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10 Best Korean Toners for Dry Skin (2024 Updated)

Jason Park
Published by: Jason Park
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I’ll keep it short for you…

Your whole skin can change based on one product, going from weekly breakouts to perfectly smooth skin… but it takes TIME.

After trying more than 35+ different Korean toners through the years, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best ones. These are the only ones I trust.

There are other toners out there that are just sitting there to take advantage of your wallet. And some even with thousands of fake reviews.

Your skin will be a lot healthier, smoother, and cleaner, if you just get the right toner for your dry skin.

Editor’s Choice

COSRX Treatment Toner

Hydration: 4.9 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 5.0 ★★★★★
Texture: 5.0 ★★★★★


Overall Score 5.0

#2nd Best Choice

I’m from Rice

Hydration: 4.9 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.9 ★★★★★
Texture: 5.0 ★★★★★


Overall Score 4.9

#3rd Best Choice

30 Days Miracle

Hydration: 4.9 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.7 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.8 ★★★★★


Overall Score 4.8

Our Best Korean Toners for Dry Skin

1 – COSRX Treatment Toner (Editor’s Choice)

Overall Score 5.0

Hydration: 4.9 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 5.0 ★★★★★
Texture: 5.0 ★★★★★


Natural ingredients

Very lightweight

Long lasting


It’s not the cheapest, but definitely worth the investment

COSRX’s Toner is the holy grail of Korean toners for dry skin. It’s the industry standard for people starting with Korean skincare. (and rightly so)

It’s by far the toner that repairs dry skin the fastest while also keeping the skin hydrated. Your skin will be hydrated for at least 12 hours after using this. And that’s just the beginning…

Once your skin gets used to this toner, it’ll make your skin glow like it has never been. 

What COSRX’s Toner can do for your Dry Skin:

  • Gets rid of black and whiteheads: Save money by avoiding another blackhead removal product because this already does it for you.
  • Reduces break-outs: Because this toner doesn’t use any chemical ingredients, it doesn’t cause any break-outs and keeps the skin looking fresh.
  • No more dry skin: Never look in the mirror again and see those flakes on your face again.
  • Save money: Pay for 1 toner that works instead of 10 other ones that don’t.

Hands down. There’s no other toner that’s comparable to this.

Everyone that I surveyed when doing my research gave this toner the best score. Out of the 53 different people it had an average score of 4.9/5.

On the ingredient side: it’s enriched with pyrus malus or apple water which is known to keep the skin hydrated. [1]

And when your skin is hydrated all day, you don’t have to worry about dry skin anymore. On top of that, your skin will also be smoother than ever. And it’ll only take 3 to 4 weeks before you start seeing some big results.

So you’re getting rid of your dry skin, keeps the skin hydrated, and you save hundreds of dollars because you don’t have to try other Korean toners. See why it’s a no-brainer?

COSRX’s Toner Pricing: Affordable and Long-lasting

It’s not expensive.

Unlike many other toners made for dry or flaky skin, this one is affordable. For less than $15 you have one of the best toners on Earth. And it’ll last you at least 3 to 4 months (when used daily).

It can’t get any better than this… but Watch Out for fakes!

There are people that have been getting fake toners, so make sure you’re using the link below to guarantee you’re getting the real deal.

2 – I’m from Rice Toner

Overall Score 4.9

Hydration: 4.9 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.9 ★★★★★
Texture: 5.0 ★★★★★


Hydrates very well

Contains rice extract

Great pricing


Cotton pad required

I’m From’s Rice toner is similar to the COSRX toner but a bit pricier. In terms of quality, use, and smoothness, it’s almost the same.

The main difference between these two is that this one has rice extracts, which are very beneficial for dry skin. [2]

If you like skincare products with rice, then this one is definitely up there. But the downside is that this one… doesn’t work for everyone. Some people had bad experiences with this one which should be kept in mind.

That’s why COSRX’s toner should be your #1st choice (if you haven’t tried it already).

