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Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Exfoliating Face Scrub

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Brand: Boots / Type: Exfoliator / Subcategory: Face Scrub / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Smoothes, Exfoliates, Exfoliates / Product line: Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel

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      16.03.2012 13:58
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      My best find so far

      I've been searching for a decent face scrub at a reasonable price for a while, and while at £3.59 this tea tree and witch hazel exfoliating scrub isn't exactly at a bargain basement price it isn't as extortionate as some of the brand name ones out there, and it might just be the right happy medium between price and quality. Its often on special offer so look out for it when it is!

      The face scrub has a fresh and invigorating smell that is lovely and refreshing in the morning but not too overpowering as some tea tree products can be, it won't make your eyes water! The consistency is good, not too thick and not too watery, it lathers nicely but doesn't feel sticky. The best thing about it is that there are enough little exfoliating 'beads' in there that it really feels like its having some effect on your skin. Its not scratchy but it does feel like its clean deeply and does a good job of getting rid of some of the dead skin and build up of dirt from a long day.

      I've been using this for a few weeks now and I'm not even halfway through the tube, a little goes a long way and I've found I only need an amount about the size of a 5p piece. My skin feels clean and refreshed immediately after using the product and also feels generally softer and clearer with less blemishes and dry patches so this scrub works well both long and short term. I still have a few blackheads, but I don't think any facial scrub can actually get rid of them completely, hopefully its stopped any new ones developing though.

      I'd recommend this to anyone who, like me, isn't prepared to pay high prices for branded facial scrubs but is disappointed by the cheaper supermarket own brands. This is a slightly better class of own brand.

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      06.06.2011 02:34
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      Too harsh for me.

      I never really used exfoliators in the past, and I put this down to the fact that I have quite oily skin. However, during the winter months my skin went through torture with the bad weather, and for the first time, I had quite a few dry patches on my cheeks, around my nose and on my neck. Because I wanted to tackle this dry skin, and moisturising it wasn't doing the trick on its own, I tried to get into the habit of using an exfoliator. I only wanted to pick up a cheap one because I know I would only need to use it frequently within the winter months, so I picked up the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Face Scrub. It is really cheap and only retails at about £3.50, however I got it on offer where I could get any two products from the tea tree and witch hazel collection for £5 so I made the most of this. You can pick these up in most Boots stores and online on their website.

      You get 75ml worth of product in this tube which is a decent amount, and should last you a good couple of months if used regularly. The face scrub itself is not particularly appealing in colour and appearance as you can see in the image. It contains a number of beads within it to help exfoliate well into your skin. To use it, you simply need to squeeze a little out on to your fingers and scrub into the face and neck area. Be warned, you only need a small amount for it to work effectively. Massage it deeply into the skin, and then rinse it off with warm water. It is recommended that you use this around once a week for best use.

      Boots claim that this face scrub unclogs pores of oil and dirt, smoothens the skins surface and brightens your complexion. But how well did it work for me? Upon applying to my skin, I felt quite a large burning sensation which was not pleasant at all, and did occur every time that I used this product. At some points it really was unbearable, and this is surprising considering my facial skin is not particularly sensitive. Even though Boots claim this is a light exfoliating face scrub, I personally felt that it was far too harsh on the skin, and would work best on quite dry skin. Because of this, I then only applied it directly to my dry patches from then on, as my face seemed to react badly to it if not.

      Admittedly, this product did work well on my dry patches, and after rinsing off, my cheeks felt a whole lot smoother, and I noticed when using this that my pores became more minimal. However, straight after using this product my face did go pretty red which was not great, so overall I do not think I would recommend it to people who suffer from sensitive skin.

      It does the job for dry skin, but my own personal experiences with this product were not great, so I will be avoiding this in the future. Thanks for reading.

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      05.02.2011 20:14
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      My favourite face scrub ever!

