Witch Hazel Water: Soothe

Ayurvedika Skincare Witch Hazel Water

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Witch hazel has been cherished for years for its astringent, anti-inflammatory, and healing attributes. Its cooling and healing characteristics are potent.


Witch hazel, or Hamamelis virginiana, is a shrub indigenous to eastern North America. The bark and leaves of this plant are used in various preparations, such as witch hazel water. 

Its Richness

Witch hazel is a potent anti-inflammatory thanks to its gallic acid content, and it has known astringent properties that can help reduce the size of pores. This ingredient can also soothe skin rashes, reduce dark circles under the eyes and decrease puffiness.


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Ayurvedika Skincare Organic Ingredients Quick Info Witch Hazel Water

Ayurvedic Ancient Wisdom

Witch hazel can be specifically beneficial for Pitta skin, as its use can soothe, hydrate, and cool. A toner with witch hazel water in it is calming and can be advantageous for all three Doshas.

Its Benefits

  • Soothes irritated, red, and itchy skin
  • Powerful antioxidant qualities due to its flavonoid levels
  • Its catechin tannins content neutralizes free radicals
  • Antiviral properties
  • Reduces general skin inflammation
Witch hazel water is safe in most applications, as long as it is used in moderation. Always do a patch test on a small section of skin before applying it to your face and body. There are not enough studies on witch hazel water’s side effects, but if you are allergic to witch hazel, check with your doctor before using witch hazel water.


You can find witch hazel water in our Nourishing Essence, as it´s great for everybody, from dry to acne prone skin. 
Witch hazel water is one of our organic ingredients due to its many beneficial properties, but mainly because it will make your skin great. If you don’t know your skin type, take our Dosha quiz or reach out to us and schedule a free online skin consultation, we can help you feel amazing in your own skin.
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