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I sometimes find that I get spots still despite being quite old and am always looking for products that will help with them. I recently bought this Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Night Cream to see if it would make any difference.
I don't normally use a night cream as I find that they make my skin too oily and can tend to make my spots worse. I was interested in a night cream that would particularly help with this rather than be to heavy for my skin.
The product comes in a small green container sized 30ml. I was disappointed that this was the only size that you can buy as if it is used every night as recommended it is easy to use it up very quickly and then have to buy some more.
I tend to use the product in the early evening rather than just before I go to bed as I like to put it on after I have taken my make up on and washed my face to help moisturise. The product is a white cream which has the slight medicated smell of tea tree. It slides onto my skin easily and is always quickly absorbed and does help my skin feel both fresh and moisturised which is what I want.
I am not sure at all if the product really helps to prevent spots (you ever know what your skin would be like without using it) However I do think it is a good night cream for people who do not really want to use a heavy product and as it is slightly medicated can only help!
I would describe my skin as being quite problematic, in that it has several issues to overcome including sensitivity, 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 Blemish Fade Night Lotion".
The current price for the small 30ml bottle of lotion is £9, and you can purchase the item in store from branches of The Body Shop, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, where postage costs usually apply. (Info correct as @ March 2014).
The packaging is quite simplistic, but I find it works very well, mainly thanks to the integrated 'pump' dispenser at the top of the cylindrical bottle. The bottle is quite small and neat, so it fits neatly into the palm of my hand without feeling cumbersome. I find that the pump dispenser will easily dispense a small amount of the Lotion product with each press; this prevents unnecessary waste, which I cannot stand, and would be somewhat unforgiveable given the slightly high purchase price of this particular product.
The Tea Tree Night Lotion is just that; a lotion product. I do not really think it could be described as a cream as it is not thick enough, although this is not a criticism on my part. I find the Lotion's light and thin texture allows it to be spread easily over the skin's surface, which I think is rather ideal as it means there is very little in the way of effort required to apply it - very convenient, considering the product is designed to be applied after cleansing the face at night time - who can be bothered with fuss or faff at this hour of the day?
The Night Lotion has a sort of 'yellowish' tint to it, although I find it is so rapidly absorbed into the skin's surface that it is hard to be sure - it might just be off white. I find that 'dotting' the cream along the cheekbones, and applying a small dab to my chin, forehead and nose is really ample for my own requirements, as the Lotion spreads so easily; using any more than this feels a bit wasteful. I like how the Lotion doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or with a 'tacky' residue, as I find this a bit off-putting. Instead, my skin feels rather 'cared for' and softened, with no greasiness lurking on the skin.
As you would probably expect, there is a strong aroma of Tea Tree evident as the lotion is applied, and I find that this lingers for a short while afterwards; I can't say that this fragrance is particularly invasive, but I am aware of the scent's menthol-like 'breath' whispering from the skin after the lotion has been applied, so if you don't like the scent of Tea Tree I'd advise steering clear of this product altogether as I find it is much stronger than some of the other, similar products that I own from rival brands. Also, I would advise that I find when the product is used alongside some of its 'sister' products from elsewhere in The Body Shop's collection of Tea Tree facial care products, the Night Lotion's scent seems to take on much more 'body' than when it is used alone; presumably, the culmination of the Tea Tree scent from the various products allows it to become much stronger. Again, this isn't a criticism on my part, but I thought it a helpful point to mention within this review.
I do find that the Tea Tree Night Lotion works quite well at keeping my skin moisturised; any dryness is easily eliminated, and I have never been aware of any 'tightness' being present in my skin once the product has been applied and absorbed; this is a tell-tale sign that my skin is lacking in moisture, and is a common side-effect of many other Night Cream/Lotion products that I've bought before, so I'm happy with the fact the Tea Tree Lotion seems to be more 'in tune' with my own skin type.
Earlier, I touched on the fact that the product was much 'lighter' than most other Night Lotions that I've purchased before, and I do think that this is a contributing factor in the way the product works; it is designed to help "minimise the appearance of post-blemish marks and discolouration." I feel that if the product was thick and creamy, it would simply 'smother' blemish marks in a thick layer of product which is never really going to help them fade, in my view. Thanks to the Tea Tree Lotion's thin texture, it is more easily able to deal with the matter in hand.
