The Body Shop Tea Tree Range

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Yet again The Body Shop have brought out new products. I’m enjoying this new direction The Body Shop seems to be taking and I always enjoy seeing what they’ll do next. I previously blogged about their Oils of Life range here and the Drops of Youth range here. The Body Shop has always had tea tree in their range but they’ve added new products to the popular line up. The Body Shop’s tea tree range is designed specifically for people with blemished (that includes black and white heads) and oily skin.

I no longer get break outs like I did when I was younger. I do occasionally get hormonal spots around my jaw line though so I always have tea tree in the house. (In case you haven’t tried it Savlon is also brilliant at tackling spots). What I do get is an oily t-zone with enlarged pores on my nose and some blackheads so I was interested to see how the new 3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask* would do as well as the Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner*.

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I’ll begin with the newest product The Body Shop 3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask*. For those who love multi-tasking products this will be right up your street. I love multi-taskers, they just save time faffing about with different products. The 3-in-1 wash/scrub/mask contains foaming kaolin clay, volcanic minerals and Community Trade Tea Tree Oil to help cleanse, reduce the appearance of pores/blackheads, and mattify the skin. Initially I was a bit underwhelmed by this product but the more I use it the more I like it. The main problem I had was that there’s very little distinction between the wash and scrub. It’s a manual scrub so there’s little exfoliant particles there which are still present when used as a wash. However! I discovered it’s more to do with how you use it that makes the wash/scrub more distinct. The wash works well with a decent amount of water mixed with around a pea size squirt of product. This gives a nice lather, but it still remains a light scrub. To use it as a scrub it’s best to dampen the face with some water then apply the product in circular motions. I found this needs a good rinse to remove all the scrub after. It’s a good scrub though, my face felt smooth and refined after use with little irritation.

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I’ve used The Body Shop 3-in-1 Wash Scrub Mask* a couple of times now as a mask. The first time I used it I put it on my whole face which was a bad move. It was far too strong for my sensitive skin. It didn’t leave it red or anything but it’s strong. So the second time I applied it to my t-zone and jawline which was a much wiser decision. After use my skin felt much fresher and looked noticeably clearer. So if you have sensitive or easily irritated skin I’d do a little patch test first. I think I’d probably use this mask either once a week or once every two weeks as a clarifying mask. But as I said I don’t really get spots so it all depends on where you’re skin’s at on how many times you want to use it. 

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Next is one of The Body Shop’s beauty gems Tea Tree Oil*. I love tea tree oil, it’s a brilliant targeted treatment for spots (also works well on cuts and minor infections too). You just need the smallest amount of tea tree oil applied directly to soothe and reduce spots. Also, as the leading facialist Vanda Serrador says you can use it as a pre-treatment for when you feel spots erupting, to use : “pour 2 litres of room temperature water into a clean sink and add 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil. Dip a wash cloth into the water and press it gently against your skin. Once the affected areas have been covered apply the 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask, leave it for 5-10 minutes and remove with clean water” et voila! the antibacterial properties will help battle breakouts. 

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Finally is the best selling product The Body Shop Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner*. I found this toner to be quite a powerful product, so use a little of this initially to see how you fair. I’ve been using this once a day in the morning, any more I think would be too much for my skin. What I like best about this product is that it immediately makes my skin look clearer, it seems to have a noticeable effect on my pores. Also, the warmer weather (and when I’m coming to a period) makes my skin oiler so this toner mattifies nicely. But like I said I would go easy with it initially as it can pack quite a punch.

Are you a fan of The Body Shop’s Tea Tree range?

*PR Sample



  1. August 17, 2016 / 8:57 am

    This looks great! I'd be tempted to switch the Oils of Life essence lotion for the tea tree toner when I'm done with my second bottle…

    Lis / last year's girl x

    • August 17, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      I really like it but a little really does go a long way with this! I made the mistake of drenching the cotton pad, pls dont do that

  2. August 17, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Is the formula of this repackaged one the same with the old one?
    I used Tea Tree range before but stopped because they're too strong for my skin, leaving it with tingle and burn sensation. But I noticed it helps reducing spots, so, if this one has different formula, I might try and give it a go.

    Selene Addicted

    • August 17, 2016 / 1:31 pm

      I've seen comments that the toner is reformulated but I did find if you use to much it's too much for my skin but a little bit on a cotton pad is excellent. The tea tree oil is just repackaged I think, hope that helps!

  3. August 17, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Really liked this post! I've been using the tea tree face wash and toner for a while now and it's worked really well on my oily skin! Will definitely try out the tea tree oil after reading this, had no idea how helpful it is with reducing spots!

    • August 17, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      thank you! I find it also soothes them as well, definitely worth having a bottle in the house as it's a great multitasker 🙂

  4. August 21, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    I bought the Wash.Scrub.Mask and was disappointed with it. As you said there's very little distinction between the wash and the scrub as the scrubby bits will always be there and even just using it as a wash/scrub it was too strong for my sensitive skin. I've passed it onto a friend because it's no good for me x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    • August 21, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      yeah I didnt think much of it initially but I've managed to get it working for me. But it's definitely strong, all the range is I think.

  5. August 30, 2016 / 10:40 am

    I have the Tea Tree Oil and I love it. I;ve actually been using mine to heal my tragus piercing and it's worked a treat! I should probably start using it on my spots too 😀 x
    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

  6. September 6, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    I have a very oily, sensitive, acne and allergy prone skin. Always heard great reviews and comments about tea tree oil, that works wonders on spots, but a lil bit scary because of my sensitive skin. This range looks great, but you recommend it for my skin type? or is too harsh? x

    Kat |

    • September 6, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      It might be too harsh if you have especially sensitive skin, a sample might be worth a go though if they have any to try but they also do camomile range that might be more suited to you. It's very gentle and soothing, the camomile cleansing oil is particularly nice 🙂

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