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on 3/3/2015 10:40:00 AM
More reviews by PandaBearEyes
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Hello! I have to review my experience on apple vinegar. For awhile I read great things about AVC for acne, but I was always too lazy to put the effort into making my own toner. It turns out to be incredibly easy. As soon as one of my old toner bottles was empty, I used it as my new homemade toner container.First of all, do not put undiluted AVC on your skin, please. Of course it's going to sting!!! It looks like a lot of reviewers have done that. At first I put in 1/3 bio AVC and then 3/4 filtered water with a few drops of tea tree oil, but even that was a little strong for me. I just poured a little bit out and added more water. Don't forget to shake it up before each use.So now, after using it twice a day for nearly two months now, my acne is officially, totally clear!!! *knock on wood* I spent a butt load on fancy acne products, who knew that a one euro bottle of AVC was all I need :)I've read you can add some oils like,Argon oilRosehip oilWitch hazel, so on and so forth.I'm tempted to experiment, but why fix something that is already working perfect for me!
on 11/23/2014 12:25:00 AM
More reviews by Natashia
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I used this religiously years back , when I had cystic back acne and red bumpy spots on my face . This is a dangerous product and can potentially cause pain , I can see the top layer of skin turning white , dissolving away and subsequently the pus layer of the skin will be on the surface . Cleared my cystic back acne like never before. I soaked a dilute mix 50/50 with a towel , and laid the towel on my back . On my acne it was fantastic too , I used it like a once a week like a super treatment as a wash off toner as it can be overly exfoliating . Over time I feel my skin became more sensitive to it . More pain when I apply even a very diluted mix .
on 10/20/2014 9:51:00 AM
More reviews by prettypollyperkins
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
If you're going to use vinegar as a toner, for god's sake dilute it well first. And I don't mean 50/50. Dilute it at least 1:5 with water. And don't fastidiously remove every trace of your skin's protective mantle with soaked cotton wool as it's too harsh to begin with - splash a small amount of diluted vinegar over your face (eyes closed of course!), rub it into your pores then rinse almost immediately with lukewarm water. I've found this leaves my skin soft and much clearer, over time. You won't reek of vinegar or make your face red unless you don't dilute it enough or don't wash it off your face. I wouldn't dream of using it more than twice a week unless it's that time of the month when my cystic acne flares up - then I use it just along my jawline and it helps shrink any lumps really quickly (lavender or tea tree oil finish them off). My personal preference is apple cider vinegar with the mother or white wine vinegar.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 7/27/2014 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by oasdus
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I tried vinegar toner for face and body in the past, but I don't think I was diluting it enough, so between the fumes and stinging, I didn't stick with it.Last month I became a bit concerned about dryness from my use of soaps and other pH disturbing cleansers to remove makeup. So I began using a toner I made from rosewater & glycerin (from the health food store) + Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar (just the regular one). I mixed about 50/50 so that the smell of the vinegar would be more disguised with the rosewater scent. I didn't use it all the time, I'd just pat some on after using soap in the evening to remove makeup. Then in early July this year, we went to the beach. I got a mild burn. I remembered reading that vinegar could be good for sunburn, and I'd brought my ACV toner along with me. I also knew that evoo was good for the skin too. I'd used evoo as my moisturizer years ago and loved it, but for the last year and a half I'd switched to other product. We had bought some evoo on the trip to use in preparing food in our room, so twice per day I began patting on the ACV toner I'd brought and then applying some drops of evoo. I've used the ACV toner 2 x per day since that trip. A week after the trip I noticed how well I was maintaining the light tan on my face. I didn't think much of it. Two weeks after I started to wonder about it. I thought the tan had helped blend in discolorations and flaws on my face, giving an illusion of nicer, healthier skin. But I wasn't getting much sun that would maintain the tan. I was no longer needing mineral foundation, just a few dots of concealer around my face and under eyes. Looking at my rosy cheeks and skin that looked the best I'd seen it in years and years (I have had years of battle with cystic acne with discoloration and other scars), I realized it couldn't be the suntan. It must have been the ACV I'd been using on my face 2x day since going to the beach. And I read other reviews where people had similar results. I am amazed.My routine is, in the morning I wet my face and use baking soda gently. Rinse, pat dry. I pour a nickel to quarter sized amount of the toner in the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and pat and gently rub it all over face, and now neck and chest too. Then I apply a drop or two of evoo. I let it sit a short while before I use any makeup. If it's too much evoo, I gently blot with a paper towel or tissue. That's it. I don't even need foundation, as I said just some concealer and color makeup if I want it (but no blush needed). Same routine at night. I no longer use any soap or cleanser unless I've used makeup.Also, I recently bought Heinz raw, unfiltered ACV with the Mother. I poured this in my bottle I use for evoo after handwashing or bathing. (I transfer evoo from the large glass jar into this smaller plastic container for convenience). After pouring in some ACV, I filled it the rest of the way with the evoo. The ratio was something like 1/4 - 1/5 ACV and the rest evoo. I shake the bottle before use and apply some after every hand-washing or all over after bathing. There is a slight vinegar smell but it disappears. I don't mind since I know how good this is for my skin. I plan to stick to this routine for good.
