Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 12/1/2018 1:01:00 AM

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I'm not sure where this went wrong for my skin considering I use Heritage Rosewater & Glycerin spray with no issues and thinking this toner would be somewhat similar to Heritage's Rosewater spray, I bought this to use after my oil cleanser or to use on my skin in the morning prior to my Vitamin C serum. Big mistake. At first this stuff stung my skin and made my face turn bright red and my skin felt hot then I started breaking out pretty bad, my skin started to dry out and my skin's texture started to look rough, not dry patches just rough in texture and then the breakouts happened.
Now, I can use plain Witch Hazel with no issues, my skin actually loves Witch Hazel. But this stuff from Thayer's is not boding well with my skin. I normally just use the alcohol free Witch Hazel toner from Walgreen's house brand with no issues at all but I can't find that in stores anymore. I have no issues with aloe nor any issues with rosewater so it's hard to pinpoint what's in this that has caused such a bad experience from this.
I just did a TCA peel over a week ago, my skin has been clear of peeling skin for quite awhile, so I tried reintroducing this Thayer's toner back into my routine after my skin was done peeling. My skin looked amazing after I was done peeling. No breakouts, even skin tone, nothing to complain about. And then I stupidly used this stuff and now my skin looks awful.
My pores look huge and I don't even have enlarged pores. I'm breaking out in places I never breakout such as my nose and forehead. It's as if all the hard work the TCA did and all the actives I use like Tretinoin has been reversed 10 fold. My skin looks so much worse now than it did before my TCA peel and my skin looked fine before the TCA peel.
I feel annoyed with myself because I have continuously given this stuff a try, hoping it will work for me over and over but it just doesn't.
I have no idea what to do with this awful stuff cause I hate the idea of wasting something that someone else could use. I can't donate it to Project Beauty Share since it's already been opened. I don't know anyone who is into skincare. So I guess the drain can have the toner part and my recycling bin can have the bottle. I can't use this on my chest or any other parts of my body since I am prone to body acne.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 11/20/2018 10:38:00 AM

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I adore this product. Prior to this I used an alcohol-based toner recommended by my derma. But I found that too harsh on my skin - it left my face feeling really taut after application, to the point where I can feel my skin straining when I move my face. With Thayers, since it’s alcohol-free, there was no tightness. Initially I thought it didn’t clean as deeply as my alcohol-based one because it felt too gentle, but I looked down at my cotton ball and saw the dirt.

This also helped tone down the oiliness of my t-zone. I’ve been using this for a week now, every morning and evening, and I realized I’m not as shiny as before.

I use the rose-scented one and it’s far from the clinical odor I was used to previously. Which is very good.

I also love the packaging. It has this clean, classic look with crisp typography, and the paper label just adds to the simple elegance of the bottle.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 11/20/2018 8:24:00 AM

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I had previously picked up a sample of this when my skin was having a rough time with breakouts, and since then, I've gone ahead and purchased the full-sized bottle. I really like this stuff a lot!
I use it with a drop or two of tea tree oil and a drop of lavender oil on a cotton pad, and swipe it all over my face directly after cleansing with the Pacifica coconut milk face wash, and then follow up with the Andalou Naturals Daily Defense lotion, and finally some rose facial oil under my eyes. This combination has really helped my skin look smooth and even, with very few blemishes. The blemishes that I did have quickly healed once I incorporated this toner into my regime.
Is it expensive for a witch hazel? Yes, but it's also alcohol-free and contains other good ingredients, two claims which most other witch hazel brands cannot boast. I don't get any burning when I use this, which I always did in the past with other brands. On the contrary, I find this helps my skin to retain moisture, and truly makes my skin glow.
The packaging is okay; it's attractive and feels sturdy. The cap is a bit dodgy though. I don't like that it feels flimsy at the "hinge" where it opens. For $11, I feel like there should be something a bit more substantial. In the last bottle I had, the little stem inside the lid that kept it closed broke off, which meant it stayed open from then on. So the cap is a major area for improvement.
The packaging and price aside, I'll continue to buy this. Ever since I began using it, I've not felt the need to wear concealer or powder, because my skin has looked better than it has in ages.


Toners -Thayers -Cucumber Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner

on 11/10/2018 12:34:00 AM

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Meh...

I first tried Thayers Rosewater Toner. I like witch hazel but the Watkins version STANK. Based on that experience, I was happy with the true rose scent. However, it was a bit more moisturizing than I liked except during the coldest months in winter.

Thayers Cucumber Toner smells exactly like freshly cut cucumbers, if that's something you like. The scent is ok, imo. It doesn't seem to be as moisturizing as the rose version, which I like.

I haven't expected nor noticed any major changes in my skin from using these products, but I like to use a toner to remove any remaining cleanser or makeup and to make my skin feel fresher. Perimenopause has been a real b*tch to my skin and I have become super oily and breakout prone once again. I need to be diligent about keeping my skin as clean as possible without stripping all moisture.

