Unlisted Brand • Drugstore Witch hazel • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wish I would have started using witch hazel years ago. It has been a key reason my skin has been pretty much acne free for the last few months. I use this in the AM on a cotton ball, instead of washing my face and stripping away any natural moisture. And, I use it in the PM after I wash my face to make sure all make-up residue is completely removed. Then I will use an AHA treatment (Alpha Hydrox) or Neutrogena 3-in-1 treatment. My skin has never been so soft, so clear, and free from irritation. I find no difference between this and Dickinson's, so I usually get what is on sale or less expensive, which sometimes is Dickinson's when I have a coupon.
Initially, I was concerned because witch hazel is 14% alcohol, and I thought this would sting or dry me out: it is the opposite. This does not feel like those alcohol-based toners of the past. I recommend this product without a doubt: HG.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I swear by this stuff! I've gotten many compliments on my skin having a "healthy even glow". I have this to thank, for sure. It's so simple yet so complex...I love it. Just apply a little on a cotton round and smooth all over your face and neck. It picks up all of the dirt your face soap misses. You would be surprised how much gets left behind! It's almost a sin, hahah. This will definitely make your face healthy and radiant.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
bought the distilled witch hazel from superdrug for £1 something so price is ace. great at reducing breakouts but can be drying. will only really use it on my cheeks when im using a cream cleanser since its great at removing the film without irritation. great basic product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought a distilled witch hazel without alcohol to use clear up my spots quicker. I don't use it all over my face as it would dry my cheeks out. It does work as a on the spot treatment and I love it when i mix my aspirin mask with a few drops. Really does enhance the whole aspirin experience. The smell is however a little bit icky but it disapates quickly and doesn't stick around. I find it does make my bathroom bin smell a bit herbal though! I don't mind it really.
I got mine from my old favourite Boots for about £2.70 or something and tis truely a bargain. Definately buy again as it seems more gentle than a lot of spot treatments that make the skin flake and peel. I have mixed this with some Thayers Rose water to sweeten the smell and does the job nicely. The glass bottle is unweildy and not travel friendly but to be fair witch hazel has always been in glass bottles since time began (before travel friendly packaging was thought of!) and I just decant into a plastic mister.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
After reading all the great reviews on MUA, I thought I have to try this b/c my toner is $18 a bottle. I was excited and that same night I bought it, tried it. It made my face, red, itchy and didn't do anything nice to it. Maybe it's my skin type, but I will not ever put this stuff on my face ever again. It's way too drying for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Got a bottle of generic witch hazel mixed with alcohol. I decided to try this since my very oily skin has turned into an oil slick recently (moved to a new city with more polution, water has less minerals, etc) and I have read that it is a good astringent.
It works great as a toner, refreshes my skin and despite of the alcohol is gentle and doesnt dry me out. It does help to reduce oiliness, however in my case I still have to blot throughout the day. This one beats all the expensive toners I have tried before (Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden, Biotherm) Love the bottle/pump packaging.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
The drawback of WH at the store in liquid form is that there is 15% ethanol present as part of the extraction process and as a preservative. This lowers the tannin efficacy. I spray it on cuts and scratches and it stops the bleeding, but only use Drugstore WH for this because it is sterile. Spray it on bug bites and it stops the itching. I think everyone should have some. If I could give it 15 lippies, I would!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I use the generic drugstore witch hazel as a toner on hot and humid days or when I have the occasional dreaded breakout. It is very cheap so I like that aspect of it, and it works well to get rid of excess oil and shine. It is slightly drying so I cannot use it every day so I stick to every other or every third day or so. It successfully gets rid of any of my minor breakouts within a day (I don't get big ones anymore) - and to me it is not nearly as harsh as using the Stridex-to-Go pads I have sitting in my cabinet. My skin has a tendency to get oilier in the summer heat so I use it more often then, winter not so much. I just love the way it cleans my skin and makes it feel fresh. The smell is very strange, not entirely pleasant - but it is something I can deal with easily for the results I get. Will repurchase when I run out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This has worked pretty well as a toner...I bought Dickinsons TN Witch Hazel after reading many reviews. It cleans off all the dirty & left over makeup after washing my face. I actually put a couple of aspirin in it after reading about the aspirin toner, and I have not broken out at all. I am usually constantly fighting bad pimples, but since I have been using a regimen including this, I have had no problems at all and I am very pleased!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I use the generic witch hazel mixed with a bit of alcohol. So refreshing! The extra bit of alcohol helps a bit more with the shine. I've been using this forever it seems! And it's cheap.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Im an aesthetician, and we use this to promote extractions, this really helps purging out whiteheads, along with BZK pads. I would not use this as a toner, too drying, you should never use any buffered type of alcohol.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The brand I use is Dickinson's Witch Hazel. I don't mind the smell, but from some of the complaints, I wonder if other brands smell worse? I didn't always use this, but did years ago. I felt I needed to use something after a shower with cotton to help exfoliate. In the evening I use a clean wash cloth gently and rinse well, so I only use this product once a day. I do use Retin A in the mildest form, and even though some books recommend to avoid anything with alcohol, this is only 14% according to drugstore.com. Maybe that is still too much, but I don't find it overly drying. I have to use moisturizer afterwards, yet would have to if I didn't. In fact, I saw a difference with the large pores on my nose after using this for about a month. That is importnant to me, so I will continue to use this. Great value and it is natural, too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
This makes a good, cheap toner. Don't notice much of a difference between this and other toners. The only thing I don't like is that it smells funny.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I saw this toner at the stores all the time but never took notice until I read the reviews here. For my combination skin, I use it as a spritzer over my makeup. I get incredible result. It moisturizes, tones, shrink pores, and keeps my face looking oil free and fresh. I never had this kind of result with other toners. I love it even more for the price. Thanks MUA :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I use this as a facial cleanser or toner every day and love it. The generic brand is cheap and just as effective as any brand name ones. It's gentle enough to use on my face every day. I recommend and will def. repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've been using witch hazel for years. I've tried expensive toners, but I always come back to this. I use it primarily to get the first layer of makeup and oil off my face at the end of the day. I wash after that. This is a great, cheap way to help with cleansing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I like this home remedy as a toner. Only use it on oily areas, if you use it on dry sensitive areas it only makes matters worse. I tried using on my cheeks, but they are too sensitive for this so I only use it on my T-zone and it has been working on making it clearer and less oily. Dirty cheap, easy application, works well. Doesn't perform any miracles, but its much better than all the chemical toners out there.
UPDATE : Made me break out really bad. won't continue to use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I started using just the basic drugstore witch hazel (diluted down with water) as a toner about a week ago and my pores have never been smaller!
My skin had started breaking out a lot more lately and the aspirin mask just wasn't cutting it anymore, so I decided to try this. My skin cleared right up and has never looked better! It definitely reduced the appearance of pores, too. I just wish I'd known about this cheap toner sooner!
It's a little drying, but fine for the summer. I love love love the way my skin looks :)
*Just make sure you get the alcohol-free kind!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love witch hazel as a toner! I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and my skin is noticeably clearer and more even looking. I couldnt be happier with it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Green
ive used many different toners in the past from estee lauder to clinique but the one i keep going back to is just the bottle of witch hazel. i notice a dramatic difference when i use it, my skin is clearer, more glowy and luminous,i have less spots (my acne clears up), my skin is smoother, more even and the pores are tighter and less noticeable. if you can, try and get hold of alcohol free witch hazel, however sometimes this is just not possible and you just get a more drying result which i personally do not mind however its always best to try nd stay alcohol free. i get 100% benefit from witch hazel. and best of all? its 100% natural and 100% dirt cheap!! holy grail.