“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Exfoliator / Subcategory: Pads / What it does: Exfoliates / Product line: The Body Shop Tea Tree „
Ib have used most of the products from The Body Shop Tea Tree range over the last few years. I did find that the range was great with dealing with my temperamental skin but my skin has changed a little recently so I do still use products from this range but alongside other products to try and sort my skin out.
I have picked up quite a few good offers from The Body shop in regards to price and I bought this in the new year when it was on offer and I had a 50% off voucher when I spent over £30 - to spend £30 in the Body Shop isn't exactly hard!
These come in a tub and the pads are stacked on top of each other. There is 40 pads in the tub. Although when I reached the last Pad it did seem to be not quite as wet as when I first opened the tub it was still damp enough and I was able to use this just fine. When you open the tub you are hit with the scent of Tea Tree which is quite strong. The scent does go away a bit though and I think this smells quite medicated and as if it will solve my skin problems.
So how to use these pads? Well the pads aren't all that large and quite thin, but the size is fine to go over your face and neck a couple of times. The pads are rough on 1 side and you just press firmly and rub this over the area. It isn't sore to use these and I think my face feels nice and tingly and pretty cool after use (maybe I have worn the skin away or that!)
I find that this product works well to take away the grease and dirt of the day. My face feels nice and clean and although I have to say my cheeks can feel a little dry if I use these Pads on a daily basis I would say that is more my temperamental skin and not a reflection of the product.l
I still have a few of these pads left due to not starting to use this very tub until quite recently and I would buy them again and have bought them before anyway. I can't comment on current price but I have looked around and see the price of these have varied from just under £4 to over £6 as they can be found on a few independent online selling stores.
Recommended by me if you suffer from Spot prone or greasy skin.
Honesty time! Do you really like the idea of exfoliating, but always find yourself too lazy to do it? Or maybe you went out and got that apricot scrub everyone uses but then you were like, "Why am I rubbing this apricot scented SAND GOO all over my face, OUCH!?!?"
Anyway, I have good news. You do not have to rub sand on your face in order to clear your pores. Exfoliation should not be a painful process - if it is, you're probably doing it wrong.
Here we are, four days into the New Year. Your skin might be crying for an intervention at this point, after too many cookies, dehydration, and falling asleep with a bunch of glittery-ass makeup on your face because that obviously makes people want to kiss you. If you want to make a quick scrub with stuff you probably have around your house, olive oil and brown sugar will do the trick. But, if you think you might eat a brown sugar face scrub and you're looking for some easy, cheap, daily pore-clearing magic, this is the stuff for you.
I use them at night since they do leave a little bit of a film on my skin, and I don't like to put make up over it.
This product contains a type of alpha-hydroxy Acid (AHA). Be careful when using other AHA products, and wear sunscreen (which you should be doing anyway!) because your skin will be more sensitive to sun damage.
This product contains orange and lemon extract, so it might not be good for anyone who is sensitive to those oils.
Not intended as a make up remover! Will not take the glittery make up off your face, and definitely don't use it to take off mascara.
You get fourty of these pads for £6. I bought them for £3 as they were on a half price offer.
The pads come presented in a small tub that you use to store the pads in when you aren't using them.
The pads smell nice. They have a pleasant uplifting scent to them. The pads are a decent shape and size. They have small grooves in them which allow the pads to exfoliate your skin. The pads are damp and moist but they're supposed to be this way. However they can dry out so make sure that you screw the lid back on the tub tightly.
The pads are great for spotty skin. The tea tree in them is a natural antiseptic which helps to control sebum and excess surface oil on the skin. I have oily skin and these pads really help to control the oil in my skin, leaving my skin shine free. The pads are also ideal for blemished skin. They help to control spots, leaving your skin clear and spot free. The pads don't dry out the skin either, even if they are used twice a day. You can use the pads at night to remove make-up. They remove foundation and blusher but I don't like to use them around my eyes as the tea tree in the pads irritates my delicate eyes. The exfoliating action gets rid of dead skin cells and flakes, which is great for use around my chin area where I suffer from flaky skin the most. The pads really help to control these flakes, balancing out my skin.
I would recommend these pads though as they're great for troubled skin.