      This scrub is one I have used for almost 2 years now. I love it and would never even consider changing it. Here is my review for Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Face Scrub:

      1. The Smell:

      For me, the adamant thing when choosing any toiletries. This smell is very refreshing and quite tingly, probably because of the tea tree. But, it's balanced out by the witch hazel, which makes it easier on the nose. Smell gets 5 stars from me.

      2. The Texture:

      This is another important thing when choosing face scrubs. This is pretty scrubby and does really tingle but it isn't abrasive, in my opinion. It's perfect for me, so gets 5 stars.

      3. The Result:

      Of course this is important to me. This leaves my skin touchably soft and really smooth. All my dead skin cells seem to disappear, a sign of a really good face scrub, and actually, I've found my spots seem to dry up after one use of this a week. I absolutely love it and wouldn't change it for the world. Result gets 5 stars from me.

      Overall, I really do recommend this face scrub because it leaves my skin just so so soft and smooth. Used once a week, my skin definitely has improved appearance wise. Price wise, it can be found for around £5 at Boots.

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      26.01.2011 12:38
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      A good value product from Boots

      Having dry skin is a pain in the neck at the best of times, but during winter, the combination of central heating, cold winds and air conditioning make my skin an absolute nightmare. If I'm not slathering on the moisturiser, I'm scrubbing away the dead flakes, and that's where a good face scrub is essential. I bought the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel scrub quite a while ago now, for the simple reason that it was on special offer a the time.

      As well as exfoliating, this face scrub states that it will unclog the pores and help skin look smooth and even. I would say that this range is mainly aimed at spot prone skin, given that both tea tree and witch hazel are commonly used to fight spots. Most of the time I'm lucky that I don't get many spots on my face, but since Christmas I've had problems with spots on my face (and my body for that matter), so I was hopeful that this product would be able to combat not only my dry flaky skin, but the blemishes I've been getting as well.

      The scrub comes in a clear tube, and has a sort of blue and green flower design on the front. I don't think it's the most exciting packaging ever in terms of design, but it fits in well with the rest of the range and is functional, which really should be the main thing.

      To use the scrub you should wet your face and then massage a small amount of the scrub into your skin using circular movements. You need to avoid the eye area, firstly because I imagine it would be very uncomfortable if you got the product into your eyes and secondly because the skin around your eyes is more delicate and can't really take harsh exfoliation.

      The scrub is a very pale green colour and is peppered with lots of brown grains. It has quite a creamy smell to it, but the tea tree is definitely noticeable in there which I guess is to be expected considering tea tree is such a strong scent. I sometimes find tea tree based products can be so pungent that they make my eyes water and sting, but thankfully that's not the case with this one, as the scent is actually quite mild.

      When it comes to using the scrub, I find that you can get away with using only a very small amount, which makes this product quite economical. When massaging this into the skin I can see that it contains small white grains as well as the brown ones that could be seen through the tube. It feels quite gritty and you can certainly feel the grains against your skin, but I don't think it feels harsh at all.

      After rinsing, the main change to my skin is the way it feels. I find that my skin feels very soft and smooth. I don't get any redness after using this as I've sometimes had with other exfoliators, however I do find that for around five to ten minutes after I've used this my skin feels quite hot.

      I mostly use this to get rid of dry, flaky patches of skin. I do find that it is effective of getting rid of the majority of them, leaving my skin looking fresh. I have to admit on really bad days, I do find that I will sometimes have a few dry patches left behind, which is a shame, but not really surprising as I've used enough of these products not to expect miracles!

      As for keeping my skin clear and free of spots, I can't say I have noticed any difference. In fairness though, the product is only really on my skin for a minute or so before it is rinsed off, and doesn't really get a lot of time to work.

      The product comes in two sizes - a 75ml travel sized version and a full sized 150ml version which is the one I have. The 75ml one costs £3.56 from Boots, unfortunately the 150ml size is not listed on the website and I can't remember how much I paid, but since it's double the size I'd expect it might be around double the price. I do find that my tube has lasted me a good few months with regular use, so it does give good value for money, and has a 24 month shelf life.

