“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
The tea tree range is one of my favourite facial skin care ranges at the Body Shop for when my skin isn't looking its best and is in need of a good deep clean. I usually use the tea tree products at least for a few days every month normally when I have my period as this is a time when my skin produces more oil than normal and it can lead me to developing a few spots which is something that I don't get a lot of at other times. I use a lot of masks in my skin care regime and they are a mixture of clay based ones and ones for adding more moisture to my skin and plumping it up and making it look radiant. The tea tree mask from the Body Shop is one that I like to use when my skin is producing excess oil and I have a few spots as this helps to reduce the excess oil production and also help with the spots that I have by giving my skin a good deep clean and helping reduce the size of them and taking away the redness. I buy this mask in individual sachets when I need it as I combine using this with their masks from different brands but it is also available in a larger tub for people who intend to use it more often. Buying this in a pot is quite expensive as it costs £10 but if you are going to be using it regularly it should work out cheaper than buying the sachets as they are £1.50 each. The mask is a thick green cream which I just slather on my face and leave for the required time for it to do its job which is 5 to 10 minutes. I always leave it on for at least 10 minutes to get maximum effect from it. The mask has a strong smell of tea tree but it is tempered with something else too so doesn't smell as bad as some tea tree products can. It also makes my skin tingle but it doesn't make it red or irritate it so I assume this is just the ingredients getting to work and penetrating my skin deeply. The mask is non drying so it doesn't go hard but it does dry out a little bit on my skin after it has been on for 10 minutes. Removing the mask is a bit of a pain like most of them because it gets stuck to all the little crevices of my skin and involves quite a bit of effort to get it all off. Once it is off though my skin isn't left red or tight but it does have a slightly pinkish glow to it. This leaves my skin feeling as though it has had a really thorough cleansing and when I use it in combination with some of the other tea tree products it seems to really help in stopping spots right in their track and helping to get rid of the ones that I have. If I already have a spot or two and use this at night then the next morning they are always a lot less angry looking and seem to have reduced in size as well. My skin is usually not that oily except when I am on my period but this seems to help regulate the oil production and stop my skin from looking as greasy and feeling as oily. My make-up lasts longer than when I haven't used it because it isn't fighting against the oil in my skin. The recommended usage of this mask is once or twice a week. I probably only use it maybe twice every 5 or 6 weeks but I feel that this really helps me when I need it and I think that the larger tub would be a worthwhile investment for someone who has greasy pot prone skin most of the time as this would help with stopping the excess oil production and also help with the spots. I only wish I had known about this range when I was a teenager and suffered from spots as I would have definitely used this range.
This is yet another product I first tried when I borrowed it from my sister and I've been buying it ever since. It is quite expensive at £9 but I do believe it's worth it. It comes in a round green plastic pot, the picture above is the old version and the new one looks much nicer and not as cheap. It has a screw off lid which opens and closes easily and fastens nice and tight to avoid spills. To get the mask out you just scoop it out with your fingers. The mask is green with a very thick consistency and smooth texture. Although it's thick it is very easy to spread it easily over the skin and I don't need to use loads of it just to cover my face. It's very cool and refreshing and it does make my skin tingle a bit when I first apply it, but I do have quite sensitive skin so other people might not find it does this. It does have quite a strong tea tree scent but it's not offensive. The mask isn't supposed to dry out so you can't just leave it and wait for it to dry like you can with some other masks, you do have to make sure you time it, and you leave it on for 10-15 minutes to do it's magic. It can take a little while to rinse it off, particularly in awkward areas like around the nose, but compared with a lot of masks I've used it does come off quite easily. After using this my skin feels really soft and smooth and my pores feel tightened. It doesn't dry my skin out like so many other tea tree products, but it effectively removes oil leaving me looking much less shiny. I find it also makes spots look much less angry and red so I tend to use it directly on any spot as soon as it appears and it always goes down much quicker than if I didn't use it. Because I don't need to use much at a time the pot lasts me months even when I'm using it every few days so although it's expensive it does work out as good value. All in all I think it's a great product and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone with oily or spot prone skin.
