Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Product Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Body Wash

At a Glance:
Price: RM29.90 / US$13
Weight: 250ml / 8.4 US Fl. Oz.
Made in: UK
Likes: Non drying, cleanses skin well, does help prevent pimples! :D
Gripes: Not a fan of the smell, doesn't cure existing pimples.
Repurchase: Yes!

Ingredients (Taken from their website):
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Chloride, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Glycerin, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Citric Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Hydroxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Tocopherol, Caramel, Yellow 5, Blue 1.

Product Description:

Taken from their website:

Best if you want to: Feel clean and revitalized with an invigorating shower gel that leaves you with zesty, fresh scent.

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.

Texture & Scent:

This product is probably more gelish in texture than the other shower gels from The Body Shop. It foams up quite abit:

This smells just like tea tree oil! lol! :D


This shower gel comes in the usual plastic bottle with a flip top cap.

Price & Availability:
This blemish gel is priced at RM29.90 / US$13.00, and is available all year round at all The Body Shop outlets! :)

My $0.02:

I bought this one together with the Blemish Gel, hoping that this will cure my backne, after hearing my colleague raved about how this product cured hers!

So did this cure my backne?

Unfortunately it didn't! As expected, things that wash off do not really have a lasting effect on the skin! :(

However, this DOES work to prevent back acne. After my serious bout of stress-induced backne (that left me scarred T_T) healed, i stopped using this because i don't like the scent. Within a few days, i had several pesky tiny bumps on my back already. After zapping those with some topical medication, I now use this daily, so far so good, no backne. yet.

With school work picking up and my stress levels skyrocketing, lets see if this continues to work for me! Lol! I'll report back if it doesn't! I'll probably pick up a bottle when I run out, or I might just try the cheaper anti-bacterial body washes available in the market! :D


  1. This is the only solution for my back acne :). Love to read your reviews.

  2. Glad to hear that it works for you! :D

    It does work to prevent acne for me, i just wish that its cheaper! Haha! :D

  3. i think the tea tree scent is an acquired one, have to get used to it!

    i have the tea tree facial wash, and i love it when my skin go crazy oily and with pimples popping up, it helps to reduce the oiliness and preventing pimples getting any bigger/ more.

    if i used it on normal days, it's a little drying for me >.<

  4. oo I love this, it's my de facto choice in between all the other facial washes I try out.. ;)

  5. Plue: haha... still don't like it after all these years! >.<

    Oohh! Then i should stay away from the facial wash la, since my skin is kinda whacked and dry now.

  6. Thanks for the review. I'm glad it helps to prevent your acne.

  7. Bee: icic! :D Come to think of it, i don't actually have a default facial cleanser to fall back unto! >.<

  8. Gio: most welcome! Yeah, i just wish it was cheaper! Hehehe! :D

  9. I've not tried this before, but tea tree oil scent does not bother me. :) I did like some of the other Body Shop stuff I've used. Speaking of which, I've not stepped into The Body Shop in a while...

  10. You and I both. I find their staff quite off-putting tbh. >.<

  11. Hi Jenn,
    Have you been using any creams/gels for backacne ? please help me out i started getting backacne recently


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