The Effects of Witch Hazel on Different Types of Skin

It’s no secret that we know quite a bit about witch hazel. In fact, it’s the main ingredient in all of our Thayers products. But, believe it or not, there are tons of people out there who still don’t understand the many benefits of this potent little botanical and why they should incorporate it into their beauty arsenal.

So, is witch hazel good for skin? Is toner necessary? The answer to both is yes! While some may say you don’t need a facial toner, the truth is that taking the extra step to use a toner helps balance your skin’s pH, hydrate your skin’s moisture barrier, soothe skin irritations, and provide bacteria fighting antioxidants to promote a balanced, healthy complexion.

What is Witch Hazel & How Does it Work?

Let’s start with the basics. Witch hazel is a shrub that’s been used for beneficial purposes for many decades. The leaves and stems are harvested from the plant and then the witch hazel itself is distilled or extracted from those trimmings in various methods that differ from brand to brand. The reason Thayers stands out from other brands is the way we distill our witch hazel through a process where the trimmings are soaked and softened in water alongside our organic Aloe Vera to create our proprietary Witch Hazel Aloe Vera blend. This creates a truly alcohol free witch hazel that offers benefits to any skin type including reduced redness, soothing relief for skin irritations, and an overall better complexion.

If you think all of that sounds great, you’re right. But with so many great Thayers facial toner products available, how do you choose the right one for your needs? Here are the benefits to consider when reviewing witch hazel toners for your skin type.

Best Toner for Acne-Prone Skin

There’s nothing fun about having acne-prone skin. Dealing with blemishes is frustrating, and choosing the right skincare products can be extremely confusing if you don’t know where to start. Of course, our team at Thayers understands how you feel. That’s why we have several different options designed to banish blemishes and reduce redness.

Our Thayers Lavender Toner features a special formula containing lavender water to help minimize redness, reduce irritation, and calm skin. Need a little extra hydration? Our Thayers Coconut Water Toner includes all of the benefits of natural witch hazel with an extra dose of coconut water for a super gentle boost of moisture.

For those who are especially prone to breakouts, check out our Thayers Blemish Clearing Toner. As a part of our Blemish Clearing Collection, it features salicylic acid in addition to witch hazel for maximum results.

Alcohol-Free Facial Toner to Relieve Dry Skin

While some skincare experts frown upon using a toner if you have dry skin, it really comes down to the right formulation. Toners that contain alcohol or products that have witch hazel distilled in alcohol can be terrible for those with skin that tends to be on the dry side.

However, every single one of Thayers facial toner products are alcohol-free, which means they provide all of the benefits without any moisture loss. Plus, they also contain aloe vera and glycerin, which help lock in that hydration. So, which Thayers toner for dry skin is best? Our Thayers Cucumber Toner is great for daily use, and especially great after you’ve had a sunburn and features cooling properties that help rejuvenate and refresh your skin.

Best Face Toners for Oily Skin

In the great toner vs. astringents debate, many people wrongly believe that you should only use astringents if you have oily skin. The truth is that keeping an alcohol-free toner on hand for when oil production is low is a good idea. In addition, not all oil is bad, and using a stronger product to get rid of all of it could have a negative effect on your complexion.

If you’re looking for a toner for oily skin, you’ll love our Thayers Rose Petal Toner. It’s super gentle and offers all of the benefits of witch hazel and aloe for minimizing irritation. Best of all, it’s perfect for soothing your face right after washing with your favorite cleanser.

Improve Appearance of Wrinkles with Coconut Water Toner

Which toner for skin improvement is best? If you’re looking to boost your skin’s overall look and minimize aging, choosing one that contains witch hazel is a good first step. However, you’ll want to look for other ingredients that also promote a better complexion.

Thayers Coconut Water Toner features collagen-producing Vitamin C and cytokinins, which are naturally occurring proteins vital for cell growth and cell activation, protecting your skin from signs of aging. Complete your ageless beauty routine by alternating with Thayers Rose Petal Facial Mist, which helps brighten and provide a youthful complexion.

Tighten Pores With Rose Petal Toner

We often get asked, will witch hazel reduce pores? The answer is yes. But you really want to make sure you’re choosing an alcohol-free brand like Thayers that combines this benefit with other elements for maximum results. For example, our Thayers Unscented Toner helps tighten pores while locking in moisture and keeping damaging free radicals out. Not only do you get the benefits of the extremely gentle witch hazel, but the lack of added fragrance is ideal for sensitive skin.

Best Toner for Sensitive Skin

What is the best toner for sensitive skin? Well, all of them! Our Thayers toners are alcohol-free and gentle enough for those who tend to have sensitivity issues. From our traditional formula to those with extra ingredients, there’s one out there to help you improve your overall complexion. Best of all, our products work great for both men and women who struggle with redness or irritation associated with having sensitive skin.

Brighten Dull Skin With Lemon Astringent

If you feel your skin is a little duller than you would like, our Thayers Lemon Astringent is a wonderful option. It features added lemongrass extract for a brighter and more youthful complexion. Also, the formulation contains extracts of nettle and blackberry, which also offer their own anti-aging effects. Do you struggle with oily skin? We also have a coordinating Thayers Lemon Astringent that offers a little more oomph when your skin is more on the oily side.

Trust the Red Cap. Trust Thayers.

While you probably wouldn’t ask your grandmother for fashion advice, there’s a good chance that our witch hazel skincare products are already in her medicine cabinet. After all, Thayers Witch Hazel products have been around for generations. Since 1847, our natural products with homegrown ingredients have helped people around the globe achieve a better complexion.

No matter which of our witch hazel toner formulas you choose, you’re making a good decision. And we promise not to tell grandma that you’re stealing her beauty secrets.