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What’s In Your Skincare? Witch Hazel

… because it’s what’s on the inside of your skin care products that counts.

What is it?

Witch Hazel was first used by Native Americans as a one-stop remedy for inflammation, swelling and even tumors. Derived from the leaves, petals and bark of the Witch Hazel shrub, Witch Hazel Extract is used to treat skin conditions ranging from eczema and psoriasis to acne. It’s a natural astringent known primarily for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties in addition to its ability to topically treat minor cuts and scrapes.

A few of the many benefits Witch Hazel has been credited for:

  • Topically treats minor cuts, scrapes and bruises;
  • Calms inflammation and reduces swelling;
  • Soothes flaking and/or sunburnt skin;
  • De-slicks oily skin;
  • Helps hydrate dry skin;
  • Helps disinfect and clear problematic skin;
  • Helps tighten and firm skin;
  • Relieves dry skin by minimizing irritation; and
  • Reduces appearance of pores and visible signs of aging.

Why We Love It:

Few ingredients are as multi-purpose as antioxidant and astringent Witch Hazel (and it’s natural!).

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Author: Kimberly Yang

A 21-year-old blogger, sometimes freelance writer, and full-time business school student. Previously the fashion editorial intern for two boutique magazines and now here at Mario Badescu! I tend to be verbose, so I'll keep it as short and sweet as possible: I write and dance. A lot. Also pertinent: Aries, pescatarian, and lover of all things beautiful. I'll be honest when I admit that before MB, I simply washed my face twice daily and left it at that. But ask if I'm a skincare junkie now and I'll nod voraciously. I can never be without moisturizer, and the Vitamin C Serum makes my heart palpitate. And if by some miracle you haven't tired of me rambling about myself or the Vitamin C Serum and are curious for more, visit my Google+ page for more of my work.

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