Thymus Vulgaris



No known benefits

Thymus Vulgaris description

_Thymus vulgaris_ can come in either the extract or oil form as a skin care ingredient. The extract derived from the leaf or flower of the thyme plant can have potent antioxidant properties. Its fragrant component can also cause skin sensitivity although that presents more of an issue when this ingredient is in the oil form. Thyme extract does also offer beneficial components for skin. Generally speaking, thyme extract should not be one of the chief antioxidants in skincare products; however, in lower amounts and mixed with other antioxidants, it’s OK.

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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