Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

 

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Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water is an aqueous solution containing natural volatileoils obtained by the distillation of twigs, bark and leaves of Hamamelis virginiana. In the United States, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products.When used as an active drug ingredient, the established name is Witch Hazel.

Function(s): Drug Astringent - Skin Protectant Drugs; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous

Other names: Hamamelis Virginiana Water; Witch Hazel Distillate; Witch Hazel Water; Witch Hazel Water (Distillate)

Source:  EWG

Source: EWG

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Natural or synthetic?

Natural & Synthetic

What Is It?

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water and Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water are made from the plant Hamamelis virginiana. In cosmetics and personal care products, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water and Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water are used in the formulation of bath products, cleansing products, deodorants, hair conditioners, shampoos, skin care products, eye makeup and aftershave lotions.

Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?

In cosmetics and personal care products, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water and Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water function as a skin conditioning agents. They enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin and help to reduce flaking and restores the suppleness of skin.

Safety Information

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permits the use of Witch Hazel Extract (from bark, leaves, and twigs) as an astringent in Over-the-Counter (OTC) skin protectant and anorectal drug products. When used as an active ingredient in an OTC drug, the ingredient is named Witch Hazel. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) has deferred evaluation of Witch Hazel because the safety has been assessed by FDA. This deferral of review is according to the provisions of the CIR Procedures.

More safety Information: 

Link to FDA Code of Federal Regulations for Witch Hazel

More information about botanical ingredients.

Witch Hazel Water may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the general provisions of the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union.

Link to the EU Cosmetic Regulation: 
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/product_labelling_and_p...

 

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HNoéma Editor