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The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask

It's not very often I'm disappointed by a product from The Body Shop, but the Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask is definitely one of them. I decided to try this because based on what I had read about it so far I thought it might be similar to REN's ClearCalm 3 clay cleanser, which I love, but haven't repurchased because it's a little expensive for me right now. As this is only £8 and I had a £5 Love Your Body voucher it was a bit of a no brainer to give it a go.

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask

I've suffered with acne on my chin for years and although I haven't used it more recently, because I've turned to French pharmacy skincare products, something I always did use to help reduce the scaring is tea tree oil. The Body Shop have recently repackaged the little bottle of tea tree oil they sell (I do have one of the old bottles somewhere that will definitely need chucking by now!) and along with it have released a few new products, one of which is the Wash.Scrub.Mask.  

One of the main reasons I'm disappointed with this is because I can't see how it can be 3-in-1 as I don't believe you can distinguish between the wash and the scrub. It's a manual rather than chemical exfoliant, so it does contain scrubby bits (and reasonably rough scrubby bits) and I don't understand how you can use it as a wash without the scrubby bits doing their thing. For the wash the instructions say to 'apply to wet face, rinse off' and for the scrub 'massage gently onto wet skin, rinse off'. How can you 'apply to wet face' without massaging or at least just spreading it around to 'wash' the face. Am I missing something?

Also I find this really quite, let's say 'tingly', almost verging on stinging. I do have sensitive skin that can react quite easily to some things but as I mentioned above I have used tea tree a lot in the past. Because it's almost uncomfortable to use just as a wash/scrub I'm not happy to try using it as a mask because I think leaving it on my skin for any length of time might result in a reaction. 

So in general I'm basically left with a scrub. As I now tend to use chemical exfoliation over manual and already have several manual exfoliants to use up I feel like this product is a bit of a waste for me and I'm thinking I might just pass it on to somebody else who might benefit from it more. 

Will you be giving this a try?

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4 comments:

  1. Ah, that's disappointing. I hate products that sting your skin, I have really sensitive skin too so I bet I'd get the same reaction!
    Jen / Velvet Spring x

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    1. It never feels like a good sign when something stings your skin x

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  2. Hmm I've been curious about this product for the longest time! Thanks for the heads up though, I'll definitely be looking deeper into this before I buy. Amazing blog by the way, new reader here! <3

    Emily | Kaiaroes

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    1. Thanks lovely. If you're interested in trying it maybe see if they can offer you a sample to try so you can decide if it would work for you or not x

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