ton·​er | \ ˈtō-nər How to pronounce toner (audio) \

Definition of toner

: one that tones or is a source of tones: such as
a : a substance (such as a thermoplastic powder) used especially to develop an image (such as a latent xerographic image) on a piece of paper
b : a liquid cosmetic for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores
c : a solution used to impart color to a silver photographic image

Examples of toner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current product list includes a cleanser, toner, exfoliator, hyaluronic acid serum, vitamin C serum, moisturizer, eye cream, vitamin C oil, and nighttime oil. ELLE, 2 June 2022 The line features nine products with refillable minimalist packaging, including a cleanser, toner, exfoliator, hyaluronic acid serum, vitamin C8 serum, face cream, eye cream, oil drops, and night oil. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 1 June 2022 Collectively, the nine items — cleanser, toner, exfoliator, hyaluronic acid serum, vitamin C serum, face cream, eye cream, oil drops and night oil — come to a total of $630. New York Times, 1 June 2022 There’s Youth To The People's cleanser and toner, followed by Huda Beauty lifting under-eye patches, lip balm, and moisturizer. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 30 Mar. 2022 Young Yuh's skin care and makeup routine usually takes 35 minutes: cleanser, toner, some type of serum, moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, concealer, contour, blush and eyeliner. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2022 Acne-prone skin in particular would benefit from using a toner to help balance their skin. Cristina Montemayor, SELF, 20 May 2022 Use these versatile towelettes as a post-gym refresher, and on-the-go cleanser, or a daily oil toner, as well as an aftershave. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 And what about the latest viral hack of using glycolic-acid toner on dry, cracked feet? Jacqueline Kilikita,, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of toner

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toner

tone entry 2 + -er entry 2

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19 Jun 2022

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“Toner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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ton·​er | \ ˈtō-nər \

Medical Definition of toner

: one that tones a muscle toner especially : a liquid cosmetic for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores facial toners

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