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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. As I am a huge fan of the assortment of products from The Body Shop, I have used a variety of products from their own-branded Tea Tree range over the years. This review will outline my experiences of using "The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash." The packaging is in keeping with many other, similar products from The Body Shop, all of which are provided in the same chunky, robust plastic bottles. The bottle is made of clear plastic so I can see the bright green-coloured liquid contained within, and there is a plastic 'flip up' cap on top of the bottle that has never posed any issue with my opening or closing it, even though I suffer with limited strength in my hands at times. There is a bright green label on the front of the bottle which shows the Tea Tree symbol and The Body Shop's assorted logos. Based on its appearance, the Skin Clearing Facial Wash is the perfect addition to The Body Shop's Tea Tree range overall. The product is designed to be used to cleanse the face, in place of soap or other facial cleanser products. I find it is extremely easy to use which is ideal for me, as I tend to use these sorts of products first thing in the morning and find any real 'fuss' with such products can be very off-putting. Thankfully, the Tea Tree Facial Wash requires me to simply wet my face with warm water and apply the product, lathering it over the face. After a few seconds, I can rinse it off with clean water and thus, it's task is done.... Simple, quick and easy, so... perfect for me. I have noticed that the product is really quite economical, as only a small 'blob' is required with each use. This fact makes its purchase price of £5 per 250ml bottle feel like reasonable value, particularly as the bottle has lasted me for quite a long time. I will admit that the purchase price felt slightly excessive at first, as my previous Tea Tree cleanser product (from a rival brand) cost around half this amount, but now that I have used The Body Shop's alternative regularly, I have no complaints in terms of this aspect of the product. The Facial Wash spreads easily over the skin and whilst it is not the most 'lathering' product that I have ever used, there is certainly a gentle 'foam' type substance produced in the initial stages, shortly after the cleanser has been applied to my face. I find that this feels very gentle and soft on my skin, which reassured me, as I have found in the past that products containing Tea Tree can feel quite harsh on my sensitive, dry skin. There is a definite sort of 'revitalising' element to be experienced during the application process of this product too, which I feel is down to the richness of the Tea Tree contained within it, and its strong 'menthol' type aroma feels subtly awakening, particularly when the product is used first thing in the morning. These points are observations on my part, rather than being criticisms, and I find the green-coloured Facial Wash feels very pleasant when applied to my skin, with no stickiness or anything 'heavy' being experienced during use. When rinsing the product, I find that this too is very easy to do and takes only a moment. I don't find that the Facial Wash has a particular tendency to 'cling' to some areas of my face, which would require further rinsing, and would perhaps have me grumbling slightly about the time - and energy! - it was taking to use the product. Instead, I find that splashing plenty of clean water onto my face will quickly - and easily - remove all traces of the soft 'foam' created by the cleanser, leaving skin completely cleansed and awakened afterwards. I always pat (never rub!) my skin dry with a soft, fluffy towel after cleansing, and it is during this stage of my 'cleansing' routine that I am able to witness a marked improvement in the appearance of my skin; dryness has not been exacerbated, spot-creation appears to have halted, and my skin looks fresh and clear, with any 'oily' patches appearing calmed and quietened. I think one of the main tricks to combating spot outbreaks is to find a product that works, and stick with it. I find too, that the use of Tea Tree really excels with CONTINUED use and repeat applications, and The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash is no exception to this rule, with my troublesome skin appearing to appreciate its gentle lather, spot-busting properties and 'natural' feel. I have been using the cleanser every second day or so for the past two months and have noticed quite a marked improvement in the amount of spot outbreaks I have been experiencing. I have found too that said outbreaks are much more 'minor' in terms of the amount of spots produced. I have attributed this improvement to the regular use of some new products I have been using to cleanse and moisturise my face, all of which were obtained from The Body Shop's Tea Tree range. I have found that the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash is the perfect accompaniment to these 'sister' products from elsewhere in the Tea Tree range, but not exclusively so, as I have used it alongside alternative moisturisers and facial products too, with the same high results being produced. A final note worth mentioning, I think, is the fact that my skin is very dry and rather sensitive, and it will 'flare' aggressively if harsh products are used. Tea Tree can occasionally be quite irritating to my skin, I have found, and so I will always feel slightly cautious when using a new product that contains this ingredient, which I do VERY often as I find it works so well in finding harmony with my skin. I have been using an assortment of products from The Body Shop's Tea Tree range recently and have experienced nothing in the way of sensitivity or irritation during use. For these reasons, I do feel the Skin Clearing Facial Wash is suitable for those consumers who, like me, suffer with sensitive skin. Taking everything into account, I have nothing negative to report about the use of The Body Shop's Tea Tree Facial Wash and I feel it will become something of a 'staple' product in my bathroom cabinet, thanks to its 'relaxed' feel and, of course, the excellent results obtained from its use. Needless to say, the product comes with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the rating score.
