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  astringent - Encyclopedia.com
Astringent medicines cause shrinkage of mucous membranes or exposed tissues and are often used internally to check discharge of serum or mucous secretions in sore throat, hemorrhage, diarrhea, or peptic ulcer.
Mildly astringent solutions are used in the relief of such minor skin irritations as those resulting from superficial cuts, allergies, insect bites, or athlete's foot.
Astringent preparations include silver nitrate, zinc oxide, calamine lotion, tincture of benzoin, and vegetable substances such as tannic and gallic acids, catechu, and oak bark.
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Astringent substances are also found in many fruits such as flthorn, bird cherry and persimmon fruits, giving them their mouth-puckering qualities.
Astringent medicines cause shrinkage of mucous membranes or exposed tissues and are often used internally to check discharge of blood serum or mucous secretions.
Mildly astringent solutions are used in the relief of such minor skin irritations as those resulting from superficial cuts, allergies, insect bites, or fungal infections such as athlete's foot.
www.ibpassociation.org /encyclopedia/Pharmacology/Astringent.php   (319 words)

 What is an Astringent?
When an astringent is applied to living tissue, it does indeed cause the tissue to bind fast to itself, causing it to shrink.
Pet guardians may have used stronger astringents, in the form of styptic pencils or sticks, which are designed to be applied to nails which have been cut too short in order to stop the bleeding.
In cosmetics, astringents are used to firm and tone the skin, constricting the pores and creating a protective layer of firm tissue between the under layers of skin and the elements.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-an-astringent.htm   (484 words)

 astringent - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Astringent, any substance, such as alum, that is used medicinally or industrially to contract tissues and reduce mucus and other secretions....
Used as an astringent and as an ingredient of varnishes and lacquers, it is also an...
Chokecherry, common name for several related small trees or shrubs that bear cherries with an astringent taste.
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 Definition of astringent - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1: causing contraction of soft organic tissues : styptic, puckery lotions> astringent fruit>2: suggestive of an astringent effect upon tissue : rigidly severe : austere astringent comments>; also : pungent, caustic
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 astringent - Synonyms from Thesaurus.com
ascetic, astringent, cold, earnest, exacting, forbidding, formal, grave, grim, hard, harsh, inexorable, inflexible, obdurate, rigid, rigorous, serious, sober, solemn, somber, stern, stiff, strict, stringent, unfeeling, unrelenting
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astringent, austere, biting, caustic, close, cold, cruel, cutting, disapproving, dour, earnest, firm, flinty, forbidding, grave, grim, hard, hard-nosed*, harsh, inconsiderate, inexorable, inflexible, iron-handed, obdurate, oppressive, peremptory, pitiless, relentless, resolute, resolved, rigid, satirical, scathing, serious, sober, stern, stiff*, strait-laced*, strict, tight-lipped*, unalterable, unbending, unchanging, unfeeling, unrelenting, unsmiling, unsparing
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 Herbal Astringent Lotion by Himalaya
Astringent Lotion is an effective cleanser for faces prone to excessive sweating and sebum secretion.
Pour few drops of Astringent Lotion on a moistened cotton pad and pat it all over the cleansed face and neck, avoiding eyes and mouth, and concentrating more on the nose and chin areas.
Astringent Lotion is available in a pack size of 120ml.
www.herbalprovider.com /astringent-lotion.html   (213 words)

 Skin : Women Beauty
Astringent is applied to the oiliest places such as the sides of the nose, chin and forehead.
After cleansing, an astringent or toner will remove the last traces of dirt, oil and makeup to clean deep down to the pores.
Astringents are among the leading causes of irritant contact dermatitis (a reaction resembling allergic contact dermatitis, but occurring to local skin only).
www.womenfitness.net /beauty/skin/astringents.htm   (338 words)

 astringent | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
An astringent substance is a chemical substance that tends to shrink or constrict body tissues, usually locally after topical medicinal application.
Astringency tastes unpleasant to many mammals (including humans), which tend to avoid eating astringent fruit; conversely, birds do not taste astringency and readily eat these fruit.
It is thought that fruit astringency evolved in plants because birds are better than mammals at long-distance seed dispersal, often flying some distance before passing the seeds in their droppings, so plants that contained astringent substances in the fruit are more successful than those that did not.
www.babylon.com /definition/astringent   (218 words)

