Witch hazel, also called winter bloom, is a flowering shrub native to the forest margins, woodlands and stream banks of eastern North America.

Witch Hazel has significant antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, which can destroy skin bacteria such as Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Witch hazel is a fantastic natural remedy for skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema. Moreover, the catechol tannins in witch hazel help remove excess oil from the skin, making it effective at treating blackheads and other blemishes caused by an accumulation of dried sebum in the pores.