Garnier Pure Pore Purifying Astringent
Garnier Pure Pore Purifying Astringent Claims:
- With purifying agents + zinc
- Cleanses n tightens pores
- For Oily skin
- Dermatologically tested
Price Rs. 135 for 125 ml
Shelf life – 30 months from packed
How does it work?
Its unique formula combines purifying agents and zinc to tighten pores, dry imperfections and make the complexion even.
How do I use Garnier Pure astringent?
Wash face with a cleanser
Apply with cotton pads, concentrating on nose, chin and forehead.
(As written on the bottle)
What is an astringent ?
It is a liquid that cleanses skin and constricts pores. They tighten pores and help control acne by controlling oils and removing impurities. They also remove dead skin and dirt.
Difference between toner and astringent ?
Toner is usually free from harsh chemical and alcohol. Toners would suit people with dry and \ or sensitive skin. Toners help in firming skin and are used to clarify, hydrated & moisturize skin. Toners also restore and refresh complexion, improve skin tone, and restore skin’s natural pH balance.
Astringents are usually chemical-based or alcohol-based. These work by removing access oil and dirt. More suitable for people with oily \ combination skin.
Garnier has some great skin products. Hence I thought of giving this a try. Garnier Pure astringent comes in a good solid plastic bottle (which I like to keep and use for other things). It is faded blue colour, and has a strong smell, like most alcohol based products.
Although the bottle claims that it must be used after face wash, astringents (unlike toners) can be used without cleansing your face because astringents characteristics are such that it absorbs the oils and dirt.
My experience with Garnier Pore Purifying Astringent
I have oily skin, and CTM is a must for me. But I thought I’d give astringent a try instead of toner, because it is supposed to help the oils. I use this usually at night, because I use I use it in the day, after 1 hour, my face starts secreting oil. Now I read somewhere that astringents might do that. But I’m not too convinced.
The claim that it makes your skin tone even is true, even though I find it more of an illusion, because in a day or two, its back to normal.
It also claims that it cleanses and tightens pores. Now there’s two parts to this statement. Cleanses Pores AND tightens Pores. For me, only one works. I don’t think it really goes deep inside to cleanse pores. I feel this because I don’t think it gets absorbed in the skin enough to deep clean. It just cleans on the surface. But about tightening pores? This is absolutely true for me. My pores on the nose and cheek do seem visibly tighter. Again, this might just be an illusion because this only works as long as you use the astringent. If stopped, its back to normal.
Here are pics of the dirt it accumulates.
Cotton with astringent
After applying on face
(Oh ya, I tried Sireeshas Pink & Green Nail art half way 😉 )
Pros of Garnier Pore Purifying Astringent
- Dermatologically tested
- Acceptable price
- Fulfills claims , even if its temporary
- Doesn’t make me break out, I have acne prone skin but its not sensitive
Cons of Garnier Pore Purifying Astringent
- Contains alcohol, which is not too good in the long run
- Not at all suitable for people with dry skin
- Is a harsh product and tingles the skin for a few seconds
- My face starts excreting oil after an hour
My Verdict on Garnier Pore Purifying Astringent
The war between Oilies & Dryilies is still on. As the weather gets colder, some oilies tend to shift camps, but us oilies need to stick together and not get sucked in!! 😛
This is not an alocohol-free toner people. So people with sensitive skin and people who are reluctant to using alcohol-based products should stay far away from this.
Although this is a harsh alcohol-based product, it actually works and abides by all its claims. It does not hide the fact that this product is made for oily skin. As you can see from the first pic, I’ve used up almost the entire contents, and I will definitely use it again, but not in winters. Come March and I’ll get my next bottle . 🙂
My Rating –
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