As some of you may know I have been tackling an acne problem that has out of the blue, at the ripe old age of thirty, decided to make my life a misery. Having never before suffered with bad skin, blemishes or spots, I was quite concerned and have been on a mission to rectify the problem.
During my mission, which I am glad to say is coming to an end having been recommended a wonderful product which I have already reviewed, I tried out this product from Avon.
The Tea Tree Blemish stick is a very neat little product that can be carried around in your pocket or handbag, should you so wish to do so, and is lightweight and very inoffensive to look at.
It has a screw top which doubles up as an applicator/wand which is used to apply the product directly from tube to spot! Or spots, in my case!!!
It has a sticky texture and is clear, and remains so on application to the skin. There is a slight odour to the product but much what you would expect from any product containing tea-tree. It can and does sting ever so slightly when applied but I would imagine that this would differ from one type of skin irritation to another.
Once applied the wand is simply placed back into the tube until the next application.
Make -up can be applied over it though it does prove troublesome to effectively apply liquid foundation over the top, so I would suggest letting the gel dry thoroughly first.
Personally this product - however convenient and inexpensive - did not help remove my spots. In fact, it did not improve the condition of my skin in any way. The spots remained and so did the product.....at the bottom of my make-up bag....where it remained for quite someime until I evenually threw it out.
I was doing some sorting out, and I came across a shoe-box of stuff Id forgotten about. Along with various other strange and random things a green toy dog we won at a fair (my boyfriend named it spinach features) and some furry cat ears and collar (make of that what you will) - was this Avon Tea Tree Blemish Stick.
As you may have guessed from the fact that it was relegated to an old shoe-box, this is not my favourite product. In fact, when Im finished writing this review (and warning you all!) Ill throw it out.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
To put it simply, this is a tea tree solution which is applied directly onto spots or blemishes to (supposedly) get rid of them.
It comes in a small green tube, which contains 7ml of the liquid. The tube is similar to a lip gloss, with a white plastic wand with which the solution is applied.
I have never had full-blown acne, even when I was a teenager, I just get the odd spot here and there, probably caused by my poor diet! When I do get a spot, I tend to use another Avon product called targeted blemish remover which is a gel that you apply in a similar way, and it really does get rid of spots quickly.
I think this was a big factor in why I bought this in the first place, as I assumed that if one Avon product was so good, then others would be just as great, wouldnt they? Also, when I was a teenager I used to buy bottles of tea tree oil from the body shop and apply it directly onto spots as it has great antiseptic properties.
Im pretty certain this product doesnt just contain tea tree oil, as its the wrong consistency, but as to the ingredients, I am at a loss, as they are not printed on the bottle.
You need to apply this directly onto the spot using the wand. How hygienic this is I dont know, especially as you are touching the wand from the spot back to the tube and so on, I would think it will get contaminated pretty quickly.
The first thing you will notice when applying this is that the wand is pretty scratchy. It is just a plastic stick with a slanted end, which can feel quite irritating to your skin.
It smells quite strongly of tea-tree, which is not the nicest smell ever, I always think it smells quite medicated.
As with most tea-tree products, your skin will probably feel a bit tingly for a while
after you first apply this, but that effect will soon disappear.
I suppose the next step, would be to wait for your spot to magically disappear well youll be waiting some time. Obviously you would not expect this to happen immediately, but so far after several applications of this, for me, it has never worked at all. It does not even appear to have a drying effect, or shrink the spot at all. Perhaps this is just me, and maybe it works for other people, but so far this has not had any effect for me whatsoever, and I would definitely not recommend this product. Instead try the targeted blemish remover.
Costs £2.75, and is only available from Avon. Visit www.avonshop.co.uk
Tea tree, well known for zapping spots, usually when I see any product containing tea tree I automaticly think, wow brilliant no spots, I'll have to buy that, I'll be spot free forever!! If only that was true... I was flicking through avon brouchure I was delighted to see the tea tree range all half price, most of the tee trea ranges I have used were really good so I assumed this wan't going to be much different, after all tea tree-same stuff innit? Well, thats what I thought anway.. I had a few spots to try thw product on when it first arrived, I applied it many times a day with hope...them days turned into weeks...them weeks turned into a month!!! My zit were still there, it had made no difference whatsoever...I though maybe I was just not using it properly so I gave it another month, did it shift any spots? No, not even one, even the really really small ones were still there, you know the type, scrape it of but this "wondeful" product didn't even make one difference, well I lied, it does dry the skin out! No wonder the range was half price, it should be free as it had no effect apart from dry skin!!! I wouldn't reccomend it, for the normal price you can find many different spot zapper which works wonders, just not this one! I like the avon range usually, but this certainly didn't match up to the usual standards I would expect.
Avon Naturals Tea Tree Blemish Stick a product from the Avon’s Naturals range, which is designed to “zap” those, dreaded spots and blemishes that we all tend to get, at any age and usually at the most inopportune times. It is a product that has been made Avon around since the early days of the Tea Tree Naturals range. I had one come up the day before I was due to leave for my holiday to Tenerife. Help! This product proved to be indispensable for me. *Now for the piece of useless (or useful) information* I wonder if you are aware that the Tea Tree is a native plant that comes from the Australian outback and has been known for its antiseptic properties for a long time, so is great for the skin with “outbreaks”! The Tea Tree oil within this product is designed to help clean and refresh the skin. It can now be found in many medical treatments too now, including treating MRSA in hospitals. **Aroma** The aroma is distinctive with that of any other Tea Tree product. Once you have smelt it once you will always remember it! The aroma of Tea Tree reminds me of the autumn, when the leaves are beginning to decay, you know that healthy woody smell. It is great for the male in your life to use as it is not a girlie smell either, thus in my opinion making this product asexual skin care product to have in the bathroom cabinet for those dreaded emergencies. SPOT! There is a hint of alcohol too but that is not too strong, but helps to dry the skin. **How and When To Apply** The applicator is a plastic semi-hard wand like stick. It is easy to apply directly on the effected area of skin. On side is rounded but there is a flat side to help with the application of gel. Apply directly to the effected skin at nighttime and allow to dry (up to five minutes depending on how much you apply to the skin). The lotion/gel is a little cold on the skin until the alcohol evaporates and it gently warms to th
e skin temperature. In the morning the blemish should have dried out. The instructions recommend re-application as necessary every two-three hours. I personally feel that this product works well on one direct application, but remember you can re-apply to effected skin until the spot has disappeared. (One word of warning this product dries the skin so avoid application to very dry or sunburnt areas of skin). **Packaging** This is simple uncomplicated packaging found in the Naturals range. This skin treatment is a simple tube with a stylised drawing of a Tea Tree on a clear tube with green contents and a black screw lid. **Cost** This product comes in one size only. £2.75 for 7mls tube. The tube may seem small. But you only need a tiny amount to be effective on those annoying spots and blemishes. This product is one of many Tea Tree products avalible from Avon. You can purchase Avon Naturals Tea Tree Blemish Stick or any other Avon products from your local Avon representative and now online at www.avonshop.co.uk. However, if you do not like it after purchase, you can simply return it for a full money back refund, even if you have tried Avon Naturals Tea Tree Blemish Stick out! Now how many companies would do that for you? One word of warning about using the online service, you are charged postage and packing costs. **For more information** Address: Avon Cosmetics Limited Earls tree Road Corby Northants NN117 4AZ Telephone number: 0845345844 Website: www.avon.uk.com NB I have asked for this opinion to be moved to the correct category. Thank you for reading.