Take Your Skincare Routine to the Next Level
Skincare has grown exponentially in popularity, yet with this surge we see a greater amount of individuals attempting to mimic these routines and products at home. Some believe that DIY formulas are the way to go when trying to manage skin issues; however, it’s important for us all to remember that this isn’t always the best option. Instead of taking matters into your own hands, looking for over-the-counter solutions is often more effective and safer for achieving desired results.
While we would never advocate using lemon, honey and baking soda as a facial cleanser/mask, there is one ingredient that has been consistently recommended by both experts and do-it-yourselfers: Witch Hazel.
Rich in antioxidants and astringent properties, the powerful plant known as Witch Hazel (or Hamamelis Virginiana) has been used for centuries to help heal a myriad of skin issues; from mosquito bites to breakouts, inflammation to sensitivity. Originating in North America and Japan, this versatile ingredient is derived from leaves, bark and twigs–all distilled together into its liquid form that we know today. If you’re uncertain how or where you should incorporate this natural remedy into your life—we’re here to guide you.
How to Use It
Witch Hazel is a potent ingredient, however it can be overused and cause dryness. While we don’t suggest its use in isolation, adding Witch Hazel to our top-of-the-line formulas can drastically enhance their performance when trying to treat specific skin problems.
Witch Hazel is a renowned solution for treating and clearing acne. Its calming properties help to reduce redness and inflammation, while its astringent qualities tackle bacteria that can lead to blemishes as well as an excessive amount of oil on the skin. Our favorite products are tailor-made for those with acne or oily skin rely on Witch Hazel’s powers.
- Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Refining Serum
- Luzern Laboratories L’Essentials Micro-Exfoliant
- Olga Lorencin Skin Care Deep Detox Facial in a Box
- Murad Refreshing Cleanser
If you’re looking for a short-term anti-aging solution, Witch Hazel is your perfect choice. Through the power of tannins which constrict and shrink skin cells, it helps give your complexion an almost instant smoothness that can be seen right away. You can find this amazing ingredient with other powerful anti-aging solutions in different formulas. Here are just a few:
- 100% Pure Flower Water Toner
- Replenix Treatment Pads 10
- Soleil Toujours Cocofleur Antioxidant Hydrating Mist
- HydroPeptide Clarifying Toner – Balance Control Pads
If you struggle with hyperpigmentation, then you understand how difficult it can be to find an effective treatment. For this reason, we advise to not rely on just one single ingredient alone as a solution – instead, opt for products which have multiple active ingredients in order to give yourself the best chance of success. Witch Hazel is included in all three of these serums:
Witch Hazel is the ideal ingredient to include in treatments for discoloration, available in three different levels of strength. No matter your desired outcome, there’s a perfect concentration of Witch Hazel created just for you.