TONING MIST: Balance + Prime
Dial up your hydration. Our antioxidant-rich hydrating mist balances skin post cleansing while priming skin so follow-up moisturizers work harder.
Size: 4 fl oz
Refreshing hydrating mist infuses skin with nourishing vitamins and protective antioxidants while helping control excess oil. Helps prime skin so follow-up moisturizers absorb better (and work harder!)
Benefits & Power Ingredients
- Delivers soothing, oil-free hydration: Chamomile and Aloe soothe skin and lightly hydrate, helping follow-up moisturizers absorb better
- Helps tone & balance skin: Rosewater helps balance skin, control excess oil post-cleansing, and delight senses with its soft floral scent
- Protects with antioxidants: Rosehip Extract, Moringa Leaf, and CoQ10 help protect skin from environmental stressors
- Leaves a healthy glow: The fine mist delivers a dose of Vitamin C, leaving skin looking and feeling refreshed
- Feels like: a light, dewy mist (to activate the micro-mist, press nozzle slowly, all the way down)
- Smells like: subtly light, fresh floral scent derived from Bulgarian Rosewater
- Skin looks & feels: refreshed, toned, balanced, glowing
Our commitment: 100% clean, EWG VERIFIED™, cruelty-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, dermatologist-tested, synthetic fragrance-free, & made in the USA
Did you know? Toner is one of the most misunderstood products in skincare, but we’re here to assure you: it’s not an unnecessary step. It’s actually one small addition that can make your entire routine work better. When applied after cleansing, it creates a hydrated base to help moisturizers absorb more effectively. This is one product you’ll also want to have on-hand all day, so you can use it to soothe, hydrate, and refresh your skin whenever you like.
About our EWG VERIFIED™ certification: The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means this product meets the Environmental Working Group’s strict criteria for transparency and health:
- Avoids EWG’s ingredients of concern (ingredients with health, ecotoxicity and/or contamination concerns)
- Provides full transparency (meets EWG’s standard for ingredient disclosure on label)
- Uses good manufacturing practices that further ensure the safety of the products.
After cleansing, spritz freely over face and neck (eyes closed!). For best results, follow with moisturizer while skin is still dewy. Use throughout the day for a quick hit of hydration.
Hint: For an even spritz, hold the bottle about 10-12 inches from your face and press pump all the way down to activate the micro mist.
Full Ingredient List
Follain shows what clean is capable of: easy-to-use products with hard-to-ignore results. Founder Tara Foley is a clean beauty pioneer who’s helped thousands of people discover the best clean ingredients for their skin. Now, she’s using her knowledge to create indulgent, effective skincare essentials designed to make everyone experience the power of clean beauty.
“Clean beauty is for everyone. My mission is to share it with as many people as possible.”
– Tara Foley, Founder
Created Sensative Cystic Acne
After being encouraged to add a toner to my skincare routine and scouring the internet for a gentle and eco-friendly toner, I tried this one but was sadly disappointed. I have never had severe acne before but after using this toner for a year, I have had very consistent patches of painful acne in the T-zone, cheeks, and around the mouth. I finally traced the acne results to this toner after stopping everything in my routine one by one until the acne started clearing up. Very weird but my dermatologist said I am most likely allergic to an ingredient.
In hindsight, be aware of your skin and ingredient sensitivities!
(Now using Curology to fix the acne scars and residual inflamed pores)
Not quite right for me but worth a try
My all time favorite toner was discontinued. Since I LOVE the Follain moisturizer and eye cream I immediately turned to this toner. I didn’t mind having to rub it in since it doesn’t quite mist like others have mentioned, my last toner was a liquid pump so it was about the same application process. Unfortunately this toner made my moderately sensitive skin turn incredibly sensitive and burn after every application. Wish it was as good as their other products, unfortunately this one just wasn’t meant for me.
Holy grail except.....The spray!
