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Stop acne in its tracks with the non-drying Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser.

Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

$18.00 Ships Free
8.4 oz.

Availability: In stock


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A great product can stand the test of time. Created by Kiehl’s chemists back in 1964, this versatile toner known by many as "the Blue Stuff" is here to stay. The oil-free, non-drying formula features camphor to balance oily skin, plus natural Sodium PCA—which works as a high-performance humectant to soothe and hydrate—and menthol for a subtly cooling finish.

How to Use

Apply toner to a cotton pad. Sweep it over your entire face (except for your eyes), or concentrate on the spots that tend to get oily like the forehead, nose, and chin. No need to rinse. Pro tip: Though this treatment works great on women and men, guys love it as a postshave treatment.

Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat., Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Pca, Parfum / Fragrance, Camphor, Menthol, Hamamelis Virginiana / Witch Hazel Water, Limonene, Citral, Aloe Barbadensis / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, CI 42090

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Love this toner

I really like how clean my face feels after using this. Its not overly drying. I am a cross country runner and we have a swimming pool, so lots of sweating and sun black, my skin always feels refreshed and clean after using this.

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Reliable and affordable

A few months ago I was looking for products to replace my super-pricey skincare regimen. As an active woman in her early 30s who is prone to blackheads and occasional whiteheads and hormonal breakouts, I have found it challenging to find skincare products that work consistently well for me. After reading a lot of product descriptions and reviews on Birchbox, I decided to try Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion (BAHL) with the Blue Herbal Moisturizer (BHM) and Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion (PML). I used these three products, along with oil-free sunscreen, for two months and found this combination to reliably keep my complexion matte and oil-free and to keep acne at bay. Of the three products, the BAHL was my favorite. I found the BHM and the PML to feel a bit thick and gunky and have since stopped using them. However, the BAHL seems to be a new go-to in my skincare regimen.

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Only for extremely oily skin

I have combination acne-prone skin. Bought this to see if it would help clear up any breakouts. Unfortunately I only used it once bc it seriously gets rid of every single trace of oil or moisture on your skin. My skin felt so tight and patchy after using it that I haven't used it again. Took about two days to get rid of the dryness it caused. So I would only recommend this product of your skin is extremely oily

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All-time favorite toner

I first used this toner 20 years ago, and it's still my favorite. It makes my skin feel tight without feeling dried out. This was also what started a love of Kiehl's products for me.

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Amazing Toner for Acne-Prone Skin

I used this product in conjunction with the blue herbal cleanser and moisturizer for years in a very humid climate and noticed a huge difference in my acne-prone skin. It gives you that little extra boost for deep-pore-cleansing.

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