Leonardi Laboratories Witch Hazel Organic
WITCH HAZEL 100% ORGANIC Natural Astringent (ALCOHOL FREE)
Witch Hazel is a distilled extract from the leaves, flowers and bark of the hamamelis tree. One of Mother Nature’s best astringents, there is probably no better tonic or toner for skin care preparations. It is frequently used in products like toner & 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 skin care Witch Hazel can be used as toner or in pace of a cleanser. It is particularly beneficial for oil and problem skin through its more gentle properties.
The leaves and bark of Witch-hazel Hamamelis virginiana may be used to produce an astringent, also referred to as witch hazel, and is used medicinally. This plant extract was widely used for medicinal purposes by American Indians and is a component of a variety of commercial healthcare products.
It's mainly used externally on sores, bruises, and swelling. Witch hazel hydrosol is used in skin care. It is a strong anti-oxidant and astringent. It is often used as a natural remedy for psoriasis, eczema, aftershave applications, ingrown nails, to prevent sweating of the face, cracked or blistered skin, for treating insect bites, poison ivy, and as a treatment for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It is found in numerous over-the-counter hemorrhoid preparations. It is recommended to women to reduce swelling and soothe wounds resulting from childbirth. (wikipedia.org)
Botanical name: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water.