Clove Essential Oil

Cloves

Clove oil contains a compound called eugenol, which is used in dentistry due to its analgesic and antibacterial properties. Because of those pain relieving and infection fighting abilities some people with acne may see reduction of their acne symptoms after using clove oil.  There is evidence that eugenol isolated from clove oil may help inhibit the growth of the acne causing bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes, however some studies also show that eugenol can irritate skin cells.

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