Desert Essence • Tea Tree Oil (100% Pure Australian) • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I had a terrible skin reaction to SK II essence recently and to stop the itching, I dipped a cotton bud into the bottle and gently dab it in. This is the first thing I would dab on whenever I get skin rashes or allegies or pimples ie after cleansing the area. It dries up the affected fast and just a little dab on the spot will do it. And to calm down the redness a little Queen Helene mint mask does the trick applied at night and the next morning, I will wash it off and the red spot is almost gone. You will see some skin peeling on the applied area however and the scars will gradually fade away, thank goodness. You can read more reviews on iherb.com and if you feel you wanna try, you get $10 discount if you order more than US$40. Discount code is: AWE322
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
SO...TEA TREE OIL!!!! Who would've thunk it? I had only ever used prescription creams for my acne, and having pretty oily skin, and this stuff being an oil and all, I was kinda freakin out about the whole aspect of putting it on my face. ANYHOO... this stuff is the real deal! Some people suggest using it all over your face, however I just use my prescription acne creams all over my face, and then use this tea tree oil as a spot treatment for my really bad/cystic acne spots. All in all, two major thumbs up! You will get results über fast, and (as an added bonus) the teensy tiny bottle will last you months!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have been using this as a toner by wetting a cotton ball and adding one drop of tea tree oil and one or two drops of jojoba oil. I used to break out constantly on my nose but since I started using this I don't break out as much and when I do the pimples heal faster. A few days ago I got what I think was a giant pimple between my toes, I just put on a drop of tea tree and it was gone by morning. I don't like this as a spot treatment on my face though, It dries out my skin too much, even diluted. I love honey as a spot treatment because it doesn't dry out my skin but I wish it would work faster so I'm going to try mixing in tea tree. I'll add an update on that soon.
I stopped using this on my face, it was just too drying for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
What an amazing natural product. I have been using the desert essence TTO for my dry itchy scalp this winter and it has worked wonders. I add a few drops to my favorite conditioner and let it sit for about 5 mins then rinse really well. Doing this has cured the itchiness and has completely calmed my scalp and it doesn't leave my hair greasy at all. Leaves my hair shiny and bouncy too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Tea Tree Oil is great for treating acne/blemishes. I am guilty of being a skin picker at times - and this is the best thing i've ever used. I literally will apply with a cotton ball ever hour and a cut/mark will be reduced in redness/inflamation/overall by 80% the next day. it's honestly amazing. i've tried everything else (manuka honey, green tea, silver gel, etc) but this is the best. apply ever hour on a cut with zinc or neosporin to cover in between applications. you will be amazed.
i know people complained about the smell -- it is strong but i think it smells good. i like how it makes my bathroom smell i dont mind it at all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Tea tree oil is like magic. I've tried a few brands and had good luck with all of them, but Desert Essence is one of them and it's good stuff. It disinfects cuts, dries up blemishes, and is great for treating my stubborn tragus piercing that just does not want to heal - if it swells up, tea tree oil applied on a q-tip is the only thing that dries out the annoying little red bump. I also wipe down my brow tweezers and nail scissors with it. My friend uses it in her hair to tame flyaways (haven't done that yet). Seriously, if I could only keep five health and beauty products, this would be in the bag. Some people complain about the smell, which is admittedly strong, but I don't mind it. I usually apply the stuff at night so I don't smell like it all day, but it really doesn't bother me. It's potent, but refreshing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is the best tea tree oil you can buy.
Seriously, it makes all the difference in your skin or your health.
I initially started to use tea tree oil as a spot treatment for my pimples, and then realized that I could use it for dandruff and other health issues.
It smells AMAZING. It smells fresh, and clean and doesn't feel gross going on your skin. I bought it for 16$CAN, and didn't realize that the quality you get with Desert Essence is beyond amazing.
I ran out, couldn't find any, and bought a random drugstore brand. It's beyond gross and for the first time I realize why people hate the smell of some tea tree oil. It's insanely gross.
