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Tea tree

Tea tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

Native to Australia, the tea tree’s antimicrobial properties have been valued by indigenous Australians for thousands of years and today, tea tree oil is widely used in skin care products that target spots and blemishes. Tea tree essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the leaves and branches of the tea tree. Whether you use it neat on an annoying pimple or in cosmetics dedicated to help soothe your skin, tea tree oil is a beauty must-have.

Key Benefits

  • Antimicrobial and antibacterial.

  • Tea tree oil is highly effective in the care of oily or blemished skin, helping to purify skin.

  • Assists with soothing and caring for problematic skin.

Tea tree oil is packed with constituents that give it antibacterial properties – the most effective compound is called terpinen-4-ol and it’s highly effective at fighting spots and blemishes.

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