FOCUS ON SUBSTANCES
WITCH HAZEL – HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER
It is not for nothing that the small winter-flowering bush is called witch hazel: with it, everything is unusual, not only the blossom period, but also its healing substances. The indigenous peoples of North America gained witch hazel extract for medical purposes by cooking twigs and leaves up. The substances of the witch hazel extract act astringent, circulation-enhancing, healing, purifying and improve the skin structure. The purifying, slightly antiseptic witch hazel water is gained by means of steam distillation from fresh leaves and branches.
ALOE VERA – ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Aloe vera is a succulent plant native in temperate tropical regions, which has always played a major role in traditional healing practices. The gel obtained from the leaf tissue has proven antioxidant properties, stimulates collagen production and has soothing, healing and nurturing effects at the same time. The complete range of substances has even a positive influence on inflammatory processes and has a moisturizing, softening effect on the skin.
BERGAMOT – CITRUS BERGAMIA PEEL OIL EXPRESSED
Bergamot is one of the oldest citrus species mentioned in the scripts. The flesh has a very sour taste, and the most valuable component is the fragrant, stimulating and mood-lifting essential oil in the skin. It is gained by cold pressing and has, additionally, not only the asset of having a pleasant scent, but also of being anti-inflammatory.
Bisabolol is the anti-inflammatory substance of camomile oil, has an antimicrobial effect and is effective against many bacterial toxins.