I've suffered from constant breakouts for about a year now, and I have had a lot of people telling me to try the Tea Tree Oil range from The Body Shop. So I gave the cleanser a go and, although it was pretty drying, it did help my spots a lot. I'm really into facial masks so during a visit to my local shopping centre I decided to pop into Body Shop and buy this mask. It was very cheap, less than £10 and it came in a cute little tub. So when I got home that night I decided to give it a try. When I opened the tub, I was overwhelmed by the smell of strong antiseptic, but it's easy to get used to. The instructions on the label aren't very clear. It doesn't say whether to wet your face before or not, so I just decided not to. It says to leave the mask on for 10-15, which isn't very helpful because it doesn't dry and I do worry in case I don't leave it on for long enough. I chose to leave it on for the full 15mins just to be on the safe side. It claims to "instantly cool" your skin - and it does. But after a couple of minutes my skin started to feel warm and irritated in certain areas. It sort of settled down and just felt a little tingly, which is very relaxing, although I had to stay locked in my bathroom because I don't want people seeing me with a green face (the product is green). Having previously read brilliant reviews on the Tea Tree Oil Face Mask, I had very high expectations. However, right after I took it off - and I had to use a cloth because it becomes sort of gunky when mixed with water - I noticed that I had about five new patches of spots spread across my entire face! The redness around my nose had also become worse. I am now using a zit zapper to try and get rid of the spots, but they always take ages to go away. I've tried this mask two more times since - wetting my face before I apply it - and I got the same result. I have fairly sensitive/combination skin so maybe it's just me.
Earlier this week I had a bit of a splurge on The Body Shop website and ordered a few products from the tea tree range, including this face mask. I usually use Montagne Jeunesse face masks but as they're usually around £1 per sachet, they're not as cost-effective as buying face masks in tub or tube form. When I was browsing the website for my Tea Tree night lotion, I saw that this face mask was reduced from £6.50 to £3.25 so I decided to add it to my virtual basket. THE LOOK The mask is a rather bright green colour and having made the mistake of putting this on when I wasn't alone in the house, I've since been dubbed the Incredible Hulk and I have to say that the look isn't dissimilar. APPLICATION In the tub, the mask looks quite thick but offer a thinner coverage when it's actually on your face. Because of this, I tend to apply a couple of layers as I'm predominantly using it to try to shrink or dry up existing blemishes and a thin layer doesn't feel like it will do this sufficiently. USING IT There were no usage instructions on my tub so I had to play it by ear on my first application. Having used it several times now, I've decided that it works best for me when I leave it on until it gets tight and is fully dry. This takes quite a bit longer than I'm used to with other face masks and on average, can be anything from fifteen minutes up to around twenty-five. If I wash it off before it's fully dry though, I don't get the same results so this seems necessary. As I've already mentioned, I apply a pretty thick layer so it may not take so long to dry if you're going to use less than me. As it dries, it becomes very tight and this can be mildly uncomfortable by the time it's fully dry. REMOVAL Because I apply a fair amount of mask, it's not as easy to wash off as it might otherwise have been and some areas are much more stubborn than others. THE RESULTS My skin is very oily and extremely prone to blemishes, blackheads and open pores and I frequently use face masks to try to deal with those complaints. If you're a regular reader of my reviews, you'll know that I often switch from product to product because I struggle to find anything that really works on a regular basis so I'll admit that my expectations of this face mask weren't particularly high. I've been using this face mask in conjunction with several other products from The Body Shop's Tea Tree range (including the face wash and night lotion) so this may be worth bearing in mind when I'm describing the results. Immediately after removing the face mask, my open pores look reduced and much less visible. This tends to be a temporary effect and they're definitely back to normal by the next day if I use this mask in the evening but it could be useful if you want to diminish them in the short term for something important. On a short term basis, it also seems to take the redness out of my blemishes, which can often look very fiery and angry. Along with the other products in the range that I'm using, it seems to help to dry out my blemishes so that they shrink in size and appearance over the course of a few days to a week. This might not sound particularly impressive but my spots tend to linger around for up to three weeks under normal circumstances, hence why I buy so many products hoping for a miracle result. In general, my skin feels more refreshed and I can see an immediate difference after using it. As with the Tea Tree range in general, my skin tends to feel a bit dry afterwards so a dab of moisturiser is needed to restore the balance. I use a shine control moisturiser (Biore) that is designed for oily skin like mine so I don't find that this has any negative effect on the results produced by the face mask.
