A little information about Tea tree oil

Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifoliaOther Names: Melaleuca oil, Australian tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia. Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how tea tree oil got its name. The part used medicinally is the oil from the leaves.

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Tea tree oil contains constituents called terpenoids, which have been found khổng lồ have antiseptic & antifungal activity. The compound terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant and is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s antimicrobial activity.

Tea tree oil is used to treat the following:• Skin conditions : acne, eczema, psoriasis , boils• Hair conditions: Dandruff, Head lice• Athlete’s foot• Vaginitis• Thrush• Periodontal disease• As an antiseptic• Head Lice• Yeast infection• Cold and flu

Tea tree oil is most commonly found as a pure essential oil. It is also an ingredient in creams, ointments, lotions, soaps, & shampoos.

Tea tree oil should not be confused with Chinese tea oil, cajeput oil, kanuka oil, manuka oil, ti tree oil, và niauouli oil.

Safety concerns:• Pregnant or nursing women should avoid tea tree oil.• Undiluted tea tree oil may cause skin irritation, redness, blistering, and itching.• Occasionally, people may have allergic reactions khổng lồ tea tree oil, ranging from mild contact dermatitis lớn severe blisters và rashes.• Tea tree oil should not be taken internally, even in small quantities. It can cause impaired immune function, diarrhea, và potentially fatal central nervous system depression (excessive drowsiness, sleepiness, confusion, và coma).

My experience with the product: I picked this up along with the day cream (already reviewed on IMBB) from the same range and the products in conjunction helped control the oiliness of my skin & in getting rid of some stubborn pimples. The sản phẩm is exactly as described by the website and thus lives up lớn its claims.

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The lightweight lotion is housed in a green colored pump bottle with a tight cover that is travel friendly and convenient lớn use. The consistency is that of a light lotion that sinks into the skin in a few seconds without any greasiness and leaves the skin feeling soft, supple & hydrated. The lotion itself is cream colored & has a tea tree oil smell (Sorry, I finished the bottle and don’t have swatches of the product). It causes mild stinging sensation lượt thích all tea tree products.
It doesn’t help in clearing marks completely nor does it prevent the occurrence of pimples entirely but it controls it lớn quite an extent.

PROs of The body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion

1. It is moisturizing và gives just the right hydration to lớn the skin- neither too light, nor too heavy.2. It makes skin soft và smooth. When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels supple và brighter.3. Works on pimples & acne. In my first application itself, I woke up in the morning khổng lồ find the smaller pimples dried out. But it takes time on bigger stubborn pimples. I cannot say how it will work for people with a lot of acne. I have 1-2 stubborn pimples and some tiny ones and its working.4. Controls oiliness. My face is no longer as oily as it used to be when in the morning.5. My pores seem a little smaller. It could also be due lớn the day cream or combined effect of both day cream & night lotion6. Packaging: comes in a pump bottle, so hygienic và convenient khổng lồ use. The cover is quite tight & travel friendly unlike Lotus products covers that keep falling off.7. One pump is enough for the entire face & neck. A little goes a long way. I used it for 2.5 months every night and after that only when I had a breakout.8. Helps in lightening marks but doesn’t get rid of them completely.9. Sinks in fast without the greasiness of a night cream10. Fragrance: smells like tea tree oil. Those not familiar with the smell, it is something similar khổng lồ eucalyptus smell. I like the smell though some people may not. But most acne clearing tea tree oil containing products have this smell.11. Does not contain parabens.12. TBS does not chạy thử on animals.

CONs of The body toàn thân Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion

1. It is expensive. But since only 1 pump of product is required, it will last 2.5-3 months.2. Does not clear heavy acne or blemishes completely.3. Those who don’t like tea tree oil smell might not lượt thích it.4. Causes mild stinging due to presence of tea tree oil. Might not suit some people.

Final Verdict: It is light night lotion packaged in a convenient travel friendly pump bottle. The lotion is lightweight and sinks into the skin quickly giving soft, supple skin in the morning. It works well on smaller pimples but takes longer for stubborn pimples. Doesn’t clear out acne completely but improves overall texture of the skin. It might not work on people with very severe acne but for mild acne & blemishes and oily skin, this is a good product. Due to presence of tea tree oil, the fragrance and mild stinging might not suit some people.

A little goes a long way and I’ve already finished my bottle and thinking of repurchasing even though it is expensive. Combined with the day cream, it helped me in controlling the oiliness and breakouts on my skin and in lightening acne marks.

Rating: 4/5 (for cons listed above)

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