tea tree


Definition of tea tree

1 : any of various Australasian shrubs or small trees (genus Leptospermum) of the myrtle family that form dense thickets and have aromatic evergreen foliage
2 : any of various melaleucas (especially Melaleuca alternifolia) with aromatic leaves that yield an essential oil used especially as an antiseptic

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The Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel is also spiked with brightening ingredients like sake and licorice extract, as well as tea tree extract and green tea, which help clear skin. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Then I Met You, a New Skin-Care Brand, Debuts With Double Cleansing Duo," 17 Oct. 2018 However, tea tree oil’s effect on severe dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is unclear. Krissy Brady, SELF, "What Tea Tree Oil Can and Can’t Do for Your Skin," 4 Oct. 2018 And Briogeo’s Scalp Treatment calls on a blend of charcoal, tea tree, and witch hazel to help regulate and restore your scalp’s pH balance—because smart skin care doesn’t stop at the face. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Why a Scalp Detox Is the Key to a Good Hair Day," 17 July 2018 One study even found that anti-microbial tea tree oil was as powerful as benzoyl peroxide in treating acne. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways You Can Use Essential Oils To Treat And Prevent Acne Naturally," 8 Nov. 2017 Try Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask with witch hazel ($58; credobeauty.com) or Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment with tea tree oil ($9.99; ulta.com). Molly Nover-baker, Redbook, "How to Get Rid of Annoying Acne, So You Don't Have to Feel Like a Miserable Teenager," 27 Dec. 2016 Some also have soothing ingredients like aloe to help prevent irritation and antibacterial ingredients like tea tree oil to possibly help reduce your risk of infection, Dr. Goldenberg says. Korin Miller, SELF, "We Asked Dermatologists How to Prevent Those Painful Ingrown Hairs by Your Vulva," 8 Aug. 2018 The cleansers listed here contain some combination of the standard ingredients Dr. Howe and Dr. Talakoub recommend, as well as popular alternatives, such as tea tree oil. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "13 Acne Cleansers on Amazon That People Really Love," 14 Nov. 2018 Enter Glossier’s Zit Stick, a portable pen equipped with an antimicrobial stainless steel tip, that will deliver a spot-shrinking dose of benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and salicylic acid derivative—no filter required. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "9 Fall Skin-Care Products For a Filter-Free Glow," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of tea tree

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tea tree

from the use of an infusion of their leaves as a beverage

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