Let me start out by saying that this product is absolutely beautiful. The ingredients are amazing and smells gentle and clean. My skin is left with the perfect base for make up in the morning and a clean slate at night. My skin is dewy and soft and it feels and looks fabulous. BUT…The sprayer. I concur with the other reviewers who said the spray is a bit harsh. I tried spraying at a very even and gentle pressure but the product still sprays out like it’s spitting out product. With a toner mist, I’m looking for a gentle spray that fans out to cover a decent amount of surface area. Part of the reason I love a mist is the experience. You can buy any toner to put on a cotton swab or hands to apply right to the skin but a mist really makes that step less time consuming and enjoyable. In the mean time, I have been spraying the product into my hands and pressing into my skin.
I have been looking for a new toner, decided to go with this. I can’t tell how the product is working because I feel I waste a lot of the product trying to lightly cover my face. However, the spray top shoots out the product rather than providing a mist. I really wanted to enjoy this product, but I’m currently not enjoying it strickly due to the spray top.
love it but needs a wider spray!
love this product. feels so fresh on my face and doesn’t dry me out! it needs a new spray top tho- doesn’t spray wide enough so you have to spray it too many times unnecessarily.
Vitamin C too powerful for my sensitive skin
I wanted to love this but the amount of vitamin c causes burning and redness to my sensivtive skin no matter if I apply it first or overtop to set skincare. It’s such a large bottle so I am disappointed!
Really Good Toner
I really like this toner. It helps my skin feel less dry. It’s reasonably priced and works really well. This is my second bottle.
Product is great but spray needs some work
I love this toner soooo much but wish the spray was a mist instead of a stream. I feel like I end up wasting so much product with how much I have to spray to get full coverage. Otherwise, it has been great!
love it! Terrible spray.
The product doesnt have a fine mist and its hard to use it all over the face.
love the results, hate the mist!
Great product, terrible spray
I really want to love this, espeically at the price point, but the spray bottle is terrible. I saved a Josh Rosebrook hydration mist bottle to pour this into.
Fix the spray, please
I agree with other reviewers that the direct stream, instead of a fine mist, needs to be fixed. The spray also has a slightly tacky/sticky feel after applying. I received this as a free gift with purchase, so I can’t complain too much, but I won’t repurchase.
Like the product, but not the spray packaging
I love the spray itself, but the spray packaging doesn’t dispense the spray widely on my face. It dispenses it in small concentrated areas so I end up using a lot of product. Perhaps it’s a faulty bottle!
there’s nothing “misty” or refreshing about spraying this toning mist on my face. it comes out in large droplets, unevenly spraying my face with a mix of wet and dry patches which means I have to then rub the mist into my skin to spread it evenly amd wipe from my eyes — which seems to be counterintuitive. I used up my Evan Healy facial tonic mist, so I poured the Follain mist into the empty bottle and it still came out with heavy droplets. The liquid poured out thicker than I had expected, so it must be the formula. I won’t purchase again unless it truly mists.
I like the price and ingredients of this line. and love the cleanser but this toner is a joke. Like other reviewers have said this jet streams into the face. I’ve tried to put it on other ways but with no results. had to return. will not buy again unless they can change the product. I’m surprised but the amount of negative comments they haven’t done this yet.
Great but not perfect
I love this toner! It is clear that the formula works well for my sensitive, acne-prone combination skin but I agree with the other reviews that state the spray mechanism is…not perfect. I do find it helpful when I push down all the way but it takes a little practice to get the motion down. I do feel like I’ve wasted some of the toner just trying to get it right but overall, I will purchase again because it really works well using after my cleanser and before my eye cream and night serum!
It isn't just the spray mechanism...
Like other reviews say, the spray comes shooting out like faucet. I thought it might be the mechanism, so put it into an empty bottle that had put out a fine mist of the toner it had in it before. The Follain toner still came shooting out, rather than the mist, so my guess is that it has something to do with the formulation, not just the spray mechanism. Bummer. I am spraying it into my hands to apply, but won’t buy it in the future.
please change the mist!!!!!
i am looking at all these reviews on here and one thing is for sure: the spray gun like application is horrible and is the reason i cannot use the toner. i have reactive skin and while i think the ingredients in it are very great for my type of skin, the application is rough and seems to cause a red stinging reaction from me. when i contacted customer service they told me to hold down the sprayer longer to get a more even mist. when i did this, it became less of a mist and more of a heavy spray. so first, shoot yourself in the fact with it before it drenches you completely. a toner is to purify and balance oils, i dont want to have to use my hands to apply. a toning mist should be relaxing and an expereince in and of itself. i like this company, i like their masks, but im really confused and upset how this even made it past the initial testing and why this hasnt been addressed yet to loyal customers. i feel like they have yet to address this.
