Review – Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent

Life is stressful and sometimes  your skin is a resemblance of that. I found the perfect Astringent for treating acne, that works really fast!

About Astringents:
Astringents are not the same as toners. Astringents deeply clean pores and remove the dead layer from out skin. They also have the effect of instantly closing pores; which is why you should use an astringent after scrubbing and black head removal.
 
About the Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent
A natural astringent toner,for oily skin types. Found in all drugstores for less than $7 USD. That is uses no parabens, phthalates, or animal testing, and has 100% vegetarian ingredients.

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Amazon: Alba Botanica™ Natural Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent

Claims: 

  • Maximum Strength
  • Reduces Breakouts in 8 Hours

Powerfully natural, botanically effective, cooling astringent, featuring maximum strength 2% salicylic acid, cleans, treats and naturally helps prevent acne.

Willow Bark Extract, a natural source of Salicylic Acid, helps treat and prevent acne. Licorice and Lentil Extracts help neutralize acne-causing bacteria and combat oily skin. Organic Aloe and Organic Chamomile help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin.

How to Use:

  • Cleanse face
  • Apply on face and neck,with a cotton pad.
  • Use only once a day or every other day for sensitive skin. 

My Experience:
I purchased this toner when my skin was acting up during the semester. When I used it my skin immediately looked refreshed. It toned down my acne and immediately made them smaller. It really is a strong astringent that pulls out deep seated dirt and grime from skin. I have combination skin, drier during the winter but still super oily on my t-zone.

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I use it only at night, after taking off all of the day’s make-up. I use Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Activated Charcoal Bar Soap, a facial brush to clean my face, pat on the astringent, and then use my Clinique Dramatically Different’ Moisturizing Lotion  + pump on top. 


Overall recommendation:
Would I recommend? Totally! Would I buy again? Yes! If you have breakouts, acne, large pores, and or oily skin this is the product for you! If you have dry skin, I wouldn’t recommend as it might dry out your face. For dry skin, Witch Hazel would be better.

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