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Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Body Wash / Subcategory: Body Wash/Cleanser / What it does: Cleanses,

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      27.07.2013 17:30
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      Good for keeping skin clearer but don't expect it to clear breakouts

      My skin is prone to blemishes and this goes for my body as well as my face. I often find that when the skin on my face goes berserk, the same happens for the skin across my shoulders and chest. Last year, I was advised that the problem is some kind of acne that flares up and sticks around and was prescribed some antibiotics, which did nothing. I then decided to try this body wash as I like the facial wash from the same range but I must admit, I didn't have high hopes that it would solve the problem.

      THE BODY WASH
      The body wash is a light green colour and not quite as dark as it appears in the bottle as the bottle itself is a green shade too. Consistency-wise, it's not overly thick and does have quite a distinctive tea tree smell, which won't be too everyone's tastes. I find it quite hard to lather up effectively and your skin has to very wet for this to happen properly so I prefer to use this product in the shower rather than the bath.

      RESULTS
      I have been using this product several times per week for the best part of a year now with a couple of lapses during holidays. When I first started using it, I had the aforementioned acne breakout on my chest and shoulders, which this product did nothing to shift. It did take some of the redness out of the most angry looking spots and shrunk them somewhat but I had lots of smaller pimples that this product did nothing to tackle so on the whole, it was no miracle worker for existing breakouts. During the two lapses, I experienced further breakouts at times when the acne had died down. Again, going back to the product did nothing to tackle these. On this basis, I can't recommend it as a body wash to tackle existing breakouts.

      However, I have noticed that with regular use, it seems to stop breakouts from occurring in the first place and I only experienced these when I stupidly decided not to take this item with me on holidays. I have since learnt my lesson there! For the most part, I get maybe one or two spots while regularly using this but nothing like the breakouts that I am prone to getting when not using this body wash. If like me, you regularly get bad breakouts on your body, I can recommend this product for stopping them from happening so it's not all bad!

      PRICE
      It costs £6 and I am happy to pay this as the average bottle lasts me for quite a while and I do find the product to be highly effective in stopping breakouts. It's just a shame that it doesn't deal with ones that have already cropped up and on that basis, I feel that I can only give it a three-star rating.

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      13.03.2013 13:28
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      Tea Tree Body Wash

      The Product
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      This product is part of the Tea Tree range and is a refreshing, soap-free body wash which is suitable for blemished skin. The product is antibacterial so helps to prevent and clear up any blemishes and as the product is soap free it won't leave your skin feeling tight or dry like some other products that contain soap. With regular use of this product and the other products in the Tea Tree range you can have clearer looking skin. I have purchased a few products from this range before and whilst I don't particularly like the smell of the products I find them very affective at helping to clear up and reduce blemishes, which is what prompted me to try this product in the first place. I chose this product because I have been getting a few blemishes on my back lately. I suspect this is from sweating whilst being at the gym.

      Although I have a shower or bath every-day and espicially after the gym I have still noticed a few blemishes on the top of my back which I find gross, espicially as summer is approaching. I used to use a Clinique spray which was antibacterial and helped to prevent blemishes but they stopped selling this product, so I wanted to find an alternative product. Although this wasn't a spray, this was a product I could wash with and it would hopefully reduce the appearance of blemishes. I don't suffer from blemishes anywhere else on my body apart from my back and a few occasional blemishes on my face. The body wash comes in a round, shaped bottle and it states what the product is on the front. The bottle is green in colour and made from plastic. The lid to the bottle is whit ein colour and flips open to reveal the hole when the product dispenses. On the back of the product it gives you some information about the product and also gives a list of ingredients. You can peel the label open to reveal this information in different languages.

      Price/Availability
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      I purchased this from The Body Shop website where it is priced at £6.00 for a 250ml bottle of the body wash. I always purchase Body Shop products from their website as I find that they have really good offers. I purchased this with some other products and I used a special code which gave me 40% off the total price of my items which save me over £15.00. You can also purchase this from their highstreet stores, how-ever I find that due to the offers it works out cheaper buying most of their products online anyway.

