Since ancient times Indian sandalwood has been recognised as a skin healer and is now featuring in modern-day products as a natural topical and wellbeing ingredient.

Benefits Overview

There are four key areas where research has identified Indian Sandalwood as demonstrating strong efficacy:


It inhibits prostaglandin production (PGE2) in a similar manner to aspirin and can suppress a broad range of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines associated with numerous skin diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.2 In a study looking at Indian Sandalwood as a therapeutic option in the treatment of inflammatory skin disease, it was found that 75% of paediatric eczema/atopic dermatitis patients treated with topical Santalum album formulations saw a reduction in their Eczema Area and Severity Index score of 50%.3


Album oil has been shown to inhibit and kill Staph (S. aureus, S. pyogenes and S. epidermidis) and Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes and P. granulosum) in invitro assays at concentrations as low as 0.001% - well below levels used in skincare products.2


In recent in- vitro studies, results suggest that Album oil is an excellent antioxidant as it was able to inhibit the intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, reverse the morphological damages and effectively improves viability of neural cells under oxidative stress conditions. Moreover, the oil markedly increased the antioxidant enzyme activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase Santalum Album Oil (SAO) would likely act through nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 to regulate the antioxidant proteins to protect against oxidative stress.4


Studies were completed to probe Indian Sandalwood’s anti-tyrosinase potential using TLC-bioautographic and colorimetric methods. Results obtained from colorimetric assays indicated that sandalwood oil is a potent inhibitor of tyrosinase (IC50=171 µg mL-1) in comparison with positive controls, which was supported by the TLC-bioautographic assays indicating α-santalol, the major constituent of Indian Sandalwood oil, was the influencing factor.5

The Quintis Difference

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Personalised Specifications

We understand that clients require different formulations in order to create their products. That's why we are committed to collaborating with you to ensure our products meet your requirements.

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Globally Certified

We are proud to have over 20 global certifications and be the only Indian sandalwood oil supplier that meets British Pharmacopeia standards.

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Unique Formulations

Quintis creates bespoke formulations for clients across all of our industries. We have significant infrastructure to support this including our 60,000sqm facility in Western Australia.

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Reliable Supply

Our plantations are home to more than 5 million trees which ensure the longevity and consistency of supply.

Our sandalwood, your products.

We understand that there are a range of cosmetic products that require different types of products to achieve specific outcomes. Quintis supplies not only oil, but wood chips and powder which all can be customised to your specifications and be used in a range of cosmetic applications.