Rated 4.29 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Purchase I Have Ever Made
I have always had good skin, except for my chin! Every month I have a painful breakout on my chin. I have been to dermatologists and have tried everything! Now in my mid-twenties I thought the breakouts would have finally stopped and they hadn't. I wandered into Kiehls on a whim with a friend as I was passing by it in the mall and figured "Why not?". I spoke with the sales girl who was so sweet! She spent so much time with me and recommended this product. I am happy to say I have not had a single pimple on my chin for 6 months now! I use this product only on my chin, twice a day. My skin is not over dried and is perfectly clear. Kiehls is now my go-to place for skin care products.
Most Helpful Critical Review Mattifying But Not Good With All Moisturizers
I decided to try this out based on the reviews I had read. I have extremely oily skin and am prone to cystic pimples. It has definitely controlled the acne because I haven't really gotten any significant deep pimples since using this. It has a really good texture and cool feeling when applied. My skin instantly feels soft. However, it has been hit or miss with different moisturizers I use on top of it. Like other reviewers mentioned, it does ball up. It works fine with the Herbal Blue Moisturizer but when I've used it under the Ultra Oil free Gel Cream, it balls up. I also like to mix my BB cream with moisturizer but when I apply it after this toner, I really have to rub it in well in order for it to not be streaky. But Once it is all rubbed in, it looks fine. Using it with a regular moisturizer then powder foundation is fine. I will just use this at night until I run out and probably just use a different Kiehl's toner.
Reviewed by 70 customers Astringent Herbal Lotion
Suze from NJ
This smells good and makes your face feel really clean but it makes my eyes burn to much so I will not be purchasing again.
Best Stuff Ever.
Victor S from Austin, TX
I had developed some unevenness in my skin tone and within a week the Blue Astringent went to work. After two weeks my skin tone has really evened out, and it glows. Great product if you need a fast regimen.
Great product Blue Astringent
Gidevans from Brooklyn, NY
Great product, nice cooling feeling after a shave. Smells good.
A bathroom cabinet staple!
BTong from Northern California
I've used this Blue Astringent since the 1980's for everything from blemishes, bites, cuts & scrapes… wouldn't be without it! A little goes a long way!
Didn't Improve Oily Skin
MP from Kansas City
This product didn't really make a difference for my oily skin. I'll go back to my normal niacinamide serum
Sun shine from Cal
I really like this toner I have used it for a number of yeas have trued others but always come back to
Kiel's I like how it leaves my skin
Awesome Toner For Acne-Prone or Sensitive Skin!
Serge from Miami, FL
I got this along with the Blue Herbal Moisturizer and Blue Herbal Spot Treatment. All three products were really good and cleared up my forehead acne within a couple of days. Would definitely recommend to anyone who has not had any luck with other toners. The 8.4 oz bottle lasts a very long time!
Great for acne-prone skin
AutumnLE from Chicago, IL
Bought this a month or so ago because the toner I was using was out and I wanted to try something new. I struggle with acne and this stuff works very well to keep it under control and help them go away in a day or two. Will definitely be my go-to.
As an after shave face feels like chalk
chasvb from NYC
Previously used KIEHL'S Alcohol -Free Herbal Toner as an after shave location. This blue astringent makes my face feel like chalk after it drys.
Alcohol free herbal toner is discontinued.
Syd from Virginia, United States
Wish I had known it had Alcohol Denat in it before I bought it. That ingredient ages you, and dries your skin out. Two words. Don't buy.
recomendproduct from portland,oregon
This genuinely is what saved my horrible acne. I have been struggling with acne for a while, trying to get rid of it. i got gifted this product, and used it, and with 3 days, my skin cleared up. definitely recommend.
Ali1996 from New York, NY, USA
Recently bought this and used with the cleanser- feels very chalky dry to the skin but it definitely is mattifying if you need alot of oil control. i AGREE with others you definitely need a lot of time to dry before putting on other products because it will bunch up into balls in your skin. When i put a heavy moisterizer on top and a heavy sunscreen it seems to work ok but other than that i felt it come off.
iamRyanL from Atlanta, GA, USA
I replaced this toner with my oil free toner from Kiehls since it helps with acne. I am going to be honest I have no idea if it actually works because you can not put on moisturizer right after you apply this. You have to wait a good 30 to 45 mins and then put on your moisturizer. I do not have time to wait for it to dry down. I will try another one or go back to the oil free toner.
