple. Use your favorite cleanser (we like Don't Miss A Spot! Propolis Cleansing Foam), then pat your skin dry. Next, using a cotton round, swipe Tone It Up Propolis & Echinacea Herbal Toner over your face and neck. Follow up with your moisturizer (we like Relax! Propolis & Honey Soothing Cream). If you add Tone It Up Propolis & Echinacea Herbal Toner into your routine, be sure to tag us on instagram @heyhoney and use the hashtag #heyhoney.