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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

Glow Lab Facial Toner Bliss What A Melon Replenishing Watermelon Toner Enzborn Aloe Vera Premium Gel Mario Badescu Witch Hazel And Rosewater Toner Petitfee Koelf Madecassoside Clarifying Body Spray skinsolve Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Step 1 BE THE SKIN Botanical Pore Toner BE THE SKIN Purifying White Waterful Toner COSRX One Step Green Hero Calming Pad Proactiv Step 2 Toner Skin&Lab Red Serum Druide Soothing Toner ESPA Balancing Herbal Spafresh Jill Stuart Keep & Oil Control Setting Mist Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm PureHeal's Centella Reviving Toner Tarte Sugar Rush™ Don’T Hate, Hydrate Oil-Free Moisturizer Cos De BAHA AHA Glycolic Acid 10% Serum HANHOO Bubble Up Peeling Pad Karuna Spot Melting Boost VENeffect Skin Calming Mist Wake Skincare Eye Gel e.l.f. Clarifying Booster Drops Beekman 1802 Light As Air Goat Milk Facial Mist Cos De BAHA AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner Medik8 Daily Refresh Balancing Toner Sidmool ACBYE Sulfur Pack Skinmiso Pore Corset Serum Acure Brightening Vegetable Peel (Chlorella And Kale) Cos De BAHA Vitamin C Serum Dmk Beta Gel Milk Makeup Matcha Toner Murad Age Reform Refreshing Cleanser The Jojoba Company Blemish Control Serum Apto Skincare Pomegranate Mask BE THE SKIN Botanical Nutrition Power Toner Bota Calming & Balancing Skin Toner Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion Claire-ity Vitamin C Serum With Hyaluronic Acid And Vitamin E Cos De BAHA Azelaic Acid 10% Serum Cos De BAHA Niacinamide 10 Serum Cos De BAHA Niacinamide 5% Toner Oh K SOS Cleansing Bubble Pads Soo'Ae Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask Goodal Water Full Moisture Sesderma Acglicolic S Gel Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Clarifying Sheet Mask Burt's Bees Skin Nourishment Gentle Facial Cleanser Maison bio Antiage Moisturizer 24H Action