This is one of those products that works FANTASTIC but then totally slaps you in the face and says "I hate you now." My skin is oily to very oily depending on my activity level, weather and season. My oil production progessively increases from Tzone to all over my face and by 5pm, I have this veil of oil that I can't wait to wash off. My skin actually craves something strong like this and if feels good using witch hazel to remove the layer of oil. I started off loving this product but after using it daily it dried my skin up so much that it looked like a piece of leather. It sucked every bit of oil from my face which I assume for my oily skin would be the point but even us oily skinned girls need some moisture to our skin! After about 5 days, I noticed an increase of pimples popping up and surface redness. My skin look rough and dull as well. I stopped using this and switched back to just using Ponds Cold Cream and my skin looks much better now.
This product has multiple uses and it's super inexpensive. Great value for the money. It's great as an astringent on ones face. I apply it right before I put on my daily moisturizer that goes on under make up. This is also a fantastic make up remover. When my children get bee stings, this is also what I use to ease their pain. My mother claimed that this was the key to her smooth, unwrinkled skin throughout her life.
I don't know if I really like this product or not. I started using it at the beginning of winter and my skin began to look greasier which was odd because winter is usually drying on the skin. It does smell like cigarettes to me but if it were a great product I could overlook that. It made no difference to my breakouts and I think my skin improved as I stopped using it. Not for me.
This product is great! It gets all of my face makeup off and helps dry up little zits I get on my t-zone. The only thing unpleasant about this product is the smell! It smells like garlic bread! Yuck! But the scent doesn't linger on the skin and it doesn't irritate my skin so I can use it morning, and night if I feel necessary (which I hardly ever do.) I recommend this product to people with oilier skin, and to people who can tolerate the scent.
This is my shiz! My skin is very oily and acne prone since moving to NYC. I don't mind that it has a little bit of alcohol in it, I appreciate it's drying powers because it helps keep my oily face shine free during the day! Moving to NYC made my skin crazy, it hasn't stopped breaking out until I moved out of NYC. This product has made a significant contribution to my acne's improvement. Great price, big bottle with lots of product, AND it's actually effective? Try it. Also: Google "witch hazel uses"
A friend of mine convinced me that toners are the only way to go to get clear radiant skin. I've always been skeptical about toners and astringents because i feel as if they are stripping off the so called 'good oils' and depleting skin of natural oils that are produced. I have tried a handful of toners in the past from brands such as neutrogena, acne-free, proactiv, and clinique. All of them felt great when initially applying. My skin felt refreshed like i was getting a deep down clean and my pores appeared smaller. It wasn't until the next morning that i woke up that my skin appeared to be blotchy, dry, and tight. I swore that i would never use toners again and would skip that step in my routine. It wasn't until i was introduced to witch hazel toner which is 100% natural and oil-free. Initially the smell turned me off but i am very used to it now. I have used witch hazel "dickinsons" brand for about 3 months now and i have to say i am impressed. My skin is less blotchy and uneven and my skin is not irritated at all. I think its a great step in removing makeup before bed and helps topical treatments better absorb into the skin. While witch hazel did not completely clear my acne, i feel that my skin is making progress and hopefully one day i can say i am acne free!
I purchased this after a friend raved about how well it works as a facial toner. After checking the ingredients in many many toners I noticed they all have witch hazel so I figured I would give it a try. I add tea tree oil to my bottle to help with acne and it works pretty well, I can't say this is the product that takes away my acne because it hasnít really changed since after using it. I think it is refreshing and the reason I will continue to purchase is because it really helps to get rid of dirt left behind after cleansing not to mention unlike most toners this one is pretty affordable. AND they dont test on animals which for me is a BIG BIG plus :)
I love this. I use it instead of a toner to help with my oily skin and let tell you ever since ive been using it not only is my skin less oili but the very visible pores on my face have minimized. My routine is.. i cleanse my face and apply this and then my moisturizer. I do this twice a day. Amazing!!!
Love this stuff! I use this daily. I usually remove all my makeup, cleanse my face with Olay total effects nourishing cream cleanser, then use this all over my face and neck, then I apply a moisturizer. My skin is clean and and I haven't had a pimple since I've been using it with my skin care regimen. My skin is combo oily and dry. This doesn't dry out the dry spots on my face and definitely helps control the oil on my face. Love love it and will repurchase.
I've heard so much about Witch Hazel, even before noticing that they sell it across the shelves in Australian grocers ! If you have an eye for detail, you'll notice it's one of the main ingredients in many skincare products (especially the ones targeted towards acne prone skin).
At 250ml for merely AUD 5, there really isn't much to contemplate about. And I'm glad I made the purchase. It pretty much works like any other toner that I've used before except that it does come with a scent that takes some getting used to. The good news is the scent does not linger on.
It's extremely gentle and does not dry out the skin, despite containing 14% of alcohol as indicated on the packaging of the bottle. I think Witch Hazel is amazing for calming down inf lammed skin. As a quick pimple treatment, I soak a cotton pad with this product and leave it onto the affected area for about 5 minutes. It does calm the skin down, and you'll notice that your pimple seems less inflamed in the next couple days.
I highly recommend this toner...for the price, and the things it delivers, you really get the biggest bang for your buck !