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I use Tea Tree Oil topically on spots and blemishes should they occur, a friend recommended it in the first place after it being the only successful product that worked for his acne. I don't have such a severe problem but when I'm stressed at work my skin does suffer.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is supplied in a 10ml bottle and is as good as any other I've used. It has a rich Tea Tree fragrance and applies in the same way as any other.
A dab of oil is effective on a minor spot and will help dry up or clear a spot quickly, a day or sometimes two is all it takes when applying the oil two or three times a day.
The oil doesn't dry out the surrounding skin but my friend reports differently and says he won't use the oil from The Body Shop because it negatively effects the rest of his skin by causing dryness, his skin condition is far worse than mine though so he has to use it on a wider area of his facial skin so this could be explained by slight overuse.
A 10ml bottle lasts me for months, I've been using this one for 11 months now and it's still half full. I will replace it soon but even though this is a very good Tea Tree Oil I don't think I'll go all the way to The Body Shop as it's only as good as others in more convenient shops to get to.
I am absolutely awed by this product and am struggling to think of anything else to say other than... Wow!
This is hands-down one of my favourite essential items and I bring my little bottle of Body Shop Tea Tree Oil with me everywhere. It has quite rapidly become one of my hand-bag musts. I honestly don't leave without it... You never know when you're going to get bit by a mosquito or stung by a stinging nettle.
There is an unlimited amount of benefits that come from using tea tree oil. One of my favourites is using it as a pain reliever on a tooth ache. I'm unsure whether you're supposed to actually put it into your mouth (the taste is ghastly!), but I have never had such pain-relief as I have had when using tea tree oil on a tooth ache. Regardless of whether you're supposed to put the oil in your mouth or not, I will continue to use it on my tooth as it really does numb the pain amazingly.
Another thing I have found it to work a treat on, is ring worm. Just a drop of tea tree oil on the infected area once every morning and evening for a week has cleared it up better than any cream ever would. The same goes for most skin infections. It even works as a great, natural disinfectant on cuts and grazes so if you're a parent, this should be a first-aid kit essential.
I don't often ramble on about the greatness of a product, because usually products have at least one flaw. This however, has none. Even the smell is delicious making it as easy to use as perfume.
Overall, I absolutely adore this product and will keep returning to the Body Shop to re-purchase as I can't imagine anywhere else to sell a better version of the stuff.
I use this with the Body Shop Tea Tree oil face toner and the Body shop tea tree oil face mask.
I have used this every night for the past two and a bit weeks in the areas where I have either current breakouts or scars from previous break outs. I have already noticed a reduced redness in my skin and the breakouts have cleared up fast and without leaving any scars or marks, which is unusual for my skin.
I apply it using my fingers as the bottle dispenser are quite small and I worry I’d be wasting some of I instead applied it with cotton wool. At first it stings but it absorbs into my skin quickly and doesn’t leave it feeling oily or greasy.
The only thing I’d complain about is the cost of the bottle, as it is quite expensive considering the (small) size, although a little bit goes a long way.
This is so handy to have. Like many I've never been a fan of the smell of teatree oil but if you can stand it there is no end to the benefits of this little treasure.
I'm literally just going to list all the benefits I have found which I'm sure will be enough for anyone to make the right decision in buying this fantastic little product.
1. With tea tree oil being an antibacterial it is very effective at getting rid of spots and scars.
2. Fantastic to help sooth and heal sunburn. Always take mine away with me.
3. Im sure I'm not the only one who remembers their mums combing tea tree oil through your long hair befor plaiting it when the dreaded nit out break happened at school.
4. Similarly to number 3. Can also prevent flees in pets by adding a few drops to their beds.
5. Cures toenail fungus.
6. Fantastic on insect bites to relieve itching.
7. Also good to reduce redness in rashes and stop the irritation.
8. Adding a few drops to the shower or a bowl of hot water makes a great decongestant for those bunged up days.
9. its super great at treating acne naturally.
As you can see this list just goes on so tea tree oil is fantastic. That being said if I wasnt a body shop card holder I don't think I would have bought it from body shop as I know you can pick it up in the local pharmacies for a fraction of the price.
