Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil that comes from steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree. When used topically, tea tree oil is believed to be antibacterial.
Uses of tea tree oil for skin prone to acne:
Due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, tea tree oil may help treat acne.
[The results of one study Trusted Source, which involved 14 participants with acne, support the use of tea tree oil for treating acne. The participants applied the oil to their face twice per day for 12 weeks. The researchers measured the efficacy of the tea tree oil based on any decreases in acne lesions. There were 23.7 acne lesions across the 14 participants at the start of the study. By the end of the 12 weeks, the total number of lesions for the group had dropped to 10.7].