To my dismay the past few months my skin has broken out into horrible annoying spots. I got through the whole of my teens without too much of an issue, and now, in my late 20's for some unknown reason, my body has obviously decided it's payback time. Not wanting to ruin the only half decent thing I have going for me, I contacted my local Body Shop at Home Consultant (or my personal shopper as I ask her advice quite a lot) and asked her what I could go for. Particularly blackheads around the mouth area (nice huh?), no sensitive skin. I said that I wanted something easy - I don't have time (or patience) to use toner, cleanser, wash, buff whatever, normally it's good old soap and water so the easier the better. So she recommended this. I've been using it first thing in the morning every day now for about a month and I must say I'm impressed. Touch wood (tapping my head as we speak due to lack of wooden furniture), I've not had any problems at all. I must admit I was a bit disappointed that the spots I did have didn't immediately vanish as I applied the facial wash, but I have been told since that miracles don't happen. I don't use it twice a day, and I've even skipped the odd day (oops) and I didn't break out at all which was reassuring. It's a refreshing facial wash, and, like most other Body Shop products lasts ages. To use it, I put slightly more than a dollop the size of a pea, add a little water, rub my hands together and massage into my face. For those of you who have experience Tea Tree you'll know the scent is one that will wake you up almost instantly (which is why I put it on first thing, two birds one stone and all that). After that i slosh some water over my face and pad it dry. It's not sticky at all, and the other great thing is that unlike Tea Tree products I have used by other retailers, it doesn't leave my face tight. After one month of using it I have literally only used about 1/8 of the bottle which is fab. The best thing about it - at £5.00 for 250ml, it is probably one of the best value for money products I have bought.
I've been using this face wash for around six months now and I absolutely love it! I use it twice a day and have noticed a massive improvement in my skin. While I've never had severe acne or regular skin break-outs, I used to get a few red and painful spots pop up every couple of weeks or so and I was prone to getting stubborn, ugly blackheads on my nose and chin. Since using this though it's very rare that I get spots and if I do they're usually completely gone within a few days. I do still get blackheads on my nose and chin, but no where near as many as I used to and they're not as noticeable. I also find that they're less stubborn and easier to remove since using this facial wash. The facial wash is part of The Body Shop's tea tree range of skincare and it retails at £5.00 per 250ml which I think may seem a little pricey to some people, but I assure you it's well worth it! I managed to get a few bottles of it when The Body Shop had a fifty percent sale but would happily pay the full price due to how effective it is. Also, a little goes a long way meaning that a 250ml bottle will last for a good few months, even with daily use. I've only gotten through one and a half bottles of it in the six months that I've been using it which considering that I use it twice a day is pretty good in my opinion. The face wash comes in a sturdy, rounded plastic bottle which is transparent meaning that the thick green liquid is visible. There's a label wrapped around the bottle which has all of the information needed clearly written on it including the brand and product name, the ingredients and so on. The bottle has a flip lid with a small hole which the face wash is dispensed from. I find this really handy as it stops too much product coming out at once, preventing waste. The face wash itself is quite thick with a slightly gel-like consistency. It's the ideal consistency and not at all runny. I need two medium sized blobs to cover my whole face and it lathers up when massaged over wet skin. The tea tree smell is strong but natural and it is a very clean, refreshing scent. The face wash makes my skin tingle a little, but it's not an unpleasant sensation. Once I've washed it off my skin feels squeaky clean as well as soft and healthy. It has never caused any irritation or redness despite how sensetive my skin is and it isn't drying. As I mentioned above I have had excellent results with this face wash and I highly reccomend it!