Summer Mist Year Round
What is more refreshing than the fine mist of a light summer rain. I experienced this with Follain’s Toning Mist. I held the spray 12″ from my face and slowly pressed it down all the way. It was hydrating and refreshing like a summer rain. I love that it works to quickly absorb my moisturizers and serums. For a quick refresh, use it again midday.
Despite the negative reviews, I thought I’d give try Follain’s toning mist. Think twice. The spray nozzle is horrendous. Even if you try to apply 6-12 inches away a solid stream of liquid projects towards your face. I expect more from Follain.
This is a great hydrating toner that is perfect not only for in-between cleansing and moisturizing but also great to spray throughout the day for a refreshing mid-day pick-me-up.
spray application is a problem
I just received this so I can’t speak to the formula yet, but as others have noted- the sprayer is more like a water gun than a mister. I will have to put it in a different spray bottle which is a pain…fix this please 🙂
Nice Product, cheap packaging
batter packaging could really elevate this product. I have mixed feelings about the smell. I would buy it again
The best bang-for-your-buck clean toner!
This is the best clean toner I’ve used. The sprayer on the bottle is terrible, but the toner itself works great!!!
Toner is nice but sprayer is not
I do really like the product but I have to spray into my hands and then apply. The sprayer is a direct shot to one area of your face as opposed to a mist. I will try a different product next time which is disappointing because I do like the smell and toner itself.
Good, not excellent
I was looking for a less expensive toner (I LOVE Indie Lee’s COQ-10 Toner…ugh, it’s so DREAMY!), and this one is a great alternative. It’s light in texture, but still quite hydrating, and has a very light scent. I purchased it in March 2020 and have not had any problems with the spray applicator…mine comes out as a fine mist so maybe they/ve changed the sprayer?
The toner liquid itself is nice, but wow the application is not fun. Kind of rude I guess, big single stream, not a mist at all. I feel like I’m being hit in the face everytime! I wish I knew this before. I have been using the Josh Rosebrook – Hydrating accelerator for so long and just wanted to try something new for change, but now I miss it super bad. I just want to finish this bottle to go back to my regular one. Disappointing.
love the mist, hate the sprayer
This is a lovely, soothing face mist. My skin really loves how refreshing it is. It causes zero irritation and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and soft. It does not dry me out like other toners I have tried. The one thing I dislike is the spray nozzle. This nozzle sprays in a vertical line and does not diffuse well, even when you hold the sprayer far away from your face. I have put my toner into an empty spray bottle from a different brand with a nozzle I love. I will repurchase if Follain updates the sprayer nozzle to a finer mist! All in all, you can’t beat the price point for such a nice toner! Just wish the application was nicer!
I want to love this
The product is great, I love the cleanliness and refreshingness of it. But I have a hard time applying. It comes out in 1 direct and strong spritz. So 1 tiny section of my face gets a fast jolt. And then I rub it into the rest of my face. I wish it was more of a mist/all over spray that I could spray a couple times and let sit before rubbing serum on. The product is great, it’s more of the application that I’m not loving.
I love this product. It makes my skin feel moist and healthy. I use this with the moisturizer, for an amazing result.
Great toner but needs a better nozzle
I really like the feel of this toner once it is on my skin. However, the spray nozzle that comes with it creates more of a stream than a mist. I swapped out the nozzle from my empty bottle of LEAP toner and it works much better.
I am loving this toner! I have been using it along with the Follain moisturizer and that combination has been a game changer for my flaky, dry skin. I was glad to see the recommendation to hold it a full arm’s length away from my face, because the nozzle had been my only complaint. Holding it farther away solved that issue!
