Reviewed: Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

Today’s subject: toners. I’ll be honest, I’ve always been a little “meh” about toners. I know they serve a purpose, but they don’t tend to excite me because I find that they rarely make a wow-worthy difference in the skin.

With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised by this Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel toner. On paper, this toner has it all: it’s all natural, has anti-inflammatory aloe leaf juice, soothing rose-petal water, hydrating glycerin, and overall super ingredient witch hazel. This is basically the dream team of ingredients for a toner that is not intended to exfoliate.

The only downside to this toner that I can see is that the last two ingredients are citrus ingredients. Though there are minuscule amounts in this toner and they do not irritate my skin at all, natural citrus extracts do irritate some so if you know your skin is highly, highly sensitive to citrus, you may want to proceed with caution.

This toner feels lovely on the skin and the very mild natural fragrance is pleasant. I’m now on my second bottle of this (they are huge and last forever), so I can safely say I truly enjoy using this product in my skincare routine morning and night. I can’t pinpoint one major thing this toner has changed about skin, but I think it does a little of everything in terms of keeping my skin pH balanced, even toned, hydrated and soothed. If you’re looking for a nice do-it-all type of toner at a good price ($15CAD) without any alcohols or AHA/BHA’s in it, look no further than Thayers Rose Petal.

Bonus: this product is cruelty-free and vegan.


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