      Using the Product
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      The plastic lid to the bottle simply flips open to reveal a small hole in which the product comes out of. I smelt the product before using it and it has the typical tea tree smell which I find can be a little overpowering sometimes. I expected the product to smell like this anyway before even purchasing it so this didn't really surprise me. I lay in the bath for a few minutes relaxing before I decided to have a wash using this product. I always use a bath lily when using body washes as I find that they lather up a lot more than what they do if I was to use my hand. I flipped open the top of the bottle which was easy to do even with wet hands and I tipped the bottle upside down and squeezed it over the bath lily to ensure some of the product dispensed onto the bath lily. The product was a very light green colour and wasn't too thick but at the same time wasn't really runny either.

      As I rubbed the bath lily over my body the product started to foam up and I could smell the scent of the tea tree which is in the product. The lather felt extremly soft against my skin and it felt as though it was doing a really good job of cleaning. The smell of the product did get slightly stronger and I wasn't too sure I liked this smell, how-ever I would put up with it as long as the product help to reduce the blemishes on my skin. After washing myself I rinsed the product off which was easy to do. My skin felt really, really clean and there was a slight tea tree scent on my skin. As the smell of the product is quite strong it does tend to fill the bathroom with the smell, how-ever once the lather has been rinsed off the smell gets weaker. I got out of the bath and patted my skin dry. My skin felt really smooth. There was still a slight scent to my skin which smelt of tea tree but this wasn't very strong and I was going to be applying body butter anyway so the smell would soon go. Since using the product I haven't had any blemishes or small break-outs on my back which I have been really pleased with, so I am continuing to use the product regularly to help keep the blemishes away.

      Overall Opinion
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      When purchasing this product I thought it may have quite a strong scent to it due to the tea tree in it and I was right. Although I'm not too keen on the smell it was bearable whilst washing and the smell soon gets weaker once the product has been washed off. I love the rich lather that the product creates and I love how soft it leaves my skin feeling even when my skin is dry. I tend to use this product twice a week rather than every day to help keep blemishes away. The more I have used the product the more I have got used to the strong smell of the product. The product has done a really good job at keeping blemishes away and it leaves my skin feeling really clean and looking clear. In terms of value the product is quite pricey, how-ever as I only use it twice a week this should last me a good amount of time as a little bit of this creates a nice lather to be able to wash your whole body.


      (review will also appear on ciao)

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        23.06.2012 02:44
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        A great blemish clearing bodywash, it worth the price!

        I was drawn to The Body Shop a few years ago when I heard they had specific ranges of skincare directed at different types of skin, as I always had trouble finding a good skincare for my oily skin, especially my face. The range on offer for oily skin is the Tea Tree Oil collection which is all bright green, it does not have the most appealing packaging (especially as I like my beauty products to feel girly!) but the price made me feel it would be very trustworthy.

        I splurged out on a few different products including this body wash as I suffer from small blemishes on my back and shoulders. The bottle is easy enough to use however when you start to run low it can be difficult to get the last few drops as the bottle is made of a fairly rigid plastic. The smell of tea tree oil isn't the nicest but it isn't entirely unpleasant or overpowering, it is an antibacterial wash and definately smells like it. I can't smell it on my skin after I have washed either which is great because that probably would would put me off a bit and it means there's no mixing smells with my perfume.

        It has helped clear the blemishes on my back a lot without leaving it dry at all but also not oily and sticky like I find other bodywashes do and overall it generally makes me feel a lot cleaner and refreshed. I'm more than willing to pay the £4.50 for a bottle as I think it's definately worth it. It lasts for a long time and I often stock up on a few or buy with other products when they are on a special offer at The Body Shop and having a Body Shop card means a freebee every once in a while! You can often find them a little cheaper on ebay too.

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        28.06.2011 14:20
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        I was expecting better results

        I bought this after developing spots and red bumps on the back of my thighs and i was hoping this would help.

        The bottle is 250ml and costs £4.50. It is soap free, anti bacterial and is meant to leave you with clearer looking skin.

        The bottle has a lid which you flip open and then squeeze the product out. The liquid is bright green and smells very fresh and almost herby. It isn't a girly or sexy scent. In fact i would say it smell quite medicated. I have to admit im not so sure about the scent.

        It isn't very creamy and so doesn't lather up particularly well. To get a good lather quite a big amount of the product is needed. However afterwards my skin did feel and smells really clean. It didn't dry out my skin either. It felt really refreshing to use and seemed to really wake me up in the morning.

