With the warmer weather starting to show its lovely self its time for me to switch up my skin care routine with some oil control products. On my last sephora.com haul I purchased The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash ($11 for 8.4 FL OZ). This cleanser is best for blemished skin. Luckily, with my daily use of the Clarisonic my skin has been acne free-but I want to keep it that way by still using some acne fighting products. I've been using the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash for about 2 weeks & have no complaints. This cleanser lifts excess oil without over drying my skin while also clearing my pores of clogging impurities. Leaving my skin refreshingly clean! Packed with a triple blend of acne fighting ingredients: lemon tree oil, tamanu oil, & tea tree oil, breakouts don't stand a chance. All 3 of this ingredients have awesome antibacterial proprieties & naturally purify your skin. The tamanu oil is also great for those who have acne scaring, since it works to promote the formulation of new tissue. The Organic Commuinty Trade tea tree oil used in this cleanser is made with passion by The Kenya Organic Oil Farmers' Assosiation (KOOFA). This means that not only is the tea tree oil great for your skin but for the Kenyan community as well. Providing vital employment & protecting the base of Mount Kenya from further deforestation.
The Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash is formulated without the use of: GMOs, Parabens, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, or Tricolsan. One thing it does contain are Synthetic Dyes (Carmel, Yellow 5 Lake, & Blue 1). Personally, this was really silly on The Body Shop's part. I much rather my cleanser be without color then the vibrant green that it unnaturally is. This cleanser has great natural & organic ingredients & is formulated without so many bad things that it makes no sense to me that they wouldn't take out the synthetic dyes as well. Some people might not purchase this product because of it & they are missing out on alot of opportunity in my opinion. Not to mention it would be an easy fix to just take out the synthetic dyes-it would have no effect on the function of the product.
I would totally recommend giving The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash a try this summer to control any excess oil & prevent yucky breakouts. And hopefully in the future The Body Shop will realize it's totally not necessary to make the wash green...!