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      13.08.2013 12:19
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      A great Tea Tree Mask from The Body Shop.

      I really like using skincare products from The Body Shop and have tried out a whole host of them in the past. I have found that in particular, the "Tea Tree" range seems to agree with my rather troublesome skin, which has led to me trying out various products from this range, purchased from both the retailers website and in my local branch. This review outlines my experiences of using The Body Shop's "Tea Tree Face Mask" which I purchased recently.

      I had been considering buying the circular, 100ml tub of Tea Tree Mask** previously, but always seemed to forget about it, purchasing other items from the Tea Tree range instead. It was during a recent trip to my local branch of The Body Shop that I noticed a small basket containing small sachets of the same product for sale. I thought this was an excellent idea, as it gave me the opportunity to try out the product for a small sum, enabling me to assess its suitability for my problematic skin. The small, oblong sachet that I purchased is 6.6g in size, and although I can't recall the exact price I paid for it, I believe it was in the region of £1 - £1.50.

      ** (Please note that the product's appearance has changed slightly in recent times, and now looks different from that shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here). **

      This little sachet, incidentally, does not appear to be available to purchase from the company's website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, which is a bit disappointing as there are other sachets available to buy. You will, however, find the 100ml tub available on the website for the sum of £10, but postage costs will usually apply.

      I won't go on too much about the packaging for the product, as mine was presented in a small sachet rather than the full-sized tub, but a couple of points worth noting, I think, are that the top of the pouch is easily snipped off with a pair of scissors. In addition, I liked the fact that the sachet is foil-lined, as it allowed the enclosed contents to be squeezed quite easily from within, in addition to allowing the mask to be kept completely fresh and hygienic.

      The Tea Tree Face Mask is a bright green colour, with its consistency being rather smooth and creamy. It's texture is not at all thin, so it doesn't 'drip' from my hands during the application process, but neither is it so thick that it is difficult to remove from the sachet, nor does it feel 'heavy' or cumbersome when spreading over the skin's surface. Instead, it 'glides' over the skin easily, with its smooth texture feeling extremely cooling, and quite refreshing on the skin as it goes, the familiar scent of tea tree making its presence known.

      This scent has a strong, 'menthol-like' fragrance at its core that is very familiar to me, given my regular use of products containing tea tree or its essential oil. I find that the Face Mask's smell is not over-powering, and although I am VERY aware of the strong aroma throughout the time the mask is present on my skin, it never feels 'heady' or over-bearing. Additionally, I find that some tea tree scents can feel quite synthetic or false, with them containing a sort of 'floral' edge that is rarely - if ever - present within the aroma of the real thing. Based on these findings, The Body Shop's Tea Tree Face Mask feels considerably more 'natural' and less 'artificial' than some of the other, similar products that I have purchased from other skincare ranges and manufacturers.

      Once the mask has been spread over my face in a thick layer, I need to leave it alone to work its magic. The reverse of the packaging informs me that it should be left on the skin for 10-15 minutes, and I find this to be about right. The mask is not designed to be peeled-off like some others that I have purchased, instead it needs to be washed from the skin with fresh, clean water. I can usually tell if the mask is 'ready' by its appearance; it will appear 'dried out' and its colour is paler.

      If there are one or two small patches that require a little longer, I can tell straight away as these are slightly darker in their colour. I will simply then leave the mask on my face for a further five minutes or so; easy enough to do, as its texture feels lovely and 'light' on the skin, which is a distinct improvement on some other cream-type face masks that often feel very heavy, as if they are 'smothering' my poor face whilst they dry. True, the Tea Tree Face Mask feels a bit heavier as it begins to dry; and although there will be a slight 'cracking' around the mouth and eye areas, where the mask is probably a bit 'thinner' on the skin's surface, there is nothing 'tight' present in the feeling of the mask, with it just feeling like a sort of average face cream product instead.