I can't wait to get my hands on this again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the best spot treatment for acne I've ever used! (the pimples usually go away with in a day or two). I know a lot of people have commented on the unpleasant smell, but honestly it doesn't really bother me. It is a potent smell, but it just smells kind of herbal-y, and I kinda like it! The only drawback on this product is that you have to be very careful with it. Because it is so strong! The directions say to dilute it before you apply it to your skin, however, if I have really inflamed acne I won't dilute it and just put a decent amount of it straight onto my skin. You really have to experiment and find out how much you can put on your skin without it irritating it and making it peel but also the right amount that will be effective for clearing your skin. I'd say don't put too much on if you can help it! I did that once and my skin peeled pretty bad (probably because I was putting on like 10 layers of it lol), so I reduced the amount I put on and its amazing!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Tea Tree is really helping the texture and appearance of my skin. It makes blemishes appear smoother and dries them out without any flaking or rashes appearing. I use about two drops to cover affected areas and I use it overnight because under makeup it would be useless obviously. It makes skin really smooth and fresh feeling.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Other
This stuff is pretty nice. I followed the advice of another lady on here and have been using it in tandem with my Persagel layered with CeraVe lotion and I like it a lot so far. It feels very cooling on the skin and seems to calm down my blemishes. I only started using it last night, but so far it's being kind to my face. I had a bunch of little red bumps on my forehead from over-treating with BP, but since I put it on last night with CeraVe lotion, they seem to have calmed considerably. Great stuff.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I started to really get into natural skin care about 2 years ago. I had really terrible acne back in the day and this helped tons. I used it interchangeably with a benzoyl peroxide for a couple months as i was transitioning from chemicals to natural stuff as a spot treatment. I have to say i prefer this over bp.
Like i said i used/use this as a spot treatment. I put it in white heads and those pimples that are emerging but don't have a head yet and this totally wiped them out in 2 days (i applied 2-3 times per day). Some people complain about the smell but i like it. It sort of smells like menthol and earth. Also you need the smallest bit in your spots. Warning: dilute this with water before you use this for the first time. Like take a qtip, douse it in water, then put the oil on it. you might burn your skin if you don't. all in all this is a staple in my skin care.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product dried out a huge cystic pimple on my eyebrow in 6 days. I think that's pretty impressive. Usually, when my cystic acne flares up they linger around for weeks, even up to a month. Yes, it's made the spot extremely dry. But i'll take that over a raging, angry red lump.I've had greater success with this over benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and even retin-a. The top of the product is pretty wide and it distributes a lot of product if I attempt to put it on a cotton ball, so i just spot treat with a q-tip. I use it undiluted on spots, but if you have sensitive skin make sure to mix it with water to avoid irritation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
oh how I wish this would work on me, has realized one's skin is so complicately different that the results of one product will be varied on different person, so take my review wh a grain of salt :)
Skin background : have severe acne since puberty, now I'm 33 and still have those damn cystic acne. Have tried accutane in my 20s then stop and tried acne.org Benzoil peroxide, then tried to look for more natural remedies.
This tea tree oil does not diminish my acne at all, only make the skin on and around it dried out, but even worse, comedones appear all over my face. Overall, I think this stuff actually makes things worst. And the bottle, OMG, dessert essence could improve it by putting a stopper or something on the mouth of the bottle, I had mine gone 1/2 bottle since it leaks during my travelling. So anyway, dissapoint that this product doesnt work, back to the drawing board, I guess..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I am reviewing tea tree oil in it's pure form. I smoothed on a layer of this onto my breakout prone area when I was feeling a breakout coming on. I felt a burning and cooling sensation. Within a day or two my tiny bumps had dried up. You can really feel it working. My only complaint is that I have some peeling skin on the area that I applied it. A warning to anyone trying this though, is that it can cause reactions in some people, so be cautious. If it feels itchy or turns red, you may be having a reaction. Otherwise, it may be a great addition to your skincare regime.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I get that this is supposed to be a natural way to treat MANY skin problems but.....
A. IT SMELLS SO BAD! My fiance said " u smell like a vegetable."
B. My face broke out in a rash so its obviously not the best for sensitive and dry skin.
C. IT WAS 28 dollars! WTH!?
I will not be buying this again. Since I already used it, I will use it to treat sunburns and on my toenails if they are ever acting up but I will NOT put this on my face again. My poor cheeks look like i have rosacea!
I uploaded a pic of me from this morning. My skin calmed down a bit from last night. Last night it was bumpy and super red on my cheeks. Now my cheeks are still red but not as much and the bumps a bit lighter.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is the one product that has been added to my skincare routine, so there is no denying what has completely changed my skin. I was a little hesitant for many years to try tea tree oil because I got some form of it from the Burt's Bees line. The kind that has a little roller ball on the end and you rub it on your skin. When I used that it stung my face so bad and made it terribly red that I would cry.
