Witch hazel extract is a popular component in skin care. It has a cooling effect and is a powerful astringent, antimicrobial, vulnerary, analgesic, and quite useful at shrinking enlarged blood vessels. This makes it a fantastic treatment for acne and varicose veins, as well as an excellent ingredient in in your anti-aging skincare products. We use witch hazel in our bath bombs as well as it known to help to relax swollen muscles and joints.