I use this after I have washed my face to get any makeup or oil if there is any left. sometimes I would just wipe my face with a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel. its very refreshing. doesn't break me out. overall a good product.
I didn't really see any change in my skin after using this. I apply this after I wash my face with the dove beauty bar and pat dry. I use a cotton ball to wipe it all over my face and wait for it to dry. For some reason it makes my skin feel sticky and tight.
Pros: gets rid of excess oils, is gentle enough to use after exfolliating.
Cons: made my skin sticky and tight, smell.
I love this toner!!, It's a really inexpensive way to keep my face clean and out of bacteria. I use it every morning.
Recently, I have an allergic reaction and I had few red bumps all over my face. As I was doing my research I came into this product and gave it a try. I bought this in Walgreens and immediately tried it. It has a nasty smell but I can tolerate it. After a week of trying it I am blown away with the results! I have now a clear skin. I am using this as part of my daily routine. Tossed out my Olay toner. Iv noticed the my skin is more supple and smooth. Used to have oily face but now the only thing that is oily is just my nose, i just blot it.
Active Ingredients: All Natural Witch Hazel: Alcohol 14%; Witch Hazel Extract
Our unique 100% natural formula gently removes excess oils, makeup and impurities from your skin without disturbing its natural moisture balance - leaving it soft, smooth and refreshed! The benefits of Witch Hazel: Gentle, non-drying; 100% all natural; cools and refreshes, dermatologist tested and recommended. No animal testing.
I highly recommend this product! Its cheap and very effective. The only thing that might bother you is the smell other than that its perfect for any kind of skin types.
IMPORTANT: people with rosacea should NOT use witch hazel - their skin tends to not respond well on it! Check this link, point 7:
Also, some people with VERY sensitive skin may have a reaction.
I DO have sensitive skin, but it can handle a couple of nights with this on and a good moisturizer on top - if I use it for longer, my skin dries out quite bad - the statement about not drying out skin is NOT TRUE.
I think this is really good for when I have inflammation I need to get rid of fast, when I have irritations or when my pores need cleaning and tightening - the results are lasting. My boyfriend often get a lot of inflammated pores when he shaves. This helped him a lot to get rid of the inflammation an soreness. Usually, this helps over night.
The smell of this is... ugh! Someone called he smell "old urine". Well, I don't know if it smells exactly like that, but definitely just as nasty. Luckily, the smell doesn't last on the skin.
I gave this a 4 not because of the smell though, but because of the alcohol. I know that it may be good for something, but it also does damage to the skin: breaks down collagen (makes you age faster) and can dry it out or unbalance it. At the same time, this reeeeally helps my skin. I know this can be found without the alcohol, and I will try it when I finish my giant bottle of this :P
I put up a picture for you to see how it works. Story behind picture: I was very tired and stressed out after a hard day and went to bed right after washing my face, without moisturizing. The next morning my skin was dry. The following day I broke out. I waited one day, in hope that my skin would get better, but no. Then I put this product on over night, and in the morning my face was much better. This is, of course, far from the first time I've seen these results - this time I just decided to document them. Excuse my hyperpigmentation - I had pretty bad acne before, and then hormonal breakouts and my skin scars very easily. Also: the blemishes you see have not been scratched or picked at - they just are like that.
I'm on my second bottle of this stuff! Even though it smells like reeeally strong vodka (lol) it doesn't bother me too bad. It removes oil, doesn't feel sticky , and leaves my skin feeling clean. It's great for treating breakouts too. For the price, you can't go wrong!
This toner is awesome. Its cheap and effective. I was surprised how well it worked with my dry skin. It maintains the skin's natural moisture barrier without stripping it of it's natural oils. Only thing is it kind of smells like overproof rum lol. Get past the smell and its a great product!
Witch Hazel has been around for years and years. My mother used it. They should change the name; anything witch sounds bad. However I've used this for a long time on my oily skin. It works great at reducing the oil and refining your pores. I always use it after washing my face with a tea tree oil cleanser. I just apply it with a cotton pad avoiding the eye area. Then my face feels soft and super clean. I also like to use if if I've been doing something that has left a film of dirt and oil on my face like gardening. Cleans me up in a minute. Really good stuff. The smell isn't great, sort of like medicine, but nothing too bad. It's cheap too.
This has TRANSFORMED my skin. I have oily, uneven and acne-prone skin, and using this has eliminated all acne from my face. It's incredible. I now get compliments on my skin... the other day a coworker asked how I get my face to glow!
I don't use witch hazel straight from the bottle. Instead, I combine this with crushed aspirin, a few drops of tea tree oil and either green tea or water. I keep the mixture in an empty amber glass bottle (used to have vanilla extract in it) and shake it up before I pour it on a cotton pad and apply to my face. I use it twice a day, and follow with either aloe vera gel in the morning or jojoba oil at night. My skin is the healthiest it's ever been.
EDIT: I am sad to say this, but I'm a fan anymore. After about 2 months of using this, my face is a mess. Its rough and red and I'm still having breakouts. I think the alcohol content might still be too high. I am in need of something that soothes my skin rather than aggravates it.
So I wasn't satisfied with my Dermalogica Multi-Active toner that I decided to switch to something new. As I was browsing through MUA I found Dickinson's Witch Hazel, which is not only a best seller at my pharmacy but also my first toner back in high school. Now I couldn't exactly remember why I stopped using it back then but I thought, "Hey, it's cheap and its there, why not?". The first few nights I tried it I was in love! My pores felt tigher, my skin felt smoother, and my rosehip oil treatment and La Mer moisturizer were working better than before! Or so I thought... After one week of use I started noticing some dry patches on my face and it suddenly hit me just why I dropped the product in high school! It's incredibly drying (14% alcohol...duh) even for combination skin like mine. I'm not too sure what to do with this product because I really do believe it did my skin some good at the start. I might just use it once daily or every other day to see how this goes. If that doesn't help then I'm going back to MUA to look for more toners.