      There is a pleasant 'cooling' feeling to be experienced as the product first settles on the skin, and this continues throughout the waiting time too. Whilst it is not always present, it seems to 'whisper' through the thick mask to allow it's cooling sensation to make its presence known. This feels quite refreshing, and I think it is true to say that there is something of a slight 'revitalising' feeling to be observed from this product whilst it works, with the strong, menthol-infused scent helping to make the product feel refreshing. There is no stinging or 'tingling' present on the skin during its use, which I do prefer as my skin is rather sensitive and doesn't always appreciate products that are too strong. Where The Body Shop's Tea Tree Face Mask is concerned, it does feel suitable for my skin, as it is somewhat milder than some other Tea Tree products that I own that feel a bit harsh for my own skin type.

      When rinsing the face mask from the skin, I find it is quite easily removed, with it washing off in just a few moments. I don't find that the mask 'clings' to the skin excessively, and plenty of fresh, clean water seems to be enough to rinse my face thoroughly. As the product is removed from my face, I am able to detect my skin's softened texture; no dryness is present, and it feels as thought the mask has been 'kinder' to my skin than some others that I have used recently that felt as though they were stripping my skin of its natural oils and moisture; these products felt unsuitable for my sensitive skin as they caused it to feel excessively dry, with an uncomfortable tightness present. I can't say I have found any of these unpleasant side-effects to be present after using The Body Shop's alternative, and in fact I have found that this particular product seems to work in harmony with my skin, allowing it to remain more moisturised and ultimately more nourished than other products I've used recently.

      In relation to dealing with blemishes, blackheads and spot outbreaks, I feel that the use of the mask - alongside other skincare items from the same Tea Tree range - has really helped to improve the condition of my skin, with blackheads and blemishes struggling to thrive on the freshened, cleansed skin. True, I feel the Tea Tree Mask works really well when used in conjunction with other, 'sister' products from the same range, but I don't doubt it would work well by itself either, if the condition of my skin is to be judged in this regard; I found this Mask to be hugely beneficial to my troublesome skin, with the positive effects being noticeable even from the first use.

      Taking everything into account, I have absolutely nothing negative to report about The Body Shop's Tea Tree Face Mask and have already purchased the full-sized, 100ml tub for myself, following such a positive experience from using the small sachet of product. Based on the fact that the product has had such a positive impact on my spot-prone skin, I feel that an award of top marks in the product rating score is appropriate, on this occasion.

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        20.12.2012 13:11
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        A good mask for spot prone skin

        For a while now I have been using the Body Shop's tea tree oil face mask.   I do have skin which is slightly prone to spots so a mask with tea tree, a natural antiseptic is good for my skin.

        This mask is made from Fairtrade tea tree leaves on trees at the foot of Mount Kenya and the leaves are steamed and distilled to get the oil from them. As you would expect the mask is a green colour, a nice brightest slightly bluish green and smells of tea tree which is very refreshing.

        I use my face mask about twice a week, just a thin layer over all my face.  Because I use a thin layer on my face the mask dried quickly, in about two minutes.  Obviously the thicker the layer of mask you add the longer it takes to dry.  The directions suggest to leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes, which I do and by this time the mask is very dry on my face.  The mask doesn't dry my skin or make it feel tight and feels nice and refreshing, like it is cleansing my face for the time it is on.

        This is a wash off not peel off mask so I wash with warm water and the mask comes of very easily.  After washing off my face feels smooth, soft and fresh. My skin is completely non greasy and I think it helps my t-zone stay dry for a few days, hence helps me stop getting blackheads and spots.

        This face mask comes in a 100ml tub with a screw cap.  I like that fact it is in a tub as it enables me to use every last bit, so there is no wastage like with a tube.  The mask is thick and creamy and easy to scoop out with a finger and applies evenly to the face.

        A tub costs £10 which is a little on the expensive side, however. I use it as a twice weekly facial "treat" a tub lasts me about six months so I feel it is worth it for the results I get.

