What Is Witch Hazel?
A shrub with vibrant yellow flowers, the witch hazel plant is native to North America, though it is now cultivated more widely. So, why is witch hazel good for skin? Rich in antioxidants and tannins, which have calming anti-inflammatory properties, witch hazel skin care helps to reduce puffiness and soothe blemishes.
As well as reducing the appearance of blemishes, one of the main benefits of witch hazel is its ability to help protect skin against damage. Antioxidant-rich tannins form a protective barrier, helping to prevent inflammation-causing particles from getting into the skin.
How To Use Witch Hazel For Skin
If you want to know how to use witch hazel on the face, there are several ways to incorporate it into your routine. Though it can be applied neat as an extract, a witch hazel toner or serum is the most popular way to use witch hazel for acne.
Gentle and soothing, this natural clarifier is suitable for all skin types. Witch hazel is particularly effective at treating blemishes when used alongside salicylic acid, which is why you’ll often see both of these clarifying ingredients in our Clear Skin range.
Our Clear Skin Willow Bark Pure Pore Toner is a calming and hydrating witch hazel toner, enriched with kombucha prebiotics, aloe vera polysaccharides and argan stem cells. Use morning and night after cleansing for a complexion that appears balanced and refreshed.
Key Benefits Of Witch Hazel
- Minimises appearance of pores
- Reduces appearance of blemishes