Witch Hazel is an FDA approved Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for Skin Protectant and Anorectal Drug Products for Over-the-Counter (OTC) human use.
Witch Hazel has a long history of use for medicinal applications dating back to the Native Americans. After centuries of process and product refinement, this timeless natural astringent continues to power many of the world’s leading personal care products both as a natural active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) or base. In either role it is ideal for the treatment of minor skin irritations, minor cuts, scrapes and anorectal treatment products.
Further, Witch Hazel also offers great value as part of formulations for personal hygiene products where skin sensitization and dryness are of primary concern. Unlike other ingredients such as surfactants and detergents which may cause irritation when used to remove dirt, oil and impurities, Witch Hazel is able to gently cleanse and purify delicate, damaged or irritated skin while continuing to soothe and refresh.