what's the difference between toner and tonic?
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Just wondering what the difference is and what is better to use? 

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For the most part, a facial toner and a tonic are generally the same idea just called by a different name (usually instructed to use after cleanser and before moisturizer).  


It really depends on the product and the brand/company labels their items.  For instance, Shiseido labels what some call a toner as a softener.  Clinique labels them as a lotion.  Ole Henriksen indicates it as a tonic.  All of these items are categorized in the Sephora catalog as Toners. 


Hope that helps.

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