Witch Hazel Extract

Hamamelis virginiana

Astringent and prevents bacteria growth
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Witch hazel extract is ideal to maintain the skin clear, healthy and soothed, as it prevents bacteria growth while calming.



The common Witch Hazel is native to North America with oval, jagged leaves that look like the leaves of hazel plants (no relation). It is thought that this may be how witch hazel got its name.

The plant produces clusters of vivid yellow flowers in the autumn, appearing while the previous year's seed pods are reaching maturity. The pods contain two black and glossy seeds. Native Americans ate these, and collecting them can be an occupational hazard. When ripe, they explode from the shell.

The leaves branches and twigs are collected at various times throughout the year. They are dried, blended with alcohol for tinctures, or steamed for distillates. Witch hazel extract is distilled from the twigs and bark of the witch hazel.

It is added to various skin care products for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.

Witch Hazel Extract can be found in these products
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Witch Hazel Extract can be found in these products
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