Plant oil (Latin name Thymus vulgaris) that is a source of potent antioxidants, but its fragrant components (which are part of the oil itself) pose a risk of sensitivity. For this reason, products with thyme extract are a safer bet in terms of getting the “good” antioxidants from thyme without the volatile fragrance components that, while also being antioxidants, may also harm skin.
Reference for this information:
International Journal of Dermatology, July 2012, pages 790-795
See thyme extract
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