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          24.06.2012 19:49
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          Great for feeling soft but no more amazing than my usual everyday facewash

          I own a large collection of the tea tree oil skincare line from The Body Shop because it is for people with oily skin. This is one of the more expensive products I own, however it is not be used everyday so lasts a long time. The pot is very sturdy and is a really nice size, I think this pot is a better packaging than other facemasks on the market, like sachets or squeezy bottles because this way you can be sure not to waste a single drop!

          It is easy to apply and gives you full coverage, it feels so light when it's on I often forget I'm wearing it! I do find it takes a little while to clean it all off afterwards though and occasionally need the assistance of a soft flannel. Afterwards my face feels extremely soft and not uncomfortably tight or dry. I usually do face masks during the evening before I go to bed so the softness is lost in the morning.

          Although I am currently still using this facemask I find that it doesn't do anything particularly special or make my face feel any cleaner than using my usual fash wash (Body Shops Tea Tree Oil Foaming facewash) so I am thinking of looking for a new one :/

          So it's overall it's great for having soft skin but not amazing.

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          29.03.2012 22:29
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          Great for oily skin

          I have always liked Body Shop products since I was was young, as I like the ethos of the shop, the natural products, the fact that they are reasonably priced and often have sales on... and most importantly, I have always found them to be good quality and effective.

          I have oily skin and I know that tea tree is supposed to be very good at keeping oily skin in control and helping to keep it clear. I first decided to try this face mask about 6 months ago and have been using it once or twice a week since then.

          The face mask comes in a round plastic tub containing 100 ml. I find this very practical and it appeals to me so much more than the individual face masks which you sometimes get in sachets. I think those are wasteful and look cheap. With a pot you can always control the amount you want to use and it is much sturdier and looks better.

          The product itself is bright green in colour and thick in consistency. You spread it all over your face, leaving it for around 10 minutes before washing it off. I find a thin layer is enough. In the past I have found some face masks can really dry your skin out and feel crusty on your face by the time you remove them. With this Body Shop mask I did not experience that at all. The tub states it is "non drying" and I would definitely agree. It feels pleasant to use, cooling with a slight tingle on the skin due to the tea tree. The smell is recognisably tea tree but it is subtle and I find it quite nice, not too medicinal like some tea tree products. The tea tree absorbs excess oil and leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean and smooth.

          It lasts a long time since you only need to use it once or twice a week. I still have about half my pot left after 6 months. Since I have been using this I have not had breakouts and my skin has looked clear and bright. I see it as an important part of my routine for my oily skin, and I would recommend it.

          The tub costs £9 for 100 ml which I feel is good value for something that works and lasts a long time. Body Shop also offers a lot of other skincare products in the tea tree range which would work well with this.

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          11.06.2011 18:32
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          A great mask!

          Lately I have been stocking up on lots of Body Shop products because of too many good offers online! The tea tree range is something which I am enjoying using and seeing the benefits on my skin. The main reason I initally purchased this mask was because it's part of the tea tree range.

          The back of the face mask tells us that it is with 'menthol, tamanu oil, lemon tea tree oil and community trade organic tea tree oil.' The mask is a light green colour with the distinct smell of tea tree oil which I personally like, it smells very clean!

          The Body Shop claims that this mask 'helps to remove impurities and absorb excess oil' - I agree with this in regards to removing impurities because when finished it leaves my skin feeling very soft and clean. If I am having a particularly bad time with my skin, this will leave it feeling soothed and so much calmer.

          PRICE
          100ml costs £8.00. This may sound a little expensive but since shopping on The Body Shop online I have not paid full price for anything so it's worth looking out for promotions before purchasing.

          PACKAGING
          This face mask comes in a circular plastic container, the green colour matches with the rest of the tea tree range. Instructions are provided on the bottom of the container too. In my opinion, the simple container is perfect for the product.

