Treatment of acne with tea tree oil (melaleuca) products: A review of efficacy, tolerability and potential modes of action

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    Abstract

    Over-the-counter acne treatments containing tea tree oil from the plant Melaleuca alternifolia are widely available, and evidence indicates that they are a common choice amongst those self-treating their acne. The aims of this review were to collate and evaluate the clinical evidence on the use of tea tree oil products for treating acne, to review safety and tolerability and to discuss the underlying modes of therapeutic action.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)106-110
    JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
    Volume45
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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