So fast forward about 3 years and I finally decide to buy this because of all the good things I am always hearing about it. I use it when I cleanse my face and as a nightly product.
When I cleanse my face I combine this with the jojoba oil from Trader Joe's. By mixing it with the oil my face doesn't dry out as badly and there is also a less stinging affect. I also get a nice cool feeling on my face.
At night I apply this to my face with the jojoba oil, Retin- A, L'Occitane moisturizer, Walnut oil and some Aquaphor on top to seal it all in.
Ever since I started using this I have not had to worry about breaking out at all. I just use it to cleanse and apply it with the moisturizer at night and I am good to go. If I feel a pimple coming on for some weird reason I just use a Q- tip, dip it in some tea tree oil and put it on the zit. Gone. Simple as that.
I never thought this would work so well. I think it is the fact that it is pure, 100% tea tree oil. Don't get any stuff that is mixed with other ingredients.
Also, my skin is combination. Oily on the T zone and dry on the sides. I think this would work great for any skin type, just make sure to moisturize morning and night otherwise your face will dry out fairly easily and fast.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I use the 100% tea tree oil from trader joes and it is amazing. The second I feel a pimple coming on I use a q-tip soaked in tea tree and when I wake up the next day, it seems to be much less apparent. I really only get the occasional cystic pimple so I don't know how it would act for any other. I love this stuff though!
Smells so awful though, makes me want to vom.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is one powerful oil that should be used very carefully. I wet a Q tip and then put oil on it and placed it directly on 2 spots on my cheeks. There was a tingling/stinging sensation which I hoped meant the oil was working. Nope.Within hours, both spots had become huge, bright red and stayed that way for days after stopping TTO. I switched from TTO to vicco tumeric and now they are subsiding slowly.
It could be that I applied more than 1 drop because there is no dropper, its easy to use a ton of product at one time. But either way, I will not be experimenting anymore with this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used to have a body piercing and found this stuff based on a recommendation on a message board for effective natural healing techniques. I bought it, used it and didn't think much of it for several years.
A few weeks ago I got the worst acne of my life. Hormonal fluctuations due to unbelievable job stress and that lovely time of month caused my jaw and chin to erupt in pimples of all sizes and severity. I decided top ditch my old face routine and start over. I bought a bottle of this stuff, started soaking a Q-Tip in it, and applying it all over my face, concentrating on the blemishes. The dots on my forehead (minimal ones) vanished and 4 pimples came to a head overnight, which I safely drained and disinfected with more TTO. Since then, I have continued the same routine every day. It's brought more to the surface, but I am riding this wave to have clear skin very shortly. It's exciting! My face is smoother now. Less little unsightly bumps.
- If you have an oily face like me, it will control that. My face feels less greasy even 6 or 8 hours after washing it.
- It's fairly cheap. I bought it at a drug store, so it's pretty accessible too.
- A little goes a long way.
- Strong smelling. I like the smell, but my boyfriend hates it. I have to put it on an hour before bedtime for the smell to dissipate.
- Can make your face feel tight/dry.
- Do not use after exfoliating in the shower. I got a chemical burn (oops!!) but was easily fixed with Aloe (the other part of my routine)
- A powerful neurotoxin. Do not ingest.
I've been using it for 2 weeks and although a couple little zits still remain I look less like a pizza face and more like a human being. Another month or two and I wont have to use concealer anymore! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a natural antiseptic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I am in love with tea tree oil! I use it strictly as a spot treatment for those stubborn hormonal outbreaks that occur around that wonderful time of the month. It works wonders on jawline acne, pretty much killing it before it forms. I recently developed a painful pimple just below my mouth and tea tree oil saved me from a potentially massive disaster. I dipped a q-tip in the tea tree oil and applied it directly to the blemish. Within hours it came to a head which I was then able to extract with just a warm compress. After I applied a second dose of tea tree oil and this morning when I woke up, the blemish had flattened and is now just a tiny red speck. I was amazed! This stuff is wonderful! It is however, extremely drying and burns a little when applied (probably because I didn't dilute it). I would definitely recommend giving it a try.