Likewise for me, it gave me breakouts after using for around 2-3 times a week for 1 month. At first I thought it made my skin more smooth after exfoliation, but small red spots started forming on my face within the next few days every time I use the product. I used to have acne on my skin long ago but it healed after taking care of it, so I thought I should start exfoliating as I read about its effectiveness for clearer skin online. But after using this product, my acne came back!!! Now I have to go back to square one. I have persistent blackhead problems on my nose as well but this product didn't seem to be effective to unclog my pores. Threw away the product and I think I only used 1/6 of the tube?
The packaging was quite lousy as well because the cap broke and wouldn't close although I don't remember dropping it on the floor in the shower. Saw another reviewer saying her cap broke as well so I think it is likely that it should be a packaging issue.
Con :Ouch. The beads hurt.
Pro: Tea tree scent is pleasant.
What is with all the bad reviews??
I LOVE this stuff, its ment for daily use, but i use it every other day in the shower because my skin is sensitive. This keeps my acne at bay mostly and i just love it.
I have gone through about 5 tubes and reccomend this to everyone i know.
I bought almost the entire tea tree line, the oil, the body wash, the face scrub, the toner, the night lotion and the day lotion. I heard great reviews on the line and gave it a shot because I had tiny bumps along my cheeks and the occasional blemish here and there. Looking back now, I was trying to fix a problem that was very small... And in doing so I made it worse tenfold. I began breaking out when I fist started to use the line, but I assumed it was "purging" my skin of all of the impurities so I continued use. After 2 1/2 weeks, I had multiple cystic pimples (three on my left cheek, three on my forehead, six (yes six!) on my right cheek) but I still assumed it was purging. After a month of continual use my face was destroyed. I have never had acne like this. After a month of stopping the tea tree line the pimples will not go away, and there are even some new ones, along with new acne scars. I honestly don't know what happened... I used everything accordingly and never skipped a day. This line changed my skin for the worse. I am now seeing a dermatologist to attempt to fix what the $60+ tea tree line caused. I urge anyone with sensitive skin to stay far away from this product and I recommend to everyone to get a sample and patch test before buying. In conclusion, i wish I had never bought the tea tree line as it has caused permanent damage to my face.
I love the body shop and especially the tea tree line but I really don't believe that this product actually does anything. If you're looking for an exfoliant trust me, this isn't it.
I dislike this scrub. It does not foam up at all and the little "exfoliators" are actually crushed avocado seeds. The little crushed up seeds are WAYYYY too harsh on my skin and I don't feel like this scrub does anything for my skin at all. This scrub does a bad job at removing anything on my face, especially oil. It is way too pricey and I would definitely not repurchase.
i don't mind this scrub. i use it 1-3 times a week. i don't think it's anything special. doesn't break me out or anything.
I love The Body Shop skincare products especially the Tea Tree and Seaweed line, but this is my least favorite exfoliator I have ever used. When I exfoliate I expect to feel microbeads scrubbing away at the dirt and makeup clogged in my pores but this felt more like rubbing lotion with tiny soft marbles on my face. I've had two of these since I accidentally bought it again and each one I had the cap broke after a couple of uses and the cap wouldn't close. So not only did I not like the packaging but I also didn't like the exfoliator itself. If you are looking for a soft and gentle exfoliator than this might be good for you, but if you want a good scrubbing exfoliator try the seaweed lines pore cleansing exfoliator.
i read reviews expecting this product would be a great exfoliator, but it didn't meet my expectations. I was looking for a exfoliator that had microbeads or apricot powder, instead the exfoliator are crushed apricot stones. It doesn't exfoliate well and it feels scratchy on my skin. I don't use it everyday but it says that it can to help reduce blackheads. Exfoliating everyday will only cause more blackheads to develop.
Brilliant! I had very visible blackheads around my nose and also on my chin, but since using this every day for 2 weeks they can hardly be seen.