There are no items in your bag at this time.
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
About the Experts
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:
The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!