The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash review

Hey guys! Today I will review the  The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

As I have mentioned it in all my previous posts that my skin type is oily and acne prone and I always have had a tough time searching for a face wash that keeps my acne at bay. I didn’t want to opt for a chemical based solution to this problem (salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide etc.) So, I decided to try this face wash as I hoped that the anti bacterial properties of tea tree will help combat with my regular breakouts.

Another significant reason for me deciding to try this face wash is because of the wide belief that I came to know from so many people that this product is going to fade out my acne marks and blemishes.

About the product:

The product comes in a big dark coloured plastic bottle with a black flip cap. The face wash is a light green gel which is slightly sticky, slightly runny, lathers moderately and smells like tea tree oil. Using any tea tree face wash can be drying on skin during winters, so is this one.

P.S. The packaging is so classy, I totally loved it!

Product description:

As the brand claims,

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash is infused with potent tea tree oil, cleanses blemished skin with each use. A cooling lather removes impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling refreshed and purified. Use daily for shine-free, visibly clearer results.

Ingredients list:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Menthol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Tocopherol, CI 19140/Yellow 5, Caramel, CI 42090/Blue 1.


645 INR for 250ml (I bought it at a 15% discount, such discounts are always available online)

The company has reduced the MRP now, because earlier when I bought it, the MRP was 695 INR.

Usage directions:

  • Wet face and gently massage onto skin in a circular upward motion.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Use morning and evening.
  • Follow with Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner and other products from the Tea Tree range to target blemished skin.

My take on this product:

I liked the packaging and refreshing fragrance of this The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

. As I mentioned earlier that it lathers moderately but at the same time it leaves my face completely clean without any residue of oil or dirt. My skin generally doesn’t feel dry post washing but in winters it does. But irrespective of the season I positively moisturise my face post washing and so the slightly drying effect doesn’t bother me.

Coming to the problem of breakouts, it does nothing to my active acne but it has reduced my frequency of breakouts noticeably ( not stopped completely but).

Also, it didn’t help me much to fade my acne marks and blemishes but I think it’s the natural tendency of skin to regenerate and fade away marks and The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash is just an added benefit.


I would give it a thumbs up 👍 for:

  • Great packaging
  • Nice fragrance
  • Reduces breakouts
  • Leaves skin squeaky clean
  • Contains no harmful chemicals
  • Cruelty free brand

I would give it a thumbs down 👎 for:

  • Bit on the Expensive side (though the quantity seems everlasting!)
  • Isn’t of great help in fading away blemishes

My overall opinion on this product:

I liked The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash because with this face wash my regular breakouts kind of lessened considerably and my skin showed pretty much improvement than most other face washes I used till date.

My acne marks also got time to heal as the breakouts stopped.

I also appreciate how this product has natural anti bacterial properties to deal with acne which is devoid of any harmful or harsh chemicals.

I am looking forward to rebuy this product and will also recommend it to the ones having oily, acne prone skin.

How much would I rate it out of 5:

4.5 out of 5.




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