          APPLICATION
          Before applying any face mask I like to exfoliate first, then put a layer of the over the entire face, I focus on areas of concern but apply all over (miss eyes and lips). The instructions say to apply a generous layer but I think it is best just to experiment and find what's best for you. The instructions say to leave on for 10-15 minutes, this is the time I generally leave it on for but leaving it on for a few extra minutes has never caused any problems. Then it's time to rinse it off, it can be quite difficult to remove this mask so give it a few minutes, I find using a muslin cloth helps. I think splash my face with cold water and finish with toner and moisturiser.The instructions say to use wekely.

          MY OVERALL OPINION
          The main thing about this product which I have noticed is the feeling of deep cleaning which it really gives, after using my skin feels great and really clean. This face mask seems to be lasting me so long but is something I would definitely purchase again in the future and recommend!

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          24.10.2010 09:20
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          A great facial product from the Body Shop

          You more than likely aware that my attendance at a Body Shop party a few months ago hugely topped up my supply of beauty products; all of which have now received the full "Alyson product test". It has been quite fun trying out a range of new products and this review discusses my experience of using Tea Tree Face Mask.

          I was a little confused when I searched Dooyoo's catalogue to check that I was able to review this product, particularly as they have listed the identical item twice in the same category. I also noticed that Body Shop seem to have dropped the "oil" from the name, as this used to be called "Tea Tree Oil Face Mask" as opposed to its' new naming of "Tea Tree Mask". Consequently, my purchase differs from the photograph provided by Dooyoo.

          I chose this product solely due to the fact that in contains tea tree oil, which I learned is obtained from the Melaleuca alternifolia and is native to the coast of New South Wales, Australia. As tea tree is well known for its' medicinal properties I had the assurance that this product would be highly beneficial for my skin and thoroughly cleanse and remove any unwanted visitors!

          We are provided with 100ml of mask in a rigid plastic circular container; the appearance of which is quite appealing and conjures up images of clean and fresh. The familiar Body Shop logo is located on the upper section and situated on its' right hand side is a large lowercase "t" with images of the tea tree leaf running through it. Located directly below we are informed that the product is suitable for blemished skin where it "instantly cools and lifts away impurities". Whilst I no longer tend to suffer with spots due to my recent discovery of the miracle Garnier Exfo-brush, which I have previous reviewed, I often feel my skin looks a little "tired", so I like to be able to give it a weekly boost with an intensive cleansing treatment.

          We are provided with directions for use on the rear label where we are advised to apply generously to the face and neck with fingertips. Consequently, I unscrewed the lid and was greeted with a bright green fairly thick crème with the most stunning refreshing tea tree aroma. I scooped out a small amount and applied to my cleansed face and left for 10 - 15 minute as instructed. However, within just a few minutes I experienced a burning sensation on both of my cheeks, which made me feel somewhat uncomfortable and rather nervous. Not wanting to give up I persevered and was pleased that the burning sensation rapidly disappeared.

          I waited the allotted time and was a little surprised that my mask had dried, particularly as the label on the rear of the container informs us that it will not. I'm not sure what I did wrong and presume that I did not apply a thick enough layer. I rinsed with a little warm water and splashed my skin with cold to close the pores. Although I had initially experienced burning I was pleased that there was no evident redness and overall, I felt that the mask had served its' purpose well, as I felt somewhat radiant! My skin was soft and smooth and as far as I am concerned it provided me with the thorough cleansing that I had hoped for.

          Body Shop advises that in order to minimise the risk of breakouts we should use this mask on a weekly basis. I have probably used this mask on a dozen times over the last few months, as I have alternated with a few other brands and have sometimes used it twice during one week and I can say that my skin always feel considerably refreshed after using. I would also advise that I now apply a thicker layer of mask, which, as the label suggests, does not dry. I would say at this point that each time I use the mask I experience a burning sensation when initially applied, but this soon disappears.

          We are informed that the product contains menthol, tamanu oil, lemon tea tree oil and Community Trade Organic tea tree oil. As I have written a number of Body Shop reviews over the past few days I do not wish to be copying and pasting large chunks where I have discussed Community Trade. However, I feel it is appropriate to provide a little information in each of my reviews, particularly if you've not read any of the others. The Body Shop launched Community Trade in 1987 where they endeavour to use the finest of natural ingredients, which are supplied by local farmers. Consequently, they can provide them with a stable and long-term income.

