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I really like tea tree and try and incorporate it into my skin care regime when I am on my period as I have found that it is really good at calming my skin down and helping with break outs that I get during this time.
There are loads of different tea tree products about but my favourite is the range from The Body Shop as these just seem to suit my skin type the best and I think that they are probably the most effective that I have used.
The foaming face wash looks like a green liquid but then you pump the lever it comes out of the bottle as a white foam. One pump is enough to cleanse my face and I think that it cleanses really effectively as well. Usually I only need to wash once to get my skin feeling really clean but if I am using it to remove my make-up which it does really well I sometimes have to wash my face twice but then my skin is completely make-up free.
It leaves my skin feeling deeply cleansed but it isn't harsh on it and doesn't strip all the natural oil from my face leaving it tight and dry feeling. Occasionally depending on how my skin is feeling it might leave it feeling ever so slightly tight but nothing like as tight as some other face washes can leave it.
It really helps with keeping my skin under control when I feel like I am going to have a breakout. If I switch to these products in time then I can actually stop the spots from forming properly. If I don't start using them in time then the spots will make an appearance but this spots them from becoming really angry and takes a lot of the redness out of them.
The one thing that I am not so keen on with this face wash is that I don't really like the smell very much as I think it is quite strong smelling but I put this down to it having a high concentration of high quality tea tree in it instead of the really diluted stuff from some other brands.
The foaming cleanser costs £5.
I own (and have done for a few years now) a large collection of the tea tree oil skincare line from The Body Shop because it is for people with oily skin. I remember at first being slightly put off because it was all green and alot of it looked like fairy washing up liquid however the prices all assured me that it would all be trustworthy.
This facewash is great as just one pump gives you enough foam to wash your entire face, it lasts me even longer as I usually use the Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Exfoliating Scrub (I know I shouldn't but I like my face scrubbed to feel really clean!) a lot more than this which is more of an everyday facewash. However I find that using this foamwash is a lot quicker than the scrub and also less messy in the sink, which is perfect for when you are in a rush or really sleepy (or hungover in my case...).
After using this wash my face feels clean and refreshed, the oiliness is gone but it does this without drying my skin out or making it feel uncomfortably tight. I am not overly keen on the smell of tea tree oil but it's not unpleasant or overpowering at all in the facewash, it just seems really clean.
I think the price of this is very very good, especially as you really don't need to use much! The Body Shop often have 2 for 3 offers and it's even cheaper with a Body Card and you can get freebees.
I really wish there was a mini bottle of this though as there are many mini travel sizes for other tea tree oil products, The big bottle can be nuisance sometimes when I'm trying to travel light, however I know this would be difficult and expensive, so also pointless, to make as you specifically need the pump action to make the foam work!
I'm a fan of the Body Shop and over the past few months have been using their Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser twice a day. My skin is never fully clear and I wanted to try a product that was natural but also would give my skin a really good clean feeling and try minimising spots and blackheads as much as possible. Here are my thoughts on the product and my experience of using it.
The Product & Packaging
I find this product really easy to use and this is really why I like it so much. It comes in a green bottle with a pump on top which dispenses a blob of fresh smelling tea tree oil foam which has a really light and airy feel to it. When I dispense I use two pumps worth of the product every morning and night, wetting my face first and then gently rubbing the foam all over my face. It's so light and gentle making it easy to apply, as I'm not a fan of heavy claggy creams for washing my face. The freshness of the organic tea tree oil also really comes out as soon as you dispense the product and this also adds to its refreshing nature. It's that simple really and I find it cleans my face without making it tight and dry. I have combination skin with parts oily and parts, which are dry, and I have to say this doesn't cause any problems for either areas. What I do find still exists using this product are black heads and I do try to exfoliate or have a mask at least once a week because this product doesn't seem to get rid of blackhead (yuck!) which is a bit disappointing.
The packaging states that it is suitable for 'blemished skin', which I do have but I don't notice these minimising but I have had less spots so all in all I think it good for people prone to spots. There are other products in the Tea Tree Skin Clearing range and I haven't tried these with the foam but maybe if you were to use a range of their products you may find the blemishes are reduced.
In addition to the fair-trade organic tea tree oil the main ingredients are methanol and white willow extract (which is recommended to reduce inflammation which I guess helps with spots and blemishes). I haven't listed the full ingredients list here but they are clearly labelled on the bottle and also available on their website.
