The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash Review: Hey guys, so I’ve been trying a new face wash lately because my combination skin has started giving me some troubles in this super hot and humid summers. For those of you who do not know, it was 45* C recorded temperature here in my city Varanasi today. It did rain a couple of days back, so it is super humid as well. So you guys can take a guess what kind of weather has it been lately around here. I noticed these pin head breakouts on my forehead and cheeks. I do not feel like putting a ton of product on my face in this heat. Hence, I thought of trying out the Tea Tree face wash by The Body Shop. I have been using this face wash from almost 2 weeks now and I feel I am ready to share my experience with this product.
About The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash
This Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash infused with tea tree oil, cleanses blemish-prone skin with each use. A cooling lather removes impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling refreshed and purified. Use daily for shine-free, visibly clearer results.
- Daily facial wash
- With purifying tea tree oil from the foothills of Mount Kenya
- Deeply cleanses blemish-prone skin
- Cooling and refreshing on skin
- Skin appears clearer
- Reduces oiliness and shine
How to Use The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash
- Wet face and gently massage onto skin in a circular upward motion.
- Rinse with water.
- Use morning and evening.
- Follow with Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner and other products from the Tea Tree range to target blemished skin.
Ingredients in The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash
Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Viscosity Modifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Allantoin (Skin Soothing Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), p-Anisic Acid (pH Modifier), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Menthol (Cooling Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Sunscreen), Limonene (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), t-Butyl Alcohol (Denaturant), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Caramel (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).
Price of The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash
$ 14.00 for 8.4 fl oz in USA
C$ 15.00 for 250 mL in Canada
£ 6.00 for 250 mL in UK and Scotland
€ 7.90 for 250 mL in Europe
CHF 14.90 for 250 mL in Switzerland
Kr 115.00 for 250 mL in Sweden
A$ 15.00 for 250 mL in Australia
NZ$ 19.95 for 250 mL in New Zealand
S$ 20.90 for 250 mL in Singapore
RM 49.00 for 250 mL in Malaysia
¥ 2160.00 for 250 mL in Japan
₹ 695.00 for 250 mL in India
This product is also available in a smaller 2.0 fl oz or 60 mL size.
In Detail The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash Review, Swatches and My Experience
The Body shop Tea Tree facial wash comes in a see through green tinged plastic bottle with a black colour flip open top. Its a basic yet sturdy packaging. This is actually the new packaging what I have. Earlier they used to have a plain white transparent stout bottle. However this new packaging looks so much better than the previous one. Like always, the body shop has mentioned every ingredient in detail on the label of the product. Overall a very nice packaging, it is travel friendly but as a precautionary measure, I always advise packing liquid products in a leak proof bag, just in case.
It smells just like tea tree oil with some added freshness to it. I really enjoy this fragrance, it really freshens me up. The product has a moderate consistency, slightly on the runny side. You only need half a coin sized amount for your entire face and neck area.
How I Use it
I have been using it 2 times a day – morning and evening. I take half a coin size amount of this on my palm and gently massage it on my wet facial skin. It doesn’t lather up super luxuriously, but quite enough to work with. I gently work it in circular motions around the area that I am breaking out specially. Then I wash it off with normal temperature water.
The face wash leaves my skin really fresh and clean. It gives a slight cooling sensation as well. I have to say that I was kind of scared that this would over dry my skin. However, it did not! It did not over dry my skin at all. It does not add any moisture, but doesn’t make the skin feel stretchy either. TBS Tea Tree face wash removes every tiniest bit of oils and dirt from the face and gives me a super clean skin.
Does it work on breakouts? – yes it does, but you have to be a little patient. I started noticing that my breakouts were disappearing after a week of using this product. Please keep in mind, I do not suffer from acne. I just have occasional breakouts which were becoming increasingly frequent last month. After using TBS Tea Tree face wash for about 1 week, I noticed that I was not really getting any new breakouts and the really tiny ones were diminishing. After 2 weeks, I had almost zero breakouts on my skin.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties and because this product has 2 surfactant agents, it also deep cleansed the skin. Further menthol provided a cooling sensation for a while which helped soothe my skin which was acting out because of the heat. Because this product has glycerin as a major ingredient, it does not over dry the skin. Also, this has some sun protecting ingredients as well.
While I am strong believer in the fact that diet plays a great role when it comes to breakouts, I do also believe that clean is less prone to breakout. In addition, cooling agents calm down skin which becomes irritated because of heat. These are the reason I guess this face wash works and provides really nice results on my skin. It cleared my small breakouts in 2 weeks. A lot of beauty blogs mentioned that this product claims to clear “blemishes” however if you read the claims carefully above, what it really says is “Deeply cleanses blemish-prone skin”. Hence they do not actually claim to clear up the blemishes. Therefore I feel this product pretty much does what it claims for me.
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PROs of The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
1. I really like the new The Body Shop packaging.
2. Smells really fresh and nice.
3. Cleans up the skin very nicely removing every trace of oil or dirt.
4. Does not over dry the skin as it has glycerin as one of the major ingredients. Also has sun protecting ingredients.
5. Soothes my skin and gives a cooling sensation because of menthol present in it.
6. Really worked for my breakouts and cleared them up in a couple of weeks. (But please note, I only get occasional breakouts. My skin does not suffer from acne as such)
7. Not very expensive.
8. TBS does not test on animals. So I know Tyson’s friends were not harmed in any process of making this product. Tyson is my sister with paws. (Yes “her” name is Tyson because when we got her, my little brother started crying and sobbing because he really wanted to name her Tyson.)
9. This product is made in UK.
CONs of The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
1. Does contain 2 forms of surfactants.
2. Contains alcohol.
1. If you’re someone who is experiencing minor breakout issues, this is a good product to try.
2. Always do a patch test before trying out any new product.
3. I always use a moisturiser after using any cleanser. I advise you darlings the same.
4. Please keep this bottle away from direct sunlight because there are quite a lot of natural derivatives in there. Hence keeping the bottle away from direct sunlight won’t damage anything I feel.