Saturday, 8 September 2012

Putting my (not so) best face forward

Hi Everyone!

As most of you know I'm a big fan of The Body Shop.
One of my most fave purchases from them is there Tea Tree Oil face mask which is something I used to purchase quite often but haven't in the last 3 years (shame on me!).

It was a once-a-weekly skin treatment I would do for my skin and it would always come out glowing after being left on for 20-30mins.
I also had a very good skin routine and a healthy diet so my skin was fantastic.

I can't exactly say much for it now:

Purchased for an affordable price of NZD$25.50
I can't even begin to explain how stressed I've been which has caused my skin to breakout so badly, and these photo's are less than satisfactory after my last photo in my post I did a few days ago but then again I was wearing makeup and the above photo is a harsh reality of how good makeup can be when breakouts happen!

So a little in depth detail of the product:

The Body Shop have described this as suitable for blemished skin (obviously) and has an instant cooling effect and helps to list away impurities when used on a weekly basis, something which I thoroughly agree with and it smells really good :-)

Directions listed:
Apply generously to the face and neck with fingertips. Leave for 10-15 mins (20-30 wont kill you though), rinse off with clean water. Mask doesn't dry.
Breakouts are minimised with regular use. The ingredients contain menthol, tamanu oil, lemon tea tree oil and Community Trade organic tea tree oil.

I put the mask on straight after having a shower, so my face was ready to soak up the goodness this mask contained and after 20mins of leaving it on and rinsing it off with warm water the redness with my blemishes were reduces and my face felt amazing!

I'll be reviewing this over a 3 week period and using the mask on a 2day basis to try and help my skin heal.
In the mean time I am already eating healthy and drinking plenty of water so hopefully with that occurring my face will look normal again in no time!

My next purchase with The Body Shop is a new BB Cream they've come out with, I tried a little on my hand yesterday and it is amazing!

I'll do a review on that later, in the mean time do you have any favourite purchases from The Body Shop or any other labels?
Or do you have any home remedies to treat blemishes I.E. Honey Oat and Caster sugar mask?

Thanks for reading all and I hope I didn't scare you too much :P



  1. It's good that you post honest pictures instead of Photoshopping everything or only posting the end result pics. I quite like this mask too but it's not cheap here!

  2. Gosh I was tempted to edit a wee bit I was soo embarrassed to put these photos up cause my skin is so bad but I braved it and thought that it'll be good for our readers to see something real and something they can relate to :-)
    Oh really how much is it in OZ?

  3. Great review! I'm so happy to hear they're so against animal testing! You are beautiful with and without make-up!

  4. Aww thank you so much! Im so glad they're against it too, a lot of the cosmetics I wear are still using animals which is a shame (MAC and Estée Lauder) so I'm trying to use the Body Shop as much as possible, there stuff is fab though!


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