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
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 :)
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.