20 July 2009

My Facial Toner

I haven't got great skin - you know like those you see on some women: flawless, glowing, blemish-free and yet strong enough to withstand the sun and cosmetics of various types and brands. Still, my skin isn't bad. But it's sensitive and can't take many brands of personal care products out there.

Over the years, I have tried, let's see - Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Shisheido, Loreal, Revlon, Olay, Origins - all with varying results, sometimes with breakouts and red blotches. And with the price of these "branded" lines, I can't say I'm happy with the results.

As we are currently experimenting with alternative natural ingredient brands (see my children's shampoo post), I have recently started using Thayers alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner that my hubby has ordered in. Now, witch hazel toner is not something new. It's been around for ages - I remember my Mom letting me try hers when I was a teenager. But these "old" products have steadily been overtaken by up-market trendy skin care brands backed by giant companies - more glamorous and "fashionable" to be seen using and buying these commercial brands at their glitzy counters in suitably upmarket malls.

But I am pleased to say that Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner has been good for my skin. No adverse reaction. It smells of ... roses. And after about 2 weeks of using it, my pores are noticeably smaller and my skin looks, well, more toned. I give it an A rating. More on other stuff I use, later.


  1. hi..i'm so interested on this product..can i know where i can get this?u can email me at mazurinmahamood@gmail.com.sg

    thanx a lot=)

  2. Hi,

    We do have Thayers® Alcohol-Free Toners :)

    Please kindly visit this link if you're interested: http://asiscollection.blogspot.com/

    Thank you & best regards,
    - FitRah -