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I was getting some pretty bad breakouts so I basically wanted a product that would help to keep things under control. However around the same time, my skin had also become rather dry so I was also looking for something that wasn't too harsh. Originally I was going to purchase the Clinique 3-step system for skin type 2, but the price plus not knowing whether it would work for me, did make me a little hesitant. That's when I came across the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel range from Boots. I needed a new cleanser and on a 3 for 2 offer, I thought it'd be a good opportunity to get a few products at once.
What I like about this range is not only is it fairly cheap, tea tree & witch hazel are known to be good for skin prone to breakouts. Plus most of the products' descriptions claimed to keep the skin clear without overdrying. Which was something I really needed! After much contemplation, I ended up buying the cleansing and towing lotion along with the night treatment gel, and the day and night spot wand. I've been using all 3 products on a daily basis for a few months now and wow, what a difference they have made!
The Cleansing and Toning Lotion comes in a clear plastic bottle with a white flip-top lid. The product itself is light green in colour and has the same consistency as water. It costs around ￡3 but for 150ml of product I'd say that's pretty good. Not to mention it actually works. The idea is to apply some of the product to a cotton wool pad and then sweep over your face and neck, and repeating until the cotton wool pad comes off clean. This cleanser really does a good job of cleaning your face. I even used it to remove my makeup on several occasions, and granted it did take a few cotton pads, but my skin did end up free of makeup. It also gives you a slight tingling sensation as though it really is unclogging all of your pores. Plus it has a fairly nice smell to it, in my opinion.
Although not mentioning anything about being for sensitive skin (a product I would have preferred), and despite the second ingredient being alcohol, my skin has never felt too dry or uncomfortable. Instead it's just left feeling clean and refreshed :) One word of warning would be to not get it near your eyes, of course. I really like this product and I am now on my second bottle. Since using this and the other two products I bought with it, I have had hardly any breakouts, just the odd one spot. What's more, whenever I do get a spot, it's barely even noticeable without makeup! And then is completely gone in a couple of days.
Highly recommend this and the night treatment gel for definite. Although I'd also recommend the shine control moisuriser for oily T-zones, and the day and night spot wand as an extra precaution ;)
I originally tried the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range a good 10 years ago and back then, I have to say that it did nothing for my skin. However now I am older and my skin has calmed down I thought I would give the products another go.
I have very oily skin, which can get quite congested if I am not careful and I do sometimes get blemishes. When I was younger I had extremely spot prone skin which lasted for years. It really has only just stopped being like this in the last couple of years and I am 26. Now, any spots I do get tend to be hormonal and I don't get them anywhere near as often or as bad as I did before.
Therefore, this review is taking into account that my skin is really quite good these days. The only problems I really get on a regular basis are a bit of congestion and a few light blemishes here or there.
The Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion is really a fantastic product. It comes in a clear cylindrical bottle and the liquid itself is an opaque green colour. The bottle has a flip top lid and it is really easy to get the right amount out of it. All the information and directions are clearly stated on the bottle. You get 150ml which lasts for ages. It costs £3.59 but as with all the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range, more often then not it is on three for two offer.
On the bottle it states that it deeply cleanses and refreshes & helps keep skin clear and healthy. I really think it lives up to these claims.
I use this cleanser and toner in the morning and the evening. In the morning I use it after I have used my Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Wipes and in the Evening I use it after I have used my Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel wipes and my sonic cleanser. You just squeeze a little of the lotion onto a cotton wool pad, and sweep it over your face. I do this two to three times. I follow this with my moisturisers.
As this is a cleanser and a toner all in one, for ease you can actually use it on its own. It will remove foundation/blusher/concealer etc and leave your skin totally clean. However most of the time I wear eye makeup and you cannot use this to remove eye makeup which is why I use the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Wipes first as these do remove eye makeup.
The Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion leaves your skin feeling really refreshed. It doesn't irritate or dry my skin out and it leaves it feeling and looking really clean. It tones your pores very well and its great for drying up little blemishes. It will work on getting rid of these over night (I just use the cleansing and toning lotion and then avoid moisturising over the blemishes).
