Purifying Witch Hazel Toner completes the cleansing process by removing last traces of impurity left by a cleanser.
Witch hazel and camphor are both natural skin healers and leave it feeling calm, smooth and clean.
The pinene, camphene, cymene and cineole in camphor oil have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. These make it effective in cooling and soothing dry skin, reducing itchiness and irritation. Cineole helps to boost circulation, reducing the appearance of scarring.
Both camphor and witch hazel have astringent qualities which help to tighten pores, firming skin.
Often used as a cooling remedy fir burns, aloe vera helps repair and heal wounds and has a soothing effect on skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make aloe an effective healer. It's cooling effects make it ideal for treating burns and irritation. It thrives in an arid climate making it water-dense and it contains complex carbohydrates which make it moisturising and hydrating for dry skin. It's anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective anti-histamine, so it is helpful for allergenic conditions such as contact dermatitis and psoriasis. It's hydrating effects can help lighten the appearance of blemishes. It also works as an astringent to clean dirt from pores and balance oily skin.
The antimicrobial properties make aloe an effective treatment for acne and other bacterial skin complaints. Aloe also keeps the skin supple, helping to plump and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is necessary for antioxidant function, it encourages healthier capillaries, immune system and connective tissue. It has anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Water (Aqua), Witch Hazel BPC/USP Distilled 14% (Hammamelis virginiana, aqua alcohol), Oat silk extract (Avena sativa meal extract), Vegetable glycerine, (Glycerine (veg)), Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate & Sodium Benzoate, Aloe Vera Leaf Powder (Aloe Barbadensis leaf powder), Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Allantoin, Camphor white essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora) Ciric acid (Citric acid), Phenoxyethanol
DIRECTIONS: Apply with a cotton pad after cleansing.
WARNINGS: For external use only, avoid direct contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight.
Skinfood emerged out of a particularly tricky period in my life. It came into existence when I was looking for answers and found a solution to my problem. Then I wanted to share my experience and the knowledge I’d gained with others experiencing the same feelings I’d had. Skinfood harnesses my passion for natural skincare products and is the result of the solution I found to my problem.
Let’s talk about what happened…
In 2018 I suffered from extreme stress after a multitude of problems I experienced in a short time – these included bereavements, family turmoil, injury and redundancy, followed by several months of unemployment. I knew I was stressed and under pressure, but just kept going… and going… until I started to see this manifest itself in physical symptoms.
I’d never had problems with my skin before and suddenly I had horrendous hormonal acne on my face, It looked awful and made me feel really self-conscious. I knew then that I had to deal with the stress. I was diagnosed with clinical depression and went to a naturopath to try to figure out what was causing the acne. I’d tried all sorts of products, home remedies and tried to keep calm and get some sleep, nothing helped. I took supplements and then vibrational and herbal medicine. That started to work, so I began researching how to level the “chemical imbalance” that had been caused by the stress hormones.
I realised the answer lay in the power of plants, fruits and vegetables and the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and antibacterial (to name a few) compounds they contained. I began training as a cosmetic scientist and launched Skinfood to work in tandem with a healthy diet and lifestyle, to boost skin defences. After all your skin is the largest organ in your body and what you put on it can be just as important as what you put in it, to support your body’s functions.