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However, if you’re still on the lookout for that perfect toner, there is one hypoallergenic and oil-free candidate on Amazon that’s at the top of many shoppers’ list — and it could be a game-changer for you.
Neutrogena’s Pore Refining Toner includes witch hazel, alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid to help with minimizing pores, evening out skin tone and promoting smoothness. Many reviewers have even claimed that it’s helped them with getting rid of dark spots and blackheads. And while many toners can be costly, this one costs only $7.
Shop: Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner, $6.99
If you’ve never used these specific ingredients before, you might be wondering, “Can you use witch hazel as a toner?” Well, as NYC-based dermatologist Dennis Gross explained to HuffPost, “It’s one of nature’s oldest, and continues to be one of the most effective, beauty ingredients.”
Gross continued, “Witch hazel extract is a natural toner with anti-irritant properties. The most common use is to remove excess oil deposits in the skin and to clean pores by dissolving any debris.”
One five-star reviewer wrote, “Absolute need for your skin! I’ve developed several small dark spots on my face over the years, and they are now barely visible. My pores are much smaller as well.”
Another person mentioned that their pores “are a bit smaller” and that this toner “is the only thing that gets RID of blackheads.”
Since the ingredients in this product can dry out your skin, it’s important to moisturize right after. It’s also highly recommended to do a patch test before applying the toner to your face.
As one shopper explained, “It might [be] a little drying but it also reduces acne, brightens skin tone, and shrinks the appearance of pores. Cleans them right up just moisturize really well after using.”
So, whether you need to add a new toner to your beauty arsenal or want to experiment with witch hazel, this budget-friendly option is a great way to clear up your skin.
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