I keep one bottle in my bathroom, one in my handbag and one by my bed. I do the same with the wipes. On a lazy day, I wont bother to use my sonic cleaner at all. I will just hop into bed and then take my makeup off and then use this lotion, with no ill effects on my skin.
I do feel with this product that it is important to moisturise afterwards because I think there is the posibility that it would dry your skin if you didn't.
Overall I give the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion a 10/10. I think it is a fantastic product. I really love it. I love its easyiness of use as it is a two in one product. It really does what it is supposed to do and its super cheap, especially if you take advantage of the three for two (Which I do, I always buy three at a time). No it doesn't remove eye makeup, but then who really expects a toner to remove eye makeup!
If you are like me and follow a beauty regime you will be aware of the considerable cost with all of the necessary products. I read an article in a magazine the other day, which stated that women spend an average of almost £6,000 in their lifetime on personal care! I'm not making any comment, as I think I probably exceed this figure, particularly as I have a passion for gorgeous beauty products! As I have stated in a number of my reviews, I have followed a strict routine since my teens where I cleanse, tone and moisturise on a daily basis. I have probably tried and tested most products within my price range and cannot say that I really have any firm favourite with cleansing lotions. During my teens Clearasil seemed to be the number one product, but these days it is simply too harsh for my skin. A range of products that I find extremely favourable are those belonging to Boots and this review discusses my experience with using their Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
As I stated in my review for the Peel Off Face Mask, which belongs to the same range, the appearance is very clean and fresh. The cleansing lotion is presented to us in a transparent plastic bottle, so we are able to witness the 150 ml of pale green product. The familiar blue and white Boots logo is situated in the upper left hand corner and there is a small image of a blue and green flower, which assists in creating the illusion of tranquillity. We are informed that the product will deeply cleanse and refresh and as a result, will keep skin clear and healthy.
As you are no doubt aware, Tea Tree is known for its' antibacterial properties whilst Witch Hazel will provide a calming effect. The reverse of the bottle provides us with a little information on the effects of using the product where we are advised of the usual results that we can expect from a cleanser, such as fighting spot causing bacteria.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH USING THE PRODUCT
The liquid cleanser is easily dispensed via the small opening located under the easy to open flip top lid and whilst we are directed to soak a cotton wool pad I gently squeeze the bottle until the pad is lightly covered. I then sweep the pad over my just washed skin whilst ensuring not to drag downwards and repeat with fresh cotton wool pads until clean. The fragrance of the cleanser is very clean and fresh with a fairly strong scent of tea tree, which I find extremely favourable. It effectively removes impurities from my skin as whilst I apply to freshly washed skin, the pad often shows a little grime, which is evidently not removed with soap and water.
If you have broken skin on your face the product will slightly sting, so it's best to avoid these areas if at all possible. I suffer no adverse reactions when using this lotion and use regularly morning and night as part of my beauty regime. My experience with this product is extremely positive, as I am of the opinion that whilst it is gentle, it is effective at removing any dirt. As a result, my skin is left feeling clean and fresh with a delicate hint of tea tree, which tends to linger for a short time after use. Whilst similar type cleansers often leave my skin feeling dry and tight, I can confirm that I have never suffered these effects with this product. However, I would advise that I always apply my favourite moisturiser directly after use, particularly as liquid cleansers often strip the skin of its' natural moisture. As I find this cleanser both effective and reasonably priced it receives 5 stars from me, as it is now part of my twice-daily beauty routine.
As with all products of this nature, you should avoid contact with the eyes and should this occur, immediately rinse with water. The cleanser should be stored out of direct sunlight and used within 24 months of opening. The bottle can be recycled once empty. Boots advise that this product is non pore blocking, soap free, pH balanced and dermatologically tested.
