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with Aloe Vera Formula
  • Gentle
  • Moisturizes
  • Vitamin E
  • Alcohol-Free Toner
Over 120 years ago, Rose Thayer, niece of Henry Thayer MD, developed an all natural recipe for extra soft, youthful looking skin. As she aged, many would comment on how she always looked 10 years younger than she was. Now, for the first time, her secret formula of Rose Petal water blended with Witch Hazel extract, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, is being made available.
  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Moisturizes delicate skin

"Rose's secret to looking 10 years younger...naturally"

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Apply with a cotton ball to cleanse or anytime throughout the day as a softening refresher.

Other Ingredients: purified rose water, Thayer's® Proprietary With Hazel Extract blended with purified water, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E Acetate, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Propylene Glycol, Methyparaben, Polysorbate 20, Natural Fragrance

No Animal Testing, Expeller-Pressed and Hexane-Free.

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product it you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Avoid eye contact. If contact occures, rinse with water.

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Health Notes

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Hemorrhoids
Dose:

Follow label instructions

Frequently applying a product that contains witch hazel, an astringent herb, may help reduce symptoms.(more)
Wound Healing
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Witch hazel can be used topically to decrease inflammation and to stop bleeding.(more)
Eczema
Dose: Apply 10 to 20% herbal extract two to three times per day
A cream prepared with witch hazel and phosphatidylcholine has been shown to be effective in the topical management of eczema.(more)
Wound Healing
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Witch hazel can be used topically to decrease inflammation and to stop bleeding.(more)
Cold Sores
Dose: Apply a cream containing 2% extract six times daily for three to eight days
Witch hazel has been shown in one study to reduce the size of cold sores and the spread of inflammation.(more)
Canker Sores
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Witch hazel is an astringent herb that can be used as a mouth rinse to soothe the pain of canker sores. The herb contains tannins that can bind up fluids and possibly relieve inflammation.(more)
Cold Sores
Dose: Apply a cream containing 2% extract six times daily for three to eight days
Witch hazel has been shown in one study to reduce the size of cold sores and the spread of inflammation.(more)
Varicose Veins
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Witch hazel may be applied topically to treat varicose veins.(more)
Menorrhagia
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Astringent herbs such as witch hazel have been traditionally used for heavy menstruation.(more)
Menorrhagia
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Astringent herbs such as witch hazel have been traditionally used for heavy menstruation.(more)
Crohn's Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Witch hazel is a tannin-containing herb that may be helpful to decrease diarrhea during acute flare-ups and has been used for this purpose in traditional medicine.(more)
Hemorrhoids
Dose:

Follow label instructions

Topically applied astringent herbs have been used traditionally as a treatment for hemorrhoids. A leading astringent herb for topical use is witch hazel,1 which is typically applied to hemorrhoids three or four times per day in an ointment base.

References

1. Wichtl M. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1994, 268-70.

Wound Healing
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Comfrey has anti-inflammatory properties that may decrease bruising when the herb is applied topically.1 Comfrey is also widely used in traditional medicine as a topical application to help heal wounds.2Witch hazel can also be used topically to decrease inflammation and to stop bleeding.3 Native Americans used poultices of witch hazel leaves and bark to treat wounds, insect bites, and ulcers.4Horsetail can be used both internally and topically to decrease inflammation and promote wound healing.5

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 115-6.

2. Weiss R. Herbal Medicine. Gothenburg, Sweden: Ab Arcanum and Beaconsfield, UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988, 342.

3. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 231.

4. Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985, 221.

5. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 150-1.

Eczema
Dose: Apply 10 to 20% herbal extract two to three times per day

A cream prepared with witch hazel and phosphatidylcholine has been reported to be as effective as 1% hydrocortisone in the topical management of eczema, according to one double-blind trial.1

References

1. Laux P, Oschmann R. Witch hazel -Hamamelis virgincia L. Zeitschrift Phytother 1993;14:155-66.

Wound Healing
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Comfrey has anti-inflammatory properties that may decrease bruising when the herb is applied topically.1 Comfrey is also widely used in traditional medicine as a topical application to help heal wounds.2Witch hazel can also be used topically to decrease inflammation and to stop bleeding.3 Native Americans used poultices of witch hazel leaves and bark to treat wounds, insect bites, and ulcers.4Horsetail can be used both internally and topically to decrease inflammation and promote wound healing.5

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 115-6.

