Product Type: The Body Shop body care
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Heps to zap spots
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
Member Name: juicy_lucy
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
Advantages: Helps dry out spots
Disadvantages: Bit drying
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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