          There is a little precautionary information on the rear label where we are informed that we should avoid both the eye and lip area and that if contact occurs we should rinse with clean water. We are also advised to cease using the product if irritation occurs. The label can be peeled back to reveal the full list of ingredients, together with a statement where Body Shop advise that they do not test any of their products on animals.

          Would I purchase this product again? Yes, most definitely and in fact I am already using my second tub. I genuinely feel that this product is beneficial for my skin, which I believe is due to the tea tree content. Consequently, the Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask receives a full 5 out of 5 stars from me.

          If you are interested in purchasing this product I would advise that a 100ml tub retails for £6.50.

          The mask should be used within 12 months of opening and the container can be recycled once used empty.

          I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

          This review may appear on other websites under the same username.

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            17.09.2010 22:34
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            A good face mask

            Now I think my friends and family are getting a little bit sick of listening to me moan about my horrid skin I always thought that you were suppost to grow out of spots but as I am getting older they are just moving to different places on my face instead of going away. As a result of my moaning I had a number of spot fighting products as gifts for my birthday and this was one of them.

            The tea tree oil face mask can only be purchased from The Body Shop and costs £6.50 for a 100ml pot a little pricey compared to my usual face masks but I didn't pay for it so who is complaining lol.

            The face mask is designed for use on combination and oily skin well my skin is so up and down I will go with it being combination.

            It is designed to refresh your face and remove grime which can stay on your skin after washing.

            First off before use I wash and dry my face. I then open the pot to be greated by the green face mask paste which smells quite strongly of tea tree. I then apply a thick layer of the lovely green mask over my face and my neck as I have started getting spots there lately as well. I then sit back and relax for 10 minutes. The mask feels cool my skin which is quite refreshing.

            The mask does not dry completley I think that is due to the consistancy of the paste. Once my time is up I then remove the mask with either a wet flannel or I wash it off in the shower.

            Once washed off I have to admit my skin did actually look better the redness of the spots had gone down which is a good start. the mask can be used once a week and I am currently on week 3 and my skin is gradually getting better fingers crossed I will be spot free by 28!

            5 stars recommended.

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            15.08.2010 12:17
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            I've had this Face Mask for ages. I don't tend to use Face Masks that much, and sometimes when i'm in the bath I will put one on, but since I like to laze in the bath for about 40 minutes then a Shower is usually the more quick and convenient option.

            This comes in a 100ml tub and the last it cost when I bought it was £6. It certainly may be more expensive thesedays now, but you can get it as part of a Tea Tree pack in The Body Shop which has other Face treats in it.

            The Tea Tree range in The Body Shop is more suited for Oily Skin, and Skin that is perhaps prone to Spots and Red patches. Seems odd that a bright green thing would help your skin, but it seems to soothe and just seems to help in weird scented way.

            The tub looks alright. It is quite a short tub but with a wide opening so easy to scoop the mask out of. The twist lid is easy enough to open as well just by turning the lid. It looks like the Dooyoo picture with all the writing on the lid.

            When you open this you see the bright green Mask and smell the tear Tree scent. It is quite a strong scent, and it smells quite Oily, Plant Like and quite a healthy scent.

            I would say the mask is sort of like a Clay mask. It isn't Creamy or a Gel, it is firm and when you scrape this out it is easy to get a lump out, which is ok as it is easy to spread over your face. You just leave this on for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water. This doesn't set or go hard but seems to go a bit crisper. It still stays the same green colour but goes a tiny bit whiter I would say.

            After washing this off my face feels quite soft and smooth and my spots and redness seem to have died down that little bit. Doesn't clear the spots completely but the big ones don't seem that huge anymore.

            A nice enough Face Mask which feels like it is helping and soothing your skin.