In actual fact, I do feel the product works, but I do feel that it works best when used as part of a regular skincare routine, and I do have to admit that I feel the product works best when used alongside some of the other products from elsewhere in the same range; I find the product is particularly effective when I first cleanse my face with The Body Shop's Tea Tree Facial Wash, then I apply some (diluted) Tea Tree Oil to any blemishes and spots. Finally, I moisturise my face and neck with The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion and voila! - skin is cared for, and blemishes are treated.
The results are evident from following this regular regime; existing spots and blemishes are cared for, and have significantly diminished in their appearance and colouring, thanks to the Tea Tree's healing properties. In addition, however, I do feel that less blemishes and spot outbreaks have occurred overall, which is a result that I can really only attribute to the highly effective spot-busting properties of The Body Shop's marvellous products, with the Night Lotion being among my favourites from the whole range.
In terms of the product's suitability for my sensitive skin type, I would advise that it has never aggravated the skin or caused any dryness or itching. The only point I would mention at this stage is that I have noticed that the Night Lotion will cause a slight 'tingling' in the skin on occasion - not EVERY time, but quite often. This really only seems to affect two areas - the tops of my cheeks, where they meet the bottom of my under-eye area, and the top of my lips, under my nose. For some reason, the product seems to cause a bit of a reaction if it is applied too near to the eyes or mouth, and although I have never applied it directly to the lips or too near the eyes, I confess that the tingling - whilst not painful or harsh - is something that has made me slightly cautious. Other consumers - especially those with skin that is not as sensitive as mine is - may well find that the product causes no sensation whatsoever, but I would suggest perhaps trying it out on a small area first, just to ascertain its suitability for your own skin type before going ahead and smearing it all over your face.
This little issue has not put me off from using this fabulous little product, and I confess that I do feel that it is one of the best Night Lotion products that I have ever used, mainly because it just feels so in tune to my own skin type which is dry/combination, whilst being prone to occasional spot outbreaks and blemishes; the fact that it can cope with all these issues, without adding to the problem, or feeling too harsh or rich for my own sensitive skin type make it an absolute winner as far as I am concerned.
It is probably no surprise, therefore, that The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion comes with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the product rating score.
Following the advice I received from my lovely Body Shop at Home Consultant (personal shopper adviser as I buy so much BS stuff) I purchased both the Tea Tree Facial Wash (see separate review) and the night lotion.
I've never moisturised in my life and have never been one to use lots of the same product range (I like to figure out what works best individuality and add to it if needs be), however, due to a sudden outbreak of spots that I had avoided in my teens which seemed to be ganging up on me in my late 20's, I wanted to make sure I didn't take any chances.
I apply this in addition to the facial wash, however I have done some days with both and some days using one or the other. Each night I put one 'pump' about the size of a pea on my finger and dollop a small bit from that dollop on my forehead, one on each cheek and my chin to make sure I get all of it. I then massage each part well, making sure it is well sunken in. Then, I leave it to do it's thing. It leaves my face nice and soft, but without leaving it sticky. The pump action works well as I think the temptation with moisturisers that are in a 'squeezy tube' is to put quite a bit on so you are saturated, so the pump is handy as it seems that one push equals the right amount, for me anyway.
Since I started using this, I haven't had any spots at all, however I do have to point out that I am using both products. I think from the days where I have alternated I am confident enough that I can say that both work separately, and the lotion has an additional aspect of softening my face ready for the morning.
At £9.00 a 30ml bottle it is one of the more expensive products I own, and I'm not sure that I would purchase it again until I had performed a 'proper test (sad huh?) to make sure that it is worth the money without the facial wash and that it had some additional purpose making it worthwhile in itself. It's also difficult to tell how much you have used overall as the container isn't see through, but I've had it a month and it hasn't run out so far - still good value for money in that sense. They could do with an option to save money and buy a bigger bottle, eg 60mls at £15.00 (saving £4.00) and in a bigger bottle it wouldn't seem so expensive.
