Neem trees are fast growing evergreens that thrive in tropical Asian environments, especially India and Pakistan. The tree has a long history in traditional cultures and especially Ayurvedic medicine, where parts of the tree are harvested as food and or refined and distilled for medicinal or industrial uses.
The leaves have been used for thousands of years for their powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. The extract has been used to treat skin diseases and infections. More recently science has indicated that the leaf may also have anti-viral, antioxidant, antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties.
For skin care the neem leaf is beneficial for many reasons, but particuarly for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. You'll find Organic Neem Leaf Extract or Neem Leaf Infusions in our Cacao Antioxidant Mask, Active Enzyme Exfoliator and Styling Cream.