Trader Joe's Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

3.5

41 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Castille Soap (water, coconut] oil, tall oil, potassium hydroxide), glycerin, tea tree leaf oil (eco-harvest), chamomilla recutita flower extract, GoldenSeal root extract, hedychium coronarium root extract (Awapuhi), Bladderwrack, cymbopogon martini oil (Palmarosa), bitter orange peel oil, lavender oil, chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower oil, calendula officinalis flower oil, callitris introtropica wood oil (blue cypress)


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

My favorite face wash! My skin is pretty normal, but can get funky if I use the wrong products. I first remove all makeup with TJ's jojoba oil. I then use about half a pump of this, I suds it up in my hands before I put it on my face. I massage it all over for 1-2 minutes. It rinses very easily and leaves my skin super clean and ready for lotion. The tea tree smell is strong, but I like it.
It doesn't cause any irritation or breakouts, and is very affordable! I used to use expensive, high end skin care, but my skin (and my wallet!) have been much happier with Trader Joes!
My skincare routine that I swear by:
TJ's Jojoba oil- remove makeup, massage whole face
TJ's Spa Facewash with Tea Tree oil
TJ's Nourish Oil-free Antioxidant moisturizer
TJ's Vitamin E Oil- as an eye cream
TJ's Nourish Antioxidant Face serum- as a primer
I am in no way affilaited with Trader Joe's, I just totally love their products!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I love this stuff! It leaves your face squeaky clean and glowing. It also feels so fresh and tingly! My mom also started using it and her skin looked so vibrant and much younger too! I do recommend, however, that you DO NOT USE THIS IN THE EYE AREA. Trust me, I did and it's extremely irritating because it contains tea tree oil. I use the Trader Joe's Jojoba Oil for makeup removal after I cleanse.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I really wanted to love this product. The first time I used it, it left my face clean, fresh, and glowing. Loved! But after the second use, I developed a pimply rash all over my face. This has never happened to me before from any product. I must be allergic to something in it. It works for others but didn't work for me. I still love TJ's, especially the tea tree hair products.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I am in my late 30s and have normal to slightly dry skin with no real issues or problems, other than some recurring blackheads on my nose. So far, I am completely in love with this cleanser. It is a very liquid-y cleanser in a pump bottle. It is a castile soap base with several added essential oils & botanical extracts. I use 1 pump on my Clarisonic Mia, and it is the perfect amount for my entire face. It foams up really well and rinses clean. I keep my eyes closed during the cleansing process, and I rinse thoroughly, and I have not had any problems with this getting into or burning my eyes. I do go over my eye area with this as a preventative measure (I sometimes have blepharitis & tea tree oil is a treatment for that), but again, I've never had any problems with this burning my eyes, so long as I rinse well before I open them. I use this once daily in the mornings, always use a toner & moisturizer after, and I have had only minimal issues with dryness. (For reference, I found Philosophy's Purity Made Simple far too drying for my skin.) I will say that I am only able to use this during the summer months when my skin is less dry. It does dry out my skin with extended use in the cooler weather. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling very clean, and I have noticed that the blackheads on my nose are vastly reduced. My skin also seems to be much more smooth & radiant with this cleanser. It does have a very herbal/medicinal scent, like tea tree oil, but I actually like it. I also have not had any problems with my pump clogging, as others have mentioned. This is also very good for washing your makeup brushes. I can say that this is made by Desert Essence and is the same formula as their Thorougly Clean Face Wash, if you don't have a Trader Joe's near you. I am loving this so far and I will definitely repurchase!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

CONS :
1) the packaging sucks the pump always gets clogged even if i use it every single day.
2) its too liquidy.. So it makes it more vinerable of it fallin to your eyes it burns like hell when it does. I was my face from bottom up so as soon as im done washing my forhead i rinse of so it wont slowly make its way to my eyes

