The All-In-One Beauty Miracle Under $10

I love taking care of my skin. It’s a very important part of my morning routine. In fact, I don’t even feel fully human in the mornings before I give a little love to my skin. My routine usually consists of cleansing, masking (2 times a week), and moisturizing. I love to try new products and brands, and, in fact, one of my hobbies is researching interesting, inexpensive, and clean beauty products to try.

But if I had to pick only one beauty product, the all-in-one magical thing that would provide my skin with all the protection and nourishment it needs, my pick would have to be witch hazel. Haven’t heard of it before? Witch hazel is a type of plant that can be found in North America and certain parts of Asia, and it has been used for many years as part of a natural skin care routine. To make the clear liquid that one usually finds in beauty products, leaves and bark from the plant are used.

Witch hazel’s impressive properties provide the skin with many benefits, from cleaning the skin’s pores to helping reduce acne and even healing the skin from blisters and bug bites. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties also play a helpful role in rejuvenating your skin (yes, please!). This makes it the perfect weapon against harsh daily toxins that come into contact with our skin.

You can use this precious liquid for Do-It-Yourself recipes such as cleansers and moisturizers. You can also use witch hazel in place of your toner in combination with your cleanser and moisturizer. But honestly, if you want to go simple and practical, you can apply witch hazel daily using a soft pad or cotton ball, and call it a day.

Witch hazel can come pretty much unscented for those who aren’t fans of fragrant beauty products. But you can find brands like Thayers that offer lightly-scented options, like my all-time-favorite Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner. This formula even adds aloe vera as a bonus ingredient, which is another super skin nutrient!