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              07.06.2010 19:45
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              4 stars

              Price: £6.50 for 100ml
              From: The Body Shop
              For: Deep cleansing of oily and problem skin

              The packaging has the usual high quality look and feel which you come to expect from The Body Shop. It's a plastic pot with a screw-on lid. The lid fastens nice and tight to avoid spills, but is easy enough to open so long as you make sure you don't get any product in the bit where the lid screws onto the pot. It's very clean and classy looking and doesn't scream 'spot product' like so many tea tree products do.

              The mask is a palish minty green colour and has a thick texture like that of most mud or clay masks. It smells pretty strongly of tea tree, but not enough to be a problem.

              To use the mask it is suggested a 'generous layer' is applied over the face and left for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off. I'm never sure just how much to use with masks, as one person's idea of a generous layer could be very different to that of anothers. Through experimentation though, I have found that you don't need to use a lot at a time, so the pot does last quite a long time.

              The texture of the mask is smooth which makes it easy to apply, but I do find that I have a lot left over on my hands after applying, which seems a waste. It feels very cool on contact with the skin, but it doesn't sting or irritate as many similar masks do with my sensitive skin. The mask isn't supposed to set or dry, so if you find it does dry out within the 5-10 minutes then you can safely assume you've applied it too sparsely.

              After waiting the required 5-10 minutes I find the mask takes quite a lot of effort to rinse off, and it's much easier to use a sponge or cloth to remove it rather than just trying to rinse it off with the hands. Once it's all rinsed off the skin is left feeling really fresh and clean, as well as surprisingly soft. It doesn't dry the skin out at all, which so many tea tree products do, it just leaves it feeling thoroughly cleaned.

              According to what I've read the mask is supposed to absorb excess oil and help to get rid of blocked pores and blackheads. I agree that it does seem to stop my skin getting greasy as quickly as it normally would, leaving it feeling fresher and cleaner for longer. I'm not convinced of it's blackhead-busting properties though. I find that immediately after use my clogged pores do look much less noticeable, but by the next day the blackheads are back in all their glory, so long-term I don't think it has an effect.

              All in all I think this is a good mask for oily skin.
              Thumbs up from me.

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                03.06.2010 15:50
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                Value for money and worth treating your skin too

                Out of the many body shop ranges I am a big fan of the tea tree oil range, this tea tree oil mask is just one of the items out of the many that I have used and adored from this range. The tea tree oil range target blemish prone combination or oily skin types and is not suitable for people with dry skin, having said that I also wouldn't advise that people with sensitive skin use this product or at least to do a patch test first as it is quite strong.

                I bought this product as I tend to suffer from breakouts ever so often, as I have had success with other products from this range I wanted to treat my skin with a deep cleansing mask and that is exactly what you get. The mask is almost like a soft clay that you apply to the face after cleaning, avoiding the delicate eye area and the delicate skin around the mouth. You leave it on for a maximum of 10 minutes although I find that 5 is enough if you are pressed for time, the mask does not go completely hard and is removed with warm water after use.

                The Mask deep cleans your skin leaving it feeling refreshed and cooled, this is due to the ingredients in the mask, there is menthol which gives the cooling effect and a nice tingling feeling as well as tea tree oil, a known antibacterial/ anti-blemish remedy.

                The result, my skin feels so clean, cool and refreshed and is well worth the price for the 100ml that you get as it lasts a while compared to other masks (when used once a week). I find that my skin has improved using it and along with the intermittent use of the rest of the tea tree oil range I find I suffer from less breakouts than normal.

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                  06.05.2010 11:59
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                  Great Value for money, a product I have fallen in love with!

                  This tea tree oil mask is only one item from the Body Shop's tea tree oil range for blemish prone, oily skin or combination skin. It is not suitable for dry skin.

                  What made me purchase it?

                  I have tried the other Body Shop Tea Tree Oil products and have loved them all. So I purchased this as an addition to the range because I love using a mask once a week. It retails at £6.50 for 100ml (great value!)

                  What does the mask do?

