Sunday, November 6, 2011

T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel

I'm back! This time I'm here to review a cheapie fave of mine, T.N. Dicksinson's Witch Hazel.

The product is essentially witch hazel extract in alcohol. I use it as a toner to remove excess oil and prep my skin for moisturizing. The alcohol strips away oil and the witch hazel soothes skin and reduces inflammation. I am acne-prone and have used other astringents in the past, but witch hazel is my favorite. It doesn't dry out or irritate my skin, but gently grabs all the oil and grime my cleanser didn't catch. Some people use witch hazel as a makeup remover, but the alcohol vapors can sting eyes. Personally, I use a separate eye makeup remover.

You can find witch hazel at almost any drug store or grocery store for under $5 (I usually find it in the first aid aisle). I buy the T.N. Dickson's brand, but there are lots of other offerings out there. A company called Thayer's offers their witch hazel in a ton of scents - Cucumber, Lemon, Peach, Rose Petal...the list goes on! They also offer an alcohol-free version, which substitutes water for the alcohol.

Hope you enjoyed! Have a good weekend!

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