Unlisted Brand • Tea Tree Oil • Skincare - Body
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is one of the natural skin care products that is actually extremely effective! It works well. Always dilute the pure tea tree oil with some water. Results are quick with this and inflammation decreases. Good luck!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
AVOID 100% TEA TREE OIL! - See Pictures.
I think a lot of people are turning to tea tree oil because they're seeing that it's being compared to benzoyl peroxide. I know that there is one study out there:
The study states,
"The results of this study showed that both 5% tea-tree oil and 5% benzoyl peroxide had a significant effect in ameliorating the patients' acne by reducing the number of inflamed and non-inflamed lesions (open and closed comedones), although the onset of action in the case of tea-tree oil was slower."
This study is giving a lot of people high expectations for tea tree, and I just want to let you guys know, if you're going to do this, you MUST dilute the tea tree oil! I did my own 15-day study with pictures, and I used 100% tea tree oil, and this broke me out like crazy! If you want to see my pictures, you can check them out here:
Be sure to dilute the tea tree if you try this!! Most studies suggest using 95% (carrier oil) 5% tea tree oil. I was confused as to how you can go about doing this, but it's extremely simple. If you were to use a carrier oil, or water, simply use 95ml of the carrier oil or water, and mix with 5ml of tea tree oil! :)
It's as simple as that! I do know that 100% benzoyl peroxide would practically melt anyone's face off! So if you're going to use tea tree oil, the same rule applies! Use at your own risk, but I definitely would not use any concentration of tea tree oil above 5%.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought tea tree oil to use as a spot treatment about a week and a half ago and so far it's great. At first, I made the mistake of applying it to my face undiluted. It burned a shit ton and smelled downright awful, so I added a good amount in a spray bottle filled with water and now it burns a lot less. Now it just feels like a refreshing tingle, which I like. It makes any pimples shrink seriously like magic. It's cheap too - about $7.50 for a 2 oz bottle (however you only need a little so it will go a long way). Will definitely repurchase. Very good, natural product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I keep trying it and want to love it, but it just doesn't work for me. First, I can't get past the smell! If I even use just one tiny drop, the smell (and it is not a pleasant smell) permeates the entire room. It is so bad that I have to wash it off.
Also, upon use, it immediately irritates my skin and turns it red.
I had read this is supposed to be a great all-purpose product and is good for treating skin issues, irritation, infection etc., but it didn't do anything for me at all. Aquaphor or Calmoseptine is much better.
I threw away the first bottle I bought, and I am about to throw away the second bottle as well. I won't make that mistake again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great product, extremely effective for fighting acne breakouts. I bought this based on a recommendation from my sister, she swears by this. And I saw that it had a high rating on MUA's product reviews too. Now that I've tried it myself I see why.
Very impressive results- I found that it calms down the redness and shrinks up my blemishes literally overnight. Even the big under-the-surface ones. I just apply it straight out of the bottle using a cotton pad. It is drying but I expect that from any acne treatment so that doesn't bother me at all.
The brand I bought is called Acu-Life and I found it at the drugstore next to the bandages and first-aid ointments. It cost 9.99 for a 1oz bottle that I think is going to last a very long time.
I give this four lippies instead of five only because this product REEKS. The stink is unbelievable. It smells exactly like Pine Sol to me- except stronger! If you can tolerate the smell I recommend this product very highly. Will definitely buy again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
OMG. What can I say...this has been a MIRACLE for my skin. My skin decided it was going to have a mid-20s crisis and break out like crazy. I had the worst acne in my life last summer, and nothing seemed to be helping. I even turned to the dermatologist and tried 3 different prescriptions before giving up on them. I honestly tried this as "Hail Mary" attempt after listening to my "natural health" guru friend rave about it. I started mixing a few drops of this to my nighttime moisturizer each evening, and HOLY CRAP what do you know....I've had clear skin for almost a year!
