The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-In-1 Mask Scrub Mask
The tree range has always been one the celebrated skincare range from The Body Shop for acne-prone skin. In the past years, they have been introducing several new products in the same line. Recently, they added revamped the whole look for their products and also introduced two more products – a 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub, Mask and an Anti-Imperfection Solution (will review that later).
I was really excited to try it and used it on the same day - thought it was past midnight!
Price: Rs 1295 for 125ml
Texture: Granular paste. The granules are of varying shape but not rough. The exfoliating granules is Perlite, a natural mineral of volcanic origin. As the base of the product is kaolin.
Fragrance: Tea Tree. The tea tree used is organic and grown on the foothills of Mount Kenya.
As a mask: Without a doubt, it is how I am going to use it most of the time. The moment you apply you can feel the cooling effect of Tea Tree. If you are in a mood to relax then apply the mask and then dim the lights :P The kaolin deep cleanses. The mask dries in 15 minutes and then washes off easily. You can feel the effect of tea tree even after washing it off. It completely absorbs oil. The mattifying effect stays for long. While it deep cleanses, it also opens your pores. Do not forget to use a toner after washing it off. Some areas on the skin might look red, but it is just the way Tea Tree works for most. So, don’t worry. If you have super sensitive skin and have never tried tea tree then apply a thin layer or better – do a patch test.
As face scrub: As I said, the granules are not very abrasive but as the base it kaolin, it works well as a scrub. It exfoliates well. Any more exfoliation will not be suitable for acne skin.
As face wash: It hardly creates foam. It cleans (because of kaolin and perlite), but it does not foam. If you are looking for something more foaming, then try Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1.
Overall: If you have every tried the tea tree range from The Body Shop then I am sure you are already excited. No doubt this is a good product and a multi-tasker as well. If you are not convinced then here is what happened the very next day I got it - I suggest my friend to use it as a face mask. She had slight red bumps and uneven skin tone. She was against using it because she felt that granular masks are not good for her skin. She used it once and loved it so much that she wanted to purchase it right then :D