This is my go to spot treatment, I have been using for 5 years and I always have to have it on hand. I find it works great to keep pimples from forming, especially when used as soon as you feel the dreaded bump coming on, it also helps to heal the spot faster. I also apply this to my frequent breakout areas to keep the pimples at bay. This is definatley a product I cannot live without.
I am not sure how I have lived without a bottle of tea tree oil in my medicine cabinet! I have been using this product for 3 weeks now and can certainly call it HG at this point. I have sensitive acne prone skin and when I do get a pimple they are huge and painful, taking weeks to go away. I had been using this oil to treat ingrown hairs from waxing and it's been fantastic. But after using my usual asprin masks and acne spot treatments on a particularly bad pimple on my cheek I began to dab on tea tree oil 2x a day, even over top of makeup. I began this regimen just 4 days ago and this pimple is nearly gone!! It is now totally flat and only a tiny scab remains. It has not dried my skin out any worse than other acne formulated products, but I also do not break out in my dry area. I've even convinced my husband to use dabs on a large pimple that he had and it is *gone* too now in just days! The price of this product kind of sucks at $9, I have used 1/4 of the bottle in less than a month. But I will try a pure TTO when this runs out and repurchase this exact formula if that fails to work as well as The Body Shop's.
I have been using this for half a year now. I do find it helps reduce my blemishes once I see it start to pop out. But once it does, it doesn't help much trying to control it.
I also use this as a serum after I carefully squeeze my pimple and it stings a little after I put it on, but that's how you know it works!
The smell of it isn't very pleasant, but it's manageable. For the price, I think it's worth a try.
i used to use this before when i had major breakouts, it works pretty well to get rid of the pimple but really dries out the spot to the point where it gets flaky.
I think everybody should have a bottle of Tea Tree oil at home.
It is a really useful product and you can use it many ways - add it to your bath, use it as a massage oil, put it on verrucas to help dry them out, add drops to your pillow before you sleep and apply it to spots.
Everyone else reviewing this said it stings when applied to a spot, yes it does, but I have never found a spot product that doesn't sting. This just reassures me that its working. I do have very dry skin, so I'm used to it drying the spot area out a bit, but once the spot has gone exfoliate and moisturize and no one will ever know!
The only thing I use this for is my bikini line for ingrown hairs when I can't find Tendskin or Skin Doctors. It works pretty good for that, but I would never put any kind of oil on a pimple.
Wow, this stuff really stings! I guess it's all the alcohol, I've never really had problems with TTO itself.
I've tried this on both cystic and smaller acnes. It works somewhat on the surface ones but fails when it comes to those angry, underground spots.
The only way I've used this with success is mixed in with green clay to use as a face mask. Combined, it worked wonderfully to dry up existing spots. This is too harsh of a treatment to be used often though, so I've had this bottle lying around for quite awhile.
Btw, this is way too expensive for the teeny bottle. Try and get 100% TTO if you can, it's inexpensive and works a whole lot better.
I use the oil for steaming ( few drops in the water) at least once a week for a few months and i have noticed a huge improvement in my skin. I like that the oil is natural and has antibacterial properties and is not super harsh on the skin like some other acne medicines or anti bacterial soap.
As a toner, it's nothing really special. I do like the cool, refreshing feeling it leaves after I use it and the smell isn't an issue to me, but the bottles are so small and expensive, as far as natural or home remedy toners go, that I doubt I'd be willing to go back and buy more when I run out. When I add it to masks and exfoliators, the only difference I notice is the smell anyway.
I didn't use this specific brand, I use Herbal Harvest, and I'm not exactly sure of the price because Ginger bought it, but literally right after i put it on it takes away redness and I just love it. The smell is kind of strong though it makes my eyes water.