                  It removes dirt and oil whilst deeply cleansing the skin.

                  What does the mask contain?

                  The mask contains Tea Tree oil which is a well known blemish fighting ingredient. It helps to calm blemishes due to it being antibacterial. The mask also contains other calming and conditioning emollients to soften and calm the skin. The last main ingredient is menthol which instantly cools the skin to produce a slight tingling feeling.

                  How to apply?

                  Cover the face in a relatively thick layer and leave on for around 10 minutes. The mask doesn't completely harden like other masks but it feels cools and tingly on the skin. Then remove with warm water. (The Body Shop do a soft facial sponge for £3, which is excellent to soak and remove the mask with).

                  Results of the mask?

                  My skin felt completely refreshed and clean. It felt the softest and silkiest it has ever felt (which I loved). I have been using the mask for over 2 months now and have found that using it once a week has really improved my skin of redness and future blemishes. It has to be the best mask I have ever used to date! And after 2 months of use I still have just over 50ml of the mask left! Excellent value for money!

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                    18.04.2010 17:40
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                    A great face mask

                    I have quite oily and blemish prone skin and have always been a fan of tea tree oil products because of their antibacterial properties. Body shop do a great range of tea tree oil product and their face mask is no exception.

                    It's product description describes it as an instantly cooling mask helps to remove impurities and absorb excess oil whilst soothing and calming blemish prone skin. I would agree thoroughly with this statement.

                    It costs £6.50 for 100 ml which may seem quite a lot of money but it does actually last quite a long time. It comes in a small tub which is easy to store and keep.

                    The mask itself is a bright green colour so I wouldn't recommend putting it on when you are likely to be interrupted! It has quite a nice soft consistency and feels nice to the skin. It goes on very easily. It has a fresh smell to it which does smell of tea tree but it is not overpowering which so many tea tree products are.

                    When you put it on you can feel it tingling which suggests that it is working and feels very refreshing. It gradually hardens but it does not feel uncomfortable.

                    It is washed off with water and it does come off easily although you do need to make sure to get into all the facial creases because you wouldn't want any remaining green on your face!

                    After the mask my face felt nice and fresh although it is worth moisturising after as it can make the skin feel a little dry. I felt that my blemishes were not as obvious and my face was not as oily.

                    I use this product once a week. Body shop recommends using it once or twice a week and I think it definitely helps.

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                      05.04.2010 13:08
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                      Recommend. See review

                      I'm a big fan of The Body Shop, always having a home Body Shop Parties with my friends every now and then. So I was especially eager to try this one out. It claims to help stop sudden breakouts of spots, soften the skin and minimise any blemishes on the face. And boy, I wasn't let down on this one!

                      You can obviously find this in The Body Shop for around 6 or 7 quid. And you get quite a lot of it for that amount of money.

                      DO NOT get this in your eyes. Seriously. DO NOT. It hurts like hell. I happen to be one of these people that are not good at aiming and putting things in the right place. Though that was my fault for that rather PAINFULLLLLL experience. So don't that that put you off !

                      When you put it on your face it feels nice and tingly, like you can feel it working. Also it could be rather embarrassing if a stranger saw you in this mask as it is a pretty terrifying green colour! Oh , and the smell. It's very strong but it dies down when it gets to the skin. It is quite strong though, it could make your eyes sting ! LOL.

                      Despite that, I loved this mask. Afterwards my skin was soft, smooth and my spots weren't like big red pimples anymore. They were still there, just not as noticeable. The smell of tea tree still lingers on as a light fragrance, which is really nice as you don't want to smell so much like it that you're like a Walking Tea Tree right ? It's a really lovely mask that I'd recommend to friends and family.

                      Definitely buy this again and for my family too !

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                        13.12.2009 21:38
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                        The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Face Mask

                        Ive never really had problem skin spots & blemishes seen to avoid my face usually. But after a night out a few weeks ago when I rolled home at 7am the next morning my skin had decided to break out in spots. And because I had to go to work that day (I hope my boss isn't reading this haha) I needed something to stop these spots from spreading and look red and generally huge. I noticed this tub in my bathroom during my frantic search and after seeing the tea-tree words emblazoned on the top I though YAY I'm saved!