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The product I am reviewing is from the Tea Tree range from The Body Shop. This range of products contains Tea Tree oil which can help the appearance of blemish-damaged skin. This product is a soothing gel crème which helps to replenish moisture overnight leaving skin looking matte. The product also has an antibacterial action which helps to prevent other blemishes form appearing which results in clearer looking skin. The product comes in a tall bottle which seems quite small as you do only get 30ml of the product in the bottle. The bottle is a light green colour and has a clear plastic lid in which you can see the pump lid through. On the front of the bottle it states what the product is and whom it's made by. On the back it tells you how to use the product and what ingredients are in the product. The Body Shop use mostly Fair Trade products and the tea tree oil used in this product comes from Mount Kenya where they are picked by hand and steam-distilled to release the oil. I have tried a range of different products before which have contained tea tree oil and I have found that some work better than others. Although I don't suffer from spots a lot I tend to get a few that appear during my time of the month and I always try to make them go just as quick as what they appeared. I always find the smell of some products with tea tree oil in quite overpowering and strong, how-ever if the product works then I can live with this. I was actually going into my local Body Shop store to purchase a few others items and I browsed some of the other ranges. This looked like a good product and it sounded as though that it would help to prevent blemishes from occurring, so I was willing to give it a try.
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I purchased this from The Body Shop for £9.00 which is for a 30ml bottle of this product. You can also purchase this from their website which is www.thebodyshop.co.uk. There are various other products in the Tea Tree range which includes:
* Skin Clearing Lotion
* Exfoliating Pads
* Tea Tree Oil
* Facial Wash
* Body Wash
* Cleansing Wipes
* Foaming Cleanser
* Facial Toner
Using the Product
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On the bottle is suggests smoothing the gel crème onto the face and neck after cleansing and toning. I followed the instructions so after cleansing and toning (which I do every morning & evening anyway) I got ready to use the product. When using the product for the first time you will need to push down on the pump a few times in order to dispense some of the crème. As the bottle is quite slim and small it's easy to hold in one hand and to press the pump to dispense some of the product onto the tips of your fingers on the other hand. When the gel crème came out I was surprised to see that it was white as I was expecting a clear type of gel. After pressing the pump once to dispense the product I decided I would use this first to see if it was enough as I wouldn't be able to out any leftover product back inside the bottle. The crème does have a very strong smell to it which was expected seeing as it contains tea tree oil. I used my finger tips to rub the crème all over my eyes being very careful to avoid the eye area. The crème felt smooth against my skin and I found that a little of the product goes a long way. Shortly after applying the product my skin felt a lot cooler than it had done before applying the product. I felt my skin and it felt extremely smooth which I was a little surprised at. Lately I have been getting a few small spots on my chin and I still had a few there or a few that were still coming out so I was hoping that this would help get rid of them before they came too red or sore. Although I had applied the product to my skin I couldn't smell it as much now which was good as I do sometimes find products containing tea tree oil quite strong smelling and they can become a little overpowering.
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I don't think I can really record the results just from 1 night of using this product so I am going to use the product over the course of the next week and then write about the results. This means I will get the chance to see if the product really does work or not. The first morning of waking up after applying the product the previous night my face still felt really smooth and soft, I was impressed by this. I still had the small blemishes on my chin but they certainly didn't look any worse than they had done the previous day. I was hoping that in the next few days these blemishes would disappear and no others would appear whilst using this product. I have been using this product for 2 days now and the blemishes on my chin haven't appeared to have got any bigger. There aren't any new blemishes cropping up anywhere either, so far so good. This product would be really put to the test this week as it's nearly my time of the month which is when a spot always tends to crop up. I continued to use the product over the course of the next few weeks. Although I didn't get any large, red spots appearing I did get one or two blemishes on my chin which was small white heads that I had to squeeze a little in order to make them disappear (gross I know!). In terms of keeping blemishes and spots at bay the product did an ok job as I didn't really get any big, sore blemishes that I normally get during that time of the month. Although all blemishes weren't eliminated I am confident that the product helps to keep blemishes at bay.
