Ingredient Spotlight: Tea Tree
12 November 2020
Why you need antibacterial properties in your routine
Tea Tree Oil is an ingredient that has been used for centuries due to its medicinal benefits. The tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. We love Australian ingredients!
The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil have been thoroughly tested by scientists and the results have been shown to powerfully and positively impact skin’s health. We’ve compiled a list to show you why you need antibacterial properties in your routine.
Here are the powerful benefits of tea tree:
Prevents Acne and Clears Blemishes
Blemishes can be provoked by a number of factors- a reaction to toxic products, diet, stress, hormones, genetics or the environment. But, the blemish itself stems from one thing - an overproduction of sebum. Too much sebum leads to a blocked sebaceous gland. Put simply, acne and pimples occur when pores are blocked.
To treat blemishes, many will reach for harsh, chemical-based products targeted at blemish-prone skin. While this may work to dry out excess oil and blemish causing bacteria, these products can potentially dry out the skin and compromise the skin’s natural healthy function. Rather than choosing a synthetic blemish treatment, consider a natural antibacterial solution. Tea tree oil is gentle, yet effectively clears the pores and rids them of congestion.
Promotes Glowing Skin
The antibacterial properties in tea tree oil calm redness, swelling and inflammation. Once the pores have been decongested, your skin is left clear and glowing. Tea tree oil used everyday keeps clogged pores at bay. Consistent use results in radiant skin.
Treats Eczema and Psoriasis
Tea tree oil reduces itching and irritation for individuals with problematic skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. It has also been shown through scientific research that Tea Tree Oil is more effective than zinc oxide and other chemical treatment creams. Also, anecdotal evidence suggests that tea tree oil is useful in treating symptoms of psoriasis including infection and inflammation, all while boosting immunity.
We provide this powerful ingredient in our Tea Tree Facial Cleanser With Aloe. If you have troubled skin, your journey to clear and healthy skin starts with this cleanser. It is a gentle, yet effective antibacterial face wash that lifts away impurities without stinging or over-drying. The tea tree oil is mixed with our hero ingredient - organic aloe vera - to create a powerhouse duo that immediately treats breakouts, releases pore congestion and stops the spread of infection.
But don’t just take it from us, here it first hand:
“I have suffered from Cystic Acne since the age of 16, I am now 21. I have tried everything and most of the time spent big dollars. I am now so happy to say that I have found a product that is feeding life back into my skin. I do have a long way to go but knowing that I have a fantastic product to work with, the light isn't that far away anymore. If you suffer from acne… please, I beg you to try this.”
-Chloe De Zilwa Melbourne