Thursday Plantation • Tea Tree Oil • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||94%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Of all the treatments I've tried, I think I like TTO the best. Why, yes, I do. Most of the topicals you can purchase nowadays contain either Salicylic Acid (which made me peel far too much for my liking) or Benzoyl Peroxide (which burned my skin and caused severe dryness). I dislike both of those options and wanted something more natural this time so I gave TTO a go and was really pleased with its effectiveness.
Some points if you're interested:
- It seriously stops the pimple/blemish (even cystic!) dead in its tracks. Though the pimple will not completely disappear overnight, it definitely works to eat away at the bacteria causing the problem. And it goes to work instantly so if you catch a blemish early enough, it'll hardly become a problem for you as TTO will take it from there.
-It does not cause peeling or dry skin. I found that the only side effect was a bit of redness on the areas you apply it. However, I should note that I did NOT dilute as maybe you should? (what can I say, I live on the edge. :P ok, yeah, not really) I used it raw out of the bottle and applied with a Q-Tip to problem areas. It feels somewhat cold on your skin but is NOT at all painful. The redness does die down a littttttttttttle once the TTO dries but, yes, it is still there. Personally, I was willing to put up with the redness, considering the chemical topical alternatives can and HAVE done much worse.
-This may only make sense to me, myself and I but I love that it kills the bacteria WITHOUT bringing it to a head. Yes, yes, I know I'm weird. And yes, it may take a day or two longer to disappear this way, but it honestly makes my life so much easier when concealing it under makeup since there is no break in the skin, no dryness/peeling to deal with, rather, I only have to contend with the redness instead of all three like with other chemical-based counterparts. Anyone see what I mean? No? Only me? Ok moving on...
- Speaking of makeup, you can even wear TTO UNDER your makeup and forget about it for the day while it goes to work. What I mean is you won't have to worry about what it's doing to your face throughout the day. Let me explain why this makes me happy: Again, I don't know if it's only me who has had to deal with this but let me tell a little story; I once had a pimple that I figured I would treat with Clean&Clear's S.A. throughout the day. It said right on the bottle that it is PERFECTLY FINE to wear under makeup, so I figured this was a great way to speed up the healing process and get rid of the sucker. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of believing that it would be fine. I was horrified when I looked in the mirror half way through the day to find that the S.A. had made me peel, taking my concealer/powder/confidence with it. :/ Not cool. Needless to say, I never wore Salicylic Acid in public ever again. Anyway, TTO on the other hand will work under your makeup and will not give you any surprises that will make you cringe.
Overall, I'd say TTO is the best alternative to Benzoyl Peroxide, without the dryness or burning. As others have said, it's not a miracle worker but it certainly does help and so far it's one of the only products that can actually combat cysts. It's not overly cheap (10ml for $8 where I am) but seeing as you don't need to use very much for it to take effect, I suppose it's not terribly priced either. As well, it has quite a long shelf life, as long as it's stored properly. The smell bothered me at first (it has a spicy smell imo) but once I was used to it, I came to tolerate and even like it. Anyway, I definitely recommend TTO as an alternative to the harsh chemicals that may very well be damaging your skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
this is one of my staple product. I use this for everything:add to bath,add to shampoo or face wash, use on pimples or cuts, mix with cleansing detergents when I'm cleaning my house, etc.
this doesn't burn, and I quite like the smell. this is just pure tea tree oil which I'm so grateful of. unlike body shop's tea tree oil,which has bunch of crap in it and sold more expensive than this.
the packaging is not travel friendly! this will spill! so when traveling I put this in a old opague glass serum bottle I have,it has a dropper and is wonderful for this product.
