Read on for the five reasons tea tree oil is just so good for the skin – it may not help you win the heart of Prince Harry, but we can guarantee you’ll fall in love with it anyway.
1/ It’s antibacterial
If you crave a clear complexion, swapping to products infused with tea tree oil could be worth a try. Boasting natural antibacterial properties, tea tree oil helps to prevent infection – making it perfect if blemishes are an issue for you.
2/ It keeps breakouts at bay
Applied topically, tea tree oil can penetrate deep into the skin to dry out spots and reduce the occurrence of acne, pimples and blackheads. Try the Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Medicated Gel For Acne or Tea Tree Blemish Stick, or use their Tea Tree Face Wash For Acne daily to both prevent and target breakouts.
3/ It’s all natural
As we become increasingly aware of the chemicals we come into contact with every day, it makes sense to try to reduce your intake. Tea tree is a pure plant oil with no added synthetic ingredients, so it’s perfect for anyone making the switch to natural beauty. In the case of local brand Thursday Plantation, the tea trees are grown in northern New South Wales, so you have the added bonus of knowing exactly where your skincare comes from.
4/ It’s gentle
If synthetic acne treatments like benzoyl peroxide don’t agree with your skin, leading to dryness and flaking, or chemical exfoliants cause irritation, switching to tea tree could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Unlike harsh synthetic actives, tea tree oil is gentle, and can be diluted with water if necessary for sensitive skin types.
5/ It’s affordable
A spot treatment for less than the cost of your lunch? The main reason the world was so shocked to discover Meghan Markle’s skincare obsession was its accessible price point (don’t princesses bathe in champagne? Apparently not). The Thursday Plantation range is all under $20, so you can have clear skin and your smashed avo too.