Unlisted Brand • Drugstore Witch hazel • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have purchased 3 of these in the last 2 years. I first saw this being used on Youtube, and I had to try it. Gets leftover traces of makeup and dirt off of my skin after I wash my face. It is super cheap. $1- $2. It does have a strange scent, but you get use to it. The bottle lasts a long time. This works for me so I don't plan on trying another toner.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
*Removes traces of oil and makeup (after using Pond's Cold Cream)
*Cheap (I think it is sold at $1 stores and Dollar General. It is overpriced in the drugstores.)
I have used name brands and generic brands with success. The smell is very mild and you get used to it. I may try a green tea/chamomile tea/apple cider vinegar toner sometime, but this really works for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
i get mine from Target. the target brand Whitch Hazel is so cheap and i love it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been looking for years for something that would keep nail polish on my natural nails to no avail. I recently found an article suggesting using Witch Hazel as a 'pre-treatment' so figured I'd give it a go seeing as I had some left over from use as a toner.
Wow- after spending around $200 on various base, top and treatment coats, it turns out all I needed was a $5 bottle of Witch Hazel :) I simply make sure my nails are clean, apply the WH with a cotton pad, let it dry (a few seconds) then on with the regular manucure.
To give an idea of the improvement: Once I let my nails go back to natural (used to have acrylic) my polish would start chipping and peeling off my nails within 8 hrs maximum, sometimes I wouldn't even get one hour out of it. Within 24 hours I'd be lucky to have any polish left on as it just seemed to shed. I'm not exaggerating whatsoever, it was the most frustrating and disappointing experience ever and after 6 years of natural nails I had practically given up on ever having wearing polish - even treatments just on their own didn't last.
Just a quick swipe of this allows my polish to last up to 5 days, in fact it starts to wear off rather than chip which is aweome for me. I would highly recommend trying this if you have problems keeping polish on.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I have used the generic, drug store Witch Hazel for over 5 years now as a toner and I cannot rave enough about this multi-tasking product! It is an amazing, natural toner that is fit for all skin types. It constricts the pores after cleansing therefor making them appear much smaller. It refines the skin beautifully! I also use it in my make up setting spray which is a mixture of distilled water, witch hazel, glycerin and green tea. It's amazing to get rid of that powdery,cakey look and just makes your make up look seamless and fresh. I also use it for my under eye area to help with my under eye circles and it works wonders! It does have a small percentage of alcohol in it naturally, but it's such a small percentage, I never notice excessive drying of my skin or the skin of my clients. This is a super affordable, flawless skin gem!! Perfect for all skin types!! It's also fantastic to sooth inflammation of bug bites and minor skin irritations. Highly recommended!
- Mad Madam Jess
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
There is nothing negative I can say about this old fashioned miracle juice!
It works amazingly on acne. I don't have much acne naturally but when I use witch hazel it all disappears. My skin also looks overall rejuvenated. The bottle goes fast, especially after I mixed the witch hazel with lemon juice for a lovely astringent. The smell isn't an issue at all either. Honestly, I like the smell of the witch hazel.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I cannot tolerate the smell! I bought this for my acne. Perhaps this product would have worked better had I been able to tolerate it longer, but from what I remember it was rather drying. No use in switching from one evil to another - especially if it stinks so bad in the process!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Witch hazel is a good, inexpensive toner for all but very dry skin. With 14% alcohol, one would think it would be drying but I have not found that to be the case. Although many on MUA have complained about the scent, I do not find it objectionable. It is not good but not bad either...medicinal/herbal, I would say. It has been around since Hector was a pup.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I really like using this as a toner.. it smelled bad at first but I'm used to it now. I always feel like this really cleans my skin of what was left after my actual cleanser.. yay witch hazel! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
After years and years of using Proactive, it stopped working for me, and I have, for the past few years, been forced to formulate a new skincare routine. And I have tried EVERYTHING.
I love toners, because they are refreshing, and a good one will balance my dry but acne prone skin. But after trying a million products and spending a ton of money, I have gotten sick of all the bells and whistles. So I decided to try something natural and simple. And I am liking it a lot. Although it's got a pretty high alcohol content, I actually don't find it drying, which it amazing, as everything dries out my skin.
But I think what sealed it for me was the way it's helped clear up the break-out I recently had after trying a bad oil on my face. Also, I got a facial today and the facialist said using witch hazel straight up is a great idea, which impressed me.
Will I repurchase? Yes, unless I find another cheap, natural product that is similar. I'd try out something like that, but I would come back to witch hazel if other natural products don't work like it.