I like Thursday plantation products in general, but this is my fave
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have been suffering from mild acne for a long time. I always get these nasty whiteheads all over my face. Sometimes these whiteheads would turn into pustules. So I have been, and I am still trying to find the perfect solution to treat my pimples. Anyways, this product is good for spot treatment only. Do not rub it over your entire face because it will cause redness. I think it is a relatively effective spot treatment. It dries up the infected area and it fastens the healing process. But do not expect a miracle. Treating acne and pimples need time. Do not expect an overnight result. It takes time but I would say, it does help mostly with pustules but not so much whiteheads/blackheads.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a great product for different cosmetic uses. Tea Tree oil is a well-rounded cosmetic oil, mainly for it its antiseptic properties. I've learned to love the smell. I use it after extractions, baths, soothing my eczematous sensitive skin, cleaning my dog's ears. It is very strong stuff so it is necessary to dilute it. It is important to use it in moderation - it can actually dry skin if used excessively. I was using a little too much for a wound on my face and dried it out. For my dog's ears, I add 2 drops to 1/4 cup of water and stir with a q-tip. For my eczema, I mix in multiple drops into my grapeseed oil (Aura Cacia makes a good one) and use the mixture to moisturize and treat my skin. For extractions, I use two drops on a q-tip on the extracted area. Tea Tree Oil will be a longtime friend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Why haven't I been told about tea tree oil sooner! So tired of trying to control my acne only for it to flare up on my shoulders/back. My doctor mentioned tea tree oil, so I tried it and it's clearing up my body acne beautifully! I had been using benzyl peroxide 5% and what it took weeks to do, tea tree oil is doing in days! AND bp made my skin so dry and patchy, tea tree oil *smooths* away acne. I've only been using it a few days and I'm already in love. It is also working on my face. I knew there had to be a more natural way to get rid of something my body was naturally creating. I can't describe how happy I am about my body acne clearing up...I can finally wear tank tops again!
I bought a 25ml bottle for $10 Canadian in the vitamin aisle of the drugstore. 100% pure, I put it on a q-tip and dab onto problem areas. It has a plant-y smell, that I like, and I feel so much better putting something natural on my skin. If things continue, I will never use another topical acne treatment. Also, apparently TTO has many, many other uses!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I've only been using this for two days, and I'm already amazed.
I have really bad acne around the chin which seems to flare up especially around summer, driving me crazy by itching and hurting like hell. I've tried EVERYTHING it seems. Found some info on how TTO is awesome for acne. I have used it before as a kid, on foot warts of all things.
I mixed it with cold pressed aloe vera gel and put it on before my heavier moisturizer. And holy shit. My Rocky Mountains of acne on my chin haven't itched since, and it looks smaller and, all in all, much healthier. This comes as such a relief, and I'm hoping it continues in this awesome way!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This is the 3rd bottle that I've been using. Love this product, it's natural. I use it as insect repallent for my nieces and nephews and as spot on blemish care. It dries up acne like any other branded skincare treatment with a lower pricing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
i first came across this product from my mom as she is really into the organic and no chemical stuff and this product suits what she prefers to use. the smell doesn't really faze me, i quite like it but i would use this product over and over again for my break outs. this morning i woke up to white heads and cysts and i flipped. out. but i dabbed this product using a cotton bud and looked away for 5 minutes. i swear, the pimples looks smaller than before i put the product on. definitely an amazing product
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Have been using this product for 2-3 years .. Initially it is pretty effective when comes to eliminating pimples .. But recently it doesnt seems to be working any more .. Thus change to aloe vera gel to remove pimples .. I can see small pimples disappear within hours since i use the aloe vera gel as a pimple-diminishing mask .. :) .. Smell is overpowering at times .. And some times it will cause my face to flake a little ..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I absolutely adore this!! I agree with the other reviewers, this product is so multi purpose and amazing, it really works. I like to rub it, undiluted, onto parts of my face that are prone to break outs a few times a week and I dab any on spots and it kills them overnight and keeps my skin clear. My skin is a bit sensitive and I've had no problems with irritation, stinging,dryness etc the product is very gentle. I love that it is organic and 100% pure tea tree oil. I don't mind the smell, it's quite soothing. My only gripe is that the bottle, the 10ml one at least can get a little messy, but it's not too much of an issue. I love love love this stuff!! It's a necessity :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is definately something you can't be without in the medicine cabinet. It is so good for skin problems, a little bit goes a long way. I use it as an alernative to the Blemish stick that TP makes, that is really unhygienic. All you need for this is a cotton bud and then you can dab it on problem areas and throw the used bud away and its so much better. You can get it for under $10 at most supermarkets so its completely affordable.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Its amazing and it has brilliant anti-bacterial properties. It can be used for various uses but I mainly use it for my breakouts. I have very acne-prone skin and I add about 3-4 drops of this into my moisturizer when I have major breakouts and then I follow up with dabbing drops of the tea tree oil onto my pimples directly. I would not recommend sensitive skin people to use as liberally as I did as it can be a bit too much for your skin(about 1-2 drops would be ideal). It works like a dream! Pimples are significantly reduced the next day! Awesome or what? Also I pour about 5-6 drops of it onto my palm and apply it onto my back to cure my minor bacne and to keep it under control and boy is it working wonders. Lastly the PACKAGING is AMAZING. Although it comes in a glass bottle it is very hardy and I ain't kidding. I once dropped it and I stared in horror but boy was I amazed, the bottle did NOT shatter. In fact it survived unharmed other than a tiny tiny chip on the bottom. In conclusion AMAZING PRODUCT! 5 stars!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is very good tea tree oil. I think it's quite pure and not watered down. I trust this brand for their tea tree products, and I also use their Tea Tree mouth wash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
ahhh multi use products how i love thee!!
