The Body shop Tea tree oil- refreshing, powerful and super effective for acne prone skin
One of my must have products is The Body shop Tea tree Anti-imperfection solution. I use it daily and it keeps my skin wonderfully clear of blemishes. To make it more powerful, I add to it a few drops from The Body shop Tea tree oil.
On the photo above, the Tea tree oil is the tiniest bottle on the right.
It costs £8.50 for 10ml or £12.00 for 20ml. I buy it from The Body shop store or directly from their website. It is worth mentioning that in their stores and on their website you can get amazing discounts. I have never paid full price for a product.
Right now, because of Father's Day, The Body shop offers £10 off when you spend £25 in store or on-line +free delivery.
I love using this Tea tree oil because it makes my Tea tree oil Anti-Imperfections solution more powerful. The effect is powerful as well as the scent :-) I used to dislike the scent, but now I just don't think about it. I love how clear it makes my skin and I ignore the scent.
Although it is an essential oil, it doesn't feel oily on the skin. For my face, as I mentioned earlier, I usually add a few drops to the Tea tree Anti-imperfection solution. For my shoulders and chest, I add a few drops to my serum or cream and that is how I apply it. I have also added a few drops to a toner which I spray on my back. As a result my skin is blemish free and silky smooth all over.
I have heard that some people have very sensitive skin and may feel that Tea tree oil is just too powerful for their skin type. In that case, I can share with you that I used a very elegant Tea Tree oil product from the prominent Korean brand Manyo Factory. A blend of several skin loving ingredients, this product has a delicate scent and it was extremely gentle on my skin.
I will be reviewing this product next. So if you have sensitive skin or prefer a gentle anti-bacterial product, come back for that review. See this Korean product in the photo below.
Back to The Body shop tea tree oil.
Here is how The Body shop describes this oil:
"Tea tree essential oil is renowned for its powerful, purifying properties. We sustainably hand-harvest our Community Trade organic tea tree leaves within 12 hours, so we can bottle our purest, most potent oil. Our iconic Tea Tree Oil is a cult classic, and is great for on the spot application."
Have a look at the list of ingredients:
Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (Natural Additive), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Leptospermum Petersonii Oil (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).
Aqua/Water/Eau, Alcohol Denat., Polysorbate 60, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Tocopherol.
In other words, this is not 100% pure tea tree oil, this is only 15% tea tree oil diluted with other ingredients.
I also have 100% pure Tea tree oil and now that is POWERFUL. I bought it in order to compare it to The Body shop tea tree oil. I don't actually need to use a super powerful concentration of Tea tree oil because my skin is absolutely clear, but it is nice to know that I do have a powerful product handy :-)
I will review the 100% pure Organic Tea tree oil from Tisserand Aromatherapy in another post.
Till next time, Milu