Love this toner
I love the light scent and refreshing feel of this toner. I hadn’t used a toner in years and was skeptical, but this product feels great and helps my skin absorb my serums, etc. Initially, I wasn’t a fan of the nozzle, but if you hold it about six+ inches from your face and give it a full pump it produces a beautiful mist.
The misting toner is so refreshing that I use it not only in the morning before my serum and moisturizer, but also throughout the day. It’s especially nice now when we are stuck inside in the dry air. The spray is light when held a solid 12″ from my face.
My dry skin is loving the extra hydration!
I have dry skin (especially in the winter) and having this product in my routine has helped keep my skin moisterized and dewy. I enjoy spritzing my face throughout the day when I want a refresher. I frequently use it after cleansing — right before I apply my moisturizer. I have pretty sensitive & acne-prone skin and I’ve never had any reactions or issues with this product, I suggest trying it out if you’re interested!
I love using this toner throughout the day to give my face a boost of hydration. It’s got a great mist and beautiful, light scent. Perfect to use before moisturizing or if you feel like your face needs a little refresh.
works with sensitive skin
I included this toning mist when I stocked my mother up with natural skin products. She has dry, sensitive skin with moderate rosacea. After a few weeks, she told me she hadn’t been using the toning mist and I encouraged her to incorproate it. It has definitely helped to calm her skin and absorb the needed hydration from the moisturizers she follows with.
Go for it!
I’ve never felt the need for a toner before, but I loved the indredients in this one so I went ahead and gave it a try! I love that there is not a strong smell as I am sensitive to scents. It has definitely helped my serums and moisturizers go that much farther! I’ll definitely buy it again after mine runs out.
I really like how the toner feels and how it helps the moisturizer absorb. I do wish that the spray was broader from the nozzle so that my whole face could be misted instead of having the spray feel too targeted and narrow.
Great Everyday Toner
Just received several of this new line from beloved Follain and overall, great everyday toner! Incredibly faint scent, feels moisturizing and not sticky as some similar toners – a perfect mid day refresh as well! only downside is the application – as another reviewer mentioned, the nozzle could use an upgrade to be more a mist.
leaves my skin refreshed
I love using this under the Follain moisturizer. I’m really just getting into a skin regimen because of watching stories on Follain’s Instagram account and they said toners make the next layered products do their job better. This is the second toner I’ve tried and I like the lightness of it. They showed that much of the spray action happens as you push the nozzle half way down and I agree – it was a little odd at first but now I’m totally used to it. It seems like great quality for the price point.
great toner that gets the job done at a great price. I love josh rosebrook’s but this price point is better for me right now. I agree that the spray does not come out as a fine mist, despite holding it far away and even after pouring into another spray bottle, maybe the formula is not light enough to get the fine mist I like.
Love this toner!
I love the way this toner helps my serums and moisturizers sink in. It makes my skin super dewy and glowy! Super moisturizing and also great for my picky, sensitive skin. The only thing I am not a fan of is the way the spray nozzle shoots out one stream of toner onto the face. I like my toners to spray a fine mist all over the face. I might pour this toner into a different spray bottle. Great toner, spray nozzle needs an update I think!
I’ve used several different toners at different price points and I’m really impressed with this one! Really helps oils and serums absorb. Like many have mentioned, the nozzle isn’t great but I swapped mine with a nozzle from an empty.
Loving this product. I use it every morning and night before i moisturize.
Moisturizer goes on a lot smoother.
I also love the light scent.
Great Addition to Daily Cleansing Routine
My face was drying so bad but just by adding this to my daily routine after my cleanser within two days my face started looking more refreshed and the dry patches were gone. I followed their directions and held it out at arms length and the mist was much better. I felt my serums going in smoother and deeper. My secret to winter now!
A skincare staple!
At first I was taken aback by the nozzle, as the spray is not a mist (I was anticipating something similar to Josh Rosebrook’s mist), but rather a shot of product. Although not ideal, I do appreciate the clean ingredients and the extra hydration it provides. Now I can’t be without a toning mist in my regimen!
