You’ve seen it on Buzzfeed, Amazon and other lifestyle sites. The internet says that this Thayers Witch Hazel toner is the best natural toner around, that it’s the natural cure for acne, it’ll make your skin bright and clear. A $6 price tag and thousands of reviews from Amazon is a good sign, right? But I had to try for myself to see if this internet-famous witch hazel toner is actually any good. I tried Thayers Witch Hazel Toner with Rose Petal for two weeks, and this is my honest review on the cult beauty product.
There’s Thayers Witch Hazel Lavender, Thayers Witch Hazel Rose, Thayers Witch Hazel Cucumber, Thayers Witch Hazel with aloe vera and Thayers Witch Hazel Unscented.
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How To Use
Store on your beauty counter as normal. You can buy the Thayers Witch Hazel Spray or the squeeze bottle. I recommend the squeeze bottle so you can use it like a regular toner.
- Use once a day, I used it each morning after washing my face.
- Squeeze the toner on a cotton pad (or toilet paper if you’re lazy) and dab all over your face.
- Wait for it to dry.
- Moisturize + continue with your normal skincare routine.
What Is Witch Hazel?
What is witch hazel you ask? Thayers witch hazel ingredients are simple! Witch Hazel is a natural astringent, so it removes oil from skin, reduces redness and prevents inflammation. It’s an alcohol free witch hazel toner as well. Because of this, Witch Hazel is a very popular acne treatment for those looking for a natural way to maintain healthy skin. It also kills off bad bacteria on your skin, so it can help scars heal really quickly.
Thayers decided to make a Witch Hazel toner because so many toners on the market these days are packed full of chemicals, which doesn’t really make sense because nature has tons of things we can use instead. Witch Hazel is one of those magic natural resources we can use for beauty!
The downside of Dr Thayer’s Witch Hazel is that it dries your skin, like any toner will. That’s why I recommend using the Thayers Witch Hazel Toner with Rose Petal, because the rose petal adds back in moisture. But, you should try to see which scent you like best! The cost of witch hazel is really low.
Is This Internet Famous Witch Hazel Toner Actually Any Good?
I tried this toner for 2 weeks and I I noticed an improvement in my skin health. When I get stressed, I break out. Despite having a stressful 2 weeks, I only got a few bumps on my face instead of a full break out. Good sign! I do also feel like my skin is brighter and has more of the glowy look overall. Just like with any skin care product, if you use it right and in a regular routine, it’ll work its magic. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner with Rose Petal does work well as a natural toner! I’m keeping this in my daily beauty routine.
*Bonus tip: I just got a facial and my gal told me a hack for using Thayers witch hazel after hangovers or when your face is puffy! Keep your bottle in the fridge. Soak two cotton pads in cold witch hazel and put on our eyes for about 10 minutes. The coldness and the witch hazel work together to reduce puffiness and those black circles under your eyes!! MAGIC.
Where To Find Witch Hazel
Where can I buy witch hazel you ask? You can order witches hazel toner from Thayer Witch Hazel on Amazon here! That’s where I always order mine (Prime shipping ya’ll!) The witch hazel results for myself are outstanding so I highly recommend you try witch hazel products like Thayer’s out!
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WTF Is Thayers Witch Hazel Video Transcript
Kara: Thayers witch hazel. What is this all about? Does this actually work? Is it worth it? I’m here to share with you.
Kara: Hey. Hey. Hey. Welcome back. Today we’re talking about Thayers witch hazel. I am sure you’ve seen these bottles around somewhere. They’ve been making the rounds on the internets lately. They’ve been featured in Buzzfeed quite a few times. I’ve seen them on Instagram a lot. I’ve seen them around YouTube. Thayers witch hazel.
Kara: I’m sure you’re asking yourself, what the f is witch hazel. That is what I asked myself too. I had no idea what witch hazel was until I discovered this brand.
Kara: Anyways, so, I used my hard earned money to buy this. It was like $12 on Amazon. And then of course, a week later, I get this in a swag bag so, I have two now.
Kara: We’re actually going to be focusing on the one with the rose petal today. This one is the one with the cucumber.
Kara: Let’s get down to it. Thayers witch hazel. What is this all about. Okay. So, this is a toner. A toner balances your face. Makes it all pretty. It keeps blemishes to a minimum, it balances the pH on your skin, it kills bacteria. Acne.
