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Saponins

| [sap-uh-nin] |

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Benefits:
Cleansing
Irritant
Skin Hydration

Saponins enable high skin surface activity, which gives witch hazel its cleansing function- removing dirt and oil from the skin surface. Witch Hazel is also known to boost skin hydration, as well as treat razor burns and sunburns.1-2.

See Witch Hazel

  1. Touriño, Sonia, et al. "Highly galloylated tannin fractions from witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) bark: electron transfer capacity, in vitro antioxidant activity, and effects on skin-related cells." Chemical research in toxicology 21.3 (2008): 696-704
  2. Duffy, John A., and Alexander P. Znaiden. "Composition and method for visibly reducing the size of skin pores." U.S. Patent No. 5,472,699. 5 Dec. 1995