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I just love The Body Shop and I am often visiting their store and website, their products can be expensive full price so it is well worth waiting for one of their offers or promotions and then stocking up. I do love trying out new items but I also have many firm favourites which i return to time and time again, one of which being the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion, I am not alone in my love for this one - it is one of the Body Shops best sellers.
The Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion is available in a 15ml tube (£3.00), this would be ideal for anyone wanting to try the product for the first time and not spend a lot of money on a product that they didn't like or simply didn't suit their particular skin type. I have been buying this one for a number of years now and as its one of my favourites I always go for the 50ml tube (£8.00) because I know I will get my moneys worth.
With regards to the packaging there isn't too much to say really, it is presented in a plastic tube which stands on its flip lid. The brand and product name are clearly shown on a suitable green background. General information is given on the back, all of which should be read thoroughly before using.
The Body Shop recommend this Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion for Blemished skin, but I feel it is perfectly suitable for other skin types too. My skin is not really blemished, I would consider my skin to be "normal" perhaps a little dry during the winter.
I use it like any other moisturising lotion, I squirt a small amount of the white lotion onto my fingers and massage it into my face. I tend to use this one as a morning lotion and apply it before putting my make up on, it feels light weight on my skin and is easily absorbed, it doesn't leave the skin feeling tacky or sticky. It is the perfect base for make up as it gives an amazing matte finish and reduces any shine.
The tea tree and tamanu oil make this lotion ideal for those prone to spots, but it works great for my "normal" skin type too, giving me beautiful soft skin. I have no problems recommending it to others, but again try the smaller cheaper tub first.
I would describe my skin as being quite problematic, in that it has several issues to overcome including dryness and spot outbreaks. I have tried out endless products over the years in a bid to overcome these problems, and find that products containing Tea Tree are very effective in helping to combat some of the issues. In particular, I find that Tea Tree - or products containing this helpful ingredient - are very effective in keeping spots at bay. As I am a huge fan of the assortment of products from The Body Shop, I have used a variety of products from their own-branded Tea Tree range over the years. This review will outline my experiences of using "The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion."
The Lotion's packaging is in keeping with the rest of the Tea Tree range from The Body Shop, with the plastic tube displaying the same familiar green branding. The green tube offers a little eye-catching detail, and the familiar Body Shop logo, together with the Tea Tree symbol used on the packaging allow the product to feel like the perfect sister product to others I have used from elsewhere in The Body Shop's Tea Tree range.
The tube is quite petite, being 50ml in size, and so I find it is easy to handle and use. The tube's plastic material is not so robust as to pose a difficulty with me dispensing the product from within, nor is the plastic 'flip up' cap difficult to use, and even though I suffer with limited strength in my hands, I am able to use the product and its packaging easily. The 50ml tube of Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion that I have currently retails for £8, with a smaller, 15ml offering costing £3. You can purchase the product in store in branches of The Body Shop, or online at their website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, where postage costs will normally apply.
The lotion dispenses very easily from the plastic tube, thanks to its consistency being quite thin; it is not 'runny' as such, but the white lotion is just that - a lotion, rather than being a cream product. This is an observation rather than a criticism, and I do find that the lotion's consistency is quite 'light' which allows it to spread easily and quickly over the skin's surface. This means that I can apply the product in just a few moments, which allows it to feel ideal for use first thing in the morning, when I have little time, stamina or patience to undertake a facial skincare routine that requires a lot of fuss. I find too that a little of the product really goes a long way, thanks to its ease of application. This means that any initial reservations over the product's cost for such a small tube of product are easily quietened, and I have found the tube lasts a surprisingly long time.
During the application of the lotion, I find that its light consistency does not 'drag' over the skin at all, nor does it feel greasy. Instead, the lotion feels quite 'cooling' on the skin, which is presumably helped by the strong Tea Tree scent contained within. This has quite a strong underlying scent that is quite menthol-like and this does feel quite cool and with a 'calming' feeling being present, which is particularly welcome at any tender areas that are inflamed or subject to spot outbreaks at the time. The lotion's scent is so strong that I find it is noticeable throughout the whole time the product is being applied, with it lingering easily afterwards too. Whilst not being unpleasant or over-powering, it is certainly noticeable for quite a while after application, until it calms and fades altogether.
