Witch hazel skin benefits are many, but you need to know what you’re getting before you make a purchase since not all witch hazel extracts are created equal. Witch hazel toners are the most popular products using this skincare ingredient, and below, we present the best on the market in addition to other witch hazel products for skin worth trying! We’ll list all of the best witch hazel toners, with our reviews so you can figure out which of them is best for you.
1. Belif Witch Hazel Herbal Extract Toner
This witch hazel toner clarifies and hydrates the skin with a blend of botanical extracts, including the start of this list, witch hazel. It helps to tighten the pores and combat redness without leaving the skin tight or dry. You can buy it from Sephora.
2. Korres Pomegranate Tonic Lotion
Witch hazel toners that also include salicylic acid are one of the best ways of keeping the pores clear and tight. This toner also includes pomegranate water, which provides some refreshing anti-oxidant protection to the skin. This mattifying toner includes a bit of alcohol, so keep that in mind if you have sensitive or easily dehydrated skin. It is available for sale at Sephora.
3. Glycolix Elite Treatment Pads 20%
This is a powerful exfoliant perfect for minimizing the pores while staving off signs of premature aging. In addition to a respectable quantity of witch hazel, it also includes 20% glycolic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, and anti-aging coenzyme Q10. It is great for weekly use for all skin types, except those with sensitive skin. You can order it online through Dermstore.
4. Murad Clarifying Toner
This is a somewhat gentler take on witch hazel toners, with a lot of skin-soothing ingredients meant to control the redness associated with acne. The witch hazel’s skin-soothing properties are boosted by the effect of calendula extract. Despite all this, it still contains some alcohol and is certainly intended for oily and combination skin. It can be purchased from Sephora.
5. Aveda Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist
The fun thing about this witch hazel toner is that it can be misted on the face for a quick and cooling effect. It contains cooling peppermint leaf water, and is a perfect formula for those with oily and combination skin. It is sold at Nordstrom.
6. Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner
This is one of the most soothing witch hazel toners on this list, because it’s completely alcohol-free and contains nothing but anti-inflammatory and soothing compounds. It eliminates redness and helps to prevent acne breakouts. If your skin is acne-prone but also easily irritated, look no further. If you’d like to try it, find it at Sephora.
7. Sanitas Skincare Brightening Peel Pads
These witch hazel skin care pads exfoliate and refine the skin to give it a glow, and render pores as tiny as possible. They feature a blend of glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acid, to break down dead skin with wipe. They are available for sale online through Dermstore.
8. Little Barn Apothecary Witch Hazel + Sage Gel Hydrator
This product is most easily compared to an anti-acne essence, as it is super lightweight and hydrating, and it gives the skin the perfect boost of soothing anti-inflammatories, including witch hazel and willow bark extract. You can buy it at Ulta.
9. Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner
This unique witch hazel skin care product starts off as a gel, and then transforms into a treatment water. This super gentle formula works for those with sensitive skin that is oily or acne-prone, to soothe their skin, mattify it, and allow acne breakouts to heal faster. In addition to witch hazel, it also contains marshmallow root and green tea extracts. It can be used both with or without a cotton pad. It is available for sale at Sephora.
10. SkinMedica Rejuvenative Toner
No matter your skin type, you cannot go wrong with this alcohol-free witch hazel toner. This is a very gentle toning formula that is rich in skin-soothing compounds, and it also contains my favorite humectant, hyaluronic acid, to keep the skin soft and hydrated. You can buy it online from Dermstore.
11. Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner
Even those with mature skin can enjoy the pore-tightening and anti-inflammatory witch hazel benefits, as long as they come in a well-crafted product. This is a toner that does the trick, while also fortifying the skin and boosting skin cell regeneration with a variety of anti-aging peptides. This is a hydrating formula that is completely alcohol-free. Find it for yourself at Sephora.
12. Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Face Toner
This is another fabulous option for all-natural witch hazel toners. In addition to witch hazel, it also contains skin-clarifying sage extract, along with other soothing and protecting botanicals. You can give this toner a try no matter your skin type. Pick it up at Ulta.
13. Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads
These anti-acne pads fight breakouts for those with oily skin in a few different ways. Witch hazel helps to eliminate the swelling and redness of breakouts, while salicylic acid unclogs the pores and prevent further damage. There is also a touch of anti-bacterial tea tree oil, so you know these pads mean business. They can be ordered online from Dermstore.
14. Glamglow Instamud 60 Second Pore-Refining Treatment
This is a speedy mask treatment with witch hazel that gets the skin energized. It totally clarifies and tightens the pores because it also contains kaolin and bentonite clays. It is a fabulous choice for all skin types, just don’t get scared when you notice the bubbling effect it has! It can be bought at Sephora.
15. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-in-One Cleanser With Toner
This cream cleanser can cleanse and tone all skin types, but it can be an especially nice way to enjoy witch hazel skin benefits if you have dry skin. It leaves the skin feeling clean yet hydrated, balanced, and with tighter pores. You can find it at Dermstore.
16. Son & Park Beauty Water
Somewhere between toner and micellar water is where this gorgeous product sits. It removes traces of makeup and helps balance the skin’s pH, without ever stripping the skin or drying it out. Quite the opposite, this formula is very hydrating, despite the respectable amount of witch hazel that helps keep the pores tightened. It is available for sale at Sephora.
17. Patyka Witch Hazel Floral Water Toning Lotion
One of the most powerful and best witch hazel toners, this beauty elixir contains 0% alcohol, but a high dose of witch hazel that tightens pores, removes blotchiness and boosts microcirculation. It perfectly tones the skin, bringing out its radiant, ultimately refined texture. You can find it for purchase online at Revolve.
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