Organic Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, is a natural extract distilled from the leaves, twigs, and bark of Witch Hazel trees that grow in the USA. Our organic witch hazel contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% ethanol which makes it more soothing and less drying than the alcohol heavy varieties often found in local drugstores.
Although there has been a lot of anecdotal information about the benefits of witch hazel over many generations of use, the research is mixed.
Witch Hazel, an effective herbal extract with good cleansing, soothing, and healing properties, has been used for over a century for a variety of skincare products. It contains tannins that have natural astringent properties. If applied to the skin it is reported to help ease itching, inflammation, insect bites, minor burns, acne, and calm other skin and scalp irritations. The toning and constricting effect of the tannins may be drying for some.
It is also purported to help unclog, refine, and tighten pores by removing everyday dirt, oil, and impurities. Since it not only controls oily skin but also helps balance skin production, it may good for all skin types.
Buyer Beware: Be careful when purchasing commercial Witch Hazel in the drugstore. Commercial Witch Hazel extracts often contain more alcohol than actual witch hazel. If you have experienced overly dry skin when using store-bought witch hazel--this could be the reason.
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