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Astara AHA Nutrient Toning Essence


A unique alpha hydroxy acid solution that gently dissolves dead surface cells and debris while simultaneously conditioning and toning skin. Lactic Acid is used as a non-irritating, and naturally hydrating AHA substance. The use of lactic acid rather than the more publicized glycolic acid, is a safer, more effective alternative. Unlike glycolic acid, lactic acid produces no side effects when used in the lower percentages (5-7%) recommended by skin experts for safe daily use. This unique product also nourishes, softens and refines skin texture. The lactic acid is a natural humectant drawing moisture from the air to hydrate the skin's surface. (Cleopatra was known to bathe in lactic acid from soured milk to keep her skin soft and youthful.) This product is balancing for all skin types and is recommended for women and men from teens to mature adults.

Product Details

  • Astara
  • Apply to face and neck with cotton or splash on skin directly avoiding eyes, after cleansing and/or scrubbing. Use morning and/or night. May also be used on backs of hands or other body areas for extra conditioning and hydrating. Especially beneficial for use on weathered or aged skin. For other body areas, pour a small amount of AHA Toner into hands and apply directly to skin.

  • Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Lactic Acid, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Oleth-20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sodium Lactate, Algae Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower (Rose) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Caramel.

Customer Reviews

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My favorite toner so far


I have been using this toner for about years. It was recommended to me at an upscale spa and I have never used another since. It tones without drying and without the alcohol. It has a pleasant smell and the bottle lasts quite a while. In general, I have not been disappointed by Astara products yet although I have only tried a couple. I have turned a couple of girlfriends on to this as well.

Sat Dec 17 07:09:33 GMT 2011 by dkbos

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Excellent toner


This toner feels and smells terrific. I have been using it for over a month and have noticed a reduction in the size of pores on my nose. I have had trouble in the past with products containing AHA ingredients but this toner is the exception. Fantastic stuff!

Fri Jul 29 16:16:24 BST 2011 by xannaBanana

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The best out of more than 20 toners I've used


The best toner that I have tried. If you have oily skin, large pores, or even lines/wrinkles, this toner works for you!!! Renew your skin and keep it moisture!

Tue Oct 19 20:57:18 BST 2010 by Mini

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Toner that makes a difference!


I have problems with enlarged pores and generally dull appearance of my skin. I do not believe in Toners but decided to try this because I am so happy with the Blue Flame mask. I am usually skeptical of the effectiveness of the natural products but this toner REALLY WORKS. I used this only a few days (am and pm) and already noticed the difference. My pores appear to look better AND my overall skin texture looks healthier. This toner is fantastic. It does give a tingly feeling right after use but nothing unpleasant. I am a believer now that toner does make a difference. And the fact that it is not as harmful as other "chemical" products is a HUGE plus. You can't do better than this.

Mon Oct 11 13:07:23 BST 2010 by SoFierce

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It Works & It's Mild


My skin is very sensitive and normally I can not use AHA products, however, I can use this, and it does what it says it will do. My skin is smoother than it has been in a long on menopausal breakouts, too.

Sun May 04 20:36:43 BST 2008 by Claudia

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Love this toner!!!! Leaves skin clean and soft -- sluffs off old skin cells and makes your skin radiant. This whole skin care line is the best... really.

Wed Oct 11 19:04:47 BST 2006 by Ruth

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