It is well known that the redness associated with acne is directly correlated to the amount of bacteria in our pores. Bacteria found in our pores has been one of the major reasons why antibiotics are prescribed so often by dermatologists as an acne help.
There are Tea Tree Oil has three components in it which are called terpinen-4-ol, alpha-terpineol, and alpha-pinene. In 1995, these three compounds were tested for effectiveness against 3 types of bacteria including, the acne causing bacteria, Propionibacterium Acnes.
Tea Tree Oils components were proven effective against all three bacteria, which included, Staphylococcus aureus, Staph. epidermidis and the acne causing bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes. (6) many side effect concerns attributed to the use of antibiotics long term which is why when we created the Ardis Acne System was designed and formulated to be the most powerful acne solution in the world, without using any antibiotics.
Bacteria is a problem when it comes to acne, which is why when we created our Acne Cleanser we had to include Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender has proven antimicrobial activity, which is why it is included in our Acne Cleanser. (2) If you want to help clear your pores faster and reduce the redness of your skin associated with your acne lesions, Ardis Labs Acne Cleanser is the key.
In 2013, an acne study was published, and concluded that Lavender Oil combined with Tea Tree Oil resulted in Antimicrobial activity (acne bacteria killing power), and Lavender and Tea Tree Oil reduced the number of acne lesions. (3)
In 2015, a researcher from the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The University of Western Australia, reviewed research studies performed on Tea Tree Oil from around the world. He concluded that Tea Tree Oil has been proven effective against acne and discussed how Tea Tree Oils Mode of Action in the skin to promote skin healing and its antibacterial properties. (8)
In 2018, Tea Tree Oil was combined with Aloe Vera applied topically and it was shown to be more effective and powerful against acne than the compared acne medicated (erythromycin) cream. (1)
Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil when combined and applied topically to acne sufferers, were proven effective at killing acne bacteria and reducing acne lesions in a remarkable study published in 2013. (3)