This product is absolutely fantastic and it is a beauty essential. You simply apply a small amount of the green gunk to your face and massage it into your skin using circular motions. As the mask is rather thick you only need a little drop for each application. Therefore, your tub should last you for ages like mine has! The mask itself is bright green in colour, so I would recommend that you apply it perhaps when you have the house to yourself lol! It must be said though, once on your face the mask smells lovely and makes your pores tingle. I usually leave mine on for around 30 minutes just to allow it time to fully dry in to my skin as I suffer from quite spot prone, oily skin. Previously, I have tried a lot of face masks containing elements such as chamomile and I found such products to actually irritate my skin and cause more spots as opposed to actually helping the problem. Once you are satisfied that you have left the mask on for long enough to do the trick, simply wash it off and voila! your skin should be silky soft. After using the mask for the first time I was really surprised by how soft it had left my skin and I also noticed that it had reduced the redness of spots that were previously visible on my face. I would say if you also suffer from oily spot prone skin give this a shot and you will be surprised by how effective it is. In my view it is great value for money when you consider that it costs £6.50 and that it will last you for a good few months. My Fiance is also a fan of this face mask as well. Similar to myself, he often has the odd spot on his face, so I usually apply a little of the product to the afflicted area and he finds that this mask does the job! But shh! don't tell anyone that I mentioned that lol. Since first buying this product, I have never tried anything else as it has impressed me so much and I hope that it will do the same for you!
This was yet another one of my Body Shop Christmas gifts so I have been giving it a try out over the last few weeks in attempt to 'liven' up the look of my skin, but I should accept that it doesn't promise to work miracles! ~ Price ~ This product is £6.50 per 100ml. The Body Shop often do 3 for 2 offers in the Tea Tree Oil range so it's often worth waiting for these or if you are lucky enough to live near one of their outlet / discount stores then the reductions there are great! ~ Packaging ~ This is a cylindrical shaped tub with a screw top. I much prefer the tub style of packaging as it means there's absolutely no waste as every last bit can be scraped out! The lid is black with the familiar B.S logo on it along with the name of the product and a rectangular green logo with a 't' and leaves coming out at the top of the 't'. The main body of the tub is a peppermint colour which matches the colour of the cream. It also has directions for use on the side. ~ Main ingredients ~ Glycerin ~ an effective moisturiser that helps improve softness and maximise hydration. Kaolin clay ~ This is said to control shine. It deeply cleanses, drawing out any impurities from the skin. It also helps restore the skin's natural balance. Tea tree oil ~ this has natural, purifying anti-bacterial properties which helps soothe blemised skin. ~ What does the Body Shop say about this mask?~ - A clay based mask - Deep cleanses - Encourages clearer skin - Refines the skin and combats blemishes - Absorbs excess oils - Leaves the skin feeling clean, refreshed and revived. ~ So does it do all of this?~ Okay being in my late 30s, I don't really suffer from blemishes so perhaps this isn't the most appropriate face mask for me but since I was given this as a gift, I thought I would give it a whirl and liked the idea of it leaving my older skin refreshed and revived. On opening the lid, you are hit with a very strong smell of peppermint, not my favourite smell but not my worst, so bearable. The cream itself is very 'creamy', rich and extremely smooth to the touch. Scoop some of the cream out of the tub and apply to your face with your fingertips. It goes on very easily, avoiding the eyes and lip area so that by the time you are finished it's quite a scary and oh so unattractive look - not to be used in the vicinity of someone you wish to impress! After the first couple of minutes, you can definitely feel a little tingling sensation on your skin. When I first used this I thought that I must be allergic to the stuff so wiped it off quickly but since then I have been informed that this is a sign that it's actually working. The recommended time for keeping the mask on is 5 - 10 minutes and as long as you avoid a mirror or young children, for fear of terrifying them, the 10 minutes is fine. The Body Shop state that this cream does not dry on your face, but this hasn't been my experience of it. It didn't dry all over but certain patches certainly did become dry. Not I hasten to add an uncomfortable dry feeling so that you can't actually move your face or speak, as has been the experience I have had with some face masks! To wash it off isn't as easy as applying it. The parts that had dried needed a little bit more rubbing, not harsh rubbing though and I tend to use a flannel now to get it off but be warned the cream does stain the flannel until it's put in a hot wash! My face always feels a whole lot cleaner after using this and I always feel quite good about giving myself 10 minutes of pampering as I'm not a big one about taking care of my skin, maybe that's why the wrinkles are setting in and here to stay! It does however leave my skin feeling a little drier than usual and I slap on the E45 afterwards to adjust the tightness around my nose area (probably undoing all of the good work that the mask has done!) This cream is suitable for oily to normal skin and I think