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-- Reasons for buying --
I received this in a gift set, that my mum bought me to clear up my skin after my acne has flared up again. I had read many positive reviews about this product and the others in the Tea Tree range. I was worried about this drying out my skin, as my skin is already dry and this wasn't very moisturising.
-- The claim --
The Clearing lotion is said to provide light-weight hydration, easily absorbed, with shine control for a matte finish and contains antibacterial actions. Like the rest of the Tea Tree range is also clinically proven to give clearer looking skin.
-- The appearance --
This lotions come in a light green squeezable tube with a transparent flip open lid. The lid makes it easy to secure the product inside and protect it from any leakages. Around the tube is a label stating the name of the product, some information about the product. Also on the back is some ingredients contained in the lotion which are of course all natural!
-- Using the product --
I mix a small amount of this with my usual moisturiser and place a pea sized amount on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and massage it gently into my skin morning and night, until all the product has been absorbed!
-- My experience --
This product left my skin feeling really refreshed and a nice tingly sensation. Because my skin is quite dry and the formula of the product being a very lightweight hydration, I did find it didn't give my skin the moisture it needed. So instead of using this product on its own, I mixed a little of my usual hydrating moisturiser just so it didn't dehydrate my skin.
After a about I did notice really good results, from using this along with the other products out of the Tea Tree range. My skin looked clearer, the spots I did have were very much less inflamed and irritated and my skin cleared very quickly. I have also noticed less breakouts, only around the time of the month, which I think is fantastic!
I also do not like the fact that the tube is not transparent as you cannot see how much of the product you have left which can be a pain, compared to the other products in the Tea Tree range that have transparent bottles. I find it very hard to get on with the tube as it's squeezable, which means when there is only the tiniest bit of the product left, I end up having to cut the tube to be able to get the last bit of product out which causes me some inconvenience.
This would be great for people with oily or combination skin as it is very light weight and keeps shine away. As my skin is quite dry, I would say it is the best product for my skin but it has still definitely helped at keeping my breakouts down to a minimum!
-- Price and availability --
This is available in all Body Shop stores and also online. It is £7 for 50ml. For me the price is very expensive for the small amount you receive. Especially as the other Tea Tree products I got with the gift set are about £5 and you get a lot more quantity. So I was quite disappointed at how expensive it was. But as my skin is quite dry and this doesn't give a lot of moisture to my skin, I probably wouldn't repurchase this as the other products seem to be helping my skin a lot more!
-- Conclusion --
I would recommend this product to anyone with oily/combination skin. But it can be quite dehydrating for dry skin as the formula is very lightweight. Although it has helped amongst the other products to clear my skin, I wouldn't use it again myself as it is quite expensive for the amount of product you receive.
I started using Body Shop Tea Tree facial wash after an outbreak of spots a little while back (very effective) and decided it might be a good idea to back this up by using the matching lotion. The combination proved to be very effective, and I've enjoyed clear skin ever since.
The Tea Tree Lotion has a lightweight texture that makes it very easy to apply a thin layer- I'd describe it as almost being like a fine liquid gel. It doesn't run and is easy to spread across the face. There is a slight tingling sensation as the lotion is applied. Despite the fact that this is obviously an astringent, my skin does feel moisturised rather than dried out, yet is completely oil free for most of the day after application- definitely a good result. The Body Shop promise 'shine control for a matte finish', and this product certainly delivers. The key ingredient here for keeping skin blemish free is the tea tree oil- sometimes you can't improve on nature. The lotion has a lovely clean smell (the tea tree again); this might not be to everyone's taste but it doesn't linger on the skin.
I've tried a lot of different moisturisers (being a bit of a product junkie) and one thing that surprised me about this lotion was how fresh and healthy my skin looked after use. After all, it's not a product with an great claims to even skin tone, but my skin looked better for using this product than for using a number of more expensive lotions and potions. Also, I think I might be addicted to that slight tingling sensation you get when you use it.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone suffering from blemishes or oily skin (or even to anyone who just likes their skin to feel nice and fresh).
After having such a great experience with the tea tree face wash from Body Shop I decided to buy the whole range. I actually have combination skin and generally don't have a problem with spots so I'm not exactly the target audience for this range but the face wash worked so well for me that I wanted to try it all. I do tend to get quite congested pores and I had hoped that this lotion might help with that.
==Tea Tree Lotion==
I wasn't exactly sure what this lotion was supposed to do when I bought it. It said on the bottle that it was skin clearing and having congested pores I thought that it would probably benefit my skin but in terms of expectations I had none. The body shop claim that if you use this daily it can help to keep skin blemish free, that it controls shine, moisturises and tones the skin. When I read this on the internet I was really pleased that I had bought it. My forehead is always shiny and although I don't tend to get spots I never think my skin looks particularly clear.
One of the reasons why I like to buy things from the Body Shop is that they have a good community trade policy. While their takeover by L'Oreal compromises their claims to be against animal cruelty I don't think you can deny that their community trade policies really make a hugely positive difference to the many people around the world who they work in partnership with. The tea tree oil from this product comes from the Kenya Organic Farmers Association. I try to buy organic as much as possible because it's better for the environment but I find that often when I think of organic it tends to be regarding food and not beauty products. I hadn't even realised that the Body Shop's tea tree oil was organic when I started buying products in this range but now that I know it's an added incentive to buy their products. The Kenya Organic Farmers Association, according to the Body Shop website, provide jobs to local people in Kenya which gives them the opportunity to stay in their communities rather than getting employment in other places as well as strengthening the local community.
