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A natural gentle skin toner derived from a time honored Native American formula. Now people with sensitive skin have an Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner, with a fresh, cooling, fragrance free Natural Aromatic Cucumber Extract.

* 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 or soft pad to cleanse, soften, refresh and moisturize skin. Use anytime throughout the day as a softening refresher.

Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Certified Organic Filet of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Certified Organic Vegetable), Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (made from Certified Organic Witch Hazel), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract

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.

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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4.5

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (5)
  • Leaves clean feel (5)
  • Balances skin (4)
  • Not greasy (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive skin (4)
    • Combination skin (3)
    • Daily use (3)
    • Oily skin (3)

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    4.0

    It's good.

    By loweyuyu

    from Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    • Smells Like Real Cucumber

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Thayers® Cucumber Witch Hazel:

        Use it after washing my face.
        Skin feels smooth and comfortable.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Flesh & Clean Feeling!

        By madachi

        from Manhattan, NY

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        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Thayers® Cucumber Witch Hazel:

          I use this product after washing my face in the morning and night. Also, I use it whenever my skin feels oily. It is gentle and doesn't dry out my skin so I can use it everyday. It smells like a real cucumber and doesn't leave too strong of a smell after you apply. I have also purchased rose scent before but I think I like cucumber scent better.
          Only downside is that when I was using the rose scented one it started smelling like a rotten water after month or so:( (I kept it in the room temperature during summer.) Now, I keep the bottle in my fridge and it feels great especially in this hot weather!

           
          4.0

          Great for sensitive skin!

          By CARLINA.RUIZ

          from Salt Lake City, UT

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Dry Skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Thayers® Cucumber Witch Hazel:

            This has a great smell to it and does not smell like straight alcohol like other toners do. This does not irritate my skin it leaves my face feeling smooth and smelling great! I will definitely buy another one when im out!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very good

            By pennypan1010

            from Chicago, IL

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            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin

              Comments about Thayers® Cucumber Witch Hazel:

              I use this product every night after wash my face. It leaves my skin very clear without any harsh feeling. I think it is also good for combination skin because it can balance your skin.

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this stuff!

              By recrowe

              from Birmingham, MI

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              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Gets rid of acne
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Doesn't Remove Makeup

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Thayers® Cucumber Witch Hazel:

              I get acne and blackheads on my forehead, nose, and chin and I have very sensitive skin. I tried everything, including clinique products and proactiv. I use the cucumber witch hazel every morning and night on the areas where I get acne and I have not had a single pimple or blackhead since. I can also use it on my cheeks to balance my skin. It does not dry out your skin or make you flake. It's amazing! I would highly highly highly recommend this to anyone who has any kind of acne. However, you have to like the smell of cucumbers, because its a pretty strong smell.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              i love this product

              By fairypwncez

              from miami,fl

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              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Thayers® Cucumber Witch Hazel:

                I suffer from really sensitive skin everything use to irritate it but since I started using the cucumber witch hazel, my skin looks great I havent had any redness or breakouts.

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