I've been using this for YEARS. I use it for everything. I use it to disinfect my fingers before putting on skincare; I use it to clean my brushes; I use it on acne spots, rashes, etc. This is just all purpose for me. It takes the place of rubbing alcohol. I did try using it as a toner before, it just gets way too harsh, I would probably only do this if I had some serious breakouts. I actually don't mind the smell of this, better than rubbing alcohol at least.
when i first began using this, i though i had found my HG!! but over time i think it was just too harsh for my skin, so while my acne had cleared up a bit, my skin was so dry and rough and just didnt look that healthy! good toner for people without sensitive skin i guess
LOVE LOVE LOVE here's the story Up to about 2 months ago i thought i was getting my skin clean enough out at work and not just my face I'm talking in particular, the back of my neck. I have to wash twice and use a deep cleanse mask i also scrub the hell out of my neck with a loufa thingo. I came home one day and was looking over my shoulder in the mirror and there it was, a fine coating of black...so after washing twice and scrubbing till my skin hurt there was still coal so i grabbed some witch hazel that my mum uses for cuts and stuff and went over the back of my neck and no joke the pad came back black as spades, so i did my face (which i would never normally do because it looks clean) and the pad came back a light grey.
so after a year of thinking my skin was clean enough i was wrong!. So if anyone ever had any doubts about the effectiveness of this toner you really shouldn't and also its gentle as I use it everyday at night as a toner and in the morning as a cleanser because i don't really have a morning routine.
My skin has improved 10 fold, less blackheads looks more glowy and feels so refreshed I just kick myself for not even considering this toner before but its all good now better late then never!
Okay, let me just say, Dickinson's Witchhazel is FABULOUS. Before I launch into a rave review, let me give you some background on my skin. I have combination skin which is both ridiculously dry & moderately oily on a daily basis. Adding to that, I have very, very mild acne on my cheeks. A girl at the pharmacy recommended Dickinson's Witch hazel as a toner to me because I was on the hunt for a new one at the time. I have been using it for over a month and it is great! It is very refreshing, gentle, soothing & does not sting AT ALL. It gets rid of any excess dirt/oil after cleansing and is just really great. It costs me around $6 a bottle at the supermarket (I live in Australia so prices may vary elsewhere), and it is great value. The packaging is great too. I absolutely recommend this product and will be repurchasing ASAP.
I'm going to start off by saying that I love pretty much everything about this product! It has really made a huge difference to my skin and I cannot imagine using anything else!
A lot of people think that all toners do is dry up all the moisture in your skin but Witch Hazel actually leaves your skin feeling fresh and still having a hint of moisture in it. The first time I put it on, I knew that this product would be in my everyday skin routine as it's so soothing.
I love how it's clear so it won't be an issue if I accidentally spill it anywhere! It also takes off ALL the excess makeup that is left on my face after I've used my makeup wipes which is amazing. Overall this toner is the best I've tried and it's very cheap! It has been nothing but good to my skin! :)
I honestly have no idea what astringent or toner even means; I just play by the rules and use toners blindly. I never thought that they cleaned my skin, or controlled my wild pores. However when I picked up this product off the trust-worthy shelves of Walmart, I was completely blown away! First of all, it is well known that witch hazel smells horrid, rotten seaweed horrid. Even with this knowledge, I was unprepared for the stink of witch hazel. Secondly, and on the most positive note, my skin became a cherub's bottom! I haven't had it for long, it's only been a week, but my face is so much softer, my moisturizer stays moistrizin', and by the careful eyes of an insecure female, my pores might just be shrinking!
Yes, I'll be purchasing this stink bomb again after I'm finished the bottle (though that might be a long, long time)
But what can I say; beauty is pain, my friends.
Love love love this stuff! I dont actually use the dickinson's brand but the stuff they sell at dollar tree. The ingredients are the same, i prefer the packaging on the dollar tree stuff...& its only a dollar :) I use this stuff at night on a cotton round to remove my makeup(im lazy & this is better than doing nothing) it works great ...like a prepackeged wipe but cheaper. I also use it in the morning as a toner...it seems to help reduce and soothe any blemishes and redness as well as removing excess oil. The brand i use(swan.) has no odor to speak of and has a nice flip up top that squirts the product out
I was going to wait a while before reviewing this, as I am recovering from a major breakout. I was compelled to write one because in the four days I have been using this I haven't had any new breakouts and I see my acne drying up. I've scaled back on my routine because I used to bomb my face with salicylic acid. After reading a ton of advice tutorials on YouTube I decided to calm everything down. I wash with Cetaphil, tone with Dickinson's Witch Hazel and moisturize once a day with the Cetaphil lotion. I this routine is definitely working! I know a lot of people have a problem with the scent but I have no problems with it. It is also great to use on mosquito bites! This is definitely a HG type of product!
I use this as a toner for my oily/combo skin and it seems to work well. It doesn't dry me out at all and it leaves my skin feeling fresh. I'm not sure how much is does for my acne, I have very acne prone skin, so in my mind it works pretty well. I get a few pimples here and there but I mostly have blackheads. It keeps my oil under control and my skin feeling tight.
A lot of people complain about the smell, and I don't really love it either. It smells pretty bad. I just hold my breath, it goes away as soon as it dries. The price of this is really good, cheaper than most toners on the market. I will repurchase this again.
I have never in my life written a review but I had to write one for this product. I had been going to the dermatologist for 4 years. The topical creams he prescribed worked very well but it was just too expensive and the creams made my face extremely dry. I quit going and my skin was going crazy until I tried witch hazel. I read the great reviews and decided that I didn't want to live with bad skin and it wouldn't hurt to try! I use it am and pm after using a cleanser with my Clarisonic. My skin has cleared up 95% in just 1 month. I didn't think I'd see the day where I could stop paying so much $ to have clear beautiful skin. The product is inexpensive and effective. Some complain about the smell but I don't find it at all unpleasant. It is a must try! I thought I'd never find an OTC product that worked for me but witch hazel saved my skin!