Witch Hazel pops up in toners and skincare a lot as it’s good for many uses. It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and an astringent. It’s good for acne, irritations, hemorrhoids. I prefer an alcohol free version which is harder to find. Usually the one’s at Walmart contain a certain percentage of alcohol in the ingredients so look for that, you want an alcohol free version so it doesn’t dry out your skin or burn. I found Thayer’s at the natural food store, or you can get it online. They have multiple versions now, though original is just fine. I prefer the cucumber with aloe version.
The ingredients are: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Hamamelis Virginiana (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract.
This is pricier than the Walmart version at $10 for a 12 oz bottle. Yet compared to an 8 oz bottle of Renee Rouleau Balancing Skin Tonic for $32.50 which has almost the same ingredients, it’s a bargain. It has a ton of uses and is great to have around the house, I use mine as more than a toner. It’s currently helping clear up my puppies acne. If you’ve wanted to try witch hazel this is a great one to try for skincare.