Unlisted Brand • Aspirin Toner • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
oh my god this is my skin's life-saver! fades out my hyperpigmentation due to acne scarring, and helps my blemishes to heal. i dissolve 2 bayers aspirins to 30 ml drinking water and give it a good shake.
what i do is, every night i wash my face with a gentle soap, then shake and pour this toner to a cotton pad, swipe it all over my face, wait for 15 mins and apply my 2,5% benzoyl peroxide to wherever I have blemishes. this baby brighten up my skin and gives it nice glow, if ure not allergic to aspirin i think you should try :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Because of recommendations on this site, I started using aspirin masks. Then I saw that some people also used it as a toner and started to implement that as well. I was already using a toner of Tea Tree Oil and Witch Hazel (the WC really is more to dilute the Tea Tree Oil, alone it doesn't do much for me). So I started to add this in. I just let one pill dissolve in some water and add it to the mix (Someone mentioned it dissolves better in water than other substances). It's so fantastic, it's like taking two home remedies I really like and combining them into one. I still use the mask occasionally, but I use this pretty much daily and I really love how my skin feels after and how open or popped areas get less infected after using this than they would have normally. Just be aware that if you use tea tree oil on your face, that anything you eat afterwards will taste funny due to your smell picking up on the tea tree oil while interacting with your taste buds.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been using Aspirin Toner for over 7 years and it is my HG toner. I go through two week cycles so I can custom make each batch to fit how my skin is currently behaving. This provides gentle, daily exfoliation that helps keep breakouts away. When I do get the occasional hormonal breakout, its a lot smaller than usual and heals faster.
Aspirin (I get mine from the Dollar Tree. Itís $1 for 100 tablets.)
2oz toner bottle (Mine is an old trial size bottle of Clinique toner. Itís the perfect size.)
Aloe vera (with or without alcohol depending on what my skin needs)
2 aspirin tables
1-1.5 ounces of hot tap water
It really doesnít get easier than this. I clean out the 2oz bottle, toss in two aspirin, and fill the bottle up a little more than halfway with hot water from the tap. I shake shake shake shake until the aspirin breaks apart. Thatís it! The formula does get old, so I only hang on to each batch for about two weeks. To use, I saturate a cotton pad, then fold it in half so I donít get powdered aspirin on my face, and swipe across my face in an upwards motion, avoiding the eye area, but including my eyebrows.
Cost: $0.02 every two weeks
Customizations for when my skin is feeling:
Sensitive: I add pure aloe vera with no alcohol to the mix. (Probably about a teaspoon)
A little oily: I use a 1:1 mix of hot water and witch hazel (Aspirin will dissolve better if you shake it with hot water first, then add the witch hazel)
Oily and sensitive: I use a 3:1 mix of hot water to witch hazel, then add aloe vera gel that contains alcohol.
The Two Week Plan:
Sunday night Ė I mix up a new batch depending on how my skin is feeling. I put this together before bed so that the formula can steep overnight.
Monday morning (Start of the 14 day cycle) - I saturate a cotton pad, then fold it in half so I donít get powdered aspirin on my face, and swipe across my face in an upwards motion, avoiding the eye area, but including my eyebrows.
Frequency Ė I apply morning and night each day for 14 days. On days where I donít wear any make-up, Iíll just swipe this across my face at bed time and not even bother washing my face.
Sunday night (end of the two weeks) Ė At this point, thereís not much left in the bottle. I shake whatís left really well, then pour it into a saucer. I use a paper towel to absorb most of the liquid, then apply the remaining aspirin paste to my face as a face mask while standing over the bathroom sink. Itís super powder and starts to flake off as soon as it dries. So I spend most of the time just trying to spackle the stuff onto my face as quickly as possible. I leave it on for about 5 minutes, otherwise it irritates my skin, and then wash it off with splashes of cold water. Then I rinse out the bottle and make another batch for the next two weeks.
About Me: Iím a skin care junkie and like to mix and match my skin care products everyday to use whatever my skin needs at that time. I have very very sensitive skin and suffer from a sun allergy, eczema, and contact dermatitis. When I do break out or have irritation, the dreaded hyperpigmentation follows. So I run the gamut on skin care products on the search for the next big thing that doesnít irritate my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
UPDATE 10/28/2012 :
The aspirin toner stopped working for me after using it for 2-3 weeks.I mean, It did control clogged pores and my pimples, but not completely. There was always small zits lying around. No matter what I did my face just wouldn't clear up completely.
