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Witch Hazel is an alcoholic extract from the leaves, flowers and bark of the hamamelis tree. It contains a mixture of 85-86 % aqueous witch hazel extract and 14-15 % ethyl alcohol as a preservative. One of nature's best astringents, there is probably no better tonic or toner for skin care preparations. It is frequently used in products like after shave lotions, where it shows mildly styptic properties as well as helping to reduce razor burn and swelling through its cool soothing sensation. In skincare, Witch Hazel can be used as toner or in place of a cleanser. It is particularly beneficial for oil and problem skin through its more gentle properties.
INCI: Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water (and) Ethanol
Synonyms: Extract of hamamelis; Witch hazel distillates; Hamamelis extract; Winterbloom; Extract of witch hazel; Oils, Hamamelis virginiana
Uses: Witch Hazel Distillate can be used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes and contains more alcohol than actual Witch Hazel. It is an astringent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic and is an anesthetic. In cosmetics Witch Hazel Distillate is used commonly in products formulated for oily, acne and blemish prone skin as well as dry, mature skin, and anti-aging products. It is also used to cleanse the skin from oil and makeup and as an astringent and an aftershave due to its ability to reduce swelling and razor burn because of its cooling and soothing sensation. It is applied to pimples, varicose veins and blemishes and can help to decrease puffy skin, bags under the eyes and pore size.
Witch Hazel Distillate can also be used for bedsores, insect bites, psoriasis, poison ivy or poison oak, bruises, hemorrhoids, sunburn and windburn.
Odor: Virtually odorless
Natural: Witch Hazel is produced from the bark and the leaves of the Witch-hazel shrub which is a North American shrub. It consists of a mixture of between 85-86% aqueous witch hazel extract and 14-15 % ethyl alcohol which exists as a preservative.
Shelf Life: 3 years
Storage Directions: Store in dry, cool, ventilated area in a sealed container. Store away from oxidizing materials, heat spark, acids, moisture, open flame and all sources of ignition.
Cautions: Avoid using near eyes or mucous membranes as it contains small amounts of alcohol. Do not use on broken skin. Stop using if it irritates the skin as it can cause minor skin irritation in some people. For external use only.
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