I do not normally list ingredients in my reviews, as I feel it a pointless exercise unless there is any specific item that could cause a reaction. However, I would advise that this product contains 0.1% Tea Tree Oil and 10% distilled Witch Hazel.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
You can purchase a 150 ml bottle of Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion for £3.56, but at the time of writing (April 2011) you can choose two products from the range for £5.00.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Whilst in Boots the other day, I was looking for a cleanser that would suit my skin type for a reasonable price. I have experimented with many brands such as Neutrogena in the past and had terrible results, therefore I picked up Boots' own brand Teat Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion. I am used to using Liz Earle's cleanser, therefore this is a lot cheaper and I was not expecting it to do the job well.
The bottle is see through, therefore you can see the clear liquid inside it. The liquid itself is very runny, so watch out when pouring it out. There is a simple sticker on the front detailing the product information, although altogether it is not a particularly attractive bottle.
I suffer from fairly oily skin, therefore tea tree is excellent to help balance the oils, and witch hazel is supposedly great for your skin. I also picked up this particular one because not only is it affordable, it has a lot of added bonuses along with it. Boots state that this cleanser is pH balanced, soap free, non-pore blocking and dermatologically tested. These are all excellent reasons to purchase it, and it is fabulous that no animals are tested on with this product.
To use this, you simply have to turn the bottle upside down and pour a little amount on to cotton wool. You then just have to rub it all over your face for around a minute. I find that when you are soaking the cotton wool, a lot of liquid pours out at once, so be sure that you do not drip it everywhere or you will end up losing a lot of cleanser! Once applied directly to the skin, it feels very cool and relaxing, and really feels as if your skin is being cleaned effectively. It is excellent at removing face make up, however I would not recommend using it as a make up remover on its own. Try not to get this near your eyes because it really stings when it gets into them, so do not try rubbing off eye make up with this for safety reasons. Once you have finished cleansing your face, you will tell from the cotton wool that it has really got deep into your pores and scrubbed out lots of dirt from within the skin, leaving it nice and fresh.
After using this product daily for a few weeks now, I am very happy with how well it has performed, and overall, my skin looks in a much better condition and I am now less prone to breakouts. I do find though if I skip a day of cleansing, my skin will start to become spotty, so just make sure you are strict with your cleansing routine.
Please note that if you have sensitive skin, this is probably not the best product for you, and you should instead look for a product that is designed specifically for sensitive skin. Also, many people have before stated that this cleanser may dry your skin out. I have quite oily skin and it works fine for me, therefore I would only recommend this to people who suffer from oily skin.
If you are interested in picking up Boots' Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Cleansing & Toning Lotion, it is available from Boots' stores or online at www.boots.com for £3.49, and you can also check out the rest of the range there too. It is usually on 2 for £5 which is a bargain so it may be worth picking up a couple of bottles!
I would really recommend trying this product out for a budget cleanser, and it might not work to the quality of premium cleansers, but I am happy with the results for such a cheap price. Plus, it means you do not have to buy a toner separately, as this is built in. Two for the price of one, score! Thanks for reading.
I reliably used a make up remover from Tesco until they discontinued it about a year ago. It was very cheap and did the job well, so I began the hunt for a similar product. I began by looking at Boots own brand cleansers. This one caught my eye as I am prone to spots and 'problem areas' so I thought that the added products may help me out a bit.
It was cheap, I got change from two pounds, and also the bonus of Boots advantage card points.
The product comes in simple packaging in a clear plastic bottle. The lid flips off the reveal a hole which you squeeze the liquid out of. It is quite easy to control how much you get out. The product is much more liquidy than creamy. Which I prefer but it is down to personal preference.
The product smells quite strongly of tea tree. Once on cotton wool it is easy to apply and does a really good job of cleaning the skin and removing make up. The good thing is, it doesn't sting the skin, and doesnt leave my sensitive skin dry or irritated. I have eczema so I have to be careful with what I can use and that passed this test.
So, so far, works really well and for a good cheap price. Now for the down side. The product leaves the smell on your face. It isn't strong but you get whiffs of it every now and then and I really didn't like it, I found the smell quite manly. To get rid of it I would have to wash my face again with water and couple of times.
If this smell didn't linger this would be a five star product!
