Studies have shown that tea tree oil is just as effective as benzoly peroxide, to reduce acne. It is a natural alternative for curing acne, without negative side effects like reddening and peeling of skin. It also reduces sebum production by the skin and eliminates. Tea tree oil is an excellent skin treatment especially for oily and acne prone skin. Tea tree also has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is an antioxidant.
This multifunctional ingredient addresses many of the systemic causes of acne. For decades dermatologists have been prescribing salicylic acid as a gentle exfoliant and anti-inflammatory. Salicylic acid’s antimicrobial properties make it extremely effective at treating breakouts. It has the ability to penetrate into the pore lining and exfoliate inside the pore as well as on the surface of skin, which makes it effective for reducing breakouts, including blackheads and whiteheads. It is also well documented salicylic acid can improve skin thickness, barrier function, and collagen production.
Witch Hazel is one of the oldest cosmetic ingredients and offers a variety of skin benefits. It not only helps with controlling water loss, but is also an excellent astringent. It also helps to stabilise the barrier function of the skin, reducing skin redness and has antioxidant properties.