2. Weiss R. Herbal Medicine. Gothenburg, Sweden: Ab Arcanum and Beaconsfield, UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988, 342.

3. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 231.

4. Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985, 221.

5. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 150-1.

Cold Sores
Dose: Apply a cream containing 2% extract six times daily for three to eight days

The proanthocyanidins in witch hazel have been shown to exert significant antiviral activity against herpes simplex 1 in the test tube.1 In a double-blind trial, people with acute cold sore outbreaks applied a topical cream containing 2% witch hazel bark extract or placebo six times a day for three to eight days.2 By the end of the eighth day, those using the witch-hazel cream had a pronounced and statistically significant reduction in the size and spread of the inflammation when compared to the placebo group.

References

1. Erdelmeier CA, Cinatl J Jr, Rabenau H, et al. Antiviral and antiphlogistic activities of Hamamelis virginiana bark. Planta Med 1996;62:241-5.

2. Baumgartner M, Kohler S, Moll I, et al. Localized treatment of herpes labialis using hamamelis special extract: a placebo-controlled double-blind study. Z Allerg Med 1998;74:158-61.

Canker Sores
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Historically, herbs known as astringents have been used to soothe the pain of canker sores. These herbs usually contain tannins that can bind up fluids and possibly relieve inflammation. They are used as a mouth rinse and then are spit out. None of these herbs has been studied in modern times. Examples of astringent herbs include agrimony, cranesbill, tormentil, oak, periwinkle, and witch hazel. Witch hazel is approved by the German Commission E for local inflammations of the mouth, presumably a condition that includes canker sores.

Cold Sores
Dose: Apply a cream containing 2% extract six times daily for three to eight days

The proanthocyanidins in witch hazel have been shown to exert significant antiviral activity against herpes simplex 1 in the test tube.1 In a double-blind trial, people with acute cold sore outbreaks applied a topical cream containing 2% witch hazel bark extract or placebo six times a day for three to eight days.2 By the end of the eighth day, those using the witch-hazel cream had a pronounced and statistically significant reduction in the size and spread of the inflammation when compared to the placebo group.

References

1. Erdelmeier CA, Cinatl J Jr, Rabenau H, et al. Antiviral and antiphlogistic activities of Hamamelis virginiana bark. Planta Med 1996;62:241-5.

2. Baumgartner M, Kohler S, Moll I, et al. Localized treatment of herpes labialis using hamamelis special extract: a placebo-controlled double-blind study. Z Allerg Med 1998;74:158-61.

Varicose Veins
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Although witch hazel is known primarily for treating hemorrhoids, it may also be useful for varicose veins.1 Topical use of witch hazel to treat venous conditions is approved by the German Commission E, authorities on herbal medicine.2 Application of a witch hazel ointment three or more times per day for two or more weeks is necessary before results can be expected.

References

1. European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy. Hamamelidis folium (Hamamelis leaf). ESCOP Monographs on the Medicinal Uses of Plant Drugs. Exeter, UK: ESCOP, 1997.

2. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, TX: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 231.

Menorrhagia
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Cinnamon has been used historically for the treatment of various menstrual disorders, including heavy menstruation.1 This is also the case with shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris).2 Other herbs known as astringents (tannin-containing plants that tend to decrease discharges), such as cranesbill, periwinkle, witch hazel, and oak, were traditionally used for heavy menstruation. Human trials are lacking, so the usefulness of these herbs is unknown. Black horehound was sometimes used traditionally for heavy periods, though this approach has not been investigated by modern research.

References

1. Leung AY, Foster S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics, 2d ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996, 168-70.

2. Ellingwood F. American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1919, 1998, 354.

Menorrhagia
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Cinnamon has been used historically for the treatment of various menstrual disorders, including heavy menstruation.1 This is also the case with shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris).2 Other herbs known as astringents (tannin-containing plants that tend to decrease discharges), such as cranesbill, periwinkle, witch hazel, and oak, were traditionally used for heavy menstruation. Human trials are lacking, so the usefulness of these herbs is unknown. Black horehound was sometimes used traditionally for heavy periods, though this approach has not been investigated by modern research.

