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The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser


The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser review and swatch
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser review and swatch
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser review and swatch

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser: £7.50


Update: As of July 2019, it is now discontinued 🙁

I’ve been looking for the ideal makeup base suited for oily and spot prone skin. All primers I have come across only claims to mattify and it either breaks me out or the oil control was disappointing. I needed to expand my horizons and not specifically look for primers. After being recommended this, I had decided to take the plunge. I haven’t stopped using it ever since.

I don’t suffer from large or noticeable pores therefore I cannot comment on the main feature, minimising pores. When applied to the face, avoiding the eye area, it sinks in well and leaves a smooth canvas, ready for makeup. There is a slight refreshing feel and is also not heavy on the skin. A little goes a long way with this and have noticed if you rub it into the skin too well, it will start to rub off.

I haven’t seen this aggravating spots that were already there nor has it broken me out. I’d like to think the tea tree oil in this helps this. It doesn’t dry out my skin but it sometimes accentuates some dry patches I may have. It doesn’t bother me as oil control is my number criteria. I just make sure the dry patches are moisturised well. This doesn’t have the greasy, silicone feel like primers have. The tea tree smell isn’t as strong as the other products within the range. I quite like the smell myself. If you’re not too fond of it, it will disappear shortly after.

I apply this after moisturiser then wait a minute or two before applying makeup. Once I’m dolled up, my skin is oil-free for the rest of the day. I could go through a working day without blotting. Makeup is still intact and is the best makeup base I have ever used.

I would definitely repurchase this 100% and keep repurchasing it. If you’re oily and have spot prone skin, I highly recommend this.

Have you tried this primer before? Are there any primers you are currently loving?

26 comments so far.

26 responses to “The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser”

  1. my cup of beauty says:

    I think The Body Shop used to be a way better brand couple of years back. I have the green tree bb cream and don't like it at all. It leaves dry patches and I gave this product couple of chances as I thought it is something else causing dryness but it only happens when using this BB cream and I normally don't have dry skin. Some products however I still love from this brand.



  2. Nia Everal says:

    I might have to run out and get this. I need something for my oily skin…. I've tried so many products to mattify it but the oiliness always prevails in a couple of hours, lol. I was going to try the Hourglass or Becca Primer but I'll give this inexpensive recommendation a try first. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. l a u r l a u u ✿ says:

    Wow I've been using alot of tea tree products, now I really want to try this out now since it's a primer too! Great Review hun!

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

  4. Angeline Lee says:

    I've used stuff from their collection but they broke me out!

  5. Ramida Dusdeevutikul says:

    love to try this!


  6. Sayantini Bhattacharya says:

    I am currently using The Body Shop's Tea Tree Skin Clearing toner and quite loving it. Would love to try but this particular product from their Tea Tree range is not available in my country. Nicely reviewed 🙂

  7. Ellie Dickinson says:

    I've heard so much about this! I definitely need to try it.

  8. Vivian Yuen says:

    I have oily skin!! Gonna pop into Body Shop to have a try!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  9. beautyqueenuk says:

    I like the sound of this except for the Tea Tree Oil which I really don't like x

  10. Ying says:

    I actually finished using this last week 🙂 Probably the only primer that I have finished. I love the smell and the sleek packaging of this. However, my skin has become a little bit more dehydrated so I have switched onto the Clinique superprimer which is more moisturising and does a good job making my makeup longer lasting!

    Great post, Have a lovely day ♥

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  11. Karis Brelsford says:

    I think I might have an allergy to Tea Tree, but I do like a pore minimising primer. KBxx

  12. Laura - Alagoz says:

    I love this stuff! I have used up 2 tubes of it already, it reminds me to get it more x

    Pink Frenzy

  13. Isabella Wong says:

    I was looking at their tea tree collection the other day but ummed and arrred and ended up not buying anything :p I've never tried primer before so maybe I shoudl start with this 🙂 x
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  14. Jacqueline M. says:

    you make me wanna buy this!!! ><


  15. Popiah C says:

    though tea tree is famous for calming acne-prone skin, I cannot seem to take it sadly 🙁

  16. Kristina Maggiora says:

    This is literally next on my list. It sounds amazing.

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  17. Leesha Starr says:

    I don't use primers and haven't for a while. This looks really good though.

  18. ♥Sarah♥ says:

    Now that's a good product! Which I love to try out! =)

  19. Ling Tan says:

    Base on your review I am tempted to try it.. Been hunting for a new Bb cream to replace my laneigh and this might be it..

  20. Katrina Centeno says:

    I have read good reviews on their tea tree oil line. It is quite expensive though but with your review, it must be worth the price.

  21. Chaicy Style A Pastiche says:

    I have heard amazing review on the Tea Tree Pore minimiser but sadly haven't had the chance to experience it! Your review makes me wana try it too although it's a lil too expensive

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  22. Louise Smith says:

    I've been looking at picking this one up myself, and I think you may have just talked me into it 🙂 Great review Nicol

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

  23. Fatemah Sajwani says:

    This is amazing. I used it once and fell in love with it. Thanks for reminding me that I need to update my to-buy list.

  24. Tamanna Islam says:

    I'm currently loving laura mercier foundation primer.
    i have noticed everyone like this bodyshop primer, I'm yet to try… but seems like i have to try this!

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  25. Sounds like a great product. I've never tried it, because it's not made for my skin type.

  26. Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati says:

    the body shop tea tree series is very good for face treatment.
    most of them make a good review about it.

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