“ Brand: T-Zone / Type: Blemish Control / Subcategory: Treatment / Stick „
T-Zone Tea Tree Oil Spot Treatment Stick
Having suffered from breakouts of spots for years I like to have something to hand that will help to dry them up when they occur...
This is where this product comes in, I bought it for around £2.99 at a local discount store. The product os made by the well known brand, T Zone and is made with T tree - which is meant to have anti bacterial properties.
The product is in a tough glass bottle with a roller ball top to apply the product. It is a 10ml container, and says it can be open for 12 months before you need to dispose of it... The bottle is nice and frosted meaning you can see the green liquid inside so you will know if it is going to run out (however as you use hardly any of this and as such it tends to last ages)...
I'm not a massive fan of t - tree, so the smell for me is off putting, but I do feel this product is effective. It states that it will tighten pores, and and improve your skin generally if applied, and as it is clear it can be used under make up. The product can be used under make up, but you do need to wait for it to dry (and this can take a minute or so).
On evil buggers of spots I do feel that it helps dry them up, and facilitates them disappearing quicker than they would normally. I do feel that the product helps with my spot prone skin, but I'm not convinced it minimises my pores generally.
I also have to admit I don't think I keep it for 12 months - I have never had one of these run out as I see it as a spot treatment, and not something that I would apply to my whole face. But because I use it on spots I don't want it to become a bacteria breeding ground, and as such I get rid of them every 12 weeks or so.
They are often on offer 3 for 2, at Boots, and I do replace them when they are on offer. Highly recommended, although it's not an instant fix (which for me doesn't actually exist)...
If you read my reviews, you will have noticed that I use a lot of products to tackle spots. I do suffer badly with them and always try new things to calm them down. In the past when i have tried spot sticks they have never worked, but recently I spotted this! I am a huge fan of tea tree as it has great antibacterial properties and can start to reduce the redness of spots. This looked like it was worth a try, I picked this up from savers for £1.99. I was pleased with this price as it looked like it could last me a while. It is very small so it can fit in your pocket. I like taking this to work with me.
You recieve a very small and compact 10ml stick. It looks nice and the liqud inside is clear. WHen you unscrew the lid you can see that you care meant to roll this over any blemishes and hopefully it will then start to tackle them. Overall the presentation of the product is appealing. I have lost the stick a few times as it is small but so far I have always found it. Im useless sometimes!
Does it work?:
Now the bit you are all waiting for... does it work? I am happy to say that yes it did. I put some of this over my spots on my chin and forhead before bed for the first time. When I woke up in the morning the spots look calmer and a little bit smaller. I also tried this on a large under the skin spot, unfortunately it didnt do anything to this type of spot. What this is useful for are thise red spots which look angry! Once they have come to the surface I put this on them and they are gone within a couple days. I think the smell of this is very nice, I love tea tree though. My girlfriend however hates the smell and refuses to let me get into bed at night If i have this on! typical. Its the sort of smell that you will either love or hate. I would recommend that you try this out if you suffer from occasional spots and want something decent to treat them and help them go away at a decent rate. If you put this on a popped spot then it stings very bad! So only apply it to spots which havent reptured.
I am going to give this product 4 stars. It does very well with the smaller spots on my face, yet not so good with the larger ones. Its not an instant fix but I believe it really does help out my skin a lot. Also a bottle of this does last me a very long time as you only use a very small amount everytime you use it, which makes this a very good value product. Thanks for reading my review on this product! I hope it helped you out. Josh -
Anyone with combination skin or oily skin knows that the wrong product, extra heat or just anything can cause our oily parts to break out, The T-zone range is designed for this and does the job to zap those spots.
Well it was a bargain first all of, found in Home Bargains for £1.99, 10ml of liquid which will last you about a year, the design is simple and just shows off its inside of blue liquid. The problem with this is its made out of glass and dropping it caused my old one too smash. The new one has lasted me around 3 months so far and you can't even see how much the liquid has gone down.
