This post is a review about The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask.
As someone with really oily skin, my sebaceous glands are pre-disposed to produce a lot of sebum.
Which is why, I'm constantly on the hunt for new skin care products that control excess sebum production.
Otherwise, my skin ends with uncontrollable acne breakouts that I can't keep up with.
So when I came across the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask, I knew I had to try it.
Was it worth it? Well, keep reading to find out if The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is the night mask that's been missing in your routine!
About The Body Shop
The Body Shop was founded by Dame Anita Roddick in 1976, it began in Brighton, England with a little green-painted shop in the streets.
Thanks to her belief in something revolutionary, ethically sourced and naturally-based ingredients from around the world, The Body Shop has been following her vision for over 40 years.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask
The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is a vegan and cruelty-free mask that is enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil to remove excess oil and treat blemishes while you sleep; it's suited for oily, blemished skin.
I had already tried The Body Shop's Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask and British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, both of which I LOVED, so I knew I had to try a different one.
And since, I have oily skin, the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask seemed fitting.
I love what The Body Shop stands for which is sustainability and ethical business practices.
The packaging of the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask, and of all of The Body Shop products, are of the simplest packaging I've ever come across, and it's all because the brand focuses on sustainable packaging and for ways to reduce their environmental impact.
The Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is a light green mask that comes in a cylindrical shaped container with 75ML of product, which is just amazing for the price because it comes with quite a lot of product and little goes a long way.
Right after opening the mask, I could immediately smell the tea tree which was very over-powering.
It has a smooth gel-cream consistency, that is surprisingly very thin and lightweight making it easy to spread all over your skin.
To prevent contaminating your product with bacteria, dirt and impurities, I always recommend you use skin care spatulas; I love these reusable silicone ones.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask removes excess oil while you sleep.
It also reduces and calms redness and smooths the texture of your skin, thanks to its ingredients:
- Moisturizes your skin.
- Helps restore your skin barrier.
- Keeps your skin lipids in a healthy state.
- Protects against irritation.
- Improves the effectiveness of ingredients.
- Improves moisture in your skin.
- Prevents water loses.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
- It has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
- An anti-inflammatory agent.
- Exfoliates your skin both on the surface and in the pores.
- Soothing, softening and protecting ingredient.
- Promotes wound healing.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
- It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
- Moisturizes your skin.
- Helps with skin regeneration and wound healing.
Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil
- It has healing and regenerative properties.
- Replenishing ingredient.
- Helps your skin maintain water balance.
- Nourishes and maintains your skin’s microbiome.
Leptospermum Petersonii Oil
- It has antioxidant and emollient properties.
- Hydrates your skin.
- It has antioxidant, supporting and emollient properties.
- Photoprotection against UVB rays.
- Defends your skin from environmental stressors.
This mask has a very smooth and thin consistency that feels super lightweight on your skin which makes it very easy to spread; awesome to avoid tugging and pulling your skin.
My Experience With The Body Shop
Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask
As someone who struggles with excess oil and blemishes, I was really excited to try this mask out.
The Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is an overnight mask and is suited for oily blemished skin types for a reason; tea tree oil can irritate the skin and even cause contact dermatitis.
The biggest concern I had was that the mask, being a tea tree mask, would be too drying and harsh on my skin.
Fortunately, it was easy to spread evenly over my skin because of its smooth and thin consistency.
Right after applying the mask, I immediately felt a tingling yet refreshing sensation which was a relief; I personally didn't experience any discomfort or irritation.
When I woke up the next day, I could see how the texture of my skin was smoother, my complexion was brighter and there was a reduction of sebum and redness.
While, it didn't get rid of any existing blemishes, since there was an evident sebum reduction I'm sure it would help prevent future blemishes.
As someone with oily blemished skin, I liked this mask, however, it might not be the best choice for other skin types as the tea tree is quite strong and might be too harsh and irritate your skin.
Also, what might feel like a cooling sensation to me might feel like a burning one to another; sensitive skin types will definitely want to stay away.
Ingredients that may cause some possible side effects:
Although, Glycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Allantoin and Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate are all safe ingredients, they may cause irritation and allergic reactions on your skin. While, Propanediol and Zinc Sulfate have been labeled as skin sensitizers.
In concentrations higher than 1, the Safety Data Sheet describes Phenoxyethanol as harmful, if it comes in contact with your skin, is inhaled, or gets into your eyes.
Research suggests that Ci 19140/Yellow 5 may harm skin cells over time and cause itching and hives.
A study on Artificial Colours in foods showed that, Ci 42090/Blue is linked to cancer, and that it affects neurons which cause allergic reactions.
Last but not least, it didn't clear my blemishes, it has a strong tingling sensation (which was fine by me but might not be ideal for someone else) and the scent of tea tree was very over-powering.
Why Should You Use The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask?
You should use The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask because it removes excess oil, reduces and calms redness and smooths the texture of your skin while you sleep.
When Should You Use The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask?
You should use The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask at night before going to sleep.
For best result, depending on your skins needs, use it either daily or 2 to 3 times per week.
How Should You Use The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask?
After a very long day, your skin accumulates dirt and grime throughout the day, so start your nighttime skin care routine by cleansing your skin followed by a toner.
With a skin care spatula, apply an even layer of the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask all over your face, avoiding your eyes and lips, and leave it overnight.
The next morning, when you wake up, rinse off with warm water.
- For a refreshing and indulgent sensation, put the mask in the refrigerator to keep it cool.
Precautions Before Using The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask
Precautions to take into consideration before using The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask are:
- Avoid using it on sensitive skin and the eyes and mouth.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask has a smooth gel-cream consistency, that is thin and lightweight which makes it easy to spread all over your skin.
It comes in a cylindrical shaped container with 75ML of product, which is completely worth it for the price because it comes with quite a lot of product and little goes a long way.
It's not the best choice for other skin types as the tea tree is quite strong and might be too harsh and irritate your skin; that's why patch testing is necessary to avoid allergic reactions.
Not only that, but it won't clear your blemishes, it has a strong tingling sensation and the scent of tea tree was very over-powering.
If you have oily skin, I recommend The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask to remove excess oil, reduce and calm redness and smooth the texture of your skin.
REMOVING EXCESS OIL
REDUCING AND CALMING
What's your favorite mask to keep sebum at bay? Let us know in the comments below!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Body Shop is owned by L'Oréal and their products are now made in France.