        After using this for a few weeks i noticed that i didn't get any more spots on the back of my thighs or anywhere else on my body, but it didn't clear up the marks that i already have which is what i was hoping for.

        For quite a small bottle, it is very expensive so i am not sure i would buy again as for the price i would expect much better results.

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        06.03.2011 22:47
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        Nice fresh feeling when used.

        I first started using this around twelve years ago. At the time I was pregnant with my first child and I did seem to get an addiction to the smell, this was to the point of bathing three times a day just so I could use it. After the baby was born I stopped using it for no particular reason. Fast forward to present day (well about nine months ago...) I was pregnant again and I remembered this product and had an overwhelming urge to buy it again. A trip into town and much money later, I came home with five products from the Body shop tea tree range.
        The first thing I did was jump in the shower and put on my ex-foliating gloves. I found I only needed to put a small amount on, around the size of a five pence piece to be able to get sufficient lather for my body. This product does not get as foamy as your normal shower gels. As I remembered I got out of the shower and my skin felt extremely clean and feeling totally refreshed. It reminded me of why I was so obsessed with it before.
        The following day before my next shower I noticed that my skin did not feel as grotty as it normally does.
        The body wash claims to remove impurities, I believe this as my skin was left feeling very fresh and clean. The fragrance is not overpowering once you have rinsed off. This is good if you use a scented moisturising cream after as this will not affect the fragrance of that.
        The size of the bottle is 250 ml and costs £5 from the store. But I tend to find there are plenty of offers to be had if you combine it with other products from the range.

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          22.11.2010 19:47
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          A great body wash for spotty skin

          This is one of my new favourite products and I wouldn't be without it now!

          I've always had oily, spot-prone skin and I get quite a lot of spots on my back which I hate. Up until recently I just used to use my facial cleanser on my back as well, but that can work out pretty expensive as you use a lot more of it that way, so when my sister bought this I started using it instead.

          It costs £4.50 for a 250ml which at first I did think was expensive but seeing how good it is I think it's totally worth it! The bottle has a flip top lid to make it easier to use, but the plastic the bottle is made of is not very malleable so it can be difficult to squeeze it out once you get part way through the bottle.

          I don't need to use much to get a good lather and I use it to wash my whole body with. It makes my skin feel very clean and it doesn't dry it out even though I use it every day. The smell is not great, just a basic tea tree smell, but you can always follow it with a nice scented shower gel if you want sweet smelling skin.

          I only used this for a few weeks before the spots on my back were practically completely cleared up. It honestly works so well, much better than anything else I've tried on my back, and my skin feels so much smoother and clearer. I'm definitely going to keep on using this one!

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          05.08.2010 19:02
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          If you want to fight off blemishes, then give this one a miss.

          I've tried a few products from The Body Shop's Tea Tree range as the range is aimed at blemish prone skin, which is my skin type. For the most part I haven't been impressed with this range at all, barely noticing any positive results, however this body wash is something which I haven't seen before and so I was tempted to give it a try. I suffer from tiny blemishes around my shoulders, chest and back and this body wash claims that with regular use it will maintain clear, blemish-free skin.
          This body wash is just one product of many in the Body Shop's Tea Tree range and a 250ml bottle costs £4.50, making this not the cheapest body wash around by any means. I decided to give it a try however, because I'd never seen a body wash for blemish prone skin and so bought it in the hope it would at least make some difference to my problem.

          I must admit I dislike the smell of tea tree, and I could never describe it as an 'invigorating' scent, it just smells quite disgusting to me! It states to contain lemon tea tree oil and Community Trade organic tea tree oil, however I can't smell even the hint of lemons when I use this, just that horrible tea tree smell. The Community Trade tea tree oil comes
          from The Kenya Organic Farmers' Association, It is grown in the foothills of Mount Kenya and helps to strengthen and develop the local economy and create vital employment on the farms, providing opportunities for local people to stay in their community rather than seeking employment in urban areas.

          The body wash comes out as a greeny/yellow thick shower gel, and I must admit this stuff really lathers up well. I only use a small amount because of this, and this does make the £4.50 price tag a bit more reasonable as a bottle of this stuff does last months. I shower everyday and have been using this as a shower gel everyday for around 2 months now, and I have a third of the bottle left, to my surprise!

