When it comes to acne-fighters, it is usually the heavy-hitting, more medicinal ingredients of the world that get all the attention. (You know, the salicylic acids and benzoyl peroxides of the world.) But those are not the only options. There is no denying that natural ingredients are having a major beauty moment, with more options out there than ever before that have the ability to do anything and everything, from hydrating to smoothing out wrinkles. In fact, you can also add beating blemishes to that list, as it turns out that tea tree oil is a natural ingredient that has been scientifically proven to help treat all kinds of pimples.
Without getting too complicated, the takeaway here is that this compound has all the good stuff, namely strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. And it is those properties that precisely what make tea tree oil such a good pick for acne-prone skin. Not to mention, unlike many other essential oils, it is non-comedogenic and offers some antioxidant properties too.
Meet Acne Barrier, a medicated Japanese skincare brand by Ishizawa Lab that uses this natural superstar ingredient in the battle against blemishes.