One of our much loved ingredients is in full bloom now and at its best – Witch Hazel. Take a look around you – you’ll be surprised where you will see some Witch Hazel trees.
Witch Hazel plays an effective role in our skincare products because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. This is the effect of tannins that close skin pores preventing bacterial infections and help our skin to be better protected against external agents. It has an astringent effect that helps to tighten blood vessels, reduce swelling and bacteria.
Its not only a Hero ingredient in skincare, it is great to treat a variety of ailments including cuts, burns, insect bites, skin wounds, nappy rash and hemorrhoids.
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water is obtained from the steam distillation of twigs, bark and leaves of the witch hazel plant.
My Grandma loved Witch Hazel and you would often find branches with the flowers on in vases instead of cut flowers around the house. The best results come with ingredients that have stood the test of time.