Natural pore refiners are astringents.
Astringents cause tissue to contract. When they are put onto skin, they make pores tighten and give the skin a smoother, more flawless look. For best results, they should be used every day, ideally right after cleansing.
The natural astringents pictured in the chart have the added benefit of restoring skin’s pH balance to its healthy, slight-acidic state. This helps to keep the skin healthy by warding off infections.
Some astringents can be too harsh for routine use. Alcohol, for example, causes tissue to contract, but it is very drying. And 14% of the content of some witch hazel extract is alcohol - even organic witch hazel.
You will be using a pore refiner on a daily basis. So it is important to find one that is both gentle and effective. The 9 natural astringents in the chart are the best we have found. They are what we use to make Toner Superieure.
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