Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil

Our database includes 759 products that contain Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil.

You should know

What it is



Good for Oily Skin


This tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Tea Tree plant. Tea tree oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties.

According to the book Journal of Profiles of Drug Substances, tea tree helps in reducing acne-causing bacteria such as Propionibacterium acnes. This is due to the Terpinen components of tea tree oil.

Tea tree may cause sensitivity and irritation for some people. This oil naturally contains fragrance such as linalool and limonene.

However, research shows irritation usually occurs when using pure tea tree oil and not in cosmetic products.

Tea tree oil was found to help relieve the symptoms of psoriasis in one study.

Tea tree oil is toxic when ingested. Another study showed it to caused damage to the nervous system of dogs and cats when applied to their skin or given orally.

People also like: Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid

Also known as: Tea Tree Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, and Tto

Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.6% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Perfuming, Antioxidant

Community Stats

246 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Oiliness • Acne • Fungal Acne • Hormonal Acne

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Redness • Fungal Acne • Dryness

Where it's used

Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil is most often found as ingredient number 14 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, we've seen concentrations from 0.2% to 15% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 40048
  • EC #:  285-377-1 / - / -
  • All Functions: Antioxidant, Perfuming
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.