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Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract

Also-called-like-this: Witch Hazel Leaf Extract


The extract created from the leaves of the hazelnut-bush-like-magic-tree, commonly called Witch Hazel. We have gone into detail about Witch Hazel in cosmetic products here (it's astringent, soothing, antioxidant and antibacterial), but the important part to know about the leaves is that they contain much, much less active components than the bark. In fact, it contains hardly any tannins (only 0.04%) and the most active component in the leaves is the antibacterial gallic acid

Too many tannins can be very astringent and irritating to the skin, so this is not necessarily a bad thing. Even the small amount of active components in the leaves seem to give it nice soothing, astringent, and antibacterial properties

You can read much more about witch hazel here

Show me some proof

  • Wang, Huafu, Gordon J. Provan, and Keith Helliwell. "Determination of hamamelitannin, catechins and gallic acid in witch hazel bark, twig and leaf by HPLC." Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 33.4 (2003): 539-544.

Products with Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract

Goodal Ampoule Mist Witch Hazel Needs Face Sabonete Gel Divine Derriere Glycolic Acid 20% Resurfacing Pads Glow Lab Facial Toner Ole Henriksen balancing cucumber face mist Proven SkinCare Hola’S Custom Cleanser Art Naturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum Bliss What A Melon Replenishing Watermelon Toner Elementlabs Ultra Bright Facial Serum Vitamin C Enzborn Aloe Vera Premium Gel Mario Badescu Witch Hazel And Rosewater Toner Mario Badescu Witch Hazel Toner Petitfee Koelf Madecassoside Clarifying Body Spray Pixi Glow Tonic Facial Toner Pond's Oil Control Puca Pure & Care 2% BHA PEELING Serum skinsolve Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum Bassa Hydrin Hyaluronic Crema Día Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Step 1 Health & Beauty Dead Sea Minerals Micellar Cleansing Gel 3 In 1 Face Eyes Lips Hidramais Fluido De Limpeza Purificante Luxcrime Aurora Serum Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion So Fresh So Clean Bubbly Baking Soda Cleansing Wipes vegetable beauty Iluminating Eye Serum 2Sol Sunhan Salgyeolsu Water Toner Alpyn Beauty Plantgenius® Creamy Bubbling Cleanser With Fruit Enzymes & Ahas AlumierMD Neck & Décolleté Firming Cream BE THE SKIN Botanical Pore Toner BE THE SKIN Purifying White Waterful Toner Bel clinic Agent Tonic COSRX One Step Green Hero Calming Pad Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo Nourishing For Dry Hair Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Earth Rhythm Phyto Clear Oil Free Moisturiser Earth Rhythm Phyto Gel With Centella Asiatica & Horsetail Extract Nip+Fab Salicylic Fix Spot Patches PS Clear+Cool Facial Moisturiser Proactiv Step 2 Toner Revolution Skincare Pick-Me-Not Blemish Patches Revuele Witch Hazel Toner With Centella Extract Skin&Lab Red Serum You are the princess Bubble Mask Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging Alcohol-Free Toner CÉLETEQUE DERMOSCIENCE ™ Advanced Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Ultra Hydrating Cleansing Oil Dermoskin Acnegun Revitalizing Tonic Dr. Althea Essential Skin Conditioner Silk Mask Druide Soothing Toner ESPA Balancing Herbal Spafresh Jill Stuart Keep & Oil Control Setting Mist