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Hydrating Niacinamide Toner

Hydrating Niacinamide Toner

Toner is used as second step in skincare routine after face wash. Toner helps in removing dirt from the skin. It hydrates skin and is known to help tighten pores.

When the toner has some amazing hydrating ingredients, it is must. This toner is easy to make, natural and has good moisturising and hydrating ingredients. It works great in winters when skin needs extra hydration and care.

This is suitable for all skin types including  and matured skin.


Ingredients used:

- This is a fragrance free toner. Fragrance free in the sense no fragrance oil or essential oil used. This has a subtle natural fragrance from Rose water. Rose hydrosol can also be used. Note distillation is different for Rose water and hydrosol.

  • Glycerin is a humectant which hydrates skin and makes skin look soft and supple.
  • Aloe extract, Cucumber extract: In winter, skin gets dry and irritated which result in flaky and itchy skin. These extracts are soothing to the skin.
  • Niacinamide aka Vitamin B3 helps improve complexion, reduce dark spots and seals moisture. It reduces inflammation, works as an .
  • Preservative Eco- Natural Preservative which works best for products under pH 5.5
  • Demineralised water: Rose water can be used instead of water.

Ingredients: (100g)

Niacinamide 2g

Glycerin 3g

Rose water 30g

Aloe extract 0.5g

Cucumber extract 1g

Preservative 1g

DM water 62.5g

Equipment required:

100g glass beakers

Stirring rod

Double boiler/ heating mantle

Weighing scale


Container to store


How to make it?

  • It is better to heat and cool demineralised water to prevent microbial growth.
  • Add all the ingredients in a beaker.
  • Stir to dissolve all the ingredients.
  • Check the pH and adjust to 5.5 ( Add lactic acid to reduce pH) 
  • Pour in a lotion or pump bottle


 How to use?

 Toner should be used after face wash and before applying moisturiser.

 You can dab using cotton or apply on palms and massage face.


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This is a simple serum yet effective as a day serum.

Allantoin, Green tea extracts are soothing for the skin. They help in reducing inflammation.

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Lactic acid is added to reduce the pH to 6 since MAP works effectively above 6 which is okay for skin too.

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Ingredients required: 50g

Phase A: (Heated water)

MAP (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) - 1.5g

Sodium Gluconate- 0.05g

Allantoin- 0.25g

Glycerine- 2.5g

Rose water- 24.5g

Distilled water- 20g + 5g for water lost

Phase B: (Cool down)

Green tea extract- 0.25g

Lactic acid- 0.2g

Preservative Eco- 0.5g

Sodium Hyaluronate/Hyaluronic Acid - 0.25g

Equipment required:

100ml glass beakers

Stirring rods and Spatulas

Glass bottle

Weighing scale (that measures upto 0.01g)

Cups to measure ingredients


  • Measure Phase A ingredients in a beaker.


  • Heat it on a double boiler until all the powder ingredients (MAP, Allantoin) are dissolved. (below 70degC and less than 15min)


  • Add Phase B ingredients once the beaker is off the heat and is at room temperature.
  • Sprinkle HA powder in the last. Leave it for 3-4 hours or overnight to hydrate.
  • HA forms lumps initially but it will be dissolved in sometime.
  • If it is not dissolved even after 4 hours, you can break the lumps with stirring rod or use blender.



  • Test the pH, it should be around 6. If it is higher, add few drops of lactic acid, if it is lower add few drops of TEA (Triethanolamine).
  • Once HA is hydrated and it has a nice gel texture, pour into a dropper bottle



  • Rose water can be replaced with another hydrosol or distilled water
  • Extracts can be of your choice.
  • EDTA can be used in place of sodium gluconate and propanediol 1,3 instead of glycerine.
  • Instead of lactic acid, citric acid solution can be used to adjust pH.


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Disclaimer: This blog is for educational and informational purposes only.


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