Our pharmaceutical formulation of witch hazel gently cleans and refreshes skin without removing essential moisture. This exclusive multi-use formula temporarily relieves skin irritations due to minor cuts, scrapes and insect bites. Also useful to calm, cool and cleanse your face and body. Keep a bottle in your bathroom medicine cabinet, and one in your First Aid kit!
- 100% natural astringent for face and body
- Won’t dry like alcohol
- Contains no artificial fragrances or dyes
- Dermatologist tested and recommended
About Our Witch Hazel
Before making its way onto the shelves in various formulations for skincare and pharmaceutical use, witch hazel begins as a flowering shrub. Indigenous to the northeastern and central U.S., witch hazel or Hamamelis virginiana has many interesting features. Its horticultural designation, which means "together with fruit," reveals one: its fruit (a nutty seedpod), its flowers, and next year's leaf buds all appear on the branch together — a rarity among trees.
The alternative name "Snapping Hazel" hints at another: the tree ejects its seeds explosively into the air, insuring widespread propagation without overcrowding. And because it blossoms bright yellow in the darkening days of fall and winter, witch hazel is also called "Winterbloom."
Witch hazel is a small shrub that offers big value — an efficacious herbal extract with exceptional cleansing, soothing, and healing properties. Native Americans, who used witch hazel bark and twigs in many therapeutic applications, passed on their knowledge to early settlers. The settlers subsequently refined the process for extracting essential oils from the pulp material through a distillation process, producing the clear, all-natural liquid astringent that has become an American tradition.
T.N. Dickinson Facts
In the early 1800's the Reverend Thomas Newton Dickinson (T.N.Dickinson) produced the first commercially available witch hazel astringent. This pure, natural botanical extract was seen as a marvel of modern times for its wide array of uses and quickly became an American tradition that has continued to the present day.