Body Shop Tea Tree range review

DSCF2129.jpgEver since the joys of puberty I have been blessed with acne! Over the past 10 years I have tried everything from clean & clear to doctor prescribed creams and tablets but nothing has ever completely cleared my skin!

For christmas I was given 4 pieces from the tea tree collection at the Body Shop and FOR ONCE it seems to be making a difference! For reference here is a photo from 2 years ago and now. As well as getting my nose pierced and sorting my eyebrows out, my forehead has completely cleared up. I still have bad scars on my cheeks and breakouts on my chin (especially when I’m stressed) but as a whole it is a lot better! Now I know I am wearing make up in the second picture and not the first but just believe me when I say the difference in my skin is insane!skin.jpg

The pieces that I received from the Body shop range is the 3-in-1 Wash Scrub and Mask, the Skin Clearing Clay Mask, the Pore Minimiser and the Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution. 

3-in-1 Wash Scrub and Mask (£8.50)DSCF2130.jpg

I use this as a scrub everyday in the shower (because it is a pain to wash off in the sink) and I find it really gets deep into my pores. My skin is left feeling super soft and a lot less rough. I find if I put this on in the morning when a spot is brewing under the surface of my skin it definitely decreases in size over the day! The only downside, as I earlier mentioned, is it is really difficult to wash off, especially if you use it as a mask, but do it in the shower and you will have no problems

Skin Clearing Clay Mask (£11)DSCF2131.jpg

I put this on 2-3 times a week as soon as I get out the shower. It does make you look like shrek but it goes on as a mousey texture and then starts to dry hard. You leave it on for 10-15mins and then wash it off. Now when I say my skin feels smooth after I mean it feels like a fresh little babies bottom. I can also see a noticeable change in the size of my spots after I take this mask off. One problem I have found with this is after an hour or so my skin feels really dry (I’m guessing because it is drying out spots) but I would just recommend putting a moisturiser on once you’ve taken it off.

Pore Minimiser (£9)DSCF2133.jpg

Whether you’re meant to do this or not I don’t know but I use this as a primer before I put my make up on. I have really tried to limit the amount I wear foundation but I feel like this puts on a protective layer first whilst also putting some more tea tree on my face to dry out those pesky spots! It does have quite a tacky feel when you’ve put it on your skin so I find it does actually work well as a primer to keep make up on for longer.

Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution (£13)DSCF2134 

Out of the whole range I have this is the only one that I question. If I’m honest I just don’t think it does anything for me! You’re meant to put a few drops of it on but I just find it leaves my skin feeling quite oily and nothing seems to change when I do put it on. I have just recently purchased the Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner (£6) from the range to substitute for this, seeing as it is half the price for twice the amount, so I will see how that goes.

There are my honest reviews of this range, have you ever tried it? or do you have any other skin saviours? I am going to carry on using these products and just pray that my skin cooperates!

Go and grab another cuppa on me, Em x

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I grew up in a small English town just south of London with my parents and older brother. I was a very inquisitive child, with a love for dogs and a strong belief that I was a Disney character. None of that has changed, now I just have a greater appreciation for a good cup of tea (one sugar and a lil bit of milk) I am currently a second year graphic design student at Norwich University of the Arts and still learning my way through life. This blog is a chance for you to relax, grab a cup of tea and learn along with me.

25 thoughts on “Body Shop Tea Tree range review”

  1. I always had problems with my skin also, but it got to the point I couldn’t do anything about it. So I purchased La Roche Posay Effaclar tinted and normal moisturizer and I see that it is helping with healing process of my acne scars which is the only product that ever helped. xx


  2. I have to get these products! Recently my skin has been getting worse and worse and I don’t know why? The only problem is that here in Switzerland EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE! But ya I’ll still buy them XD! xxx

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  3. I’ve heard tea tree is supposed to be amazing for acne, I’m so glad you’ve found something that worked for you! ♥️

    I never really consider looking in the bodyshop for anything, I should pay it a visit!

    Claudia xo

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  4. I have problematic skin, have done for years and I’ve also found products with teatree or witch hazel really do help clear things up! I’ glad you’ve found something that works for you, not to pricey either (BONUS) !

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  5. I love and swear by The Body Shop’s Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution from their Tree Tea range. I use it every morning and night and I love it!! I’ve just posted a blog post where I mention it as one of my skin saviours so it’s interesting to see somebody with a completely different opinion on it!

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