Tea Tree Oil
What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuc alternifolia tree. The oil contains compounds like terpinen-4-ol, that kill some bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Beneficial compounds found in Tea Tree Oil
terpinen-4-ol, γ-terpinene, 1,8-cineole, α-terpinene, α-terpineol, p-cymene, and α-pinene.
- Kills bacteria, fungus and eases inflammation
- Suitable for acne-prone skin, fungal skin conditions like atopic dermatitis.
- Don't use in combination with other actives like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinol, AHAs and, BHAs
Why use Tea Tree Oil?
Because tea tree oil is both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory it is very beneficial in treating and preventing acne breakouts.
Tea tree oil application has been shown to reduce oiliness on some users and can also reduce dryness caused by skin irritation.
For those that suffer from dermatitis, tea tree oil's anti-inflammatory properties are very effective in reducing itchiness.
Tea tree oils contains terpenoids that speed healing due to their anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities.