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What is witch hazel?

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September 07, 2008 7:04AM

WITCH HAZEL IS A clear liquid used as a skin astringent, (something used to cleanse the skin and constrict the pores) It is an extract from the leaves and/or bark of the shrub, "hamamelis virginiana", mixed with water and alcohol to make WITCH HAZEL. It is for external use only, and does not require a prescription; it is purchased over the counter in a drug store or where they sell cosmetics.