Just take on the lid and roll the liquid onto the spot or affected area, it can be quite cold and the roller sometimes can feel really harsh. The liquid is also strong (smells like tea tree oil) putting this anywhere near your eyes is very painful, so I have had to use other products for the close to the eyebrow spots, if you have picked a spot I would not recommend putting this one it either as it stings. I also apply to my nose to get rid of blackheads. Apply every 3-4 hours to each spot or affected area I would recommend.
Well the spots do disappear after 4 or 5 days and they seem to loose there colour around a few hours in so it is effective, It has had any effect on those blackheads though! I do believe it is a good product for the price however, but I would avoid if you have dry skin or sensitive eyes!
I've started suffering from spot breakouts in the last three or four months and have found that they don't always make themselves known at convenient times of the day - i.e. when you're at home and have your skincare tools to hand. Therefore, I'm looking for a product which is effective on spots that could also be kept in my bag to use as and when I need it.
I came across this one and thought I'd found the perfect product - spot treatment in a handy little stick, great. However, after the first few applications, I found that it didn't really do any of the things it claimed: it didn't cool and calm my blemishes nor did it reduce the redness. In fact, what it did do was make the area to which I applied it, itch more and therefore I ended up scratching the area and making it redder and more inflamed than before.
At approx £4 it isn't going to break the bank so may be worth a try, but it really didn't work for me and I won't be buying it again.
This is another product I have purchased on my quest for perfect skin I found it in my local bargain homes shop for £2 which is good as they cost around £5 in other chemists.
This stick is designed to take fast action on spots and acne and help to combat the causes of spots, it's aimed at people who have oily or combination skin and are prone to break outs. It can be used as soon as you feel the spots are about to breakout.
It contains tea tree oil, lavender oil and rosemary oil which are all natural anti-bacterial which help to combat spots.
The liquid is in a glass bottle with a roller ball head and you get 10ml per bottle.
The liquid does have quite a strong smell so I suggest you use it night and its best that you clean your face first before use.
I have found this to be quite a good product if I can feel a spot coming up I apply it and it does reduce the redness I wouldn't say it gets rid of the spot completely but I would be very suprised if anything really did.
This is a product I would recommend if you are a sufferer of red headless spots (if you know what I mean) which come up as lumps as I am for these it is good for reducing the redness which occurs.
Thank you for reading my review I hope you have found it useful, you may find my reviews on other sites under the same name.
Spots....What a bloody nightmare. I first looked at this product after seeing my friend, who, after being acne riddled for years, started washing with facial products and using this roll on. He looked a lot better, and, not long after, got a great girlfriend who is now his fiance!
I have to say, I don't generally tend to get spots, but when I do, my god, they're monstrous. So I often use this product to keep them down and lessen their appearance, which is actually quite good before going out, they usually go down by the time you've walked a country mile to the pub.
For the little details of this product, there's not much that can be said really. It works well, reducing the redness, size and pain of a spot, if not completely stop it in its tracks if you can notice a developing one in good time. It's not oily or 'cloggy' whatsoever, you don't feel as if you've put a brick through your pores. I would say the brief sensation of putting it on is similiar to when you apply a spray sun protection, absorbed quickly and without any greasy feeling. The only thing i'd recommend you don't do is roll it on either a recently squeezed spot, or on an open shaving cut, it stings...A LOT. Other than that though, you're good to go.
Final word - A decent, cheap, 'clean' feeling product, that, in my opinion, gives fantastic results.
I bought this product a couple of years ago in a local superdrug, used it a couple of times then just kept forgetting. A couple of weeks ago when clearing out the bathroom cupboard I came across this and decided to give it a shot. I started a whole new routine with cleanser, Toner, spot zapper and moisturiser in the evenings, and also done spot zapper in the mornings, I noticed within only a couple of days the spots I had were starting to go down and I was impressed, I usually find these products make them flair up but I think this was really working, I use it as soon as a spot starts to appear and even on days when I havent done my complete ritual I have used this.
Its simple and quick to apply, just a simple roll ball to apply straight to the face. It smells great, Tea tree is one of my favorites, but its nicely done not over powering. It drys on the skin really quickly and leaves no residue, and as long as you dont apply too much at one time you dont get any of the product running down your face, it just goes where you put it. Its also in a nice small bottle, the size of a lipstick so its easy to fit in your make up bag or even your handbag.
