It’s no secret that I’m not a professional skin expert, but I’m starting to get very particular about what I put on my face. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start trying to sell you R&F or Beauty Counter (no offence to the ladies who do!) I’ve been trying tons of products recently, but told myself I will only share the ones I am TRULY obsessed with. Well, I found one. Thayers Rose Petal Toner. Best Witch Hazel
This toner is made with rose petal water, Vitamin E And their proprietary Witch Hazel Extract. That’s it. NO ALCOHOL – which I love.
Curious about what a proprietary witch hazel extract is? So was I. Turns out, it means that they grow everything themselves (on the property of their headquarters) and harvest and send it to production. Many witch hazel brands purchase their witch hazel from a large production company, but theirs is unique to them. They also don’t distill their witch hazel, unlike the witch hazel many other brands receive. This leaves around 195% more tannins in their product than those who distill their witch hazel. Tannins = good stuff for your skin! Plus, it smells just as good as the more expensive rose water tonics I’ve tried. But here is the best news – it’s only $10. TEN DOLLARS, PEOPLE.
Need more reasons to love it? Well, okay! Best Witch Hazel
Reduces Acne and Improves texture:
Witch Hazel is an astringent, and works like an anti-inflammatory agent, so it helps reduce skin tissue swelling and pore size. I was afraid my skin was going to feel dry and tight – since that’s what happened with other astringents I’ve tried in the past – but after only a few days I noticed an amazing difference in the way my skin looked. It appeared clearer and firmer, felt smoother and was even a little more even. Best Witch Hazel
If you have combination skin like me it will help balance the pH level and moisturize the skin without leaving it feeling greasy or overly dry. Best Witch Hazel
Also, instead of picking at a zit and making the problem worse (not that I would EVER do that), if you apply witch hazel directly to the area it can stop that pimply jerkin its tracks, helping it to heal without harmful chemicals or acids.
Relieves Discomfort From Sunburn:
Witch hazel won’t protect you from a burn, so keep reaching for that SPF, but it can help heal already damaged skin and lessen healing time. I also think it’s better than aloe at preventing skin peeling and flaking. Saturate a cotton ball, swipe it on your burn, instant relief!
Battles those Undereye Bags:
I’ve already mentioned that witch hazel is an anti-inflammatory, so it works wonders for the puffiness under your eyes after a few too many dirty martinis or too few hours of sleep.
Pro-tip: storing your witch hazel in the refrigerator is incredibly refreshing, particularly if this is the main reason you plan to use it.
Other uses I’ve run across: treating eczema and reducing discoloration, redness, dryness, and scars.
Have you tried witch hazel? What did you think? We’re looking for other beauty obsessions to try – so please share your favorites with us – we would love to hear them!
This is not a sponsored post. We just absolutely love Thayers Rose Petal Toner.