I have dabbled over the years in toner, stating off as a religious believer in the cleanse,tone and moisturize method, to only using face wash and a SPF during the day.When I first stopped using toner I was surprised at how much my skin didn't seem to miss it. But then after a while my skin just didn't feel right (but it looked fine) and I reverted back to using toner. At one point when I was very very busy I would just spritz my face with a thermal water (such as the Avene thermal water spray here- http://www.boots.com/en/Eau-Thermal-Avene-Water-Spray-150ml_1586/) but I still think, for my skin anyway you can't beat the feeling of using toner on your skin.
There is allot of controversy when it comes to toner as to weather or not it should be alcohol free. I personally believe it's very much down to your skin and how it reacts. My skin is pretty hardy and can take some pretty harsh products (not that that's good for your skin, but i'm just saying my skin can take it) but I still like to use a more natural toner (at the moment I am loving the Liz Earle toner, read my review here-http://thesparkleicious.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/review-time-liz-earle-instant-boost.html) just because I think it's a little better for your skin.
I think I can safely say that nowadays my skin care routine would not feel right with out a toner, but I do understand those who feel it's a little pointless, especially if you have dry skin.
What do you think? is it a yay or nay for toner, and if you love it what is your favorite toner?