I find that the lotion sinks into skin easily, without continued rubbing being required. It does not 'sit' clumsily on the skin's surface, with it being completely absorbed quite quickly instead. This makes it feel quite a convenient product to use, particularly when compared to other daily moisturiser products that I own that take an absolute age to sink into the skin; this is time-consuming and rather annoying.
I tend to apply the Skin Clearing Lotion directly after I have used the Skin Clearing Facial Wash from the same Body Shop Range. I find that the two products work beautifully together, allowing harmony to be experienced and a noticeable 'calm' being witnessed to the troublesome spot outbreaks that will flare up every now and then. With the Skin Clearing Facial Wash feeling like it is 'prepping' the skin beforehand, by leaving it completely cleansed and free from grime, the Skin Clearing Lotion then feels like it is 'assisting' in the skin care routine, as it allows a light moisturisation to be experienced, without feeling too 'heavy' to apply during spot outbreaks. Such 'heavier' products often feel like they are contributing to the problem of spots occurring, as they can feel 'slicked' on the skin's surface after application which feels rather like they are 'suffocating' the skin... skin that is often tender or inflamed. The Skin Clearing Lotion on the other hand, feels light and 'cool' on inflamed skin, although it still moisturises my dry skin fully and completely. This combination is rather difficult to achieve, in my experience, as many other spot-busting moisturiser products that I have tried out in the past have felt very 'drying' on the skin, with them 'stripping' the skin of its natural oils in a bid to dry up any spots. This 'drying effect' works well at combating spots, I will admit, but I cannot say that my skin has benefited further than this, with it being reduced to a dehydrated state instead. The Body Shop Lotion, in comparison, works well at dealing with the issue of spots, without leaving the skin completely parched and dry, and this point alone is enough to warrant a repurchase of the product in the future, as far as I am concerned.
The Lotion boasts: "Lightweight Hydration with shine-control for clearer looking skin" and I do wholeheartedly agree with this statement. I have already outlined my experiences of my finding it offers a 'lightweight approach' in terms of achieving hydration and moisturisation, but I can confirm too that I find the "Shine-Control" claim to be quite true, with any shiny or oily-looking patches being completely quietened after the application of the lotion. This makes it feel quite suitable for daytime use, as I am able to apply my make-up directly to my face after the lotion feels absorbed. I have found many other Tea Tree-containing moisturisers have really only been suitable for use at night-time, mainly because they feel too 'heavy' to use during the day. The lightweight feel of this moisturiser, together with its ability to 'calm' skin, including shine and spots, make it feel like a good all-rounder, and I have found it has 'slotted' neatly into my everyday skincare routine without fuss.
The spot outbreaks that I suffer from have been dramatically reduced of late, which I can really only attribute to the use of The Body Shop's Tea Tree products. The Skin Clearing Lotion is one of a selection of products from the range that I have been using recently, and I find its continued use is very beneficial to my troublesome skin. The number of outbreaks has been reduced, but so too has their 'strength' and aggressiveness, with the blemishes themselves being much smaller and minor than before.
A further benefit can be noted from my skin's sensitivity, as there has been no experience of any irritation or aggravation during use. I would say that a slight 'tingle' is often present at two or three different areas of my face after the lotion has been applied, but this is not uncomfortable or even too unpleasant and it really only lasts for a minute or so. I find that this is quite common with tea tree products too, so I am familiar with the sensation. I do recommend the product as being suitable for use by those consumers with sensitive skin, but I would advise a little caution as the product feels quite strong, so I would suggest perhaps trying the product in store prior to purchase, to ascertain its suitability for your own skin type.
For me, no other Tea Tree facial moisturiser product has ever come close to the results obtained from The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion, and I do feel that the product will be a regular addition to my daily skincare routine from now on. Based on my positive findings, I really recommend the product and feel it is more than deserving of top marks in the Dooyoo product rating score.
Normally people pretend to by almost perfect when they present themselves online. Although I am guilty of choosing more favorable Facebook profile pictures I think this is the time to be honest with me self - and you of course. As much as I would love to have perfect skin, the reality is far away from it. I tend to get tiny yellow spots and having blackheads on my nose are something I excepted long ago. As this would not be enough my skin is quite oily and the shine on forehead, nose and chin could rival spotlights. Not a great complexion really but to top it off I also tend to get adverse reaction to face care products containing too many chemicals and perfumes.
