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I had started to get a few nasty spots on my back, at the top, from either hair products, general sweating/stickiness from hot cars or packed tubes (ewww) or scratching due to other irritants (neck labels, itchy knits, seams in clothes). This was recommended as tea tree oil and antiseptic will help it. The RRP is £12.50, but offers are available (I paid £8.15 online).
Tea Tree Oil is a natural essential oil and can be used for its antiseptic, fungicidal and antibacterial properties. It is also a good mosquito repellent. The skinwash contains 2% tea tree oil.
My 250ml bottles comes in a chunky pump-action dispenser.
The product has a distinctive camphorous smell, much like Olbas Oil, which I know isn't to everyone's taste. To use twist the pump head to activate it and press down. Two-three pumps onto a bath puff or mitt should be sufficient, as the skin wash does lather effectively. It rinses off easily and the smell doesn't linger on my skin afterwards. The scent did linger subtly in the bathroom for a few hours, usually if I'd used lots of the wash.
When I first used it I did not moisturise immediately after, so I could see that my skin mostly felt soft, smooth and not dry.
After a few weeks I wasn't seeing much improvement, One time I switched to a scrub instead and found my back was slightly more itchy than it had been after using the wash. I started using the wash again and found that it definitely soothed my skin and it was less prone to irritation, meaning I was less likely to try and scratch it and inflame it more.
As far as the spotty back was concerned, well a month later and it is still there and in fact got slightly worse for a time. There could be various reasons for this, and none of them to do with this product. After that, I have exfoliated a bit more and followed up with this wash after the exfoliation and this reduced the irritation and itchiness.
This appears to be a quality product from natural ingredients – It has soothed my back, even if some irritation is still occurring. It isn't a miracle product but I think it can certainly help those prone to sensitive skin or similar problems, as long as you don’t expect 100% results overnight.
Ingredients: Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, coco-betaine, melaleuca alternifolia (2%), sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, citris acid, methylparaben, ethylparaben, limonene, propylparaben, CI 75810/75815 / Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash is a gentle antiseptic hand and body wash for everyday use that protects the skin from bacteria and leaves it fresh and hygienically clean / It has a non-drying formula, making it suitable for everyday use for all the family / Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash by Australian Bodycare leaves all skin types feeling refreshingly fresh and clean /