I have oily skin that is extremely prone to spots and I'd been noticing that my usual cleanser wasn't helping to prevent this, despite thoroughly cleansing and toning my face twice a day. Frustrated by this, I started looking around for something that would actively fight against the spots while getting rid of grime and oil. I saw some good reviews of this product on here and as both tea tree and witch hazel are supposed to be good for skin, I decided to go for this combination cleanser and toner.
It comes in a clear bottle, which is always good for seeing exactly how much is left. The liquid itself is a pale green shade and looks a lot like how you might expect something containing tea tree to look. It's quite thin and bears more resemblance to toner than cleanser. It smells very strongly of tea tree so I imagine that to be the most prominent of the two.
To use, you simply need to flip up the lid and tip upside down onto some cotton wool. As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, it's a bit on the thin side so you need to be gentle to avoid it going straight through the cotton wool. I've had my two bottles (they were on a 3 for 2 offer so I bought two plus the spot treatment from the same range) for around a week now and I'm already halfway through the bottle already so this seems like one that won't last a huge amount of time if it's being used twice a day as I feel that I need to use a fair bit to get a thorough clean.
I've been using it for a week and my skin already feels much better. Immediately after using it, my skin feels fresher and cleaner so I'm confident that it's doing a good job on the cleansing front. I had quite a few spots when I first started using it and while those haven't yet disappeared, I haven't see any new ones appear. As my skin is incredibly oily and spots seem to pop up on an almost daily basis, a week of having no new spots is a big breakthrough for me! In that sense, it's working out as I'd hoped and by the time the existing spots have gone away (hopefully with the help of the spot wand, which I've also read good things about), I'm hoping for much clearer skin in general.
It costs around £3.50 from Boots. Being a Boots own brand product, you can only get it from there. I bought mine when the range was on a 3 for 2 offer so look out for those as you can buy something else from the range at the same time. For how things are working out in the early days of using it, I'm inclined to say that £3.50 is a fair price for the results and I've used more expensive cleansers and toners that have been pretty much useless.
Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning
My skin is ever changing, especially with lack of sleep due to an energetic but lovely two year old, though there is one thing that seems to keep coming back no matter what I try and that is blemishes and spots.
Although I don't suffer bad acne, spots do still appear quite often and become a social annoyance to me, so what to do?
In my hunt for yet another product to try, I came across Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel cleansing and toning lotion. Straight away I was interested. Why? Well I have used tea tree based products before and have never been disappointed.
Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel cleanser and toner lotion boasts to cleanse and tone the skin to enable softness and skin purifying to aid with both dry skin and spots.
What is Tea Tree?
Tea tree is believed to hold both cosmetic and medicinal properties with an antiseptic nature to aid all types of skin including such conditions as dermatitis and acne.
What is Witch Hazel?
Witch Hazel boosts the effects of Tea Tree on the skin and targets such conditions as eczema (although some studies show that this is actually not the case).
Opening the bottle lid was very easy with the flip up lid. I continued to apply the cleanser onto my face with my clean fingers. Many people apply it with cotton wool though I have found that applying it with fingers first and then wiping it in with cotton wool before putting another thin layer over the top actually seems to make the skin softer with this lotion.
The product boasts to deeply cleanse and refresh the skin and that's exactly what it felt like. When on my skin there was no feeling of tightening and no greasy residue either on my face or fingers. After application, my skin felt as though it was breathing for the first time and I felt alive and refreshed.
After a few days of using this product both morning and evening before I went to bed, I began to notice a difference with my spots - they actually began to clear up! Yes, I am not saying that they completely vanished - there is no miracle cure for spots that I have found as of yet, but it did clear up my complexion and also left my skin feeling refreshed and softer than usual. I also have the occasional outbreak of baby eczema on my cheeks and so far this hasn't returned since using this product.
The smell was pleasant though it was not an overly strong smell as with some products. As with the taste - well I was reading an article the other day about eating such lotions as this but I can tell you now that I wasn't prepared to try this out for you, so if you really want to taste it then feel free!
The first opinion I had when looking at the packaging was not one of 'wow'. It is not very appealing as many products can be, if anything reminded me of a simple hospital product - very simple with a feel and look of medicinal quality.