I bought the T-zone Tea Tree Oil Spot Stick, when it was on offer as I had heard many good things about Tea Tree Oil; it is the only oil that can be used undiluted on skin. The stick is a small glass tube of oil that is used to treat blemishes and spots with a roller ball top.
When I use it, I clean my skin and make sure it is dry before I start to use it. When I place it on my skin, I gently press it on and glide across the affected area. The Tea Tree Oil will be released onto your skin from the ball. I usually use this at night as I am not applying anything afterwards; the liquid dries straight away, so there is no residue left on your skin.
To me, it feels like it is working straight away, you can smell the antibacterial fragrance and my skin tingling on application. I find that it works better on spots under the skin that haven't appeared yet rather than full blown ones. I don't think it is good as products that I have used before, although it has a drying effect.
I find the roller ball picks up dirt quite easily and also as you are applying the ball to the bacteria then it gets trapped in the ball. I know the liquid will probably kill some of the bacteria but I think that it becomes less effective, I don't know whether I overuse it and my skin just adapts to it.
I think the tube normally costs £3.99 but I reckon this is quite expensive for what it is. I got mine in Boots, when it was on offer for 2 for £5 on any T-zone products, which I think is fairly reasonable.
I think it is quite good to use in the short term and on a basic measure but I probably wouldn't buy it again as I think proper Tea Tree Oil would be more effective at treating bigger problems.
I have suffered from acne since the tender age of 11. I remember my mother promising me that at the age of 18 the spots would miraculously disappear . . . I am now 35 and still waiting for that magical day!
I must confess that my acne has always been more annoying than serious and I have never suffered from scarring. When I was 18 my doctor prescribed contraceptive medication for me and this happened to be my miracle cure for my skin. As long as I have my hormones my skin is absolutely flawless.
My current 'outbreak' is as a result of my husband and I deciding to start a family. After leaving my contraceptive medication I used to examine my skin in the bathroom mirror every morning for signs of spots, and they only started appearing sporadically after about 2 months.
Luckily I have discovered the amazing T-zone Spot Zapping Stick. Every red spot that appears gets 'zapped' immediately and so far it has managed to keep the spots under control. I apply the stick directly to each spot and they get smaller and fade after 2 - 3 days. The main ingredient in the T-zone Spot Zapping Stick is tea tree, which is a natural anti-bacterial agent.
The T-zone Spot Zapping Stick consists of a glass cylinder just slightly bigger than a lipstick (thus fits easily into a handbag) with a green lid. The bottle contains 10ml and is available on Amazon for £3.35 (+ £2.50 postage). Surprisingly the ingredients are not listed on the bottle. I have very sensitive skin and have not experienced any problems using this product.
On an eternal search for something that will banish my dot-to-dot forehead, I browsed the skincare aisle in my morrisons. I saw this little stick hiding away for half price.
I got mine in morrisons for £1.51 very recently so they might still be there. In superdrug I saw them today for £4.40 so look out!
when I got this the first time it was the same as the pic shown on here.
but when I got home I realised it was empty and should have been filled with a blue liquid.
So I exchanged it a few days later and by then they had restocked and it now came in a blue box with a yellow flower on it. quite a bulky box for something so small but I recycle.
The actual product is frosted glass, with a white lid and it is a roller ball so it is cooling for spots.
you get 10ml which lasts quite a long time seeing as I have used it every day for 2 weeks and used about a sixth- and I have a lot of spots
Whats in it?
manuka honey, known for treating spots
and tea tree, the main smell
don't worry the blue liquid can't be seen afterwards!
I smoothed it all over my forehead ( main problem area)
and a bit over my cheek.
The roller ball doesn't give too much liquid.
my spots have visibly gone down for once and it looks a heck of alot clearer. Not a miracle but wait a few days to see a difference.
Not really an emergency spot buster, you would have to apply quite a few times a day to get it to go down.
It didn't work as well on existing spots but on a spot that was just getting ready to show its ugly face, it looked after it.
I will repurchase this as its cheaper than most others (on offer) and works quite well.