Now I switched to using actual salicylic acid - 2% SA through Stridex pads maximum strength and my skin got rid of all the zits within 3-4 days.
I would suggest aspirin toner if you had mild acne with a very few zits but if you are mild-moderate, better to go for actualy SA products
Love Love Love ! Thank you so much MUA ! Let me tell you, I never liked DIYs - I felt they are messy and crude techniques. But MUA just blew my mind away with the DIYs .
I have an acne prone skin during summer and I frequently have clogged pores. I tried this toner on suggestion at skin care boards and my CLOGGED PORES DISAPPEARED ! Acne is under control \m/
Recipe - Trial and Error:
I use about 3-4 tablets for 3oz .
I started with 1 tablet and watched how it works for a week. I did see positive results but they were slower. The break outs were disappearing. However they would reappear if I stop applying it for two days.
The next week, I used 2 tablets - Better ! It reduced my breakouts faster but I did not yet achieve clear skin.
This week , 3 tabs for 3 oz - Works perfect ! My pimples have dried out and my skin glows !
This is my HG and I will keep on using it.
P.S : I give a break to all the exfoliation once every 2 days.
Haven't seen any but I would definitely stop it - during pregnancy or any trauma
Aspirin inhibits platelet aggregation - so it prevents clots and you bleed for a longer time. So, if you are a hardcore sportsperson who gets wounded a lot, i dont think it is a good idea to use it in high concentration.
(Though, I highly doubt its efficacy in transdermal route - it is relatively lower)
As for gastric ulcers, its only if you ingest it regularly and you already have GERD or gastric ulcer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've always been a DIY type of girl, but working in the skin care industry means that I get to try all the goodies that get launched quicker than you can imagine. As far as toners or spot treatments go, aspirin is the way to go. I love salicylic acid, but it can get very expensive to buy in products. This is such a great way to get the skin clearing and exfoliating effects without having to pay the price! Here are the ways that I use it:
Ever since moving to a tropical area, I've been getting terrible acne all over my body. Lower legs, back, and upper arms mainly. I use this as a toner to spray over my whole body after a shower before I put on my body lotion. My recipe is:
20 tablets uncoated Aspirin
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Aloe Vera Juice
1/4 cup Witch Hazel
2 tbsp Rubbing Alcohol (if you're using this for the face, or don't have terrible body acne, leave out)
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
I melt the aspirin tablets in the water, then mix everything together in a spray bottle. Because of the alcohol I don't refrigerate my mix, but if you leave the alcohol out, stick it in the fridge when not using it.
I also use aspirin an overnight spot treatment. My recipe is:
1 tablet uncoated Aspirin
A pinch of Aztec Clay
4 drops of Water
2 drops of my homemade T-Zone Serum (in my notepad)
Mix together and apply with a q-tip. Works just as well as my Eradikate did at a fraction of the cost.
I sometimes add a tablet to my face mask, but since I'm pretty dry and don't have too much of a problem with face acne, I usually leave it out. Sometimes I'll also add 10 or so tablets in with my body mud mask (equal parts Aztec Clay to Apple Cider Vinegar) if I'm starting to get really pimply. And of course, if I get a headache or hangover, aspirin it is. Great product! I love multi-use products and this one gets 5 stars (or lipsticks I guess). Give it a try!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Aspirin solution calms my skin much in the same way that a 1% hydrocortisone cream does (long-term use of hydrocortisone will eventually break down skin's collagen, so I'm not a fan of frequent applications). Once in awhile I'll get a very inflamed pimple, but applying this to the spot several times daily reduces the size and inflammation and speeds up the healing process. However, my favorite use for aspirin toner is to apply it after shaving -- I'm very prone to ingrown hairs but this has eliminated them almost completely. I've never found something that works as effectively as aspirin solution for my legs and underarms (plus it's so inexpensive!).
