Refresh your Skin with Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Hydrosols
Here at Hello Cider, we offer a wide variety of hydrosols for all types of skin. Hydrosols are a gentle water-based skincare solution that is ideal for sensitive skin, combined with the potent benefits from natural plant sources. While we believe that using pure, organic ingredients will already improve your skin's appearance, you may be curious about the ingredients we use for different products and the purpose of those ingredients. That's why we're going to explain the therapeutic benefits of the featured ingredients in our Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Hydrosol, so you can make the best decision for your skin!
Tea Tree Hydrosol
Tea tree hydrosol has many of the beneficial properties that its sister, Tea tree oil, possesses, but because it's a hydrosol, it's more gentle for your skin than tea tree oil itself. Native to Australia, tea tree, or Melaleuca alternifolia, has been used as a traditional medicine for cuts and wounds by the aboriginal people of Australia, and its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties are well documented. This is perfect for acne-prone skin, as some acne is caused by bacteria in the skin and results in the classic inflammation we know as pimples. By working to clear some of the harmful bacteria from the skin and combating the redness and inflammation of acne, tea tree hydrosol is perfect for improving the health of acne-prone skin.
Witch Hazel Hydrosol
Witch hazel is a shrub native to North America that has been used by Native Americans as a medicine for generations. The plant, both its bark and its leaves, is naturally high in tannins, which are a class of chemicals that are astringent in nature. For those of you who have oily skin, using a hydrosol of witch hazel can be the solution to reducing some of the sebum your skin naturally produces. Thanks to it being a hydrosol rather than a more concentrated dose of witch hazel, you won't be overcompensating for your oily skin by overly drying it out and will instead bring balance to your skin. Science is beginning to demonstrate a few other skin-boosting effects, such as antioxidant properties, so witch hazel could also reduce the harm that free radicals do to your skin!
We hope that this guide explained why we use these powerful plants in our beloved hydrosol, and why we think that it will be particularly effective for people with oily, acne-prone, or otherwise inflamed skin. We hope that you'll take a look at our Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Hydrosol and consider adding it to your beauty routine.
If you're looking for a more general understanding of what hydrosols are and how we make them, check out this post.