The allure of best-selling beauty products can be powerful: Just look at the success of brand names like Drunk Elephant, or the all hype surrounding vitamin C serums, all because thousands of beauty fanatics convinced other longtime skincare lovers — and those who didn’t even have a routine — that you need this product. (It also doesn’t hurt that some of our favorite celebs actually use these viral beauty essentials to get glowing skin.) Now, there’s yet another best-selling beauty essential you should to add to your collection:
This facial toner is actually an extremely simple product: It’s just witch hazel infused with rosewater and aloe vera. It doesn’t come in a fancy bottle, doesn’t have ingredients you can’t pronounce (or have never even heard of), and is super cheap — but it’s the results it garners that makes it liquid gold. Almost 3,500 Amazon customers have left the toner a perfect, five-star rating, raving that it totally changed their skin, from evening out complexions to clearing up acne. Thanks to all the attention and love it’s been receiving from shoppers, it’s actually become Amazon’s number one best-selling skincare product — a feat not easily achieved, considering how much skincare is available on the retail giant’s site.
If you’re wondering what toner actually does (you’re not alone!), it’s meant to be used after you wash your skin to sweep away any lingering impurities, prep your pores for any moisturizers or serums you want to use, and generally treat your skin with whatever essential ingredients are in it.
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I use this witch hazel on my oily, acne-prone skin, and understand why so many other users are obsessed with it, too. It’s incredibly soothing, actually removes residual dirt and oil, shrinks my pores, aids in minimizing breakouts, and leaves me with an overall glow. Plus, I love that it’s alcohol free. Compared to every other face toner I’ve ever used — and I’ve used a lot of them, including the beloved
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“I have been using this twice a day for about a month now. After I cleanse my face I use a cotton round and apply it all over my face and neck. I noticed reduction in redness and spots within two weeks! Just last night my boyfriend asked ‘Did you already take your makeup off?’ I had just cleansed my face and applied my Thayers. When I told him so, he said ‘You look like you’re still wearing your makeup!’” one reviewer wrote. “As someone who has always had some issues with acne and uneven skin tone, the reduction in redness is a god send! Definitely worth the cost to try it if you’re even slightly intrigued by this product’s abilities.”
Customers use it for everything from removing makeup to treating redness and dry patches — some even claim they’ve seen a difference in their skin after just one day of use. So whether you have oily, dry, combination, or normal skin, Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel is sure to leave you radiant — and there’s thousands of reviews to prove it.