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Witch Hazel is an alcoholic extract, used as an astringent or toner, containing approx 14% ethanol. It is derived from the Hamamelis tree, usually extracted from the leaves, flowers and bark. It has a cooling effect, can can help reduce swelling. Witch Hazel is especially useful for oily and problematic skin.
It may be used for anti-acne skincare products, toners, tonics, facial cleansers, after shave lotions and gels. Witch Hazel can help stop bleeding from razor nicks (anti-hemorrhagic), and can also help reduce razor burn and swelling.
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