      Overall, I'm quite impressed by this and would use it again. It's not harsh on the skin and with the exception of really bad days it gets rid of any dry flaky patches, leaving my skin looking and feeling smooth.

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        12.03.2010 21:48
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        Would definitely recommend this, it's cheap enough to buy just to try it.

        This face scrub comes in the usual tea tree and witch hazel packaging, clear with the green flower. This allows you to see through the bottle and see the scrub which is light green in colour with some brown 'grains' which help to exfoliate the face.

        You can really smell the tea tree in this scrub, it is quite strong which for some people might be a turn off but I don't think it's too unbearable, you can smell this in most of the products in this range.

        It claims to unclog pores of dirt, oil and make up, to smooth your skin's surface and to brighten your complexion. Out of all of those three things the only thing that I have noticed it doing is smoothing the skin's surface; I think it does that with the exfoliating grains removing the dead skin cells. I haven't noticed it brightening my complexion and I can't say how good it is at removing dirt from my pores, although my face does feel super clean after using it so I guess that's what it must be.

        The directions to using this scrub say that you should use it once a week after cleansing, but I use it daily. I have used the foaming face wash from this range but don't feel that it's 'rough enough' on my skin, I don't feel that it's doing a good enough job, my face always feels cleaner after using this wash hence why I use it every day.

        Another plus for me about this product range is that it's fairly cheap for what it is and it's quite often on offer at 2 for £5.

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          31.01.2010 18:46
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          A great face scrub at a low price.

          I like variety and decided to give this a try after using and being pleased with other products that I've bought from boots in the past. I was told that boots products are as good as branded products because of the general company quality. I was in boots when I saw this tea tree & witch hazel exfoliating scrub which claims to unclog your pours and make your skin look more smooth and even. We shall see!

          To use this product, you treat it similarly to a normal face scrub. I wet my face with warm water, either when having or wash or in the shower. I then put a small squirt onto my hand before rubbing it between my fingers and hands and rubbing it allover my face. If you do suffer from blemishes or spots, concentrate on these areas rubbing it in thoroughly with your fingers. Then you rinse it off and pat your face dry with a towel.

          I did find that after I used it, I felt fresh and more awake because of the tea tree in it. Be careful though, it don't half sting when you get it in your eyes! My skin felt softer and cleaner after I'd used the scrub. I definitely think that my pores were unclogged. I was well pleased and my daughter also liked the face scrub. Being a teenager, she does have some spots so she was trying to clear up her skin. I'd recommend using the scrub in the morning and at night too if you have time. Morning is best though, it's so refreshing! After continuous use of the scrub, my daughters skin actually looked better too and her spots weren't so bad because the scrub removes dead skin cells and leaes your skin cleaner, less ideal for spots.

          The best thing about the scrub is the price. It's only £2.93 for 150ml which is much cheaper than face scrubs from clearsil and clearskin etc.

          The face wash comes in a tube with a flip lid like what you find on toothpaste. It's very handy not to have to open a screw lid and risk losing it, especially when your hands are wet and if you're in a hurry.

          You can clearly smell the witch hazel in the product which I like although it doesn't linger around for long.

          There are little beads in the scrub that make it textured so you can give your face a good scrub. I love this as it leaves your skin feeling soft and clean!

          This product is only available from Boots stores. Great to buy if you have an advantage card too because you get your points as well as a nice cheap face wash.

          Overall, I'd definitely recommend this product to others as it does what it promises and I love it. It's cheap enough to buy, cheaper than other brands but just as good and I will be buying it again. For £2.93, give it a try now!

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            03.01.2010 22:31
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            Does the job and is more affordable than other skincare brands!

