Treatment lotions are often mistaken for toners but the only common thing between the two is their liquid form. Unlike toners, they are not designed to remove cleanser residue or minimise the appearance of pores. As implied by their name, most are packed with moisturising and revitalising agents that balance pH, restore moisture loss in the upper layer and help the active ingredients of the products used shortly after to better penetrate into the skin.
Treatment lotions soothe, refresh and moisturise the skin. They serve as the ideal carriers of the valuable active ingredients of your serum, day and/or night cream. Our skin behaves like a sponge; when it is well hydrated it can be more receptive to active ingredients. So, treatment lotions are useful to prepare the ground for the condensed ingredients of low molecular weight (usually found in serums) to go deeper into the skin. After that, your day or night cream seals and keeps the moisture in. The latest treatment lotions contain additional rejuvenating and anti-aging ingredients for an even more enhanced effect.
Toners are not essential for most people but can help with sebum control with oily skins.