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!
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.
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!
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