iHerb Customer Reviews
Great alternative to toxic and dangerous astringents and toners, but contains citric acid and may not be suitable for very sensitive and delicate skin.
14 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Caerulea on May 14, 2014
Unlike other witch hazel toners and astringents, this one is free of alcohol, sulfates, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, PEGs, silicon, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, toxic and dangerous chemicals, additives, preservatives, dyes, synthetic and artificial fragrances, never tested on animals, and undistilled, which helps it maintain all the beneficial phenols, tannins and catechins naturally occurring in the leaves and bark of the witch hazel shrub. Another great thing about this product is that the witch hazel extract is certified organic and derived from the bark, not the leaves of the witch hazel shrub, which makes this toner more potent, because witch hazel bark extract is 31 times richer in hamamelitannin than the leaf extract and 87 times richer than the stem extract. Witch hazel is one of the best natural astringents known to man and a powerful antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, antispasmodic, cicatrizant, emollient, toning, soothing, and healing agent. Rich in phenols and tannins of the proanthocyanin type, gallic acid, catechins, flavonols, especially kaempferol and quercetin, carvacrol, eugenol, hexenol, choline and saponins, witch hazel does wonders for all skin types. It gently cleanses and detoxifies the skin, protects it from airborne impurities, exfoliates dead skin cells, draws out excess dirt and oil, removes impurities and debris from under the skin without stripping the skin's protective layer, unclogs and tightens pores decreasing their size, regulates sebum production, soothes, tones, firms, smoothes, invigorates, revitalizes, heals, beautifies and rejuvenates the skin, helping restore its elasticity, calms itching, reduces redness and inflammation, improves the complexion, evens out the skin tone, supports and strengthens the skin's defensive mechanisms, improves cellular circulation, stimulates cell renewal, regeneration and collagen production, fights and prevents acne, spots, blemishes, and infections, facilitates the healing of small wounds, sores, burns, bruises, cuts, insect bites, stings, abscesses, boils, blisters, and even reduces stretch marks and scars and helps prevent premature aging. Witch hazel is also great for the scalp and hair: it soothes and heals dry, flaky and itchy scalp, regulates sebum production, removes excess oil, dirt and product buildup without stripping the scalp's protective layer, prevents and treats dandruff and flakiness, fights infections, protects the scalp at the cellular level, strengthens the root bulbs and follicle connection, stimulates keratin production and hair growth. This product contains other beneficial ingredients, too: certified organic aloe vera leaf juice is an amazing soothing and healing agent capable of calming itching, reducing redness and inflammation, vegetable glycerin deeply moisturizes, nourishes and softens the skin locking in moisture and preventing dryness and dehydration, vitamin E (as suming it's non-GMO) is a natural preservative and powerful antioxidant neutralizing free radicals and preventing premature aging. This toner contains citric acid, as well. Citric acid is naturally found in citrus fruits and generally a safe pH adjusting, chelating and buffering agent stimulating skin peeling and cell renewal, but it may be a little too harsh and dehydrating for very dry, delicate and sensitive skin and cause irritation and allergic reactions. So, this alcohol free unscented witch hazel toner with aloe vera is not hypoallergenic and may not be suitable for everyone. But other than that, it's a great product and alternative to mainstream toners and astringents filled with toxic chemicals and skin irritants. It really works for me: it improves my complexion, evens out my skin tone, reduces redness and inflammation. So, if you don't have incredibly sensitive and allergy-prone skin, this product is worth trying.
love it so much!
13 people found the following review helpful
Posted by 4859711890780848909 on Sep 29, 2013
1st month : I love how unscented it is. Cus most toners usually drive me crazy. Most toners are drying too , but nope not this one, not at all. (It doesn't have alcohol) most alcohol free toner is expensive in my country . Not only is this toner comes in a big bottle it's so affordable too! This toner moisturizes since it has glycerin in it. I'm planning to buy thayers rose petals toner on my next purchase cus rosewater +witch hazel + glycerin toner? Too much of a goodness for our face!!! I feel so happy using it each time. I'm only using it after each makeup cleansing . I don't know if this is the product but I would say my mouth area which used to be darker in the past due to natural pigmentation has fade so much. Its less noticeable! Maybe its this , maybe its not. Can't guarantee though. My spots has also fade like 30% ? I would continue update on this page each month. So please thumbs up on my review. Thanks!!
A rare find that is free of synthetic, toxic or harsh ingredients
8 people found the following review helpful
Posted by SEEKING-HEALTH on Nov 11, 2014
I did not use any facial toners (due to toxic chemicals present) until God sent me Thayers Facial Toner, which is chemical-free. On Products-With-Reviews page, I have more reviews of other products I have bought and used.
A good toner
5 people found the following review helpful
Posted by HealthyGuy on Aug 21, 2012
This is a good toner as it's unscented and contains Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera, which are great in soothing irritated and dry skin. Because it's alcohol free it won't dry out your skin. Depending on weather, it's good enough to use as a moisturizer, not having to use additional moisturizer on top.
Thayers Alcohol Free Unscented Witch Hazel
4 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2769561 on May 29, 2011
Love this product. It is gentle enough to use on the most sensative skin and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean.....I use this after removing makeup with my regular makeup remover. Will definately purchase again.