The Body Shop’s Tea Tree range has a cult following of acne prone folk. In this ingredients review of The Body Shop Tea Tree skin Clearing Facial Wash we’ll see if this cleanser is worth the hype.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash has rave reviews on Flipkart.
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Allantoin, Citric Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Benzophenone-4, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Limonene, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Caramel, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1
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Found 3 acne causing ingredients
Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is mildly comedogenic
Sodium Laureth Sulfate is mildly comedogenic
Tocopherol is mildly comedogenic
All 3 are only mildly comedogenic ingredients, which means this product is unlikely to cause pimples unless your skin breaks out very very easily.
As for effectiveness, it contains oils that are known to be effective for acne:
- Tea tree oil
- Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil which is tamanu oil, an effective anti-acne agent
- Castor oil – it is iffy for acne prone skin, as some say it helps, for others it clogs pores
- Lemon tea tree oil
Presence of skin irritants like alcohol and menthol are dampeners in an otherwise decent product. It is by no means all-herbal, as only the active ingredients are herbal, but the saving grace is the absence of parabens.
This tea tree cleanser is suitable for Acne Prone Skin Type 2 and maybe even Type 3. The price is higher than normal, but you’re getting 250 ml (that’s a quarter of a litre!) for about Rs. 600, so it will last many months.
Not all of The Body Shop Tea Tree Range is non-comedogenic or even useful for acne, but this cleanser seems good enough if you are a The Body Shop fan.
Where to buy
You can buy it online or from a The Body Shop store in your city.
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