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The product is quite expensive for a 30ml bottle, how-ever it did work and I didn't really get any large blemishes or spots appear all the time I was using this product. I actually stopped using the product for a few days and sure enough a blemish appeared which was quite sore and red. As soon as I started using this product again the blemishes were reduced and if I did get any they were very small and about the size of a pin head. The down-side to this product is the strong smell which I don't find particularly pleasant and it can be quite overpowering, how-ever the scent of the product doesn't really linger which is good. I was impressed that I didn't get any spots, particularly during my time of the month and I'm confident that this product helped to reduce them. I would purchase this product again as it had worked well; and had worked a lot better than any other products. I also love that this product leaves my skin feeling really cool, fresh and smooth and soft. I'm going to take a few stars off this product due to the smell and price of the product.
(review also on ciao)
I'm a huge fan of Bodyshop's skincare ranges and I know I can always trust their products. This night lotion cost me around £7 but now it retails for £9, so it's worth shopping when they have the '3 for 2' offer across skincare and cosmetics.
The product comes in a green tube with a clear push-down dispenser and a clear lid. I like this dispenser because it's easy to use and it's hygienic, the reason being that no bacteria can enter the product, as is sometimes the case with some other products where you have to dip your finger in. The sticker on the tube has all the information you need such as the ingredients list, directions for use, amount of product you get (which is very stingy, I must say) etc. etc.
I apply this lotion after I've removed my makeup and cleansed and toned at night. On applying, it feels smooth and creamy but doesn't take long to soak in and isn't at all oily or greasy. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh and smelling of tea-tree oil, which is quite pleasant. Once the product has soaked in I begin to apply other products such as eye cream and acne treatment. The lotion is fine with this and doesn't react in any way. In the past, I have found that some skin lotions tend to roll up or flake whilst I apply my acne cream, but this one is fine.
The product claims to help improve the appearance of blemish-damaged skin, and I think it does do this. It definitely reduces the appearance of red and inflamed acne which is always a plus, and it helps balance out the oil in my skin. My skin still feels fresh when I wake up the next morning.
This is a perfect alternative moisturiser for someone with oily skin who doesn't want/need a heavy moisturiser at night time, although at £9.00 for only 30ml is pretty expensive. As I'm a student, I can't really afford this so would probably only buy again if it was on a good offer or if I had some spare cash (which is rare).
For years I struggled to find a night lotion that not only combated my blemishes but worked effective despite my sensitive skin. Although I have never been an extreme suffer from spots, like all women, my skin is not always blemish free especially after a few days of heavy make up! I first discovered this product, after a friend told me that tea tree oil was meant to not only work well with sensitive skin, but also leave your skin with a polished look, as well as remaining soft and leaving your skin spot free, after only a few days use. This product certainly exceeded my expectations for all of those reasons!
Whilst it is slightly pricier than perhaps a night lotion from boots or super drug, the retail price being about eight pounds, it's well worth spending the few extra pounds on this excellent product! The lotion smells lovely, with the added bonus of giving your skin a fresh scent that lasts till morning!
***What made me purchase this produce?***
I bought this product due to pressure from the sales assistant who bombarded me with products when I walked through the door... I instantly wanted to walk out, but I'm oh so glad I didn't!
***What does the Blemish Night Lotion claim to do?***
It moisturises the skin whilst not adding any oil to the skin. It minimises past blemish scarring and discolouration with continuous use.
The Body Shop blemish night lotion seems to have considerably calmed my skin of redness and I have not had lots of new blemishes every morning once I have woken up which has been a relief.
It is a thin gel/lotion which is nice because it feels like the perfect thickness for blemished skin, it doesn't sit on the skin without sinking in.
The only 'however' that I can give you though is that it does smell very strongly of the main ingredient of Tea Tree Oil. So if your partner or if you sleep next to anyone at night doesn't mind this smell for the entire night then that is fine, but otherwise you might have a problem using it as a regular night moisturiser. Lucky for me I have no one next to me at night so I can stink of the stuff all night long!