                        The Claim:
                        Obviously tea-tree oil is known for it's spot fighting ability's and generally cleanses your skin. So this face mask is designed to combat those spots and blemishes and make them disappear.

                        Application:
                        The first thing I noticed when I opened the tub was the very, very strong smell of tea-tree but this does fade once you have applied it and I don't think the smell really lingers on your skin after it's washed off.

                        Anyway you scoop as much as you need out of the tub and begin to apply all over your face avoiding your eyes because I assume it will sting quite a bit should you get any in there!

                        This mask is pretty easy to apply, but I did find it was a bit thicker than I had first expected but as far as I'm concerned this doesnt make much of a difference.

                        I leave the mask on my face for about 5-10 minutes depending on how much time Ive got and then simply wash off with warm water and pat your face dry. Follow up with moisturiser.

                        The Results:
                        After washing this off my face felt SOOO soft and clean. My spots had gone down slightly, they hadn't disappeared but the redness had certainly gone down and after applying my foundation you could barely see them. My face did look a little red afterwards but I can only assume this was because the mask had drawn all the nasties out of it so I cant complain.

                        Overall Opinion:
                        Well I will definitely be buying a tub of this for myself after Christmas and the sales are on! It does reduce the redness of spots and I think this would be perfect for people who do suffer quite badly with spots and blemishes all the time as it will actually work for you.
                        And not only does it make your spots better it leaves your face soft and smooth and all round winner for me really. And best of all...... no-one at work could tell Id been clubbing all night!! YAY!

                        A tub of this mask will cost you around £7 from The Bodyshop but that will last you forever so well worth the money!

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                        01.10.2009 18:29
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                        If You Suffer With Outbreaks Of Spots Then Try This Face Mask

                        I have been using this Tea Tree Oil face mask from the Body Shop for ages because when I was younger I got loads of spots come out overnight and my mum got me this because it had worked for her mate's daughter.

                        It doesn't smell that nice but it works and that's the main thing. You put it on your face when you've just had a wash and your skin is damp and leave it to dry for a few minutes. When my skin is clear it just feels heavy on my face but when I've got some spots it makes them tingle a bit like when you apply normal tea tree oil to them. It's a bright green mask and stings like a bitch if you get it in your eyes so be careful!

                        It has the strong smell of tea tree and even though it smells really strong when you first put the face mask on the smell does fade quite quick otherwise I reckon it would choke you! I'm not sure if the smell actually fades or if you just get used to it but either way it doesn't get up your nose like I was worried it was going to the first time I tried it.

                        The mask itself is a bit of a weird consistency because it's not creamy at all and it's like spreading something that is trying it's hardest to be solid on your face but saying that it does go on smooth and it's easy to direct it so that you can avoid using it on the areas of your face that are too delicate to cope with the harsh tea tree oil. I try not to get it round the sides of my nose because it always makes the skin there sore.

                        It's not cheap and costs about £7.00 for the smallest size tub but it works so well that I don't mind paying that even though I think the Body Shop are a bit of a rip off now. When I rinse the face mask off my skin always feels dead smooth and clean, make sure you don't use it just before you go out though ebcause it can leave your skin looking a bit red and shiny.

                        When I can feel an outbreak of spots coming on I use this mask and sometimes it stops them coming out at all but other times I'll still get the spots but they won't come out so red and inflamed. If I use it when I've already got spots then they go quicker than they would if I didn't use it and I think it works even better to setttle my skin down than if I was using a proper medicated spot cleanser.

                        A tub will last for ages as well because you don't need to use loads each time and I reckon a 100ml tub lasts me about 4 months and that's using the face mask every 3 or 4 days.

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                        Used weekly, this mask helps to combat blemishes and minimise breakouts while refining the skin's overall appearance /