 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Pomegranate - Herb Profile and Information
The flowers yield a red dye, and with leaves and seeds were used by the Ancients as astringent medicines and to remove worms.
Pelletierine Tannate is a mixture of the tannates of the alkaloids obtained from the bark of the root and stem, and represents the taenicidal properties.
The fruit is a mild astringent and refrigerant in some fevers, and especially in biliousness, and the bark is used to remove tapeworm.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/p/pomegr60.html   (734 words)

 How To Use An Astringent Skin Toner In Your Skin Care Routine
Astringents are commonly referred to as toners and are basically used to remove oils and tighten the skin.
Sometimes alcohol-based astringents are used to cleanse oily skin, but these can prove to be excessively drying and strip the skin of essential oils it needs for maximum health.
An astringent can be used to calm and soothe irritated skin, promote healing and remove excess oils to prevent potential flheads and blemishes, as well as to firm the skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, prevent sagging tissues and improve the appearance of the skin overall,
www.articledashboard.com /Article/How-To-Use-An-Astringent-Skin-Toner-In-Your-Skin-Care-Routine/124522   (639 words)

 Astringent - Chinese Herbs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It also has an "astringent" quality, which means that it prevents the leaking of jing.
An astringent herb conserves fluids, and in the case of Schizandra, it tends to contain sexual fluids until the appropriate time of release.
Due to the astringent quality of Schizandra, the skin tends to hold its moisture and becomes full and beautiful.
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 Lemon Mint by Rachel Perry at Lemon Mint Store
Lemon Mint Astringent is a stimulating and refreshing minty-citrus Herbal Skin Tonic for clarifying and balancing the skin.
When used as an after shave, helps reduce irritation and helps to prevent or soothe "razor rash." A superior natural substance that is known to dramatically attract and hold on to moisture in the skin.
These astringent Botanicals are known to help cleanse, detoxify and soothe the skin while assisting in the prevention of Free Radical damage.
www.herbsmd.com /detail/rachel-perry/6671/Lemon-Mint-Astringent.htm   (345 words)

 Ayurveda - Effect of Six Tastes: Astringent
Drying and firming, astringent taste stops diarrhea, reduces sweating, and slows or stops bleeding.
Excess astringent is weakening and causes premature aging.
Its drying effect causes constipation and retention of gas.
www.holistic-online.com /ayurveda/ayv-taste-astringent.htm   (129 words)

However, their tannin cells were quite different from those of Japanese native non-astringent persimmon; they rather show similar performance to astringent persimmon.
Hence, it is thought that Chinese native non-astringent persimmon is mutated from astringent persimmon under specific climatic conditions that are propitious for tannin coagulation.
This mutation might have transformed an astringent into a non-astringent type persimmon.
www.actahort.org /books/685/685_10.htm   (182 words)

 Astringent - Shopping.com
For that professional scalp treatment use Sea Breeze astringent as a pre-shampoo or scalp massage....
Rachel Perry Lemon Mint Astringent 8 oz./ 236 ml
Lemon-Mint Astringent is a formulation with alpha-hydroxy acids in a stimulating and refreshing...
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 Rachel Perry Lemon-Mint Astringent   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rachel Perry Lemon-Mint Astringent is a stimulating and refreshing herbal skin tonic for clarifying and balancing your skin.
It is specially formulated with Alpha-Hydroxy acids based on an age-old beauty recipe from the Queen of Austria-Hungary.
Rachel Perry Lemon-Mint Astringent is a wonderful tonic that leaves your skin feeling super fresh, tingly and exhilarated.
www.innergifts.com /Rachel-Perry-Lemon-Mint-Astringent-p/rp-0015.htm   (146 words)

 astringent - Definitions from Dictionary.com
tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue; "astringent cosmetic lotions" [ant: mark]
: having the property of drawing together the soft organic tissues cosmetic lotions>: a : tending to shrink mucous membranes or raw or exposed tissues : checking discharge (as of serum or mucus) :
b : tending to pucker the tissues of the mouth fruits and wines> —as·trin·gen·cy
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Clean & Clear Sensitive Skin Deep Cleaning Astringent at Epinions.com
Because regular cleansers usually leave some degree of dirt, oil, and make-up behind, I always use some kind of toner or astringent immediately afterwards in my skin care routine to get my skin as clean as possible before applying cosmetics or before going to bed.
Containing a mild pimple fighting medicine (0.5% salicylic acid) that aids in the removal of the excess dirt, oil, and makeup on the face, this facial care product designed especially for sensitive skin claims to be helpful in the treatment and prevention of breakouts.
Because excess drying of the skin may occur initially, begin with only one topical application daily, and then increase the frequency of use to up to three times a day or as directed by a dermatologist.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Astringent at Epinions.com
This astringent has a unique formula that reaches deep down to the pores to remove dirt and oil that can cause flheads.
You can find this astringent in the same area where you would find other Clean and Clear products, more specifically where you would find the other Clean and Clear astringents, like Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent (the coral-colored one).
Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Astringent is sold at Walmart, Target, and most other drugstores and supermarkets.
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 Makeup & Skincare: Natural toner or astringent
If there is a difference between a toner or astringent.
If you know of something natural and easy to use like witch hazel that would be even better.
Usually astringent contains more alcohol (cosmetic alcohol is different than rubbing alcohol).
en.allexperts.com /q/Makeup-Skincare-1434/Natural-toner-astringent.htm   (442 words)