I love this astringent
kmcchargue from South Louisiana
I've been wanting to try Keihl's brand and I thought what better way to try than a toner. I love toners! This one is very nice. It doesn't sting and it has a pleasant smell - not overpowering. It leaves my face clean and feeling fresh! Will definitely be purchasing again!
Missy from Tennessee
I love Kiehl's and am so happy Ulta is finally carrying the brand. I had never used this up until recently and its awesome. I have combination skin that tends to get pretty oily at times. This eats up the oil and keeps my skin shine free and blemish free. It is very strong though and I have noticed to keep it away from cheeks because it drys the skin around my eyes making me look older. I apply to forehead and chin and it is great. I highly recommend!
Marywynne from Atlanta, GA
I?ve used the kiehls cleansers and other toners but this one is my absolute favorite!!!!! It doesn?t over dry my skin or leave it feeling oily. My skin is oily in the T zone and dry on my cheeks. This product really makes a difference in my skincare routine!!
Only works well with the entire blue line
Amox from undisclosed
I used to like this product. It worked pretty well while I was using the entire blue herbal line. My skin changed over time and I no longer need so many oil control products at once. I decided to try to go ahead and use the rest of this blue lotion along with another line geared for combination skin. It does not work with any other products on my skin for some reason! The moment I try to moisturize with any other product after this one, it leaves little balls and flakes of something all over my skin. Now I have a bottle I can't really use.
Kbwr from Midland tx
It was great but new heavy alcohol formula doesn?t clean skin oil well. It?s aad but it doesn?t do the job now.
Best toner for acne ever
Stephaniele from Oklahoma, OK
This is so far the best toner for acne skin I have ever used. I purchased this one a while ago, and almost half bottle is gone. My skin apparently gets so much better. I felt like my skin got less oil and the pimples became dried and pop off after a week. However, I don?t know if the alcohol ingredient has any effect on my skin after I stop using it
Bought this for my...
Adee from WP, Ca
Bought this for my daughter who has acne probe skin. Since she started using it her face has really started to shiw clearing
The best product for oily skin
ARTHUR from FLORIDA
I had experienced with oily face and acne for a long time . This is reason why I feel so uncomfortable with other product, always ineffective. When my friend recommend this product to me, I was kind of doubt while taking a chance to try it. The result of trying this product has been satisfied with my expectation. This is the best product for OIL-FREE EVER.
I love this stuff for...
nford from Portland, OR
I love this stuff for clearing up acne. Only use it on spots as opposed to the whole face because I don't want to dry my skin completely out.
Suggest using a moisturizer afterward.
Blue Astringent Herbal (Spot Treatment Alternative) Toner
nford from Portland, OR
I can only suggest to use this product as a spot treatment only. Put a little bit on a cotton pad and use on acne spots. This product has a lot of Alcohol in it and more than likely will dry out your face. So for the love of all that is holy, use a moisturizer afterwords.
You may ask, why not just use a spot treatment specifically labeled as a spot treatment? Some people may notice that their products that worked before don't work anymore - Their skin is probably becoming immune to it. This Astringent becomes a great alternative!
Also, don't be fooled by the word "lotion" in the name. Just a play on words as most toners in other countries are called Lotions.
Cooling, and clearing
Tiff from Miami, FL
When you initially put this on your skin, it feels cooling and refreshing. I would suggest you only put it on the areas that are troublesome, instead of your whole face. It can be over drying which caused my skin to overproduce oil I think. But I will continue to use it as a spot treatment instead of all over.
Way Too Strong
munkustrap178 from Boston, MA
Let it first be said that I do not have acne-prone skin, though I have battled oily skin my entire life.
Oddly enough, this product seemed to stimulate my oil production. It has a stripping effect on the skin, and while this can be useful to aid in the clearing of a blemish or to cut down on ingrown hairs, the Blue Herbal Spot Treatment is a better option.
I figured that this product would be a miracle for my oily skin, so it was a disappointment to find that it actually seemed to make me oilier. And for the money, honestly, a drugstore astringent has the same effect for half the price.