Unlisted Brand • Sea Breeze Astringent-Original Formula • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I usually use a toner in the morning and a astringent at night after washing my face.......so out of my usual astringent I picked this up cuz I have used it back in the day yrs ago. I have no idea why I stopped using it cuz this stuff works so good at getting the dirt and oil off my face!! I will continue to keep purchasing this=)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I don't use it on my face...I put it in a squirt bottle and apply it on my scalp in the shower...it's wonderful for getting rid of dandruff, and dry scalp, and built-up product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This brings back memories for me. Growing up we would not use this as a toner, rather a pre-shampoo. I love the way it tingles on your scalp and has a cooling effect. It works like a clarifying rinse for your hair and the smell is what makes it so appealing! I have bought it again and again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is an extremely drying toner and it burns as well, it seems to be wayyy too harsh on my skin. Used on a cotton pad it cleaned my skin well but with the side effects of flaking,peeling,extreme dryness, and burning. It is very cheap and it's available everywhere. It smells a bit too strong for me. The packaging is okay but you have to be careful not to spill the product. I've used much better toners so i won't be repurchasing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I bought this for $2 about four days ago. I've been using it twice a day after washing my face and have noticed a huge difference! My skin used to be so oily I'd have to blot and powder every hour just to look decent. Now I can skip powder and my skin is glowing! The smell of this is a little overwhelming, but it's so worth it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a classic for me. I have very oily skin and this works. I've tried every other toner and astringent but always come back to this. Today I found it at CVS for $2.50, and I had a one dollar coupon so I got it dirt cheap. Yay! I'd buy it by the gallon if I could.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i haven't had to use a toner or an astringent for a very long time. my skin started freaking out since i switched from hard to soft water. normally, i could just cleanse with Noxema and my skin will calm down, but unfortunately, that particular cleanser doesn't work efficiently with soft water. i remember that this astringent has a similar ingredient listing, the tingle lasts alot longer, and i've had pretty good results using this in the past. lo and behold! it still works pretty damned good. i've been using this as part of my beauty repetoire for the past month, and i must say that my skin hasn't looked this good since BEFORE i switched to soft water (9 months ago). the version i'm using is the gentle formula that is blue and contains no salicylic acid. however, if you can get your hands on the original formula (it's gold and doesn't contain salicylic acid, either), by all means, do it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Could this be true? Can this "old school" product be what has cleared up my skin??? For the last couple of years, I had adult acne. Not cystic, painful acne, but adult acne. I tried everything. Proactiv. Laura Mercier. Kiehls. Clinique, Chanel, Peter Thomas Roth. You name it. I have tried it. Then one day while on vacation I got the Clinique sample kit with toner and realized... TONER!! How could I not remember toner? Randomly, when I ran out of the sampl,e bottle I went to the drugstore one night, grabbed seabreaze - which I haven't used since junior high - and gave it a try. How much dirt can this stuff remove? It's gross and fascinating at the same time. The key for me is to moisturize afterwards. Let me tell you, MY SKIN LOOKS AMAZING. This is no lie... I receive compliments on my "glowing skin". My boyfriend, friends, coworkers, family and strangers on the street say my skin is amazing. Thank you SEABREEZE!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This old-school astringent deserves 5 lippies because it does exactly what it's supposed to do: deep clean the skin. Wash your face with any cleanser then swipe Sea Breeze over your skin - $100 bucks says that cotton ball will have dirt on it. It's not gentle, it's not hydrating, it's not fancy, and it doesn't smell soft and lovely. But it IS ultra cleansing, simple, keeps breakouts at bay, and remains a staple of my skincare arsenal for those times when I want squeaky clean skin. There still is nothing else out there (besides pure alcohol) that removes every trace of makeup/dirt from the skin. It's tragic you can no longer buy it at Drugstore.com. Haven't tried the sensitive version yet but guess I will when my original runs out. BTW, don't bother with the "Actives" version, it's AWFUL.
Update: Sea Breeze is still the best astringent out there. And for summer it's AWESOME for refreshing your feet on hot days. Swipe it over your feet (tops and soles and around your toes) for such a refreshing effect. Great especially if you're a flip-flop wearer because your feet get pretty dirty (not that you can always see it) when you wear them throughout the day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I don't use this on my face since I don't suffer from acne and it's too harsh anyway, but I use this to treat my dandruff. It works wonderfully, and it's an inexpensive treatment. I use a comb to loosen up the flaky skin on my scalp before using a spray bottle to apply this. It does cause a burning sensation but also a cooling effect especially where the scalp has abrasions. I leave this on for 5 minutes then I shampoo and condition as I normally would. You can also put some on a cotton ball and apply it to affected areas before bedtime to soothe the scalp. This has definitely helped to lessen my dandruff. I only use this once a week, but I've heard that you should not use it more than 3 times a week because it can dry out the scalp and cause your dandruff to worsen. You should not use Sea Breeze as a long-term solution. If your dandruff clears up, decrease your use. If your dandruff doesn't improve in four weeks, stop using and see your doctor.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
i love this product and first found it on holiday in the US, i'm from the UK! i now have to pay a fortune in postage to order it from the US in bulk (20 x 10oz at a time).
i love the tingle and the clean feel it gives my greasy skin. i buy the original stringemt and have no problem with it at all.
now off to find some to buy because i've a tiny drop left!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love the original formula, I've used this along with noxema since I was 13 years old. In fact, I'm addicted to the tingle. My skin just isn't clean, and I feel like I *must* use this after washing and putting on my make-up, or before going to bed.