***Would I recommend this product?***
I would recommend this product because it is a very reasonable price of £6 for 30ml and The Body Shop always has fantastic offers like 3 for 2 which is an extra bonus. I would also recommend trying other products in the Tea Tree Oil range. If it does what it says on the packaging I recommend it!
It is also worth checking out some of the other parts of the range. I have also purchased the tea tree oil facial wash and tea tree oil day cream. Together these products work really well together. I have been extremely impressed by these products because I normally buy Clinique's Anti Blemish range which is much pricier than these Body Shop products.
I give it 4 out of 5 star... 1 star is missing for the overpowering smell!
This was one of many impulse buys, which not much thought went into. When I bought this product, I had heard nothing about it, and it went into my stash of beauty goodies to be used, after reading a review on here about it, I decided to dig it out and give it a go, which I'm happy to have done now.
It is quite a different treatment to what I am used too, I wouldn't describe it as a moisturising lotion but neither an oil based product, it is more of a thick serum. I have combination skin, so I try to avoid anything oily or heavy moisturiser.
I don't think this really has an impact on the huge zit that has just appeared but I feel it work s best at healing your skin. I use it by cleansing my skin, then massaging in a small amount into my clean and dry face. You only need one squirt of it because a little really goes a long way, it will probably cover your whole face. As this is thicker than most moisturisers, I rub it in but it normally takes a while for your skin to absorb it. If you plan on applying your make up afterwards, I advise applying your normal moisturiser on top of it, as the lotion is quite sticky and it helps to blend the lotion into your skin and leaves an even base for foundation.
In the evening, I normally apply it with moisturiser on top but you can just use the Tea Tree lotion as it is moisturising enough without anything else and you can use it all over your face avoiding the delicate eye area or you can use it on just problem areas. I prefer to use it with moisturiser as my skin feels dehydrated from the harsh winter cold weather.
Personally, I see this as something as a miracle lotion, there are plenty of creams and potions that claim to do all sorts for your skin but this is the only one that I have found that gives visible results after just one use, it really calms your skin, fades scars and blemishes, and brightens dull patches to give you glowing skin.
It isn't just to repair skin, it also has other uses. Apparently, it is fantastic as an aftershave balm. I personally haven't tried this but after my boyfriends report, he said it was very soothing and had a cooling effect. I can imagine it being very good for nicks and scratches because of the healing properties it has.
I think my tube cost around £9 (it is quite a while ago now) but if you have a Body Shop loyalty card, you'll receive an extra 10% discount. I think this is a great price and really good value, I have been using mine for the last couple of months and I'm not even a third down the bottle.
I really don't understand why this hasn't had more advertising as in my opinion it is a fabulous treatment.
I've never been too keen on the Tea Tree range in Body Shop as it doesn't seem to make any difference to my skin, but I noticed some excellent reviews for a newer product called the Blemish Fade Night Lotion in the Tea Tree range. The next time I was buying something from the Body Shop, I remembered those reviews and decided to give this a go (and I was armed with my Love You Body card to get 10% off!).
The lotion matches the other products in the Tea Tree range and comes packaged in a pump action 30ml size bottle. The Body Shop describe this lotion as a lightweight, soothing gel that sinks into the skin to help improve the appearance of blemish-damaged skin, help equalise oiliness and replenish moisture while you sleep. Sounds too good to be true really! They also say that regular nightly use helps minimise the appearance of post-blemish marks and discolouration. Now, I have used such blemish fade products in the past and I don't believe in them now, but because of the positive reviews I had read of this I was willing to give it a go.
I began using this every night, I know that these sort of things take a while to start working so I was willing to wait a few weeks to see if I started noticing any difference. The gel is a lightweight gel as promised and it smells strongly of tea tree, so if you're not a fan of that smell then you really won't like this! I found I only need to squirt a tiny amount out for each area of my face (I concentrated more on problem blemish areas) and it absorbed well into the skin. It doesn't feel greasy afterwards, nor does it cause any stinging on my face, it was quite pleasant to use. You can smell the tea tree on your face for sometime after, as I don't mind the smell too much this wasn't a problem.