this is the only teatree oil i use. picked up for i think 12 dollars in the supermarket? i initially bought this to help with the bouts of breakouts and pimples i was getting and boy was it effective!! (i used this in conjunction with an oatmeal cleanser/mask)
i mixed 1tsp TTO and 10tsp water, soaked a cotton pad in the solution and used it on my breakout areas and general face, let it dry and then moisturized. this solution can definately be manipulated to be stronger or weaker and it definately keeps pimples at bay. Also for a spot treatment i dropped a drop or two on to a cotton tip and dabbed it on my pimples. i LOVE how it has the little dispenser oil bay thing inside the bottle to dispense only drops of oil at a time which saves alot of potential wastage of such a good product.
not only is it good for your breaks out but its a good disinfectant for itchybites, scratches and what not so definately keep a bottle of this handy in the medicine cabinet.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
As far as i'm concerned this is the original and the best pimple treatment around. TP TTO is the brand found in every pharmacy and supermarket in Australia, it is 100% pure and always fresh and potent, the dark glass jar is also a bonus. I use it straight from the bottle and rub into a pimple with a clean finger and while it doesn't make the pimple disappear it stops them getting worse. I alternate between this and Mario Badescu's buffering lotion and while neither products are perfect, everyone needs an acne treatment every now and then and i think TTO is the best for 'normal' acne and the buffering lotion the best for deeper cystic pimples.
Also if your skin is just feeling a bit dirty and you feel like a breakout is on it's way i like to mix a few drops of this in with my moisturiser and the anti-bacterial properties work wonders. You certainly don't need to bother with The Body Shop TTO moisturiser which as far as i can ascertain is just water, TTO and thickening agents. A bottle of this is dirt cheap and can be used any way you like, chuck out your clearasil and use this instead, you won't regret it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Yes, I just have to confirm everything the reviewer 'user24678' said about this product. I too use it similarly for pimples, cuts, insect bites. Anything that I think may need an antibacterial on it. I used it for an ear infections once, diluted in water and used a dropper to put it in my ear and it was all fixed in a two days. I notice when I used this stuff on pimples it will dry up and heal the ones that are nearly finished or not major, but if it is a pimple that hasn't run its course it will bring it to a head very quickly and then it will clear up. Brilliant stuff, I always have a bottle on hand. I believe it is antifugal, antibacterial, antiviral and can be used for head lice, pimple, cold sores, bites, insect repellent, mouth gargle, and more. It does not gain a resistance to bacteria like antibiotics do as it is a naturally occurring essential oil. Personally I wouldn't be without it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this product. It's my favourite thing in my medicine cabinet because it has many uses and is effective in all of them. I use this to clean cuts and scrapes, dry up/kill pimples (works better than anything else at this), disinfect my tweezers and other tools, dabbed under my nose for aiding with nasal congestion, and I also used it to help clear up my face when I had a nasty bout of perioral dermatitis (fine acne-like dermatitis caused by steroid creams or overspray from steroid inhalers or nasal sprays), which it also worked really well at. I've used other brands of tea tree oil, but I'd say this is my favourite, mostly just because they all vary slightly in fragrance, and this one smells the best. The smell may not be for everyone (and it's STRONG and it lingers for hours and hours), but I personally find it soothing. Would highly recommend!