You might have chanced upon it in an anti-acne article, but witch hazel has actually been as a cure-all for ages. This natural astringent is best known for fighting bacteria and reducing inflammation across all skin types.
As a testament to its popularity among beauty girls, one of the most frequently repurchased products on BeautyMNL is the humble Witch Hazel Facial Mist. This local gem by Beauty Bakery goes for only P265 a pop, but our customers swear it does dermatological wonders. A potent blend of witch hazel and tea tree, the mist packs double the anti-inflammatory power and a cooling sensation, to boot. Here are 5 reasons to have it on your top shelf.

1. IT TONES YOUR FACE

Witch hazel is an antiseptic that helps control excess oil and remove bacteria. It’s like a toner, but gentler. After cleansing, spritz your face with the witch hazel mist and pat in the liquid gently.

2. IT HYDRATES YOUR FACE

Although witch hazel removes oil, it won’t strip your skin like most astringents do. In fact, it can help seal in moisture. Generously mist your face with the product to keep yourself nourished and glowing all day.

3. IT HEALS ACNE

Witch hazel is an effective but gentle way to treat pimples. By misting whole trouble areas or spot-correcting large blemishes with a soaked cotton bud, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in redness and irritation.

4. IT REFINES PORES

Since it aids in clearing out debris, witch hazel is also able to diminish the appearance of large pores. Try putting your bottle in the fridge before misting your face—the cooler touch will actually make your pores feel tighter!

5. IT REFRESHES YOUR MAKEUP

Most people don’t think of witch hazel as a makeup pouch staple. But using it before and after applying makeup will give you a canvas that looks as fresh as it feels. Use it midday, too, and you’ll see your dulling skin come alive.

FYI, during last year’s BeautyMNL Awards, this mist was deemed one of the 22 Best Local Products of 2016. Now you know why!

The Beauty Bakery Witch Hazel Facial Mist is available on BeautyMNL for P265. Shop it right here.

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