I've been holding off on writing this review as I really wanted this product to work, I really did. Yet again I have been truly disappointed with a blemish fade product which promises so much, but delivers so little. I'm shocked when I read again some of the 5 star reviews on this as I just don't see any of the benefits when I use it! It's been great as a sort of, night moisturiser, as it's lightweight and doesn't clog the skin, but my blemishes still appear and the marks certainly don't fade any quicker, and I haven't noticed any improvement in the appearance of my skin at all. I frequently suffer from blemishes on my chin and so, when I have been using this almost religiously every night, I have been concentrating more specifically on this problem area. I've not noticed the marks left over by blemishes disappearing any quicker than naturally, nor have I noticed less blemishes appearing. My skin is just as oily and I just can't see any of the promised benefits at all.
The small 30ml bottle has lasted me ages, I've been using it for months now and I'm only just nearing the end of the bottle. It costs £6 but I'll be sticking to my normal moisturiser in future as this hasn't made a difference. It's a shame as I just really wanted this stuff to work, as it's done for others, but I failed to see any difference since I've been using this.
Price: £6 for 30ml
From: The Body Shop
For: Improving the appearance of blemish-damaged skin overnight
The packaging is plain and simple but with the usual Body Shop high quality feel to it. It's a cylindrical plastic bottle with a press top dispenser which gives you a nice controlled amount of the product.
It's a thin gel textured lotion which feels really cool on the skin, and has a very obvious tea tree scent to it, without being too strong or overpowering. It sinks into the skin very quickly, so you do need to be quick in applying it or you'll have to use a lot more than you really need just to cover the whole of your face.
After applying the lotion the skin feels really soft and smooth. It soothes the skin and helps to smooth out any lumps and bumps caused by blemishes. It seems to also soothe any redness and inflammation, helping the skin to look better and clearer.
After using the lotion regularly for a few weeks my skin definitely looks clearer and more radiant, and feels soft and smooth. It didn't cause any irritation to my sensitive skin either, which many products with tea tree in do.
The only real problem I can see with this product is that although you don't need to use much each time, you do only get a very small amount to start with, so the bottle doesn't last that long, and it does work out to be fairly expensive.
All in all I think this is a pretty good product.
Thumbs up from me.
A couple of months ago, I suffered from a really bad breakout of spots that lasted for several weeks. Eventually, the spots reduced in size and started to fade, but left behind some red-purple marks. At first, I liberally applied witch hazel in the hope that this would shift the marks but this didn't work. I came across some reviews for this product here on DooYoo and was in two minds about whether to buy it as it was quite expensive and I have bought plenty of spot treatments in the past without any success whatsoever. As you can guess from the fact that I'm reviewing it, I caved in and spent the money. Was it worth it?
I bought my bottle online so I had no idea about its size. When it arrived in the post, I was quite surprised to see the size of the jiffy bag (ie not very big!) and sure enough, the lotion isn't particularly big. By that, I don't mean that it's miniscule, but I did expect a bit more for some reason. I don't know quite what happened with my order as my bottle arrived with no lid!
The bottle is a pump action one so you just need to press down lightly on the pump to dispense. Don't press down too hard or you'll end up with too much lotion and there doesn't seem to be any way to unscrew the lid to get excess back in.
The lotion itself is a light green colour, as is common for products containing tea tree. You don't need to use much of this so it does go quite a long way. To give you some context, I have blemish marks across both sides of my cheeks (next to my nose) going down towards the chin and across the chin. That's quite a sizeable area as it's basically the bottom half of my face but a few small pea-sized 'pumps' of this cover it fine.
The lotion does take a good few minutes to dry properly but it doesn't feel tacky or overly greasy and has more of a light feel to it. I expected to be able to feel it drying (which I really don't like!) but this isn't the case.
I've been using this lotion religiously for almost a month now and have noticed a good improvement in the appearance of the blemish marks. While they've not disappeared altogether, they have faded in colour and now look more like old scars (with the silvery-grey colour of those, rather than the angry red-purple of a month ago). All in all, they are far less noticeable than before, which I'm very happy about. I didn't expect them to go away completely and would be surprised if anything actually did that so this is about the best I could have hoped for. Over the past week, I haven't noticed any further fading so I would imagine that this is good as it'll get, but as I said, that's fine with me!
