I really like this face wash. It cleanses my skin and keeps breakouts at bay. But I also think the reason this face wash works so well with me is HOW I use it. I first put a quarter size amount onto my hand and then rub both hands together until I get a really nice foam, then I apply the foam onto my face. I feel like this way the cleanser is a lot gentler and lightweight but it is still effective for treating breakouts. I know there's a foam version of this cleanser but it does not work nearly as well as this cleanser. I would recommend this with anyone with mild/moderate acne.
I do not have words to explain how much I love this product! It is by far One of the best face wash I've ever used! I have a very oily T-zone and had some blackheads on my nose area and this wash made all that go away! I have been using this along with the toner and the night lotion and it does wonders for my face! I literally have tried everything for my oily T-zone and this product made my oily face disappear! My face used to get greasy within 30 mins top after doing my makeup and after using this followed my MAC's prep+ prime my face has looked amazing! Everyone at my work noticed and compliment me a lot. I work at a Golden Corral and working in the bakery sucks do to the heat and I would come out a mess outta there but now my makeup looks perfectly fine do to this little guy along with the toner and night lotion. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone with oily skin! People with dry skin should stay far away from it though because this will dry you out a lot more! I love this product and I will DEFINITELY be re-purchasing this!
I love love LOVE this face wash! The smell is so great and I love the fact that it gives you that cool sensation after washing your face. It does a great job of removing oil but it tends to be a little drying if you use too much. As for acne control goes, I don't see much of a difference. This wash is a little pricey but I still love it because one bottle can last me for quite a while! Would definitely repurchase until i find sth better.
I hate this product so much. It really broke me out. Before I was using Biore's blemish ice cleanser and decided that I should switch up my make up. Worst mistake. I got so many break outs on my forehead and on my skin, just no. It was horrible. When I switched back, most of it disappeared. I was recommended the entire line from my friend who has PERFECT skin and she says she swears by this product. I think she just has naturally beautiful skin because this was so terrible. Also some of my other friends have tried this and hate it as well. I have the entire line in my bathroom cabinet still and it is almost full. It was pretty cheap since I got it on sale but whatever, still not worth it. Packaging is bad too, I personally prefer bottles with the pump. Would totally not buy this ever again and wouldn't recommend.
I started using this face wash about 8 years ago. I always bought other face washes, but somehow always came back to this one. I have very oily skin, and this wash feels like it cuts through grease and leaves a nice clean face. I won't say that it necessarily clears up acne, but with consistent use it, it keeps acne away. It is drying, that is true. I have oily skin though so I have no issues with it. I usually follow up with a moisturizer. For the past year, I have not been using this daily...what I do is: switch between a scrub wash (st ives) or organic wash (juice organics brightening cleanser) and I save this tea tree oil wash for those times that I really need a cleansing for my oily face. It lathers up very nicely. I find that my face gets used to products and then becomes sort of immune to them. This trick allows me to use the tea tree oil face wash and expect a good result every time. It is perfect for those humid summer days when my face constantly feels greasy. The minty cooling feeling it has on the skin is also very soothing. If you're thinking about trying this product, go to The Body Shop and ask for a sample. They are usually very generous and will give you enough to last you 3-5 days. If you decide to buy it, it will last you a long time. It costs just as much as some of the popular drugstore brands, but instead of a small tube, you get a big bottle. Worth the $!
Incredibly drying. This actually exacerbated my breakouts to an unbelievable degree and I started getting deep, under the skin nodules as a reaction to how harsh and irritating this cleanser was.
If your skin is combination or has ever displayed any sensitivity or tendency to overdry, stay far away from this face wash. I literally had the worst skin of my life during the month that I tried this cleanser and felt too ashamed to go out anywhere. AWFUL.
I used this for about a year before realizing that it wasn't worth it. My skin is usually pretty clear, but I have breakouts once or twice a month. This never helped my skin. And it didn't help my SO's acneprone skin either. But using the full set made me feel like I was doing something good for my skin. I finally decided to throw it away when I realized it had color dye in it. Seriously? Why do I need green dye in my skin care products?
This cleansing wash smells like tea tree and has a hint of menthol tingle. It is a basic cleanser that did not leave my face feeling dry or tight. I would not count on this to remove makeup or sunscreen. I used this mostly as a morning cleanser. I did not notice any improvement in blemishes while using this product.
In my early twenties, my acne was pretty rough. I had a friend who worked at the body shop and she suggested this product to me. It absolutely helped, the ONLY product that worked better for me was proactiv, and I REALLY don't like their "customer service". So I stuck with this product. I'm now in my late twenties, and it's only once a month I get any breakouts, the rest of the time my focus is cleaning without drying my combo skin. However, back in my 20's my husband started using this product too, and HE loves it. This works out for me, because when I get my random breakouts, it's still in the house, ready to save the day. I would recommend this product and other products in the tea tree oil line for acne prone skin and/or oily. I WOULD NOT to anyone with Dry skin, it will likely strip you. As far as packaging goes, I don't care what a package looks like if the product works. This package doesn't hinder use so I'm cool with it. It feels like you're getting a deep refreshing clean when you use it, and it does lather nicely. The smell? meh, it smells clean, but I wouldn't go out and buy the oil for the oil burners and make my house smell like it...EVER. I know when people come on this site when they have used a product for a day to give you a review, not always helpful I find. This is a product I've had in my house for about 7 years, and I don't use it daily because my needs have changed, but I still like the product
Too drying of a product. Also the consistency can't be good for skin - it suffocates it. Tea tree oil itself can work wonders for oily and acne prone skin - but stay away if you find your skin is more dry.