Would I buy this again? Possibly. I want an alcohol-free toner that is not harsh or expensive, and this fit the bill. Cute and practical bottle with a nice flip top. Not a miracle worker, but a decent product.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 11/9/2018 10:05:00 PM

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Feels good on my hemorrhoids 😬 Has a soothing feeling


Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Lavander Witch Hazel Toner

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I put this ish on everything. I’ve been using this toner for years — times of good skincare routines and bad — and it’s always come through for me and my dry, redness prone skin. I use it like an aftershave on my legs, splashing it in to soothe the skin before I go smearing lotion on. For my face, I used it for years as the stuff I’d pour on a cotton pad and use as the only cleaner on my makeup-free skin (it was a weird time in my life). Now that I’m back to actually caring for my skin, I still use this toner as the follow up to my double cleansing (oil based, then regular). I get some on my palms, pat it onto my face, and it’s ready for my night cream. I’ve probably gone through about 8 before writing this review (a little goes a long way) and I’ll likely be buying another one of those three-packs again soon to stock up for another couple years.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 10/31/2018 10:52:00 PM

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I fell for the hype and bought a sample size of this toner. Unfortunately, it made absolutely no difference in my skin. It did not improve acne or make my skin “glow.” I tried using this for several weeks, putting it in a different place in my routine and even using it twice a day at one point, but it never did anything for me. I feel like most of the glowing reviews for this product are probably coming from people who added this so-so product to a terrible or nonexistent skincare routine, and the only reason they are seeing improvement from this product is that they were not cleansing properly before and this product helps to get the last bits of dirt and makeup off your face. Unfortunately, that is not the purpose of a toner.

I will say that this stuff smells amazing, and is a nice mid-day refresher for oily skin.


Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

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There are many raving reviews for this toner but I don’t see why. It is pretty basic and leaves my skin quite parch. If anything, I need to slather on moisturizer right away. It is still sitting in my medicine cabinet and I am hoping to prob give this to someone with oilier skin.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 10/24/2018 8:00:00 PM

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Honestly i bought the original one. This gave me zits even on my eyelids. I used for three days. I regret it so much. It even gave me redness!
It kinda hurts when i applied it wo i shouldve known...
I got under the skin cysts and milia/closed comedones.
The citric acid is the enemy i believe.
Also aloe vera probably doesnt agree with me

Beware.
Patch test.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 9/10/2018 10:14:00 PM

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I must have extraordinarily sensitive skin, because my experience with Thayers is very different from the thousands of glowing reviews floating around on the internet. I was super excited to try out this supposed miracle worker, but wow did my skin hate it! Right after I applied it, my complexion flushed bright red, and my face felt like it was on fire. I could not wash it off fast enough. I also tried out the cucumber version, and the exact same thing happened. I wish I knew what ingredient caused this reaction.

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Toners -Thayers -Cucumber Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner

on 9/10/2018 9:52:00 PM

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I am not sure I understand the hype for these toners. I had previously tried out the rose petal version with very bad results (it burned my skin), so I decided to give the cucumber one a go in hopes it would treat my skin better. Alas, it was not to be. Within seconds of applying, my face turned bright tomato red and started burning! I washed it off as fast as possible, but the redness didn’t subside for another hour. I am not sure what ingredient caused this, but I’ve learned my lesson and will steer clear of Thayers from now on.

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Toners -Thayers -Cucumber Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner

on 8/28/2018 11:58:00 PM

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I was so excited about the scent - it’s so fresh and light, perfect to wake you up in the morning! However, this left an odd film on my face that left it feeling almost sticky. I was hoping this toner would help with some breakouts I had, but, unfortunately it was a poor choice that made matters worse. I went back to using my HG Dickinson’s and my breakouts are now healing. I wanted to love this, it was so disappointing!

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 8/16/2018 12:12:00 AM

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I had previously used Dickinsons Witch Hazel for over a year, and bought this just because my brand loyalty is terrible. Well that and the nice bottle and rose fragrance were a bit alluring. Toners seems to ebb and flow in popularity with skin care routines. I find them useful because cleansing doesn't always remove all your makeup. sometimes it's those traces of foundation that give you a lovely death rocker vibe, or those long wear foundations which are great until you need to wash them off. This some is a pretty standard size bottle which is a generous amount that will easily last months. It's a bit pricier than Dickinsons, but t's alcohol free so the additional cost can be justified. Honestly I did not think this would work as well since it does not contain alcohol, yes alcohol removes skin oil like nobodies business, maybe too much so and it can be irritating. This does effectively remove traces of makeup, and skin oils without over drying.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

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I love this so much. I've been following an adapted to suit my needs sort of Korean skin care routine. This is part of it. I have very well behaved skin that I consider combo but is probably oily as I'm 34 and have no facial lines whatsoever....all my same age (and similar pale skin toned) peers have lines so I'm thinking it's my skins oiliness (and maybe being biracial) that keeps them away. I don't really have major skin issues, aside from redness that seems natural to my coloring, not due to irritation but I can't be sure. So my goal is preventative anti aging and glowing skin. This definitely helps. It makes my pores appear smaller, helps with redness and smooth texture, and it's not painful or harsh to apply. It's refreshing and I look forward to using it. Plus it smells amazing, which is odd to me since I tend to dislike rose smells. Can I say this is a miracle product? No, because I didn't need a miracle....just a toner that didn't suck, hurt or make my skin worse. It's a lovely step in my routine and just a really really nice product. It's also reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

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Toners -Thayers -Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

on 7/21/2018 2:58:00 AM

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I've been using it for 3 years now and I feel like it kind of helps fade my acne scars. I'm in love with the scent tho! I put mine on a spray bottle and spritz it on my face every morning and night.

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