So how much will this lotion set you back? I bought mine on The Body Shop website for £6 (£9 if you include the delivery charges on top). I don't know if this is the standard price or whether it had been reduced (some things were in a sale at the time) but for me, anything less than a tenner is good value for something that actually does what it says as it really has faded the blemish marks for me. I thoroughly recommend this product based on my experiences of using it.
This was one of those not-so-researched purchases. When I bought this product from the Body Shop it was newly launched, or so I was lead to believe, as there were no details of it on their website. I couldn't find any reviews online either. Yet I was still compelled to buy it - I'm glad I did.
It's quite a unique treatment: not quite a moisturiser, not sure how you'd categorise it really but what I will say is that it's one thing I wouldn't be without.
The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil Blemish Fade Night Lotion is amazing at making the remnants of spots disappear. You know, the blotchy, dull and scarred skin that's left behind after a really bad breakout? This is the stuff (the magic stuff) you need to make your skin look all peachy again.
It does help to clear actual right-here-right-now spots but I feel that this lotion performs it's magic in the healing stage. So if you're there right now (or your skin is still looking a bit drab from previous breakouts) this is what you do. On clean and dry skin, massage in a squirt of lotion. One whole squirt will most likely treat most of your face so try just using a little bit at a time. It has a thicker consistency to moisturiser and sits on the skin for a while before sinking in. You don't need to keep massaging it in for ages (like other scar serums) just rub it in as you would a lotion then if you like apply your regular moisturiser all over your face as you would normally. This is important if you've applied it in the morning and wish to apply foundation over it. The layer of moisturiser will help blend the Tea Tree Lotion into the skin and create a barrier between it and your makeup. This product is a little sticky, it's a bit like a gel/serum and so foundation (especially mineral foundation) tends to cling to it. So moisturise after the Tea Tree Lotion girls! Boys: you don't need to worry about any of this!
So that's the daytime usage. At night you can choose whether you need your moisturiser on top or maybe you're just happy with the Tea Tree Lotion. It has enough moisturising properties in it so you can go without another moisturiser (in my opinion) and if you like you can use it all over your face (avoid the eye area) but I usually just target problem areas.
From my experience with other spot creams / scar lotions, this is the only product that visibly improves the look and feel of problem skin overnight and sometimes that's all it takes - one night! It's excellent. It calms redness, brightens dull patches and makes scars fade. I can't understand why it wasn't raved about instore and online. It's truly a magical lotion.
It has other uses too, again something it doesn't boast about. Apparently it's really good as an aftershave balm. Yes. It's very soothing and helps with razor bumps and razor burn. So get yourself a tube of this guys!
It's about £9 at The Body Shop. (you get 10% if you have a 'Love Your Body' loyalty card) It lasts for ages. I've had mine for about 6 or 7 months.
I happily recommend this product for anyone suffering from blemishes. It's a must have treatment.
The Tea tree Oil Blemish Night Lotion by the body shop is another great product from The Body Shop. I do get the occasional spots on my face (a lot more before I started using the seaweed mattifying day cream). I read up about tea tree oil as I had heard that it has amazing herbal and medicinal properties. It is usually for very dry skin, but if this is not your skin type, this serum is the perfect solution for spots.
What you do is, just target the actual area where there is a spot rather than applying all over the face. This totally dries the spot up before the morning and disappears by the end of the day. Is that good or what??
It does have a strong smell and there is a possibility that it may be slightly itchy on first usage but it only gets better after that.
I usually use it at night on its own, without any other night creams on. I like my skin to be able to breathe through the night. I target the areas where I have spots and apply just a tiny drop and gone by the next night. AMAZING!!
They are quite expensive (I think they are £9) but don't me on that one. The bright side is, they do last forever. I have had mint for about 5 months now and I am not even through with a quarter. So, over the long term period, good value for money.
To conclude, I think it is a great product and a perfect solution for all those women that may have atleast a spot on their face.