Kara: This is all natural and that is super important because so many toners these days … companies are throwing in these really nasty chemicals into it. That is just not good for your skin. We are finally entering this era where natural beauty is not something that just hippies care about, you know? My generation is really start to realize, “Hey, chemicals on our skin. Maybe not the best idea.”
Kara: This is rooted in witch hazel which is a plant that when it’s on your skin, it acts as a way to kill bacteria. And that’s really great. Downside is it will dry your skin out. All toners will dry your skin out which is why they put rose petal in here.
Kara: Rose is kind of a natural flower that gives back some moisture. Yay. So that’s why if you’re just starting out or if you have dry skin, I kind of recommend the rose instead of the cucumber. Just for that reason.
Kara: How do you use this in your beauty routine? After you cleanse your face every morning, you’re going to take a cotton swab … or when you’re like me and you’re all out of them, the lazy girls way … a little bit of toilet paper. For real, like a cotton swab is better. You’re going to take it, you’re going to [splish 00:02:15] some on there. It’s wet if you can’t see. And then you’re just going to kind of dab all over your face. Make sure that you cover your whole facial area. Be really gentle around your eyes as this is something that might irritate it. Just to be careful. Smells good. You’re going to sit there and let it dry for a little bit. After it dries, then you can move onto your moisturizer. Super easy. Takes like 20 seconds.
Kara: So, does this really work? Yes, I’ve been using for about two weeks now and I think it actually really does help keep my skin clear. I am super blessed and I don’t have the biggest problem with acne and blemishes but this definitely helps with all those little things around my forehead when I get stressed out. Or like around my chin. And I really think that it just helps keep it nice and clear and happy. Which is what we all want people, right?
Kara: I’m going to put the link to this below. If you like this, leave a comment below. If you hate it, leave a comment below. I definitely want to hear that. If you tried other ones other than the rose and the cucumber, let me know. I want to know what your favorite is.
Kara: Do I give it a star? I give this … I don’t know what that is. Five stars.
Kara: So that’s that. Short and sweet beauty product review today. As always, subscribe, hit that little bell. You can follow me on Instagram somewhere floating up here. And of course, if you stumbled on cult beauty products that the internet tells you is and you’re not quite sure if it is, drop it below and I just may do a video on it.
Kara: All right. Stay beautiful people. I just realized I never told you my name. Hi, I’m Kara guys.
I normally use regular witch hazel every day and I have this ordered but haven’t received yet. I’m anxious to try it out now. Thanks for the review.
You’ll love it Angela!!
Recently added this to my skincare routine as well and I love it! I will definitely be using that bonus tip you shared!
Awesome! It’s been such a gamechanger for me and my husband. Let me know how that bonus tip works for ya!
I’m trying it now actually. I got the Rose Petal one and it doesn’t smell appealing ?
Oh no!! Well, hopefully it works for you even though the scent isn’t a perfect match!
Does this toner make our skin brighter and fairer ?
Hi, I have never tried any of Thayers brands before and I can decide which is better – the Rose Petal toner or the Cucumber scented one? I have rosacea, broken capillaries on my cheeks and breakouts around the chin area. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you, Lisa
I think the rose may be better? They’re both good though!
I tried the unscented one and love it so far! I really like that it’s alcohol free since my skin tends to be on the drier side. I use a good moisturizer afterwards and has definitely been a good add to my skin care routine.
I used the aloe vera formula and it made my face darker ??? I hate it ….omg
It was my third day using Thayers and I have sensitive skin. Is it normal that my face felt itchy? Should I stop using it? ???? help.
I have had a serious problem with blackheads in the last 8 years and to beat it all, I am 50 years young. Never have had much of a problem with my skin as of now. I used several products in the stores that have been a little costly so I bought Thayer’s skin toner. After washing my face I used a cosmetic pad and dabbed my face. I waited about 6 hours and just squeezed all the embedded blackheads out. So gross for one but really exfoliated my face enough to get those trapped ones out. Now I still have a few and treated my face again and a couple hours later I’m finally down to almost none. I even had little blackheads under my eyes. Never had this much of an issue but this stuff is AMAZING!!! I don’t think there’s a need to use it every day now it did it’s job so once a week I’ll use this so my skin doesn’t turn red. I’m just happy today for $15 that changed my appearance.