According to American Distilling, alcohol-free witch hazel is advantageous for skin care purposes and the cleansing of sensitive areas of the body. It is useful in cases where the application of alcohol-based products could cause harm to the skin.
Alcohol-free witch hazel extract has several skin benefits. It removes excess oil and helps control and reduce blemishes. The lack of alcohol in the extract allows it to cleanse and heal skin without adverse effects.
American Distilling states that it is perfect as a cleansing agent for private or sensitive areas of the body, as it is less likely to cause burning and irritation in sensitive areas than chemical- or alcohol-based products. It is also less likely to cause uncomfortable drying of skin in private areas of the body.