The Body Shop Tea Tree range did not magically improve my skin overnight but after a few weeks of using the toner and the clearing lotion I could definitely notice a difference. Once I started using the gel I woke up every morning checking for blemishes. And of course they were there and again I thought that this was a huge waste of money. A few weeks in I looked through pictures of a recent night out - and surprise, surprise my face did not shine as badly as it normally does. Over time the oiliness was reduced which improved my general complexion. Although I still have big pores (sometimes I really do hate my genes) I have a lot less of these tiny, annoying spots. The blackheads on my nose cleared up but I think this might be due to the toner that I use as well. Frankly, I am happy enough that my skin is not so oily anymore.
With 7 Pounds for 50ml it sounds expensive but is actually decent value for money. I only use a tiny blob maybe the size of a 5 Pence piece for my entire face and the tub has been lasting alright for over three months now. Just over two Pounds per month is a price I gladly pay for a product that actually improves my skin complexion instead of giving only empty promises. I use it twice a day after cleaning my face. In the morning I only apply a tiny bit on my problem areas - forehead, nose and chin. At night I apply it again giving it enough time to sink in during the night. I would definitely recommend using the gel in combination with other Tea Tree products or at least another face toner.
Upon applying the gel feels quite cool which is great during summer. Although I can feel that my skin is less oily now it does not feel dry. And the best thing is that you can even apply make-up after using the gel without problems. My make-up seems to be looking nice for longer as well thanks to the gel being oil-free. The smell is slightly antiseptic but not unpleasant; it gives me the feeling of actually doing something to improve my skin rather than just putting any old cream on. (Hello placebo effect)
Having oily skin is a nightmare when it comes to face creams. Most make my skin even oilier and the Body Shop Tea Tree gel is one of the only products I would now consider using. Definitely well worth the money and a good investment if you struggled with blemished skin. I never had any adverse reaction to the gel and I have seen noticeable improvements within a few weeks of using it. The target group is probably younger people, I certainly would have been happy if this would have been available when my skin started going crazy once I turned 12. It is also aimed at people having oily skin regardless of age group. Highly recommended!
I've been using this range from The Body shop for the last few years. I do like the products from The Body Shop but never really think to order online and i'm never much in the shop. Every now ang again friends have been having Body Shop parties and I like to buy from them as they used to buy Avon from me when I done it so I like to support them and this is how I ended up trying and liking this range. I have pretty bad skin. It never seems to be without Spots and is Oily and greasy as well. Not great. I have tried many different products to try and help from well known Acne type products, to cheaper things up to designer branded products.
The Tea Tree range comes in a few different products and I have now tried them all. I think this was 1 of the last things I tried as it is more toners and Face washes that I use and I don't use lots of products on my skin.
This comes in a 50ml tube and costs £7. I know in the Body Shop at home books you can often buy a pack of this range and you will save a bit of money but I normally just need a couple of things at a time so although I know it won't go wrong then I just pay the full amount and look happy. Sometimes there can be discount codes to pick up online for The Body Shop too.
This comes in a tube which looks like the 1 above. It looks alright and isn't too tough a plastic tube so easy enough to squeeze and get it all out. Also you can easily cut the plastic tube and scrape every last bit out of this - Every bit counts I think :-)
So what is this meant to do? Well you apply this to cleansed skin and this is meant to help clear your face and also take the Oiliness away. I tend to apply this last thing at night and I find in the morning my skin feels smooth and doesn't feel all that Greasy. Although I use Toner when I get up which I would imagine wipes away this a bit I find that the Shine that is often on my forehead seems to stay away and I don't find that my skin gets quite as Oily as it would normally do
the scent of this is alright. The Tea Tree scent is quite strong but not overly and once this has been rubbed in then you can't really smell this. It does smell a bit of a medicated scent but that's ok for me. You don't need much of this and a few little dabs of this will give good coverage.
I don't think that this magically clears my skin of Spots, but I am happy that this seems to help reduce the Redness on my skin and for it to keep the Oily bits and shine away is good for me,
I was given a sample of this and I did go ahead and buy the full sized tube as soon as I got paid!
The tube is priced at £7, plus your usual 10% off if you have a LYB card. The lotion is an off white colour and it smells of tea tree, which is quite strong. The scent does smell a little medicinal and it does take a little getting used to as it does smell very strong. However, this is good stuff so my advice would be to look beyond the smell! The lotion is similar to a moisturiser as you use it in the same way.