The other day I needed a new face wash as I was running out fast and usually I grab something from Boots or Superdrug that is rather cheap and simply does the trick well enough. However I was in The Body Shop the other day buying half the contents of the store and was really interested in trying this one out cos it seemed a good value product at £4.50 for a 100ml size and it just didnt seem to expensive to me compared to other items I bought in the store lol. The Packaging: As always from The Body Shop this comes in rather simple packaging in the form of a clear and see through plastic bottle with a clear plastic flip open top to the top of it concealing a small hole then on a dark green label on the front of it we are told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of it not alot of information is listed but contact details for The Body Shop are given. It isn't all that innovative in the packaging stakes but it is functional and rather unisex looking really. Using It: Well the dark green transparent liquid is rather thin and smells really lovely of tea tree and is very distinct and natural in its fragrance. You only need a very small blob of this and you gently rub it on a damp/wet face and it gives off a little foam, doesn't agitate my sensitive skin or eyes one bit and rinses off really easily. This is not meant to be a make up removing face wash just a skin freshening one to help clear up impurities and to remove oil without drying the skin out and to try keep spots and the likes at bay. I'm impressed that a little bit of this goes a very long way and that its easy to use. I love the way that the scent of this lingers on my skin for a good couple of hours after using it and that my skin really does feel soft, smooth and appears more glowing and healthy. Any rough skin I had prior to using this is now gone and I haven't had any spots or extra blackheads pitch up on my face since I started to use it regulary. It removes grease from my greasy t-zone and keeps at bay for quite a while after too but like other people who have reviewed this after using it I do have to use a blob or two of moisturiser on my skin or it is left feeling unnaturally tight so this does tone the skin up a bit in my opinion. I do think this is a value for money product which is great quality and it will last ages as I dont use much and I use it morning and night (as advised on the back of the bottle). Only available from The Body Shop or www.thebodyshop.com
I own many of the tea tree skincare range from The Body Shop because it is the one directed at oily skin. When I use this wash I use one of the facescrubber pads that can also be bought at the Body Shop (can't remember what they're called!) as I find this by itself to be a bit to gentle for me personally as I like to scrub so I feel really clean. After using this my face really fresh and soft with no uncomfortable tightness to my skin. However I do usually use the Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser more as it is a lot quicker to use. I also find that it is hard to get the last few drops in the bottle of the facial wash because the bottle is a very rigid plastic (like the Tea Tree Body Wash) so some of it is wasted. I do think it's fair price though because the bottle lasts a very long time.
As I have a huge hoard of brand new toiletries consisting of half used bottles, tubs and tubes I have been on a self imposed ban since Christmas where I am using all of my products before purchasing anything new. In amongst my stash was a half used bottle of The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash and I was surprised I had not finished the bottle, particularly as I absolutely adore the aroma of this range. I have specifically avoided both The Body Shop and Lush for a good few months as I cannot resist temptation, but whenever I visit The Body Shop I am always impressed by the way in which they display their products. The Tea Tree range is easily recognised and stands out on the shelf with all of the products being packaged in a similar manner with their vibrant green colours. The 150 ml of wash reminds me of a paler version of the original bright green coloured Fairy washing up liquid and is contained within a transparent plastic bottle. The product is suited to those who suffer with blemished skin and whilst I rarely suffer with spots I would describe my skin as T-zone where my nose and forehead can become considerably oily. Consequently, I always seek out oil free facial products so not to exacerbate the problem. The flip top lid is easily opened, but when scrutinising the bottle for reviewing purposes I note that there is slight wear on the one hinged area, so I suspect that before long it will snap. This seems to be a problem with a few of the bottles that I have purchased from The Body Shop, which is a little frustrating, particularly as I wish to keep the contents free of any dust and dirt. The wash is of a good consistency and is easily dispensed from the bottle. The refreshing and extremely uplifting aroma of Organic Community Trade tea tree is immediately evident and it offers the most stunning and authentic aroma unlike some brands I have previously used. I use a variety of face washing products, which I will alternate, but tea tree is one of my favourites due to its antiseptic and cleansing properties. Only a small amount is needed, which I apply to my dampened face and gently rub in to create a good lather. The