Trader Joe's Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil

3.4

36 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

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)


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.

1 out of 1 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.


on 1/7/2015 2:16:00 AM

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.


on 12/3/2014 4:17:00 PM

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.


on 12/2/2014 4:51:00 PM

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!


on 8/20/2014 1:08:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got this because my friend swore it would help with my break outs that started on my forhead. but it did no good what so ever. it made it ten times worse.


on 8/9/2014 1:16:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This used to be my favorite cleanser for two years up until I purchased a new bottle this month. New formula=no good! The first thing I noticed was the smell. It smelled strongly of tea tree oil which the previous formula didn't. Second, the consistency was a bit thicker than previous formula. Previous formula was a very runny consistency. I loved the old formula! After 2 days of using the changed formula wash, my skin was red and extra sensitive! Returned it! I have acne prone/dry skin and this wash kept my face under control! I loved the fact that it had no harsh chemicals.
So now I'm on a search for a new wash. I've been using cetaphill for about 4 days and so far so good but is loaded with harmful chemicals and parabens! :( Very sad my favorite wash is no longer the same.


on 7/10/2014 9:34:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I never write reviews for products, and I know I'm in the minority here, but MAN, does my skin hate this stuff. I have acne-prone combination skin that, fortunately, is not particularly sensitive. As a massive beauty product junkie, I will give just about anything a shot that someone somewhere has recommended. However, the 6 or so times I have washed my face with my stuff, I have woken up with a practically guaranteed red, angry breakout the following morning. My skin has not reacted so awfully and predictably with any other product, ever. I retry it once in a blue moon when I feel like shaking things up in my skincare routine, but it consistently leaves me disappointed, not-to-mention blemish-covered. To add insult to injury, the consistency of this wash is extremely runny, plus it smells (and burns) as if you were to apply menthol directly to your face. If your skin sounds anything like mine, please, stay far away.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I absolutely LOVE this product. I was introduced to the TJ's facial cleansing pads with tea tree oil by a friend who swore it would help with my constant cystic acne breakouts and it did. It was a miracle product. So, when I ran out of cleanser I was reading reviews for TJ's other skincare products. I first decided to try Nourish all in one which I really didn't care for, despite the great reviews it got. It was just OK but I preferred my Oil of Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin over the Nourish. Then I decided to try the TJ's foaming face cleanser with tea tree oil and I can honestly say my skin is clearer than it has been in 10 years. This cleanser combined with the facial cleansing cloths with TTO have been a literal miracle for me. Holy grail all the way. I love how clean my face feels and it really has improved my skin. You get a great big ol' bottle for like six bucks too so it's very inexpensive. I promise you I've not had one breakout since I started using it. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

I also use TJ's Enrich moisturizer with spf and every other night I use the TJ's serum which has brightened my skin and made it all sorts of healthy. I am a huge TJ's skincare fan. Two thumbs up on the tea tree oil products!


on 10/29/2013 12:03:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I live in Canada, and I just made my first trip to Trader Joes. I chose this because it contains no SLS which I am allergic to. I have used it several times and find it gentle and effective. I use grape seed oil with a cotton ball to get off my make up first and this gets rid of all traces of that. I have been using Makeup Artists Choice .30 percent Retinol and the Mandelic acid peel for several weeks and this is the perfect compliment. I was using Ole Henriksen Red Tea cleanser and find this just as good at a fraction of the price! Some people complain about the smell, but that is the tea tree:)


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