I also use this to prevent spots which is a more effective use.
Possibly the most misleadingly labelled product ever - the T-Zone "Spot Zapping Stick" is actually a rollerball applicator for a liquid, not a stick at all.
The liquid itself contains various essential oils - mainly Tea Tree, but also Chamomile, Bitter orange, lavender, Rosemary and Thyme, in a base of alcohol. It has the strong smell of Tea Tree oil, which personally i find a bit pungent, but i know many people like it. It's quite tricky to apply because you're putting liquid (no thicker than water) onto a vertical surface (your face) with the obvious result that you often get runs. Because of the alcohol, it does feel quite pleasant and cooling as you apply it.
The sorts of spots i get are either those big red lumps that come up way under the skin, hang around making me depressed for anything up to a fortnight, and then generally go away again, or the little white pustules on the skin surface which can easily be disposed of with a handy fingernail but do tend to come back if you do that (not that i would, of course :) ). I honestly haven't found this product to make much difference to either kind - either when applied just to individual spots, or applied regularly to my whole chin area which is where i usually get them.
On the plus side, it's not expensive and doesn't devastate your skin the way some of the stronger spot remedies (oxy 10 etc) can do, so i guess it's worth a try - especially as there seem to be some quite glowing reviews on here.
Spots and acne get even the best of us down; sometimes, it doesn't matter just how well you take care of your skin, a spot or two are bound to pop up every once in a while. Recently, I've been really impressed with T-Zone and their spot reducing products, ranging from cleansers to gel and foaming facial washes so I didn't hesitate to try their Spot Zapping Stick. I was looking for a product that I could use in severe situations where over the course of one to two weeks a month when my spots are particularly red and angry looking (sounds like my Dad...don't think he can really be the one to blame here though...)
WHAT IS T-ZONES SPOT ZAPPING STICK ALL ABOUT?
According to the snazzy green, blue and orange box (the packaging has been remodelled since Dooyoo added the picture), the spot zapping stick is meant to provide an 'effective targeted action to help combat the causes of spots and blackheads' which you could say is a reasonable estimation; the stick itself is 10ml so the impression is that you will only reach for the little tube in dire conditions and when your spots are at their most vile. The stick itself is made of a tough, plastic material which in spite of being dropped a time or two doesn't break...phew!
The stick is a fairly good design; I like the fact that it's made from a see through plastic so that you know exactly how much you have left because it would be typical that you'd run out of the stuff when you'd need it most, or is that just me? Anyway, to get the blue liquid from out of the tube and onto your face, there is a roller ball and the tube in that sense looks a lot like a roll on deodorant and you use the spot zapping stick in exactly the same way. The only disadvantage with the stick is that once the liquid is nearly spent, it can be a little troublesome to get the remainder out because the plastic doesn't allow for you to 'squeeze' the tube, like you would with some deodorant bottles. Also, once you are running low on the liquid, you have to some times roll the ball more times than you'd normally have to in a bid to release the rest of the fluid and, as a part of the act, you may need to hold the tube at a funny angle to try and get the most out of it!
However, when the tube is a little fuller, you'll find that the fluid is released in a steady flow and the roller ball allows you to add as much - or as little - of the zapping liquid as you want. Although the liquid is quite runny, I've never experienced the problem of it dripping from the stick into the screw cap which is a little surprising because its consistency is like water.
APPLICATION, SMELL AND WHEN TO USE
One of the first things you'll notice about T-Zone's Spot Zapping Stick is just how over powering the aroma is; this is not overtly obvious until you apply the liquid to your face but when you do, it seems to hit you in the same manner that TCP does which isn't what you'd describe as pleasant but by the same token it's not nasty either. The liquid has a fairly chemicalish smell to it but there is a rather distinctive scent of tea tree oil lurking beneath the surface too.
