Tea Tree Oil - Body Shop


I have been looking for something natural to try and help improve my skin and have always been a
big fan of the Body Shop. I received an email a couple of weeks ago saying that there was 30% off online and I just couldn't resist and had to buy some goodies. I ended up purchasing three products - Tea Tree Oil, Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion and Sea Weed Mattifying Day Cream. I will eventually write posts on all but am going to stick with the Tea Tree range for this particular post.

So .. lets start with the Tea Tree Oil!
I have been applying this every evening after washing my face before going to bed, you only need a small amount as it is quite strong! I was also worried that it would dry out my skin if I used too much. Unfortunately at the moment my skin doesn't seem to want to go the way I want it and there always seems to be a couple of problem blemishes that I can't quite seem to get rid of! However ...this tea tree oil has worked wonders on my face, all of the blemishes are significantly smaller and not quite so red and prominent. I will definitely keep using this product as it is antibacterial so helps fight the spots at the start before they get a chance to fully appear! Also helps stops the spread of spots on the face too which I really needed.

I managed to limit myself on this particular online spree however i'm sure it will not be long before I am back on the website slowly spending all my wages on the amazing smelling products they have to offer!

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Clinique Clarifying Lotion


I haven't posted in a while I know .. I have been very busy! However I intend to make sure that I post weekly from now on as I have quite a few new beauty purchases to share my opinions on. I have recently come back from 2 weeks in Spain which I really really really didn't want to come back from, I had such a lovely time and the weather was amazing but I guess all good things come to an end and I have now had to come back to the absolute delight also known as England to sit at my desk watching the never ending rain. During my stay in Spain I raided the Spanish version of House of Fraser to see what I could find and the Clinique Clarifying Lotion happened to be on offer, so I thought why not. As I have quite oily skin I thought the best idea would be to go for the one for oily skin. When I first opened the bottle I found that the product has a very distinct smell of alcohol and was rather hesitant to be putting this on my face! I have used many different Clinique products before (mainly makeup) and have always been very impressed with the results. I applied some of the lotion to a cotton pad and smoothed it all over my face as the instructions say, I must say it did sting a little and I was quite unsure if this was a good sting or a bad sting. I have continued to use this product for a week or so daily and at the moment it seems to be drying my skin out slightly however I like to hope that after using this for a while longer my skin may get used to it, I do think maybe I should have purchased the one for Oily Combination skin so that it had the right balance so maybe next time that will be the one to buy.