Say hello to clearer skin with the Body Shop’s Tea Tree Range. Tea tree oil is natures best kept secret, it'santibacterial, antiseptic, soothing and great at helping to battle blemishes, blackheads and oily skin. And after falling in love with the Body Shop’s Tea Tree oil last summer, I have gone back online and ventured further into the affordable, fair trade range, to see what else it has to offer...
This bottle of soap free, gel tea tree body wash featured in this months favourites. It’s great at removing post workout grime and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and super clean without leaving my skin dry, stripped or smelling like disinfectant. I don’t suffer from backne, but I do get a few spots here and there on my chest and I have this body wash to thank, as just after a couple of washes my skin was visibly clearer. If you purchase this body wash, grab yourself a body polisher as it doesn’t lather up well on its own. I for one will be stocking up on this body wash.
The refreshing feeling doesn’t stop there. The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash is just as the name suggests and is uber refreshing in a minty kind of way. The cream formula doesn’t irritate, or strip my skin and leaves my skin feeling really smooth and my pores are visibly reduced. Another bonus of this wash, is that it really helps reduce any redness and I notice my skin is far less oily after using this product. It helps to control my breakouts and the only reason I haven’t been using this product on a daily basis is that I’m not a massive cream cleanser fan.
'Holy grail', 'bedside essential' and 'miracle product' are just a couple of words I use to describe this little bottle of tea tree oil. I have raved about this product many a time here on BBA, it’s so diverse, it can be used to treat acne, scaring, dandruff and much more. But I personally like to use it as a targeted spot treatment. I apply the oil onto a cotton bud and rub it onto any blemishes and overnight they will have become less angry and significantly reduced in size. It also helps to heal the skin and prevent future scaring. While gentler on the skin than the likes of benzoyl peroxide it can be a little drying, but only if you overuse it. For £7 you can’t go wrong.
Now this product requires a bit of work. The formula is quite thick and doesn’t apply well with a brush and although it does apply far better with fingers or beauty blender, the product can sit on the skin slightly and the coverage can be a little uneven. But once you have blended like a mad woman, the finish is actually rather appealing. The coverage is light (more than sheer), controls oil and hides any redness and minor blemishes, more so than a tinted moisturiser. If you have acne, you would need to use a concealer along with this BB cream. The skin is left looking fresh and natural with a matte finish and the tea tree scent doesn’t linger for too long. This BB cream lasts relatively well which I was surprised by, but due to its long lasting properties and my combination skin, I found that over time it can make my skin appear quite dry. I wear the lightest shade and find that it does oxide slightly and become warmer in colour, so bare this in mind. Overall, this BB cream would be great for those with oily skin who are looking for a base to help sooth, heal and prevent further breakouts.
Have you tried any products from TBS tea tree range?