Thayers Original Witch Hazel
One of the main ingredients in many aftershaves is witch hazel, often an alternative to higher concentrated alcohol. Witch Hazel does not pack the same punch that you get with that classic alcohol burn. I have found that if I am looking for a very neutral unscented aftershave, just using plain Thayers Original Witch Hazel as an astringent after shaving works great.
- Natural Botanical Skin Toner: Cleanses, tones, and moisturizes with witch hazel extract and filet of aloe vera
- Witch Hazel: proprietary extract contains 195% more tannins than competitors, tightens pores, controls acne and oil production,...
- Beneficial Tannins: mild antioxidant properties, reduces irritation, balances skin pH, clears skin
- Conveniently Sized: 12 ounce bottle
It is important to use something as an astringent after shaving, whether an aftershave splash, balm or the straight witch hazel. I have been finding that my sensitive skin feels better when I use either witch hazel or a splash after a cold rinse to get rid of any residual soap or stubble left on my face, before applying a balm or moisturizer. The witch hazel itself also leaves your skin feeling surprisingly soft. I’ve heard of some people applying with a cotton ball or pad but I just pour straight on my hands and use just like any other aftershave splash.
Thayers Witch Hazel has a very limited scent, so it works well pairing with other products. I like to use it after shaving with Mitchell’s Wool Fat Shaving Soap if I am not going for a specific smell or want to wear cologne later on. If you need a little more moisture after the witch hazel you can also use some Mitchell’s Wool Fat Hand & Body Lotion as a moisturizer.
There are many other scents that you can get from Thayers, or you can even make your own just by adding some essential oils if there is a specific scent you are after.
I highly recommend Thayers Witch Hazel.
Scent Quality = 5/5
Scent Strength = 5/5
Feel = 5/5
Subjective Overall Rating = 5/5
Ingredients: Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40-B (Natural Grain) 10%, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet of Aloe Vera, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Made from Organic Witch Hazel), Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance (Natural Witch Hazel), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citric Acid.
Made in USA.
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