Skincare Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash & Lotion

The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash and Lotion

I’ve recently been breaking out like crazy and needed a solution ASAP! I started getting acne on my cheeks and all around my chin and felt like I had to constantly wear my Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo foundation, which is super full coverage and doesn’t feel too comfortable on the skin during the summer time. Because it has been getting warmer in beautiful Los Angeles, I think my normal moisturizer, The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15, just isn’t cutting it anymore. I have heard great things about the Tea Tree line at The Body Shop and wanted to check out some of the products.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash is described as a “daily-use facial wash for blemished skin that gives clearer-looking skin when used as part of a regular regime. It removes excess oil without over-drying skin, helps remove impurities, and is gentle enough for daily use.”

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion is described as “A light, non-oily moisturizing lotion for blemished skin. For use after your Tea Tree cleansing regime. It provides lightweight hydration, is easily absorbed, with shine control for a matte finish, antibacterial action, and clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin.”

The texture of the facial wash is very light, gel-like, and feels gentle on the skin. I was worried that the Tea Tree line would be too harsh on my sensitive skin, but I think these products are perfect for those with blemish-prone oily complexions! This facial wash isn’t overly-drying and smells rather pleasant to me. Tea Tree products have a strong, earthy scent to them, which some people absolutely hate, but I really like it! This is a non-foaming cleanser, so you really have to make sure to thoroughly rinse the product off. I don’t like washing my face in the morning because I really feel no need to so I only use this facial wash at night and a gentle toner in the morning prior to moisturizing.

The texture of the lotion is also very light and feels very cooling on the skin. I found the scent of the lotion to be a lot stronger than the facial wash so if you are very sensitive to scents, this may be too much for you. This lotion absorbs into the skin rather quickly and doesn’t feel heavy at all, which I think is a must for the summer time. I found my makeup to apply very easily and smoothly over this moisturizer. The only thing I don’t like is that it doesn’t contain any SPF, so you have to make sure to use sunscreen before applying this lotion. I use this moisturizer both morning and night.

The combination of the facial wash and lotion really helped clear up my skin! I found these products were able to keep my face matte for about 5 hours before needing a light touch-up or use of a blotting sheet. Other facial moisturizers usually make my skin more oily so I would find myself needing to blot just 2 to 3 hours after finishing my makeup. I decided to get only the travel size of the facial wash because I still love my Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, but I already purchased the full-size of the Tea Tree one for when my skin decides to break out again. I highly recommend checking out the Tea Tree line at The Body Shop if you have acne-prone, oily skin.

 

Ingredients:

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash – Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Allantoin, Citric Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Benzophenone-4, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Limonene, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Caramel, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion – Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Laureth-4, Citral, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Tocopherol.

 

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash (travel size)

 

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion

 

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion

 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash retails for $4 for the 2-oz travel size or $12 for the 8.4-oz full size at the The Body Shop and Ulta.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion retails for $13.50 for 1.69-oz (one size) at The Body Shop and Ulta.

 

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