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Astringent vs. Toner?

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Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:02 am      Reply with quote
This may be a stupid question, but I was looking for a decent toner and came across an astringent. So what's the difference between the two? What do you ladies recommend and honestly not sure if I'm willing to pay $45 for a toner, I'm sure certain drugstore brands may also do the job.
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Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:51 am      Reply with quote
astringent contains alcohol while toner may not contain alcohol ... so obviously astringent is more harsh on the skin. If you have normal, dryish or sensitive skin, a toner without alcohol is better.
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Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:03 pm      Reply with quote
hendricks wrote:
astringent contains alcohol while toner may not contain alcohol ... so obviously astringent is more harsh on the skin. If you have normal, dryish or sensitive skin, a toner without alcohol is better.


Thank you!

I just went a head and ordered both with someone else's recommendation on the Earth Science toner and astringent since I got them so cheap.
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Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:08 pm      Reply with quote
I use earth science's herbal clarifying astringent and that doens't contain alcohol - fyi. But hendricks is right - that is the usual diff between an astringent and toner.
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Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:52 am      Reply with quote
The Biotherm toner is great! it's the one in the pink bottle Very Happy it's very mild and is good for the skin
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Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:15 pm      Reply with quote
Hi there,

This is my first post! Very Happy

Anyway, I always got the sense that astringent was simply for cleaning the skin, whereas toner usually regulates the skin's pH and by doing so makes the other products you use become more effective. I used to use astringents but found them too harsh for my skin.
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