The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion Review

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion ReviewI’ve been using The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion for years.  I used to only use it when my skin was rebelling.  Recently I purchased another bottle of it when they were having a 40% off sale and have been using it on a regular basis.  It’s become one of my holy grail products.

The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion says it is suitable for blemish skin and helps improve the appearance of blemish-damaged skin.  This product comes in a 30 ml bottle with a pump, the packaging works well to help dispense just the right amount of  product.  The bottle retails for $19 on the Body Shop’s website but they have sales often so you can get it for less.  You can also use Ebates to get a percentage of your order back in cash.

First off, let me start out by saying that I absolutely love the smell of this lotion!  But I am a huge fan of tea tree oil, so that is why I enjoy the smell.  If you don’t enjoy the herbal, tea tree smell then this product is not for you.  But if you can get past that then you should definitely try it out.

The lotion directions say to apply it on your face and neck before bed.  I use it before bed and sometimes in the morning as well.  It really helps soothe my skin when I’m having breakouts so if I’m really irritated then that’s when I’ll apply it in the morning.  The lotion is very light-weight, which is great for people with oily or combination skin like myself.  Sometimes I will put my regular night-time moisturizer over top if I want extra hydration.

This product doesn’t claim to help battle breakouts, what it says is that it helps improve the appearance of blemish-damaged skin.  However, I find that it does help battle my breakouts and I have stopped using my salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide spot treatments.  Instead I have been using the blemish fade lotion along with the Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil and regular tea tree oil.

I’ve been applying this lotion over red marks left from previous blemishes for over a month straight now.  I’ve noticed that all the marks are slowly fading over time and I’m super excited about this!  I’ve had three stubborn marks on my cheek since a bad breakout around Christmas that have been really bothering me and the marks are almost gone now.  I wish I had used the Body Shop’s Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion on them sooner.

So if you can’t already tell, I love this product!  If you have scaring from breakouts or have breakout prone skin then you should definitely give this lotion a try.  I’m going to try the other products in the line when they have another sale so stay tuned for more reviews.

What are your favourite Body Shop products?  I’d love to hear your suggestions!


Birchbox August 2014 Unboxing

I received my August Birchbox a couple days ago and am once again happy with my box.  I feel like I got more than my $10 back in sample products.

This month the theme for the Birchbox is, Lighten Up.  It says that summer is too hot and here’s to keeping cool and laughing our way to fall.  Don’t really understand how my products fit with the theme, but doesn’t matter to me anyways.

This month I received five products in my Birchbox, see my thoughts on the products below. Birchbox August 2014 Continue reading

Natural Homemade Beauty Recipes

Homemade Beauty Recipes, Face Masks, Foot Scrub, ConditionerNatural is the latest trend in skin and hair care.  For years we have been putting toxic chemicals onto and into our bodies that eventually build up and make us feel sick.  People are finally catching on that natural is better.

Most stores these days carry a line of ‘natural’ beauty products, but they typically come with a big price tag.  A lot of the times the products that claim to be “all-natural” aren’t.  So make sure you do your research and are getting what you pay for.

Luckily, making your own beauty products is pretty simple.  If you want beauty products that you know are natural and also inexpensive, then just make them yourself.

Here are 3 quick beauty recipes that you can make at home for yourself.

Face mask

Eating healthy food help gives you the right nutrients to help you look good.  You can also get more of these vitamins and minerals by putting them on to your skin. Continue reading

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2014

I finally received my first ever Ipsy Glam Bag after months of being on the waiting list.  I waited at least six months, maybe even longer, which is way too long to wait.  I’ve been subscribed to Birchbox for six months and am not sure which subscription service I like better.

The Ipsy bag comes to you in a pretty pink padded envelope, which most girls probably enjoy.  Inside every month you get a little makeup bag filled with about five sample product both high-end and drugstore products.

One thing I didn’t like about Ipsy right away was that I didn’t get a little card explaining what everything is and what the prices are of the full-sized products.  I really like that Birchbox includes that information and am wondering if my card is missing?  I guess they just really want me to visit their website so they can try and market to me.   Their website doesn’t list the prices of the products and  I have to go to the supplier’s website in order to find that out.   Also, I think that Ipsy’s website isn’t very user friendly and takes some getting used to.

So anyways, rant over, lets get into what I received this month…

Ipsy Glam Bag August 2014 Continue reading

Birchbox July 2014 Unboxing

This month, Birchbox partnered with Women’s Health Magazine to power up our month.  I received my July Birchbox a couple days ago and am very happy with the items I was given.

This month I received four products and two foil packets of the same item.  Below is what I received and my thoughts on the products.

Birchbox July 2014 Opening Continue reading

Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge Review

Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge Review Before I found the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge I would use baby shampoo to clean my makeup brushes.  When I started using liquid foundation I could never get all the foundation out of my brushes no matter how hard I tried.  It was very frustrating, especially when trying to get Revlon ColorStay out of my flattop brush.

I did some research online and came across the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge.  I placed an order for a bottle on eBay, which was around like $3-$4 for 80 ml.  The Diaso cleaner is made in Japan, and that is why I order it on eBay, it arrived very quickly, only took about a week or two. Continue reading

Freeman Beauty #BAREFOOTbliss Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish Review

Freeman Beauty Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish

A few weeks ago I received a voucher from Influenster for a bottle of the Freeman Beauty Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish.  Freeman makes one of my favourite, holy grail products, Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask so I was excited to have the opportunity to try out their new Spa Professional Collection.

The Freeman Beauty Bare Foot Spa Professional Exfoliating Polish retails for $4.99 at Walmart and is also available on Freeman’s website for $5.99.  You get 5.3 ounces in a squeeze bottle.  The packing looks nice, it is white and blue and looks spa-like to me.

The product claims to:

  • Be a full-body exfoliate that leaves skin touchably smooth
  • Contains Mica, to dust skin in a delicate shimmer and glow
  • Contains Apricot Oil and Vitamin E to help counteract dryness
  • Has non-abrasive micro-granules that buff away dead skin, leaving skin smooth and nourished.

The directions say to massage the exfoliating polish onto damp skin and then rinse.  I always use body scrubs in the shower and did so with this one.  The polish is light blue in colour with tiny granules that glisten.  The scent is fairly light and pleasant, it reminds me of being at the spa. Continue reading

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