product is easily rinsed away with warm water without leaving any stickiness and I then splash my skin with cold to help tighten the pores. I love the sensation that this facial wash offers my skin as it reminds me of the feeling when you drink a glass of cold water directly after cleaning your teeth. My skin feels wonderfully clean and fresh and whilst I experience a slight tightness on my cheeks, this soon disappears leaving me with soft and silky smooth skin. A point I find favourable is that the gorgeous tea tree aroma remains linger on my skin for a short while afterwards. As I suffer with dryness on my cheeks and neck area I will always finish my beauty regime with a good quality moisturiser. It is always difficult to fully evaluate if these types of products actually combat excess oils and remove impurities, but I definitely believe this product has huge benefits and it helps to keep my skin in tip top condition. I do not believe in copying lengthy lists of ingredients into my reviews unless I suffer with any adverse effects when using and I would advise that this is not the case other than for the slight tightness in my neck. The product should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled after use. The face wash is available in only 250 ml size bottle at a cost of £4.50, which I feel is pretty good value for money in comparison with the prices on some of The Body Shop's other products. This face wash receives 5 stars from me and once I have finished using all of my toiletries stash I will more than likely make a further purchase. I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
-- Reasons for buying -- This facial wash came in a gift set amongst other tea tree products. My mum bought it for me, as recently my acne has flared up again and she had heard this was really good as getting rid of it. -- The claim -- The face wash is said to remove excess oil without drying the skin, to remove impurities and is cynically proven to give clearer looking skin. -- Appearance -- The facial wash is green and comes in a transparent plastic bottle, with a flip open lid. Around the centre of the bottle is a sticky label showing the brand logo, some information about the product and the products name. Also showed on the bottle is the ingredients, which are of course all natural. -- Using the product -- I like to use this every morning and night. Usually at night I will use this along with the Body shop facial brush, to get rid of all the trapped dirt, oils and makeup. You only need to use a pea sized amount at a time, as it foams easily. I massage this really well into my skin until it has lathered up and then rinse my face thoroughly. -- My experience -- I really enjoyed using this product as it did leave my skin extremely refreshed, clean and not at all dry. I have tried a few other brands of tea tree before, which completely dried out my skin, causing a lot of irritation and flakey patches. This is very nice to use and did really help keeping my skin clear and I believe it has also faded my scars on my cheeks which is fantastic. I think using the whole brand of products which achieve the best results. But sometimes for me having really dry skin, I find a couple of the products in this gift set dry out my skin than others. After using this my skin didn't feel tight or dry and was left really refreshed and smooth. I can't fault this product in anyway as it is such a nice products, a smaller sized gift set is available if you wanted to try it for yourself, without having to spend a lot of money on the larger sizes, just in case you don't get on with it. -- Price and Availability -- The facial wash is available in Body shop stores and online. It costs only £4.50, which I think is extremely reasonable as you know your getting a good quality natural product. -- Conclusion -- I would recommend this product to anyone who suffers from acne or breakouts, as it really has helped to clear up my skin. It's a great price for the 250ml you receive and I will definitely be re-purchasing!
The Good: I had always counted myself lucky to have avoided acne in the difficult teenage years, so I was horrified a few months ago when my skin suddenly erupted... just before my wedding. Since I hadn't been planning on walking down the aisle with a smattering of red pimples to match my rose bouquet, I tried this facial cleanser, mainly because I liked the smell of it (not the best criteria for choosing a product, I know), used it daily and within a week my skin was clear! Not just on the way to clear- COMPLETELY clear. Fantastic. I was a bit worried this cleanser might be a bit too astringent and dry out my skin, but it was no problem at all. This facial wash is very easy to use; it's a gel, so just wash with it once a day, rinse off and enjoy the lovely tingly feeling and the smell of tea tree. Admitedly this isn't a smell that's to everyone's taste, but it certainly smells and feels clean- and it's definitely an improvement on the medicated smell some spot treatments seem to have. The Bad: Well, there isn't anything bad to say really, except that I'm afraid to stop using this product in case my skin reverts to 'pizza' setting. And although I've not had any problems with it, I suspect this cleanser might be a little harsh on sensitive skin... but this is purely speculation on my part. The Less Oily: Since I started using this, in conjunction with the matching facial lotion, my skin's been nice and matte.
