Before I officially replace my current toner which has been working for me for years, I believe it deserves a post. (I’m still using it! Still my HG Toner.)
For the past 5 years, I’ve been religiously using Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel as my toner. Definitely my HG. Washing my face never feels completely clean if I don’t use it.
I’ve tried other toners before such as Clinique (also works for me but I find it pretty expensive because I’m a cheapskate), Nieva Visage Refreshing Toner (made my skin itchy) and Mary Kay (also works for me, but hard to find and slightly pricey, too).
The only toner that really produced results for me is Dickinson’s Witch Hazel.
I came across this brand when I was still active in GirlTalk. People were raving about it. They were saying that every time they go to the store to buy it, it was always out of stock because it was so in demand! I got so intrigued that I had to try it out for myself.
It definitely does what a toner should do. Cleans your face of the dirt and oil that your facial wash wasn’t able to and tones your face, making your pores more refined. And for some reason it brightens (not lighten) up my face even if it doesn’t have any whitening agents.
What I didn’t like at first though was the smell. It took some time getting used to. I keep telling people it smells like tequila! And boy, do I hate the smell of tequila. (Makes me remember the nights that I couldn’t remember, hehe) But eventually I got used to it.
And ever since, I’ve been using Dickinson’s Witch Hazel toner.
Until now. I *might* replace it soon with another brand. I started using the new brand today but I’ll give it a week to see if it’s good enough to replace Dickinson’s. (This toner is still the best! I went back to it, after a month of using another product.)
If you’re interested in trying Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel, it is available in any Healthy Option branch. Remember to get the YELLOW variant because the blue one is used mainly as an antiseptic. :)
Let me know if it works for you!