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 have 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 used 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?
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