[Beauty] Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner

21:30 becky-wong 22 Comments

Toner is a very essential part in my beauty regime, and I would prefer my toner to be alcohol-free. It's not fair to say that a toner is bad if it contains alcohol, or vice versa; after all, our skin reacts differently.
Personally, I would prefer to use alcohol-free toner because my skin is really sensitive and still yet to recover from the acne scars. So, I wouldn't want to stress it out any further.

Thanks for Natta Cosme, I had the chance to try out Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner. I've heard so many good comments on this toner, and I can't wait to try it out
Thayers started off in 1847 offering herbal extracts to the medical professionals. Over the years, they have expanded the Thayers product line to ointment, lozenges and toners. I did a research on their website here, and found out toner are the only skin care they produce. Weird, huh?
I love the transparent bottle a lot. It's so much easier to keep track of my toner usage now, and I don't have to keep feeling the weight of the bottle to guess how much more toner are left in it.
Thayers Rose Petal Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera is made with rose-petal water, Vitamin E, and their proprietary Witch Hazel extract; and it's able to make your skin bloom.
So, what's so special about the toner?
  • Alcohol-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Pthalate-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • Moisture
  • Cleanses
Let's take a look at the 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
Same as your usual toner, it has a watery texture.
You can either pour the toner onto a clean cotton pad, and gently swipe across the face; or pour onto the palm and gently dap the toner onto the skin. Personally, I'd prefer to use the cotton pad because it can act as a double cleanse to clean out any makeup residue left on my skin.

My Verdict?
I like the toner a lot. My skin felt more moisturise after using it, and I notice that my makeup stays better than before. So far I've yet to notice any residue on my cotton pad, so I guess I've been doing a good job in cleansing my skin. LOL!
I have only one issue with the toner - the fragrance. It stated "fragrance-free" but it still have that floral scent in it which came from one of the ingredients - natural rose. Personally, I would prefer my skin care to be REALLY fragrance-free.
Apart from using it as a toner, you can also use it as a moisturizing mask. Damp some cotton pads or mask sheet, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Voila! You have yourself a DIY moisturizing mask.
Including the Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner, there are a total of 8 toners from Thayers:

They have some really interesting toners, and I would really like to try all of them!
Do share with me your preference ya! ^_^
Product: Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner
Size: 355ml
Normal Price: RM 58
Promotion: RM 45
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  1. Cute packaging! And the lavender one sounds heavenly as well. I guess they can't do much about the scent since it's a main ingredient!

    Autumn | It's Autumn's Life

  2. agree that alcohol-based toner will dry out skin easily. I would like this product, the bonus is having rose scent too :D


  3. I love the old school design of the packaging. I wish we have this in the Philippines! I would love to try it!

  4. Such a great product. I sure would love to give it a shot. Thanks for the review.
    - Heena, http://www.icynosure.in/

  5. This sounds lovely, I would definitely want to give it a shot. I totally agree with you that an alcohol based toner would dry out the skin and make my skin feel super tight. >< Thanks for sharing.

    Gig Love,
    -Siew Hui, http://3verythingilove.blogspot.com

  6. Never try this brand before, But Alcohol free sounds good enough to try it on my face.. I think I'll love the rose petal smell.. :)

    Giglove, http://cre8toneprincess.blogspot.com

  7. I'm in love with the packaging! It's so pretty, and I love how it looks vintage too. I'd buy it just for the bottle! Haha.

  8. Sounds like a great toner, im not a huge rose scented fan but the others sound fab x
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  9. I like anything with Aloe Vera...,. so this will be in my must try list.... great review.... GigLOve

  10. This looks great. I've been looking for a new toner. I'll have to see if I can get this in the UK.

    The Life of Leeshastarr

  11. I'm too lazy to use toners. this sounds lovely but the other ones in the series would suit my skin more

  12. Love how vintage the packaging's sticker looks like. It looks like a vintage tattoo! Anyway, I've never tried this but maybe someday. :D

  13. Seems like a great product! Love the vintage Vibe it spreads.

    GIG Love

  14. Heard of this product before, but I don't think I'll try this product. Good review =)

  15. This looks like a fantastic toner. I dont like to use toners with alcohol in the them either; because it really stings my skin, I must have a sensitivity to it too. This looks really good because it has some great ingredients in it. I love a toner for clearing up my blackhead prone oily skin, so I'm always looking for one so I'll be checking this out

  16. Anything says rose in it I'm instantly attracted :p Great that they have variety of types.

    GIG Love,

  17. never heard of this brand before. and frankly speaking i will probably think it's some medicated oil instead of a toner. hahaha! but it sounds really good! will pick one up if i see them in malacca when i drop by this weekend!

  18. I've always heard that witch hazel toners were the best toners on the market. I really love how they infuse this with other great ingredients. I would def love to give this a try.

  19. i had this in my country also. but i never used it for face, along this time i used it for wounds.

  20. Using the same toner now. I use it ask mask sometimes.. haha

  21. This toner looks nice! I guess it worth for me to have a try :)

  22. The vintage-inspired packaging is nice! Also, this looks great as I love skincare products with rosewater in them - very soothing!