Thayers Rose Petal Alcohol Free Witch Hazel


452 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$


Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance (Natural Rose), Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract.

on 10/2/2015 7:27:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have only used this twice but for first impressions I am quite impressed! It has a BEAUTIFUL smell and glides over the akin really well. It also seems to pick up more dirt than other toners. I used four cotton pads and they all came off with dirt on. (I see this as a good sign because it means it's picking up more grease) normally I only use two.

Normally I have to put moisturer on straight away, within seconds of toning, because I have such dry skin, all other toners make my face feel tight and horrible (even alcohol-free ones) but my face felt so nice and moisturised after using I actually forgot I'd not moisturised.

My skin gets so dry that it actually flakes off my cheeks and within two uses it has stopped and feels more 'plump'.

The only criticism I have is the packaging. It is plastic and feels cheap. You have to be careful with the lid as it squirts a lot out quickly.

That being said, it is very kind and gentle. It even calmed a nasty pimple I had down overnight. I want to try the burts bees toner so I am not going to the buy this again straight away but will definitely come back to it at some point.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 8/26/2015 3:44:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this, but after using it my skin became quite irritated. Like a previous reviewer said, nothing really bad, but it made my face slightly itchy and tingly. Very unpleasant. I wish this worked for me, but I guess I'll just stick to double cleansing to remove all the dirt and makeup off my face, and warm water + masks to clear out my pores

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/20/2015 3:29:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this for a few years now and I will not use anything else. I use this as my toner or as a refresher on days when I am needing a little rejuvenation. I also like the Cucumber formula but I just love the scent of the Rose Petal. I use it morning and night and this has never broke me out and does a wonderful job toning, soothing and refreshing my skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/18/2015 11:17:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

My favorite of all the Thayers. Beautifully scented (makes me feel like I'm getting a luxurious facial) and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 7/13/2015 4:32:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a staple in my facial regimen. I have extremely oily, acne-prone skin and I love using this after cleansing my skin. It removes any extra dirt and oil that my cleanser didn't pick up without drying out my skin. I use it twice daily and my bottle has lasted for over three months (I'll probably have enough for another month or so). Also, the rose scent is subtle and very pleasant, but even if I didn't like it it wouldn't matter because it doesn't stick around after the toner dries. I really think that this toner has helped clear up my skin, and my skin feels so refreshed when I use it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 6/27/2015 12:19:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love using this product! It smells really good (like roses), and just feels cool and refreshing on my face, a tiny bit tingly, but it's not drying. For a while I did use a toner with alcohol but I stopped because it made my face feel dry and tight which was unpleasant. With the Thayer's toner, I feel like my skin is more firm and overall better when using this product, but it's possible it's the placebo effect. I don't really mind though, as this toner is very affordable, it was under $10 for a huge bottle. I use it once or twice daily after washing my face. I usually just splash some on my (clean) hands and pat it onto my face.

Packaging: Plastic bottle with a reducer cap. The packaging label is very cute and vintage looking. The plastic bottle is a plus for me when it's something I'm handling in the sink area because I'm often clumsy and I'm paranoid about dropping a glass bottle.

While I'm not obsessed with using only natural products, the fact that this has all natural ingredients is a plus. Overall, I love this toner and plan on repurchasing.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 6/23/2015 8:19:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This toner has been a staple product in both mine and my mother's bathrooms. My mom has used this as an actual toner and really enjoys it but the both of us use this all over our bodies daily. During the summer months I hate applying moisturizer since it can feel sticky and I end up feel gross because of it. But if I apply this after I shower, it has a very fresh feel to it and it adds enough moisture to my skin without over doing it. Plus it absorbs so fast and doesn't leave any residue behind. My skin is very sensitive and I tend to get rashes from pretty much anything especially lotions that are have fragrances but this has never once given me a rash.
It soothes my skin so much when ever it gets irritated and I love using it especially after I shave because it helps with any razor burn and the number of ingrown hairs I get had decreased a lot. I even use this on bruises and I feel that they disappear quicker and hurt less over all. Also, I apply this to my nails before I apply nail polish to help keep them from getting discolored and I do the same thing after I remove the polish. I don't know if this is a miracle product but I really enjoy using it year round for things here and there and it has quickly become a staple in my nightly routine.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

