We know blemishes can get under your skin in more ways than one. And though we're all about embracing imperfections, we also want you to feel in control of your skin. If you often find yourself battling with blemishes, turn to tea tree - a powerful yet natural ingredient that helps skin feel cleansed, purified and mattified.
WHAT IS TEA TREE?
Tea Tree is a small plant that grows in tropical climates. This leafy plant is packed with purifying power and is a Changemaking ingredient.
A favourite of oily, blemish-prone skin types, tea tree is known to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and works with your skin to help keep them at bay too. It gives you control over unpredictable skin, helping you to feel like your best self. In fact, our new and improved Tea Tree Facial Wash is proven to visibly reduce blemishes in just 7 days*.
*Based on a consumer trial of 95 people.
We source our tea tree oil from small-scale farmers in rural Kenya. Our Community Fair Trade partnership helps provide them with a fair and steady income, as well as fair labour conditions, in an area where income opportunities are low. Payments are made through a banking app, meaning they can open bank accounts and build their credit rating, helping to enable financial independence.
FOR THE PLANET
Our tea tree oil is organically produced using hand-harvested leaves and absolutely no pesticides. Farmers steam-distil the leaves within 12 hours of harvesting to ensure their purifying powers are at their peak.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TEA TREE OIL FOR SKIN?
HELPS REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF BLEMISHES
Blemishes can be caused by a number of things - hormones, air quality, dehydration - and are formed when sebum builds up inside your pores. Our Tea Tree Oil helps cleanse your pores, reducing the appearance of blemishes over time.
HELPS TO PURIFY FOR CLEARER-LOOKING SKIN
Our skin is covered with pores - tiny openings that release oil and allow our skin to breathe. Those with an oilier skin type are likely to be producing more sebum (or oil). Our Tea Tree Oil helps to purify your skin, leaving it looking clearer.
FEELS WEIGHTLESS ON THE SKIN
Our Tea Tree Oil is featherlight on your skin, meaning your skin is never left feeling oily or covered in product. Instead, it's light and so refreshing you can smell it. The only thing you can feel is the power of the formula working on your skin.
OUR BEST ROUTINE FOR BLEMISH-PRONE & OILY SKIN
We get it. No one loves having a blemish. So how do you take control of unpredictable skin? That's where our 4-step daily Tea Tree routine comes in. It helps to purify skin, leaving it looking clearer day after day
Start off by splashing your face with warm water. Then squeeze some Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash onto your palm before massaging it into your face, gently working it to a lather. Rinse off using warm water and then pat dry. Use daily to intensely cleanse and help control excess oil.
Follow up with our Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner. Apply a few drops to a reusable cotton pad and sweep across your face to help remove lingering makeup or impurities and leave skin feeling clean and refreshed.
Keep skin feeling fresh with our Tea Tree Daily Solution. Apply a few drops of the serum onto your fingertips and then massage into your face, morning and evening, to leave skin feeling purified and looking healthier.
It might be oily but that doesn't mean your skin's not dehydrated. Squeeze a small amount of our Tea Tree Skin Clearing Hydrator onto your fingertips and massage into your skin. Not only does it help tackle shine, but it also leaves skin feeling fresher and hydrated. gently
REDUCE BLEMISHES OVERNIGHT
Our Tea Tree Rapid Action Gel is about to become your bedtime bestie. This non-sticky gel formula feels fresh on the skin and is proven to visibly reduce blemishes overnight*. It's enriched with 2% salicylic acid, as well as 91% natural-origin ingredients, and though it may be powerful, it's still gentle on skin. For targeted blemish-busting action, apply directly onto skin, wherever you need it. Leave it to get to work overnight and then wash it off in the morning. *Based on a consumer trial of 103 people.
PERIOD SKIN WIN
During your period, your skin can be very temperamental, especially during the different phases of your cycle. One day your skin could look glowing and the next you've had a flare up. Our Tea Tree routine of cleanse, tone and treat is a great way to help you feel confident and in control of your skin during your period. Our powerfully purifying range works with your skin to help it look clearer and feel healthier. In fact, our Tea Tree Facial Wash is proven to visibly reduce blemishes in just 7 days*.
Is the Tea Tree range suitable for sensitiveskin?
Most of our formulas are suitable for both blemished and sensitive skin, but you can always double check on the product page or on the back of the packaging. We always make sure to mention which skin type our products are suited to, so that you're able to truly tailor your routine.
Can I combine Tea Tree with other skincare ranges from The Body Shop?
We're all different, inside and out. And what might work best for your skin might not work as well for someone else's. If you do have blemished skin, we suggest using our Tea Tree range as it's designed specifically for that purpose. But depending on your skin concern, you can always add in other products too - like an intense moisturiser for dry skin or our Seaweed range if you're feeling a little oily... If you're unsure, the best thing to do, is to check the product warnings before you pop anything onto your skin.
Should you moisturise oily or blemish-prone skin?
blemish-prone skin? When it comes to moisturising, there can be no exceptions. That's right, all skin types need moisture whether they're oily or not it's the staple of every good skincare routine.