If that doesn’t work out for you, then this is a great alternative. I used this toner for about 3 months and it’s very watery. The bottle itself is very clean and stable which is important because you don’t want some crappy bottle that doesn’t last.

This one is easy to use and a little bit goes a long way. 

There’s one thing that I don’t like about using this toner which is the use. You need a cotton pad for it to absorb quickly. That’s how this toner should be used, so if you don’t have cotton pads at home it’ll be another product you need to buy.

Luckily, cotton pads are not very expensive. Make sure to give this one a go, you won’t regret it.

3 – 30 Days Miracle Toner

Overall Score 4.8

Hydration: 4.9 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.7 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.8 ★★★★★


Balances the skin well

Helps with anti-aging

Removes dead skin cells


You need a lot for it to work

SOME BY MI’s Mircal Toner works best for people with extremely dry skin. 

Instead of wasting hundreds of dollars on Korean toners that don’t work, this toner makes it easy. I noticed within 3 weeks that my skin improved massively and that’s without adding other products to it.

Because this toner has natural tea tree extract it helps exfoliate the skin, making the skin healthier during the process. This should be the One product that anyone with extremely dry skin should use at least once in their lifetime. [3]

It’s really that good. (stop wasting your money on useless toners)

Even if you use it for 1 to 2 weeks, you’ll see a huge improvement. 

What I Don’t Like:

  • Expensive compared to other toners on the market.
  • It doesn’t come with cotton pads which is a bummer
  • You need to use a lot for it to work properly

I was lucky enough to have cotton pads at home because if I didn’t, I needed to buy them and wait even longer to try this one out.

Besides the points I dislike about the toner, it’s still one of the better ones out there. Especially for dry skin, you should give it a try.

4 – Propolis Synergy Toner

Overall Score 4.7

Hydration: 4.7 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.7 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.6 ★★★★★


Nice after glow after using

Contains honey extract

Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits


Small bottle and doesn’t last very long

Another product made by COSRX. The Propolis Synergy Toner is very different form the #1st on the list.

Boosting your skin is easier than ever with this toner. It gives your skin the finishing touch it needs and keeps the skin hydrated.

If you have extremely dry skin, this one isn’t for you. (avoid this)

Only if you have normal to dry skin, then it’s a good product. I noticed that this toner doesn’t really moisturize the skin but rather keeps it hydrated. The toner itself is very watery and like the other ones you need a cotton pad.

When you look at the effectiveness of this toner it’s great for normal to dry skin and small break-outs. Other than that I wouldn’t use this.

So if you have normal to dry skin and a few break-outs here and there, this is perfect for you.

Just keep in mind that you need to stay consistent with this toner if you want to see results.

5 – No. 3 Super Glowing Toner

Overall Score 4.6

Hydration: 4.6 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.6 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.6 ★★★★★


Also works with sensitive skin

Removes dead skin cells

Makes skin shine


Doesn’t work for everyone

numbuzin is a brand heavily marketed by Korean YouTubers. It’s one of the few brands that’s still fresh on the market. 

This toner puts makes your skin shine like it has never been.

Basically, it reduces your dry skin and keeps it moisturized throughout the day. Plus you don’t have to deal with dry flakes when your skin gets very dry.

This toner helps you take your skin to the next level but… it’s a bit expensive. And in terms of quality not as good as the 1st three on the list. 

Because it’s so heavily promoted, it means that there’s a lot money behind this product. There are not a lot of people out there that actually saw huge improvements with this toner. (not yet)

It might get there over time but it still needs more time.

I used this toner for 5 weeks and it did promise what it was supposed to do, but it just didn’t suit my skin type.

So if you want to give this one a go, it might be worth it.

6 – Rice Hyaluronic Toner Original

Overall Score 4.5

Hydration: 4.5 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.5 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.5 ★★★★★


Moisturizes the skin

Paraben and Cruelty-free

Contains black rice


Is OK but not the best

Haruharu’s rice toner is the fastest toner that gets your skin from dry to normal. Once you used this product once, you won’t go back to another. This toner lets your skin breathe and reduces a lot of dryness.