References

1. Leung AY, Foster S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics, 2d ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996, 168-70.

2. Ellingwood F. American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy. Sandy, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1919, 1998, 354.

Crohn's Disease
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Tannin-containing herbs may be helpful to decrease diarrhea during acute flare-ups and have been used for this purpose in traditional medicine. A preliminary trial using isolated tannins in the course of usual drug therapy for Crohn's disease found them to be more effective for reducing diarrhea than was no additional treatment.1 Tannin-containing herbs of potential benefit include agrimony (Agrimonia spp.), green tea, oak, witch hazel, and cranesbill. Use of such herbs should be discontinued before the diarrhea is completely resolved; otherwise the disease may be aggravated.

References

1. Plein K, Burkard G, Hotz J. Treatment of chronic diarrhea in Crohn disease. A pilot study of the clinical effect of tannin albuminate and ethacridine lactate. Fortschr Med 1993;111:114-8 [in German].

Parts Used & Where Grown

Although native to North America, witch hazel now also grows in Europe. The leaves and bark of the tree are used in herbal medicine.

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Ratings and Reviews

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Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Moisturizing (18)
  • Gentle (17)
  • Smells great (17)
  • Leaves clean feel (14)
  • Not greasy (14)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (16)
  • All skin types (12)
  • Sensitive skin (12)
  • Combination skin (8)
  • Dry skin (8)
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5.0

very nice

By 86165520

from ca

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Pros

  • Balances Skin

Cons

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      Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

      very nice
      I love it
      I will buy it again

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love it

      By nursejamieg

      from Albany New York

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      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

        love it

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        lovely

        By alissaappiah

        from San Jose, CA

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        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Doesn't Remove Makeup

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

        I love this product. I use it after I've gotten out of the shower and after I wash my face, which is when my face gets super dry.
        It really does leave my skin feeling super soft and it smells so lovely. it doesn't really remove makeup but I just use it for when my skin needs refreshing

         
        4.0

        Good

        By shanshan.alicia

        from Blackwood, NJ

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        Pros

        • Moisturizing
        • Smells Like Fresh Roses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

          I use this product both in the morning and at night before applying lotion. After using this toner, my skin feels so fresh and soft.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Soothing and refreshing

          By aka_monnie

          from Chicago, IL

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          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

            I use this product day and night after I wash my face. It leaves my face refreshed. I have acne-prone skin and I also often get blemishes. I've been using it for 2 weeks and already see an improvement in all areas. I've used different astringents in the past and this is my favorite so far. It won't work miracles and obviously your results will vary.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good

            By wona00

            from WI

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            Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

            Good smell.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            very good product

            By tang19882011

            from sacramento,CA

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            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

              this product smells great!!! use aloe vera as a face mask and put this on a cutton pad on the top of the mask for 15 mins, my skin just so great. i love this product!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very nice.

              By cspevetz

              from Detroit, Michigan

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              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

                Great value. Product works and smells nice. Best toner I have ever used.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Smell!

                By nancy.zhou28

                from Golden, CO

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                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

                  I've used this product for only two weeks. I have very sensitive skin. I'm not sure if it irritates my skin or not. I feel it a little bit hot on my skin, however compared to other products, the first time experience for this product is the best already.
                  It smells great! Romantic feelings from the rose flavor. It's not greasy at all.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  absolutely my favorite toner!

                  By since1739

                  from Shanghai, China

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                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Removes Make Up Residue
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Thayers® Rose Petal Witch Hazel:

                    This is an awosome product! I use it as the first step of skin care routine every morning and evening. The most amazing part about it is the moisturizing effect. Even the cotton pad i use with it in the morning will stay moist till the night.It can also remove make up residue after cleanser, and leaves the skin clean, balanced and moisted without greasy. And it smells natural and refreshing. It works for all skin types and all seasons. Perfect product with low price. I farewelled all expensive branded toners since i first tried this one, Have recommended to many friends.Try it,you won't regret!

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