Ingredient Breakdown: Witch Hazel
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Witch hazel is a power-packed plant that soothes an assortment of skin irritations. From rashes to acne, witch hazel is a powerful, yet gentle, ingredient that calms irritations without feeling the burn.
The ingredient: Witch Hazel
Also known as: Hamamelis virginiana plant
Quick take: Treats acne, bug bites, blisters, inflammation, and many more irritations.
Claims to fame: Witch hazel is found in just about everything from facial toner to after-shave The most common use for witch hazel is for skincare as its strong antioxidant properties are ideal for killing the bacteria that lives within your pores—gross, we know! You can also find witch hazel infused products in a variety of over-the-counter beauty and medicinal products such as shaving cream, shampoo, and nail treatments, just to name a few.
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