At Christmas time there were a number of 'glitches' on the Body Shop website and this lead to me being able to order a number of Body Shop items for just under £1.00 per bottle. I used these bottles to make up gift bags for Christmas and saved myself a fortune as well as providing the people that I love with some gifts that I would other possibly not be able to afford with my normal Christmas present budget. I had one of each item left over after finding a different gift for one of the people I was going to present a gift bag full of goodies too and therefore I have decided that rather than save them for a Birthday I will just treat myself and use something new. This facial wash comes provided in a plastic bottle which is clear. The light green coloured liquid is quite runny within and runs out quite fluidly and easily. This bottle looks quite clean and fresh and instantly makes me feel like it will make my skin feel fresh and wonderful after use. This liquid smells very strong but this is not an overpowering scent as I love the scent of tea tree. This is definitely a distinct tea tree liquid and smells very nice straight away. I use this liquid on skin that has been splashed with water and left to drip dry for just a few seconds. I then apply this directly to my skin on my face before rubbing around my skin and then rinsing back off. My skin is left feeling a little tight after use but not like it is damaged or dry but more that it is squeaky clean. I have found, after a week of use, that my skin feels clean and clear all of the time. I have used this twice a day so far and the couple of spots that I got last week after not using my Champneys products have definitely cleared up and are about to disappear (hopefully!). My skin looks clear after use and I just generally feel like it is a lot cleaner and fresher. I have been using a cleanser, toner & moisturiser recently which has been working very well for me but this tea tree facial wash makes a difference and is definitely something that I would be happy to add in to my skincare regime. The standard price of this item is £4.50 which is quite a lot more expensive than what I actually paid, however I would be happy to buy this again if I saw this on special offer. It has worked well for me but £4.50 is quite expensive when it will probably last me around 5-6 weeks and I am already using products that cost me in excess of £20.00 a month just to keep my skin looking and feeling great. If you are a fan of tea tree or looking for something to clear up your skin then this is quite a cheap option as opposed to the numerous spot related products on the market.
The Body Shop isn't really a company I have turned to very often to look at their product ranges. I find it quite a feminine store to enter and must say I find it quite daunting to go in there without a female to be honest! I noticed The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash on the internet and decided to give it a go as a product like this should be great for clearing acne in no time - especially after some of the reviews I have read! The packaging isn't clinical looking at all, though it is professionally and neatly laid out, with key information clearly displayed on the front of the clear plastic bottle. The Body Shop has its branding predominantly emblazoned onto the label and the recyclable bottle has a robust and smart looking lid also. The label is dark green, in contrast to the pale green colour of the product itself, which can be seen through the clear bottle. Priced at under a fiver for the 250ml bottle it is fairly reasonable, though I must say that The Body Shop does charge a little more due to its ethical and environmental approach to the manufacturing and testing processes. The ingredients are as follows and if you don't understand what each particular ingredient does then you are certainly not alone! Aqua (water), Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 MethylGlucose Diolcate, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Melaleuca alternifolia, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Salicylate, Citric acid, CI 19140, CI 42090. Once I opened the cap I soon got a whiff of the strong scent of the tea tree. Although it is quite strong this doesn't put me off and actually gives me confidence in the product more than anything. The Tea Tree is a great antiseptic, anti-bacterial and soother of the skin, so I am glad this has a strong presence, after all this is a Tea Tree Facial Wash! I don't use a great deal of the gel for each application and it lathers quite nice on a sponge or in my hands. I apply this lather to damp skin and concentrate on the neck and face - particularly my 't-zone'. There are obvious benefits to using a facial wash containing tea tree and for those with particularly bad acne this is certainly an ingredient you should be looking out for. I use the facial wash once or twice a day depending on my routine and if my acne is particularly bad or not. Often this facial wash calms and soothes my skin and gives me much welcomed relief from the itch and redness acne sufferers have to deal with. My skin does feel a little tight after use, though it also feels rather soft aswell. More importantly I can feel a physical difference in the fact that my skin is clear of oil and my pores are clear of bacteria - ideal for preventing further outbreaks of acne. I most definately have to recommend The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash to anyone wishing to tackle an acne problem or just keep their skin clear from impurities and restore that healthy glow.
