The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Care Range | Mini Review

 

Today we’re talking about some of the best anti-acne skin care products out there …

The Tea Tree Range by The Body Shop

If you’ve been with me for a while now, you’ll know that my skin has been troublesome for over a year. Out of nowhere I had this really terrible acne bout that to be honest has gotten better over the last couple of months (touchwood), but has still not completely left me alone (sadly)!

If you’ve ever experienced adult acne, you will know that it’s not easy to treat, and so when I was looking everywhere for answers as to why my skin was acting up & products that could help calm it down & maybe even treat my skin, I came across The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Care Range.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Care Range Review

These products have been a part of my skincare routine for months & months now, so I thought I’d share them with you.

 

The Body Shop TEA TREE SQUEAKY CLEAN SCRUB

The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub Review

“This skin-clearing facial scrub combines micro-fine exfoliants with bursting beads to help unclog pores without over-drying. Use a few times a week for skin that feels super clean and instantly smooth.

  • Suitable for blemished skin
  • Skin instantly feels soft, smooth and super clean
  • Pores look visibly clearer and face feels purified”

 

I’ve been religiously using this as a face-wash for the last year & it’s gentle enough for daily exfoliation. I use it everyday in the morning and follow it up with the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner.

It smells very fresh & invigorating…. wakes me up & really does what it says- make my skin feel squeaky clean!

 

The Body Shop TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING TONER

The body shop tea tree skin clearing toner review

“This refreshing toner for blemished skin gives a beautifully matte, shine-free finish. 

  • Removes traces of make-up, cleanser and impurities 
  • Mattifying powders leave skin shine-free 
  • Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin”

 

This is Step 2 in my skin care routine. I usually shake the bottle to activate the toner and either take a splash on my bare (read CLEAN) hands & tap it into my skin using my fingers or I’ll douse a cotton pad with the toner & apply on my skin.

My skin definitely feels tingly when I use this toner & I’ve also noticed it feels dry…like it’s craving some moisture….so if you already have dry skin – beware!

 

The Body Shop TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING LOTION & TEA TREE BLEMISH FADE NIGHT LOTION

The Body Shop TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING LOTION & TEA TREE BLEMISH FADE NIGHT LOTION

“A light, non-oily moisturising lotion for blemished skin. For use after your Tea Tree cleansing regime.

  • Provides lightweight hydration
  • Easily absorbed
  • With shine control for a matte finish
  • Antibacterial action
  • Clinically proven to give clear skin”

AND

“A lightweight, soothing gel-crème for blemished skin. 

  • Replenishes moisture overnight 
  • Leaves skin looking matte 
  • Antibacterial action 
  • Clinically proven to give clearer-looking skin”

 

Step 3 is to follow up with a good moisturiser & give the skin a hydration boost. Both of these lotions are quite creamy in texture & sink into the skin quickly.

 

The Body Shop TEA TREE OIL

The body shop tea tree oil review
“Targeted care for blemished skin. Can be used direct on skin. 

  • Soothing 
  • Has antibacterial properties 
  • Does not dry out skin”

 

The last step in my daily skin care routine is this oil. I use it over active acne as well as blemishes. I feel it does quite a brilliant job at calming my breakouts & also helps them dry quicker.

Personally, I’ve mixed this oil in with my lotions for the day-time & also in my foundation several times & it does work beautifully.

 

The Body Shop TEA TREE FACE MASK

The Body Shop TEA TREE FACE MASK review

“This instantly cooling face mask cleanses, soothes and refreshes the skin. 

  • Helps remove impurities 
  • Absorbs excess oil 
  • Soothes skin”

 

I love this mask for several reasons – yes, it’s instantly refreshing & cooling on the skin… it really soothes my skin & the best part about this tea tree mask is that it doesn’t dry & tug at your skin like traditional face masks.

I use it once a week & leave it on for about half an hour. You can either rinse it with lukewarm water or I feel personally for me it works better if I take a face towel, soak it in warm water & then gently rub it off my skin (it helps to exfoliate).

