It feels like such a long time since I last wrote a review. I guess it's about time that I gave you my opinion on The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion that was featured in my "What's New" post in March. I mentioned that there was a lot of positive feedback about their whole Tea Tree range with the Blemish Fade Night Lotion being the most talked about and it truly deserves every positive review it gets!
I used to take biotin tablets which broke me out on both cheeks. I didn't realise it was the tablets that were giving me spots until I started doing some research so I stopped taking it and my spots more or less vanished. I do not pop my spots but for some reason they left my cheeks with dark marks which I've been desperately trying to get rid of as my skin wasn't like this before.
I started using The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion and I have to say this product has worked wonders in fading the marks. The thing is, I don't even use it daily anymore and I've seen results. When I first got it, I used it daily for maybe about two weeks then I became lazy and daily became once/twice a week, sometimes I wouldn't even use it at all. The marks haven't faded completely but they are definitely a lot less apparent than they were a few months ago. Maybe if I start using the product properly, they may fade completely? Who knows? I am just happy that my skin is looking a lot more even.
It is said to be a night lotion but to be honest, I don't see why it cannot be used during the day too. It is not a greasy lotion at all. In fact, after 5 minutes of application, my skin appears very matte and feels a bit on the dry side and I prefer a richer cream before bed. For those with dry skin, you may have to apply a moisturiser that is more rich after you've used this.
The Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion is also said to help those with acne breakouts but I'm not sure how well it works for that but I guess for those of you who suffer from acne, there's no harm in trying.
Packaging: The product is dispensed through a pump which I find to be a hygienic way to package the product especially because of what it is used for.
Price: Usually £8.00 but is currently on offer for £4.00!!!
Availability: Available from any Body Shop store and online
Overall thoughts: If you have blemishes that you are trying to get rid of, I think this is a good product to start off with as it is very affordable in my opinion and The Body Shop always have offers. You will only know if it will work for you if you try it yourself as everyone differs. My friend also uses it and I have seen a big difference in her skin. Don't expect miracles and airbrushed skin but I'm sure you will see a major improvement and good results. I'm going to try and start using it more regularly in hope that my dark marks fade even more!