Preparation H Clear Gel offers an instant cooling effect on dry, itchy skin around the anal area. It provides 3-way action: moisturises skin, cools anal area and soothes itching. The gel formula is non-greasy and easy to apply. It has a unique formulation of Witch hazel and other soothing ingredients. Witch hazel is an astringent that can tighten and harden tissues. It is scientifically proven for its ability to moisturise and hydrate dry, itchy skin. It also has soothing and cooling properties.