The bottle I've been using now over the last 3 months or so is 150ml which is just coming to an end and this cost £4.50 which I think is really good value. I also have a Body Shop card and I get 10% off purchases with it. This did cost me £5 but I have received a £5 gift in my birthday month and I buy a fair bit in the Body Shop so I find it a worthwhile thing to have.
I really like the Body Shops philosophy and love to try products from there as I feel its kinder to the environment and to fair-trade farmers around the world. Also the fact they don't test on animals is a real reason in my opinion to support them. All that said I think you really need the product to work to stick with it and I have to say this foam really does work. I had thought reaching 30 would mean I wouldn't get spots but that teenage problem seems to have stayed with me and this is the best product I've found in my price range to give me clearer skin. For the price it gives a good clean and I would definitely recommend it to others.
Thanks for reading this review
I don't normally buy products for myself in the Body Shop as they are quite expensive and they are lovely gifts. However, one week in the newspaper they had an offer of a £5 Body Shop free cut out voucher and so I was keen to try something new out in the facial area. My skin is really difficult to treat. My forehead is quite oily and spotty but the bottom of my face is really dry and my skin starts to peel. I usually have to only wash the top half and nose with the cleanser and then wash the bottom with only water and then moisturize after.
There is an array of several different products for the face in the Body Shop and it was honestly difficult to pick a suitable one. I was willing to spend a bit over £5 if there was something that really stood out but the tea tree foaming cleanser I finally chose was £4.50. This is much more than I would usually spend, but as I was getting it free it was a good pick. The bottle is quite large mainly due to the lid but it actually only contains 150ml.
The product is suitable for blemished skin and is described as an instant foam that removes impurities and excess oil for clearer looking skin. It shouldn't dry out the skin which is a worry with me and also is supposed to minimize breakouts which the idea of sounds great! This appealed to my troublesome skin as so it seemed like a good choice.
The product has a really strong tea tree smell which I personally love. It's organic tea tree oil from Kenya and supports community trade which is also why the Body Shop products are more expensive. Tea tree oil is also supposed to be very effective in treating spots which is also encouraging. One squirt gives you a dollop of foam which covers your face nicely. I gently rub it around and then rinse off. At first after drying your skin appears quite red but it dies down and it seems to take away all the excess oil and it fortunately does not over dry your skin. I use it once in the morning and once in the evening with a few other moisturisers.
I still get spots and I can say that it does possibly slightly reduce breakouts but I still get them and it is no cure. All in all it is a good product and lasts a long time at quite a high price but Body Shop products are always more expensive but have a good quality and organic ingredients too, so it's worth it I guess.
After being lucky enough to escape spots and pimples for the majority of my teenage years, I have been plagued by skin problems throughout my late 20's and now into my early 30's. I suffer from normal to dry skin, and over the last few years have suffered from sudden breakouts of pimples and spots mainly in my cheek and forehead area. When I have a breakout (which thankfully now only happens a few times a year!) I find my regular facial wash does not combat the problem and I turn to the Body Shop Tea tree Foaming Cleanser.
*About the Tea tree Range*
This product range was recommended to me a few years back, by a Body Shop rep at a Body Shop party. There is a full range of Tea Tree products, from facial washes, moisturisers, and blemish sticks to body wash and exfoliating scrubs. The Tea Tree Oil is advertised as effective at cleansing problem skin and good for kepping skin clear and free from blemishes and excess oil.
*Price & Appearance *
I liked the idea of the Foaming Cleanser, rather than the facial gel, and purchased a bottle, along with the Tea Tree Night Lotion. The cleanser currently retails at £4.50 for a 150ml. It comes in a clear bottle with a green label and pump action dispenser with a clear lid. The liquid is green in colour, and quite thin. I must admit I did question how a liquid so thin was going to create a foam thick enough to go onto my face, however on the first pump a grape sized amount of foam came out effortlessly. The Foam is very pale green, almost white in colour, thick, but very light, lighter than, say, shaving foam, but kept the same shape as shaving foam.
The Cleanser glided over my skin easily and felt ever so slightly tingly. It smells of Tea Tree Oil, obviously, which is not to everyone's taste, but I personally don't mind the scent, and it wasn't overpowering, in fact is was quite subtle compared to others I've tried. After massaging into my face and rinsing off, my skin felt clean and refreshed. After just a few days of using the product twice a day, in conjunction with the Tea Tree Night Lotion, I noticed a huge difference in my skin. It felt soft, smooth and had cleared up reasonably well. However it was slightly drier than normal, and after a week of using it my skin did begin to feel quite tight.
