Apr 13, 2011

The Body Shop Tea Tree Mask

TBS Tea Tree Face Mask - cooling mask to remove impurities and absorb excess oil whilst soothing and calming blemish prone skin with community Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya.

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TBS Tea Tree Face Mask - Why It Works for Oily, Blemish-prone skin:

  • 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.
  • Menthol creates a cool fresh tingle that leaves skin feeling calm and refreshed.
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How to Use TBS Tea Tree Face Mask:

Smooth a thin layer onto pat-dried skin, clean face and neck with your fingertips. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes (mask will not dry). Then rinse off with clean water and pat skin dry. Use once or twice per week, after cleansing.

And that is exactly how I use it.  The mask is almost creamy and very easy to spread and can be applied in a thin or thicker layer.  I leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and wipe off with a wet towel, then rinse to remove any residue from my face.  The smells seems to me a combination of tea tree and some alochol-based toner.

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My Experience with the TBS Tea Tree Face Mask

This mask was originally bought by my sister, but she isn't using it anymore, and I got to adopt it :D  While I love the ease of use of this mask, probably because of the alcohol content in the mask, I feel a slightly uncomfortable/burning sensation - sometimes more, other times less - but it is almost always there.  As far as the effect on blemishes, I did not see any drastic difference, though I felt helped speed up the healing of pimples.  I know a lot of people find this an awesome mask, but for me it was very normal.  Not anything I would classify as extraordinarily good - I am probably biased because I have sensitive skin.  Plus, pimples are thankfully not a very common problem for me anymore.

The really good thing about this mask is there is a generous amount in the tub, and coupled with its longer shelf life, you could get a lot of uses from one tub.  Cost:  Rs. 745/100 mL.  It is a good deal especially if you pick it up at one of the frequent TBS sales.

TBS Tea Tree Face Mask - Ingredients

Water, Kaolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Myristyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propanediol, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cyclohexasiloxane, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Limonene, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Iron Oxides.

If you are having problems with constant acne, this mask would probably be helpful.  However, if you have sensitive skin, I would suggest trying out a sample size from a friend or from the store (if possible) before buying a full-size tub.

TBS Tea Tree Face Mask (available here) - Cost $15

Why am I getting the feeling there is some snickering at the photos? :P :P :P

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