Hamamelis is an extract derived from the hamamelis plant, isolated from its leaves and bark.
Hamamelis has potent antioxidant properties1 and some beneficial anti-irritant2 and anti-inflammatory properties3. Studies have shown that hamamelis would have anti-bacterial properties4. Vichy Normaderm Toner for acne-prone skin. Phytotherapy Research, Jun 2002, pages 364–367 Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, Mar-Apr 2002, pages 125–132. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1993;44(4):315-8. Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2002 Jun;9(3):153-9.