Appearance and Aim
These facial exfoliating pads come in a small tub and it has 40 pads in it. The tub itself is a thick sturdy plastic and like all the other tea tree range in the body shop the tub is green witha darker green label, the label states the brand, produtc name, how to use it and again is printed in both Englush and French. The lid is a screw lid which is good because it means you can do it back up tight and they won't lose their moisture. The pads themselves are round but not as large as the tub they have little bumps on them all over and extremly moist. The body shop say that the aim of these pads is to life imurities, make-up, grease from the skin and unclog your pores.
Scrub, Scrub, Scrubbing
I didn't use these to take my make up off because there's only 40 pads and it would take at least 6 just to get my eye make up off, so wiping all that off first before I used one of these. When opening the lid there extremely strong aroma of tea tree difts out and is very over whelming, because the pads are very moist they can stick together and I often used 2 or 3 at a time without even realising it because they wa stuck together, but when using one it doesn't seem as wet which is pleasent and the aroma isn't as strong. This is cool and refreshing against the skin because this has little bumps all over it you don't need to apply an imense amount of pressure however a little pressure goes a long way. Rubbing around my skin was fine except for on my cheeks and near my eyes, the tea tree stung my cheeks and made my eyes water and feel very sensitive. When looking back at the pad you'll notice how much make-up it actually left behind on your skin and it's really gross. So I take anothe rone and go round again to help move any other things left behind and when I first started using these they was very dark brown and looked asif I never washed my afec and I was very shocked by this but after a while the dirt was less and less.
This was great for removing excess grease and dirt from your face, You're left feeling like your skin can breath and really refreshed but despite all this my cheeks were red raw from the stinging and so were my eyes, the tea tree was very harsh on those parts of my face and it took a long time and a lot of moisturiser for it to go down.I got through a third of the tub and decided I couldn't keep putting my skin through this as it was just too harsh and it really hurt so I decided to dispose of the rest of the pads and I've never used them since, it is a big shame because they do actually work but my skin can't handle it.
Ingredients, Price and Availability
There is a massive list of ingredients in this so check the website for full details. This was originally £6 but has been cut down to £3 in the 50% sale and this only comes in one size. You can buy this in store or on the website but if you order from the website the postage is £2.99 but the product code is - 58331
-- Reasons for buying --
As I was browsing for Christmas presents in Body Shop I came across these exfoliating pads which were on sale. I have used many different types of exfoliating pads and have never found one that doesn't either irritate my skin or simply just doesn't achieve any results. As these were so cheap and I'm very found of Body Shop's Tea Tree range I thought I would give this a try.
-- Packaging --
The packaging is lovely, the 40 exfoliating pads come in a cute round green pot with a transparent, un-screwable lid which has a green grass looking label attached to the top which shows the Body Shop logo and some information about the pads. The little pot makes it easy for you to get the pads out and also small enough to carry around with you if needs be.
-- Using the pads --
The pads are very easy to use, you just simply pick out a pad and gently massage over your skin in circular motions to remove make-up, impurities and excess oil. I have multiple ways of using them for example I like to use these before I cleanse my face to remove the majority of my make-up at night time. I also like to use these instead of usual face scrub after cleansing, as I love the tingly and refreshed feeling you get afterwards and then either continue with a face mask or just your usual moisturiser. My usual worry with face wipes is that they dry out really easily and so you do waste quite a lot of them, as you have to pull out the dry ones to get to the reasonably moist wipes. I found that because these pads come in a tub, with a tight lid they were always very moist, which did leave my skin a little wet after but dried very quickly!
-- Pros --
I must say that these are definitely by far the best wipes/pads I have used, the last exfoliating pads I use left my skin irritated, extremely dry and burnt areas on my cheeks and around my nose which did put me off of trying others for a long time. The pads leave my skin feeling refreshed, clean and pleasantly tingling. I have just recently just run out and with definitely be re-purchasing. I'm extremely fond of Body Shop's products they have never let me down and I also like that they use all natural ingredients so your not putting nasty chemicals onto your skin. The tub is a reasonable size so its easy to carry it around with you which I tend to do when my skin has flared up with acne, I like to massage these other the affected area whilst I'm out to keep bacteria away!
-- Cons --
I only have a few minor cons which involve the price and the quantity of pads you get. You receive 40 pads which does seem a lot but whilst I'm using them most days and sometimes using more than one pads they do tend to go down quite quickly! For the sale price the amount of pads you receive are definitely worth the money, but for the full price I think it may burn a whole in my pocket too quickly!