However body shop have some great tea tree oil products such as creams etc. So haven't lost my custom just yet.
This I would say is a useful product to have around the house.
The smell is unique and may not have many fans,but I don't actually mind it.
I cannot apply tree tea directly onto my skin as it reacts not very well and inflames the skin and blemishes however the oil in a bowl of hot water to steam with works very well.
This is a natural cleanser and really helps open the pores and cleanse your skin, alongside the Aloe Vera from the Body Shop, I find these two products together works well for my skin, as the aloe vera calms my skin straight away.
I to use this a health benefit for other ailments or wounds that I or my house get, it seems to speed up the recovery process quite well.
This is a staple in the Body Shop arsenal that never is removed so you have confidence that it will always be in stock. This version of tree tea seems to be more gentle than others like Bach or more medicinal versions.
I use tea tree oil to help with my complexion and also with the healing of skin problems in general. I bought this one from The Body Shop and use it regularly.
The thing with tea tree oil is that it has a very unique smell. It's very strong and the kind of smell which will linger so I tend to only use this at night before bed, I wouldn't want to go through the day smelling of it!
This comes in a little bottle with a screw lid. The opening is small and so the product just drips out one drop at a time. I tend to apply t his to a little bit of cotton wool and then apply it direct to spots. It will sting at first but then by morning the spot will have improved hugely, it really helps to dry them out.
I also use this if I have a sore somewhere to help speed up the healing process and I find that it really helps. My husband recently had his toe nails removed and he was recommended to use this to help speed up recovery and to stop the site from becomming infected and he said although it stung a bit it definitely seemed to help.
The smell is strong and it does sting but it's really easy to apply and it's really very effective so I think it's well worth it so it still gets a full five out of five stars from me!
Today I am going to tell you all about the tea tree oil by The Body Shop.
I was shopping at the The Body Shop outlet at the designer outlet store at Roermond in the Netherlands when I got a little vial of their tea tree oil to try out at home! I forgot about it completely after I had an allergic reaction to medication and my skin was a mess! I was willing to try out anything to ease the blemishes I got when I remembered I had a little bit of tea tree oil to my aid! I quickly put it on and was
full of hope! :)
The tea tree oil was in a very small vial stuck inside a paper card giving you all the information a usual bottle of the product would provide you with! The cardboard was green and decorated with leaves to suit the product and "Tea Tree Oil - Targeted care for blemished skin." was written on it. You can also see the logo of The Body Shop on the front of the card. When you fold the card open, the product's ingredients are listed. In various languages it is stated that you should put the oil on the area of the skin that is causing problems, but that you should discontinue use if the skin gets irritated. It is also stated that the product is actually tea tree oil diluted to 15%.
According to what is written inside the card, The Body Shop is against animal testing. Regarding the product's origin, it is said that the tea tree oil is organic and comes from Kenia. It was manufactured in Great Britain.
I opened the little vial and dribbled some of the tea tree oil onto my fingers. It was easy to apply to my face and it didn't sting. After I used this small vial I tried out another brand of tea tree oil and discovered that usually, you need to blend the oil with something so it isn't too strong - if the area you want to apply it to is close to your eyes, you need to be careful with pure tea tree oil. So with the one by The Body Shop it was very practical that it was diluted and thus didn't sting at all!
Due to my allergic reaction to my medication, I had blemishes down the sides of my face. I managed to cover the whole area for three or four times with just the 2ml vial of oil.
The smell is unique - you either like it or you don't. The scent is a little minty and earthy, but mainly fresh.
The oil is easily absorbed. I usually apply it before I put on my daily moisturiser and it blends in well!
My skin got better so quickly I almost couldn't believe it. I was amazed! The blemishes were a lot smaller and less visible after the first use already. My skin coped well with it and didn't dry out although tea tree oil can sometimes do that.
I had no allergic reactions, but if you are an allergic or have very sensitive skin, check the ingredients before buying.
Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Polysorbate 60, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Limonene, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, t-Butyl Alcohol, Citral, Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol.
A little bottle with 10ml of this oil costs £7.00A and you can get it at regular The Body Shop shops or at http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/.
I loved this and I am now always using tea tree oil to help with blemishes. Highly recommended!!