--Why I Bought This--- I decided to try this one as our old faithful Tea Tree Wash which we had bought for many years from Avon was discontinued (a silly move in my opinion - but that is another story). My son's have been using it for many years and like the fresh smell of Tea Tree so we decided to give this one a try when I found it on the Body Shop website while browsing for bargains one day. ---Body Shop Brand--- The Body Shop was founded i the 1970s by Anita Roddick but has now been taken over by L'Oréal. From their website - 'The Body Shop has always believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. We have never tested our products on animals. Similarly, we insist that all our suppliers have not tested their ingredients on animals for cosmetic purposes. We're incredibly proud of our dedication to this issue, and our global campaigning against cosmetic animal testing. The EU banned animal testing for finished cosmetic products in 2004, and for ingredients in 2009.' --Product-- Comes in 250 ml clear recycled plastic bottle. Has a nice thickish texture and a lovely green colour as you would expect - also has the expected tea tree fragrance which is very refreshing. Some ingredients include Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil, Tamanu oil, Lemon tea tree oil and Menthol. A full list of ingredients is shown at the end of the review. It is promoted to: remove excess oil without over-drying skin, help remove impurities and is clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin. The Body Shop also do lots of other Tea Tree products if you wish to use more in the same range. --Use-- A nice product to use - just what you would expect from a Tea Tree face wash - nice smelling but not much lather and the smell is soon gone. Does not leave your face feeling too 'tight'. The smell is nice enough for it to be a unisex product. Son's have had the usual teenage problems of greasy skin and occasional spots but this seems to work well and while not a cure is just the type of wash they enjoy using. ---Price--- £4.50 for 250 ml bottle. However you can often find discounts on the Body Shop website - and I presume in the store as well. ---Availability--- From any Body Shop shop but I purchase from their website. The postage here is £2.99 but the company often has special deals for free postage so by ordering when there is a special offer could mean you have free postage plus also get a % off the total cost of your order as well. --Opinion-- As we like Tea Tree products we will be buying this again. It lasts well and one bottle lasted son ages. A fair product for the price as it lasts well but no better or worse than others we have used. ---Would I Recommend?--- Yes - I did think it a little expensive but the bottles have lasted quite a long time so they have proved quite god value. It is a nice thick face wash with a gorgeous clean fresh smell. ---Website--- www.thebodyshop.co.uk --Full Ingredients-- Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Viscosity Modifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Allantoin (Skin Soothing Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), p-Anisic Acid (pH Modifier), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Menthol (Cooling Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Sunscreen), Limonene (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), t-Butyl Alcohol (Denaturant), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Caramel (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).
This facial wash lasts absolutely ages as a little goes a long way. It's VERY good value and for £4.50 you get a good sized bottle that you can use on a daily basis as it doesn't dry out the skin. You can also use it on your body if you wish. It lathers up well and is very easy to wash with. It feels lovely and creamy on the skin and it's easy to wash off too. It leaves my skin feeling soft, clean and cleansed. I would recommend it to people who suffer from spots and/ or breakouts as the tea tree helps to minimise blemishes. It can be a little runny so be careful not to apply too much of it otherwise you will be covered in foam! It does my skin good as the wash helps to combat excess oil and sebum without stripping your skin of it's natural oils. It leaves your skin with a lovely matte finish. It smells okay but you have to get used to the smell as it smells like medicine, so it wouldn't be to everyone's taste! However, you do get used to the smell and you start to like it over time. It's easy to wash with and it doesn't sting the eyes if you happen to get some into them. A great facial wash for spotty skin.
I think tea tree oil is a brilliant beauty product and one that is very good in improving the health and look of your skin. In fact there have been studies to prove just how amazing it is. According to an article I read, Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is a pale yellow colour to nearly clear essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous door. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. The article goes on to list all the health and medicinal benefits of this product and its truly amazing what it can do. Apparently, in the treatment of moderate common acne, topical application of 5% tea tree oil has shown an effect comparable to 5% benzoyl peroxide, albeit with slower onset of action. I use The Body Shop tea tree oil blemish gel when I get the odd spot here and there but to really give my face an even and fresh complexion I use their face wash. I cannot stress to you how much I love this product and have done since the very first day I used it. The wash costs £4.50 from the Body Shop for a 250ml bottle and I think this is really good value as you really only need a little bit each time you wash your face as it lathers up well. I would say that a bottle lasts me a couple of months so over a years period that cost is spread and not too expensive. The wash is so refreshing and clearing. Every time I use it on my face I can really feel how clean it gets it, it almost feels like it strips away the whole day and leaves my face really light feeling. THe other nice thing is that it does not dry out my face in any way at all, nor does it leave it greasy in any way. I get a really nice tingly feeling from using this wash and I think that's the menthol that is one of the ingredients making it nice and refreshing. According to The Body Shop daily use of this wash gives clearer looking skin as it helps to remove excess oil without over drying skin, helps remove impurities and is clinically proven to give clearer looking skin. Well, I definitely agree with all these statements. The wash does not smell of tea but it has quite a sharp smell although not overpowering. It is refreshing at the same time but the thing I like is that its not antiseptic smelling which is something I don't like to put on my face. Ingredients include community fair trade organic tea tree oil, tamanu oil, lemon tea tree oil and like I've said above menthol. All in all a great effective wash that I definitely recommend.
