Thayers Witch Hazel Astringents have long been a player in the beauty products industry, a testament to how well the product has served its users over the years. But it seems that it has only been out in Philippine drugstores for the last 2 years or so, well, that’s because this is an imported, American product.

At Watsons, you can get different variants of Thayers Witch Hazel alcohol-free toners in Lavender, Rose, Aloe Vera, and Cucumber variants that also offer the same care and natural ingredients that promise goodness for your skin.

What I would like to give a review on is for another amazing Thayers product which is the Lemon Astringent which I have used for over a month now and can confidently do a review on. It somehow is an underdog in popularity versus their other variants but it works just fine, rather, as great as its claims on the label.


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Indicated in the ingredients are plentiful of natural elements that make it great for everyday use on your skin. Which gives you the confidence and eagerness to use it because you know that it’s not going to be bad for you for longer continued use.

What I like about using this astringent, apart from it containing naturally derived components, is that you can visibly see the dirt transference on your cotton pad after gently running it over your face! To me, this hits the spot for what I look for in toners or astringents as I can see proof of the grime that was still on my face after washing up. This to me, really ensures that the product is really doing what it is designed to do. If you think otherwise, it is totally fine, so long as your skin looks good and glowing!

I have oily/combination skin with large visible pores. Toning down the appearance of my large pores, along with keeping a clean and pimple-free skin, has been easily achievable with Thayers Witch Hazel Lemon Astringent.

Lemons and other citric fruit acids can help absorb oil/sebum on the face and help fight bacteria, as well as how Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana Extract) can help soothe skin inflammation, which I guess is what makes this product really effective for my skin.

Here is why it works for me:

PROs (achieved claims)

  • Ideal for oily/combination skin
  • Moisturizes and does not dry your skin
  • Does not stin on application
  • I did not get any breakouts after the first week of use
  • Can mildly help tighten pores (Witch Hazel element)
  • Smoothens skin


  • Peso-wise, more expensive than other astringents (but it’s quite effective!)
  • Does not have a small variant
  • Not widely available in malls or stores
THAYERS® Lemon Astringent is like a tall glass of lemonade for your skin. This gentle astringent is derived from a time-honored formula, developed by Thayers to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and balance the pH level of skin. In addition to containing a blemish-fighting citrus blend and certified organic Aloe Vera, this unique, proprietary blend also contains certified organic, non-distilled Witch Hazel that’s grown exclusively for Thayers on a family farm in Fairfield County, Connecticut. By avoiding distillation of our Witch Hazel, we’re able to preserve the naturally-occurring, beneficial tannins, which are known to offer antioxidant and antibacterial benefits, and bring about a natural glow. Thayers elixirs have been a fixture in medicine cabinets for generations – once you use them, you’ll know why.


Get your Thayers Witch Hazel Lemon Astringent online or at a Healthy Options store near you!

I hope this helps you find the right astringent or perhaps toner that will help bring out the glow in you! Remember, it still greatly helps to eat healthily, have a good daily skincare routine and enough sleep to allow your body to repair through the night.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section. 🙂


Mom, wife, daughter and random things reviewer. Also a Content Writer & Admin Support Specialist.


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