Body shop tea tree oil
Little Miss has come to that age when areas of her skin have become quite oily and whilst she has religiously used products designed for teenage skin, I wanted something which would help zap any spots quickly and stop her picking at them
WHO/WHAT IS IT FOR?
This is specially targeted for people with blemished skin and mild acne. Since it has anti bacterial properties it is also apparently used to treat athletes food although we haven't tried out this claim. It apparently won't dry out the skin, which is a good thing since I don't want Little Miss to end up with dry patches.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
The product comes in a small 10ml glass bottle with a child safety lid which has to be depressed and turned to open. The tea tree oil itself is clear in colour and the smell can be described only as the smell of tea tree oil. It is quite strong and so if you don't like this particular smell then this isn't the product for you.
USING THE PRODUCT...
It should be applied directly to the skin using fingertips or a cotton bud. We tend to dab it straight onto the offending spot using fingertips when they arrive which fortunately isn't too often. I find the best time to do it is before bed and after she has cleansed her face. That way we have found that in the morning anything which might have been pick worthy has dried out.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product costs £7 for 10 ml and is available in Body Shop stores and also online at wwwbodyshop.co.uk. There are a number of other tea tree skin care products to complement this oil.
It is good at drying out the occasional spot before they become big and nasty. It is best to put it on at night because the smell is quite strong and I don't think it is overly pleasant to smell of tea tree oil through the day. although it claims that it doesn't dry out the skin, we have found it to be quite drying and certainly the skin needs to be moisturised to combat this extra drying out. Because such a small amount is needed it does last for ages so the initial outlay is cheap when I consider how long we will be using it.
Useful product for the occasional spot or blemish but I wouldn't use it in severe cases or if there are lots of spots.
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Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
I have been unfortunate to suffer from spots for most of my life, I think I have tried pretty much every solution there is out there from prescription medicine to herbal options. Tea Tree is something that I do find helps when I have a very aggressive inflamed spot and recently I was given a free sample of this product in the Body Shop to try and when I had a recent voucher for the store I purchased a full sized bottle.
WHAT IS TEA TREE?
Tea tree oil is an essential oil which is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant.
Tea tree oil is well known for being a natural form of antiseptic, it is said that the Aborigines used tea tree leaves for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area.
The Tea Tree oil from Body Shop is actually actually diluted (see ingredients lower down) not neat Tea Tree oil, I was told by the member of staff in the store that this was to make is safer to be applied directly to the skin and would not dry out the skin. I am not sure I buy this, I am only going off gut impressions but I suspect it has more to do with the cost of neat Tea Tree.
The oil comes in a a small green glass bottle with a big white plastic lid, I am not sure if this is a safety lid or if the lid has been designed to keep the oil air tight, I have a feeling it might be the latter because I accidentally did not seal the bottle the other night and a good ¼ of what is left of my oil has evaporated in a few days lol.
Upon opening the scent of the Tea Tree is noticeable but not over powering which I guess is due to the fact there is only 15% Tea Tree oil in the product.
The directions state to apply directly to skin using fingertips or a cotton bud, I personally have been applying the product to a cotton pad and then holding this to the skin and blending the oil in.
The oil soaks into the skin very easily and leaves no nasty oily residue on the skin, there is a slight scent left after use but this soon disperses.
Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Limonene (Natural Additive), t-Butyl Alcohol (Denaturant), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citral (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).
I have to admit when I bought the bottle I had not checked the ingredients and was not aware there was so many nasties in there. While the product is alright and has not caused any bad reactions I think when it comes to replacing this I will be buying some purer Tea Tree oil. I guess there is nothing wrong with the oil, they do not claim that it is pure Tea Tree but for something that is designed to look natural I just feel a little hoodwinked. Perhaps that is more my fault than theirs.
I am going to give this 4 out of 5 because it has done what it says but I do feel a bit mislead by the packaging saying Tea Tree oil when there is only 15% in there. I just feel it is a little too diluted.
