“ Brand: Superdrug / Product line: Superdrug Tea Trea „
This in an amazing product for a bargain price. The product comes in a tube that sits on its lid so it stands up once you''ve finished using it. The tube is clear with a green label covering nearly all of the tube. There is a gap where you can see how much product you have remaining in the tube. The tube is easy to squeeze and the product comes out very easily. There is a stopper in the lid so no product can flow out of the tube. The product name is on the front of the label in big bold writing. The back of the tube says all the ingredients and directions for use . The products smells very strong and very fresh. The scrub is very creamy and not too hard on the skin. To apply use massage it into the face and neck avoiding the eye area. Once I''ll your face has been massaged rinse the product off. Doing this makes your face feel really refreshed . It doesn''t foam up as much as others do but it still does an amazing job. You can layer the scrub up for much better results and for a deeper cleaning. Overall this product is a fabulous scrub that does wonders for your skin and cleans out all of your pores. The smell is refreshing and the scrub itself gives your face a tingly feeling that is a very funny feeling. 1 tube last around a year if you only use a very small amount .
Item: Superdrug Tea Tree Facial Scrub
Price: £2.99 (bought in a 2 for £5 deal)
Bought in: Superdrug
I don't use a scrub every day but I do like to use fortnightly to get any dry skin off my face. On this occasion I chose Superdrug's Tea Tree one as it was on an offer and you got 2 x £2.99 items for £5
Packaging and design:
This comes in a tube that sits on its lid so it can stand up on its end in the shower. It is a clear tube with a green label covering the majority of the tube. There is a slit along one side though, so you can still see how much you have left and a small gap at the top of the bottle too so you can see what the scrub looks like. The tube is quite soft and allows you to squeeze the required amount out each time. The lid is almost clear and has a flip open top that reveals a small opening on the end of the tube. The lid has a stopper in it that prevents any excess pouring in to the lid when it is stood up right. The label is quite eye catching in a deep bright green and has "Tea Tree" written across it in nice big letters. The rest of the details on the front of the bottle are "Facial Scrub. With natural tea tree and peppermint oils". This is nice and clear and is all that is written on the front of the bottle. The back of the bottle has a lot more info on it and details ingredients, care and safety, and directions for use. The packaging is nice and simple and the label tells you everything you need to know and it is clear from the front of the tube what the product is.
Smell, use and results:
This smells really strong and fresh. You can smell the tea tree oil straight away and this is mixed with a lovely sweet minty scent. The scrub is mixed through a creamy thick liquid. You are directed on the back of the tube to squeeze a small amount on to the palm of your hands and massage it in to your neck and face (avoiding the eyes) and rinse off. This is exactly what I always do and it feels really refreshing. I don't feel that this product really foams up, it does mix up and make a looser, wetter, scrub mixture that makes is easier to scrub over your face once you mix it with a little warm water (or rub over wet face/neck) but that is plenty to get the scrub over the desired areas. The scrub can be rubbed softly over areas or you can layer up a bit more for a real good exfoliation. Once on your face and neck you get a tingly sensation, much like if you dribble tooth paste down your chin when you clean your teeth. It is not painful to me and it actually feels quite revitalising. The scrub rubs away any loose dead skin and when you rise it off it does leave you with a smooth feeling face and neck.
Overall this smells refreshing, removes dead skin while making your face feel awakened and comes in a nifty little tube. Happy to pay £5 for 2 tubes as they will last me all year as I don't use this all that frequently. I don't feel I need to as it works well enough for me using it roughly once a fortnight.
I decided to try Superdrug's Tea Tree Exfoliating Cream Wash because I noticed it also contained peppermint oil - I really like the combination scent of tea tree and mint even though I dislike the former on it's own. I have used two other products from Superdrug with the same aroma recently - the Naturals shampoo and conditioner so this also inspired me to give the face wash a go. I have combination skin and the oily parts really benefit from regular exfoliation. I usually buy the St Ives Apricot Gentle scrub or a Beauty Formulas one but I always hope there is an even better product out there somewhere..
The face wash is a Superdrug own brand product in their extensive tea tree skin care range. There are a few similar sounding products to the one I am reviewing such as the Tea Tree face scrub/face wash/foaming face wash but the one I have tried is the exfoliating cream wash. I chose the cream wash over the other face scrub because I thought the "cream" part of the description often means a product that is gentler and nicer to apply in my experience. I purchased the 150ml tube which is £2.99 and you can also buy a travel 30ml one for £1.00. This product is suitable for vegans and is not tested on animals - it is BUAV approved to that affect. It is paraben free and contains natural tea tree and peppermint oils plus aloe vera extract.
The scrub comes in an average looking tube which is conveniently squeezable so you can be sure to get your moneys worth! It is bright green which I suppose fits the ingredients even if it doesn't look all that sophisticated. For me it is what is in the inside that counts so I was eager to get a sniff and see if I would like the scent. I can thankfully smell more peppermint than tea tree but the latter is stronger than in the other Superdrug products I have tried. It isn't enough to put me off because I still like the combination scent it makes with mint. It seems cool and refreshing and a real "wakes me up" sort of aroma. Perfect for using first thing in the morning!
For a cream wash, it seems a bit thin to me but this means it is easy to spread across your face. You are instructed to gently lather it onto your wet skin, avoiding the eye area, before thoroughly rinsing. It doesn't really lather much but it feels pleasant anyway. The exfoliating agents are walnut shell pieces which are plentiful in the face wash. They feel well distributed and not too rough. I can't bear scrubs that make you feel like someone has sandpapered your face! Rinsing of takes no time at all and then it's time for ...
I certainly feel refreshed after using the scrub, which is due to a combination of the scent and my skin feeling as though it has been thoroughly cleaned. It does a good job of keeping my area of large pores around my nose unblocked which of course makes them less visible and prone to blackheads. I do think it took longer to clear an existing blocked pore area than other exfoliators though. There is sometimes a little redness apparent in my complexion immediately after I have finished rinsing but this disappears very quickly and other exfoliating products have this short lived effect too.
The only problem I have experienced comes with frequent use. It is suggested the face wash should be used morning and evening. This is too frequent to suit my skin however. I tried following the recommendations as the scrub didn't feel harsh but after around a week of doing do I found that my drier areas - my cheeks- were starting to feel worse than normal. I have sometimes found this to happen before when I have used a new exfoliator so I used my experience to switch to once a day use. I have experimented further and found that actually using it every other day is the optimum amount for my particular skin. This keeps the dry areas happy and the oiler ones clean. I am happy to be able to use less of a product because it obviously makes it better value for money even if I need other face washes to use along side it. It is worth using the exfoliating one for the added brightness it gives to my skin which happily lasts between uses for me.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THE EXFOLIATING CREAM WASH?
If you have dry skin you may find this too drying based on my experience. Otherwise, I would say this is worth a try as it is a reasonably priced product that works well and smells bright and zingy. I prefer my trusty St. Ives scrub though, as I think it deliver a little better results in the radiance department. It is also more expensive though. Superdrug's products are often on offer too. I would probably try the little 30ml tube first to see if it suits your skin and then be prepared to adjust the frequency of use if need be.
[This review is also on Ciao under the same user name.]