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Azadirachta indica

What is neem in skincare?

Neem, scientifically known as Azadirachta indica, is a versatile herb that has been used for centuries in traditional skincare. It offers several potential benefits for the skin

What is neem good for?

Using neem in skincare should help remove bacteria and other toxins from your skin. It can also help to stimulate collagen production and reduce dryness, thus helping you have a refreshing skincare experience.

What are the specific benefits of using neem in skincare?

Potent anti-inflammatory properties

Neem can calm symptoms such as swelling, redness and itching. This is because Neem contains compounds like nimbin and nimbidin, which have anti-inflammatory benefits. These anti-inflammatory effects may help reduce irritation associated with various skin conditions, most commonly in acne, eczema, and psoriasis, among others[i].

Antibacterial and antimicrobial effects to protect skin

Neem has natural antibacterial properties, which can help combat acne-causing bacteria like Propionibacterium acnes. It may also help prevent the growth of other harmful microbes on the skin and help prevent skin infection to infection-prone skin, for example, eczema[ii].


Neem is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, and vitamin E, which help protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. This can contribute to a more youthful and healthier-looking complexion over time[iii].

Skin-moisturising and nourishing benefits

Neem oil is often used in skincare products due to its great moisturising properties. It can help hydrate dry skin, soothe itching and irritation, and restore the skin's natural moisture balance[iv].

Wound healing properties

A handy addition to the medicine cabinet for many reasons, Neem may also aid in the healing of minor wounds, cuts, and abrasions. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties can help prevent infections and promote faster healing[v].

Precautions for using Neem

Please be careful when using Neem-based products for the first time and only use a small amount to test the skin’s tolerance. It can, for example, cause allergic reactions, such as contact dermatitis in rare cases.

Recommended For

Acne , Acne Marks/ Scars , Wound healing (Post Surgery Healing) , Eczema , Dermatitis , Swelling (oedema) , Prickly Heat , Cracked Lips , Psoriasis , Hyperkeratosis

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