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on 12/18/2007 4:37:00 PM
More reviews by watergirl78
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I had been using Bobbi Brown's Soothing Tonic as a toner, which I love, but I was looking for something cheaper, if possible. I switched to Dickinson's witch hazel for about 2 months, upon the great recommendations here on MUA. Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed. Not only did the witch hazel not maintain the nice skin I had while using the BB, my skin seemed to break out more while using the witch hazel and it wasn't as smooth. To be fair, I used the witch hazel for a couple of months, which was well beyond any purging time if that was what the problem was. Another problem was that I find the smell of the witch hazel totally awful. I was able to tolerate it when I thought it would be providing skin benefits, but when I found that it didn't, I stopped using it. The good thing about the witch hazel is that it's super cheap. The flip top enables you to squirt out just the exact amount you need. So, if you think it's worth a try, go for it - you'll only be out a few dollars if you hate it. However, for toning purposes, I will stick with my beloved BB Soothing Tonic - great smell, does a great job - removes any leftover makeup or residue from cleansing my face, and calms my skin without drying because it's alcohol free. I just love the Soothing Tonic and will never stray again.
on 12/2/2007 6:01:00 PM
More reviews by rachaelp
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I was nervous about using this at first because of the alcohol content, but now that I have been using it for a week I must say I really love it! My skin feels much more balanced, whereas before it would get oily really easily. I only use it at night after I wash my face, and then I apply a benzoyl peroxide treatment afterwards. Yeah it smells different...not awful but not good. But if it makes my skin look good I don't care what it smells like :)UPDATE: For whatever reason, this makes me breakout. But I'm glad others have had success with it.
on 11/29/2007 6:04:00 PM
More reviews by golickaclown
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
My skin loves this. :) Once upon a time it almost cleared my skin up by itself. I can use it all day to freshen up, and there are no cons to it. <3
on 11/27/2007 1:13:00 AM
More reviews by gaareth
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I don't have pores anymore.The more you use it the more you're in love with it...I've been in skin care for years and this is the only toner that makes my face pore-free and keeps it clean and fresh, as well as moisturized. It only has a 14% alcohol content so its not harsh. It comes in a large bottle but it really doesn't stop me from taking it everywhere I go.A must have for any skin care enthusiast's cosmetic case/cabinet.
on 11/23/2007 11:20:00 AM
More reviews by SandyMc
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I have used this on and off for years. I got paranoid at one point cause everyone said you weren't supposed to use anything with alcohol on your face, but I have come to realize this stuff is really wonderful for my face. It's a natural antiinflammatory, it doesn't dry my face out at all. It makes my face feel wonderful and I also think it helps keep breakouts at bay and you can't beat the price. Would and have bought it numerous times.
on 11/15/2007 7:25:00 PM
More reviews by Gilly07
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love this! I have been having awful problems with my skin lately, hormonal i think I have been trying everything to sort it out but nothing worked. I picked up a bottle of this thinking it won't do any harm and i have only used it for 2 days and already my skin is looking MUCH better, the redness is going, i'm not sure if it will help with the dryness that reappears pretty quickly after i exfoliate, but it looks so much better.I will buy this again!
on 11/14/2007 7:58:00 PM
More reviews by kristenisarobot
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have a very basic morning ritual. I get up, brush my teeth, wash my face, put on witch hazel, and then apply tea tree oil. I don't wear make up because I enjoy my sleep and dont want to spend hours getting ready in the morning.I love this product. I can tell a major difference between when I use it, and when I neglect using it.The bottle is large, so it will last a long time. It is easy to dispense with the flip top. I don't worry about wasting any when I squirt it on a cotton pad. I even use this product as a first aid product when children visit. This is easy to find at any store.Some people on the board are complaining about the smell, but I enjoy it.
on 11/13/2007 2:51:00 PM
More reviews by triniloveyxx
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
This product is a must have. I use it everyday as a toner and its very gentle on my skin. Those other name brand toners are way too harsh on my skin and dries it out very quickly. This does not improve my skin, but it simply keeps it nice and clean.
on 11/9/2007 1:07:00 PM
More reviews by abbyten
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
I have been using witch hazel for years (must admit, though, that I now buy any brand that is cheap, especially store brands - they're all the same). It does exactly what I want a toner to do - makes sure my face is thoroughly clean with no irritation or dryness. I use this every night after washing my face, and in the a.m. I just rinse my face with water and follow with witch hazel. It leaves my face feeling fresh, clean and ready for moisturizer.
4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 11/9/2007 4:13:00 AM
More reviews by royas784
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I am impressed! I bought this a while ago, looking for something natural. I didn't really have too many breakouts till recently, so I started using this again, and have seen significant improvement of my annoying pimples. I tend to get a few pimples here and there, mostly around my jawline/chin (esp. around my period)...the tendency to touch, pick at, and pop those annoying little zits has only worsened the breakouts (I'm still working on that bad habit!). I woke up about 5 days ago to a pretty big pimple on my chin- and I, being used to little zits, didn't really know what to do. I remembered that I have a bottle of Witch Hazel, so I started using that every day for the last few days...nothing, and I mean nothing, has dried my pimples out so quickly. I also noticed that these little, tiny red dots/pimples that were on my jawline, have nearly disappeared, and are no longer red. I use a bit on a cotton pad, and all the excess dirt, oil, makeup, etc., is ALL swept off. Even after washing my face, I am still amazed at how much extra dirt and oil comes off. My face feels so much cleaner after using this. Best of all, it is not harsh and drying like so many other toners. I'm not sure if this is the best product for sensitive skin...but for my combination skin, it's a dream. For those with combo/oily/acne prone skin, this is for you!
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