Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Body Shop 'Tea Tree Face Mask' and 'Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash'

A few weeks ago, I was kindly invited to a Body Shop party and having never attending one before I didn't know quite what to expect. I've always liked the products from The Body Shop, but never really looked at the wider range. The party I went to was based on make-up, and there were some really lovely products to try and buy, I could have spent loads. In the end I didn't really buy much make-up, but what I did I will blog about another time. The products I want to talk about are two Tea Tree products from their skincare range...

First is the 'Tea Tree Face Mask' which was £9.00. Now personally for a face mask I do think this is pretty expensive, BUT I think its worth it. It says on the pot to leave on for 10-15 minutes but I always tend to leave masks on for a bit longer. When applied to the skin, it instantly gives a cooling, soothing feeling which is what it says on the pot. It's not too thick, and doesn't dry up and make your face feel tight which I'm glad about. If you don't like the tea tree scent, then stay away as it is quite a strong and overpowering smell. It claims to help remove impurities and absorb excess oil, and to be honest it did leave my skin feeling lovely and soft, with no sign of blemishes. Overall, I do really like this face mask, I prefer the texture to other face masks aswell because its quite lightweight, definitely recommend!

Second is the 'Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash' which was £5.50. I do suffer terribly from blackheads, and after using 'Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub' which I must say made no difference whatsoever to my skin, I needed a new blackhead scrub, so decided to buy this one. For £5.50 it is a good little product and even after one use my skin felt a lot cleaner. It contains crushed apricot seeds, but one negative is, I don't think it has enough in it, and I love products which have that gritty texture and it really scrubs your skin and unclogs pores. Obviously I haven't been using it long enough yet to see any proper long term effects in terms of blackheads but I am fairly positive about this product. Also, it smells lush!