Organic Witch Hazel Glycerol Extract


What does this mean?

Inci: Glycerin, Aqua, Hamamelis virginiana Bark Extract

An extraction of organic witch hazel bark in organic vegetable glycerin giving a combined astringent and humectant in one product.


A clear, yellow to brown extract from organic witch hazel using organic glycerin as the method of extraction.
This means that there is no preservative in this ingredient although a suitable preservative should be used when it is combined into a product.
It has the faint smell of witch hazel.
The individual materials that make up Witch Hazel Glycerol Extract (Organic) are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng)


Skin Care
Most commonly thought of as an astringent, it is excellent for oily and combination skin as the glycerin content helps to keep the skin moisturised.
Use in products for all skin types, including acne prone skin and problem skin.
It is a good choice to use in deodorants.
Very refreshing to use in aftershave toners and spritzes.
Effective in cleansers for all skin types as it is cooling and soothing.
Hair Care
No specific hair care use but it will tone a greasy scalp with its astringency.
Use at 3% to 6%.
It is safe to use at higher amounts but there is a possibility that the end product may feel a little sticky.
Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only blends.
Already contains glycerin so there is no need to add any more.
Once opened do not leave the cap off the bottle whilst you are working and after use, squeeze some of the air out of the bottle to reduce potential oxidation and seal tightly.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Protect from freezing and direct sunlight.


As it is often used in oily skin creams and lotions, combine with low freezing point oils like Hazelnut oil to help oily skin behave more like normal skin.

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