that's why my skin feels a little drier after using it as I certainly don't have oily skin. As stated earlier, I have grown out of the spot / blemish stage of my life but I do know that a friend of mine who is oh so younger than me, swears by the Tea tree oil range for her blemishes but I can't pass judgement on this area for fear of misleading you. I have only used this 4 times up until now so I can't comment too precisely about how long it lasts, but there is hardly a 'dent' in the cream thus far so I can imagine that used on a weekly basis this would last up to 6 months so not bad for £6.50! For best results, use once or twice a week and use the other Tea tree oil products listed below. ~ Other Tea tree oil products by the Body Shop ~ Deep cleansing wipes Daily facial foaming wash Oil freshener Mattifying moisture gel Blemish stick For more information visit www.bodyshop.co.uk
If you want to get rid of spots without spending loads of dosh, then this is the product for you. I started to use the Body Shop Tea-Tree Oil facial wash about 5 years ago when I was 14 and haven’t looked back since. With all those hormones flying around I decided it was time to do something about the growing number of spots I was getting. After first trying the popular products such as clearasil my mum told me to use Tea Tree Oil. Although it is not guaranteed to get rid of all your spot and skin problems but is by far the best I have used. There is a technique to using it however, Gently massage it onto your wet face and the rinse off with warm water and I find it better to pat your face dry. I also find it can leave my skin quite dry if I wash too much with it or for too long, but that might just be my skin! I’d recommend twice a day, just after getting up and just before going to bed. Tea tree oil is suitable for normal, oily and blemish skin and is meant to be very good for removing make-up, but with no experience I cant comment too much on that! The oil will deep cleanse the skin helping to remove any excess oil without leaving the skin dry. The antibacterial contents of the Aesthetics: The bright green appearance of the oil my put some people off, it reminds me of the alien blood/goo you see in the science fiction films, but don’t be afraid. The smell I find very nice, it is very hard to describe, its very natural and reminds me of trees while you are walking through woods. Cost: As far as price is concerned it beats any other products by miles, this is mainly due to the amount of time a bottle will last you. It costs £3.79 for a 250ml bottle which will last for a couple of months, but I buy a larger 1000ml bottle that is £13.49, working out cheaper. I suggest you get the 250ml one to start, because you never know if there will be a reaction with it and your skin. Overall a top product that I wouldn’t have even heard of if it wasn’t for my mum – Hope it works for you.
Well here’s a bit of a change for me – not only is this not a book review, but I decided it was about time I wrote an opinion that was less than seventeen pages long. Either that, or I know up front that there’s only so much I can say about a facemask! Oh, and guys – don’t think this op is aimed solely at the girlies: men are allowed to use face packs too, you know. You might not want to admit it to the lads, but if they find one in the back of your bathroom cabinet, just say it’s your girlfriend’s and continue smearing the stuff on in private! I love facemasks in general – it’s one of my ‘treats’. You know the kind: the stress relieving, relaxing little treats were supposed to give ourselves once in a while. Of course, as far as treats go, I’d much rather have a bar of Dairy Milk, but sometimes chocolate is too short-lived and not all that good for the waistline, so here’s a nice non-calorific little treat. Well, I’m assuming – I suppose it probably does have a calorie content if you’re mad enough to try eating it. My advice? Stick to slapping it on yer face and eat the chocolate instead. Where was I? Oh yes, treating yourself. So, we’re agreed that facemasks are a Good Thing in general, especially in the bath – much easier to get the gunk off, and it adds to the whole relaxing thing. But… yes, there are a few disadvantages. Number one in my book is the state of your skin after using a facemask. I mean, it’s supposed to be good for you, right? So how come it brings you (well, me at any rate) out in a crop of lovely spots? Detoxifying my ass. Um… or my face. Whatever. Bear with me; I’ll get to the point eventually. The first thing to think about when looking for a facemask is skin type. I think I’m sort of combination/normal – my t-zone can be a little greasy, but the res t is fine. Until a Certain Time Of The Month (sorry, boys!) when I do a very good impression of being thirteen years old again. You know what I mean. Which means I’m back to talking about spots again. Dashing madly towards saying something useful, I think it’s about time I mentioned the product at hand: one of my two very favourite goos for smearing on that bit I keep at the front of my head – The Body Shop tea tree oil facemask. The other one is a Boots’ Natural Collection peel-off, also containing tea tree oil (I might get round to reviewing that one, too). The reason I like these two is because tea tree oil is, as we all know these days, a natural antiseptic and therefore Very Good For Spots. In fact, right there on my squat little tub of the Body Shop’s finest it states that this product is for “normal, oily or blemished skin”. Which covers all three of my skin’s types in one – very handy. And, just in case you want to know more, it tells you on the side that “Kaolin deep cleanses while antibacterial tea tree oil helps combat spots. Contains Community Trade sourced