Know Your Ingredients: Manuka Oil

What it is
Manuka Oil is derived from the New Zealand tea tree.

What it does
Manuka Oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Because of this, many people think it is an effective treatment for acne. However, there is as yet no scientific study that supports this claim.

Side effects
Manuka Oil is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: Phytotherapy Research, December 2000, pages 623–629)
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