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This post is going to be a boon to all oily-skinned beauties out there! I have oily, acne-prone skin with blemishes and I am constantly looking out for products that would keep shine at baby. After testing out many oil-controlling products that promised to clear oily skin and reduce the secretion of oil, I kind of realized that these claims more often than not failed to deliver consistent results. When I saw that TBS had come up with a range of tea tree infused products targeted towards oily skin, I couldn’t resist the urge to give this tea tree mattifying lotion a chance.
$15 for 50 ml.
Our Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion is a lightweight daytime moisturiser suitable for blemished skin. Infused with our organic pure tea tree oil, this easily absorbed lotion provides hydration, without clogging the pores or leaving skin feeling greasy. Use daily for matte, shine-free results.
My Experience with The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion:
I picked out the TBS tea tree toner and the tea tree mattifying lotion from the store. The sales assistant was very particular about regimen and insisted that I buy the mattifying lotion to take care of the shiny areas. She explained that this was to be lightly massaged onto the facial skin before hitting the bed. I use a gentle cleanser for removing all the day’s grime and grit off my face and then apply this gel-like lotion on my face. The tea tree in this product exudes a strong but pleasant scent on application. I also found it a tad cooling sensation on application. It spreads easily, but I was disappointed to see that it leaves a film-like residue on the face.
But lo and behold, I woke up in the morning to a fresher, cleaner-looking face! Normally, my mornings are spent sighing over how oily my face has gotten over the night. With just one application of TBS mattifying lotion, I could see a drastic difference in the amount of oil secretion. I put this combination of tea tree and lemon tea tree oil that significantly clears oily skin.
Boy, did I feel grateful to the sales assistant who insisted I purchase the product! Remember that the sales assistant had advised me to apply this lotion at night and I did have a good experience following her instructions. Well, I decided to take it up a notch and use this as a makeup base too – safe to say that I did end up with a matte, clear look for the rest of the day.
Girls, let me be honest, this product has become my Holy Grail to control shine and help my makeup stay on longer. I have already bought my fourth tube and loving each dollop of it. I can see a marked improvement in skin texture and it has also decreased oil secretion.
Pros of The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion:
- Does what it claims. The product lives up to its name and significantly reduces oiliness and clears my shiny t-zone areas.
- Non-comedogenic. The product does not clog pores, rather purifies it.
- A little goes a long way, only a small amount of the lotion is needed.
- Moisturizing properties. The lotion is moisturizing without leaving the face greasy or cakey looking.
- Excellent makeup base. The TBS mattifying lotion can be worn under makeup to control shine and help your makeup stay on longer.
- Pleasant smell, I found the scent of tea tree and lemon tea tree oil pleasant and refreshing.
- Sturdy packaging, it comes in a handy, sturdy, travel friendly tube that ensures no spillage.
Cons of The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion:
- The product does not reduce blemishes. It does say that is suitable to blemish-prone skin, but does not reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Some might find the smell a little overpowering.
- Price is a little on the higher side but I found the benefits to be worth the price.
Would I Repurchase The Body Shop Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion?
Oh yes!! I have become addicted to this one product that actually lives up to its claims of mattifying and purifying oily skin.
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