THE VERSATILITY OF WITCH HAZEL

Witch hazel

THE VERSATILITY OF WITCH HAZEL

PRETTY FACTS
Botanical name: Hamamelis virginiana
English name: Witch hazel
Skin types: Suitable for all skin types. Especially revitalises mature and damaged skin. 
Indications:

– Mild injuries.
– Inflammations.
– Redness, rashes, rosacea.
– Eczema and psoriasis.
Effects:
Acts as a potent anti-oxidant.
– Very effective anti-inflammatory and astringent.
– Stimulates circulation and keeps small blood vessels in good condition.
– Offers a cooling sensation.
– Reduces swelling.

WITCH HAZEL HYDROSOL aka HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA DISTILLATE
Witch hazel hydrosol is a product of the steam distillation of witch hazel leaves, bark and twigs. The witch hazel blooms in autumn and winter, when other plants go into a state of dormancy, or winter rest. While blooming the hazel looks like a big bright yellow bouquet. Witch Hazel Hydrosol contains between 5% to 12% tannins, flavonoids, and catechins, to act as anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants, astringents.

“Hamamelis reduces rosacea and redness by strengthening and tightening small veins.”

WITCH HAZEL AS AN AFTERSHAVE
Witch hazel hydrosol disinfects and has an astringent effect, making wounds heal faster. These beautiful effects make this hydrosol ideal as an aftershave.

WITCH HAZEL AS A FACIAL CLEANSER/SPRAY
Beautiful for mature skin as it fades wrinkles and gives smoother skin.
Lovely for tired skin because it gives a boost.
Very nice for damaged skin as it stimulates circulation and speeds up skin recovery.
Wonderful for redness, rashes and rosacea, as it strengthens small veins and lightens the complexion.
Good for eczema and psoriasis, as it inhibits inflammation, and soothes and calms itching.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING HAMAMELIS HYDROSOL
This hydrosol is often sold with a percentage of perfume. These variants are best left aside as perfume can cause skin irritation. So look for the real, original, true hamamelis hydrosol. I have gathered some gems for you.

Hamamelis-hydrosol – Druantia – 200 ml – 9 euro

Biological hamamelis-hydrosol – Chi – 150 ml – 22,50 euro