I bought a witch hazel facial lotion last week. I have acne-prone skin and my doctor said that witch hazel with reduce breakouts and help the pimples heal faster. I used the lotion a few times and it did dry out my pimples. But I've stopped using it because of the scent. Witch hazel has a distinct scent to it. Some people like it and others don't. I don't like it. It bothers me.