The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub Review

The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub Review

Hello Friends,

How are you doing today? I am enjoying shopping haul once again in my life 😛 Recently, my smart hubby allowed me to pick stuff of my choice for karvachauth gift (please read pre-karvachauth gift, I won’t let him go so easily ;)) So then, I just shopped for my favourite TBS skin care products and a few more goodies.  It was interesting to notice that TBS launched many gorgeous colour crush lipsticks and eye shadows last month. I picked one of the colour crush lipsticks which would be coming up very soon, till then, let me share the review of this new TBS Tea Tree squeaky Clean Scrub with you. Please read on further to know about TBS Tea Tree Squeaky Clean scrub.



$ 14 for 3.3 Fl Oz (100 ml).


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Product Description:

This skin-clearing facial scrub combines micro-fine exfoliants with bursting beads to help unclog pores without over-drying. Use a few times a week for skin that feels super clean and instantly smooth.

  • Suitable for blemished skin.
  • Skin instantly feels soft, smooth and super clean.
  • Pores look visibly clearer and face feels purified.

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This green runny fluid with small white sooji-like micro beads come in the usual semi-transparent tube packaging with flip top cap. It has very mild tea tree infused smell unlike other tea tree stuff, seems travel friendly, right now only available in 3.3 Fl oz pack.

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My Experience with The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub:

I never understand my hubby, his mind seems to be like a washing machine that always churns around, ending up in a mess every time.  We had boring Sundays last month, hence decided to walk down a mall, where he suddenly asked me to shop for my upcoming karvachauth fast. Man, how could I shop right now, I had no idea what to shop even! But he was like you have a chance to get what you want today or never 😛 Well, I was running short of my TBS skin care regimen and hence I decided to invest my karvachauth gift in skin care and I moved towards TBS store, after all, I had to show him that I can shop even without planning 😛 The SA, (who is more like a friend and neighbour now) introduced me to various newly-launched products and I was just drooling and thinking of looting her store 😛 Since hubby was my financer, I picked lots of stuffs to teach him a lesson too 😛 I hope he won’t ever mess with wifey now 😉

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I came home with the gorgeous, newly-launched pink colour crush lipsticks and this tea tree squeaky scrub apart from the usual stuff! This tea tree scrub seems like a face wash which works like a scrub as it forms lather and cleanses face like any other face wash. Just by looking at the scrub, you would feel as if it’s a face wash, it hardly looks like a scrub.  It is slightly runny and does contain very loose white micro beads like sooji/semolina.  I am used to St. Ives scrubs, hence it was quite interesting for me to try a runny liquid scrub for the first time.  I must say it works great as a face cleanser and up to a great extent as a face scrub too, but it is not good enough for my blackheads and whiteheads on the nose.  I felt that it temporarily clears off whiteheads around my chin and cheeks, but when I wake up the next morning, I can see those tiny whiteheads again piercing my cheeks and chin, sometimes especially on humid and warm days!

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My skin is oily and acne prone but quite sensitive and often when I use acne treatments on my skin, it turns colourful and bumpy. Even when I pluck my eyebrows, everyone knows about it as my face becomes red hot, like chilli 😛 But this scrub is a relief as it clears away redness and inflammation from my face apart from giving me the mild scrubbing effect. It literally removes dirt and dead skin from face as I can feel soft pink and smooth skin, sometimes while touching my squeaky clean face.  Moreover, I can see my open pores look visibly smaller and cheeks shine free after a wash though its a temporary effect which lasts for 6-8 hours, but I am happy still! Often I wake up with small zits here and there, hence I prefer to wash my face with this scrub at night to welcome a new day with clear and clean skin.

TBS Tea Tree Scrub

It gives me clear, oil-free and shine-free skin for 6-8 hours in a day, but remember never to use pressure while rubbing scrub on face and never use it more than 2-3 times a week as it seems mild but it’s really tough on zits and skin if used daily, believe me. Initially, I used it almost daily as it was so smooth and mild on the skin the first day.  I even massaged it with more pressure on my skin and soon those harsh, abrasive beads left my skin sore with stretchy and dry patches on the very fifth day of using it. Can you imagine, I started noticing fine lines while smiling and eating which became my bigger concern rather than acne. Even TBS pore minimiser and lotion failed to smooth my skin and I had to ultimately skip TBS skin care regimen for a week to get rid of stretchy and dry skin 😛 Thankfully, my skin rejuvenated again and now I am using this scrub only twice a week for clear skin. I believe it is good for oily and acne-prone plus combination and sensitive skin as well provided we limit its usage to 2-3 times a week and be gentle while massaging it on the face. It will be a great product during summers I feel.  This scrub is much better than my previous creamy TBS Tea Tree Scrub I must say. I am already on my way to finish half of the tube; however, I won’t get it again till summers arrive. My skin becomes slightly dry in winters, hence I may opt for homemade natural scrubs.  I noticed it contains SLS which is also bothering me. Other than that, I would love to use it occasionally for instant clean skin.

