By Kristin Limoges

Published on March 27, 2018

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Illustration by Phuong Nguyen

Amazon can giveth (info), Amazon can taketh (hours of your free time), but no one can deny that the legion of users and commenters can make or break a product on the site. For good reason, too: Most commenters have useful insights into their experiences with a product, helping you in your decision in purchasing or staying away.

But where the commenters can really shine is bringing notice to a little-known product, taking something from underground to cult-status, with a couple thousand passionate reviews. So while searching hours on end on Amazon, we were blown away by one specific product, which has still maintained its underground status, while quietly receiving nearly 11,000 positive reviews and a 4.5 rating. We’re talking, of course, about Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner.

First off, do you need a toner? Toners are wonderful for all skin types. They can remove contaminants on the surface level, balance skin’s pH, and give a much-needed hydration boost. Or they can majorly dehydrate and irritate skin—based entirely on the ingredients list. And usually a toner with alcohol in it is not your friend; it’ll lead to long-term lack of hydration. Thus, an alcohol-free toner is preferential. And exactly where Thayers toner comes into play.

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This flower-powered formula restores dry skin and gives a dewy, glowing complexion (sold!). Then the witch hazel extract controls oil production, while also soothing skin and reducing redness. And lastly the Vitamin C strengthens cells, and fades blemishes and scars. All in all, a super-powered toner, available for $6.99, with one-day Prime delivery for subscribers. Sold! (And bonus points because it smells like a bouquet of fresh roses, which is just so lovely.)

Don’t believe us? The reviews speak for itself. Here’s what one 5-star review by MariaC said:

“I can’t say enough great things about this product!!! I love it! I love everything about it… I love its effectiveness, I love how it feels on my skin, how it smells and how it cleanses my face. Great product, I keep purchasing this over and over and over and over again. It doesn’t dry out my skin but leaves it fresh and soft and I love that its all natural and alcohol free.”

Have a product on Amazon you swear by? Or got swayed into one from commenters? Tell me about it!

 

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