INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - CLOVE OIL

SUMMARY: AVERAGE | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A powerful, well known cosmetics ingredient used in most of the personal care products to fight signs of ageing skin, treat acne, promote healthier hair growth.

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WHAT IS CLOVE OIL: Clove oil is extracted from clove buds of the tree Eugenia caryophyllus by steam distillation. This highly concentrated essential oil is colourless or pale yellow in colour with a strong spicy aroma.  Eugenol is the main constituent of Clove Oil which is responsible for its analgesic and antimicrobial properties. It is commonly used in aromatherapy because of its medicinal value. There are 3 types of Clove Oil based on plant part used for extraction:

  1. Bud Oil which is extracted from the bud.
  2. Leaf Oil which is extracted from the leaf.
  3. Stem Oil which is extracted from twigs.

It exhibits antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and healing properties which cumulatively treat various scalp and skin infections. As it is highly potent in nature, Clove Oil should be diluted with a carrier oil before use.

REVIEW OF CLOVE OIL

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

AVERAGE

3-4


Clove Oil is a popular and one of the most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF CLOVE OIL: This elixir has the following benefits:

  • Treats acne: Eugenol present in Clove Oil fights the bacteria responsible for causing acne, prevents infection of pores by unclogging the pores and cleanses the skin from within, preventing acne and pimples from reoccurring.
  • Exhibits analgesic property: Its analgesic property is effective in treating toothache and relieves pain caused by severe acne, pimples.
  • Possesses antiseptic property: It exhibits antiseptic property due to the presence of Eugenol which is effective in treating minor cuts, wounds, scalp and skin infections.
  • Maintains hair health: It improves blood circulation of the scalp, stimulates hair follicles and promotes the growth of healthy hair.
  • Possesses anti-ageing property: It is rich in antioxidants which fight free radicals, thereby reducing oxidative stress and repairs damaged cells, tissues of the skin, effectively reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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