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Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

A unique facial toner for use on oily-prone areas

Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

A unique facial toner for use on oily-prone areas

Product details
  • An iconic Kiehl's product, formulated in 1964
  • While the multipurpose facial astringent was created for use specifically on oily-prone areas, patrons with oilier skin employ it as an all-over toner
  • Male customers rely on it as a post-shave facial treatment
  • Just ask for the “Blue Stuff”!
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Total: $18.00

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Vintage and cool! I love how clean and clear it makes my skin look.

John, Kiehl’s Insider

Camphor 

Camphor is naturally derived from an eastern evergreen tree. It can give a cooling effect to the skin and is an effective treatment for oily skin.

Menthol 

Menthol is a natural cooling agent, containing 50% peppermint or other mint oils, or made synthetically by hydrogenation of thymol. It is used in skin care to give a cooling effect to skin.

Sodium PCA 

Sodium PCA is a naturally occurring humectant in the skin, partly responsible for the skin’s moisture-binding capacity. It is derived from amino acids and is highly water absorbing. Due to its moisture-binding ability, it is a high performance humectant which increases the skin’s softness when added to products.

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How to Apply:
-Moisten a sterile cotton pad with facial toner, and apply to skin in areas where needed, avoiding the immediate eye area
-Before applying, we recommend patch-testing a small amount of any cosmetic product on the inside skin of the wrist area to ascertain its compatibility with your skin
-Use with Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser for best results

Cool Kiehl’s Fact:

When our chemists developed Kiehl’s iconic multi-purpose toner in 1964, its popularity took off almost from the start. Over forty years later, we attribute its appeal not only to its superior quality, but also its versatility. Kiehl’s male patrons tell us they use it as a post-shave treatment to soothe skin and prevent razor discomfort. Legend has it that Andy Warhol was a fan!

Camphor 

Camphor is naturally derived from an eastern evergreen tree. It can give a cooling effect to the skin and is an effective treatment for oily skin.

Menthol 

Menthol is a natural cooling agent, containing 50% peppermint or other mint oils, or made synthetically by hydrogenation of thymol. It is used in skin care to give a cooling effect to skin.

Sodium PCA 

Sodium PCA is a naturally occurring humectant in the skin, partly responsible for the skin’s moisture-binding capacity. It is derived from amino acids and is highly water absorbing. Due to its moisture-binding ability, it is a high performance humectant which increases the skin’s softness when added to products.

Print

How to Apply:
-Moisten a sterile cotton pad with facial toner, and apply to skin in areas where needed, avoiding the immediate eye area
-Before applying, we recommend patch-testing a small amount of any cosmetic product on the inside skin of the wrist area to ascertain its compatibility with your skin
-Use with Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser for best results

Cool Kiehl’s Fact:

When our chemists developed Kiehl’s iconic multi-purpose toner in 1964, its popularity took off almost from the start. Over forty years later, we attribute its appeal not only to its superior quality, but also its versatility. Kiehl’s male patrons tell us they use it as a post-shave treatment to soothe skin and prevent razor discomfort. Legend has it that Andy Warhol was a fan!

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by 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. 3/24/15
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. 12/28/14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swear by this astringent! Love this product since I discovered it 17 years ago. I have very oily skin and when I get lazy from my routine from this I definitely breakout. Blue Herbal has always cleared it up easily. I have tried drugstore bought astringent to try to save money and never got the same result as I do from this product. 10/14/14
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lotion? Not sure why this is called a lotion. Results were just like an expensive Sea Breeze. Worked ok but not worth the price. 5/20/14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pretty good I got this about a week ago, and its really nice my skin is looking good! It is a bit strong, as in drying so i just ordered the Calendula herbal extract toner. but I'll still use the blue stuff for when i need a good deep cleaning. It leaves my skin feeling a little tight so i recommend following with a moisturizer. It does contain alcohol so i won't use it everyday, but it really do like it. I recommend it to people with really oily skin like me. Has a bit of cooling menthol sensation so you really feel like you're getting your pore deep cleaned! 5/16/14
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cheap packaging I like the product okay-- it doesn't leave my skin too dry or tight, but the cap broke the first time I opened the bottle. For $18 I expect the cap to last more than one use. :( 11/6/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent toner! I've used this product as a toner and cleanser for my skin for years. I have combination normal/oily skin and I remember when I first purchased this product at Kiehl's the sales person said that it may be too harsh to use regularly. I'm happy to say that they were mistaken. I use this blue stuff after washing my face both morning and night. My pores are clean and tight! It really does cleanse well without drying out the skin. My face is never oily anymore. This is one of my favorite Kiehl's products. 10/7/13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tried and True I have been using this for years, in addition to the Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash and Facial Fuel moisturizer and love the results. This is one of the first Kiehl's products that I tried and have been using it loyally for the years since. It is a great post-shave toner without your skin feeling over-dried. 10/7/13
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