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Eradicate icky oil with this powerfully natural, botanically effective, cooling astringent made with maximum strength 2% salicylic acid. It penetrates deep to help prevent zits before they start. Formulated with proven zit-zapping Salicylic Acid (naturally derived from Willow Bark Extract), this oil dissolver unclogs pores for a visibly clearer complexion without over-irritation. Instantly, skin is super clean, without a trace of oil. In just 8 hours breakouts are reduced.* Over time scars and acne marks fade. 70% of testers saw clearer skin in

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Alba Botanica

Beauty isn’t just about what’s on the outside. As the name suggests, Alba Botanica starts with botanicals that not only nourish skin and hair, but are kind to the planet, too. The entire line is completely vegetarian, never tested on animals, and helps people embrace their inner beauty. And the Alba Botanica team always keeps Mother Earth in mind—the brand aims to reduce its environmental footprint and believes in being good stewards to the planet we all share. The History of Alba Botanica Alba Botanica has been developing skin care products
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Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid _ 2.0 % Other Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), SD Alcohol 40-B, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium PCA, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract (1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract (1), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil (2), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil (2), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil (2), Citral, Limonene, Linalool (1) Certified Organic Ingredient; ((2) Natural Fragrance

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For me, too strong for everyday use!

Posted   by Mikayla from Bothell, Washington
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I have found this astringent best for use 2-3 times a week as it can be drying and too harsh if used in excess. But I like the product in moderation and found slight improvement with frequent use!
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Reducing breakouts

Posted   by Morgan from TEMECULA, California
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I love this product (and that it's $4 cheaper than it is at Whole Foods)! I feel like it reduces size of pimples when they do pop up and have decreased my breakouts overall.
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Perfect for fast use after gym!

Posted   by Madeline from NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas
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I use this toner as cleaner after any physical activity, and it has worked out great! However, I did find it cheaper in my local supermarket!
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Does the job

Posted   by Brianna from HERMOSA BEACH, California
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Good for acne. It is pretty strong but I think that’s the point.
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Love Acnedote products!

Posted   by Lisa from Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I love this astringent! It is hard to find in stores for a reasonable price so I order it here. It has just the right amount of salicylic acid and other soothing ingredients for my picky skin. It really helps keep my adult acne at bay.
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Clean and refreshing

Posted   by Samantha from Fairfax, California
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This stuff works great and has no bad ingredients. Feels great and doesn’t smell bad
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Great toner

Posted   by Gloria from PORT SAINT LUCIE, Florida
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I love this astringent- use it to take my foundation off when I wear it and helps keep me acne free at the same time.
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good but harsh

Posted   by Jessica from Coral Springs, Florida
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The Dickinson's formula is the only one truly astringent but mild enough for my entire face. This could complement, where hair borders the skin etc, since those areas always seem to get oilier, but may as well use isopropyl rubbing alcohol in those areas if that's the case. This was just too harsh to use as a congestion preventative for t-zone concerns.
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Deep Facial Cleaning

Posted   by Brenda from LAUREL, Maryland
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Great product for deep cleaning without drying out skin.
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Clogged my pores & developed cystic acne

Posted   by Shaina from Oakwood, Ohio
So I'm 30 years old with combination & sensitive skin, and stopped having bouts of acne long ago. However, recently my face has been developing little bumps on my cheeks, chin, neck and forehead. I think it is related to a detox regime I've been doing, but I figured I'd try this astringent to help clear my skin. That was a mistake. Within one hour of using as directed, I noticed cystic acne had developed that had not been there prior (and I don't get this type of acne either) - one on my cheek, and two on my neck. I noticed my skin also felt sticky and looked more oily than it has since before I hit my 20's. This is a no-go. This tonic is supposed to help acne within 8 hours, but made matters worse for me in just 1. This may work for others, but for those with very sensitive skin and easily-clogged pores, I would not recommend this stuff.
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