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What are the benefits of Witch Hazel for the skin?

What are the benefits of Witch Hazel for the skin?

Witch hazel hydrosol is the ally of blemished skin due to its astringent, purifying and sanitising properties. What are the benefits of witch hazel for the skin? Which type of skin is witch hazel suitable for? We provide all the information you need to know about the benefits of witch hazel for the skin.

All you need to know about witch hazel.

The Witch Hazel, or Hamamelis virginiana, is native to North America. It belongs to the Hamamelidaceae family. A shrub that blooms in autumn, the Witch Hazel can grow up to 9 metres tall. Similar to the hazelnut tree, the Witch Hazel has fragrant flowers with 4 ribbon-shaped petals of bright yellow colour. The flowering period is from October to December. The word "hamamelis" comes from the Greek "hama" meaning "at the same time" and "melo" meaning "apple or fruit". It is the leaves that are harvested and used in various skincare treatments.

Witch hazel is traditionally used by physicians for its astringent and tonic properties. Indeed, it stimulates blood circulation and combats heavy legs.

What are the benefits of witch hazel for the skin?

Witch hazel hydrosol is used as a skincare treatment due to its soothing, softening, astringent and purifying properties. In skin care, it alleviates skin irritations as well as sunburn. A friend to sensitive skin, it soothes itching caused by irritations. Thanks to its astringent and purifying properties, witch hazel hydrosol tightens pores, softens the skin and aids in sebum regulation. It also fights against the appearance of blemishes. On oily skin, witch hazel hydrosol purifies and deeply cleanses. It combats the shiny appearance caused by excess sebum.

Rich in Vitamin P, witch hazel hydrosol promotes micro-circulation and invigorates the blood capillaries. This, in turn, helps to reduce redness on the skin.

Witch hazel hydrosol is suitable for all skin types, particularly combination to oily skin, acne-prone skin, and skin prone to irritation and skin redness.

How to use witch hazel hydrosol?

Cleanse and dry your face, then apply witch hazel hydrosol all over it, morning and/or evening. To do this, you can use a cotton pad or your fingers directly. Afterwards, moisturise your face with your usual serum or cream.

Our witch hazel hydrosol is obtained by distilling witch hazel leaves sourced from organic farming. It is made from 99.4% naturally derived ingredients. After each use, store the hydrosol away from light and heat. The hydrosol is typically sold in an opaque glass bottle to protect it from light.

Witch hazel hydrosol is suitable for all skin types, particularly blemished skin, sensitive skin prone to redness and irritation, as well as oily skin. Witch hazel hydrosol purifies the skin and tightens the pores due to its tannin content. It also promotes micro-circulation. It should be applied to the face daily before serum or face cream.

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