I'm lucky enough not to get spots too often, but when I do they tend to be spots that just don't want to shift, and usually in a place where I'm really aware of them. The most recewnt persistent spot has been right on the end of my nose where I can actually see it out of the corner of my eye. A friend recommended that I try tea tree oil on it, and knowing that tea tree oil has antibacterial and astringent properties, I decided to give it a try. Luckily my friend had a bottle of The Body Shop tea tree oil I could use, which saved me the £7 it would have cost to buy a 10ml bottle.
Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal - it's natures disinfectant. This product from the body shop is already diluted to make it safe for use directly on the skin. To use, you simply apply to the skin using your fingertips or a cotton bud.
Now, I'll be honest with you - I can't just leave my spots alone. I do rub at and scratch them, so by the time I got round to using them, it's fair to say the spot on my nose (which was one of those annoying under-the-skin ones that can't be popped) was a little red and angry. Applying this product, which is actually not as greasy as the word 'oil' would lead me to expect, led to a tingling feeling in the area that stopped just short of becoming annoying. I could feel my skin tightening a little, but it wasn't painful and didn't burn.
There wasn't any immediate difference, but after a few days I noticed that I could wrinkle my nose without feeling that annoying spot in there. It looked a little less red and angry, perhaps because I'd consciously left it alone while the tea tree did it's work. Within a week (with me applying twice a day), the huge red angry bump was gone. I was pleased that the oil was not at all visible on the skin once applied - it was completely clear and absorbed quickly. It does have quite a strong smell, which was made worse for me by the location of the spot - it's not particularly unpleasant, but I find it very dis-infectanty.
The one downside is I did feel it made the skin on my nose quite tight and dry- not so much asto be visible, but I did feel the need for a little extra moisturiser for a week or so after I stopped using this.
I'm giving this 4 stars - whilst it did tackle the big old spot, and get rid of it without it popping and scarring, it did dry out my skin, and I do think it is a little expensive at £7 for 10ml.
~ Why I Bought It ~
My Mum actually gave me this little bottle of tea tree oil a while ago when I had a few really bad spots that simply refused to go away. She recommended that I apply it at night for a couple of days and I was surprised by how well it worked! I now use it whenever I get spots and it is the best spot treatment that I have used - and it's relatively natural too.
~ Price ~
A small 10ml bottle of this tea tee oil will set you back £7. I have seen much cheaper brands available, but as I said it was given to me so I'm not going to complain about the price too much. I assumed that the reason it was more expensive was because it was pure tea tree oil, but it isn't - it has all sorts of additives in the ingredients, so I definitely wouldn't buy it unless it was on offer.
~ Benefits of Tea Tree Oil ~
Tea tree oil is an essential oil which has many medicinal properties - it is antibacterial and antiseptic. It is also anti fungal and it has been proven that it can help treat bacterial and fungal skin infections. It also has many other benefits, which I won't go into as it would take ages to list them all!
~ Packaging ~
The tea tree oil comes in a small glass bottle which is tinted a dark shade of green. It has a secure, white screw top lid and a dark green label wrapped around it which has the product name, ingredients and everything else relevant to the product written on it.
~ My Opinion ~
I have had this little bottle of tea tree oil for over a year now and it is still over half full even though I've used it countless times. I use it mainly for getting rid of spots but it has also helped me with a small scab that I kept getting inside my nostril (yucky I know) - I applied this oil to it for about a week and it completed healed it and made it go away which I think is amazing as nothing else had worked!
Obviously I wouldn't recommend putting this stuff inside your nostril unless you do have a bad spot inside it like i did as the smell is really strong and it isn't really the most pleasant smell when it is directly in your nostril due to the strongness of it! The smell is the typical tea tree smell and it smells pretty natural and it's a nice smell but like I said very strong.
When applying the oil to a spot/spots I will put a little of it on a cotton bud and apply it that way as it is more hygienic than using my finger and I only need a very small amount. It doesn't sting or anything unless the spot is sore or scratched open but it does have a slight cooling kind of sensation which isn't too unpleasant and it doesn't last for very long.
The oil is not noticeable when I've applied it onto my spots as it is clear and it dries very quickly and it doesn't leave any greasy or oily feeling on my skin afterwards unless I apply too much. After applying this to a spot it doesn't take long for me to see a difference. The redness is usually reduced or gone completely within a day or so and it has dried up and almost healed within a week.