T-Zone recommend that before using the spot stick, you use either their brand of gel face wash or their foaming facial wash...how generous of them to recommend their own products to us! After using one of the aforementioned, T-Zone ask that you pat your face dry with a towel and apply the spot stick directly to the problem areas on your face or where spots normally appear. T-Zone recommends that you use the stick both morning and evening after washing your face (with one of the aforementioned products, of course...) but from personal experience I think that's a bit excessive; whilst the stick doesn't dry your skin out, if you're already using T-Zones cleanser and facial washes on a daily basis, it can seem as if your skin is a bit too oil-less. The aroma does tend to cling a little to the skin so if you're going out for the day or in the evening, it's perhaps not a good idea to use this before leaving the house or at least not to excess because the smell is a little odd to say the least.
I tend to use the zapping stick after wearing make-up or during those days of the month when my skin is in need of a little TLC. After wearing make-up, it's a good idea to clean your skin properly anyway so with the spot zapping stick, and its promotion of specially formulated extracts, you would assume that the liquid will only help to cleanse your skin and to reduce and excess bacteria, dirt and oil plaguing your pores. This is something I think the spot zapping stick does particularly well as when you're using it, you'll notice a tingling sensation on the area of your skin that you've applied the liquid to. Unlike some products, the tingling isn't something that decreases after using the product several times so, again, you assume that the properties inside the fluid are doing something to aid your spots in their hour of need.
But now onto the big question: Does T-Zone's Spot Zapping Stick reduce spots effectively? For the most part, yes, I would say it does; since I started using this particular treatment six weeks ago, I've noticed that my spots have become paler and nowhere near as noticeable. Of course this is dependable on hormones and other changes too but for the most part, there really has been a vast improvement. At first, when you have just applied the fluid, the spots do go slightly redder but this is only a temporary reaction to the liquid. When my spots are a little harsher in appearance than normal, I will often reach for the TCP (in all of its antiseptic smelling glory!) but with this particular solution, I've noticed that to get the same effect as using TCP, it's a good idea to cover the problem area twice instead of just the once like I would normally do so that you can really make sure that the area is clean and being treated properly.
The only problem with the actual liquid itself is that, due to its somewhat overpowering aroma, when you apply it near your nose or even half way down your cheeks, you'll find that your eyes become watery because of the smell. You do get used to this after a couple of uses, and your eyes won't water as much, but it is something to be cautious about when applying the spot zapping stick anywhere near your nose and eyes, as the packaging advises.
After buying the spot stick six weeks ago, I've only just used all of the liquid. As I mentioned, I never use the spot stick twice a day - or even everyday - but if you did decide to do that upon purchasing this, I'd imagine each bottle would last you approximately three to four weeks, which isn't too bad, but as you'll learn about the price in a few moments, it might be a case of everything in moderation...
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFO
I'm not going to list all of the ingredients here but one of the things T-Zone are keen to highlight is the fact that the Spot Zapping Stick has been formulated with 'natural fruit extracts', instead of using chemicals in the product. Among those fruit extracts, there is a healthy mix of 'Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Extract (or 'orange'), Citrus Medica Limonum Extract (lemon) and Vaccinium Myrtillus extract (bilberry) as well as sugar cane, sugar maple, rosemary and tea tree extracts. There are other properties, such as Aqua, lactic acid and alcohol denat. to take into consideration, with the latter perhaps being the culprit for the smell being so strong.
The product itself is also 'naturally anti-bacterial' which leads you to the conclusion that it really will help your spots to become less apparent. T-Zone also states that they've not tested their products on animals, for those of you who were wondering.
However, one of the downsides to this product is the fact that it is quite expensive, considering the miniscule amount that you do actually get in a tube; although I first managed to purchase the stick in a Tesco's Extra where they had this on offer for £1.99, if you purchase the spot zapping stick when it is not on a special offer, you can find yourself paying £3.68 for it in Superdrug stores, which does sound a bit extortionate. There are cheaper versions on the market, for example Tesco's do a cheaper Spot Clearing Stick which costs a fraction of the price of T-Zone's product (if purchased at normal store price) for £1.99. However, I am reluctant to try Tesco's own brand; I've used their facial wipes before and they've done nothing for my skin so, in spite of the price perhaps being a little excessive, I'm eager to stick to T-Zones version because it does actually work for me.
