Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask



I've been having a few skin problems recently where I tend to break out a lot on my chin. I was frantically trying to find something to soothe the problem. This is when my friend Becky gave me this face mask as a present. Looking over it, it looked completely ideal for my skin type. I love the smell of tea tree and used to have regular tea tree facials in my younger teens. Therefore my hopes were high that this would resemble those facials and I could do it at home for half the cost.

I immediately delved in and put a generous helping of this green face mask all over my face, as directed in the description. You are recommended to leave this on for 10-15 minutes before removing it with warm water. The instructions say that the mask won't dry but it will still work wonders.

Whilst waiting for the 10 minutes to be up, I decided to go on a review website and see what other people thought of this mask. I figured that I probably should have done this prior to actually applying it but, as they say, better late than never. After reading a few reviews I got the consensus that a lot of people weren't pleased with the results. They claimed that the mask left their skin feeling soft and supple for a few hours but then their skin became oilier than ever and they started to break out. People also claimed that it brought any cystic acne you have to the surface - every girls nightmare!

However, there were a few good reviews claiming that if the mask worked for you, it would do wonders and you would be thankful that you had found it. Therefore I decided to leave the mask on for the allotted 10 minutes before removing it, in the hope that I would be one of the lucky few that enjoyed the mask. In this time I found that the mask did dry out, contradicting the instructions. I found that a lot of people experienced this when browsing the review site. This made me wonder about whether I had applied enough product but I concluded that I wouldn't have wanted to apply any more to my face, regardless of the outcome.

Unfortunately I didn't gain any of the positive benefits from using this product. My face didn't feel overly soft and within a few hours it felt quite oily. On the other hand, I was happy that I didn't seem to have any spots appear. Little did I know that when I woke up the next morning I would have some heading towards the skin surface which gradually got worse over the coming days.

I haven't touched this face mask since and feel no inclination to in future. Having said this, I feel that it was worth giving it a go. After all, everyones skin reacts differently and you have to find out what suits you.

If you have used any of the Tea Tree products from The Body Shop, please let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear if it worked for you, or whether you are like me and didn't get along with it very well.

6 comments:

  1. I've tried this in the past - it didn't make my skin oily as I have very dry skin but I wasn't very impressed, I didn't see a big difference.

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    1. Yeah. People who said they had dry skin didn't see an increase in oil either but it didn't seem to work very well. So that's interesting! xxo

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  2. Oh golly, i will avoid this! I love their tea tree pore minimiser and tea tree oil!

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Ah really? The pore minimiser sounds interesting. Might check that out! Thanks hun xxo

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  3. I've heard that some facemasks are meant to do this deliberately so that spots are brought to the surface and heal more quickly, oddly enough x

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    1. How odd! Though I guess if everything is brought to the surfacce, your skin will become clear when its gone. Though I don't really see that myself. xxo

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