Toner Myths: Debunked!


Some people aren’t sure what toner is or what it will do for their skin. Here at Thayers, we have been toner advocates ever since Dr. Thayer opened up shop over 170 years ago. Keep reading for the top toner myths, debunked!

MYTH: Toner dries out skin
REALITY: Thayers toners are alcohol-free and therefore do not dry out skin. Ingredients such as aloe vera and rose petal water actually nourish and hydrate skin. Our new Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner Facial Mists provide lasting hydration.

MYTH: Toner is only good for those with oily skin
REALITY: Toner cleanses and nourish all skin types. The organic witch hazel found in every Thayers toner purifies skin and balances pH. All of Thayers toners are designed for all skin types. For those looking to get rid of excess oil, an astringent is more applicable

MYTH: Toner is an unnecessary step
REALITY: Toner may be overlooked, but it is a major plus! Toner is a great addition to your cleansing routine. Whether you use it on its own, or as the second step in your double cleansing routine, all of Thayers toners are gentle enough to nourish and soothe, but strong enough to remove residue.

MYTH: Toner isn’t good for acneic skin
REALITY: Contrary to this belief, toner is one of the best ways to fight acne. All-natural skincare is great for sensitive skin that is also prone to breakouts. Our Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner is famous for its calming and soothing qualities. The antibacterial properties in our toners provide a deep cleanse to get rid of dirt and keep it out.

MYTH: Toner can only be used on your face
REALITY: Witch hazel has so many uses that we couldn’t even fit all of them on this page! Fans primarily use Thayers toners on their face, but they have been known to use it on their bodies as well to fight acne and fade acne scars. Thayers fanatics also like to use it to fight inflammation from bug bites or sunburns. Just in time for summer!

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5 Comments. Leave new
January 14, 2019 4:51 pm

why is shipping so expensive? I live in California. Aren’t you in the United States? Amazon charges $3.99, not $11!


    Hi there! We’re always working to offer the best shipping prices to our consumers. You are likely receiving your product from a local Amazon warehouse in CA. We ship from the East Coast, so this explains your elevated shipping cost. Nonetheless, we will pass this information on in hopes to bring you better prices. Thanks for reaching out!


I just purchased a toner (Witch Hazel Aloe Vera formula with rose petal) and found lots of white flakes floating in it. What are these flakes?


    Thanks for asking us! We want to assure you that variations in color, clarity, etc. can be expected from lot to lot because of our use of naturally occurring ingredients. In addition to being a natural ingredient, Witch Hazel is also a seasonal item, and variations will happily occur during our cold press process. There are no safety concerns or diminished effectiveness due to these occurrences. We can assure you that Thayers products go through vigorous safety testing for all of their ingredients during our manufacturing processes. Hope this helps, and please let us know of any additional questions or concerns.


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