            Although some people may prefer brands such as Clearasil who guarantee 'Visibly clearer skin in 3 days' I personally would rather the Boots range as it does the same job, but for less money, which is what everyone wants to hear these days!
            To use the face scrub you first wet your face slightly with water, then rub in, and wash off. I find it is even more effective after placing your face over a bowl of hot water, or putting a hot facecloth over your face to first open the pores. Also wash off with as cold water as you can bare as this will close and tighten your pores afterwards making your skin look younger and feel fresh.

            Tea tree does have a rather strong smell, however with Boots face scrub the smell is not noticeable at all. There is a slight trace of it, however not enough for people other than yourself to notice.

            Happy scrubbing!

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            26.11.2009 11:58
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            A great value product which helps improve both the appearance and feel of you skin

            If you are looking for value for money and a product that works then look no further. I use this scrub 1-2 times per month, usually more in the Winter months to remove dead skin cells. The result is that my skin feels smooth and refreshed. Use regularly to get the best results. The tea tree and witch hazel help treat skin imperfections such as spots and blemishes making them appear less red after use and help them heal more quickly. While the scent of tea tree and witch hazel are evident, they are not overpowering. This is a gentle scrub and whilst that means it won't leave your skin feeling deep cleansed, it does mean it is suitable for those with sensitive skin.

            The scrub comes in a 50ml bottle and although some people may feel this is a small amount I disagree. It is recommended that you use this product about once a week and as you are advised usually not to keep products longer than 6 months, this means you won't be wasting money by having lots of product left over and having to chuck it away. Quite often this product can be bought on special mix and match offers making it even better value for money.

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            14.08.2009 14:47
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            A great scrub for a great price.

            I was looking for a new face scrub that was not too expensive. I spotted this in Boots for just £2.93, so I decided to buy it.

            *Packaging*
            The facial scrub comes in a 75ml bottle that stands on it's lid, which enables you to get every last bit out. The lid is a flip-top so it's very easy to use. On the front we are told the name of the product and a brief description. on the back we are given a more detailed description, how to use the product, and of course, the ingredients.

            *Using The Product*
            The instructions are very easy to follow- "Wet your face and massage the scrub onto your skin in circular movements, then rinse off with warm water. For best results use one a week after cleansing." I use this twice a week because I have oily skin and I think my pores need a little more 'un-blocking' than normal skin. I have no problems with using this. It's very easy to use. I find it very relaxing and theraputic to use this scrub because the exfoliation beads are pretty big compared to other scrubs I've tried. I like them big because they seems to get rid of little bumps more effectively. The smell is gorgeous. The smell of the tea-tree isn't over-powering at all.

            *The Results*
            After using this my skin is left very smooth, and feels very clean. It does exactly what it says: It unclogs pores, smooths the skin's surface and brightens the compexion.

            *Conclusion*
            For just £2.93 this is an amazing product. It's as good as Clinique's facial scrubs! I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again and I'd definitely to recommend to to anyone with any skin type. It's not too drying to it's suitable for people with dry or mature skin, and the witch hazel helps sooth so it could benefit people with sensitive skin and the Tea-tree is an anti-bacterial agent, perfect for people with oily/blemished skin. A lot of the time, this product is on offer with other products from the same range. Usually 2 for £5 or Buy One Get One Half price. It's definitely worth a try!

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              26.07.2009 21:51
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              A great exfoliating face scrub that is a reasonable price.

              *Introduction*

              I bought this after finding out that my usual face scrub, Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Treatment Scrub, had been increased in price to £4.79. I decided to boycott that price increase by buying an alternative. After having such success with Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion, I decided to try the same brand's exfoliating face scrub.

              *The Claim*

              Unclogs pores and helps skin look smooth and even.

