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T-Zone Revitalising Body Wash
I have tried many body washes, face washes and acne-related products over the past few decades.
One of the most recent I have been using is the T-Zone revitalising body wash. Aimed at thoroughly cleansing without actually drying out the user's skin, the name is a play on words relating to the "T-zone" area of the face as well as its active ingredient "tea-tree oil".
The product is sold in a 150ml flip-top plastic tube that is designed in the usual style of the T-Zone range. That is, the bottle is coloured green and has blue writing on it. The scent is a unisex one and is mainly tea tree, with a slight hint of mint.
This is a daily use product that I like to use on my face, neck and decolletage. I find that I only need a small amount of this clear product, about the size of a ten pence coin. It produces a small amount of lather. The wash is easily removed and I have never noticed any residue.
On the days that I use this wash the ultimate result is that my skin feels very clean but not as though it has been stripped bare of all the natural oils. I have several friends who believe that if you are using one product from the range then you should be using several others to ensure you get the best results for your skin. I don't follow this idea, and am unsure of the evidence that it makes a difference. Either way, I am happy enough with the performance of this body wash on the areas that I have previously mentioned.
This information extracted from the company website.
Aqua,Sodium Laureth Sulphate,Cocamide DEA,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Sodium Chloride,Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil,Polyquaternium-7,Glycerin,Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Leaf Extract,Benzyl Alcohol,Disodium EDTA,Menthol,Sodium Benzoate,Methylchloroisothiazolinone,Methylisothiazolinone,Citric Acid,CI19140,CI42090.
I am happy to recommend this product. My preference is to use this wash several times a week. It is easily obtained from high street pharmacies and is sometimes available at the pound store. The recommended retail price is approximately £4.
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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. For this reason, I make regular purchases from an assortment of skincare brands that are specifically formulated with Tea Tree in their ingredients, one of which is the well-known "T-Zone" brand. This review outlines my experiences of using the "T-Zone Deep Pore Cleansing Cream Wash."
I paid around £2 I believe, from a local branch of Savers, the discounted drugstore. I thought this price represented excellent value for money, particularly as the tube is a very generous size, being 150ml. The product is also available to purchase online, from sites such as www.ebay.co.uk, although prices seem to be nearer the £4 mark here.
The packaging for the product is quite eye-catching, as is often the case with items from the T-Zone range, which are usually presented in colours of bright green. The tube's plastic is quite robust, I have found, although I have noticed no difficulty with squeezing the contents from within, even though I suffer with the strength in my hands, and have found such items will often pose an issue for me. Likewise, I can open and close the tube's 'flip up' cap quite easily, and have experienced no issues or difficulties at all.
The Cleansing Cream Wash is white in colour, and resembles a sort of thin 'lotion' type product, although I find its consistency to be slightly runnier than your average cream or lotion. To be fair, I don't find that it drips or spills all over the place during use, but it is fair to say that it pours very easily from the tube, and it took a little bit of practice when dispensing the product to become familiar with the correct amount required with each use; there was significant waste during the first couple of tries.
On the plus side, the Cleansing Wash's thin texture allows it to 'coat' the skin easily and quickly, and when the skin is 'dampened' prior to the application of the product, it seems to 'prep' the skin slightly beforehand, allowing the Cream Wash to 'glide' over the skin very easily. This means that minimal effort is required on my part, which is rather ideal as far as I am concerned. I have very limited stamina - and time! - in my morning routine for the use of products such as this one, so the 'quick and easy' feel of the Cleansing Wash suits me down to the ground.
During use, I have found that there is very little in the way of 'foam' or 'lather' produced. Instead, the T-Zone Cream Wash seems to remain in the same state as it was when first applied; a light, lotion-based cleanser. This is an observation on my part, rather than being something to criticise, with the creamy Cleansing Wash feeling very pleasant and 'gentle' on my skin, irrespective of its lack of lather. I am aware too that there is a pleasant 'light' feeling noticeable from the cleanser, which is presumably down to the fact that it is much less 'soapy' than the previous cleanser product I was using. This other product felt rather too 'harsh' for my own skin type, with the T-Zone product feeling more compatible to my fussy, sensitive skin instead.
I am aware of the familiar Tea Tree scent during the use of the product, and I can notice it 'lingering' slightly after use too, although I can't say that it feels over-powering or too strong. I tend to use the Cleansing Cream Wash among other Tea Tree-infused products within my skincare routine, so the overall Tea Tree fragrance feels like perhaps it has a little more 'oomph' than if the Cream Wash was used alone. This result is on a par with most other Tea Tree products that I use regularly, and whilst I can't say that the overall fragrance of Tea Tree is among my favourite scents, I am very familiar with the aroma and find its strong, menthol-like scent is fairly inoffensive.
After cleansing my face with the Cream Wash, I can see that my skin is spotlessly clean, with all traces of make-up and grime being removed effectively. There is no 'tightness' present in my skin, nor does it feel - or look - overly 'dry'. This is an excellent result, as many rival skincare products that I have used in the past seem to 'strip' most of the skin's natural moisture and oils from its layers, leaving my poor face feeling tingly and with an unpleasant 'tightness' present. This seems to be how a lot of spot-busting products work these days, and whilst I have found such products DO work well with combating spots and blemishes, I can't say that I find this little 'side effect' of these products to be pleasant or comfortable.
The T-Zone Cream Wash, in comparison, works 'in harmony' with my skin, I think, and whilst I find it cleanses my face thoroughly, I don't find that it does so in a harsh way that has a negative impact on my sensitive skin. For this reason, I do feel that the product is suitable for those consumers who, like me, have dry and/or sensitive skin.
In terms of the product's effectiveness at combating spot outbreaks, I have found that it has worked quite well in this regard, although I do feel that it works well as part of a spot-fighting skincare routine that involves the use of several products such as cleanser and moisturiser, rather than working well by itself. That is not to say that the product is ineffective in any way, but based on my own experiences with products such as this one, I do find that they work best when used as part of a skincare routine containing several good-quality products. I have found that the T-Zone Deep Pore Cleansing Cream Wash has worked best alongside other products from the T-Zone range, such as a moisturiser and moist facial wipes. Adopting this little 'routine' allows my skin to feel completely cleansed and 'cared for' and I though the Cleansing Cream Wash slotted quite neatly into my skincare routine, without fuss.
Based on the ease of use of this particular product, together with its effectiveness when used as part of a full skincare regime, I do feel that the Cream Wash is something that I would repurchase again in the future. I feel too that its price reflects good value for money and as only a small amount is required with each use, the large tube is an economical purchase. Taking all of these matters into account, the product does come with my full recommendation, together with an award of full marks in the product rating score.