The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution

The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution review
The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution review

THE ANSWER FOR OILY, SPOT PRONE SKIN?

I had visited The Body Shop store in Leeds without the intention of purchasing anything for myself. As there was a 3 for 2 deal on at the time, my sister couldn’t pick out a third product then I saw this product. It was shouting my name and now we’re here. On the box, it states:

After 1st use – Skin feels purified, soothed and looks oil-free.
After 7 days – Overall appearance of skin is improved. Skin looks clearer, smoother and healthier, with no pore-clogging effect.
After 4 weeks: Skin looks and feels purified, clearer, smoother, healthier, clarified, mattified, soothed, with reduced redness and imperfections.

Usually, The Body Shop’s Tea Tree range is a godsend for me, unfortunately, this didn’t agree with me. I’m so sad about this especially after reading all of the positive reviews online.

I needed 3 drops for my whole face after toner. The consistency is watery, non greasy and does has a slight cooling effect upon application. It does have a noticeable tea tree scent which may be a bit too much for some. I quite like the scent as I think it’s quite refreshing, or maybe I’m use to it. The solution was absorbed into the instantly without leaving a greasy or sticky feel. It is actually soothing and was instantly mattified. It can be drying at the same time.

I had used this in the evening for the first time and woke up with some painful spots on my cheeks but didn’t think much of it. Had used it in my morning skincare routine and my skin had started to feel a bit dry after moisturising. A few hours later, my face was a greasy mess and had felt really uncomfortable. After using it for a week, I had broken out even more and didn’t see a decrease in spots and sebum production. I had to blot more frequently on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I couldn’t hack it any longer and had stopped using it after a week.

I had the same experience with their toner and the common ingredient in the toner and this solution is alcohol denat. I had spoken to The Body Shop assistance about this and she said it’s natural due to the tea tree oil and that it wasn’t the alcohol causing this. I was adamant it was the alcohol as some of their other products in their Tea Tree range, that doesn’t contain it, doesn’t make my skin worse. Once I’ve stopped using this, my skin has gotten a lot better and is back to normal now.

I do love the bottle and the dropper. For some strange reason, I always love a product that has a dropper. It makes me feel like a scientist. Oh the little things. If you have oily skin yet are sensitive to alcohol, this isn’t for you. This comes in 30ml and 50ml bottles.

What’s you’re favourite facial serum?

22 Comments

  1. 15th February 2017 / 5:32 am

    oh no, can't believe this broke you out, I'd always thought tea tree did the opposite of that.

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

  2. 15th February 2017 / 9:56 am

    That's a shame you didn't get the results you wanted from this. I've not tried this before but tend to stick to Liz Earle and Emma Hardie when it comes to skincare x

  3. 15th February 2017 / 10:45 am

    It's a shame you didn't like this. I use the tea tree range and like it, i haven't used this particular product though. I suggest that instead of this, use the tea tree oil as that is great x

  4. 15th February 2017 / 2:12 pm

    It's a shame u didn't get on with it. I've not tried there tea tree range but it does sound like it must be the alcohol in it if the other products the range without it are fine on u.

  5. 15th February 2017 / 5:26 pm

    It's really too bad this product had such a bad reaction on your skin. It definitely sounds like the alcohol is the ingredient that is causing the reaction since the other tea tree products without alcohol don't cause this for you.

  6. 15th February 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I've had a similar issue with tea tree oil. It's too harsh for my skin.

  7. 15th February 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Aww, that's a shame! I really have had similar issues before as well with many skin products. I have super sensitive skin which makes it pretty tough to find a good product.

    Xo,

    Megan at Lush to Blush

  8. 15th February 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I love products with droppers too but I have the same problem, I can't use tea tree as it irritates my skin xx

  9. 15th February 2017 / 8:55 pm

    what a shame that it didnt work for you. I hate when products make your skin break out! x

  10. 15th February 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Body shop skincare never works out for me. It feels rich! I don't use oil/serum but think i should at some stage x

  11. 16th February 2017 / 9:19 am

    That's such a shame that you had such a reaction to this. I don't actually use oils and stuff but I do need to get into a routine x

  12. 16th February 2017 / 10:26 am

    Hi Nicol, Thanks for the honest review – usually I only see reviews raving about a product. It's a good reminder that things don't always suit our skin. Great that you managed to workout what might be disagreeing with you!

  13. 16th February 2017 / 10:35 am

    This sounds perfect on the website and I was thinking of picking it up – it's a good job I read your review first! I can't believe it broke you out!

  14. 16th February 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Lately I've been using a few serums from The Oridinary. Their retinol and Vit C serums are wonderful!

  15. 17th February 2017 / 3:39 am

    I have one of this sitting in my cabinet. I bought it long ago but I just don't feel like using it up to now.

  16. 17th February 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Odd how they'd use the alcohol in some of the products but not other and the others are fine, kind of makes it obvious what the problem is!

  17. 17th February 2017 / 3:43 pm

    such a shame that these didn't agree with your skin. Normally tea tree oil works wonders for me

  18. 17th February 2017 / 8:25 pm

    That's such a shame that it irritated your skin. I think you're right about the alcohol in the product irritating you.

  19. 17th February 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I found this very helpful as someone who has always struggled with oily skin. Thank you!

  20. 17th February 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Oh no! I'm sorry this product had that effect on you! I've always got on well with their tea tree products so it's a shame your experience was negative x

  21. 19th February 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Shame the results weren't good, tea tree does seem to be a hit and miss product when it comes to skincare.

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