That being said, it smells awful. But I hold my breath when I apply it. For the price & the results, I can hold my breath for 20 seconds. The smell doesn't linger *phew!*
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Use this everyday on a cotton square after cleansing and before moisturizing. I hate the smell (some people don't mind it and some even like it). However, I put up with the smell because the effect and the price are worth it. Witch Hazel is an anti-inflamatory -- so, it calms down any irratation/redness, etc. It also does a good job of getting any makeup my cleansing left behind. It is the active ingredient in many toners, but if you can put up with the smell and very boring packaging, straight witch hazel is a great product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Okay, the smell takes some getting used to-however,its dirt cheap and does the same job as any other toner. I have tried it all, Lancome, Prescriptives, Sea Breeze, Proactive, you name it and I have probably tried it. This stuff does the job and its cheap. I thought I would try it because I noticed it as an ingredient in toners and I figured I didn't have anything to lose. You will most certainly need a moisturizer, I use cetaphil as a wash twice a day, followed buy hazel, and I follow with moisturizer after the hazel has dried. If you notice a break out at first, give it time, anytime you try something new your skin may purge. I noticed my skin is way less oily and my husband had a skin irritation after a nose surgery and witch hazel cleared it right up. He was skeptical that it would work until he watched it clear right up. This stuff is also good on the bikini line. UPDATE: We are experiencing a very hot spring!!! I did have to switch toners, this requires a lot of moisturizer -so combined with summer- not a good combo. Excess moisture in the heat made my skin a little too oily for my liking.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Green
I bought this a few weeks ago. I used to use this years ago and I love how it makes my skin look and feel. But....lately, the smell is more aggravating. I dont know if its b/c now I can smell better thanks to Neilmed sinus rinse! But when I used it last week it seemed as though I smelled it the whole day. So I am on the fense about returning this. My makeup looked great but the smell was so powerful.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hmmm...this is weird.
I've been watching Dickinson's Witch Hazel, and when I ran out, I went to CVS to purchase more, but decided to buy the cvs brand instead, since the ingredients were the same and it was a lot cheaper. During the whole time I used this, which was about 3 weeks, I was breaking out like crazy!!! But now that I went back to Dickinson Witch Hazel about 4 days ago, my skin is beginning to clear up. Not sure what is going on here.
Anyways, good toner though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ever since I switched over from an expensive BP toner to this...I've never noticed a difference so I'm sticking with this cheap toner. I only get ance during that time of the month and I use pretty good spot treatment for that.
*Update 5/21/12: Still using this as a toner and no problems. It is so cheap and more natural than other toners with so many ingredients. I just cannot go back to expensive toners, not when this does the main things I look for in a toner -simply to remove what my cleanser cannot fully remove. The money I would've otherwise spent on expensive toners, I am able to spend on moisturizer and finally...a Clarisonic Mia.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Witch Hazel is one of the cheapest toners/atringents around and heres why i love it. Its 100% natural, cheap and lasts ages. I have combination acne prone skin and i believe a toner is necessary i don't care what beauty editors say that a toner is not recquired i see it as important step to give your skin a final go over to remove dirt that your cleanser has missed and to tighten your pores, to prevent entry of dirt and oil and Witch Hazel has the bonus of reducing redness and preventing and clearing up acne in my experience. In the Uk i buy my Witch Hazel from Boots "Boots Distilled Witch Hazel" or Savers they sell "Care X Distilled Witch Hazel" both exactly the same depends where i get to first. In the U.S from what i hear you have no trouble finding Witch Hazel in any drugstore I think the brand is Dickinsons. I would recommend Witch Hazel for Normal to Oily skin while if you have Dry to Sensitive skin i suppose you could use it but i think Rosewater as a toner is more suitable. Look back to the days of your Grandparents when the beauty products were limitted. Cold Cream or Soap and Water as a Cleanser, Witch Hazel as a toner, Nivea Créme or some other vanishing cream as a moisturiser and probably either Antiseptic cream as a spot treatment or god forbid rubbing alcohol lol. Give Witch Hazel a try people don't swear by it for nothing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I put some witch hazel in a 2oz bottle with about 10 drops of tea tree & lavender oil and use it as a toner. It helps kill zits and durastically reduces any scars. I actually haven't formed any new acne scars from using this, since it disinfects and is anti-bacterial! It's also incredibly cheap and natural.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I put my witch hazel into a little spray bottle, so that elminates any packaging problems. I spray this onto my face every morning before applying my moisturizer and I love the way it feels. It "wakes" me up nicely. I also use it at night before I put on my night cream. Never put cream on a dry face! Using the sprays of the witch hazel gives you a slippery surface to smooth your cream in.
Cheapest and best toner EVER.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I use the T.N. Dickinsons witch hazel and I have been using it for about 1.5 months. Previously I used my biore triple astringent toner but I wanted to try something more natural. I heard about witch hazel and how it's good for problem and sensitive skin. I love that this product is natural. I put it on a cotton bud all over my face, I let it dry and spray two pumps of my tea tree water (from Lush) over the top. This is a perfect combination. It keeps my t-zone balanced and my skin seems to be clearer. I think I will keep to this routine as it is not as harsh on my sensitive skin. The only things I don't like is the squirty bottle (I like open tops where I can just put it directly on a cotton ball) and the smell (but this smell doesn't linger around your face so it's ok). However, overall I recommend people trying this product. It's cheap, natural and accessible.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
IMO the best toner for oily/combination skin. Non drying, smells great (at least Humphreys does) and it is very refreshing. Also great for sensitive skin, since is natural and very gentle. Without a doubt my HG toner.