I have continued to use this product over the last few years, however I would'nt use it as my regular cleanser, I use it if my skin starts to get oily or spots breakout, and generally see an improvement within 4-5 days, at which point I'll go back to my regular cleanser. It's an ideal as an occasional cleanser for normal skin that has occasional outbreaks or oiliness. I love how clean and refreshed my skin always feels after using it.
*Would I recommend?*
Yes, I would, ideal for oily skin and problem skin prone to spots and blemishes, however unless you have persisitently oily skin, I wouldn't recommend continuous use for more than a week. If you are prone to breakouts like myself, it's handy to have a bottle in to catch the outbreak before it gets too bad.
After the disappointing use of the exfoliating wash I then tried this. As stated in my previous review I need to feel the cleanliness and that it has worked. I wet my face with warm water. As the bottle is pump action, I squirted it twice which gave me a good amount of foam. You get more than enough lather to cover your face and neck. I put this on with a facial brush to give my face and neck a thorough cleansing.
After rinsing off my skin felt tingly all over and very refreshed. It achieved the desired effect of feeling clean.
It makes you feel ike you have had a deep clean and that all traces of impurities have been removed. Which is what it says it does on the bottle.
As well as tea tree it has white willow and menthol in it. Which tones the skin and leaves it tingling and totally refreshed.
The bottle is 150 ml and costs £4.50, which I think is very reasonable as it has lasted me a few months and I still have a lot left.
Also The Body Shop often have offers on if you combine products which means you can get it for a little less.
I have recently bought quite a few Tea Tree products. I have been working my way through the Superdrug range, but my friend held a Body Shop party and I wanted to be supportive of her so I bought a few things from the Tea Tree range. It is a range that I used to use years ago and since my skin is still Greasy and Spotty then I hoped this would sort my face out.
This comes in a 150ml bottle. The bottle looks alright. Just looks like the Dooyoo picture as usual. It is a sturdy plastic bottle which is a pump action spray thing. The bottle is clear plastic but there is a wrap around label going around the bottle. There is a strip on the back where you can see through the bottle and see how much of this you have used. The liquid is green and runny.
All you do is squirt some of this into your palm. I squirt 3 times and this gives a good amount to rub over my face. When you squirt this the liquid turns to a thick foam, and this rubs over your face easily enough. This smells nice enough and you can certainly smell the Tea Tree in this. it rinses off easy enough. Also once my face has been pat dried it doesn't feel dried out, and all seems ok.
This seems to keep the Oil away from my face and it's nice and matted. Although so far I haven't noticed that all my Spots have gone or that, I haven't noticed any new ones coming along.
This cost me £5.50 which is quite a usual price for a product from The Body Shop. I am about halfway through the bottle and would hazard a guess that this will do around 17 applications at the 3 squirts that I use.
This is a good product from a good range in a good shop.
The entire tea tree range is great on skin which is oily and gets regular breakout of spots. It usually starts working within the first few days of using and noticable changes will be observable within a week. With use my skin seemed much less oily and the spots were tackeled, becoming noticably smaller and dissapear generally within a week. This product costs £4.50 for 150ml, which looks quite expensive, but this is definately a product where a little goes a long way!
Using this cleanser with the other tea tree body shop range is excellent. This face wash leaves skin feeling extremely clean, fresh, revitalised and smooth. You simply have to use it to understand how clean and fresh it makes the skin feel! It does have a very pungent although fresh smell, but you get used to it and its not unpleasant.
It reduces oily skin, which has been a problem for me since i can remember. Also, it doesnt make skin too dry either, which most oil control products tend to do. They have got the balance very good here! No excessive moisturising after its use is needed, which is a major plus. Therefore i would say great for combination skin like mine!
I use the product every morning in the shower on the problem areas and the effects were noticable within a week. Just squeeze a little out and massage with your fingertips over affectd areas and gently wash off. Regular use deffinately helps keep skin blemish free, refreshed and calm.
Its worth noting that some people have told me that this product leaves their skin very dry with daily use. I have very sesitive skin and have not experienced any dryness thus far. However, its something towatch out for and may be worth buying a good moisturiser before you begin using this product, just a head's up really.
Great little product, well worth a go. Check out The Body Shop Tea Tree range, there are plenty more products similar to this which are excellent!