toner

noun
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

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Next up, the vanilla milk toner is a gentle essence that goes on as your first skincare step after cleansing. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Does KylieSkin Care Live Up To The Hype?," 22 May 2019 Going brunette can start at $200 for the initial color, and increase with additional glosses and toners. Glamour, "7 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Going From Blond to Brunette," 30 Mar. 2019 For the face, there’s a citrus cleansing toner, designed to reduce inflammation without disrupting the natural pH; a serum that blends rose hip, jojoba, and other nourishing oils; and a floral hydrosol mist. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Meet the Eckhaus Latta–Approved Herbalist With a Prescription for Balanced Skin and Less Stress," 4 Jan. 2019 Take Cream Skin, a new toner-moisturizer hybrid that Laneige introduced (only in Korea for now). Jenny Bailly, Allure, "What I Learned About the State of K-Beauty in 2019 by Going Straight to the Source," 21 Mar. 2019 Things get much more complicated with serums, creams and toners. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Instagram Beauty Sensation @Gelcream Shares Her Anti-Aging Secrets," 6 Mar. 2019 Aesop toner and face lotion, Ouai hair finishing cream [shown] and Byredo Oud Immortel fragrance. 8. Jennifer Alfano, WSJ, "Three Power Couples Discuss What It Takes to Collaborate Successfully," 9 Nov. 2018 The pungent scent is immediately reminiscent of another catch-all fermented lotion with a reputation for results: Biologique Recherche’s legendary Lotion P50 exfoliating toner. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "Vintner’s Daughter Launches Its Second-Ever Product—And It’s Well Worth the Wait," 31 Jan. 2019 The secret sauce left behind: so le al (Mama Choi’s acronym for soju, lemon, and aloe), a DIY facial toner meant to brighten, tighten, and clarify her skin. Maureen Choi, Glamour, "My Mother’s 5-Step Korean Beauty Routine Completely Changed My Skin," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of toner

1888, in the meaning defined above

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toner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toner

: a dark powder that is used like ink in machines that print and copy documents
: a liquid that is used to clean and tighten the skin

toner

noun
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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