 

The Body Shop TEA TREE FLAWLESS BB CREAM

The body shop TEA TREE FLAWLESS BB CREAM review

“Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya. – Blemishes and imperfections are instantly covered – Lightweight formula gives shine-free complexion – 3 shades blend seamlessly into all skin tones for natural-looking coverage”

 

If i’m honest, I’m not in love with this bb cream. I use Shade 02 & feel that their shade range is very small so it’s difficult to find a perfect match. Also, I feel the formula to be quite drying & to top that it sticks to dry patches on the skin.

One way that this works for me is if I mix a few drops of the Tea Tree oil with it or the Day-time Lotion.

So that’ll be all for today…. let me know if you’ve tried any of these products or any other range from The Body Shop & what your experiences have been. I honestly LOVE this brand & I think I’m going to stick with it for a veryyyy long time 🙂

 

xoxo

 

Calvin Klein Downtown Review

 

“Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance.”

-Christopher Poindexter

 

You can probably tell I’m on a perfume review roll at the moment…yes!… I can’t help but want to share with you my love for beautiful fragrances and hope that it helps those of you who are looking to add to their collection 🙂

Today I have for you a fragrance I have a major love-hate relationship … Calvin Klein Downtown. I spotted this fragrance 2 years ago on my way back from Dubai and the pink bottle was perhaps what drew me to try it 🙂

calvin klein downtown Review

I usually always spend an hour at the duty free sniffing fragrances…trying them on and that’s where I buy them most of the time. On this trip though, hubby boy and I had gone overboard purchasing Swiss Arabia Attar’s and Oud (will be reviewing those soon) and I really did NOT need another fragrance addition, but what can I say – a girl’s never got too many perfumes! ;P

Let’s get to it right away then… what’s Downtown by Calvin Klein like?

Downtown is described as a Citrus, White Floral, Fruity, Sweet, Aquatic & Woody Scent.

calvin klein downtown

Let me just start off by saying it’s a beautiful scent…clean, fresh, floral and fruity….very feminine and very sophisticated. Even though this fragrance was aimed at a younger crowd that prefers girly, sweet fragrances, I’d say this perfume can easily be worn by an older woman (hey I’m 30!). Perfect for a day at work, a cup of coffee or an evening out with friends, this one is an absolute all-rounder!

CK Downtown is a floral-woody and you can smell flowers with aquatic plum right off after you spray it on. Next comes the pepper & violet, but you still have the petals in the heart notes followed by a gorgeous dry down of cedar and musk.

calvin klein downtown

Top Notes: Italian Lemon, Bergamot, Tunisian Neroli, Green Pear, Watery Plum 

Middle Notes: Pink Pepper, Violet Leaf, Gardenia Petals 

Base Notes: Texan Cedar, Incense, Vetiver, Velvet Musk

 

I fell in love with the simplicity and classic design of this fragrance and more so the fact that it is still so modern and fresh. The clear, pale pink bottle has a minimalistic design and what makes this different is the gorgeous silver crown/cap that has a bright pink gloss lining! ❤

calvin klein downtown

 

Calvin Klein Downtown is my loveliest Everyday Essential! It’s a very safe fragrance to wear and the one I spray on days when I’m working from home or running errands.

If you’re a sucker for clean, modern, fresh scents – CK Downtown is for you! The only drawback I see with this CK perfume is the longevity and sillage – I’d say moderate to poor 😦

Downtown lasts on my skin for a maximum of 3-4 hours and even then I’m not sure if anybody but me can smell it…such a shame for such a gorgeous fragrance. But then again, let’s look at the bright side – if you like EDT more than EDP and love light perfumes that are non-offensive and over the top, then Calvin Klein Downtown is perfect for you!

With that being said, let it not put you off…. the next time you’re browsing the perfume section, give this a whiff and see how it works on your skin…you never know – CK Downtown might just turn out to be a LOVE for you!

And don’t forget to let me know your thoughts on Downtown if you own it!

Until next time

xoxo

 

*Check out my other perfume reviews*

Moschino Funny!

Roberto Cavalli Exotica 

 

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