Oh, The Body Shop! I rarely shop in The Body Shop. Not because I don’t love it, the smells, friendly staff, the anti-animal testing policy and general good morality surrounding the brand, I love it too much. I always spend a small fortune when I shop there. This time, being well prepared and armed with a list, I was on a mission. I had read some very positive reviews about the new Tea Tree Cool and Creamy Wash so I decided it was high time to give it a try.
Firstly, I can’t believe how inexpensive this wash is….A mere £5! Despite the numerous reviews I had read I forgot to look at the price. This is hands down the best cleanser I have ever tried for a fiver. Ever! Designed for blemished skin, the Cool & Creamy Wash actively treats blemished skin without drying it out. This is a major plus for me as usually products aimed at spotty or spot prone skin are designed to combat oil aswell, thus drying it out. At the moment my skin is dry and spotty. I was delighted to find a face wash that didn’t strip any precious moisture from my face or leave it feeling tight. The Tea Tree formula is aimed to reduce redness and the appearance of spots. I can’t say that this completely clears all spots (an impossible task it seems) but it does reduce their appearance on your face. It is not aimed to stops you getting spots altogether but it definitely reduces redness.
The wash itself is very creamy and soft, especially when worked onto the skin, where it turns to a milky consistency. I apply a small amount, depending on whether I’m wearing makeup or not, to my finger tips and gently work it into my skin. There is quite a strong Tea Tree smell, as expected, from this product. At first it reminded me of the Tea Tree shampoos designed to combat head lice. Not a pretty picture but I got an immediate flashback to being 8 years old and using that shampoo… Despite my initial reaction and memories, I have grown to really love the smell. I now associated with clean, clearer skin. The wash leaves a lovely cooling sensation on the skin. This is particularly tingly and cooling if used in the shower which intensifies the cooling agent.The cleanser is packaged in a plastic tube. My only problem with it is the clear plastic lid which is quite delicate, mine broke when the tube fell in the shower.
The Body Shop Cool and Creamy Wash leaves your skin feeling fantastically smooth and velvety. It’s not the best product for removing tough makeup though. If you are planning to use this to remove makeup, I find it best to cleanse twice so your skin is 100% makeup free. Make sure to avoid using this too close to your eyes as it would sting like mad if it came in contact with them.
Overall, I really love this product and can’t say enough good things about it. It is a definite new favourite and I look forward to using it when I wake up and before I go to bed! Let me know if you have used this before or any other products in the Body Shop Tea Tree range. For more info visit thebodyshop.co.uk.