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Witch Hazel

Aug 29, 2016 0 Comments
Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

 

TreeActiv knows that natural remedies are the way to go for effective and long term beauty results. We strive to create products that make you feel great, look great, and look forward to how you will look down the road. We don’t use chemicals or artificial ingredients in our products. One of the ingredients we value a lot is Witch Hazel. This potent water does a lot of wonderful things for your body. Read on to learn about them!
 

Witch Hazel - What Is it?

  • Witch Hazel comes from the Witch Hazel shrub, which has two varieties - American, which blooms in Autumn, and Asian, which blooms in winter.

  • Witch Hazel (for beauty purposes) is the astringent water extracted from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch Hazel shrub.

  • Witch Hazel is considered an astringent - its properties help fight excess oil, and leaves you with a healthy glowing complexion.

  • Witch Hazel has the unique ability to tighten skin, making it great for eliminating under eye bags and other skin sagging.

  • Witch Hazel fights inflammation, which makes it great for acne irritation and even razor burn.

  • Witch Hazel has anti-microbial properties, which naturally fight against bacteria that causes acne.

 

Why Do We Use Witch Hazel In TreeActiv Products?

Witch Hazel can be found in many medicine cabinets and has been used throughout America since before Europeans first discovered the New World. It has a long history as an anti-microbial, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizer. When combined with select ingredients, Witch Hazel proves a strong ally for acne treatment.
 
Witch Hazel grows naturally, and in abundance, and is easy to cultivate with a minimal impact on the environment. Its anti-microbial properties help to battle conditions caused by bacterial infections, including certain types of acne and dandruff. Its anti-inflammatory properties are a result of its antioxidant nature and has been shown to reduce the effects of aging. Overall, it’s an amazing ingredient and we value how it helps us achieve these things and more, naturally.
 

Which TreeActiv Products Contain Witch Hazel?

 

Some Fun Facts about Witch Hazel:
  • Witch Hazel was used by Native Americans. They would boil the stems of the shrub and condense the steam to produce a useable liquid.

  • Witch Hazel can help stop bleeding when applied to minor scratches and scrapes.

  • Witch Hazel has also been used to treat chicken pox, soothe effects of poison ivy, and aid in the healing of bruises.

  • A mouthwash that contains pure Witch Hazel has been shown to aid in healing damaged gums.

  • Witch Hazel mixed with aloe vera has been known to be especially helpful for soothing sunburns.

  • Witch hazel is also effective with soothing itchy skin from bug bites.

 

TreeActiv Witch Hazel Health Benefits