Even though I don't use the toner daily, I still find it very versatile. If your skin is red, irritated, or inflamed for any reason, you'll probably benefit from trying this, due to aspirin's anti-inflammatory properties.
(For reference -- I use a ratio of one crushed, uncoated aspirin per ounce of boiled water, then strain with a coffee filter. Occasionally I'll add a touch of glycerin or aloe. I've thought about adding aspirin to a green tea or chamomile brew, but haven't tried it yet.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Grey
I've been making this toner by mixing 3 aspirin, crushed up with a mortar and pestle, into a bottle of Earthwise witch hazel (I think it's about 120 mL). Initially, I did get a bit of nausea that others have mentioned, though I'm not entirely sure I can attribute it to this. This went away after about a week of using it in the morning and at night. I do feel my skin has gotten better, with fewer blackheads and improved overall tone. I plan to continue using it as a cheap way of upgrading a basic toner.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
If you are allergic to salicylic acid, this is not good for your skin, you may end up with a bad reaction, otherwise have tried this and it works wonders on inflamed skin to calm redness.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've already done a review for this product, but just want to give you guys a great tip, You can strain the aspirin toner with a dispoable coffee filter to get all the bits of aspiring out which you can then use for a mask or scrub or just trow away. Or when you pour it onto a cotton pad just use the other side of it where the liquid has seaped through but the pieces have stayed on the other side.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ok, here is my first post in a while. I am a 50 year old makeup junky. I try everything under the sun for my skin. After all, I want to look young and beautiful. I have large pores, redness, dark spots and oily skin.
I tried using this and I was shocked. After using this my pores were smaller, and my face looked 10 years younger and smoother. I will be using this for a long time.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
this review is going to be long, but I hope it helps some of you.
here's some background to my skin:
oily, acne prone and very clog prone! had moderate acne but it's pretty much cleared apart from a few pimples every now and again. I also have clogged pores and acne PIH.
I tried the aspirin mask last night and it worked great! I have these stupid clogged pores that will not budge, the ones on my chin are at least a year old and the ones on my forehead well... as long as I can remember. They were all reduced noticeably, and the 2 pimples I've had since the beginning of the week were finally going down! My acne PIH is also slightly reduced.
So then I got thinking. I don't need this exfoliation every day. But I do need this acne zapping power every day.... lo and behold, makeupalley has the answer! SO I'm starting this toner regimen.
Aspirin toner: 50 ml Lush tea tea toner, 3 aspirins. When the toner runs out I'll experiment with witch hazel etc.
I'm going to update this daily, then weekly, then maybe monthly until I come to some sort of conclusion. You can vote this "helpful" if you want an update.
1ST DAY: 14/4/11
Day: I just put it on and my face is quite smooth and radiant. However this is just a placebo, I'm guessing.. I'm an oily gal so I'll see if it mattifies me through a concert I'm going to today. That's like, the ultimate test haha. Will update tonight.
Night: Got oily, but that's expected because it was a concert. My zit has come to a head, lightly squeezed and it's now gone. My PIH has faded a lot. My concealer has given me some clogged pores so I'm hoping this toner will get rid of them because right now I need clogs like a need a hole in the head. Will update if it has an effect.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love this product
my skin looks so much clearer
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I saw the hype here, so I went to youtube and find a clip by secretlifeofabionerd. Following what she said, I used Dickison Witch Hazel (instead of the Walmart Witch Hazel which doesn't work on my skin by itself.) I think it's 5 aspirins per 1.5 oz of Dickinson Witch Hazel. (1 asprins per 0.3 oz) I got smoother and clearer skin from this. the granules from the aspirin really helps to scrub the skin. You can see residues of makeup on the cotton. BTW I think circular motion works better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Sadly, this didn't work me. My skin is oily and acne prone, but also very sensitive and this toner left my face irritated and uncomfortable. I actually had to wash my face again to get rid of the feeling this gave me. If my skin wasn't so sensitive I think it might have been nice. I had a whitehead on my nose that was noticeably less inflamed looking a couple hours after I used this.
