Witch hazel (Physalis Hamamelis water), is the distillate of the leaves of the Witch hazel, the Hamamelis Virginiana. It is a natural toner that soothes and protects your skin.
Witch Hazel has an astringent effect on the pores, which makes it harder for bacteria to penetrate and thus reduces the risk of acne. It is also popular for its anti-inflammatory properties and is suitable for soothing sensitive skin.
Witch hazel can be used:
- If toner: After cleansing your face, you can apply witch hazel as a toner via a cotton swab. It is best to do this before applying an oil, serum or make-up.
- Against inflammation and acne. Apply a few drops of witch hazel directly to the inflamed skin.
Note: Witch hazel is best used no more than four times a week.