The witch hazel plant, from which witch hazel extract it derived, is a
small shrub that is indigenous to North America and grows naturally across
Canada and the USA. Native Americans have long used witch hazel extract for
medicinal purposes. The
leaves and bark from the witch hazel plant are high in tannins, a natural
astringent, that can dry and tighten skin tissue, tighten pores and remove
excess oil. Its ability to fight bacteria further helps maintain clear skin.
Rich in antioxidants (thanks to the tannins), witch hazel can limit the
production of free radicals, which are known to damage the skin. Combined, these
properties work to give your skin a youthful looking glow. Witch hazel窶冱
astringent, anti-irritant, and surface numbing properties allow it to pull the
irritation out of insect bites, sunburns, sore muscles, and more. With soothing
and anti-inflammatory properties, it has long been used to reduce swelling and
help repair broken skin.
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