The bottle is see through with the lotion giving a slight pale green look with a single label on the front with a small pattern of a flower in dull colours with the product name and boots logo with a small block of wording describing the product. There is also a similar size label on the back of the packaging with some more information in a few different languages mainly describing the product and how to apply it.
There is a small plastic white flip up lid which is easy to open and pour out the lotion (needs some squeezing).
A lot of products like this can cost an arm and a leg, though I picked this up on a deal of buy one get one free. The usual price is £2.99 for a 150ml bottle which in itself is a great price, though even better when picking them up for the buy one get one free!
Overall I was very pleased with this product. Im not sure that I can say that it is the very best I have tried, but it is certainly good. It works with your skin rather than against it and it has a bearable low cost unlike some other products of this nature.
Would I recommend it?
Yes I would. As mentioned above, my skin changes a lot so it seems that this product works with many different types of skin from greasy to dry. It also seems to have helped with spots and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed, though I have been using it for a few weeks now so I can not comment on the long running use of the product.
Although I have dry to normal skin now, when I was younger I sufferred from really greasy skin. I learnt early on to appreciate the cleansing sensation of witch hazel. Boots' Teatree and witch hazel cleansing and toning lotion instantly transported me from the forty nine year old woman that I am back to my teenage years.
In a simple plastic bottle, the lotion retails at around three pounds. Flipping the lid open the first thing I noticed was the lovely refreshing smell. Squeezing the lotion on to a cotton wool ball, I then applied the lotion to my face and enjoyed the cooling sensation. Looking at the cotton wall ball afterwards I can assure you that it did its job ( if you know what I mean) and the skin started to tighten up as it cooled down.
Simply put the lotion does what it says on the bottle. "Deeply cleanses and refreshes + helps keep skin clear and healthy". It can look expensive but the bottle seems to last for ages. I love it!
I have used this and found it effective in removing dirt from the face e.g. concealer that's still left after washing, dirt and grease. However I do believe it can be harsh on the skin and my skin felt very tight-afterwards. It also had a strong smell to it, which I believe means that there is a high quantity of alcohol in it. It's good that it's cleansing and toning in one - but I wonder is it better to use 2 seperate products for a better effect? I prefer using a foam cleanser (in the sink, shower etc) and then using a toner to remove anything the cleanser hasn't. If you have mild skin problems I would go for it, but otherwise it will just be too harsh on your skin, leave it red and even more oilier than before. Also consider buying the natural products of tea tree and witch hazel e.g. witch stick or the actual oil as an alternative
A skincare product I actually like!! Yes, you read that correctly, I like this product!
I have what some would call problem skin - ok ok - what EVERYONE would call problem skin - you only have to look at it some days to see it is a problem. I try to convince myself it is down to hormones but some days it's just bad skin - plain and simple, I can't dress it up any other way. So I work hard with my cleansing routine and am always on the look out for miracle products that will work - although my budget is slim and feeble.
I first came across the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel product range when I saw it was on special offer. I can't remember if it was 3 for 2, or one of the more recent 2 for £5 deals, but anyway, it attracted my attention enough to warrant a little gander. I ended up walking out with the cleanser/toner, a day moisturiser and a night time treatment gel (the latter two will be reviewed later).
The cleanser is brilliant - well, for me it is anyway. I often find that even after washing my skin with another product and using this one as a toner on a cotton wool ball - the cleanser properties of this product still manages to find and remove the last bit of grime and dirt in my pores, and the evidence of this is clear to see.
It feels light on my skin, and the smell is clean and non-offensive. It doesn't dry my skin as many toners/astrigents tend to do - and for a "cheap end scale" product, it works brilliantly well for me.
I have dry skin rather than oily so I don't have masses of problems with spots. Just every now and again a few turn up to cause me bother so I use this for a few days until my skin settles down again.
I love the smell of this product and sometimes just sniff it without using it (odd I know but there you are). I love that it cleanses so deeply; a sweep of my face with a cotton wood pad and my skin feels very very clean; the cotton wool pad looks very dirty! The product also leaves my skin feeling very refreshed and "awake" if that's possible. I like to use it after a long, tiring day like when I've been travelling in the car for hours.