The lotion is easy to use. The consistency is halfway between runny and thick. You simply rub it into your facial skin after cleansing and toning. The lotion absorbs quickly and easily and it doesn't leave your skin feeling tacky after application. The lotion can be used during any time of the day but I like to apply it before bedtime to give it time to soak into my skin overnight. It works better that way.
The lotion helps to clear up spots and/ or blemishes. The natural tea tree oil in the lotion contains anti bacterial properties that help the skin to heal. The lotion is natural and it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals. It can be used on sensitive skin as I suffer from sensitive skin myself. One thing I would say is that the lotion can be a little drying if you use too much of it so use it sparingly and you'll be fine!
Great for spots and irritated skin. Great for the bank balace too as it's cheap!
I've been using this product for a couple of years now - it used to be called mattifying moisturiser (or something to that effect), but I don't think the product itself has changed. It's a gel moisturiser with tea tree; it's supposed to reduce spots, give you a shine-free finish and avoid oiliness.
It's quite pricey from my point of view - I don't usually spend more than £3-4 on this sort of thing, and this one comes in a smaller tube than many. Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion is £7 for a 50ml tube. However, it's worth watching out for special offers - The Body Shop often have 3 for 2 deals and so on.
The tube itself is pale green with the label printed directly on it, and has a clear plastic flip-up lid. The nozzle works well - it's easy to control how much product comes out, and it doesn't drip if you leave it open. One advantage of the small tube is that this is easy to fit in an overnight bag or a desk drawer if you need to moisturise more often.
This lotion is cloudy-looking, and you can definitely smell the tea tree - it's not an overwhelming scent, though, and it's not noticeable once applied. It's very easy to apply - just smooth it over your skin with your fingers. It soaks in quickly, and it really does give a matte finish. I really love this feature, as I am prone to getting shiny. It won't keep you matte all day on its own, but it does last a few hours, and you could reapply quickly and easily if you don't want to use another product or makeup.
It's got a nice cool feeling as you apply it, and soothes sore spots nicely. This is designed for oilier skin, so it's not an intense moisturiser - it's very lightweight, and feels lovely.
While it doesn't keep my skin completely clear, it is very soothing on spots, does help to reduce them a bit, and certainly doesn't promote them by clogging my pores like many moisturisers I've tried! I think the mattifying effect also reduces the appearance of spots - no obvious shiny bumps.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this product. The Body Shop products are usually pretty good, and this has lived up to expectations - worth the slightly higher pricetag!
Body shop tea tree skin clearing lotion
For the younger people in the house I bought the tea tree range from the Body Shop, figuring that it would reduce oiliness and leave skin glowing and blemish free.
This is advertised as being a light, non-oily moisturising lotion for blemished skin. It apparently provides lightweight hydration, is easily absorbed with shine control for a matte finish. It also has antibacterial action and is clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin.
All good stuff if indeed it does work.
--Product and Packaging...--
The product comes in a 50ml tube (green) with the information and instructions on the back and has a screw on/off lid. I open the lid and give the tube a squeeze and when the product comes out there is a definite tea tree smell- a smell I fortunately like.
When the tube is squeezed out comes the product and when it first comes out of the tube it looks whitish but goes onto the skin clear. It feels more like a gel than a moisturiser ; that's why it is ideal for young blemished and more oily skin than my own "slightly" more mature skin.
--Price and Availability...--
The product is available instore at Body Shop and online at www.bodyshop.co.uk and costs £7 for 50ml of the product.
The product should be applied to the face after skin has been cleansed so this is moisturiser. I find that when I apply it to myself it feels a little bit dry and isn't giving my skin the moisture I need. However, my son who has been using it for some time finds that it gives his oilier (younger) skin all the moisture it needs without making it oily. It is absorbed by the skin and rather than making skin feel almost damp as some moisturisers do, this actually seems to leave skin feeling moisturised but almost dry. However, it doesn't dry out the skin so causing more problems.
The product is much more suited to younger more blemished skin rather than older skin such as my own. I find that it doesn't give me enough moisture but is ideal for teenage skin prone to spots and blemishes. It leaves skin moisturised but not dehydrated and when used with the tea tree skin range it does go a long way to clearing skin.
For anyone prone to blemishes I would recommend this.
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