I've since started using the green tea toner instead and it has been working great.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This toner is great! It firms my skin, controlling the little bits of oil in my t-zone, but hydrating the rest of my dry skin. (I have dry/combination, acne prone skin)
As the the acne part--it really does help treat acne. If I get a zit, I would pour the aspirin toner onto a cotton pad, and then press on the blemish. It automatically reduces redness and stress. ^_^
The best part? That if this doesn't work for you, just use the witch hazel alone (and read reviews about the witch hazel, a LOT of people love it), and keep the aspririn tablets for when you have a headache, or something.
Try it out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Lets just start by saying I am in my mid 20s. I have never had an acne problem (other than hormonal or stress related) that I couldn't get rid of until now. My chin is covered in angry red bumps and I have scars that form almost a beard shape (thank goodness Bare Minerals can cover that easily!)
I read about this toner and thought, if this works and I can quit microderm once a month I might kiss my aspirin bottle! Well, I am getting ready to pucker up and it is day three!! I made my toner using 3 aspirin (which I crushed with a spoon- no chunks for me!), witch hazel, aloe and a few drops of vitamin e oil. I didn't measure, but I have friends asking me to make it for them because my face has cleared so quickly.
I put this in in the morning and follow with my moisturizer because I have dry skin- then I do the same thing at night with a stronger moisturizer. I don't even use cotton, just pour some in my hands over the sink and wipe on- my zits have dried up and shrunk or flattened out and disappeared completely. My pores are almost non existant. My scars are lighter but I expect that to be slow.
I will update in a few weeks and let you know how it is going and if it still works.
I am still using this- it has worked wonders on my face. I no longer get regular breakouts. I am only battling cystic acne now and this has made it much easier/faster to shrink the bumps. All except my jawline of my face is clear and pretty and it has greatly improved as well.
I have started using cotton to rub it on just for convenience and throw the aspirin in whole and let them dissolve from laziness ;) Other than that- not much has changed. I still make it for my friends and family and they swear it's working wonders for them too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I didn't expect results right away and that was probably a good decision. My skin got clearer only about 3 weeks after I started using it. It did help a lot with clogged pores and blackheads though.
I started feeling nauseous and had to puke everyday. I was desperate because I didn't know what was causing it. I then found out that some people get sick from Salicylic Acid and Stopped using the toner. I felt better after 3 days! I will from now on stay away from BHA products (which is really sad because they work wonders)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Honestly, I never saw the purpose of a toner when a good cleanser eliminate this extra step. But, this toner definitely changed my perspective. I have a lot of redness and whiteheads around my cheeks and forehead that just refuse to go away no matter what I try. But this aspirin toner not only reduces the redness and bumps, but also reduces some of my post-acne scarring.
**Please note that this toner is hardly miraculous. If you are expecting an overnight miracle, this product will NOT work for you. You probably will need at least a week to see some results.
Edit** I have been using this for about a year now and I have been very satisfied with the results. However, with the winter season, I find the toner a bit too drying for my combination skin so I have discontinue its use until summer comes.
What I use for my aspirin toner is simply mix about 5 uncoated aspirin and Dickenson's witch hazel into a travel bottle. Shake, shake, shake, and use on a cotton pad. Not only is it cheap, it definitely has helped to clear my skin. Try it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
O.K. there have been tons of reviews on this. Just wanted to mention that I asked my dermatologist today if it was in any way dangerous and he said NO. So there is no danger in using this product. Of course is someone has an adverse reaction; obviously it doesn't work for that individual.
I tried it for the first time recently and loved it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It's been over a month since I read all the info on this site about Aspirin masks and so on. I stopped using the Differin, Trenitoin cream, Proactive (Benzyl Peroxide) and all the other crap I have spent hundreds of bucks on. I made some toner out of a few aspirin, half witch hazel, about 1/4 rose water (because it's really expensive), 1/4 water to dilute and enough tea tree oil to make it smell like it worked. The first week the aspirin floated in little bits on top but eventually disappeared. The rose water I think was a waste because I can't smell it at all. I am not sure if it's the tea tree oil or other ingredients but my teenage son even starting using it too after I kept commenting how much better my skin was looking.
UPDATE 7/14/10: In retrospect I think it was the tea tree oil that was the most helpful in the above formula because it kills bacteria. After a few months it didn't seem to work as well and I am now using diluted (half water, half 70% isopropyl alcohol) which works better and is much easier to make! :-)