Ingredient of the Week – Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel


What is itl?  Witch hazel is a flowering plant in the Hamamelidaceae family and it grows naturally in North America.  Native Americans have been using this ingredient for many years for medical purposes and daily uses.  It is known to help with healing of sores, bruises, reduction of swelling, insect bites and skin irritations.

What are benefits for your skin when using witch hazel?  The leaves bark and twigs contain tannins. When it is applied to skin, it works for anti-itch, pain, swelling, inflammation and skin injury.  Witch hazel has a variety of good effects on skin as it can be used on sensitive skin with eczema or psoriasis and help with various conditions such as itch, swelling and inflammation.

Why did we select it to be used in Apothederm Skin Care products?  This is a great ingredient for skin care products and is often used in toners or astringents.  It is a natural ingredient with good history of being beneficial for skin.

Apothederm Skin Care products with this ingredient included:

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