Unlisted Brand • Sea Breeze Astringent-Original Formula • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use the sensitive skin formula, and it is truly an excellent product. Usually after taking a shower or getting my face wet or applying toner, my face gets very dry. Sea Breeze does not do that, and in fact, it even gets rid of my dry skin sometimes (like if I use it right after a shower, my skin doesn't get dry like it usually does). It also usually prevents my face from breaking out. The complaint I have with it is the scent is extremely strong and even makes my eyes water, so I have to hold my breath every time I use it to escape the fumes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
No category for Sea Breeze Sensitive Skin Formula yet this is a very good value product. I use this morning and night to prepare my skin for my creams and products. I put some onto a cotton pad and clean my skin after cleansing and you should see the dirt it takes off! A wonderful prep for your creams and facial treatments gets the skin refreshed and ready for your treatments. Does not irritate my skin just leaves it refreshed and toned for application of my creams. I actually look forward to my post face washing cleaning with this product leaves the skin refreshed without drying just cleansed and refreshed. What else can you expect from a toner?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This review is for the Sea Breeze Actives. I really like this product, a good overall toner that wasn't too harsh and yet effective for my oily skin. It wasn't as mentholated as I remember it being years ago, perhaps that is because it is a formula change from the original formula, which I saw at the drugstore, along with this Actives brand, recently. It looks like Actives contains some salicylic acid (1%), where the original did not. (They also make an Actives Clear Pore now which contains 2% salicylic acid). This toner really helps tighten pores, remove flakes and clear up oil or makeup residue. I would repurchase it again, if I hadn't found Clean and Clear Deep Cleansing toner (the orange one) - I think it's a little better- but this is still a very nice product. It didn't burn my skin at all, or overly dry - I also did not mind the smell that much.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is for the original Sea Breeze which is still available at drugstore.com. I love this stuff. I used it years ago when I was a teen. And now that hormonal flucutations have my skin acting like a teenager, I remembered this gem. It deep cleans without drying out my combo skin. I use it in the morning and a BHA/AHA product at night along with retinol.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is for Sea Breeze "Actives". There is no category for it, so I figured I would just write a review here until MUA gets one for the Actives line. I'm staying at my parents house due to renovation going on in my apt. (joy)! Before I left my skin was one holy mess and that's putting it nicely. I left my Neutrogena toner at my apt. and didn't feel like going back just for that so I saw my Dad had this in the bathroom. I figured ah, why not. Well, I've been using it for almost a week and I can not believe that my skin is almost back to normal! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It must be the salicylic acid in it that helped. My skin is so sensitive though, but this didn't bother it or dry it out at all and I've been using it 2x/day. I went out and bought myself a full bottle, so I wouldn't use up my Dad's. I saw they have a clear pore "Actives" out too, which I may try since it has a 2% salicylic acid, slighter more than the reg. actives which I'm using now, which contains 1%.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Okay-First of all I know that I am not supposed to review discontinued items, but this product is still around at Sally's and drugstore.com. Further, Sea Breeze Actives was introduced about 2 years ago, as Helen of Troy acquired Sea Breeze from either Clairol or Bristol-Myers Squibb. Also, Helen of Troy is bringing back the original fotmula in 2007.
Now the product review: I used Sea Breeze religiously in my teens and hardly had any skin problems (only around my TOM). It was dirt cheap and was meant for multiple purposes; as an astringent, for hives, after tweezing to calm down redness, for bug bites, etc. I only used it as an astringent and really worked!! I had oilier skin back then but it soaked up all the oil yet it did not strip the moisture. My face was smooth, clear and moisturized. It contained peppermint oil, clove oil, camphor, eucalyptus and some other stuff. The tingle felt great.
When I started wearing makeup, it removed it wonderfully and thoroughly after washing with Dove soap. Recently I bought a whole stash at Sally's. I could not buy it from drugstore.com since I live in Canada (they do not ship that product here). I absolutely love it!!!!I also loved the sensitive version which contained the exact same ingredients as the original but with glycerine added. That one, I cannot find anywhere!! when Helen of Troy came out with the Actives version, I thought the product was the same--BOY WAS I WRONG!! It was sticky, there was no tingly feeling, it left a nasty residue on my face, and broke me out since they added salicylic acid to their new products. A number of us complained to the company and they listened. If something ain't broke, don't fix it. This stuff is the best-there is nothing like it, not even generic versions. The closest there is is Clean and Clear's astringent for sensitive skin, but it again, contains sal. acid, and smells like mouthwash, whereas Sea Breeze did not contain sa.acid and did not smell like mouthwash. I am happy the original formula is coming back!!!!!!
***UPDATE***2008/01/19: It seems Helen of Troy did not reintroduce the Original formula like they said they would. Instead, they are now selling the one with salicylic acid. This stuff was sooo good! Its like the Lever 2000 original antibacterial bar, which was amazing, now discontinued and reintroduced with added oils and vaseline. not better . Oh the saga over these tried and true cheap beauty drugstore staples!!!