Let’s sum up the pros and cons:

Pros of The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub:

  • A mild exfoliating scrub which forms lather and gives squeaky clean face.
  • It is gentle enough for most sensitive skin yet effective on zits and dirt, keeping them at bay temporarily.
  • Face feels soft, clean and oil free instantly without over drying.
  • The oil free and shine free effect lasts for 6-8 hours without using moisturizer.
  • The pores look visibly smaller and clear from white heads temporarily.
  • It has a very nice aroma with mild tea tree essence unlike other TBS tea tree stuff.

Cons of The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub:

  • It is not good enough for black heads on my nose.
  • Since I use it twice a week, whiteheads emerge the very next day on my cheeks sometimes, hence I feel it is good only for occasional use.
  • I can see SLS in the ingredient list.
  • You cannot use it more than 2-3 times a week, it may make skin stretchy with dry patches.

Sharing my mini TBS haul with all of you 🙂

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36 thoughts on “The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub Review

  1. Neetu, you know, I was in a bad bood in the morning, but as I was uploading your review, I was smiling throughout…….”husband’s brain working like a washing machine,” has kept a grin on my face throughout… rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

    1. Yeah somehow TBS tea tree skin care range improved my skin texture.. *hifive* Its my hg skin care range for summers especially.. *haan ji*

  2. Great review and great haul *clap* *jalwa* ..i just love reading your reviews *puchhi* …have to try tbs tea tree range *happydance* *happy dance*

  3. the TBS tea tree range broke my out so badly that i am still suffering from that *headbang* *headbang* *headbang* *hunterwali* *hunterwali*

    1. Aww is it.. *scared* may be you shud limit its usage if any specific lotion or scrub broke on ur skin. *haan ji* Even this scrub damaged my skin when I massaged it hard on my skin regularly. hence I limited its usage to 2-3 times thereafter.. *haan ji*
      Thankfully other TBS tea tree stuffs are good for me..

  4. Wooooowww Neetu *woot* *woot* you got the entire range *clap* *clap* i sooo love this tbs tea tree range *happy dance* *happy dance* it don’t know it attracts me soo much *happydance* bichara your hubby rofl did you tell him that this was pre-karvachauth *hihi* so that he can be prepared for the next round coming up *secret* rofl

    1. *hihi* no way abhi bata k kya fayda, let the big “K” day come then i will blast my secret.. *secret* *hihi* are yaar why u need TBS tea tree range you have good skin, its meant for oily blemished skin people like me.. *cry* who always serch for mattifying stuffs *headbang*

    1. *thankyou* dear.. Oh fab india, need to check thi now heard a lot abt fab india.. *jogging* *haan ji* Yeah you may give it a try if you have oily skin by any chnace.. *haan ji*

    1. waah.. *hifive* is it available in india… *woot* SA to bol rhi thi newly launched yet to come in india, jhooti kahi ki *hunterwali*
      You have oily skin..?

  5. Omg I though the baby was real and I was like “that tube is huge!!”. We have the exact same skin type, oily acne prone and hella sensitive. Even honey gives me rashes 🙁 You’re so thoughtful, you even got two products for your man.. 🙂

    1. Aww you noticed that.. *shy* so sweet.. *hifive* we both have same problms.. *cry* Honey works great for me though, I love honey in my foood and skin care regimen know.. *haan ji*
      The tube is still 100 ml leez.. *haan ji* It wud last half a year if I use only twice a week na.. *happydance* *woot*

  6. Same here, cant use honey as it always breaks me out.Hay neetu i was going to buy st. ives green tea scrub after reading your review. Which one is better?

    1. You may go for st ives green tea or apricot on sara.. *haan ji* They are much cheaper than this and give great results as well! And if you need change in ur routine and you have sensitive skin then you may go for TBS scrub.. *haan ji*

  7. the pictures are superb *woot* *woot* and the babies are looking real *hihi* *hihi* and the product is good too.. *happy dance* *happy dance* Fabbb review. *hifive*

  8. Nice review neetu ji….Tea tree range stopped working for me now a days so started using neutrogena products…half of ur haul consists of ur husband’s products neetu ji so this is a mutual haul, lets name it as ghar ka ration

    1. *hihi* ghar ka ration.. *hihi* yeah we think about each other before ourself.. *haan ji*
      Are tea tree range nt working.. *hunterwali* hmm even I skip all acne pdts during winters and opt for nornmal pdts like st ives scrubs which are good enough for daily use and then neutrogena naturals skin care range.. its also good. Loved its multivitamin moisturizer. have you tried it? It is really good free of dyes, phthalates and parabens.. *whistle*
      May be i’ll switch to this multivitamin soon after halloween or thanks giving.. *haan ji*

      1. I am hooked to clinique ddmg…i am using st ives green tea scrub aur lush cup cake mask all these r helping me at present…will try multivitamin moisturizer next time for sure….

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