PROS:
1) it has a strong smell of tea tree oil but i love it
2) it clear up my bad acne in 5 days i still get a ocasional pimple here and there but its not as bad as it was before i used it. ( I HAD HORMONAL ACNE)
3) it has No Sodium Laureth Sulfate instead it has castille soap
5) fades away acne scars
6) makes acne dry faster than with other acne washes

Alot of people started complementing on my skin after i started using this.. I love it im sticking to this face wash


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Absolutely love this cleanser. Works better than the Nourishspa neither broke me out but I can see and feel a difference with this. The moment I pump it into my hands my eyes remains closed until after I rinse. It is really strong but doesn't feel that way on my skin. I'm certain it's the tea tree my eyes become watery if I leave them open once I dispense it. Therefore keep your eyes closed. This is great of you have acne prone oily sensitive skin. This is the first oil cleanser that doesn't have a drying effect but still manages to get my skin super clean. I have not experienced any issues with the pump. The consistency is liquidity but it didn't take me long to get use to. It's worth the price and you get a great deal of product. I follow up with Dickinsons Witchhazel as a Toner then I moisturize with Trader Joe's Nourish Moisturizer. I have not tried this with makeup as yet but I would oil cleanse first then follow up with this cleanser.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

My new favorite cleanser. Helps fade acne much more than their gel cleanser. The texture is very watery but it's easy to get used to. It stings if you get it in your eyes while the gel cleanser is tearless, but it may be due to ingredients like tea tree oil which you're really not supposed to get in your eyes. Just something else to get used to. I massage this all over my face and let it sit for a minute, then I close my eyes and go over my eye area quickly and immediately rinse my face. This stuff works much better on pores that have been opened by warm water or steam. It shrinks pimples the most for me when I use it in the shower while my conditioner soaks into my hair for a minute. It really dries out my face so I always follow with moisturizer(trader joes spf 15 moisturizer) and chapstick (palmers cocoa butter swivel stick). When I have tough makeup to get off, i wash my face with this 2 times and follow up with a toner (Dickensons witch hazel) to make sure I get everything off (note: I always use this toner after, even if I don't wear makeup). To get off eye make up don't use this though, it will sting and it's too drying for the eye area. Use a makeup remover or baby wipes, then wash. I think this was about $5 or $6 at Trader Joes. I've had it for about 1.5 months and there's about 3/4 left. I use it 1-3 times a day. No problems with the pump.
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EDIT:
I used this for about 3 months. It worked well for healing active acne. Just before/during/after using a TCA peel I couldn't use this for a little while. During that time I was supposed to use a gentle cleanser so it wouldn't hurt the new skin I was getting. Then I thought to myself, "Why use something twice a day on my face that isn't good enough or gentle enough to use during a peel? What is that doing to my skin in the long run?" So I decided to ditch this and use something better for skin. I am trying out CeraVe foaming face wash this week and am not yet sure how that will go.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I'm conflicted. I like how this cleans my combination skin, and I think that my skin looks good after using this for a couple of weeks. The packaging however kinda kills it. Others have mentioned the clogged pump issue, and this has been a repeat problem for me that became a much larger issue when the product squirted up and out and into my eye. DO NOT GET THIS STUFF IN YOUR EYE. It says it on the package and the package isn't lying. I've started running the tap into the pump before and after washing, hopefully this will alleviate the problem because I really don't want to do that again. My eye is okay, but was read for an hour or so this morning and felt grainy until the afternoon... I guess it's really clean now though.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

My HG cleanser. It's a great, gentle (imo-- my skin can be sensitive at times), that helps keep skin clear of acne. Typically I use it only at night after removing makeup, but during the summer if I feel a little oily I might use it in the morning as well.

Great packaging, price point, and a nice simple product that gets the job done. I recommend this to everyone, but try only using it in the evenings. Twice a day will most likely be too drying.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I use this face wash interchangeably with Exposed Skin products and between the two my breakouts are minimal and my acne scars have faded so much. Avoid eye contact though, this facewash will burn them!


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