shea butter to moisturise and condition the skin.” That last bit is fairly important, although not so much for your skin. This means that the Body Shop have dealt fairly with the suppliers of their ‘shea butter’ (whatever that is) and not ripped off some poor third world farmers. So you can feel good inside and out, I suppose. Also, the Body Shop is against animal testing, so you can be sure that no rabbits or guinea pigs have been wearing this facemask before you. However, I would like to point out that this does not mean that Body Shop products don’t contain animal any products: for many years I had assumed this was so, until last Christmas I was trying to find a present for a Vegan and discovered this wasn’t appropriate. Now you know. Back to my facemask… This is an example of functionality over looks, which is much better than the other way round. On opening, you’ll be greeted by a strong tea tree smell, and some absolutely lovely bright green gunk. Oh yeah, this stuff looks just amazing smeared all over your face!! Perfect for Wicked Witch of the West impressions! (and isn’t that so appropriate if you have PMT?!) My one complaint about this product is that I have a little difficulty getting it out of the tub. This involves shoving your fingers in, and invariably I get half the tub stuck under my fingernails. A small thing, though, and when my nails are particularly long (not at the moment – I’ve cut them all off to play the guitar – might get an op out of that, too! Anybody got any decent song chords?)… ahem, excuse me… when my nails are particularly long, I’ve taken to using the round end of a metal nail file to remove this from the tub instead. Hah! And I said this was going to be short. I am the Queen of Waffle!! :) So, what else do you need to know about this facemask? Well, you put in on after cleaning, and leave it for ten minutes; it doesn’t dry (much). Then simply wash off – this might take a little effort and rubbing rather than just splashing with water. I’ve never experienced tightening or redness with this stuff, but it does calm my skin down when I’m a bit Time of the Month-ish (sorry again, lads!) or just have a spot for whatever reason. Suggested use is once or twice a week, although I rarely remember to use any facemask regularly. This also means that a tub lasts me for ages, so I can’t tell you exactly how long this would last – a good long time, though, and I’d guess at least 3 months with weekly use. Depends how much you slap on, I suppose! My tub has 100ml and cost £4.50, which I feel is excellent value for money, especially considering how much I like it. I doubt an yone at all is even remotely interested in the ingredients list, but just in case there are any chemists among you, here you go: Kaolin, Aqua (like, we don’t all know that this is water!), Octyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Zea mays, Cera alba, Melaleuca alternifolia, Phenoxyethanol, Algae (ALGAE??! Explains the colour, at least!), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparahen, Proplyparaben, Cl 77891, Cl 77289, Cl 19140, Cl 47005, Cl 42090. And my spell checker just melted! So, there you have it: my ideal facemask – looks daft on, does the trick, and doesn’t bring me out in spots. If I were reading this, I’d go buy a tub (and wish I’d bought shares beforehand!) :)
I remember those teenage years. Puberty, those mighty hormonal changes, your voice breaking, your first pube, oiling the plank for the first time and those embarrassing uncontrollable urges in the trouser department. All of these things had to be dealt with along with problem of spots. If only back then I would have had my everlasting bottle of Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash. It really would have helped me get more attention from the school ?tarts? if I would have had a clear complexion. I have used this face wash for years now and it really helps your skin. It removes dirt, grime and grease from your face and unclogs your pores, leaving your skin feeling extra-fresh. Regular use does seem to definitely reduce spots and blemishes on your skin and prevents greasiness. Tea tree oil is known to be very good for combating spots as it is naturally anti-bacterial and does not dry out your skin. It is being used in hundreds of different health and beauty products these days and has made itself a welcome addition to my bathroom for a few years now. It smells pleasant but not a flowery, fake perfume type smell, more of a slight menthol smell. It is green in colour, which I imagine may put some people off, especially women. It does seem to suit male skin types a little better. This great thing about this product is however, that it seems to last forever. I buy a 500ml bottle for about £2.50, that lasts around 6-9 months with twice daily use. This is because you only need a little of the wash to go a long way. Parents ? if your child is suffering with acne or is a bit of a ?spotty herbert?, you may want to purchase this product from the Body Shop and discreetly place it in the bathroom.
Ok this is one to do in the privacy of your own bath room preferablly behind a locked door! This mask is bright green! Unless of course you want to have every one in hysterics! Body shops tea tree oil mask is a great face mask for problem skin. It really does seem to clean deep down. It's very easy to apply, just cleanse your face and then apply it. I tend to use a facial scrub as well and then apply the mask as it seems to work better. It's recommended that you then leave it on for 10 minutes. It does not dry out so you wont get that tight feeling. It's rather a greasy face mask so it does need plenty of warm water to wash it off. It is great when your skin is feeling a bit dingy or spotty - works wonders!!