Witch Hazel Liquid Extract | Essential Self Care
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Witch hazel has a long, impressive history as an anti-inflammatory plant extract, applied topically to the skin for toning, cleansing, calming and healing.
Derived from the leaves and flowers of the "hamamelis" tree, Witch hazel is one of nature's best astringents, meaning it's a cleansing agent that soothes your skin and reduces redness and inflammation.
Witch Hazel is a natural alcoholic extract from the leaves and flowers of the hamamelis tree. There is probably no better facial toner on earth than Witch Hazel.
It is also frequently used in products such as after shave lotions, where it shows mildly styptic properties as well as helping to reduce razor burn and swelling through its lovely, cool soothing sensation.
It can also be used to treat minor cuts, shaving nicks, insect bites and is effective for treating oily skin and acne, because it reduces the pours to help prevent bacteria from infecting the skin.
- Relieves skin irritations - redness, swelling and inflammation
- A perfect facial toner
- Helps treat oily skin and acne
- Alleviates scalp sensitivity
- Protects against skin damage
- Can help relieve Haemorrhoids
Treat Razor Burn: Witch hazel soothes skin irritated by shaving and closes the pores. By using witch hazel immediately after shaving, you can prevent those little red bumps you sometimes get after shaving. Apply witch hazel generously anywhere on the body where shaving irritation occurs.
Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Twig [Hydrosol] Extract, Alcohol
For external use only, do not ingest. Can cause allergic reactions: It may cause an allergic reaction in some people when applied to the skin. First try applying a small amount to a tiny patch of skin to see how your body reacts.
Witch Hazel can be used directly on the skin but we generally recommend only applying small amounts with a cotton pad. Keep in mind that Witch Hazel contains alcohol and that alcohol may destabilise your emulsion to some extent. This can be fixed with formula adjustments. This witch hazel contains around 14% alcohol so the alcohol content might only start being an issue in an emulsion if you plan on using 40% or more Witch Hazel in your emulsion.