Thursday, July 28, 2011

Product Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Gel

At a Glance:
Price: RM29.90 / US$9
Weight: 2.5ml / 0.08 US Fl. Oz.
Made in: UK
Likes: Slim packaging - convenient to tote around
Gripes: Did nothing for my zits, the doe-foot applicator is not very hygienic, pricey
Repurchase: No


Product Description:

Best if you want to: Fight blemishes without over-drying skin with a convenient portable stick.

How it works:
Lemon tea tree and Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya contain properties that help fight blemishes and prevent new ones from forming.
Tamanu oil from Madagascar has a soothing effect and helps to calm irritation and redness.
Community Trade organic honey to soothe the skin.

Texture & Scent:

The pic above doesn't really show the texture of this blemish gel clearly, but it's the best I can capture >.< This product is essentially, gel, but it spreads easily unto my skin and sinks in quickly. Upon application, there is a cooling sensation, probably from the alcohol in it, and because this contains alcohol, I find that it stings my open wounds.

This smells just like how a tea tree product would smell like! lol! :D


This blemish gel comes in a slim wand, much like a lipgloss, and I find that it travels well.  There is a doe-foot applicator attached to the cap, which I find a little unhygienic:

Price & Availability:
This blemish gel is priced at RM29.90 / US$9.00, which i find quite overpriced for the minuscule amount you get. This product is available at all The Body Shop outlets, as well as from their website :)

My $0.02:

I was plagued with a horrendous bout of acne and bacne about 3 months ago when I was super stressed with my studies. Out of my desperation, I marched to the nearest The Body Shop outlet and left with this and the shower gel after hearing a colleague rave about how the shower gel cured her bacne!

After a few hours, when all the excitement had died down, I suddenly remembered that their much raved about Tea Tree Oil did not work for me :( My heart sank then (lol so dramatic! :P), but i figured since they have changed their packaging several times since the last time i used it, this might just work for me! :)

So did it? Unfortunately, history repeated itself - it did zilch for the zits both on my forehead and back :( And with the minuscule amount in each tube, I ran out within 1.5 weeks, making this a mistake that is a little expensive to make! >.<

While i think that a doe-foot applicator is not the most hygienic applicator there is out there, I'll have to say that I am loving the slim tube. Perhaps i might just save the tube and fill it with 100% tea tree oil from another brand for my travels! :D

To sum it all up, this product didn't work for me, so needless to say I'll not be repurchasing.


  1. They don't work for me too. But there is this blemish gel by formula 10.0.6 that is called rescue me that works for me! try tat!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I havent seen that brand around here though :(

    Will keep a lookout for it! :D

  3. Somehow for acne, I find that over the counter antibacterial/antiseptic creams are the best.

  4. Oh! I've heard about that too, but I'm abit paranoid about putting those on my face! Maybe i should try someday! :D

  5. BS tea tree oil didnt work for me too. i'm patting some bragg vinegar on my breakouts now... it seems healing.. i'm not sure whether the vinegar is working or they're healing by them self .. coz i'd stop using sunblock/makeup. normally, mine would heal by them self after i stop putting things on them that would exaggerate them. but tested that the vinegar didnt further irritates my bumps..think thy're working?! lol


  6. Oohh! Thats good. I don't really like apple cider so im abit iffy about putting it on my face despite hearing so many raves about it! :D

    It sounds like its working for you! :D

  7. The Tea Tree Oil version is the love of my life and Mr. AMW and myself finished up a LOT of bottles and I hoarded another 4! :)

    Re: the gel, I haven't tried this, thanks for your review, I think the Oil is more concentrated? and it really depends on the zit, I find Tea Tree Oil works better if your zit "is just starting to sprout" if its full blown zit, then it won't be working much!

  8. Yeah i remember you buying those bottles!! :D :D

    Yeah, the oil is definitely more concentrated, but I guess it wasn't concentrated enough for me! lol! Looks like its back to 100% tea tree oil for me! :D


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