We’ve all heard the claims that tea tree oil can help address redness and bumpiness in the skin because of its anti-bacterial properties.
But the tea tree oil straight out of an essential oil glass jar applied topically to the skin just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Instead shoppers are reaching for Australian brand ETTO’s Acne Micro-dart Patches, which are $49 for a pack of 27, that penetrate the first layer of skin to apply the potent oil exactly where it needs to be.
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This is thanks to the bioactive botanical extract in tea tree called terpinen-4-ol, which gives the oil its anti-bacterial properties.
ETTO have taken the tea tree that they grow, steam and distil on their farm and placed it alongside other skin smoothing ingredients like salicylic acid, trehalose, propanediol and hyaluronate into a next generation, toxin-free pimple patch with 95 micro-needles.
These 95 micro-needles self-dissolve, penetrating under the first layer of your skin to deliver the potent ingredients to the root of the problem.
ETTO’s tea tree specifically has high levels of terpinen-4-ol, around 41 per cent, so their oil is super potent, pure and a 21st century upgrade from the tea tree your parents used.These patches help to clear pores suffering redness, rehydrate your skin and deliver antioxidants to assist skin repair.
They’re also extremely easy to use, just stick one over a pimple and leave it on overnight.
They are great for blind pimples and when you feel a breakout coming on so it can diminish its size faster than just leaving it alone.
“I highly recommend ETTO tea tree acne micro dart patches. I used one on my chest when I spotted a pimple, did this in the evening and was impressed that the micro dart was still in place in the morning and when I removed it the pimple had just about disappeared. Would definitely purchase again and recommend,” one five star reviewer said.
”I tried the micro dart patch last night for the first time, kept it on overnight and woke up this morning to an almost non-existent pimple! This product is amazing and will definitely recommend to everyone I know,” said another.London-based yoga teacher Victoria Woodall tried them and said: “My kids love them for knocking back spots and I hear they are really good on mozzie bites – I get bitten loads so am taking them on holiday with me.”
Always consult a professional and conduct a patch test first before using.
They can be purchased on the ETTO website itself by clicking here.