-- Price and availability --
The pads are widely available in all body shop stores and online. I have been in many Body Shop stores and the Tea Tree brand have always been displayed. I bought these pads for £3 as they were on sale which I think if a good price for the amount of pads you receive and baring in mind an all natural product is worth a little extra money. There full price is £6 which for me is quite a lot as the pads roughly lasted me 1-2 months and I'm not sure if I would pay out that much money that regularly. But at the moment they are on sale for £3 so my plan is to stock up whilst I can!
-- Conclusion --
I think these pads are brilliant, they left my skin feeling refreshed and very clean and not a black head on my nose in sight! I do think the full price is a little too expensive, but as they work so well I think its a price worth paying!
I first came across these pads around 3 months ago and picked some up in one of The Body Shop's 50% sale and I have bein buying them regulary ever since as they are now part of my face care routine. These pads are basically amazing! They're the best facial pads I think I have come across, they have great effects on my skin and they're so cheap too! The pads retail at £6 for 40 of the pads, which I know sounds expensive but it is actually brilliant value - although the pads are much smaller than a facial wipe, it only takes one or two to completely cleanse my face, this is because the pads are double-sided. One side is smooth and one side is rough, so it's a 2-in-1 product - an exfoliator and a cleanser.
The Body Shop state that these pads lift impurities such as dirt, grease, etc from the skin and unclog the pores. It also helps reduce excess shine without over drying the skin, meaning the wipes are great for anyone with oily skin. I have very dry skin but still find that these wipes work wonders and the body shop say that the wipes are suitable for blemished skin. The tea tree oil that it contains is community trade and comes from Kenya, meaning that when you buy the product you are supporting a foreign village who pick the ingredients which I think is good. Other ingredients include tamanu oil and lemon tea tree oil which both have a soothing effect and help to calm irritation and redness.
The pads come in a circular plastic tub with a lid that screws on and off. The tub is green in colour with a sticker around the middle of it which is a darker shade of green. On the sticker it states the product name and includes the body shop logo. It tells us how many pads the tub contains and the measurement of the pads is also stated which I found a bit unneccesary, but nevermind. When you screw off the lid, the pads can be seen. The pads are all stacked up neatly in the little tub. I find this a bit of an issue as it takes time seperating the pads from each other, and I often use 2 or 3 pads stuck together because I don't have the time to seperate them. Because they're so moist they sort of mould into eachother but apart from this slight issue I think that the packaging is pretty good and i'd definetly say it's unisex due to the simple colour scheme (light and dark green).
The pads themselves are circular and measure 2.17 inches in diameter. The pads remind me a bit of cotton wool but they're much thinner and are smooth in texture apart from the raised dots. The raised dots are used to exoliate, but the dots are only on one side of the pad, the other side is smooth which is the side that I use to cleanse. Each pad holds alot of moisture and the smell is gorgeous - you can definetly smell the tea tree oil but it isn't overpowering. I usually use this after I have toned, I use the smooth side first and then the bumpy side. I usually focus on my nose and chin with the bumpy side as this is where I usually get blackheads. The wipes aren't very rough at all and aren't painful or even uncomfortable, it really doesn't feel like they're exfoliating my face, even when I apply pressure, but it does the job of an exoliator and removes dry skin, leaving my face soft and smooth. When I use the bumpy side on my nose I can feel it slightly more but again, it isn't painful.
Due to how much moisture each pad holds, it leaves my skin wet to the touch but this dries quickly and it doesn't leave any greasy or sticky residue. The smell does not linger either. Each time I use it, it really helps my face feel much cleaner and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It claims that the tea tree oil 'leaves skin feeling tingly fresh', but to be honest I don't get the tingly feeling that i've gotten with other similar products. It does however make my skin feel quite cool and fresh which I love. I love using these in the morning as the smell and feel of them really wakes me up and makes me feel resh. This sounds disgusting, but when i've used the wipe I usually have a look at the pad and you can see the little tiny bits of dirt. This puts my mind at ease that my pores have bein thoroughly cleansed and I don't feel self concious that my skin looks greasy or dirty. I think since using these wipes my skin is much less prone to spots and even when I do have a spot, using these wipes daily gets rid of the spot in no time.
I have very sensetive skin and was worried that these pads may irritate my skin or break me out. They really don't! They're so gentle, and are great for anyone who doesn't like harsh exoliation. I would really reccomend these wipes!
After deciding I was going to focus on really looking after my skin I went on a little spree of facial skin care products. With this in mind and the fact that the Body Shop had a 50% off promotion I decided that these Tea Tree exfoliating pads were first in my basket.