I would certainly recommend T-Zones Spot Zapping Stick; sure the smell is a little overpowering and it's not the cheapest emergency spot treatment you'll find on the market. However, it's a quality product; it really has reduced both the colour and size of any last traces of spots since I first started using it and I would fully recommend it to anybody suffering from blemishes. It can also be used to draw out blackheads very well so it would be worth giving this stuff a try if your skin is more prone to blackheads as opposed to acne or spots and the bottles size is perfect to fit into a handbag if you're staying elsewhere overnight.
Because there is nothing less attractive than pulling out several bottles of acne solutions from your bag and placing them in your new lover's bathroom, is there?
Having tried lots of different spot blitzers over the years, this was pretty much my last resort. As nothing else had worked for my skin in the past, I wasn't expecting this to have any effect either and was pleasantly surprised when it did.
Although my skin tone is quite oily, I tend to only break out in spots in certain areas, such as on my cheeks and my chin. These can be quite red and angry-looking, and none of my previous spot treatments had had any real effect in calming down their appearance or reducing their size.
I have been using this spot stick for around a week after waking up to find some pronounced-looking spots on and under my chin, and I have started to notice a definite improvement. In two days, my spots are much reduced and far less red, which is nothing short of a miracle considering how ineffective other spot treatments have been!
I would recommend this spot treatment, even if you have large and very red-looking spots. It doesn't make your skin greasy, which is great if you have oily skin like me! Don't expect overnight results, but in my case, it did have an effect after two days.
One negative for me was the quite strong smell. As I was applying to several spots across my cheeks and chin, the tea tree smell made my eyes water.
T-Zone Tea Tree Oil Spot Treatment Stick:
What is it?
A small bottle tube of liquid mixture that contains tea tree oil to treat spots and blemishes.
How do I use it?
I also make sure my skin has been cleansed and dried before I use it. The mixture comes in a glass tube bottle with a roller ball on the end. When placed on the skin, apply gentle pressure and smooth over area, the tea tree mixture will automatically be released by this action. I usually use this on in the evening so that it can be left to work through the night. The liquid dries almost immediately, so there will be no apparent grease or residue left on the skin.
Does it work?
I have found that it helps my spots a little. It has a very nice soothing sensation, my skin also felt tingly and it seemed as if it was immediately working on my spots.
However, I didn't really feel that this worked as well as other products that I have tried - that is, it took longer for my spots to clear and dry up - this was especially for my more 'severe' spots.
I am also a little wary of its effectiveness after several uses. This is just my theory and opinion. It is mainly to do with the roller ball tip - it is applied directly to the skin where there is bacteria already present from the spots. As the ball rotates to release the liquid, it also comes into contact with the bacteria which, in theory is disinfected by the mixture - however, a lot of the germs - whether dead or living will be collected by the ball and rotated back into the tube - although in there most of the bacteria will be killed anyway, it will reach a point where the solution will become saturated - i.e. the liquid will lose it's effectiveness. I have found this to be so in practice, whether it's down to psychological influences is pretty subjective, but I use it only occasionally now as I often need something stronger for my spots anyway.
Generally around £3.99 for a 10ml stick bottle, I got mine from Superdrug, though they are also available from Boots and other good health and beauty stores. I think it's a bit too expensive for treating minor problems but of course, there are more expensive sticks out there.
Definitely a good one for small minor spot problems used on a short term basis. However, with bigger real spots, it may be better to go for something stronger - like the essential Tea Tree Oil itself. On the ingredients' list, the tea tree oil is listed quite far down, meaning that there is potentially very little of it in proportion to the whole mixture. Therefore using the essential oil itself will be far more effective.
(Note: Tea tee oil is one of the very few oils that can be used undiluted on the skin, though it is still pretty strong. I use it with few problems, however, it can be quite drying. It is always best to test on a small area first.)
Thanks for reading. xx
This is a most excellent spot treatment stick. My skin complexion isnt all that bad but when I do get spots they are awful. My mum had bought this product so I decided to try it and it worked really well. You have to hit the place before the spot appears and then it wont do, perfect for avoiding those 'wake up the morning before a party/seeing partner' moments
Claims to be a non-oily, fast acting ointment that clears spots