          Whilst I have been using this for a couple of months now, I must say I am extremely disappointed with the results in that there aren't any. I have been putting up with the tea tree smell in the hope that it will make a difference to my skin but there hasn't even been the slightest bit of difference! I have been using it all over but mainly concentrating on my shoulders and chest, and everyday I have done this, but I've now realised this is never going to start working and living up to it's claims. You see I'm still experiencing the same amount of tiny blemishes in the same places, they haven't decreased and the problem areas don't look clearer. It claims that with everyday use it will help to maintain clear, blemish-free skin, but it doesn't at all.

          I do not recommend this body wash at all as it simply doesn't work. If there is a body wash out there that does help fight blemishes then please, let me know! In the mean time if you do like the smell of tea tree oil, then I suppose this isn't all that bad as you only need to use a small amount and it lathers up well, and the scent is rather strong. Otherwise if like me, you were solely purchasing this to fight off blemishes then I would steer well clear.

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            01.02.2010 21:01
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            Well worth trying

            The Body Shop Tea Tree Body Wash

            Description: Manufacturer: The Body Shop / Type: Body Wash



            Anyone who is familiar with some of my earlier reviews (thanks so much, I genuinely appreciate all reads, rates and comments!) will know by now that I am a bit of a cosmetic addict and like to use loads of different products for my bath, shower, hair and body.

            I like the Body Shop because they never test on animals and also use Fair Trade products where possible. They aim to use the minimum packaging too so are a nice treat for those with a social conscience.

            This shower gel comes in a see through plastic bottle with a flip open lid which is handy for the shower as it means that it doesn't drop onto the shower floor every time you use it!

            A 250ml bottle of this shower gel will cost you £3.50.

            Tea tree oil is renowned for its antibacterial properties so anyone with oily skin or spots may find this product has a calming, soothing effect on skin. The fragrance is quite distinctive to tea tree oil though so it may be one that you either like or don't.

            The shower gel lathers up quite well and has a slightly medicated fragrance which I really like. Mr Siamese hates it though and claims that he can smell it on my skin after use, so again, this is perhaps something that you will either like or hate. It definitely leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean after using which is great though.

            I really like this product, a little goes a long way and after using, I feel fresh and clean. It is great to use first thing in the morning as the fragrance makes you feel awake and alert and ready to face the day!

            If you are a fan of tea tree then you are certain to like this product, and the antibacterial properties may help to calm problem skin. I have sensitive skin and find this shower gel is really soothing, leaving me feeling fresh and moisturised - what more could you want!


            Ingredients are as follows (taken from the Body Shop website);

            Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Glycerin (Humectant), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), p-Anisic Acid (pH Modifier), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Caramel (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).

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            14.11.2009 18:03
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            Buy it - but only if you like the smell of tea tree!

            I used to use Tea Tree products when I was a teenager and suffered a lot with spots and oily skin, but haven't for a while as I've got into slightly more 'grown up' products. However recently when I was having a bit of a breakout on my face and back, I bought this on a whim. It was £4.50 which didn't seem too bad for 200ml. It is a slightly alarming bright green colour and comes in a fairly minimalist clear plastic bottle with a black flip-top lid. On the packaging is the Body Shop's usual blurb about their environmental credentials and how nothing is tested on animals, etc. It also claims that this product is suitable for 'blemished skin' and that it contains organically sourced Tea Tree and lemon oils.

            This is designed to be used as a normal shower gel all over the body with a sponge, puff or flannel, but I concentrated mostly on my trouble spots - in other words my back. It smells really nice and fresh - as well as the astringent and slightly medicated tea tree smell you can also pick out the lemon - it definitely has a pleasant citrussy overtone. It lathers up really well with a puff and spreads easily all over thee body, making lots of pleasing froth! Unlike other medicated products it still feels gentle and doesn't sting or tingle.

            It also rinses off cleanly and easily, leaving your skin feeling squeaky-clean and refreshed. Once I was dry my skin felt really nice and soft, and not at all dried out. I didn't have to use any body lotion etc. It also left a faint lemony/herby smell on my skin which was quite pleasant.

            A few weeks on, my skin has improved somewhat but don't expect miracles! I'm glad this product is quite gentle but I think it only really helps lightly blemished skin. It's also quite expensive compared to many shower gels, for little discernible benefit. However I'll certainly use the bottle up and enjoy feeling like I'm doing my skin a favour.

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