Here’s I’m from rice toner in a nutshell:

It’s formulated with rice extract which is very beneficial to the skin. It reduces dryness and gives the skin the hydration it needs. Using this toner will be a life-changer for people with dry skin but… it’s not cheap.

Plus you need to use cotton pads with this toner otherwise, it won’t be as good as it’s supposed to be. The toner is very watery and must be used with a cotton pad.

Why you might be asking?

Using a cotton pad makes the toner absorb into the skin faster. In the long run it’ll prevent the skin from getting very dry because it got used to the toner. And a little bit goes a long way which makes it very cost-efficient.

See why this is worth it?

Given the fact that this toner is the best for quick results, it’s important that you don’t fall into the trap of never testing new toners again. While this one may be good for now, there are better ones out there like the COSRX toner.

But if you want a quick result that does the job.

Haruharu’s rice toner is worth every penny. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed. 

7 – Pyunkang Yul Toner

Overall Score 4.5

Hydration: 4.5 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.4 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.5 ★★★★★


Great for breakouts

Remove dead skin cells

Also removes dry flakes


Very strong fragrance

Pyunkang Yul’s toner has been a very important product in my skincare journey.

This toner replenishes the skin but also keeps your skin hydrated, so it won’t get dry throughout the day which can get very annoying. Looking in the mirror and seeing all those dry flakes… and you can’t do anything about it.

Pyunkang Yul’s toner prevents that from happening. And because it’s full of natural ingredients you don’t have to worry about red or irritated skin. Definitely a plus if you’d ask me.

If you’re smart, this toner is the one that you can’t leave out. Over 95% over your friends and family don’t even know about this toner which makes you get smoother skin faster.

Here’s a tip that gives you an edge…

Use this toner twice a day with a cotton pad and apply a similar serum after this. Adjust your entire skincare routine to suit this one product and you’ll see some insane results. Toners and moisturizers are often the products that make or break your skincare routine.

8 – Green Tea Fresh Toner

Overall Score 4.4

Hydration: 4.4 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.4 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.3 ★★★★★


Big bottle and lasts long

Keeps skin hydrated for a few hours

Great pricing


Quality is OK

Looking for a green tea toner that is decent and does the job.

While there are better Korean toners for dry skin out there, this one is OK. I used this toner back in the days but… it wasn’t really for me.

And it’s also not the cheapest toner which is even worse. I honestly think that ingredients with ‘green tea’ are overrated.

Every company is selling these and it doesn’t really deliver on the promises. So that’s a big red flag for me, especially if you’re expecting some huge results.

At most this toner kept my skin hydrated for 2 to 3 hours before it got dry again.

I can’t really recommend this toner to people with dry skin because it didn’t work for me. However there are tons of people that love this toner, so if you want to you can give it a try.

9 – Green Plum Refreshing Toner

Overall Score 4.3

Hydration: 4.3 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.3 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.4 ★★★★★


Hydrates very well

Removes dead skin cells

Great pricing


Bad packaging and service

Beauty of Joseon’s toner is gaining more and more popularity but to be very honest… i don’t think it’s that good.

It’s only gotten big because of the Serums they sell. This toner does the job and is decent but when I got this the packaging was bad. Now that doesn’t mean that this isn’t worth trying, but personally, I wouldn’t buy this again.

The toner did smell nice and was easy to apply but other than that it’s below average.

10 – Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

Overall Score 4.1

Hydration: 4.1 ★★★★★
Smoothness: 4.0 ★★★★★
Texture: 4.1 ★★★★★



A little bit goes a long way

Great pricing


Didn’t work for me

ETUDE’s toner is meh…

I didn’t want to include this to the list of the best toners for dry skin… but there were no better ones out there.

This toner is expensive and you need a lot of it to work which means that the toner won’t last very long. And a toner that’s expensive and doesn’t last long is like burning your money.