When they came out with the oily skin version (green color) I really liked that, then it was discontinued and I did find it at Big Lots and bought several bottles. Update 9/2012- You can find the original yellow version (not the "Actives"- which contains salicytic acid) only at Walmart. There's a big difference. I don't like the Actives version, I find it too drying.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i have this in actives 2% salicylic acid.
the main reason i bought this was because of the salicylic acid. while i've been lucky so far to not have a lot of skin problems, i do still like to do a "deep cleaning" 2-3 times a week (esp since i'm prone to blackheads). man... this sucker doesn't clean, it BURNS. for about 5 minutes after i use this, my face is all blotchy and red. it does calm down after that... but during, ouchie! worse part is i don't see any real benefit of using this and enduring that kind of pain (which i can't imagine to be good for my skin).
end of story... never again. this bottle needs to come with a hazardous warning label. yikes.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ahhh I am in love!!! My mum bought this for a friend while we were in New York and bought an extra bottle for home. Its is just great, although I use the oily skin formula they are probably mostly the same. Well the product is rather strong and has a very strong smell (which I actually like) and even after using the product my face sort of stings which apparently is a sign that your face has been cleansed thoroughly, but again I actually like this feeling. My skin is feeling smoother and I have had no breakouts and I am very sad that they don't sell this product in the UK cause I will miss it when it is finished. Which I doubt will be happening anytime soon since the bottle is rather large. The price is amazing at $2.99 which translates to about £1.50 for me =D The packaging is nothing special but who cares when you get this amazing product. However if you do have sensitive skin this may be rather strong but if not I recommend you give it a try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm using Actives 2% Salicylic. It does an excellent job of removing oils and dirt (your cotton balls will turn black) yet it leaves a residue, causing the skin to look oily. I do this 20 minutes before I wash my face at night so that i remove the grime and seabreeze residue.
*edit* two months later
I will be buying this again. I used two travel sized bottles and during that month, my acne noticeably cleared up. I am confident Actives played a huge role.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Smells gross and burned my skin (badly). Wouldn't recommend and will never repurchase this or anything from this brand.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I agree with Product_Junkie. I tried the Sea Breeze Actives (deep-clean 1% astringent) for a week and it was disappointing. It was extremely sticky, smelled strong and even though the bottle says oil control it actually caused more sticky oil to appear after each use. There was an all over greasy looking shine and It also left alot of residue to the point where my blush would settle unevenly on my cheeks.The film also left my skin tone uneven and dirty looking. I was hesitating to give it 1 lippie because it took off w/p eyeliner fast when I made a mistake, but then I couldn't re apply the eyeliner well because the film repelled it. This stuff is aggravatingly yucky :) so I will not repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I use the sensitive skin formula. This works fine, nothing amazing. The smell is kind of overpowering and lasting though
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I don't use this every day, but Sea Breeze is a staple that I rediscovered at a beauty supply store. When I was younger, I used this when I couldn't afford Clinique's number 2 toner. Nowadays I use it when my face or scalp feels particularly oily, or when I haven't been religious about washing my neck. I also disinfect my tools with it, and swipe the used cotton pad around the taps and sink ... so many uses! And the smell, while strong, is a welcome blast from the past.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This review is for the Sea Breeze Sensitive Skin Astringent (the blue stuff). I picked this up after becoming bored with my Thayer's Witch Hazel toner (and not wanting to wait for it in the mail either!), and I am currently on my second bottle. Now let me be clear: I do not have sensitive skin. I read the ingredient list, and decided that my normal, hardy skin could stand up to the harsh ingredients: alcohol, menthol, and clove. I sweep the toner on after cleansing, and it gives my skin a pleasant tingle. Dries quickly (due to the alkie), and my moisturizer applies smoothly over the top. Although this is marketed for sensitive skin, I would NOT recommend it if you are indeed sensitive-skinned! For my normal skin, it's fine. Probably will buy again if I decide that LUSH Tea Tree Water is too expensive. EDIT 9/20/07: I repurchased the LUSH stuff, my skin likes it much better than the Sea Breeze. For next summer, I will reconsider, as the cooling effect is nice. But it's too drying for winter!