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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 Sway Repair Tonic (cucumber) – Balancing Face Toner Alpha-H Clear Skin Hydrator Aqua plus series Soothing-purifying Toner Divine Derriere Glycolic Acid 20% Resurfacing Pads Elizabeth Grant Wonder Effect Toner Elizabeth Grant Wonder Effect Toner Glow Lab Facial Toner Ole Henriksen balancing cucumber face mist Proven SkinCare Hola’S Custom Cleanser Trilogy Purifying Cleansing Toner doa kozmetik Cadı Fındığı Tonik innisfree Intensive Long-lasting Sunscreen Ex SPF50+ Pa++++ the Aubree Botanical Witch Hazel Toner Art Naturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum Bliss What A Melon Replenishing Watermelon Toner ELAN DASH Skin Barrier Intensive Moisture Serum EXEL Herbal Purifying And Toning Lotion Elementlabs Ultra Bright Facial Serum Vitamin C Enzborn Aloe Vera Premium Gel Las Rishis Tonico Ruchbah Piel Grasa Lidherma Hierbas LuvrePro Gel Concentrado Hidratación Extrema LuvrePro Serum Hialurónico Ultra Hidratante Main St Apothecary Ultra Bright Vitamin C Face Serum 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 Salcura Antiac Daily Face Wash Yes To Cucumbers Calming Toner nelly DEVUYST Peaux Grasses skinsolve Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum ALEX COSMETIC Herbal Super Lotion Bassa Hydrin Hyaluronic Crema Día Cemoy The Toner Differin Pore Minimizing Toner 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 Lumin Touchless Hydration Face Mist Luxcrime Aurora Serum Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion Mineral botanica Acne Care Toner Puca Pure & Care Witch Hazel Serum Seytu Exfoliante Facial So Fresh So Clean Bubbly Baking Soda Cleansing Wipes