The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil in Skincare

Tea Tree Oil is a powerful anti-bacterial ingredient that is extremely effective at curbing acne and skin infections. Needless to say, this magical essential oil is the star ingredient in a number of skincare products that are targeted for oily and acne-prone skin. Hence, there are a number of ways in which Tea Tree Oil can be incorporated into the skincare routine. Here are some of the benefits of tea tree oil in its various forms –


Tea Tree Oil Concentrate – Tea tree oil concentrates are the purest forms of the ingredient available in the market. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is an excellent choice because it combines 15% tea tree essential oil with tamanu oil that helps with healing and renewing the skin. The best way to use tea tree oil concentrates is to apply the oil directly to active acne with a cotton swab. As an overnight spot treatment, tea tree oil will help in drying out angry breakouts within a day or two and is therefore perfect when you are prepping your acne-prone skin for a special event.

Tea Tree Oil Masks – Tea tree oil face masks help to suck out all the dirt, grime and sweat from the pores while providing a cooling and soothing sensation to irritated skin. These face masks typically combine the purifying properties of clay with the anti-bacterial action of tea tree oil to ensure the all-round health of the skin. Using a tea tree oil face mask once or twice a week is a great way to prevent new breakouts and to nip acne in the bud.

Tea Tree Oil Scrub – The addition of tea tree oil to scrubs adds anti-acne properties to the exfoliating product. Tea tree oil scrubs will unclog your pores while calming your skin and shrinking the acne. These scrubs remove the dead skin and provide a smoother and more youthful look to the skin. These scrubs are perfect for those with dull and acne-prone skin. I personally enjoy The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub because it leaves my skin thoroughly refreshed and rejuvenated as well as acne-free.

Tea Tree Oil Face Wash – Tea tree oil face washes are some of the mildest ways of adding tea tree oil in your skin regimen. If you are new to the ingredient then a face wash containing tea tree oil is a good way to acclimatize your skin to the oil. Tea tree oil face washes are great at removing excess sebum in the morning or at the end of the day while reducing the appearance of pimples. You can also use a tea tree oil face wash to wash your makeup brushes, its anti-bacterial properties will kill any bacteria on your brushes and will prevent acne caused by dirty makeup brushes.

If you are someone with oily and acne-prone skin, tea tree oil can prove to be your skin’s best friend. You can choose to incorporate any or all of these tea tree oil based products in your skincare routine to get back your flawless, glowing skin.

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream | Review and Swatches

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream is something that I have been using for a long time, especially whenever I suffer from red and painful hormonal breakouts. When you have active acne on your face, you may not want to step out of the house with the redness showing but you would also not want to clog your pores with heavy makeup that will only make the situation worse. This BB cream is the perfect solution to the dilemma because it provides medium coverage while being light-weight and helps in shrinking the pimples because of the tea tree oil it contains.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream | Review and Swatches

I wear the shade 2 from the range which is the second darkest of the 3 shades available in India. This shade suits medium Indian skin tones pretty well and provides a decent coverage that will hide any redness or discoloration on the face. It has an almost matte finish on the skin and provides a smooth appearance to the face without settling in the creases or pores. I love the fact that the tea tree oil instantly cools the skin post-application, which is exactly what my skin needs when it’s suffering from an angry breakout.  Its longevity is also decent and the cream lasts on my face for a good 6-8 hours with a setting powder on top.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream | Review and Swatches

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream | Review and Swatches

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream | Review and Swatches

Overall, I feel that this BB cream is an excellent alternative to a foundation for those who have acne prone skin and what a natural look with some coverage. Priced at INR 1095 for a travel-friendly tube that contains 40ml of the product, this BB cream is a little pricey but is honestly the only makeup product that I feel comfortable using when I have acne on my face. Do give it a shot if you want some coverage for your breakouts but want them to heal at the same time.

I hope that this review was helpful. You can buy the BB Cream here.

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