I have never posted a review on something before but I feel like I have to. I have had very oily/blemished skin since I was 12 years old. I have used every drug store cleanser and lotion, proactive, 100$ cleansers from my doctor.. but nothing has ever worked like acv. I'm 21 now and I rarely get bad breakouts anymore, I just have the occasional break out around my period but I still have scars from my teen years. My skin is very fair so they're extra noticeable and I can't go without foundation ever. After using acv I haven't had a single break out and the oil production has gone waay down. The scars are also fading. My skin used to get so oily it would make my make up look gross and cakey after a few hours but now my face stays pretty almost all day. I use it full strength on a cotton ball in the morning and before bed. I use dove soap (regular 1/4 moisture bar) to clean my face and I can't believe something that cheap also works the best for me. Sometimes the simple things are the best answers.
I just use the dirt cheap Heinz ACV mixed with organic green tea and it works wonder for my skin. I've been using it for 6 months and it gets on very well with my skin. It brightens my skin tone and clear away the blemishes without causing irritation, or breakout. . But finally the stinky smell of this toner got the better part of me and I'm trying to find a substitute. I'll miss it dearly, and I strongly recommend anyone with acne-prone skin like me give it a whirl.
After reading reviews on here, I decided to try the whole ACV instead of conditioner thing. So I put some in a spray bottle with water 1 part ACV to 3 parts water. Despite breathing it in and getting it in my eyes, with was pretty unpleasant.. I was in disbelief at how amazing my hair felt once I dried and flat ironed it. It was so silky and soft. It doesn't smell like vinegar either, especially once you've put in a product or 2. I will never use conditioner again!
I also started using it as a toner on my face, because I heard it's great for zits and oily skin. I get the occasional zit, and my face is incredibly oily, so I put this on (same stuff in the spray bottle) after I've washed my face, evening and morning.. and I've seen a huge decrease in oil. My skin is also a lot softer. It purged for a couple days.. but now my skin looks great! Amazing product.. who knew.
I've been using braggs mainly for my skin and acne. I only drink it because i don't want the nasty smell on my face LOL. but it's amazing, after a few months my acne cleared up pretty much 90%. sometimes i get lazy for days/weeks and i can notice the difference of my face's redness and somewhat uneven skintone. it's great, and i feel great!
I have been using Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar for about a year now as a toner and internally. Lately I have been rinsing my fine, brittle (shedding) hair with it after I wash. WOW! My hair feels thicker, stronger and looks hella-shiny! There is no fly aways and it does I what i want it to. Thank god because I was beginning to think my hair was a lost cause. I would like to get my boyfriend in to this more often as he is receding and I have an feeling that this may help his hair loss. I rinse once a week with ACV and I think this is sufficient. Using heat protectant spray and some leave in conditioner masks the smell.
I use this product for my hair, as a toner, and internally as well. I will only comment on it as a toner.
I use this vinegar without diluting with water (I have read others dilute it 1:4, or 2:4) and my face is a brand new face because of it. It has a bit of a sting at this concentration, so if you're sensitive, dilute it. I found the sting to disappear after one week of using it twice a day (once before my morning routine, and once before bed).
My face glows and looks and feels so divine. I have never had a terrible complexion, and have always gotten compliments on my skin in general, but after using this for awhile, I can say that my skin is AMAZING. It took a good thing, and made it exceptional.
It helps, I am sure, that I put effort into caring for my skin-- I never sleep in makeup, I moisturize well, I drink plenty of water-- but when people ask what I do to get this glow, I tell them that the one thing I would NEVER change or eliminate is Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner.
OK, So I bought this to clarify my hair, but quickly noticed that it could be used as a toner aswell. Here are my findings:
HAIR: OMG It's amazing. I used this after Biosilk's Clarifying treatment because I'm trying to get a warm dark 6NG Semipermanent dye from my hair. My natural color is like 8NG. While the claryfying treatment left me with a lot of underlying red pigments, only after one rinse with ACV My hair became lighter and lost the overwhelming red shades. My haircolor looks so good now, and I'm sure If I do some more treatments it will become slightly lighter than my own haircolor. However; I didn't notic any extra shine or better condition to my hair, this may be because I didn't use a conditioner between the claryfying treatment and the ACV, actually it made my hair superbrittle, so after drying it I decided to put a hydrating mask inside it. But I probably need to find out the best hairclaryfying regime with this stuff that will also give a nice finish.
SKIN: HG alert!! Seriously, I've been using it for 5 days now, and my face is glowing. Fine lines are diminishing, And I haven't seen my skin this good for a couple of years. I use 1/3 ACV and 2/3 Water And I apply it every two days after I use Pond's Cold Cream. I will continue to use it, and I expect to have almost perfect skin with this product. the best thing I bought for my skin EVER!!
I am 41 and my skin started going crazy this past September due to hormonal changes. I have tried every concoction out there trying to get things normal. I was blessed as a teenager and all through my adult years with clear skin. Earlier this week I started drinking about 3-4 tsps of Bragg's ACV for other health benefits, but a friend told me to try it as a toner, diluting it 50/50. I've never really used toner's, although I tried witch hazel a month or so ago which was very drying and irritating to my now sensitive skin. I know it has only been 4 days of using it as a toner but I can honestly say my skin is getting better each day! I use it 2x a day. It helps with the inflammation and I can already tell it is evening out my skin tone. Amazingly my pores are seeming to get smaller everyday too! I would say I have moderate acne since the hormone changes, but when you have had clear skin your whole life it is a bit depressing. So I am going to stick with this, it is obviously doing something!! And happy that it is all natural. Remember, everyone has different skin and everyone responds to products differently. It's worth a shot for the price, just remember to dilute with water. My friend told me when she first tried it she didn't dilute it enough, but her dermatologist (who recommended it) told her to rinse off if it felt like the strength was too much and start out using a lower ratio and work up to it.
Crossing my fingers that I'll be make-up free again soon!
I've been using this for a few weeks as a toner. Pretty diluted, maybe a teaspoon to 8oz of water. It makes my skin feel nice and soft and i've noticed it does help w/ the redness/inflammation. I have a lot of breakouts and i can't say i've noticed it did that much for that, but perhaps it's cause i'm using it so diluted. I've continued to get breakouts after starting to use this product. Anyway i'm going to try a 50/50 mix and see how that goes. I also haven't tried swabbing some on specific spots so, will give it a go as well(and hopefully they'll go away). May update later, i'll give it a couple of weeks.
Recently I got a blemish-like-thing on my cheek, like around November (it is now January). Not your typical pimple whatever it is (perhaps it is a cystic pimple? idk). I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it from aspirin masks to tea tree oil to benzoyl peroxide and nothing helped it.
Finally, I remembered ACV had helped me in the past and I bought a bottle of Bragg's. Well oh my goodness. I have been diligently fighting this thing on my cheek for almost two months and after only 3 days of using ACV (several times a day applied directly to the blemish with a q-tip) it has almost disappeared!
True, it stinks. And it stings. But it has worked wonders in 3 days! And my complexion tends to be reddish and using ACV all over my entire face has evened out my complexion (I moisten a cotton ball with ACV and a drop of tea tree oil). I don't know why I stopped using ACV for a few months, but I'm back on the ACV wagon again! That's for sure.