An absolute must for anyone who suffers from acne! A little background on my face..I've suffered with moderate to severe acne since I was 13, I've been prescribed various oral antibiotics and creams from my Derm and none of them come close to this HG. Recently, I stopped taking my oral antibiotic cuz my skin has never looked better, which I attribute to this. Whenever I feel a deep pimple forming, I apply this directly onto the spot with a q-tip and within hours, it practically disappears. TTO has saved me from so much stress and pain of having cystic acne, especially during my period when breakouts have always flared up. I like this brand of oil since its 100% tea tree without any filler, and for those who worry about putting oils onto their face, don't worry bout it! TTO is non-comedegenic and absorbs into my skin almost immediately. I recommend only applying it to trouble spots at night bc the smell is quite strong and it will dry you out if applied all over IMO. If you're at your wits end with crappy skin, go with this natural cure. Ill repurchase always and try to have a backup on hand :) HG
I've been hearing about the benefits of tea tree oil for years but never tried it until recently! I've ways had a problem with razor burn when I shave my bikini area and nothing I've tried has worked. I found a DIY tea tree oil toner online, mixed up a batch and applied to the area. Within an hour! I could see a dramatic difference in the bumps! I've also used the toner on my face and I've noticed a decrease in redness! The smell is strong though!
Oil of tea tree, oh how I love thee, what magical powers you possess, to solve my every distress. I had to get that out, I've used this in my moisturizer just 3 times and experienced a dramatic turn around in my skin. After over using bha and bp my sensitive skin was left looking like I had a chem. burn on my cheeks plus a bad bout of picking made me want to cry over my appearance. I'd recently bought a bottle of tto (for $13) and decided to make a change, now after just a day and a half my pores have shrunk, my blackheads virtually gone, and for the piece de resistance GREATLY alleviated redness. The way I apply with no irritation is by mixing one drop tto per one pump CeraVe facial moisturizer am in the morning, CeraVe pm in the evening which is about three drops tto each time. I also want add that right after washing my face I apply rosehip seed oil (now brand) directly to any red spots/marks (never active pimples though) and the combination of these products has been great.
This stuff is awesome!!!!!!!! I've always used benzoyl peroxide over the last few years, usually it worked, but not on those painful, inflamed under the skin red zits. Big mistake to have put benzoyl peroxide on them as it only irritated the s*** out of them and only made it worse.
UNTIL I researched online to find something to help these embarrassing big red pimples go away asap! Just a quick stop to walgreens.....$13 for a small bottle. TEA TREE OIL = LIFESAVER
Don't be afraid to put oils on your skin as long as they are 100% natural, it soothes and calms your zits big or small (spot treatment). I spot treat zits undiluted (straight tea tree oil) and seems to work great. It can be drying if put too many times during the day though. If the spot is near your eyes it will seem like your eyes are burning for a bit. TTO will take its time, but it is only helping it! dont pop your big red zits! The smell is pretty strong when first opened and my bathroom smelled like it after a few days.... *__*
I'll never let this tea tree oil leave my side! xoxoxoxo
First, a little background on my skin: I've had issues with acne since high school and it never stopped. Recently, I had a horrible break out on my forehead and it came for no reason. My skin was dry, irritated, and nothing I tried would help (most things actually made it worse). I was at my wit's end and couldn't stand to look in a mirror. I cried over it and felt horrible. My boyfriend even managed to make me feel worse by poking fun at me for it. He didn't mean any harm and thought I'd laugh, and usually, I would have.
Now on to the review.
I'll admit it; I love tto and it seems to love me too. I've been using Jason's tto for about a month and I've seen a huge improvement in my skin.
I usually only use it at night (be warned, this stuff smells awful the first few times you open the bottle) after cleansing with an off brand of cold cream (original Pond's ingredients). I then dilute it with water 50/50 and use a cotton ball to pat it into my skin. After that, I add a couple more drops and use a q-tip for spot treatment.
I read here that tto is usually very drying, but my skin just eats it up. I've had absolutely no drying whatsoever even on the times when I do use it undiluted.
Now, on to how it works. Since I bought the cold cream to pull impurities to the surface of my skin, I wanted something that would help each spot vanish faster and leave no scar. Well, this does it! After a couple days, every active spot I've applied it to is just gone. Even better, I know it's this combo that's working for me. My mom fell in love with the cold cream, but she wasn't expecting it to pull anything out. It did and she came to me worried and fretting. I dabbed some of my tto mixture on the single spot she had (lucky) and within two days, it was gone, no scar, no nothing. Her skin is again perfect.
Bonus: my mom looked at me yesterday morning before I took her to work and she commented on how much clearer my skin was. I literally ran to the mirror and my jaw fell open in shock. My acne scars had been fading and I hadn't even noticed! I was so busy with the active stuff that I hadn't even looked at the scars. I looked at a picture I'd taken before starting treatment and realized it was absolutely true.
This is not a miracle use-it-once-and-get-perfect-skin-forever product. But! It has improved my skin greatly with perseverance and patience. I will continue to use this regime and look forward to finally having lovely skin.
I have used this for about a week. I have sensitive skin and i had no reaction other then a weird feeling when it was on. As everyone should know the smell is pretty bad but eventually you get used to it. I would put this on and it would feel like my skin was pulsing. SOunds awful right ? well i took it off expecting a rash.. nothing. But i did notice it cleared up a blemish i had. So the next day i tried it again and fought though a bit of the weird pulsing feeling and still had no reaction. It Did help clear up acne by drying it out but then again after the acne was just a red mark, the skin was really dry. After exfoliating my skin looked way better and like i said the acne had gone down.
This works as a really good spot treatment but any bit on the rest of the skin and you look like your face wants to shed a layer of skin. =p
Yes, it stinks. Yes, it works.
This is great for clearing blemishes. It is drying, so don't go overboard and use too much. Besides, the smell might kill you before it dries your skin out. Wet the end of a q-tip with a couple drops and dab on blemishes. Use 1-2X/day and inflammation will start to shrink within 24 hours.
I did a science experiment in high school testing various products' efficiency at killing one type of bacteria that causes acne. This did better than anything else I could buy at the drug store. However, when I try to use it on my pimples it has no result. I will apply it to a pimple and the pimple will just continue to grow unimpeded. As well, even extremely diluted tea tree oil turns my sensitive skin red for days. It did well in my science experiment and seems to work for some people, so I am not totally panning it, but it didn't work for me.
At first, this product seemed to work. It reduced my pimple size very slowly, day by day. I noticed that the bigger pimples went away, while very small pimples popped up every where else. It clogged my pores on my forehead and chin. I had small skin colored bumps everywhere. It was disgusting. The smell is horrible and so is the result.
For reference I have oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin.
I have been using this for about 6 months now to spot treat pimples. They literally disappear overnight when I apply this and do not dry my skin out. It has helped with old acne scarring as well. I put a few drop into my witch hazel toner and it helps to make my face smoother. It has a strong smell but it really doesn't bother me. Also, whenever I feel a cold sore forming I apply a small dot to the area and no more cold sore tingle, better than Abreva in my opinion and lasts forever. Will definitely buy again!