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10 Best Astringents For Oily Skin – 2018

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10 Best Astringents For Oily Skin – 2018 August 9, 2018

Oily skin is both a boon and a bane. It’s a boon because as you have hyperactive glands, you are less prone to wrinkles and signs of aging. And you already know the reasons I called it a bane. The always shiny nose, chin, and forehead, and, not to forget, the acne and breakouts that you cannot banish – no matter how much you try. Oily skin might seem untameable, but not anymore. You can easily deal with it with the help of astringents.

Here, I have put together a list of the best astringents for oily skin. But before we move on to the list, there’s one thing that I need to clarify.

Astringent And Toner: What’s The Difference?

Many of you tend to confuse astringents with toners. It’s not unusual because both are used for the same purpose – cleaning your skin. However, there are a few differences.

  • Toners do not contain alcohol and are mild while astringents contain alcohol.
  • Toners are best suited for normal, dry, and combination skin types while astringents are suitable for oily skin.
  • Astringents are meant for fighting acne and pimples, and that’s why they are a bit stronger than toners.
  • Also, astringents help in tightening the pores (for oil control) and make your face less shiny.

Now, let’s take a look at the list of best astringents available for oily and acne-prone skin.

10 Best Astringents For Oily Skin In India

  1. Ayur Herbal Astringent With Aloe Vera
  2. Bonsoul Witch Hazel Distillate, Astringent, And Toner
  3. VLCC Purnava Astringent
  4. Repechage Hydra Medic Astringent
  5. Christine Valmy Valeen Astringent
  6. Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore Tightening Lotion
  7. Saffire Neem Vetivera Balancing Astringent
  8. Aloe Veda Cypress And Witch Hazel Astringent Facial Toner
  9. Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent
  10. Devicaa’s BlackBerry Astringent Lotion

1. Ayur Herbal Astringent with Aloe Vera

Product Claims

This refreshing astringent lotion is enriched with aloe vera, camphor, and mint. It controls excess sebum production and prevents acne and pimples. It is incredibly gentle on the skin and keeps its natural moisture intact.

Pros
  • Herbal ingredients
  • Great for oily skin
  • Inexpensive
Cons

None

Rating

5/5

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2. Bonsoul Witch Hazel Distillate, Astringent, and Toner

Product Claims

Witch hazel is a topical astringent that prevents skin irritation. This product cleans your skin and conditions it. It removes excess oil and controls oil production. It also tightens the pores and reduces blemishes.

Pros
  • Alcohol-free
  • Cheap
  • Non-irritant
Cons

None

Rating

5/5

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3. VLCC Purnava Astringent

Product Claims

It has natural extracts, such as almond, aloe vera, honey, and lemon, which not only clean your face but also shrink the pores. It also doubles up as an antiseptic and helps in preventing acne and pimple breakouts.

Pros
  • Price
  • Herbal ingredients
Cons

Can be a bit stingy on the skin

Rating

4/5

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4. Repechage Hydra Medic Astringent

Product Claims

It claims to be an exfoliant astringent that unclogs your skin pores and minimizes shine by reducing the excess oil. It contains active ingredients that provide controlled exfoliation to the skin and prevent blackheads and blemishes.

Pros
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Unclogs pores
Cons

Price

Rating

4.8/5

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5. Christine Valmy Valeen Astringent

Product Claims

This astringent is exceptionally gentle on the skin. It cleans the skin and removes dead skin cells and dirt. It not only soothes and hydrates the skin but also acts as an antiseptic.

Pros
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Offers complete cleansing
  • Reduces blackheads and pores
Cons

None

Rating

5/5

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6. Vichy Normaderm Purifying Pore Tightening Lotion

Product Claims

It contains glycolic acid and salicylic acid and claims to mattify your skin, unclog the pores, and tighten them. It has a non-greasy texture and helps in preventing acne.

Pros
  • Paraben-free
  • Non-irritant
  • Cleans skin thoroughly
Cons

Price

Rating

4.8/5

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7. Saffire Neem Vetivera Balancing Astringent

Product Claims

It claims to have antiseptic properties that not only keep your skin clean and oil-free but also soothe rashes and acne and prevent their recurrence. It is an Ayurvedic formula that firms and tones your skin and calms down the nerves on your skin.

Pros
  • Ayurvedic product
  • Prevents pimples and acne
Cons

Contains parabens

Rating

4.5/5

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8. Aloe Veda Cypress and Witch Hazel Astringent Facial Toner

Product Claims

It clears dirt from your face, unclogs the pores, and conditions your skin. This astringent toner contains witch hazel, which is a natural astringent and is excellent for all skin types.

Pros
  • Paraben-freeAlcohol-free
  • Doesn’t sting or burn
Cons

None

Rating

5/5

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9. Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent

Product Claims

This product by Neutrogena is specially crafted for treating acne and pimples. It also prevents any further breakouts. It is a high strength formula that contains salicylic acid acne medication, and it not only controls excess oil but is also gentle on your skin.

Pros
  • Light on skin
  • Dermatologist recommended
  • Controls pimples and blackheads
Cons

Strong chemical smell

Rating

4.5/5

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10. Devicaa’s BlackBerry Astringent Lotion

Product Claims

This is an Ayurvedic formulation that has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It soothes inflammation, pimples, and acne. It tightens the skin and unclogs the pores and shrinks them.

Pros
  • 100% natural
  • Cruelty-free
  • Can be used as an aftershave
Cons

None

Rating

5/5

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Keep in mind that results may vary from person to person. The results mostly depend on the way your skin adjusts and reacts to the product. Just because a product worked for someone, there’s no guarantee that it will work for you too. So, before buying any product, check the label and ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

If you have used any of these products, do let me know how your skin felt after using it.

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