05-06-2015, 07:37 PM
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Alright does anybody use this? If so likes vs dislikes! What flavor do you like? And would this be more beneficial than rose water toner? I think I am going to need a bigger shave den.....hahahahahaha 24

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 05-07-2015, 04:27 AM
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  • jtmke
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I use original thayers  SWMBO stole the lavender for herself. 

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 05-07-2015, 04:59 AM
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I bought the unscented and liked that. It seemed slicker than the Wal-Mart brand.

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 05-07-2015, 01:52 PM
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  • N8Julo43
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Thayer's Cucumber is amazing stuff. I may have a huge rotation of soaps, brushes, razors, and aftershaves, but Thayer's is my only item that is used with every shave. The Cucumber scent is light and refreshing. I don't think I could ever get tired of it.

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 05-07-2015, 02:21 PM
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  • kav
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Dickenson's was the stuff older members grew up with. It was VERY pungent and inexpensive. A few years ago it briefly vanished from store shelves. It quickly returned at 2x the price and greatly diluted. It's a nice alternative but I refuse to accept reformulations of any stripe that
think product loyalty is so easily abused. 

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 05-07-2015, 05:20 PM
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I recently acquired a bottle of Thayers Lemon WH. The scent is very mild and and fades quickly. It also contains Aloe Vera and is one of the few Thayers with alcohol. 

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 05-07-2015, 06:03 PM
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I use the original and like it really well. It may be the only constant in the rotation. 

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 05-07-2015, 06:28 PM
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I have and use both the original and the Cucumber with Aloe. Great stuff!! 

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 05-07-2015, 06:37 PM
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  • lfs70
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I've used cucumber, lavender and rose scents, they all work great and the scent is fairly lite and dissipates quickly.
Good stuff.


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 05-07-2015, 06:42 PM
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(05-07-2015, 06:28 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: I have and use both the original and the Cucumber with Aloe. Great stuff!! 

I use Thayers every shave.  If you want it stronger, mix with drug store witch hazel because it usually has a higher WH concentration.  

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 05-07-2015, 07:29 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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Original with Aloe.

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 05-07-2015, 07:50 PM
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I have the Thayer's Rose and Medicated. I liked them both but once I got Eau De Emeraude I haven't really used anything else. Medicated is a pretty great aftershave actually, has a bit alcohol in it and some camphor I think. 

Since I've gotten into skincare though, I've learned that witch hazel isn't the best for your skin, there is a lot more you could be doing for it in the post shave. But I still love witch hazel and alcohol based aftershaves so I'm not stopping any time soon. 

http://www.paulaschoice.com/cosmetic-ing...itch-hazel

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 05-08-2015, 06:06 AM
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I like the non-alcohol Lavender one.  I used to have the cucumber one but I didn't really like the scent.  Its a little sharp of a cucumber scent, not a more "melon-y" scent.  Good thing (or bad since I like the lavender scent a lot, its not floral more herbal) is that it doesn't last long.

Now that its warming up, I like having this stuff on hand as a moisturizer, mid-day splash refresher, and for any sort of topical application, like treating any rashes and stuff.  

As for that Paula's choice link, I don't know how helpful it is.  Its main contention as to why witch hazel is poor for skin is that witch hazel is generally distilled in alcohol (and that the alcohol remains even after distillation) and that often witch hazel's fragrance contains eugenol, both irritants.  However, Thayers' witch hazel is not distilled and at least in the lavender version, the fragrance is natural lavender, which does not contain eugenol.  

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 05-08-2015, 03:32 PM
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I recently started using their aftershave Witch Hazel.  I've used the others (astringents) and found them effective but the aftershave has a nice combo of alcohol, witch hazel and aloe and the concentration is stronger than their "astringents".  I use it after my cold water rinse and after it has dried sufficiently I apply a scented aftershave lotion or balm.

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 05-08-2015, 04:24 PM
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(05-07-2015, 02:21 PM)kav Wrote: Dickenson's was the stuff older members grew up with. It was VERY pungent and inexpensive. A few years ago it briefly vanished from store shelves. It quickly returned at 2x the price and greatly diluted. It's a nice alternative but I refuse to accept reformulations of any stripe that
think product loyalty is so easily abused. 

For a long time, E.E. Dickinson had a manufacturing plant in Essex, CT, the town next door to where I grew up.
Here's a fun New York Times article from 1985:

http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/11/nyregi...d-way.html

The Essex plant (I can remember the sign) was shut down in 1997.

Sorry to hear about the reformulation.

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 05-09-2015, 12:11 PM
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Just picked up a bottle of the non alcohol with lavender.  So far I really enjoy it - about a dozen shaves with it.  

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 05-15-2015, 06:20 PM
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I use Thayers after every shave. I think it has very good healing properties so if you have any irritation it heals very quickly. I can't use alum as it irritates my neck. I like the alcohol versions, lemon and peach. Thayers has a sample set on their website. 

https://www.thayers.com/

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 05-16-2015, 07:40 AM
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I use it too and not just as an aftershave but also as a toner sometimes. I have the Lavender and love it. Will try the rose next and then the others. 

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 05-17-2015, 02:14 PM
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  • freddy
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I once got a sampler pack from Thayers so I could try all the different scents and formulas.  I enjoyed them all.  However, the standouts for me were the lavender, rose, and cucumber.  The cucumber is fantastic on a hot day.

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 05-17-2015, 02:45 PM
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(05-07-2015, 04:59 AM)EJaggerMan Wrote: I bought the unscented and liked that. It seemed slicker than the Wal-Mart brand.

I have added a couple of drops of glycerin per ounce to the store brand witch hazel.  For me this makes it much better.  YMMV.  

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