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Witch Hazel Hydrosol
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Witch Hazel Hydrosol
CAS #84696-19-5

Our Witch Hazel Hydrosol (aka Witch Hazel Distillate) is a product of the steam distillation of Witch Hazel leaves and stems.  It has a delicate herbaceous fragrance with subtle floral and fruity notes. Witch hazel Hydrosol contains between 5% to 12% tannins, flavonoids, and catechins, to act as anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants, astringents. Hamamelitannin and hamamelose are strong anti-inflammatories and astringents, while proanthocynanins are potent anti-oxidants up to 20 times stronger than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E. Gallic acid, a flavonoid, is a good wound healer as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

For all skin types, the proanthocyanins stabilize collagen and elastin and work as very good anti-oxidants, while the other constituents work as anti-inflammatories. It can be used in lotions, gels, and other treatments for cellulite or varicose veins to act as a venous constrictor that reduces tissue swelling while offering a cooling sensation. It can act to reduce swelling in eye care products, such as gels.

For oily hair and skin types, it’s an excellent inclusion at up to 20% in cleansers, toners, gels, and moisturizers to act as an astringent and anti-inflammatory that reduces redness.

Traditional uses include treatment of burns, hemorrhoids, eye irritation, bruises, and redness as well as deodorants and after shave products.

Key Benefits

  • Acts as a potent anti-oxidant
  • Very effective anti-inflammatory and astringent
  • Acts as a venous constrictor
  • Stabilizes collagen and elastin
  • Offers a cooling sensation
  • Reduces swelling


Applications

  • Facial products, including serums, gels, light lotions, and masks
  • Facial products for oily and acne prone skin, including cleansers, toners, gels, and moisturizers
  • Eye care products to reduce swelling
  • Excellent for toners and products for oily and acne prone skin
  • Cleansing products, such as body washes, shower gels, and facial cleansers
  • Hair care products intended for oily hair and scalps
  • Skin care products for varicose veins and cellulite
  • After sun products for its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. 
  • After shave products for cooling and anti-inflammatory properties as well as a reduction of redness.

As with all our hydrosols, we preserve our Witch Hazel Hydrosol, in this case with Leucidal Liquid, a mild, natural preservative. Although preserved with a natural preservative, it is for external use only.


Usage Rate:
Can be used up to 100%

Origin: USA
Parts Distilled: Flowers & stems
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Appearance: Clear, water-like liquid
Solubility: Soluble in water
pH as Supplied: 3.8
Preservative: Leucidal Liquid
Storage: Room temperature. Protect from microbial contamination.
Shelf Life:  12 Months, if stored in a cool, dark place

INCI: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate

Natural Vegetable Source


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