Know your ingredients: Patchouli
What it is
Patchouli oil is derived from mint. Patchouli has a strong smell and is reddish-brown in color.
What it does
Patchouli has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-fungal properties. Its astringent action tones and revitalized skin cell tissue while its antiseptic action helps to calm inflamed skin and to control acne outbreaks.
Patchouli also stimulates new cell growth, helps reduce wrinkles and chapped appearance and heals sore, cracked, dehydrated, dry and sensitive skin.
Patchouli oil is also used as a dandruff treatment and to aid oily hair.
It can be a skin sensitizer and irritant.
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