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Review of Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner – Rose Petal

Updated on August 15, 2020
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Ray is into skin, hair, and healthcare products. He loves to review products he's tried and share his experiences with others.

Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal
Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal | Source

My Experience of Using Thayers Witch Hazel Toner – Rose Petal

Is Thayers Witch Hazel Toner the best natural toner in the market? It's been so long since I wanted to buy a Thayers Witch Hazel Toner. I have seen this alcohol-free toner pop-up in various online shops, beauty blogs, and lifestyle sites. Honestly, there was a hesitation in buying this toner because of its price and the fear that it might not do well on my skin. Due to my eagerness to try it, I started reading reviews and comments about this toner on different online sites such as Amazon and BeautyMNL. I have seen many great reviews on Thayers Witch Hazel Toner saying it helped them with their skin problems such as acne, spots, oiliness, and redness, so I bought and tried a bottle.

As I apply the toner for the first time, the first thing I noticed was the smell. I am honestly not fond of the scent, and it took me a couple of days before getting used to it. I felt a little burn on my face during the first application. As I feel the burning, my cheeks started to turn red. I ignored it for a while and let the redness subside. After a few minutes, I started applying the toner again on my face to see if it still burns. Thankfully, it was not. As days passed by, I continue using the Thayers Witch-Hazel toner two times a day. After a few weeks of using the witch hazel toner, I noticed my pimple marks slowly fade, and my pores became smaller. Also, I didn't experience any skin irritations or acne breakouts on my face.

What Is Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner?

Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Rose Petal Toner is a gentle and alcohol-free toner containing rose water, aloe vera, and witch hazel extracts. It is perfect for cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and calming the skin. It is a pore cleansing toner comprising naturally astringent properties that tighten pores, control the sebum production, and lock in moisture in the face.

According to Thayers, the ingredients used in this toner are naturally sourced and may have undergone limited processing causing variations in its properties. These properties include color, transparency, and viscosity of the toner.

Thayers pride their witch hazel products as active, as you can imagine because there is no distillation during the process. Since distillation is absent during the production process of witch hazel, preservation of the naturally-occurring ingredients inside such as tannins is present. These tannins help in removing the excess oil in the face. They are also known for providing antibacterial and antioxidant properties in the skin.

A Bottle of Thayers Witch Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal
A Bottle of Thayers Witch Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal | Source

What Is Rose Water For?

Rosewater is a liquid made up of water and rose petal extracts. According to Healthline Media UK, rose water has antioxidant properties that protect and strengthen the skin cells against damage from UV radiation, chemicals, and other physical pollutants.

Rosewater has anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce the redness of the face, get rid of acne, and soothe irritations on the skin such as eczema and dermatitis. It also has anti-bacterial properties that aid in healing scars and wounds. Rosewater is also perfect to combat aging since it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Aside from the skin, rose water can also do wonders for the eyes, brain, digestion, respiratory, and headaches.

Rose Water: One of the Key Ingredients in Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal
Rose Water: One of the Key Ingredients in Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal

Specifications of Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal

Thayers Witch Hazel toner comes in two different sizes. They have a trial size that contains 3 ounces of witch hazel toner and a 12-ounce bottle, which is quite huge compared to an ordinary toner. The trial size contains about 89 mL of toner while the 12-ounce bottle contains 355 mL of toner. The large-sized toner can last for a month, depending on your usage. This toner comes in a simple white transparent bottle with a red open-top bottle cap. See the picture below.

How to Open Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal
How to Open Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal | Source

What Are the Ingredients of Thayers Witch Hazel Toner?

Essential Ingredients
Certified Organic Witch Hazel
It contains compounds with potent anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It contains tannins, which help in reducing irritation on the skin.
Aloe Vera
It has cooling effects that help reduce inflammation and redness on the skin. It provides a protective barrier for the skin to stay moisturized.
It treats oily skin, acne, wrinkles, and fine lines.
It is a great bacteria killer.
Natural Rose Water
It has compounds with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant.
Citric Acid
It promotes skin growth and helps reduce the appearance of acne scars and signs of aging like wrinkles and age spots.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
It contains natural antibacterial agents that cleanse and heals skin infections.

Benefits of the Ingredients of Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal

Ingredients of Thayers Alcohol-Free WItch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal
Ingredients of Thayers Alcohol-Free WItch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal | Source

How to Use Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal

1. Apply with a cotton ball or cotton pad after cleansing your face. Dab it gently all over your face and neck. Thayers recommends that people with sensitive skin perform a patch test first to prevent any unwanted reactions.

2. Wait for the toner to dry on your face.

3. You have the option of whether to moisturize or not to depend on your skin. I would not recommend applying moisturizer to oily and acne-prone skin.

4. Continue with your skincare regimen. You have the option to use Thayers Witch Hazel Toner as a prep toner for your skincare routine.

5. Use this toner once or twice a day. But according to Thayers, you can use Witch Hazel Toner anytime throughout the day as a softening refresher.

How to Use Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal
How to Use Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal | Source

Pros of Using Thayers Witch Hazel Toner

  • Certified organic aloe vera and witch hazel
  • Soft rose fragrance
  • Free of alcohol
  • Free of parabens
  • Free of propylene glycol
  • Ideal for sensitive skin and oily skin
  • No artificial preservatives
  • Not tested in animals
  • Conveniently sized

Pros of Using Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal
Pros of Using Thayers Witch Hazel Toner - Rose Petal | Source

Cons of Using Thayers Witch Hazel Toner

  • A little harsh on dry skin
  • Quite expensive in the Philippines (Php 700)
  • Fragrance

Final Take

I certainly like this witch hazel toner on my oily and acne-prone skin, and now I understand why many other users are obsessed with it. It is unbelievably soothing to the surface, and I can feel it cleanses and tones my skin. I noticed the oil reduction on my face but still looking hydrated. I also saw the minimization of my acne scars in just a few weeks.

After weeks of using this toner, my skin is getting used to it, and I decided to apply it three times a day. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner – Rose Petal is two thumbs up for me. Remember that what works for me may not work for you since we all have different skin types. Whatever the circumstances, be knowledgeable of the ingredients that may cause you skin irritations and acne breakouts.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Ray


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