I may be a little reluctant to admit it, but yes, my quest for ideal skin is still ongoing. I know, I know, I promised there would be some variation beauty posts soon, but, alas my ever growing skincare addiction seems to be having none of it.
I am a very fussy self confessed skincare addict. Or should I say, my skin is a very fussy skincare addict and likes/loves/always lets me know if it doesn't like something! So when looking for a new skin care product, whether it be a cleanser, a face wash or a toner, the product needs to tick all of the skincare boxes. What good is a product that makes you look like a greasy red-faced devil?
Previously, I was using the Garnier Pure Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash but as much as I liked it, I don't think it was for me. As I said in the review, its not bad, but its not 'Oh my god I can never ever use another face wash again' kind of good. It did the job-my face felt clean and refreshed, but the 'wow factor' simply wasn't there for me.
When I picked up last months issue of 'Glamour' magazine, I was pleasantly surprised to find a secret gift card to the Body Shop inside. Secret, you ask? Secret indeed. Every gift card had a value of either £3, £15 or £100. As much as I wished on (imaginary) shooting stars for it to contain the 'biggun', fate was unfortunately not on my side. But hey, I still ended up with an unexpected £3 to spend in The body shop!
I decided to try out the Body Shop Tea Tree oil skin clearing Face Wash which I have read various reviews on and have thus wanted to try out for a long long time. Due to a rather forgetful nature, or being overwhelmed by choice, whenever I enter the body shop I always end up forgetting to pick this up. But oh boy am I glad to finally have this face wash sitting proudly in my bathroom.
As you can guess, I suppose I love this face wash a tincy wincy bit. Okay, that is an absolute, utter lie. I love, adore, worship, yes, you name it, this face wash. If you think of the most gentle yet refreshing but lovely thing in the world then you're certainly on the right track.
The face wash comes in a plastic bottle - none of this silly fancy packaging business to worry about - its practical and does the job. Normally, I hate washing my face as I often see it as a chore when using the wrong face wash. A flooded bathroom floor, wet hair and sodden pyjama sleeves are not my cup of tea. Yet somehow this face wash seems to come off with one swipe of a wet flannel - its brilliant.
I know a million people would run a mile if you suggested putting some sort of oil on their face. Tea tree oil has been around for years and is particularly well known for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-viral as well as acne-combatting properties. Putting the two words 'oil' and 'acne treatment' in one sentence should *hopefully* never cause such a look of horror again!
This tea tree facial wash smells of bananas. Just kidding. The tea tree scent is not too overpowering, although the scent does not linger on the skin as expected after use. I personally love the smell of tea tree yet I know others aren't big fans. To me, it makes me feel reminiscent as it smells of my Nan's medicine cupboard; weird but oddly true.
The product itself is lovely on the skin as once mixed with water it gains a creamy consistency. This helps to gently wash away the daily grime and impurities (aka 'yucky' bits). When you massage it into the skin, a mild minty-tingle sensation occurs, but its far from unpleasant. It helps to wake me up at 6 in the morning on a school day!
Luckily for those of you with sensitive faces, the product isn't too harsh on the skin but it does feel quite revitalised after use.
Will I purchase this product again? Do I even have to consider this? Yes to the moon and back!
Have you tried this face wash or anything from the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil range?