WITCH Products combine natural skin treating conditioners. The Witch range of products has been created with a pure, cooling extract of natural witch hazel. These skin care products have been formulated to be light and oil free to gently work with and balance your skin to leave it feeling refreshed and healthy looking.
So whether you are looking for a cleansing product, a moisturiser to hydrate your skin or for something to deal with those problem breakouts, you will find it within the Witch range. All the Witch products have been dermatologically tested so that they are suitable for all skin types, but also ideal if you have oily or combination skin. Witch Hazel skincare is renowned for it's purifying and balancing properties, while helping to fight against breakouts and blemishes without over drying or stripping the skin. This natural range of skin care products is perfect for those with oily/ combination skin types, or for skin prone to acneatic breakouts.
Chemist Direct offer a range of Witch products including Foaming Face Wash,25 Cleansing & Toning Wipes, Skin Treatment Gel, Clear Pore Gel, Exfoliating Face Wash and the Witch Stick.
About Witch Hazel Skin Care
The botanical name for witch hazel is Hamamelis virginiana, which is taken from the Greek words "fruits" and "together". This is because the fruits and the flowers of the plant are present at the same time.
It grows on the East coast of America in a range extending from Nova Scotia, west to Ontario and south to Texas and Florida. Common witch hazel flourishes on shaded north-facing slopes, along fence rows, country roads and stony banks of brooks.
The plant is notable in that despite below freezing temperatures the delicate flowers still manage to bloom in winter.
Favorite of American Indians
Witch hazel extracts were widely used by American Indians as a medicinal plant. The bark was used by the Osage to treat ulcers of the skin, sores and tumors. The Potawatomi placed the twigs on the hot rocks in a sweat lodge to bathe and soothe sore muscles with the steam. The Mohegan's used boiled extracts of the leaves and twigs to treat cuts, bruises and insect bites.
A long history of use
The earliest works on American medicinal plants included witch hazel, primarily noting its use to treat eye inflammations, hemorrhoids, bites, stings and skin sores, diarrhea and dysentery, and many other conditions for which a plant high in tannins would produce