Thayers Witchhazel?

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by StevieBoy, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. StevieBoy

    StevieBoy Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland.
    Just looking for a bit of advice on this.

    Can you get it in the UK?
    Do you use the alcohol free version?
    Use before or after an aftershave or do you leave the aftershave altogether?
    Are the various scents overpowering?
    Do you feel the benefit in using it?
    Any other brands worth trying apart from Thayers?

    Cheers everybody.
     
  2. N_Architect

    N_Architect Forum GOD!

    Location:
    ATH
     
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  3. StevieBoy

    StevieBoy Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland.
    Thankyou for the detailed reply.
    Much appreciated.
    Thayers has always interested me but never quite actually known when to apply it in post shave routine.
     
  4. N_Architect

    N_Architect Forum GOD!

    Location:
    ATH
    Very beneficial but in a sense uninspiring for some.
    Definitely something you need to try and have in stock together with your other after shaves.
     
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  5. culcreuch

    culcreuch Resistance is Futile

    Location:
    Wales
    Simple Facial Toner is a Witch Hazel Concoction ....... probably similar to Lucky Tiger without the scent. Really good ....and great value for Money!
     
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  6. ShaunWistow

    ShaunWistow WAWAW

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Great product & I use straight after shaving. Look at iHerb & LuckyVitamin
     
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  7. StevieBoy

    StevieBoy Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland.
    Thanks Shaun.
     
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  8. DeeCee

    DeeCee Veteran

    Location:
    Devon, UK
    Use Thayers after every shave. I have only used the no alcohol formulation. I've seen a boots tea tree and witch hazel which looks good too. I've also started using the Thayers after washing my face, before moisturising
     
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  9. StevieBoy

    StevieBoy Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland.
    Thanks culcreuch.
    Will have a look.
     
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  10. StevieBoy

    StevieBoy Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland.
    I've seen a brand on Amazon called Humphreys.
    Any experience with this one anybody?
     
  11. culcreuch

    culcreuch Resistance is Futile

    Location:
    Wales
    Have used it.....but it may be influenced by the pretty bottle.. It's good and so is Dickinsons....another American Company. I think that Thayers has a different manufacturing process which may be more acceptable to some. Apart from scent.....they are all similar. If you want to add your own EO.....you need the formulation which includes alcohol
     
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  12. R181

    R181 Grumpy old man

    You could always use just plain old Witch hazel post shave. http://www.lloydspharmacy.com/en/care-witch-hazel-200ml It does not have terrific scent but does the job as an astringent, tightens the skin, mild antiseptic, helps heal minor bleeding and makes skin less oily. Use it before an aftershave.

    The use of alum will do the same thing but you have to rinse it off after. Alum, being a solid, is easier to travel with.

    Bob
     
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  13. StevieBoy

    StevieBoy Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland.
    Thankyou for all of your advice gents.

    Ended up ordering Thayers Cucumber and also Rose Petal from iherb.

    Cheers again.
     
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  14. StevieBoy

    StevieBoy Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland.
    Arghh....order cancelled. Iherb didnt have their stock numbers up to date so none left and they don't have a date for restock.

    Ended up ordering Cucumber from the Bay........mmmm.......not sure.

    I'm always nervous ordering from the bay incase of fakes but see how it goes.
     
  15. I have used standard Witch Hazel for a long time as a post shave product, and find it excellent. I am yet to try Thayers, but if you just want to try standard Witch Hazel @StevieBoy it is readily available from many shops and pharmacies on the UK high street. It is normally fairly cheap as well. I like it as a traditional A/S splash alternative in the warmer months and use it with a balm in the colder months when my skin is dryer..it is beneficial for my skin in soothing and (for me) calming/preventing irritation.
     
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