worked well but i like the original formula better

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is the third witch hazel toner I've used and the first that had anything other than witch hazel added. Previously I've just used either Dickinson's All Natural Astringent for Face and Body or Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner (I know these are the same brand and probably the same thing but I've used both of them, the Pore Perfecting Toner most recently and currently for use on my body after shaving) which I used 2-3 times per day either after washing my face or as a substitute for washing my face (lazy days).

I know that rose helps with aging (and also I really enjoy the smell of rose) and I'd been wanting to add aloe vera to my routine to help with acne/hyperpigmentation so I thought this would be the perfect place to go! This works, I'd say, just as well as the Dickinson's products I've used with a few exceptions (also, see ----Edit---- below ):
1) I found this formula to be a bit irritating so I switched to only using when washing my face before bed. Nothing bad or severe happened as far as irritation, all that happened was I felt the my face was a's hard to describe, but it felt like I had overdone it on my skin and there was some general redness. Nothing 'hurt' and I didn't flake or anything but I just noticed an 'eh...I'm not a fan of using this so often' feeling from my skin. After to switching to only nighttime the irritation ceased and I can use this toner no problem.
2) I felt like it didn't absorb into my skin as quickly as Dickinson's (but this is probably because there's no alcohol in this formula, so I'm alright with waiting a little longer for it to sink in)

Since I said I wanted it for the Aloe Vera (at least in part) let me just tell you that if you want to add aloe vera into your routine to help with acne/scarring this will not help you. I've started using actual Aloe Vera and it has helped so far but I just don't think this has enough pure Aloe Vera in the formula to help with the afore mentioned things. I also doubt the amount of rose in here would help with aging.

Impression things about this product that aren't too important but help to know:
1) I love the smell, it does smell like rose but I don't think it's at all overpowering (and I've smelt overpowering rose).
2) The packaging is so adorable, I can't get over it. Such a nice vintage look—makes me feel like my grandmother could've used it!
3) It has a nice dispenser (same as all the other witch hazel toners I've tried) so you don't dump too much of it onto your cotton pad.
4) It is more expensive than Dickinson's, but only by a few dollars.

I said that I wouldn't purchase this again because I'm going to make my own when this runs out (still a rose/witch hazel toner, though: ). I feel like if I can get as many things in my routine to be the most natural they can be I'll be happier and so will my body (and it's skin!).

Okay...after thinking about this review I just need to say that I disagree with a point I made: "This works, I'd say, just as well as the Dickinson's products I've used with a few exceptions..." This does NOT work just as well. I hadn't really thought about it when writing the review originally but the reduction in pore size and also in the amount of blackheads I had with the Dickinson's Pore Perfecting Witch Hazel Toner did not exist with this toner and my pores/blackheads went back to just how they were before using the Dickinson's toner. I will definitely switch back to using that toner when I make the DIY witch hazel toner. Wish I hadn't bought this product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/24/2015 12:59:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Lovelyy smell, but unfortunately I think the added fragrance was too much as it ended up irritating my skin. Or was it the witch hazel? Maybe both..!That's a shame, 'cause after using it my skin felt incredibly smooth and moisturized, yet really cleansed. I also got this lovely 'glow' after cleansing, but I think it might be because of irritation making my skin slightly red(?) :( My skin felt itchy and uncomfortable hours after each use. Used up the entire bottle, and the irritation went away after I stopped using I'm sure *this* was the culprit and not anything else (other products, stress, allergies, etc.) Good value for money, and love the clear bottle with vintage feel. Natural ingredients also. Really wanted to like this...

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