OK, so sue me for the clickbaity title but it CLEARLY worked…amirite? I’m right.
I’ve never been down with the kids and focused too much on the trendy products that are hip on the scene (on that note: what even is a Glossier? Is it pronounced like something that is more glossy, or does it have a fancy accent?).
This product is not something that will be flooding your insta feeds any time soon cos it’s not glam and happenin’ but HOT DAMN it’s an amazing product if like me you get the sexy issue of occasional spots that don’t reside on your face but instead on your back, legs and sometimes arms.
The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil Skin Clearing Body Wash entered my life some time ago when Liam bought a bottle of it for himself and obv like any A* girlfriend would, I just had to give it a try.
My first reaction upon opening it was that it had a stronger scent than expected, but it’s not unpleasant. After the initial “I WAS NOT EXPECTING SUCH FRAGRANCE”, you realise it’s actually pretty nice and you want it all up on ya.
As you lather it over your body and breathe in the freshness, you realise that the £7.00 for a body wash is WELL worth it and maybe you’ll buy your own bottle next time instead of stealing your boyfriend’s. Plus, a little goes a long way if you use one of those puffy ball things to scrub with which I 100% recommend.
Whenever I think of Tea Tree Oil products, I assume they are going to dry out my skin. After all, pure tea tree oil works a darn treat when a mountain decides to set up camp on my chin. But this body wash isn’t drying at all, and always makes my skin feel soft after using it. It doesn’t leave any feeling of residue either which is definitely a plus. You end up just feeling super fresh and clean and even a little bit tingly!
There are a couple of downsides to this product though. Firstly, it contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate which tbh is only bad news if you have a sensitivity to it. Some people with eczema and dermatitis do so I figured it was worth mentioning. I happen to have both and never have issues with this product, but you may be different.
The second issue comes in the form of the packaging. The flip lid can be a little tough to open with wet slippery hands. Unless I am just a weakling, in which case you’ll be fine – but on the first bottle we bought we managed to completely mess up the top of it with overzealous flipping of the cap. Oops.
I’ll finish up my thoughts on another positive, and something that is starting to mean more to me as a conscious consumer and fan of The Body Shop – this product is cruelty-free and if that’s not a reason to at least give it a go, idk what is.