Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads Review

Hello everyone,

In this post, I am going to review Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads. Read on further for more details 🙂


Product Description:
These easy to use Exfoliating Pads are formulated with anti-bacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel to keep your skin clear and healthy by: Fighting spot-causing bacteria, Unblocking pores of dirt, oil and grease. Smoothing your skin’s surface.  Dermatologically tested.
4.99 GBP for 60 pads.


My Experience with Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads:

I had previously reviewed the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Face Wash, which I have been using for my acne-prone skin. From the same range, I picked up these tea tree and witch hazel exfoliating pads. I have never tried exfoliating pads before, so I’m going to tell you what my experience with this product has been.


There are essentially two kinds of exfoliating pads—physical and chemical exfoliating pads. The physical exfoliating pads have a slightly textured surface, which helps to physically remove the dead skin. The chemical ones are softer and less abrasive, and the work of exfoliation is done by the product rather than the texture of the pad. These ones by Boots are physical exfoliating pads, so the texture of these pads is almost coarse. It is meant to slough off the dead skin from the face while delivering the right amount of product that helps heal the acne (tea tree) and calm the skin (witch hazel).

There are 60 pads in one pack. Each pad can be used only once, although you could use both sides of the pad. The pads are quite wet when you take them out. It is recommended that you use all the pads within 3 months of opening the pack to prevent them from drying out. They are also lightly scented.


As far as exfoliation is concerned, I think these pads do a decent job of it. However, they are a little rough, so if you have sensitive skin, you should give this a miss. It gets the dirt and dead skin off quite easily, while leaving the skin feeling relatively smooth and clean. I follow this up with a moisturizer. This product is great if you’re looking for a toner and an exfoliator in one. It’s also ideal for travel. I wouldn’t use this every day, though, because I find it to be a little abrasive. If I’m looking for a quick fix or if I’m travelling and I don’t want to use multiple products, then these pads really come in handy. The container is lightweight and travel-friendly.

The downside of this product is that it contains parabens. As far as addressing the acne problem is concerned, I haven’t seen any visible difference.

Pros of Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads:

  • Effective physical exfoliating pads.
  • Great for when you’re on the go.
  • Removes dirt and dead skin.
  • Tones the skin and minimizes pores.
  • Contains tea tree and witch hazel; ideal combination for acne-prone skin.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Good value for money.

Cons of Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads:

  • Too abrasive for sensitive skin.
  • Not ideal for regular use.
  • Contains parabens and other chemicals.

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads?
No, this isn’t the ideal exfoliator. I’d like to try other exfoliating pads.
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