Body shop products are generally sold in premium outlets in Swanky malls. After a particularly nasty comment on my face breakouts by a friend, I decided to 'invest' in an anti-pimple treatment from Body Shop. I got this because my close friend had got good results from the face wash in the same tea tree product line. It set me back by 495 bucks.
It is a small 10 ml bottle(.33 US FL OZ). It has a unique child lock cap. It takes some time to figure out to open. The oil is a transparent clear liquid which you are supposed to dab directly on the blemishes.(Pimples, breakouts etc.)
It contains 15 percent tea tree oil. The percentage here refers to the concentration or strength of the tea tree oil content. Tea tree oil is a proven natural anti-bacterial element and it also has astringent properties.
The oil is completely natural and has a strong antiseptic smell to it. On applying to pimples it has a tingling sensation, which does mean it works. A small quantity of it is required and even the Packaging lid is designed in such a way that only a small drop comes from the lid.
The oil works well but should be used continuously every hour. And it will take atleast two days for the redness to subside. So it's good that it comes in small packaging and you can carry it around for occasional touch ups. Since it is a clear liquid and not a cream it gets absorbed fast and people don't notice that you are using something because it is colorless and you can go about your routine work effortlessly. The oil works well on recent breakouts and older pimples will need some time to take effect. The product is supposed to be applied only on pimples but even when applied to other parts of the face, it does not cause damage. It lasts long due to small requirement to be used.
The bottle is a glass one, So there's chance of breaking when carrying it around. This makes one conscious to put it in a handbag or purse,though it is a small bottle. The price is a bit high for the small bottle. The product requires continuous usage for results.
Not a Genie in a glass bottle. But still worth it for the slow and steady race towards recovery.