Drying and purifying gel with salicylic acid and tea tree oil
An acne designated product based on two active ingredients. One is the salicylic acid, a gold standard when it comes to treating spots and acne breakouts, second is the tea tree oil, its natural approach parallel.
The salicylic acid has the ability to reduce inflammation and it has anti-bacterial properties. Both of which effectively assist in treating acne breakouts. Most of studies recommend a concentration of at least 1.5-2% though it was found respectively effective even in lower concentrations. (4, 5)
Tea tree oil studies points out a concentrations 5% and up in order for it to be affective. In this product, even though pricy, this concentration is not within reach. (1,2,3)
Sadly, even though acne is an inflammatory condition, some potentially irritating ingredients were integrated into the formula. Yes, they are present in low concentrations though for some people they may worsen the breakout’s condition and that’s the last thing anyone with spots and breakouts wishes for.
• Contains two gold standard active ingredients when it comes to treating spots and breakouts.
• Has a white color so can only be used at night time
• Tea tree oil’s effectiveness is lacking
• Contains a few potentially irritating ingredients
• Low cost effectiveness
Aqua, Talc, Zinc Oxide, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Propylene Glycol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, Alcohol Denat., Polysoebate 60, Parfum, Coumarin, Linalool, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol,CI 77491, CI 77492.
1. dian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2007 Jan-Feb;73(1):22-5. The efficacy of 5% topical tea tree oil gel in mild to moderate acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.
2. Med J Aust. 1990 Oct . A comparative study of tea-tree oil versus benzoylperoxide in the treatment of acne.
3. Letters in Applied Microbiology, October 1995, pages 242–245)
4. Journal of drugs in dermatology 2014 Jun;13(6):678-83.
5. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetical Dermatology. 7(5)