Yep. Tha't right. This astringent toner has black tea in it along with another substance with astringent properties - witch hazel. You'll find the recipe down below
BENEFITS OF BLACK TEA FOR THE SKIN
The Black tea has a lot of tannins in it. These tannins serve to keep free radicals away, are anti-inflammatory and help reduce oiliness in the skin plus they are astringent, tightening up the skin shrinking and constricting the pores . This is good news for all parts of your body but especially for your face.
BENEFITS OF WITCH HAZEL FOR THE SKIN
Witch Hazel does all of the above too ,ie is anti-inflammatory, combats oily skin, tightens and restricts the pores, keep free radicals away and also makes your skin look healthy and glowing.
BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR THE SKIN
This recipe also has apple cider vinegar in it and also has the above properties in it plus it might help the ph balance in the skin and reduce spots. It's a great idea to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in warm water first thing every morning. That's if you can stomach it. I personally can't stand apple cider vinegar. Dont know why!!! But I do recognise it's healing benefits for almost everything especially a body that has too much acid and not enough alkaline. This can play havoc with you skin rendering it unhealthy, sickly and dull
BENEFITS OF BABY COLOGNE FOR THE SKIN
The baby cologne offers an anti-septic quality to the toner as well as protecting and soothing the skin.
RECIPE FOR ASTRINGENT TONER
Try this recipe below and use once a day
1/4 cup black tea
1/4 cup witch hazel water
1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon of baby cologne (johnson)
Mix all together and pour into a bottle for daily use. Rinse thoroughly and apply your sunscreen or face cream.