Definitions for "Astringents"
herbs (and other medications) which contract the tissues that are relaxed and weak, imparting strength and checking hemorrhage. Astringents are sub-divided into mild (moderately contractive), styptic (powerfully contractive) and coagulant (coagulates the blood).
Agents that dry up excess oil on the skin, tightening it temporarily. Usually used in products for oily skin or in skin toners.
Remedies that in contact with tissues of the body cause them to contract and check secretion.
Keywords:  firmer, dense, render, solids, applied
when applied to the body, render the solids dense and firmer.