I actually purchased this facial wash for my dad on fathers day, he always raves about the Tea Tree Oil face wipes from The Body Shop so I thought that this would go hand in hand with those. Of course I had to try it out when I saw it sitting in the cupboard a few months later unopened! I don't really use a facial wash as often as I should, and my first thoughts with this one were that the scent is quite strong - but then of course you expect that from something tea tree scented. The product itself didnt seem to lather up too much when applied to my face, but that not necessarily a negative point. I wet my face, applied the face wash all over and then rinsed off. Once it was all rinsed off I felt a cooling, almost fresh sensation on my face which was quite pleasent - especially at 6am! Overall I think this is a good product, although the overwelming scent slightly puts me off.
I suffer from acne a lot on my face and have been trying to find anything to get rid of it. As a part of my last search for a product that works for me I picked up the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash from The Body Shop. Packaging ~~~~~~ This comes in a clear bottle with a clear lid that flips open to reveal a small hole in which you squeeze the product out. Through the bottle you can see the green gel inside. The label on the front is backed with a printed pattern that looks like leafed plants. There is also the name in both English and what looks like French. It tells me that this is suitable for blemished skin and is an "Intense daily cleansing to remove impurities for clearer looking skin. On the back is a black sticky label with information in just about every language imaginable and it tells me that it reduces excess oil and can reduce breakouts when used regularly. It also tells me that it contains Community Trade Tea Tree oil. There is also contact information, a symbol to tell me that the packaging is recyclable and the shelf life - which is 12 months. Although I can see it lasting 8-9 when used twice every day. The Use ~~~~~ Using this is just as easy as with any other facial wash. The lid can be slightly stiff and the indent where my thumb should fit isn't big enough to accommodate my thumb so I usually need to use two hands but this is only a minor inconvenience and shouldn't cause too much difficulty even when your hands are wet. The bottle is easy to squeeze and the hole sized just right to allow me to remove only a pea sized amount into my hands. The smell isn't really obvious until you have a little bit in your hand. Now I have an admission to make - I can't stand the smell of Tea Tree! Yeah I know, a Tea Tree oil facial wash was a dumb choice if I don't like the smell but then I was hoping it would work and I could always use other products to try and cover the smell if it lasted. When I rub this between my hands it lathers up easily and then spreads over my face without any problems. I then spend a minute or two rubbing it into my face before rinsing it off. As I rub it in I can feel the skin on my face start to tingle. This is actually a really nice sensation though and reassures me that it is doing something to clean my skin. Rinsing off is easy although I do find it easier with a flannel rather then just my hands. I simply wet the flannel and one or two wipes over my skin is enough to remove it all. Results ~~~~ After I patted my face dry my face did feel clean but it wasn't the deep clean I was hoping for. Whilst it doesn't claim to be a deep cleanser I've come to expect products that claim to help with acne and blemishes to give my skin a deep clean and this just didn't do that for me. The scent (thankfully!) didn't last on my skin at all. I did use other products over it but I found that I couldn't smell it after I had rinsed it off anyway. Finally, I have been using this twice a day for almost a month then and have had one new breakout of spots. Whilst this may not seem a lot in a month this is about usual for me and it didn't help them go away any quicker either so I can't say that it helped prevent my acne either. I am going to give this a rather generous three out of five since it did help to clean my skin even if it wasn't the deep clean I was hoping for and because of the rather nice tingling sensation I get. Also I have incredibly dry skin on certain areas on my face and this can be sensitive. However it didn't aggravate or worsen these areas. As a wash to prevent blemishes though it really didn't do anything for me. Other Information ~~~~~~~~~~~ This contains Community Trade Tea Tree Oil. Community Trade is The Body Shop's Fair Trade programme. As with all Body Shop products none of their products have been tested on animals. It does however contain SLS so is one to avoid if you are sensitive. This product is suitable for vegans. Pricing And Availability ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This wash is only available from The Body Shop and costs £4.50 for a 250ml product.