We live in a time where natural is often touted as better, healthier, and more beneficial than any synthetic alternative. So much so, that it’s hard to find skincare products that don’t advertise their natural, organic, or plant-based ingredients.
That should be good news, right? It would be nice if it was simple to find products that are inherently beneficial for your skin instead of having to tirelessly search for them. But you’re smarter than that. You know that it takes more than a pretty label to predict good results.
So when you come across a deluge of creams, face masks, and serums all boasting tea tree oil extracts, you’re going to do your research before you blindly hit “add to cart.”
Keep reading to decipher the tea tree oil guarantee, and learn what you’re actually putting on your skin.
Tea tree oil goes by different names. When you’re perusing ingredient lists or googling your little heart out, you might see it listed as melaleuca oil or TTO.
Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia, or the tea tree, a plant native only to Australia.
Farmers cut nearly the whole plant down and grind it into teeny little bits before it undergoes a steam distillation process to pull out the oil.
It’s later cooled down with water to bring it to a liquid state, separated from the water and any chunky debris, and what you’re left with is tea tree oil.
But not all tea tree oil is harvested with complete and utter precision. There are several ways that the oil can be contaminated throughout the process, creating a product that isn’t as pure and beneficial as it’s supposed to be.
Our tea tree oil comes from farms in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales in Australia, the only region where tea tree grows in the wild. Farmers use a unique harvesting technique called wild crafting to ensure the oil is pristine at its highest quality.
Each tree is hand-harvested so that any foreign material, like grass and weeds, don’t accidentally get mixed in with the final product, which could cause skin irritation.
After that, the harvested plant undergoes a rigorous, long-term distillation process to make sure the oil extracted is in its purest state.
Tea tree oil is full of all kinds of skin-improving goodness.
It has a slew of compounds with antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Simply put, it’s got all the things we want to keep our skin happy and healthy.
We already know that one of the ways to defeat acne is to kill the bad bacteria, or P.acnes, that likes to hang out on our skin. With the antibacterial leanings of tea tree oil, we’ve got that covered.
Research shows that with the use of tea tree oil, you can reduce the most common forms of acne on your skin.
Plus, with the anti-inflammatory benefits, you get help with the redness and irritation that frequently accompanies blemishes.
Unfortunately, not all tea tree oil is created equal. Manufacturers are so eager to up their sales that they resort to shady tactics that create a subpar product to save them money.
Some companies try to create the same compounds found in tea tree oil synthetically. So while a quick look at the bottle might show that it has the same benefits, it’s not pure and could have detrimental side effects, like allergic reactions, that are impossible to predict.
Other companies attempt to grow their own tea tree plants, but without the benefit of their native Australian environment, they have little to no resemblance to the true Melaleuca Alternifolia.
When not grown in their natural habitat, tea trees need fertilizers and other non-organic substances to keep them growing. Anything done in the growing process affects the compounds in the oil.
Even worse, the way these companies are marketing their tea tree oil is fraudulent and misleading. Any company that has to be misleading to sell products is not a company worth trusting, in our opinion.
As tempting as it may seem to go to your local health store, grab a bottle of tea tree oil, and start drenching your face, that’s not going to be your best bet.
First of all, tea tree oil is so potent that applying it directly to your skin could cause burns and other irritations. If you’re using straight tea tree oil, you need to mix a few drops with a carrier oil, so it’s safe to put on your skin.
You also have to make sure you purchase a reputable product with 100% pure oil. Researching the company before you buy is always a good practice.
The more details they can offer about where their ingredients come from, the more reputable the company is. Remember, you want tea tree oil grown in its natural Australian environment. Any company selling tea tree oil made anywhere else is a big red flag.
The best-case scenario is finding a product that includes other natural ingredients in addition to tea tree oil to heal skin while fighting off breakouts.
Averr Aglow’s Clear Skin Elixir is a superhero in this department. With the help of tea tree oil, french pink clay, and raspberry seed oil, this elixir pulls toxins from your skin while replenishing your sensitive complexion with vitamins and minerals.
The Clear Skin Elixir is an overnight face mask that won’t rub off on your pillow and works while you sleep. Many customers can see results as soon as the next day.
Tea tree oil has so many nourishing benefits for your skin and can help destroy the acne plaguing your complexion. It’s naturally occurring antibacterial compounds are the perfect defense system for your skin, but only when you’re applying it in its purest form.
The tea tree oil that Averr Aglow uses has the ecoV stamp of approval. It is hand-harvested and wild crafted, so you know you’re getting the best of the best.
If you’re ready to try the acne healing benefits of tea tree oil, try our Clear Skin Elixir and kick-start your journey to a clear complexion.