I only re apply it once or twice during this time so as I said you really don't need a lot of it to see results. I have never had any problem with the oil making my spots worse or causing a flare up which i think is worth mentioning. I have bad eczema and have tried using the oil on some of my eczema patches but I can't say that I saw any improvement, and it left the skin quite dry. I also tried putting a few drops of it in my bath water over the period of two weeks, and again I didn't see any noticeable difference, though it didn't make it any worse either.
~ All in All ~
A great way to get rid of spots! It's a little expensive though compared to some of the other brands around so I've knocked one star off.
As I have mentioned in many of my reviews that my isn't good. It is oily and I am prone to spots weather it is larger sore looking ones or little ones which turn into whiteheads. It's the big red ones that are the worst and it is for that reason that I tried this product. I do however have lots of miracle Spot treatments so I still have to find the perfect one.
This comes in a 10ml bottle so a tiny little bottle. I can't imagine that you would want to keep something like this in your pocket but it is small enough if you so wish. This costs £7 and is found where the other Tea Tree products are in the Shop (or on the website). The Tea Tree range is for Oily and spot prone skin. I had an offer from The Body shop where I got £10 free when I spent £20 - if you are on O2 I would recommend checking out Priority moments as I found this offer on there and there is currently a 40% off offer on there too (with no minimum spend I believe).
To use this you can dab this onto your finger - defeating the purpose if you have oily fingers I guess. I stick a Cotton bud into the wide neck of this and dab it onto the affected area. When you open this you get the scent of the Tea Tree. It is alright and the scent does get a bit fainter after you apply this. It is pretty Oily but a little dab of this is enough and it is an Oil after all.
So how do I find that this works? Well I find that this seems to dry out the area and there is a slight tightening feeling to the area. The redness seems to go down slightly as well. This doesn't make my spots go away but I do feel that they are better and not so large.
This seems to be a good product. So far I have used this a handful of times and this little bottle will last a good few goes. Recommended by me if you have the odd large stubborn spot.
* A FREE TRIAL.. *
I suffer with slightly problematic skin and this results in the odd spot outbreak. I have tried and tested many products over the years and find products that contain Tea Tree to be very effective in cleansing the skin and helping clear up spots that may appear.
I used to regularly purchase Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop but got out of the habit a few years ago, using alternative products instead. I was recently reacquainted with the oil by way of a free sample obtained with a purchase from The Body Shop's website. I have almost finished this sample bottle now, and this review outlines my experiences of using the product.
I won't go on too much about the packaging for the product as I have only a sample bottle in my possession at the moment. The oil currently retails for £7, which seems quite expensive when you consider the small bottle is only 10ml in size, but please be aware that each use of the oil requires only a few drops from the bottle. Indeed, my own small vial of the oil has lasted for several weeks, irrespective of its miniature size.
The Body Shop (TBS) Tea Tree Oil is diluted slightly, which I have found is common practice with a product like this. In TBS's case, it is diluted to 15% Tea Tree Oil.
* WHAT IS TEA TREE OIL? *
Tea Tree Oil is a natural ingredient with antibacterial properties that has apparently been used in its natural form for centuries. According to The Body Shop... "It has been used for centuries by Aborigines to treat cuts, infections and inflammation."
Tea Tree Oil is a very versatile product, as it contains soothing and refreshing properties, as well as antibacterial agents. It is a popular product, with many big branded names adding it to their products in a bid to combat problematic skin.
* USING THE OIL - MY EXPERIENCES.. *
When suffering from an outbreak of spots, I find the surrounding skin can be sore and tender. The skin is often highly sensitive and so I find certain products can aggravate the area easily, making me feel cautious about applying them to the affected area. Indeed, I find that applying 'neat' Tea Tree oil to broken skin, or skin that is already tender can feel very uncomfortable at times, probably due to the astringent-like properties of the oil. The oil is very strong, and even though it has been diluted, I do find that it can still easily sting skin that is broken or inflamed.
For this reason, I prefer to dilute the Tea Tree oil slightly before applying to my skin. This can be done very simply. All I do is retrieve a circular cotton wool pad and dampen it with hot water, before wringing out the excess. A few drops of the Tea Tree oil can then be dropped over the surface of the cotton wool pad before the pad is applied to the required area.
