Floral waters are a byproduct from the steam distillation of essential oils. They are also known as hydrolats. Floral waters can be added into skincare routines for refreshing and revitalising the skin. They contain all the beneficial essences of the plant from which they are extracted from. They are only different in that they are milder than the essential oils thus are more suitable for direct use on the skin and face.
Floral waters are slowly replacing toners which are necessary in skin care regimes since they balance the skin’s pH levels while brightening, cleansing, hydrating and toning it. But flower waters provide all of these benefits with even more unique properties of natural ingredients.
Witch hazel is a toner is produced from the distillation of the leaves and bark of the Witch Hazel shrub. Witch Hazel floral water is widely used in aromatherapy and conventional medicine. Witch hazel is an astringent floral water which is soft and gentle on the skin. It is good for skin toning and cleansing and it can also protect the skin with antioxidant properties which makes it very useful in fighting acne. It is also recommended for psoriasis, eczema, cracked or blistered skin and for treating insect bites.