Scientific Name: Azadirachta Indica.
Oil Type: Carrier oil.
Comedogenic Rating: 1-2
Smell: Strong, pungent smell of garlic/sulfur (not well liked by most).
Color: Orangey-brown to dark reddish brown.
Consistency: Oily/waxy (when liquid), creamy (when solid at cold temps).
Shelf Life: 2 years.
Best for Skin Types: Dry skin, oily skin, combination skin
Best for Skin Conditions: Eczema, psoriasis, acne, acne scars, infections, inflammation
Pregnancy Safety: Safe for external use only during pregnancy.
Other Notable Compounds: Azadirachtin, Nimbin, Nimbidin, Nibidol, Quercetin, and Vitamin E.
A staple in Ayurveda, organic neem oil is one of the most potent antivirals.
Neem oil is created from the fruits and seeds of the Azadirachta indica plant.
The secret behind neem oil’s amazing healing properties is its unique blend of compounds including azadirachtin (an insect anti-fungal) , nimbin (an anti-inflammatory and antihistamine), nimbidin (an antibacterial, analgesic, and anti-fungal), and quercetin (an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial). Neem oil also boasts a low comedogenic rating of 1, meaning it won’t clog pores and promote bacteria growth. On the contrary, neem’s ability to kill harmful bacteria, penetrate deeply into the skin, and reduce swelling make it an ideal spot treatment for those suffering from acne or acne scarring. Neem oil can be a saviour for dry, irritated skin.