on 1/29/2014 10:44:00 AM
More reviews by Bergalishous
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this for preventing/treating spots. I only use it at night time before bed or when I wont be seeing people because the smell is quite over powering (even when mixed with water,rose water, green tea ect..) and it does make the skin go very red in colour. The fact that it works so well and is natural is such a bonus, I don't have to worry about harsh chemicals reacting with my skin. I like to use half a cup of organic apple cider vinegar, quarter cup of rose-water, quarter cup of green tea and a few drops of tea tree oil.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/30/2013 4:55:00 PM
More reviews by CordulaM
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse
Liked it for a few days, then I got really dry where I put it. Even tea tree is better on me, and I think smells better. I know it works for some and it has to be heavily diluted, but I'm too sensitive for certain things so this was just a little too much for my chemistry.
on 11/3/2012 3:48:00 PM
More reviews by M0nay07
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
Let me start off by saying OMG WHAT A FACE SAVER. I have tried everything for my face, and apple cider vinegar and a splash of tea tree oil in one of my old e.l.f mist and set spray bottles has been a life saver. I saw a reduction overnight!!!!!!!!
on 9/18/2011 10:54:00 PM
More reviews by kaydeem
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I like to keep a bottle of white vinegar on hand in the medicine chest. (I also like to try to get a plastic bottle. Dropping a big glass bottle of vinegar on the hard, tiled bathroom floor sounds like an awful mess of broken glass.)I use vinegar as an astringent skin toner, but after reading other reviews and hearing how it was too harsh from some and caused problems, it dawned on me that I may use it a little differently...because I have never had a problem. I should note I have normal-to-dry skin.When I wake up in the morning, there is still a lot of residual "shine" on my face from having applied, and slept in, a very thick, ultra-moisturizing face cream. BUT, I do not want to wash my face with a drying bar of soap and reverse all the good the cream did the night before. So, I soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and mop up the shiny spots. Then, I immediately rinse my face with lots of cool water. Lots and lots of cool water. Then, I apply a daytime moisturizer and/or sunscreen. I feel clean and unshiny without feeling like my pores got stripped of valuable moisture. It works like a charm.Vinegar also has anti-bacterial properties, so I have used it on bug bites, eczema, and other itchy blemishes that I happened to have scratched with potentially grubby fingers. As with my face, I usually follow this vinegar application to irritated skin with a moisturizer, anti-microbial lotion, or salve. Please Note: I don't recommend applying vinegar to obviously broken skin, because it will sting. The discomfort wears off in a few minutes and it's probably actually doing good versus harm, but the sting is a pretty intensely unpleasant one, so be cautious. It's not unlike dabbing a fresh cut with rubbing alcohol. It definitely cleans it, but...ouch!I know you can also use vinegar as a hair rinse, but I think the odor stays on your hair a lot longer than it does on your skin, and I cannot get with the notion of smelling like salad dressing all day long. (plus my moisturizing step, with scented moisturizer, seems to erase all vinegar odor) I also know a lot of people prefer apple cider vinegar versus white vinegar, but my feeling is that the apple cider vinegar has naturally occurring sugars from the fruit it is distilled with, and that can leave an unwanted residue.This is not my HG, but it is cheap, easily available, safe, and quite effective. If you want to try it, I encourage you to follow your vinegar toner with a thorough rinse, to avoid potential irritation.I give it 3 lippies because I'm sure there is some commercial product out there that does the same thing with a lovelier fragrance...but I'd rather spend my money on things I'll get a more exciting thrill from (expensive toner just doesn't get my gears turning!) so I'M happy to keep using this 0.99 cent item, even if it's not the most luxurious.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/12/2011 9:42:00 PM
More reviews by sweetprincess88
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Turned my skin BRIGHT red!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don't use this...doesnt work! :(EDIT: I found out that if you add an equal part of water, it doesnt turn your skin red. its actually really nice with water.
on 9/18/2010 6:35:00 AM
More reviews by GothicGal
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
OH-MY-GODDESS! This product gives me nightmares. Years ago I *used to* use apple cider vinegar as a face tonic for ages after reading the rave reviews on here. I made my own batches, everything natural. And I destroyed my face! Ladies and gents please hear me when I say VINEGAR IS WAY TOO HARSH TO USE ON YOUR FACE! I know there are loads of people who do use it and swear by it, but trust me when I say it really is doing more harm than good. Your facial tissue is very delicate and vinegar is way too acidic. There's a reason why they use it as a cleaner to kill mold. I *loathe* using vinegar anywhere else other than in my salad these days.
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