I usually hold the pad on the patch of troublesome spots for a few seconds, as I find there is a sort of 'soothing' experience to be obtained during the process. For the most part, the unpleasant 'sting', - similar to that obtained from using an antiseptic product - is less noticeable than if undiluted Tea Tree oil were to be applied, and this is of course helped by the fact that TBS's Tea Tree Oil is diluted already.
That is not to say that this sensation is removed altogether, but rather it is toned down by the method of diluting the oil further. Instead, the sensation achieved resembles more of a tingling than a burning sensation, which is welcome when the skin feels particularly tender and delicate due to the presence of spots. I have used the Tea Tree Oil applied directly from the bottle to the skin, but find I prefer it to be diluted further, by the method I have mentioned here.
Just as a side note, I would never recommend applying or using the Tea Tree Oil to any area around the eye area due to the strength of the Oil and it's strong, menthol-like vapours. Beware too any irritation that may occur during use... The product is VERY strong and it won't be suited to every skin type.
There are other ways that the Tea Tree Oil can be used, such as adding a few drops to massage oil which is claimed to help alleviate aches and pains. Furthermore, the oil can be added to a basic, everyday shampoo to provide "An Invigorating Deep Cleanse", according to The Body Shop. I cannot confess to trying out either of these methods for myself, but one additional use I have found beneficial is to add a few droplets of the oil to my facial steamer, which is a practice I have found to be very enjoyable.
I have found that doing this provides a very 'deep' feeling to my steam facial, thanks to the invigorating feeling of the Tea Tree Oil. Not only does this feel great for my skin, allowing the pores to open up fully over the steamy cloud, but I find the addition of the Tea Tree Oil feels really invigorating and refreshing, thanks to the strong, menthol-like essence of the oil. This allows for a really thoroughly-cleansed feeling to be achieved, and I find this practice really helps to cut down on the amount of spot outbreaks experienced. I have to confess however, that I find ANY steam facial helps this process, so I don't think this is down to the Tea Tree Oil's presence alone. That said, however, I find the addition of the product to my facial steamer really ADDS to the experience, and I would purchase the product solely for this type of use due to the impressive results achieved.
Since reintroducing the Tea Tree Oil back into my regular skincare routine, I have noticed a marked improvement to the spot outbreaks that I was experiencing. These are admittedly still occurring, and so I don't think the Tea Tree Oil is doing much in the way of preventative measures. When an outbreak DOES occur however, I feel fully equipped to deal with it, and the Tea Tree Oil has never let me down in this regard.
Whilst cleansing the spots and surrounding area thoroughly, thanks to its strong antibacterial properties, the Tea Tree Oil provides a little more than this, allowing the spots themselves to dry out and this allows them to become less noticeable. The surrounding skin, whilst inflamed with the spots' arrival, is soothed and refreshed with the use of the oil, leaving behind no unpleasant 'burn' in its wake.
Furthermore, the results seem to be very fast, with most spots and blemishes succumbing to the strong, menthol vapours within a matter of hours following application, leaving a less noticeable blemish behind instead. More stubborn pimples tend to require a little more treatment, so further applications will usually be required at these areas. It is a long time since I have noticed such impressive results from a spot-combating product however, and I certainly have no complaints in this regard.
There is only one downside that I have experienced during my use of The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil and that is that I have found it to be quite a 'drying' formula. This means that after application, my skin will often appear dry the following day. This is no big surprise, as my skin is often dry in its appearance naturally, but the Tea Tree Oil does feel slightly harsher than other spot-fighting products that are regularly used. I feel the results achieved here are to be expected, especially considering the excellent job the Tea Tree Oil does in drying up spots and blemishes, which helps them shrink and reduce before disappearing completely.
I have found that using an intensive moisturiser that contains the ingredient Vitamin E works wonderfully at providing some much needed hydration to the affected areas. The Vitamin E seems to work beautifully on my dry skin, providing some much-needed moisturisation but WITHOUT interfering with the Tea Tree Oil's antibacterial, healing properties. I cannot confess to trying this theory with any other facial moisturiser product as I don't feel the need to change from my tried-and-tested routine, finding that a Vitamin E product works alongside the Tea Tree Oil in perfect harmony, rather than taking anything from it or 'swamping' it at all whilst it works its magic.
