INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - TEA TREE OIL

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

A prominent cosmetics ingredient that is safe to be used in most of the personal care products for treating acne and improving scalp and hair health.

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WHAT IS TEA TREE OIL: Tea Tree Oil is a volatile essential oil, extracted from the leaves of narrow-leaved paperbark tree which is commonly known as Tea Tree. It is a small tree which is native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. The scientific name of Tea Tree Oil is Melaleuca alternifolia. It has got a distinctive odour similar to camphor and it may be pale yellow to colourless in appearance.

The leaves of Tea Tree from which Tea Tree Oil is extracted, are known for their healing properties. This oil contains active ingredients such as terpinen-4-ol which contributes to its antimicrobial property. Tea Tree Oil is extremely effective against bacteria, fungi, virus and is valuable in treating various skin conditions. Terpinen-4-ol is also known to boost the activity of White Blood Cells which in turn help to increase body’s immune system. The primary use of this essential oil is based on its antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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BENEFITS OF TEA TREE OIL: The efficacious Tea Tree Oil has the following benefits

  • Treats acne: It exhibits antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that treat acne-prone skin.
  • Refines skin texture: It is rich in antioxidants which fight the free radicals responsible for the appearance of early signs of ageing. Thereby making the skin youthful and radiant.
  • Alleviates skin irritation: It has a cool and soothing effect on irritated skin and is effective in treating various skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, pimple, acne, whitehead and blackheads.
  • Fights skin infections: Skin infections tend to occur when your skin comes in direct contact with an allergen which causes redness, itchiness, swelling and sometimes severe pain. Tea tree oil is effective in treating such skin conditions.
  • Treats dandruff: Owing to the anti-inflammatory property, it heals the dry, itchy and greasy scalp which results in reduction of dandruff.
  • Prevents hair fall: It unclogs the hair follicles and provides nourishment to the roots, thus preventing hair fall. It also controls excess oil production that inhibits the growth of hair.

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

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