This bottle cost me £3.42 from Boots (150mls) but it lasts ages because I don't use it that often. There are loads of other products in this range such as facial wipes, cleansing lotions, face masks but I think if I used those I might aggravate my skin. This works just fine for me, now and again.
To say that I have problems with my skin in a bit of an understatement. Although I don't suffer from acne, I do have regular spot problems and these would be much worse if this product wasn't available. I came across this product whilst asking an assistant in Boots what they recommended to help keep my spots at bay. She suggested Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion so I bought it and haven't looked back since.
*About Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion*
In order to help maintain clear and healthy skin, the formula is made up of antibacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel. It will do this by:
- Intense cleansing your skin of dirt, oil and make up without over-drying.
- Fighting spot causing bacteria and helping to unblock pores.
- Toning your skin and tightening your pores.
The packaging of this product makes it extremely easy to use. In order to apply this product, you just to flip the lid. To apply it effectively you should douse the liquid onto a cotton wool pad or a piece of cotton wool. When you have done this, softly rub it over your face and neck and repeat this process until your skin is completely clean.
The only thing you should be careful about, is not to squeeze the bottle as you will end up with way too much liquid and it will just be a waste. For best results, it is suggested that you use this morning and night.
*Price and Availability*
This cleansing and toning product is available to purchase for £2.99. I find this more than reasonable for the effect that it has on my skin. Although I do congratulate myself when I manage to buy it on a buy one get one free offer, which is fairly regularly. I consider this product to be amazing value for money.
You can buy this product from Boots store or www.boots.com online so you'll always find it easy to get your hands on a bottle.
Does it intensely cleanse your skin of dirt, oil and make up? I would say yes, without a doubt. With this, you don't need to rub your skin hard in order to remove the dirt. The product does it for you. And without over-drying? It definitely does so without drying your skin up. I am one of the lucky ones (not) that has combination skin. What I like about this product is that it prevents my greasy areas from being oily whilst at the same time, not over-drying up the dry parts of my face. Fantastic or what?
Does it fight spot causing bacteria? I guess it does as the quantity of spots I get since using this has significantly reduced. Does it help to unblock pores? I would definitely say yes to this. I have also found myself with fewer blackheads, particularly around my nose and cheek areas. I also find my skin feeling fresh and revitalised after use.
Does it tone your skin and tighten your pores? It certainly does. As well as unblocking pores, they are tightening preventing my face from being spot ridden. And for that I am extremely grateful!
The packaging: The packaging is extremely plain, simple and very boring; the standard Boots design. It certainly won't be an influence in your decision to buy the product. It is a clear 150ml, plastic with a screw flip lid. I like the fact that it is a see-through bottle, as it helps me to measure when I need to buy my next bottle. The bottle is incredibly easy to use as you simply need to tip, no squeezing of the bottle is necessary.
The texture: I find the fact that it is described as being a lotion strange. I would say that it is more of a liquid personally. The liquid is a transparent, green colour. After using it, your skin is left feeling very refreshed.
The smell: When I initially started using this product, I found the scent of it to be quite strong as it smells quite heavily of Tea Tree Oil. This isn't to say that it smells unpleasant; in fact I've grown to quite like the smell. It could however be a little off-putting for those who dislike fragranced products.
Longevity of the product: I have found that this product lasts approximately two months if you use it twice a day so it may last you longer, depending on frequency of use.
Make sure that you avoid getting this product in your eyes. If this does happen, ensure that you rinse them immediately with cool water because I am talking from experience when I say that it stings. And talking of stinging, try not to use it if you have open spots as this will hurt like mad.
I use this product religiously every morning, before applying my make-up and every night before I go to bed. It has helped hugely with keeping my spots at bay and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
I definitely recommend Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion. It is an incredible product. I have been using it for well over three years now and since I have been using it my skin has been 100 times better than it ever was. I think I am in the position to strongly urge you to go out and buy this product if you think it would assist you in keeping your skin clean and cared for regardless of what type of skin you have: greasy, dry or combination.
