Butterfly Project School Chapter 1 : Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner [REVIEW]

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Assalamualaikum and hello!

When I was on the hospital bed earlier in October, I received a call from Nationwide Express, saying that they were standing in front of my rented house to deliver my parcel. Since I won't be back until a week later, I just had to stay calm and patient, wondering what parcel could it be~

The day arrived when I was finally able to pick it up at Nationwide's office. I couldn't contain my excitement upon seeing the box inside, it's the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner
Thanks to The Butterfly Project for selecting me to be one of their student for Butterfly Project School, and thanks to Natta Cosme too for sponsoring us the toner to be reviewed :D 
Lets see what's inside the pretty box ey? 
I really appreciate the fact that Natta Cosme did some personalization like writing our names on the box, on the card and including extras like the cards in an envelope, sparing us an excellent pack of cotton puffs and letting us try a sample pack of the famous Egyptian Magic Cream. Oh, we got a fortune cookie like thingy too, but it is in a medicine capsule :D how creative!
The cotton puff stated above is no ordinary puffs that leave cottony residue on your face. I personally have used them with the toner and it rocks! They stick together in one piece, they're not messy or thin like the ordinary cotton puff and they're very soft to my skin ^_^
Retails at RM9.90 for a pack of 222 cotton puffs
I yet to try the Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, but I just wanna show you what Natta Cosme team did to make the entire box content exciting to me :D
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream
Retails at RM5 for 3ml
Now we have come to the star of this post, 
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner 
Retails at RM45 for 335ml
my bottle of rosy goodness!
Product Background
This toner is a USA product, and before it was known around the globe it has been in the Thayers' family for generations. Rose Thayer, the  developer of this toner's recipe was always said to look 10 years younger than her actual age, and her secret is the toner itself! Later on, it was commercialized and everyone can now look 10 years younger like Rose Thayer :D
transparent bottle & content so that users can read the description from behind
My fist impression on the product was, HOW ON EARTH AM I GONNA FINISH THIS TONER? hihi, true, the bottle is freakin big and it contains 335ml worth of toner inside! In fact, this is the biggest bottle of toner I ever encountered in my entire life. See, I put Thayers toner next to L'oreal toner for a comparison. Before this I thought the latter was the biggest, boy I was wrong!
Product description: Made of extract from the Witch Hazel shrub (Hamamelis Virginiana) and a blend of other time-tested ingredients – THAYERS® Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Formula Astringents and Alcohol-Free Toners are soothing, natural treatments that cleanse, tone and soothe your skin. THAYERS® are the only Witch Hazel products made of non-distilled extract from the Witch Hazel shrub maintaining the highest levels of therapeutic tannins.

Ingredients : Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance (Natural Rose) Hamamelis Virginiana (THAYERS® proprietary un-distilled Witch Hazel) Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate.
Why you should go for Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera toner?
  • Alcohol free
  • Paraben free
  • Propylene Glycol free
  • Un-distilled witch hazel (with all the beneficial natural tannins)
  • Moisturizes
  • Cleanses
As for its practicality, you can see that the bottle is big, so it is not really suitable to be carried around in your handbag. It also can take up much space in your toiletries bag/luggage. Love it too much and can't live without it? Here's a solution for you ;) Go to Daiso, Watson, Guardian or SaSa and buy travel size bottles for skincare ^_^ There are many types of it available, with normal round cap, spray cap or pump type, so you can choose at ease!
I also don't have a problem with the cap of this toner's bottle. Since the toner is watery-like, Thayers is thoughtful enough to ensure the dispensing hole made to a small size so that it won't be a total mess in case of spilling. 
I have been using this toner for 2 weeks, and I have some very interesting experience to share with you guys. At first the toner stings, and my face felt 'hot' upon application. I saw other Butterflies experiencing the same issue too, but I decided it was nothing. Over the next few days, the stinging sensation recedes, and now it does not hurt my skin at all. Why it stung at first? Err, I also don't have an answer for that :p

Oh one more thing, I really love the rose scent of this toner! It makes me feel alive and high-spirited early in the morning, and when I use it after cleansing my face in the evening, the smell made me feel relaxed ^_^ well, I love roses so yeah :p
Sorry I don't have a picture of the cotton pad after wiping the toner on my face. I learned from Mywomenstuff through Love4Beauti (my lecturer must be proud of me for applying citation method in this blog post!!) that when applying toner to your face using a cotton pad :
  • if the cotton pad turns brown : your makeup is not thoroughly removed, please change your cleanser coz it's not working well
  • if the cotton pad turns grey : caused by dead skin cells
Since I'm using Bifesta Sebum Makeup Remover (for oily skin) and it works beyond excellent in removing my makeup, I only found my cotton pad grey after wiping the toner on my face, yeayy!

Overall, I love Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner ^_^ Though I started with a slight confusion as it stings/gave my skin a mild burning sensation, it turned out okay up till now. I can now feel my skin has become smoother and less dull than before, must be the magic from Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner :D

I really recommend you guys to try Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner. Apart from the economical size and price, it does work wonders on my skin, and I trust it will work just the same with you too, or even better ^_^ who knows, right? I think my bottle is enough to last me at least a year. Poor my other toners, I think I have to be fair in rotating the use :p macam kahwin empat pula nak kena be fair
As a token of appreciation, Natta Cosme is so generous to give us a RM5 discount upon any purchase above RM50 from their shop :D just key-in LOVEBT during your check-out process ya, don't forget! Be quick and make your purchase before January 15th, 2014 okay?

Again, thanks a lot to The Butterfly Project Malaysia and Natta Cosme for trusting me in testing and reviewing this wonderful Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Toner. Hopefully I'll make the cut for the consecutive chapters of Butterfly Project School ^_^

The Butterfly Project Malaysia-Beauty Bloggers

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  1. Woww the small notes in the pill is so unexpected ! hahaha Great review babe !

  2. yeah it was fun too, very unexpected and thoughtful they are at Natta Cosme ^_^ thanks for visiting Sarah :)

  3. I just started today using the thayers rose petal..and I experience the same thing, my face feel stinging and 'hot' at first application..now I'm in dilemma should I or shouldn't I use it tomorrow... -_-

    1. hi there :) I still feel the same sometimes till now whenever I use it but it doesnt affect my skin surface or condition at all so, I think maybe you should give it a few tries before you decide to continue or to quit. As for me, it does not give any proven bad reaction to me so I keep using it :)


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