Today I am reviewing the Tea Tree oil from The Body Shop. I have not had much acne troubles on my skin except for an occasional zit here and there or a small pimple when I’m not taking good care of my skin. It’s through the blogosphere I came across the superhuman qualities of tea tree oil and right away jumped on the bandwagon and got myself a bottle of TBS tea tree oil. And boy! I’m so happy I did. This is now one of the most trusted and HG product in my skin care products list. The benefits of tea tree oil can be attributed to its antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties to name a few. Read on to know why I love this product
Targeted care for blemished skin. Can be used directly on skin.
- Has antibacterial properties
- Does not dry out skin
Price 695 INR for 10 ml
Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Limonene (Natural Additive), t-Butyl Alcohol (Denaturant), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citral (Natural Additive), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Natural Additive), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).
Directions For Use
Apply directly to skin using fingertips or a cotton bud.
What I think
The Body Shop Tea-tree oil comes in a tiny dark green glass bottle. It has a white translucent twist around cap with an internal locking mechanism making it leak-proof and travel friendly.
For application, I use a Q-tip instead of fingers. This is the best way to apply as you won’t be irritating the zit/pimple more by dabbing on it. Q-tip also makes it easier to do spot application on the zit/pimple only without getting the product on to the area around.
As far as my personal experience goes with the product, it has been a real life saver. I don’t use this regularly but whenever I see any zit or breakout, I use this for spot application. I find that this oil performs the best when used at the initial stages of a pimple rather than when it has full blossomed. What it does is it suppresses the growth of the pimple owing to its strong antiseptic and antibacterial action. It causes a mild stinging sensation which is nothing to be worried about. I have seen my zits vanishing overnight when I apply the product before going to sleep.
To sum it up, I swear by this oil and it’s a definite “need-to-have” product in my list. It doesn’t do much for a fully emerged pimple but if you use it right at the beginning, it will work wonders. Major con I see is the price which is a whooping amount for such a small quantity. But then only a drop is required for application which will make this bottle last for a long time.
- Treats emerging zits/pimples very effectively
- Does not irritate the skin (mild stinging only)
- Leak-proof packaging
- Doesn’t work much on blemished skin as claimed
A definite Yes! Use it at beginning when the pimple/zit merges and it will work like a dream. If you are looking for a blemish treatment, then this product is not going to do it.
Have you tried The Body Shop Tea-tree oil? What was your experience? Let me know by commenting below.