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Unscented vs. Fragrance-Free Toner - What’s the Difference?

Ever find yourself in the skincare aisle, reading the ingredient lists on two different products trying to figure out the difference between unscented and fragrance-free toners? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s a question many people wonder, especially men and those who are allergic or sensitive to certain fragrance ingredients in skincare products.

Why is this even a thing? Well, as a whole, the skincare industry tends to cater more towards women. That’s why you see a lot of floral scents associated with skincare products. While some people definitely enjoy a scented product, not everyone does, and that’s totally okay. There are also people who enjoy scented skincare products but have skin that may react negatively to the fragrance ingredients.

Listen, we hear you. That’s why Thayers offers many quality skincare products in a formulation that’s both unscented and fragrance-free. Here’s what you need to know about unscented and fragrance-free products and the various options we offer.

What Do Unscented and Fragrance-Free Mean When It Comes To Facial Toners?

So, before we can talk about all the Thayers products that are both unscented and fragrance-free, we have to first discuss what these terms mean when it comes to skincare. Both of these terms get thrown around quite a bit, and it is important to realize that there’s a pretty big distinction between them.

Fragrance-free means that a product does not contain any additional ingredients to make it smell a certain way. However, the natural aroma of the ingredients can cause there to be a certain scent. This is where many people get confused or upset because they buy certain brands claiming to be fragrance-free, only to find out there is still a smell.

On the other hand, unscented means that there is absolutely no scent. In certain cases, this might mean that additional ingredients are used to mask the scent to give it no aroma at all. When most people look for a truly unscented skincare product, this is what they’re looking for.

What This Means for Thayers Products

Now that you understand the difference between unscented and fragrance-free, let’s talk about Thayers. The good news? Thayers carries products that are both unscented and fragrance-free. We do not add any special scents to our unscented toners, facial mists, deodorants and other skincare items. Likewise, we do not use masking ingredients to hide any aroma in these products, as our ingredients naturally do not carry a scent.

If you’re looking for a true unscented and fragrance-free skincare product, you’ll love what we have to offer. Here’s a brief list:

Thayers Unscented Toner

This is a gentle toner that is purely unscented and fragrance-free. Our Unscented Facial Toneris a favorite for both men and women who don’t want to deal with a heavy amount of aroma associated with their skincare routine.

Thayers Unscented Facial Mist

This is the same as our unscented toner, but the Unscented Facial Mist comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle.

Thayers Unscented Deodorant

We proudly offer our Unscented Deodorant with no flowery or overpowering scent to protect you (and your body odor) from a sweaty stench after a tough workout.

Fragrance Free Rose Toner That Won’t Irritate Sensitive Skin

If you’re someone who likes a light floral scent, but has sensitive skin that can’t handle fragrance ingredients, you’ve come to the right place! Thayers new Radiance Boosting line of products offers a natural rose scent with no added fragrance ingredients.

Thayers Radiance Boosting Cleanser, Serum, and Balm

While these products do not feature fragrance ingredients, they do have a natural floral scent due to the added rose petals – and there are no masking ingredients. Our Radiance Boosting collection is currently only available at Target retail stores and via their website.

What About Other Thayers Products?

It is important to note that we offer many other skincare products that either have a fragrance element or include natural ingredients that give off a slight aroma. For example, our witch hazel toners and astringents come in Lemon and Coconut Water formulas. Those are neither unscented nor fragrance-free, but they do have an overall light scent that isn’t overpowering like some other brands. We pair our witch hazel toners with a variety of natural ingredients to produce some amazing combinations that benefit all types of skin.

So, how do you know which ones have a scent and which ones do not? Everything is clearly marked on the package if you’re buying them at a Target retail store location. And all product descriptions on our website offer details, as well.

Try One of Our Most Popular Scents - Rose Petal Facial Toner

This toner does feature a fragrance ingredient, but the overall aroma is really light. Many people like the super light aroma of our Rose Petal Facial Toner, even if they aren’t a big fan of scented skincare formulas as a whole.

Soothing, Unscented Moisturizer For Your Whole Body

Looking for a moisturizer that can be used all over? Thayers newly released Body Balms may be just the thing you’re looking for! The Soothing Body Balm is completely unscented and fragrance free, so it’s an ideal, long lasting moisturizer for dry and sensitive skin. If you’re looking for a lightly floral scented moisturizer, check out our Restorative Body Balm which features rosehip oil and rose flower water, along with other natural ingredients, and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.


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