Thayers Rose Petal Alcohol Free Witch Hazel

4.2

444 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

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.


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:
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 little...it'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 do not depend on this. 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 simply because I'm considering making my own when this runs out (still a rose/witch hazel toner, though: http://bodyunburdened.com/diy-all-natural-pore-perfecting-rose-facial-toner/ ). 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!).



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 it...so 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...


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I think this will be a new staple in my skincare regimen. I have been wanting to try a witch hazel toner for years but this is the first one I've ever purchased. It works great to toner after washing or or remove my makeup when I feel like a touchup during the day. My skin feels calm and refreshed and I think it also helps minimize the oiliness. Very happy with this and I also love the smell. Plus you get a years supply for 12 dollars. done. :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/25/2015 10:28:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Been longing to try this toner because its alcohol free, no parabens and other scary chemicals. I finally give it a try about weeks ago and so far my reactions are:

- The rose smell is very strong. For me it still bearable, so i don't mind.
- HUGE BOTTLE. I always drop it because its too huge to fit in my vanity.
- It really does clean my face. After use this, the cotton pad looks dirty which is good, showing that this toner is remove the dirt
- refreshing. a little

will I repurchase? i dont think i will. overall it is a good toner.


on 4/2/2015 10:53:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I bought a bottle of this for $10 at Whole Foods. I have been using it for about 1 month, day and night and there's still 2/3 of the bottle left. So even though it seems a bit pricey, it really does last a good amount of time as long as you're careful when pouring it onto a cotton pad. I wish it were in a spray bottle so that application would be easier, but that's my personal preference.
It has a faint rose smell, but it's incredibly light and non-offensive.
As for how good the product works, I feel a bit uncertain. It hasn't irritated my skin or caused me to break out in any way. It hasn't caused dryness or created dry spots on my face (which my previous toner did, ugh). So it hasn't given me any problems. However, it hasn't given me spectacular results either. It does help remove any leftover make-up or dirt from my face, helping keep my face feeling clean and refreshed. But it doesn't soften my skin, or help with acne/occasional pimples like it has for other users.
Not sure if I'll repurchase. I might try the cucumber one instead once I finish this.
Overall, it is a nice toner. I'd rate it a 3.5/5 if I could.


on 3/11/2015 1:26:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've oily face, this toner is refreshing, and cleanse my face well. It moisturizing and non-drying, and have a rosy smell (quite strong) but i'm alright with it. I think this toner is gentle to face. I did not experience breakout using this toner. However, i feel that my face is oily after some time using this toner. I don't think this toner helps to control the oiliness in face. I like their packaging too very vintage feel and is cheap and value for money because i thin this toner can last 3 months or longer.. Overall, i am satisfy with this purchase, but i think i will try their other toner to see if whether it suit me better as i am looking for toner that will help control the oiliness in face, sadly this doesn't.


on 2/22/2015 1:56:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

In my opinion toner isn't hugely neccessary, but if you're going to be adding one to your routine, I recommend this one. I'm always looking for more natural beauty products, so I ordered this from Amazon for a decent price. It make my skin appear less red and my pores seem tighter, which is great. I struggle with acne so I always feel like I'm rolling the dice when adding a new facial product but this doesn't break me out at all! I also have dry skin around my chin and cheeks from using benzoyl peroxide and the aloe vera in this helps keep that in check. I give this product 4 stars because it does create shine in my t-zone which I normally don't experience :( Not oily at all, but weird and reflective that looks oily from a distance. Using it sparingly and applying powder seems to help though. Overall, it does a nice job at making my skin look and feel healthier, cleaner and more moisturized. Would purchase again, but wouldnt be willing to drop more than the $8 I spent on it.


on 2/3/2015 7:00:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm not really sure what this toner is supposed to do, but it definitely smells nice. I like that it has witch hazel in it yet no alcohol. I might try the cucumber one next time but I'm still not fully sold on exactly what this stuff does..

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 1/7/2015 11:42:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

BEST toner I've ever used for so many reasons! It's really cheap first of all. Second, it makes my skin so soft and so clean. I swear it really gives me a super porcelain skinned look. Third, it has a nice cooling effect that is really soothing. But my favorite thing is the smell! I love rose scented things, it's actually one of the reasons why I wanted to try it. Highly recommended for my fellow oily skinned people!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 12/29/2014 10:21:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've tried multiple toners, from Korean brands to Neutrogena ones. I like this one. It's not harsh and it has a rosy smell (sometimes it gets too much but I can deal). Used about 4 bottles now and I'll probably stick with this one. It's about 8 dollars, but sometimes, vitamin shops have sales on it for buy 1 get 1 half off. YES PLEASE. That's when I stock up. I use it. Got my sister to use it. *thumbs up*

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.




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