I already knew that Tea Tree is good for the skin. Its antibacterial properties are great for cleaning the pores and the freshness is amazing at perking up the skin. So I thought these should be a winner. Especially as they are exfoliating pads rather than just smooth cleansing pads.
Opening the little great tub gives you a strong whiff of Tea Tree, I quite like the smell and my boyfriend says I smell like a forest if he comes too close to me after using these! The white pads themselves are very wet, which I think is great because it really refreshes the skin and you can make sure every inch of the face gets cleansed.
One side of the pad has little raised triangles which is the exfoliating side. While they do the job they could do with being just a little rougher to really exfoliate. But none the less the pads really do get the face clean. After using the exfoliating side, the other smooth side can be used to gently slide over the face to get rid of any leftover dirt and grime.
Really these do a great job at cleansing the face. Even if I have not worn make up or even been outside of the house they seem to find the dirt that is left in the pores! I also love the fact that these don't dry my skin out at all. It leaves it feeling fresh and clean with no red dry marks in sight.
Priced at £6 for 40 wipes, I actually think these are a great bargain. They work better then I imagined and my skin is a clean and clear success.
100 % Recommended.
As you are no doubt aware, I have recently been discussing some of my purchases from The Body Shop Tea Tree range. I have always enjoyed using tea tree products on my face because as well as its' powerful and extremely fresh aroma it is well known for its' antibacterial cleansing properties. The product I am reviewing today is The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Exfoliating Pads, which are suitable for blemished skin.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
If you are familiar with The Body Shop's tea tree range you will be aware of the various shades of green on the packaging. You may be interested to know that tea tree is an essential oil that is obtained from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia, which can be found on the north east coast of New South Wales, Australia. We are provided with forty pads that are contained within a 7 cm diameter sturdy airtight plastic tub with a screw top lid.
USING THE PADS
I love using facial products, particularly those that will cleanse and freshen my skin and it is claimed that the pads will lift impurities and unclog pores. As I suffer with T-zone skin I am often prone to breakouts although I have been lucky that this hasn't occurred for quite some time. I have a few enlarged pores either side of the base of my nose and whilst they are not particularly visible to others I am well aware that they are there. Consequently, it is essential that I pay extra attention to these areas to ensure they do not become blocked and subsequently cause spots.
On removing the lid the strong aroma of tea tree is most definitely evident and if you prefer it only in subtle doses this would not be a product for you. The white pads are 5½ cm in diameter and display dozens upon dozens of tiny images of triangles, which are slightly raised. The pads are approximately twice the thickness of a good quality facial wipe, but they contain more moisture. Although there are no directions for use other than to avoid the eye and lip areas I initially used the side displaying the triangular images, which offered a very slight exfoliating effect. I have to say that I was a little disappointed, as I felt the pads were too gentle to exfoliate my skin and I believed that the moisture from the pad would drip down both my face and arm, but fortunately, this was not the case.
After using the rougher side of the pad I turned it over and wiped my face for a second time with the smooth side. I was pleased that one pad was sufficient for my entire face, particularly due to their price, which I will cover later in my review. Whilst I felt a very slight stinging sensation for a second or two my skin felt wonderfully clean and fresh, which gave me the confidence and assurance that the tea tree oil had penetrated deep into my pores and had hopefully lifted out any dirt or impurities that may have been lingering below the surface. My skin is normally quite susceptible to dryness, particularly after using some cleansing products, so I was pleased that the moisture content delivered to my skin disappeared quite rapidly without leaving any tightness or dry patches. I used the pads every morning and evening for just over a fortnight and was very pleased with the results and if it wasn't for the high price of £6 for a tub of 40 and the fact that I have since found my perfect cleanser, namely Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish, I would probably repurchase. Unfortunately, the pads lose one star from me, as they should definitely not be marketed as exfoliating. I can highly recommend them, but I think they are far too pricey for what you actually receive.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
On the underside of the tub there is a peel back label where a rather lengthy list of ingredients can be found, which I do not intend copying into this review. However, I would advise that the pads contain tamanu oil, lemon tea tree oil and Community Trade organic tea tree oil. The Body Shop does not test any of their products on animals and the tub can be recycled once empty. Unfortunately, I am not able to find any information in relation to disposing of the used pads, so I presume that they are to be placed with normal household waste. The pads should be used within 12 months of opening.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.