It is not necessarily bad to apply toner as a substitute to cleansing but I would not recommend it. There is reasoning behind cleansing before toning. I would have to say it far more important to wash your face then it is to use toner, so if you would like to omit a step in your regime the toner should be the first to go. Cleanser and moisturizer are your most important products. Washing your face removes dirt, oils and impurities that accumulate through out the day and your moisturizer is designed to hydrate the skin. Try something lightweight thats fragrance-free & paraben-free like SkinRxClinics Skin Recovery Creme just go to www.SkinRxClinic.com and type "recovery" in the search box it will pull up. You should browse the website they have great prices and tons of products to choose from. You might also want to check out the Glyco-Lactic cleanser, you will get the benefits of a cleanser and toner in one! Just type "glyco-lactic" in the search box and you can read all about it!