I used this toner for a bit but it just didn’t do it for me.

However, if you’re looking for a Korean toner that is fragrance-free and works for dry skin it might be worth trying. (maybe it’ll work for you)

How We Ranked The Best Korean Toner for Dry Skin

Korean toners for dry skin don’t need to feel complicated like it sometimes does. But for the majority of people, it’s hard to find that One product that does the job and I had the exact same problem. 

Because there are thousands of toners out there, it’s often hard to see what actually works and what doesn’t. And after trying so many product I decided to create a list of the 10 best ones. 


As long as you buy from a trusted source, you’re good. But based on my experience and 1000+ others, always make sure you’re getting the real products. There are a lot of fakes out there that you probably don’t know.

Scanning the barcode at the back is a way to verify if you get the real products. Another way is to make sure you’re buying from a store that has a proven-track record like YesStyle.


The quality of the products was measured by packaging, use, and instructions. I actually wanted to test each product for at least 6 months but… that would take too long. And going back to extremely dry skin and trying out a new product isn’t worth it.

I prefer to keep my skin healthy and see what it did in a timeframe of 4 to 6 weeks. Then I concluded the results and gave it a score.


You want your toners to be cost-efficient and not one that needs to be bought every month. That’s just a waste of money and not worth it. Getting a toner that lasts you at least 3 months and doesn’t cost a fortune is the way to go.

Based on that I ranked all the toners and looked at the amount I needed and how big the bottle was. That’s how I measured each bottle and gave it a score for cost efficiency. Also buying from the right online store is key because there are a lot of fakes out there.

And maybe you haven’t experienced this yet (I truly hope you don’t). But if you buy a fake skincare product and use it on your face – it can get very dangerous.

Buyer’s Guide: Korean Toner for Dry Skin

Combining other products

Using other products that create a synergy between the two is key. This will boost your skin by at least 5x. Most people think their skin improves because of one product. (which sometimes works)

But using the right products that can be used after each other will make your skin go from bad to almost perfect. That’s how I went from dry to normal skin in a matter of months. Make sure you give that a go because it can be life-changing.


The pricing of all the Korean toners isn’t too bad. Most of the toners range between $10 and $40. Any product that goes above is 9 out of 10 times not worth it. I’ve seen some toners for less than $10 which is really rare.

Maybe during the holidays, you’ll find some toners that go for less but… most of time it’s no more than $40, so it’s 100% worth buying a toner for dry skin.


There are hundreds of different skincare brands out there which makes is hard to find the one that suits dry skin. And by looking at the brands, you can’t really tell which one is worth it and which isn’t.

The more popular brands are COSRX, Beauty of Joseon and I’m from. These brands are almost guaranteed to work for dry skin because it has a proven track record. And the brands are industry leaders; every new product they release is almost always a best seller.

Our #1 Recommended Korean Toner for Dry Skin

COSRX’s Treatment Toner is out #1 Korean toner for dry skin. Unlike most other toners, this one actually delivers on its promise and you can expect to see results within the first few months.

Staying consistent with this toner is key; that’s when you’ll see the best results. And don’t forget to use other products too like moisturizers that create a synergy between products. Doing that will prevent your skin from getting dry.


How Do Koreans Deal with Dry Skin?

Dealing with dry skin isn’t as hard as you think. Koreans use a lot of different skincare products to prevent their skin from getting dry. Products like toners, moisturizers and sunscreens are the best way to deal with dry skin.

However, it’s important that you use the right products for your skin type. Everyone has a different skin type, which makes it hard to find the best products for your skin.

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    Jason Park

    Jason has been living in Seoul for over 4 years, and during that time, he has experienced many of the city's hidden stores. He loves to write about his experiences and share them with others. Jason has been quoted and referenced by different major media companies like Mashed, Distractify, ThePrint and TastingTable. In his free time, he likes to watch Korean dramas and learn more about Korean culture.

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