Best Alcohol-Free Toner For Oily Skin: Ask IMBB

by jomol on June 21, 2012 · 35 comments

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Pratixa Asks:


I would like to post a question for all the IMBBians out there. So, my query is which is the best toner for oily skin, preferably alcohol free. I have terribly oily skin with whiteheads, so I’m looking for a toner which could help diminish the whiteheads.

Thank you.

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Prati June 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm

You can try FabIndia Rosewater or their TeaTree Toner.
I have oily-normal combi skin, and they work great.


Jaish June 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Try lush tonic water I use the Lavender and Rose Mary one..


khush June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

try body shop tea tree toner … its good doesn’t make skin oily …its quite good m also using this i too hav oily skin…


Ashu June 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

fabindia tea tree toner will be good… its alcohol free and tea tree helps in drying effect on the skin. good for oily-skinned


Parita June 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

i love fab india tea tree toner works well on oily to combi skin


Jabberwocky June 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

You could go for the Biotique toner. They have one whose name I forget but it’s got cucumber and it smells quite minty too. I’ve used it during sticky monsoon months and it’s proved to be pretty good.


Aru June 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

i have used TBS tea tree toner and thats pretty good too..but i will try the Nivea refeshing one after reading the review today on IMBB.


Anisha Bhakri September 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I have used and then stopped using toners because they leave a darkening effect on the skin. How would you recommend TBS for solving that issue?


deepti June 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

aroma magic toner is best for oily /combi skin & alcohol free


Sukanya June 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

TBS Aloe toner is alcohol free and great for sensitive skins as its very soothing..does not make you look oily yet keeps your skin well balanced and supple! It comes at Rs.540 and will last easily for 3-4 months. Fab India’s rose water is great too! Comes at Rs.175 and will last a month


Rati June 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

my votes for rose water as well. It’s quite soothing and calming. 🙂


Supriya June 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I use the L’Occitane immortelle brightening cleansing water at the moment and im loving it.


Richa June 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Fabindia … hands down.. tea tree or neem tulsi one. the rose one is also good. it has parabens though… but its hard to find one without parabens


Ashu June 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

parabens?? in fabindia rose toner??


Richa June 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Yes. Most Fabindia products has Parabens.


Hima June 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Rose water+ 1-2 drops of essential oil. Lavender and tea tree essential oils are quite good for a toner.


Saranya Gopinath June 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Even I have the same query in mind.. Will try fabindia for sure..


Somreeta Mukherjee June 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

use Rosewater 😉 low cost and natural yet effective….!


Neha June 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Himalaya Gentle Refreshing Toner and Fabindia Rose Water


Ila June 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I use ROsewater and my skin has improved since I started using it!


shruti wahi June 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Both Fab India neem tulsi toner and TBS tea tree toner are good …..I am using TBS tea tree toner…about to finish and already I bought Neem tulsi from Fab India ..Was curious to see I opened the bottle it smells gud too….Waiting TBS to get over and will start the new one 🙂


flygirl June 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

rose water.


Aarti Seth June 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Fab India’s rose water Or Lavender Toner is can also try Avon Green Tea toner… works amazingly on oily skin !!!!!!!


laksh June 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Pratixa, I myself have oily skin and i use fabindia tea tree toner.. it has worked well with my skin 🙂


angelnaz June 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I would say that ‘The body shop seaweed clarifying toner’ is the best for oily/combo. give it a shot. You’ll like it. All the best!


nidhi June 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Try Neutrogena Alchohol- free toner its good.


Pratixa June 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Thanks ladies for your comments. Tea tree toner sounds good. Imma get TBS tea tree or Fabindia.


nidhi June 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Try Neutrogena Alchohol-free toner.


Aditi June 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Hi Pratixa! I would suggest using pure rose water by fabindia or Kama Ayurveda.
Also, if you have the time you can try this awesome homemade toner recipe by Parita:


nisha June 22, 2012 at 12:00 am

lush tea tree water….absolutely fab!!!


Anjumscreed June 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm


Try the VICHY toner, I have super sensitive skin, and I switched from Clnique to this, and Ive been happy with it so far. Alcohol might be alrght in the toner, but only if your skin isn’t sensitive. If you’re breaking out, you might want to try something gentler. Good luck!


indrani June 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Rose water it has improved my skin a lot


Camila June 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I’m not sure if it contains alcohol, but the L’oreal Pure Zone deep control anti-acne gel is super effective. It takes away the oilness in your skin (i usually apply on my t-zone) and you can see the effects on the same or next day. I doesnt dry out ur skin, otherwise ur skin kinda gets soft. I super recommend this.
And if you have a sensitive skin towards whiteheads, believe me, you’ll see how they decrease in few days.


rukhsar June 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

try biotique cucumber pore tightening cleanser it is too good u will love ur skin and it shows good results


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