Ingredient focus: Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a powerful plant with many healing properties. It is often used in alternative medicine; it’s leaves and bark are made into ointments and teas. There are a few species of witch hazel and they can be found in North America, Japan and China.

The plant is typically known for its ability to heal wounds, ease inflammation and soothe skin. It can also be ingested. Witch Hazel has anti-inflammatory properties too, meaning it is great to help fight acne. It acts as an astringent, meaning it makes tissues contract therefore minimising pores. A great product for oily skin! We highly recommend Krayna cosmetics, a vegan brand that we stock at Level 7 Beauty Hall. Why not try their AY3 Chestnut Anti Rouge Nourishing Cream - it contains witch hazel.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a product that can alleviate scalp sensitivity, look for one that contains witch hazel. It will help to ease redness, itching and tenderness. The herb is perfect if you are experiencing any dryness or a skin related condition such as eczema. If this sounds like you, then our Studio Botanic Hydrating Serum will be a great addition to your skincare routine.

Witch hazel is also rich in tannins, a natural plant compound with antioxidant properties. This means that it can help protect your skin from damage caused by potential radiation or harmful free radicals. If you’re looking to protect yourself from negative energy, too, then you should definitely buy our Blooming Blends Protective Facial Mist. It is a botanical sensory facial mist that helps to stimulate the senses and shield you against negative forces. It is made using a balanced blend of soothing essential oils and homemade flower waters to emotionally cleanse you and shield you from negativity. Or if you’re simply looking to relax your senses and settle any worries you may have, check out the Blooming Blends De-stress Facial Mist. All Blooming Blends facial mists come in a 50ml bottle, so they are easy to carry around with you!

Sources: Healthline, Blooming Blends, Krayna.