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Yes, Antibacterial Beauty Products Are A Thing - Here, The Best Ones To Get

Here are the antibacterial beauty products that will give you your cleanest skin this season.

Trust us when we say bacteria on our skin (the good ones, of course) can reap tons of benefits – think probiotics in skincare. And while there’s the good in such bacteria, we, too, at times want to include beauty products with antibacterial properties in our regime to rid off all the grime and gunk, especially so with the current Covid-19 virus situation that has definitely taken a toll on our daily lives. But besides hand sanitisers and soaps, there are a string of beauty products that come equipped with such properties to fight off unwanted bacteria. 

Some key ingredients that are packed with antibacterial properties include tea tree oil, marula oil and rosehip oil. Found in numerous skincare products, these don’t just come equipped with antibacterial properties. Marula oil is known to contain oleic acid, which is a fatty acid that helps to nourish dry complexions while rosehip oil has phenols, which is said to contain antifungal and antiviral properties as well.

Here, we suss out the products you need to know.

Sigi Skin Dream Capsule, $82
The first overnight sleeping mask for the brand, this features a lightweight, silky air-whipped texture that melts on the skin upon application. It is said to provide a host of benefits and effects  such as hydrating, anti-inflammatory, firming, brightening and skin-repairing thanks to its key botanical active, bakuchiol. Additionally, bakuchiol also helps to tackle acne and skin ageing, boost collagen and elastin production, as well as provide anti-bacterial and anti-acne effects.  Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil, $112, Sephora
Powered by azulene oil, an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial extract, this skin-soothing face oil helps to treat redness, nourish dry complexions and calm skin irritations resulting in a clearer complexion. Best suited for oily, combination and acne-prone skin types, this blue oil is also natural, vegan and cruelty-free. Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil, $102, Sephora
This is a fast-absorbing facial oil that provides anti-ageing and antibacterial benefits, as well as advanced protection against environmental stressors and free radicals. It hydrates, preserves and heals your skin while restoring its youthful glow thanks to its key ingredient, marula fruit. Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil, $87
Formulated with certified organic noni extract, rosehip oil (a superior ingredient to fight bacteria), pomegranate oil and sea buckthorn oil, this antioxidant-rich oil is great to nourish, hydrate and brighten complexions for plumper, smoother and more radiant skin. It also contains  sea buckthorn oil, vitamins C and E, omega-7 fatty acids and carotenoids to repair damaged skin, soothe irritation and reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes. Mise-En-Scene Perfect Serum (Original), $15.90
This lightweight, non-greasy hair serum is made with a slew of different naturally-derived ingredients such as argan oil, camellia oil, jojoba oil and marula oil to hydrate, nourish, repair and fight off any bacteria in damaged hair.  Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser, $33
Ideal for those with combination and oily skin types, this gel-to-foam cleanser features antioxidant grape seed polyphenols, an antibacterial essential oil complex and organic rose water to control excess sebum production, treat blackheads and reduce redness and irritations. Plus, it also helps to minimise the appearance of enlarged pores. Bybi Beauty Swipe Clean Facial Cleansing Oil, $50, Sephora
Used as a first step in your skincare routine, his gentle cleansing oil is formulated with a host of antibacterial oils to effectively remove impurities to leave skin feeling hydrated and fresh – what’s not to like?