I am a big TBS aficionado when it comes to their Tea Tree skincare line, but this does disappoint me. I own the original version of this which has the black cap and is called the "blemish stick", but if you look on their website they now call it "blemish gel" and the ingredients are different. So my review is on the original blemish stick. If you look at the ingredients list melaleuca alternifolia oil, which is the scientific name for tea tree oil, is 4th on the list which means that it is a watered down version of tea tree oil with other added ingredients including salicyclic acid. When I applied this to my blemishes it did not do much and I didn't really notice any drying effect at all. I prefer to use a stronger percentage of tea tree oil so I tend to use the tea tree oil from TBS that comes in a glass jar and it's 15% tea tree oil which works much better. Definitely would not suggest this product, at least not with the original ingredients.
What a waste of money. Doesn't works at all, might as well just purchase the tea tree oil instead of this.
Not worth the money. There is barely enough blemish gel to last a week - and that little sponge on the brush got gross and dry-feeling after a few days. I LOVE the Tea Tree line - the gel itself was soothing and lessened the redness of zits! It kind of worked - but this (full-sized!) Blemish Stick was no bigger than a sample...Fail! Get the straight-up TBS Tea Tree Oil and apply w/q-tip. It's $0.50 more for WEEKS/MONTHS worth of product.
It's funny how this product has sucha low rating, I started having breakouts since 16 (few pimples at a time, not too bad, but enough to be annoying), i heard tea tree oil can reduce acne, tried different brands of tea tree oil but they never worked. One day my dad came home from UK and bought me the tea tree set. Amazingly, the pimples slowly reduced and since 17 until now I have flawless pimplefree skin! I stopped using the facial wash when the pimples are gone because they dry my skin to much, so the only thing I sticked to was this stick! When a pimple does pop out, i apply it thickly to cover it and the next few days it will reduce! doesnt work all the time though,esp not on huge painful pimples, I use other methods for those before they come out when I can feel them under my skin usually during my period :) Definitely a product I that consistently get from the Body shop since I was 16 :)
Just did not work. Too low tea tree concentration and did not stay on.
It was the first tea tree product I have been used ever. It simply didn't work at all. It didn't help with my acne or blemishes.
I might buy this again if I can't be bothered to go and get Differin. It did help get rid of blemishes if it was one or two but if it was a large area then it sometimes made it worse. I think my skin eventually became more sensitive to it. The smell was strangely appealing and the liquid itself was cooling. I didn't like how small the bottle was, though.
I have been reading reviews about tea tree oil and when I saw it at body shop I tried it. I also bought the tea tree mask and that broke my skin into cystic acne. The worst form of adult acne I have ever had, I thought it was only the "purging stage " however this blemish stick did nothing but inflamed my acne more . Never again I will try tea tree oil, quite gutted about it I was hoping to go more herbal medicine.
I liked this product. It is a gel that is green but goes on invisible and I dab it on blemishes at night after cleansing and before bed. It doesn't work miracles but after a few days I think the spots improve. It certainly does not sting or seem to cause dryness/redness so you can reapply as much as you like. Smells nice if you like tea tree! I've bought this several times but the major drawback is the amount you get for the price - the tube is tiny. So it turns out more expensive. For UK based readers I think you can get a similar product for cheaper in Superdrug. So I am going to try that.
It is an okay product, buy wouldnt purchase again. don't like the fact that you swap it on the acne and keep re appling and thats where the bacteria will be. didn't really work for me.