Be careful not to use too much, 2-3 drops mixed with moisturizer or carrier oil is plenty. DON'T apply this by itself as it will dry your skin to the point of burning. I have applied it directly to a pimple without mixing and have had good results, but the skin around the pimple will be dry. Right now I'm just using a Trader Joe's bottle of Tea Tree Oil, but I've used organic versions from my local health store as well. So far, each brand has been equal as far as effectiveness. After wasting so much money on acne treatments, I can't believe such a simple inexpensive cure to my acne was right under my nose this whole time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love tea tree oil for acne but you definitely have to be careful with it. I put it on breakouts and zits and it is usually way more effective than salicylic acid. It can be very strong though, so use it sparingly! A few days ago, I had a breakout on my chin and dipped a q-tip in the tea tree oil and applied to my skin. The next morning, the zit was almost completely gone BUT the tea tree oil had dripped down my chin slightly without me noticing and now I have a big red spot where it irritated/burned the rest of my skin. As long as you're very careful with it, tea tree oil can be a great treatment for acne. Plus, it's not expensive...I got a small bottle from a natural food market for about $12 and I've had it for at least 6 months now (and I still have a lot left). Only negative besides irritating the skin sometimes is that it's very drying, but that's to be expected of course. Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a new way to treat your acne!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I got Tea Tree Oil 2 days ago, and I already loved it after the first night of applying it. I don't know why I waited so long to try it...
So, I had 2 under skin bumps which where on my skin for about 7 days. That never happens to me and I don't really know the reason why they showed up. I used a liquid called Salicyl Resorcini that my dermatologist swears by (it's supposed to do the same thing as tea tree oil but it's just too harsh and drying, so I had dry patches for days). Then I picked up Tea Tree Oil and the morning I woke up from having it on the whole night (after it fried I put my LRP Effaclar Duo on) and the bumps weren't as big anymore and it started forming whiteheads which is great because it's more annoying to have a bump than a blemish. Afterwards I just put some Zinc paste on to the blemishes and they're literally gone, just because of the tea tree oil which helped them finally come out. I put it on some pimples that just started forming and they're gone.
I love this product and recommend it to anyone who has acne-prone, but even just occassional breakouts to prevent them from even forming or to heal them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My first introduction to tea tree oil was 3 years ago when I was pregnant. I had hormonal breakout due to pregnancy and I couldn't use Benzoyl Peroxide as a spot treatment. I used to buy the tea tree oil from the body shop,it cost $9 for a small bottle and with everyday use it usually last me 4 weeks. For 2 years I was a faithful user of TBS tea tree oil,I bought 4 at a time when they have their 40% off sale. And then last summer I was on my last drop and TBS didn't have any sale going on so I bought pure tea oil from Target and mix it myself. At first I mixed the tea tree oil with witch hazel toner,big mistake!! It was too drying and made my skin itchy. 2nd try I mixed it with my Simple brand toner and it worked! It's still effective to reduce my acne inflammation but mild to be use everyday. I use 1:1 ratio. Currently I ran out of my Simple toner so I use filtered water and it works great. I only use tea tree oil as my spot treatment on pimples,cystic acne,little whitehead bumps caused by clogged pores,I also use it all over my nose after I extract all the blackhead out. I use it at night and by the next morning the size of the acne are reduced significantly. With cystic acne,it'll take longer time to get rid off. You can apply this before makeup but personally I don't because it will accentuate the dryness of the healing spots. I will never go back to BP or anything chemical to treat my acne. Tea tree is my Holy Grail product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Tea tree oil has saved me. For the pay few years my acne has become worse and worse and has seemed to be caused by makeup and creams I've used in the past. About a month ago, my acne severely worsened on account of a nigh mask sea weed cream I was using to moisturize my skin since other acne products had began to dry it out. While my skin was getting better it was also getting dryer. I used this cream and it had to be the worst choice I could have ever made. It caused me to break out into large clumps of cystic acne. I'm talking pimples on top of pimples all along my jaw line and cheeks. I went for 3 weeks frantically looking for a quick fix to my pimple problem (I had even placed an order for proactive plus). My mom had recommended I try tea tree oil and OMG I thank my mom everyday for showing me!! I use it undiluted by just applying it to a Cotten swap and dabbing it onto my problem areas. It's been about a week now since I started using it and my skin has drastically cleared. It does dry my skin out enough for me to start peeling and I am on the hunt for a new moisturizer but i'd rather peel like a snake then have massive red spots on my face like a pizza.