Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract
Found in: Superlative Body Balm
Key benefits: Antiseptic. Anti-inflammatory.
Derived from: Thyme plants
Thyme is an evergreen shrub native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Its compound thymol is a biocide that can destroy harmful bacteria and fungal infections. For skin, it is used for its purifying and antiseptic (i.e. acne-fighting) benefits. Thyme oil can also help suppress inflammation and abate its associated discomfort.