 Makeup & Skincare: Skin toner or astringent
I believe I need a toner because it seems milder than an astringent.
I don't believe there is a difference between toner and astringent (but I'm not positive).
I use astringent from Clean and Clear which is cheap and effective.
en.allexperts.com /q/Makeup-Skincare-1434/Skin-toner-astringent.htm   (286 words)

 Astringent: Clogged Pore, Pore Cleaner, Skin Pore Cleanser, Pore Minimizer, Pore Cleaning, Pore Cleaners
Astringent: Clogged Pore, Pore Cleaner, Skin Pore Cleanser, Pore Minimizer, Pore Cleaning, Pore Cleaners
Astringent, Sea Breeze Astringent, Clogged Pore, Pore Cleaner, Skin Pore Cleanser, Pore Minimizer, Pore Cleaning, Pore Cleaners
This All Natural Astringent is a great skin pore cleanser.
www.herbal-gardens.net /astringent.htm   (124 words)

 Alternative Medicines that have Astringent Properties
Astringents: increase the tone and firmness of the tissues and lessen mucus discharge from the nose, intestines, vagina, and draining sores.
From various merchants we have gathered together these products with astringent properties, so you can be aware of the alternatives available.
Orlane - B21 Astringent Purifying Lotion - 250ml/8.3oz - skincare / cosmetics
www.taoherbfarm.com /herbs/herbs/astringent.htm   (529 words)

 ULTA.com - The Ultimate Beauty Site : Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent
One of the best ways to clear current acne -- and prevent it in the future -- is to properly clean your pores.
Neutrogena's astringent not only removes the breakout-causing dirt, oil, and makeup that's trapped deep in your pores, it also cleans the surface of your skin completely.
Remove excess surface oil and treat any current blemishes with the maximum-strength, acne-fighting formula -- leaving your skin healthy, moist, and blemish-free.
www.ulta.com /control/product/~product_id=5022610   (248 words)

 astringent. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Medicine Tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic.
Sharp and penetrating; pungent or severe: astringent remarks.
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions.
www.bartleby.com /61/54/A0485400.html   (129 words)

 Aloe-Cucumber Facial Astringent
Aloe-Cucumber Astringent (alcohol free) helps to tighten pores, smooth the appearance of the skin, and gives it a finer, softer texture.
Herbal extracts and soothing Aloe calm possible irritations.
It is recommended for dry and sensitive skin.
www.cosmeticsandgifts.com /ShowRoom/Category/AloeCucumberAstringentFacialAstringentTonersSHOWROOM   (37 words)

 astringent - OneLook Dictionary Search
Astringent : Glossary of Cheese Terms [home, info]
Phrases that include astringent: astringent drug, sweetish astringent
Words similar to astringent: acerb, acerbic, astringently, sharp, styptic, alum, astringent drug, catastaltic, more...
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As used in this part: (a) Astringent drug product means a drug product that is applied to the skin [[Page 271]] or mucous membranes for a local and limited protein coagulant effect.
The labeling of the product contains the established name of the drug, if any, and identifies the product as an ``astringent.'' (b) Indications.
The labeling of the product states, under the heading ``Indications'' any of the phrases listed in this paragraph (b), as appropriate.
www.fda.gov /CDER/otcmonographs/Astringent/astringent(347A).htm   (625 words)

 Herbal Astringent Toner by Abra Therapeutics
This toner is especially formulated for large pore and blemished skin types that require skin tightening as well as pH balance and residue removal.
The herbal astringents of yarrow and persimmon leaves are combined with organic apple cider to tighten the pores.
Use the Herbal Astringent Toner between all cleansing and treatment steps just like the Restorative Toner.
www.herbsmd.com /detail/abra-therapeutics/28883/Herbal-Astringent-Toner.htm   (144 words)

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