I like using a toner after washing my face — it keeps my skin even and blemish-free. The one problem I have found, though, is that most toners include alcohol, which can be extremely drying in the wintertime. I would end up with unwanted flakes that were anything but cute. That's why I was thrilled to discover Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner ($8). The alcohol-free formula is a bestseller at Amazon; it keeps my skin clear without stripping it of moisture.
The product has more than 10,000 reviews, and a whopping 81 percent of customers give it five stars. People claim that it helps with a multitude of problems including acne, dark spots, the appearance of pores, and hydration. The soothing toner includes rose-petal water, vitamin E, and witch hazel extract.
The tannins in witch hazel extract act as a natural astringent, so they remove excess oil from skin without depleting skin of moisture. The rose water also helps to quench your face, plus it smells amazing. Basically, this liquid is pure magic.