Toner? Astringent?

  1. What exactly is the difference between the two of them? I've heard of both and seen both at stores, but can't fully grasp the difference. They both seem like basically the same thing?
     
  2. As far as I know, they are the same thing. I could be wrong of course, let's see what the other ladies have to say!
     
  3. I always wonder this - thanks for posting it.
    I'm curious what the answer is.
     
  4. I asked my sister and she was like "uh...I dunno" lol
     
  5. Its the same thing. Sometimes it is also called a lotion (which also can be used for liquid moisturiser) or a mist (spray version).
     
  6. Well, an astringent tends to contain alcohol and it is meant more for oilier skin so it removes oil and mattifies the complexion. A toner is usually meant for dry to normal skin and it usually removes dead skin cells/unclogs the pores. They are similar products in that they tighten the pores but from my understanding, astringent is meant to remove oil.
     
  7. ^^^^exactly what I was going to say. Astringent=alcohol in it, stronger, drying. Toner=different types but usually for normal/dry/sensitive skin; should have no alcohol.
     
  8. This is good to know. I have to go check my bottles in the bathroom. Thanks for the info. Good question.