Witch Hazel Benzoic Acid Extracted

Price: $2.49
Witch Hazel Benzoic Acid Extracted

INCI: Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, distilled in the USA.
99.85% Witch Hazel Distillate, 0.15% Benzoic Acid

Description: Alcohol Free Witch Hazel Distillates (or Witch Hazel extracts) are clear, colourless botanical extracts prepared from the recently cut and partially dried, dormant twigs of the Hamamelis virginiana Linné plant. These distillates offer a variety of benefits for skin and personal care applications.

Observant Hindu, Moslem and recovering alcoholic clients may appreciate alcohol-free toners, after shaves and mouthwashes. Alcohol Free Distillates are particularly advantageous for applications that require the soothing natural astringent properties of Witch Hazel, where the use of alcohol is not appropriate.

Such formulations may include those with constraints in:
• Processing parameters – high surfactant, multi-phase, or high temperature products
• Product performance – foaming products, body washes, mousses, creams
• Marketing claims – alcohol free, “sting free,” and sensitive skin formulations

The most popular uses are for products where irritation or skin feel is of primary concern. Many customers specify distillates for treatment products including, anti-irritant products for sun care, wound care, children’s “sting free” products and other products where skin sensitization is an issue.

Applications:
• Sensitive Skin Formulations – Eye Creams/Gels/Serums, Shaving Creams
• Alcohol Free Formulations – Toners, Cleansers
• Treatment Products – Wound Care, Sun Care, Eye Care

Common Uses: One of nature's best astringents, there is probably no better tonic or toner for skin care preparations. It is frequently used in products like after shave lotions, where it shows mildly styptic properties as well as helping to reduce razor burn and swelling through its cool soothing sensation. In skin care Witch Hazel can be used as toner or in place of a cleanser. It is particularly beneficial for oil and problem skin through its more gentle properties.

I like to combine witch hazel with flower water (hydrosol) to make customized, wonderful smelling toners and refreshing spritizers.

Sold by the 100ml.

This is the bulk price without a container.
You will need to bring in your own bottle to the clinic or
buy a bottle here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/214
Reused amber glass bottles from the clinic cost $1 IF I HAVE ANY!

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