This product is amazing. I used it for the first time before reading the information online, I knew it was supposed to clear your skin but I wasn't sure how. When I put it on my skin looked clearer instantly. I began to think that perhaps it was make up. It looked like I had just applied a very light foundation because my skin looked so much clearer. But this isn't make up, it's just a very good skin clearing lotion. For someone like me who doesn't have a problem with spots the result is that skin looks clear and smooth. Not only did it look better, it felt better. I went out first night I wore it without foundation on, it was that good.
The Body Shop claim that this product moisturises and unfortunately I think that's the only place where it falls down. Regular use of this product with the accompanying face wash really dried my skin out so I can't support the Body Shop's claim that this moisturises. If they didn't make this claim I could happily rate this product as five stars but as it is supposed to moisturise and actually ended up making my skin dry I have taken a star off. I have found that for this reason I can't use this lotion every day, instead I use it a couple of times a week.
This lotion absorbs really quickly into the skin, making it a great lotion to put on just before putting my make up on in the mornings (I never have time in the morning to wait for heavier moisturisers to sink in). It does smell strongly of tea tree, which can be a good or a bad thing depending on your taste. Personally I'm not a fan of the smell but fortunately it doesn't last for too long.
==Value for Money==
At £6 for a 50ml bottle this lotion is quite expensive but I actually think it's excellent value for money. I have had this for months and even though I'm not using it daily, as intended, I think that's still a long time for it to last. I find that you only need a little bit and that it spreads really well over the skin, so although you're paying a lot for the bottle you need so little of it that it ends up lasting for ages.
For clear skin I would highly recommend this product, for hydration it's one to avoid.
Another 1 of my newly purchased Body Shop products. I had used this years ago but only recently got a tube of this again. As I mentioned my friend was having a Body Shop Party so I stocked up on some old favourites. Enough of that since I have covered that in my last 2 reviews.
This is part of the Tea Tree range from The Body Shop which is for Spot Prone Skin, and Oily Skin. I have both of those so this is the range that I go for from The Body Shop. I find that the range works well enough and although the scent of it isn't all that great, it doesn't last all that long so you can't smell it all that much.
This comes in a 50ml tube and it costs £5.50. This price is quite common in the shop, and loads of things I buy from here even the 250ml Shower Gels cost this. Perhaps a bit expensive for a 50ml, but since this is a Moisturiser they will always be smaller tubes for what seems more money. Also you only need a little blob of this so it lasts a good lenght of time anyway.
The tube looks like the Dooyoo picture - as always. Just a small green coloured tube with the Body Shop branding on the front and the ingredients and that on the back. This stands on it's lid so you should get all the drips out of this. If you really wanted you should be able to cut through the tube and really get all the Cream out of it.
The Cream is a medium thickness white cream and you can smell the Tea Tree scent straight away when you open the tube. It smells strong but when this is rubbed into your skin then the scent is a lot fainter anyway.
This moisturises and makes your skin nice and soft. It doesn't make any dry bits worse and if you have the odd red patch then I feel that this soothes and lightens it that bit. This takes away the Shiny parts and overall my face looks Matted. The results seem to last alright as well. Don't notice this making my Spots all go away, but didn't notice any new ones cropping up.
This is a good product and although I haven't counted how long this lasts I would say you could possibily get a good few months out of this after using this every day.
I use several products from the Body Shop's tea tree range, including the face wash, blemish fade night lotion and face mask. I popped in to stock up on more facial wash and came across this product a few weeks ago. From the blurb, it appeared to be a light shine-control moisturiser that was designed for blemished skin. My skin tone is very oily and prone to shine so I usually use a shine control moisturiser, but I thought that if this did a similar job and also helped to tackle my blemishes, all the better!
The lotion is quite thin but not too runny. It's a lot thinner than my Simple moisturiser though so I can see why it's described as "light hydration" as it's really not thick enough to offer a more intense level of moisturising. Being light, it's easy to spread across your face, although it does sometimes take a while to sink in fully.
At the moment (and for the forseeable future, I'd imagine) I'm using the facial wash from the same range in both the morning and the evening and the night lotion from the same range for night-time usage. These products all seem to work together well to control and tackle blemishes. My skin is very oily and generally only needs a light moisturiser during the summer but I do often need something more intense during the winter when dry patches sometimes develop around my nose and I very much doubt that this will do anything for that.
In terms of shine control, I prefer my usual Biore moisturiser for that as it keeps shine at bay for longer than this, which I'd say lasts for a few hours before the shine starts setting in again.
As a moisturiser that helps to fight spots, I've got mixed feelings. Like the night lotion, this contains tamanu oil as well as tea tree oil and seems to be helping to fade my post-blemish marks so that they disappear more quickly (seeing as I use both products) but I'm not noticed too much of a difference with actual blemishes and they don't seem to clear up any more quickly than before.
Mine cost £6 for a 50ml tube, which is pretty expensive.
WILL I BUY IT AGAIN?
I decided to try this because I wanted a shine-control moisturiser that wouldn't be too heavy for my oily skin and would go some way towards improving my complexion into the bargain. I know this probably sounds demanding but it's all implied on the packaging. What I actually got was a light moisturiser that doesn't encourage more spots, helps to fade post-blemish marks but not spots and controls shine for a few hours so I guess you could argue that it does technically do all three. However, at £6 a tube I'm more inclined to carry on using my regular shine-control moisturiser as that's light and controls shine (so does two of three things I want it to do) and carry on blasting the post-blemish marks with the night lotion instead.
If you've got oily skin and you're looking for a moisturiser that is light and won't clog your pores and does control shine in the short-term, this could work well for you. However, I had high hopes that it would help to clear up spots and it's been less effective in that respect so I guess it depends what you're expecting from the product. I'm only giving it three stars though as it's called "Skin Clearing Lotion" and I would expect a product with this name to hopefully clear up spots as well as post-blemish pigmentation.