In summary, I have found The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is a wonderful product that has helped me in combating spot outbreaks and troublesome skin. I feel that it is very much an essential item for anybody with this problem and cannot recommend it highly enough. As a result of my experience, I feel the product deserves full marks in the product rating score.
I am a firm believer in using natural products on my skin and was introduced to The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil a couple of years ago when I first moved to London and my skin was going through a bit of a rough patch. The body Shop uses natural ingredients and is against animal testing so for those of you who have any thoughts on this The Body Shop products are great.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is a soothing oil which has antibacterial properties which is perfect for problem skin. My skin is fairly normal but with a tendency to go dry especially in winter. I use this oil when my skin flairs up and will then dab the oil using my finger directly to the spot usually in the evening and mornings. It does initially tingle but if you're anything like me the tingle means its working! The oil reduces the inflamation and redness overnight and will dry out the spot within a couple of days. The thing that I like about this product is that it doesn't dry out the skin surrounding the spot like most antibacterial products which is great and you are able to wear make up over the oil, as long as your normal moisturiser is used as well. The oil smells fairly strong and does linger a bit but its a small price to pay for clear skin!
This product is also nice to use to steam your face once a week. I add a couple of drops to a bowl of steaming water and steam my face for a couple of minutes. Your skin feels refreshed and clean afterwards and this is definitely a must in my beauty regime.
It is priced at £6 for a 10ml bottle which is quite handy to put in your handbag should you wish to reapply during the day. It may sound expensive but this bottle lasts forever and I have had mine for 2 months now.
If there is anything that I have to say is a negative about this product is that the lid is a little tricky, it is probably childproof, which I still have yet to master!
I've always been a big fan of body shop as it has never let me down. I have used many spot fighting treatments, even the most expensive ones and whilst they were great, it was burning a hole in my pocket and I couldn't afford to pay top of the range prices. So I started searching for something that was a bit less pricey but would still have the same results.
When I first came across this, I was very excited to give it a try as I was sure it wouldn't let me down, as body shops products have always been reasonable prices for good products.
It comes in a dark green glass bottle, with the body shop logo on the front and the name of the product. The lid is one where you have to push down and unscrew at the same time, so you can be sure that the product is protected and won't leak. The oil itself comes out clear and the smell is gorgeous, can be a bit strong for a couple of minutes when applying around your nose but feels quite nice. Its doesn't leave your skin sticky or greasy and feels very fresh on your skin.
The time first I used this, I didn't really understand how it work exactly or if it was going to present any benefits until I broke out really badly on my forehead and cheeks. I applied a little bit of this to the affected areas and within a couple of days the spots had definitely improved. The redness was reduced and they had dried up pretty quickly. Within about three to four days the spots had completely gone. I was amazed as even the higher end products I was using, I never got results that quick. I have now found a great product for a much better price. What I also found great about this product is you can even apply it under or on top of your make-up and wont take your make-up off, or make your face look sticky, which I found with other spot treatments I have tried in the past.
To apply you can either dab a little onto the affected areas with your fingers (which I tend to do) or you can apply it to a cotton wool pad before applying it to your face which is a bit more hygienic, but I believe it fine to use your fingers as long as you wash your hands before the application, so you don't spread bacteria which can make the spots worse. You only need to use a little as it does go a long way. When during a breakout I tend to use it twice a day.
The only downside to this is that the oil can make your face feel quite dry once you have applied it for more than a couple of days, due to the drying effect it has on the spots, so I always apply a good moisturiser before apply this to protect my skin. Or sometimes if I apply this to a non moisturised face, when I next wash my face I always apply a generous amount of moisturiser.
I got this product for £5 which I think is excellent and I have been using it for about a year now and its the only product I need to fight my spots! The bottle only comes in one size 10ml which may seem like a small amount but the bottle roughly lasts me about a month, which is quite expensive but worth the results. I liked this product some much that I decided to buy two!
Overall an excellent product which I will always keep handy!