              *About The Product*

              This light exfoliating face scrub contains antibacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming witch hazel to help keep your skin clean and healthy by:
              - Unclogging pores of dirt, oil and make up
              - Smoothing your skin's surface
              - Brightening your complexion

              *Application*

              The application of Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Face Scrub is very simple. Firstly you need to wet your face. This is why I tend to apply this product whilst in the bath or shower. Then squeeze a ten pence piece sized amount of the scrub into the tips of your fingers and massage the scrub onto your skin gently in small, circular movements. Whilst doing this, I pay careful attention to my t-zone as this is the area of my face that is most affected by spots but I apply the scrub to all of my face and neck. When you have done this, rinse the area thoroughly with warm water ensuring that none of the face scrub is left on your skin. For best results, you should use at least once a week after cleansing. I use daily, as I seem to have got into a routine doing so and now any time that I don't, my skin breaks out in spots.

              *Warnings*

              Make sure that when using this face scrub, you avoid all contact with your eyes. If the product does happen to get in your eyes, ensure that you rinse well with water immediately. Also, do not apply to broken or irritated skin. It will sting if you do. A lot!

              *Price and Availability*

              You can buy Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Face Scrub for £2.93. I think this is a very reasonable and competitive price to keep spots at bay. Believe me, I need it.

              This face scrub isn't widely available to buy as it is sold exclusively from Boots stores. Alternatively, you can purchase it from www.boots.com online if you don't have a store that is local to you.

              *My Opinion*

              The packaging: This exfoliating face scrub is packaged in a clear 150ml squeeze tube with a flip lid. This lid is also the stand of the product which I find particularly handy as I use this whilst I am in the bath, so it sits nicely on the side. The flip lid style of the packaging makes it very easy to use, even if you have wet hands. The packaging is simple and even slightly boring. It certainly doesn't sell the product to you, but then you are not paying the premium for packaging so it isn't something that I am going to let annoy me.

              Colour, texture and smell: This exfoliating face scrub is a pale green colour with small brown particles.
              The texture of this product is very gritty in order to remove the dead skin that is on your face. This ensures that it performs at a very high level but I also find it slightly annoying at times as the brown particles stay in your hairline if not washed off properly. The grainy texture has a positive in that it does leave you skin feeling smooth.

              The smell of this product is very distinctive. It smells strongly of the witch hazel that is in the formula, although this scent does not linger on your skin once it has been rinsed off. So there is no need to worry, you won't smell like witch hazel all day.

              Longevity of the product: This product tends to last me approximately 3 - 4 weeks as I use this face scrub on a daily basis. I do end to use a little bit more than your average consumer as I like to apply it to my neck as well as my face. But I am more than happy to pay £3 per month in order to keep my skin looking and feeling fresh and clean.

              Does it unclog my pores of dirt, make up and oil? Yes it does. I use Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Scrub on a daily basis and find that it unclogs my pores perfectly. It works even better if used in conjunction with the same brand cleanser.

              Does it smooth my skins surface? Again, this is another resounding yes. It cleans my face and neck of any dead skin that I may have as well as keeping spots at bay. This is a huge positive as far as I am concerned as having good skin always leaves me feeling a lot happier and more confident. When my skin is bad, I always seem to feel a little down and it has a knock on effect in my self-belief. It is strange the effect that it can have on my mood.

              Does it brighten my complexion? My skin never seems to look dull when I use this exfoliating face scrub so I guess this is another yes leaving the product fulfilling all claims excellently. My face looks and feels better when I have applied this face scrub.

              *Would I Recommend This Product?*

              I would definitely recommend this product. I have used a great number of different face scrubs in the past and this is without question one of the best, particularly in terms of value you for money. You most certainly get what you pay for. It also helps my skin massively in my fight against spots whereas others I have tried in the past have failed and sometimes even contributed to causing a mass breakout on my face.

              *Overall*

              All in all, I love this exfoliating face scrub. It is a superb product that is available to buy at a low price which allows me to spend more money on products that I enjoy more like lip glosses and eye shadows. If you buy this face scrub, I can almost guarantee that you will not regret it.

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              Face Care / Not only great for unclogging pores of dirt, oil and make-up, but also helps smooths the skin's surface and brighten it's complexion /