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Acne Toners With Alcohol Work Better!?

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#1 smichelle


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:00 PM

Need some suggestions here guys!!

I've been using Paula's choice 2% BHA Liquid (extra strength) for about 2 months now, and found it hasn't given me any results at all. I only have some clogged pores/blackheads to clear up and its done nothing..and to be honest seems to have clogged me further. NONE of my products contribute to pore clogging so thats not it either! When I used to use Neostrata's toning solution level 2 with 2% bha and 10% aha, I had none of these issues! I switched because I figured no alcohol in the toner would be better. I was wrong I guess, I'm starting to think acne toners with alcohol truly do work better!! Can anyone give me their experiences with toners with alcohol, or without? And what kinds do you guys use?! I'm thinking of going back to Neostrata.




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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

If it worked, I'd go back to it.  Some people's skin also doesn't do much with SA.  You may want to try using glycolic (AHA) exclusively.  Mario Badescu has an AHA toner.  

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

or maybeNeostrata's toning solution level 2 has 10% aha and paula doesnt

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:22 PM

I generally prefer things without alcohol, but if a product WITH alcohol works better, then just keep using that! I use the Neostrata toner as well :)

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