Tea Tree Cream contains pure Tea Tree Oil which protects the skin & helps in maintaining its hygiene. The broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties of Tea Tree oil relieves skin discomfort effects, gives a soothing feeling & bears a pleasant fragrance.
Tea tree oil is a known antifungal agent, effective in vitro against multiple dermatophytes found on the skin. In vivo, shampoo with 5% tea tree oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for dandruff due to its ability to treat Malassezia furfur, the most common cause of the condition. For the treatment of dry or inflamed skin conditions and the relief of minor skin irritations. It may help acne an athletes’ foot.
Arthur Penfold published the first reports of its antimicrobial activity in a series of papers in the 1920s and 1930s. In evaluating the antimicrobial activity of M. alternifolia, tea tree oil was rated as 11 times more active than phenol. Among over 98 compounds contained in the oil, terpinen-4-ol is responsible for most of the antimicrobial activity.
Tea tree oil has been scientifically investigated only recently. Some sources suggest beneficial medical properties when applied topically, including antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also has beneficial cosmetic properties.
Recent studies support a role for the topical application of tea tree oil in skin care and for the treatment of various diseases and conditions. Tea tree oil appears to be effective against bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, mites such as scabies, and lice such as head lice. A 2008 study of in vitro toxicity showed a tea tree oil preparation was more effective against head lice than permethrin, a popular pharmaceutical remedy.