Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Body Shop Tea Tree Clearing Lotion Review

Recently while picking up some stuff from the new range at TBS,“ Virgin Mojito” which has hit the Indian stores recently I picked up their Tea Tree Clearing lotion which I have been eyeing for quite some time but never bought since my other moisturizers were still left in huge quantity( quite a few of them)and I really wanted to just finish up most of them before buying any more.
Alright so let’s get started!!!
INR 995/- for 50 ml
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
My skin is typically normal except in summer when my T-zone tends to get oily. So considering its started to get hotter here in Mumbai and my skin now behaves like a combination skin this was the apt time to try this product. This lotion has a gel like formula which means it certainly is less heavy, soothing and mattifying which is what I want while at work plus the main ingredient is tea tree oil known for its blemish/acne fighting property( although I have none.. touch WOOD ). On application this lotion absorbs rather quickly however each time I use it this lotion does sting for a while. This product also made my skin super dry, flaky and occasionally also developed red patches (didn’t really have breakouts but…).Also my skin didn’t feel enough moisturised.This lotion also has a very strong tea tree oil scent which I personally like but some may have a problem with that being too strong. As mentioned earlier it definitely mattifies my skin and keeps the oil at bay for good 6-7 hours which works but for at that price I’d rather use maybe a primer or try something else to keep oiliness under control.
Packaging wise, not too bad as it comes in a traditional TBS tube with a flap cap packaging, which for some may be a problem as it is not very travel friendly. That being said since I have this lotion and I rarely throw my products even the ones which I do not like I have found a way to use this up. I wear my regular moisturiser and top it up with this lotion. That way it does not sting, there are no dry, red patches plus it also keep my skin oil free :)
PS: My boyfriend has extremely oily skin with some acne marks as well and I insisted him to try as I just wanted to see how this lotion behaved on an oily skin. He surprisingly did not have any burning or irritation post application neither was there any red patches. He’s used it for good 2 weeks now but I do not see any signs of  the acne marks fading although it keeps his skin oil free for about 4 hours (not bad I'd say)
So for me, I don’t think I will buy this lotion again but I will suggest oily skinned beauties to give it a try.
Rating: 2/5

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