Light and Refreshing
The spray is light and refreshing. It boosts my normal potions hydration a little, too. Getting the spray to mist instead of completely deluge has been a bit tricky, but it’s manageable. Like other reviewers have said, a finer mist would be a definite plus.
Love the product, needs a different design
The toner is great. It provides a clean, hydrating feeling and the smell is very pleasant. The only critque is the nozzel’s spray is more of a direct rather than wide spray. I find it best if I spray it in my hands and smooth on.
Good toner, not so good packaging
The toner itself is good– nice scent, makes your skin feel sufficiently prepped. But the spray mechanism itself is not conducive for using this to “mist” your face. It comes out more as a stream. If you’re used to using toner with a cotton pad, this would be ok. I have had similar results with Thayers though, and it’s much cheaper. Indie Lee’s toner is still my favorite, but it’s a bit of a splurge.
Good toner, bad nosel
Love the product itself, but it sprays out VERY aggressively into a straight line instead of misting across your face. I tried transfering the liquid into a different bottle and it did the same thing, so it might not be the nosel? Either way, for now I will be switching back to the Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator.
This toning mist is so refreshing! I use it every night after washing my face and I swear it has made my skin brighter and more hydrated. And the best part is no more having to use cotton pads to apply my toner – green and clean!!
needs a better nosel
I have been a fan of Follain since my days living in Boston in 2015. I really wanted to like this toner but the spray makes it unusable. It needs to be mist that covers your face, this is straight shot that not pleasant or practible.
Decent toner…. lightly scented, moisturizing, works well for taking off make up residue. The sprayer is cheap and terrible though. It’s like a jet stream to your face. I save a lot of my glass skincare containers and ended up repurposing one for this so that it actually came out in a fine mist.
My serums/balms go on sooo much better!
I always thought these mist things were pointless and just made to refresh you for 5 seconds. BUT NO! I can really feel my serums go deeper (to a tingly point) and see better results. I use it in the morning before my day serum and then after I wash my face to prime for my night balm. I think the spray nozzle is fine but I’m not looking for a finer mist to refresh during the day.
Please fix the spray nozzle
The toner seems ok so far, but the “ultra-fine mist” leaves much to be desired.
A perfect toner....for two faces!
I am quite committed to the skin care of my face, and despite ardent searching, have struggled to find a toner that meets my needs to reduce redness and balance the oilyness my face is sometimes prone to — without drying out my skin. This toner not only meets those needs, but it meets the terms and conditions outlined by my budget! I also really like the spray provided by its nozzle. In fact, this toner is SUCH a win, that my partner (who has very different skin care needs than my own) welcomes my spritzing his face and neck with it after our Saturday night face masks =) I should probably just get him his own for Valentine’s Day because mine is most certainly running low given its popularity…
Great Formula. Great Price Point!
I am really enjoying this addition to my skincare routine. The toner feels hydrating and calming. My only complaint is the spray bottle, I wish it came out more like a fine mist. I actually transferred the toner into a different spray bottle so I could get the consistency I wanted.
So far so good!
I was looking for a reasonably priced, effective toner and this is it!
I’ve decided to keep this at my desk for midday refreshing. It’s decent, not amazing. The nozzle needs improvement, it’s more of a toning gun than a toning mist, but I’ll spritz my face at my desk every now and again this winter when I’m feeling a little dried out.
The toner itself is great, really liking how it makes my skin feel. I like it better than the Indie Lee CoQ-10 toner. Don’t love the nozzle, doesn’t really feel like a mist, more of a targeted spray. But in general, very good.
First of all, the spray on this bottle is everything you could hope for. Follain’s Toning Mist is the first toner I’ve tried that actually feels like a mist– a perfectly even and oh-so-refreshing rosewater mist. And on top of that, it doesn’t get sticky as it dries and it leaves my skin feeling hydrated. It’s a great addition to your skincare lineup!
A refreshing everday mist!
I LOVE this mist! The consistency of the spray was perfect for toning, but also a midday spritz to refresh my skin. I would use this more for an everyday pickme up and skin refresher vs. a toner in my skincare routine. It has a lovely, fresh scent that isn’t too overpowering. I’d love to keep a bottle of this mist on my desk and in every bag I own!