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The Tea Tree Range from The Body Shop: first thoughts


A: firstly, apologies for the picture but it was too funny to not use. Ted was not impressed with me for trying to use the last of today’s sunlight to get a photo, I had to move him from his favourite sleeping place. Anyway, on to the serious business.
I featured these three beauties in haul post earlier this week (see it here), and I thought I should give you my first thoughts because I’m super happy with these purchases.

I’ve used tea tree oil before, because it’s anti-bacterial, it’s a well known aid to help healing those pesky blemishes. I hadn’t ever used any other tea tree products but The Body Shop had a flash sale on last week with 40% off – practically free, so I decided to take the plunge.
I chose the facial wash, the exfoliator and the blemish fade night lotion.
I’ve been using the facial wash morning and night now since Wednesday and I can see a difference already in my skin. My pores look smaller (whether they are or not I don’t know….) and my face feels fresh and clean. The tea tree is fairly strong in this product, but I like that because it feels like I’m giving my skin a really deep clean without drying it out. After I’ve used the wash in the evening, I use the blemish lotion. This is a perfect accompaniment to the facial wash as it is like a soothing gel which sinks into your skin instantly. The tea tree is mild in this and acts in a cooling way, rather than harsh like some other tea tree products. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and moisturised – perfect.
Lastly, the exfoliator. I have only used this twice – it isn’t something I would use more than twice a week because it’s what I’d call a ‘super exfoliator’. The tea tree is really strong in this and it can feel a little harsh, but it does make your skin feel like you’ve removed every last scrap of make up and virtually brand new and squeaky clean.

All in all, I am SO happy with this range. I really struggle with break outs but (not wanting to jinx it) this seems to be keeping them at bay, so fingers crossed! I love buying stuff from The Body Shop too because it makes me feel good, and like I’m supporting a company that looks after the planet.

Have you tried the tea tree range from The Body Shop? #twolittleowls

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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel

A: hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday! Today’s post is about my new found skin saviour. Chloe has been going on about this product from Clinique for ages – but I didn’t want to spend lots of money on it in case it wasn’t right for me. I have oily, dry and spotty skin with massive bucket pores – I’m so lucky!! I really struggle to find good moisturisers that work, sometimes I have to resort the the old faithful E45, but I can’t use this all the time because like a lot of moisturisers it is really thick and can be too much for my skin. Chloe got bored of me moaning about my skin all the time so she let me have a sample of her Clinique dramatically different moisturising gel.


As you can see, I’ve nearly ran out – but I ordered some more online today because I love it! I hadn’t tried a moisturising gel before, but this is perfect for combination skin. It soothes dry patches but because it’s oil free you won’t wake up with a shiny t-zone. It’s also really helped with clearing up my blemishes and preventing any new outbreaks. Chloe can suffer from eczema too and she did say to me that this can dry up any eczema patches she has on her face over night – bonus! The cheapest I have been able to find it is here for £17, but this is for 50ml. In my opinion, that’s a pretty good price to pay for blemish free (fingers crossed) skin!

I have ordered Avons version of this to try, it is a lot cheaper – just £4.50 for 100ml! I’ll keep you updated with a comparison as soon as I’ve tested it. #twolittleowls

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