I don't know what I would do without Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion now. It has definitely become part of my daily routine. For just £2.99 I think that is unbelievable value for money and will continue to use it unless a miracle product suddenly appears.
I bought this from Boots as I wanted a product which contains Tea tree oil as I know it is very benefical for the skin as it is anti-bacterial and so fights infection. At just less than 3 pounds I thought this was a bargain and I was also able to us my advantage card to purchase it.
This product also contains witch hazel which is known to fight blemishes and promote healing. The face wash claims to deep cleanse your skin of dirt and make up without overdrying. It also claims to unblock pores and fight spot causing bacteria. You need to use it twice a day by sokaing a cotton wool ball and wiping over the face.
When I looked at the ingredients it seemed to contain quite a lot of other chemicals which put me off but I thought I'd give it a try. After the first use my face did feel tighter but quite dry and so I needed to use quite a lot of mosituriser.
After using it for three days I seemed to really irritate my sensitive skin so i stopped using it- it made my skin red and caused more blemishes in some areas. For me it wasn't a good product but may be benefical for people who don't have such annoyingly sensitive skin!
I have actually stopped using this about 4 months ago.
I have stopped using this simply because it is too harsh for the skin, I have sensitive skin, but have not had a reaction to any other product like this, especially from a product by Boots.
To start off with, I thought it was working quite well - I suffer from bouts of spots and this seemed to be holding them back.
The bottle claims that the Witch Hazel helps to calm and sooth the skin. However, with each day I had been using this (about a week) - my skin became very aggravated and red. My skin felt very tight and dry after each application.
I would have said that this is not suitable for sensitive skins, but really, it's not suitable for any type of skin.
The bottle also states that it contains alcohol - and I guess this is what has been aggravating my skin.
This costs £2.99 for a small 100ml bottle which is ok provided that it works effectively and doesn't harm your skin.
Since it has had such a bad effect on my skin, I won't really be buying this again. I have managed to find a better alternative, also by Boots, is their Boots Clear range (in the blue indigo bottles - and of course, I've switched to using this (£2.29 for 100ml).
It's a shame really, the price, the key antibacterial ingredients would have made it the perfect cleanser for oily / blackhead - prone skin. It is interesting that the other cleanser that I've switched to (by the same company) has predominantly the same ingrediants but in different proportions - and definitely less alcohol content !
This green cleanser is so harsh, I wouldn't recommend for
anyone to use.
I have trouble finding a cleanser to suit my skin. There you are a statement thats short and to the point!
Seriously though I do have problems because I dont like cleansers that come in the form of creams or gels as they make my skin feel greasy and less clean rather than cleaner!
The sort that I like are the astringent ones which are water based. It was with this in mind that I was looking in Boots the other day and I came across their Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range, and sure enough the cleanser looked just what I was looking for.
I was pretty sure this one would suit me so I took a chance and purchased three bottles of the stuff well there was a three for the price of two offer on! Trust me to find a special offer! The normal price for the 150ml bottle is £2.99 so I effectively got my three for £2 each.
So far so good!
The Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion, to give it its correct name, comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The liquid inside is a very pale shade of green.
I opened the lid and sniffed and I love the smell of this! Presumably it smells like a mixture of tea tree and witch-hazel, I have to say I wouldnt know, but to me it smells lovely.
I poured a small amount onto my cotton wood pad and began to cleanse my skin. Yes, this was exactly what I had wanted! It feels light, refreshing and definitely not greasy in any way and my skin feels SO clean after I have used it. The other thing that I noticed was that my skin didnt feel tight and dry as it does with some cleansers. It just felt clean and relaxed if you see what I mean.
The writing on the front of the bottle says that it deeply cleanses and refreshes and yes, it does exactly that!
I now use it every night before I go to bed and my skin feels great.
One word of warning make sure you dont get any in your eyes. If you do wash it out with clean water straight away or it will sting!
So, in conclusion, I have found exactly the right cleanser for me and I shall be trying some of the other products in this range too and Ill let you know how they measure up!
Cleanses your skin without over-drying / Helps to unblock pores / Tones your skin and tightens your pores /