Witch Hazel extract is distilled from the twigs and bark of the Witch Hazel tree (Hamamelis virginiana). It naturally soothes and cleans the skin without upsetting your natural moisture balance. We use true witch hazel extract that has been double distilled, and contains 86% witch hazel extract and only 14% alcohol. This makes it more soothing and it lacks the alcohol sting and scent. More about why we avoid alcohol as much as possible in our formula here.