Every time I have a skin issue my first instinct is to go purchase some wowie, pricey something from the counter, but I always hold back and check Makeup Alley first. This site has saved me sooooo much money and heartache with my skin.
Witch Hazel, what a terrific find. I recently went off birth control (had been on it for 15 years) - yaaaaay! My body feels great except my skin was out of control breaking out! My face, chest and back had the worst breakouts I can remember! I held off rushing to buy a acne regimen and did my research here. With all the great reviews here I always find a cure that is natural & usually inexpensive.
Witch Hazel has the skin on my face, chest & back calm & almost clear. I've been using it for a little over a week with minimal purging. Witch Hazel is so calming the little zits that have popped up during the purging are small & aren't red and irritated - and they are gone within a day or so. I live in a resort town & things are always more expensive here - even so I purchased a huge bottle for $5. Great flip top with small dropper center, so easy to squeeze onto a cotton round. Thank you MUAers, my skin thanks you!! continued >>
I was turned on to Witch Hazel after reading all of the positive reviews on here! There are a few negative reviews on here but I think those people were just special cases! Before having my daughter 2 years ago, I never had an issue with acne except for an occasional zit here and there over the years. Now my skin is more oily and I'm more stressed out than ever before! I started using this stuff about a month ago and since I started using it I have not had ANY outbreaks!!!! My skin looks better than I remember - it's clean and toned. This stuff is amazing! I use a lighter foundation now and I don't even need to use my concealor any more!
It does smell really bad but like everyone has said on here, it can definitely be overlooked for it's performance! I use it at night after I clean my face with Oil of Olays foaming facial cloths and I follow it up with Aveeno's moisturizer (which is another great buy). I also use it in the morning before I put on makeup as well as after any time I shower. If you have tried every type of acne medication out there - try this at least for a month! The price is great (I got mine at CVS for a little over $3) and the size of the bottle will last forever! You'll definitely notice a difference in your complexion after 2 weeks!
I wish I'd known about witch hazel as a teenager, it would have saved me years of grief. It's brilliant on any kind of zit or blemish, just clean the spot and let dry. It's amazing stuff.
After years of using the "Clinique Three Step system" I decided I was going to try and just use the stuff my dermatologist recommends. Well, that's not fair - because she is a huge Clinique advocate, and I do use all of the makeup from the line. Anyway - I bought a bottle of this to use as toner, and I swear, it's changed my skin from the first swipe of a cotton ball. And it was only $3!!! My pores appear smaller, my blackheads (that nothing would erase) are gone - and my skin is calm, even and bright! I used to look at my skin and cringe.... but now I admire it. I should have started using this 15 years ago...it's the best stuff on the planet. (And it only smells bad for like 2 seconds)
I'm a makeup snob, especially when it comes down to skin care products and refuse to use drugstore products. Witch Hazel really proved me wrong. I've been using this for the past two months, and it really does calm my skin down. I'm not really sure how well this works as an astringent, but my pores seem a bit smaller too. Definitely will repurchase.
I remember in my OB clinical we used witch hazel on pregnant females with hemerrhoids to calm it down. But it works!
I saw the dickinson's brand at the store I had to try it out because it said toner. It's amazing my skin looks flawless I don't get very many pimples only during TOM, and I've been taking care of my skin since 6th grade and the icky pin prick bumps on my cheek, undereye, and nostrils are gone:) I give the package quality a 5! they redesigned it and I like em'.
I've only been using it a few days, but my skin is calmer, smoother, and doesn't react to the "natural alcohol" as other toners create. It's even PMS week (aka the week before my period) and the acne is kept at bay!
-it smells like dog jerky!!!!...at first haha
-the bottle isn't capped very well so not for traveling, BUT you get a LOT of it for under 4 bucks!
I love this stuff-it changed my skin for the better and I am not looking back. I will never use any commercial, chemically-filled toner again in my life.
This stuff completely DESTROYED my face. Within two days of using this stuff, my face became rough and scaley. My eyes and face became swollen. People could barely recognize me. It was so bad, that when I went to Walgreens, a sales associate there recommended acne medication to me. I didn't even ask! Anyway, I had never had anything like what I had experienced with witch hazel happen to me. It was a total nightmare. The derm said it was an allergic reaction. Now I have permanent wrinkles because my face became so dry because of witch hazel. I'm only 25! My face felt rougher then sandpaper. I followed the derm's instructions and used hydro cortisone to clear this up. That along with a lot of praying helped me. I'd say it took about 2 weeks to clear up, but months to have my skin become nice and even again. Even after the roughness cleared up, people I knew would still come up to me and ask me what happened to my face. No more witch hazel for me.
OMG!! I started using this about a week ago. I definitely say I will be rebuying. I have combo skin & use wet cloths from L'Oreal. This really cleans out all the deep down dirt. I am also losing the blackheads on my nose. Big plus for me. Two thumbs up. continued >>