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Thayers Alcohol Free Witch Hazel Facial Toner

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Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-free Toner

The Good
  • It doesn’t dry your skin out like most alcohol-based toners.
  • In addition to its non-Gobi Desert transforming capabilities, it doesn’t sting even if you’ve freshly pricked a few active acne. It’s just like water, but better!
  • The tiny nozzle tip helps you save as much product as you can without limiting your usage
  • The rose petal essence smells great and there are tons of other scents to choose from
  • It cleans up makeup residues that I failed to scrub off after washing my face, too! Imagine my relief when I ran out of micellar water!
  • You get what you pay for. Sure this toner is way more expensive than all the other acne prevention toners in the market, but the effects and the amount of product you get definitely makes up for the price.
  • It gives you the “clean” feeling that most non-alcohol-based toners can’t give.
  • You can use it as many times as you want every day just as long as it suits your skin type
  • It blends with other products without giving you a side effect or a new problem. I use my Thayers toner together with my The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Cleanser, BIOAQUA Acne Rejuvenation Cream, as well as my AcneCare Acne Drying Lotion (both of which I have yet to review).
  • It calms the redness due to acne or simple allergies that cause itching.
  • It’s not sticky at all!
The Bad
  • It helps control redness, but unfortunately, it doesn’t prevent acne breakouts at all.
  • It can’t promise to dry out any active acne either
  • It won’t be a perfect match to everyone with skin. Because like any product, this toner is compatible with some people and not with others. Fortunately for me, I got my money’s worth and found that it worked fine with mine.
  • It won’t give that stinging feeling that some people find very satisfactory with common astringents
  • They’re not sold in smaller bottles. I’ve looked through the Thayers website and saw smaller bottles, but they weren’t toners, but face mists. I’m not sure if they’ll ever come up with smaller bottles though. But then again, like I’ve said, it’s more expensive than other toners, but you still get what you pay for.
  • It won’t magically remove whiteheads or blackheads
  • It won’t give you rosy skin, but only one that’s moisturized and clean (Wow, that rhymed!)
  • It won’t shrink ALL of your pores
  • It won’t lighten scars or dark spots on your facial skin
  • It’s not the type of toner that covers everything to the point where you don’t have to wash off your makeup or your skin in general. Washing your face is still key to making the product work for you.
Thayers Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner

The Good
  • Smooth and supple skin
  • Gentle/mild
  • Removes excess dirt, oil or makeup
  • Glowy skin
  • Less oil production
  • Calms the redness on my skin (especially when I have pimples)
  • Doesn’t dry the skin
  • No irritation
  • Huge bottle (you can use it for a longer period of time)
  • Preps my skin for makeup or next skincare routine
  • Can be used as a toner or even facial mask
The Bad
  • Not travel friendly (although there is a smaller version of this one)
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner Pros

The Good
  • The Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner has zero alcohol and plenty of glycerin which makes my face feel soft and hydrated after use
  • It enhances the appearance of my complexion
  • It tightens the skin
  • I use it under my eyes to reduce puffiness
  • It will reduce the appearance of larger pores and seal in moisture for those with drier skin
The Bad
  • Honestly, you can never go wrong with this toner
Thayers Alcohol-free Lavender Witch Hazel

The Good
  • Good for sensitive skin
  • Pleasant scent
  • Effective at drying oil
  • Affordable
The Bad
  • Contains fragrance
  • Can be overly drying for some people
Thayers Witch Hazel Toner Review

The Good
  • High level of tannins. Tannins are antioxidant and stabilizes your skin’s pH-level. They also fight free radicals in your skin
  • Shrinks pores. Your pore size will reduce over time. This helps with blocking out bacteria and dead skin cells
  • Effective against hormonal and cystic acne. The witch hazel toner has been showing good results among customers with cystic acne. Especially if you follow the method I layed out for you above
  • Alcohol-free. The toner doesn’t contain alcohol, which reduces the risk of your skin drying out and breaking out
  • Works on all skin types. Thanks to being alcohol-free, the toner tends to work on all skin types – even oily and combination skin
  • Bpa-free. The bottle contains no harmful industrial chemicals
  • Low price. A 12oz bottle goes for about $7-$12, depending on deals and vendors
  • Nice smell. Thayers witch hazel toner comes in various scents, and most of them smell wonderfully
  • Tends to work on sensitive skin. Personally, I don’t have sensitive skin. However, most customers with sensitive skin report that the witch hazel toner works great for them. Make sure you patch test first – just in case
  • Moisturizing. The toner is quite good at moisturizing your skin, and to keep it moisturized for many hours after application. Even on colder days in the winter!
The Bad
  • Beware of fakes. Unfortunately, there are fake toners out there. Make sure the label doesn’t feel like cheap paper, and that the bottle has a batch stamp at the bottom
  • Trial-sized bottle leaks. It’s very common that the trial bottle leaks, so get yourself a smaller, leak-proof container and pour some toner from your 12oz bottle into that one instead
  • May cause allergic reactions. Some users report that the toner has given them allergic reactions. Always patch test new products before you use them on the rest of your skin
  • Cucumber scent smells awful. The cucumber scent is terrible. I can’t describe the smell, but it’s vile. Save your money and get the rose petal instead

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