The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash - Review ...


A few years ago, I fell in love with an exfoliating facial wash by H2O, and then, tragically for my complexion, they stopped making it.

H2O offers a replacement scrub, but I didn’t like it.

So I tried product after product, trying to find a new exfoliating scrub that I could love, and two weeks ago, it happened.

I found one, tried it, and fell madly in love.

It’s The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash, and I’m going to use it forever!


Price: $13.00 at

Pros: Exfoliates perfectly well, leaves skin tingly and feeling fresh, perfect for oily and acne-prone or dry skin

Cons: Only available in stores or at The Body Shop website, so it may not be convenient to purchase

The first scrub I tried was O2CH Face Exfoliator Gentle Scrub.

I have acne-prone but delicate skin, and I thought the “gentle” in the name would make it a safe bet.

I loved the way it smelled, but it was TOO gentle.

It didn’t exfoliate enough!

Next I tried Burt's Bees Pore Refining Scrub (with willowbark and jojoba beads).

It smelled a little strange, sort of medicinal, but it was HORRIBLE.

It left my skin feeling like it was coated in a greasy film, and naturally, I had a terrible break-out.2

I thought that was odd, since it’s labeled as an acne treatment solution.

Oh well, never mind, on to the next exfoliant!

I was already at the mall to buy a MAC eye-shadow (I’m hopelessly addicted), so I stopped in at The Body Shop.

I told the perky sales assistant what I was looking for and she grinned, nodded her head, and handed be a test vial of the Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash.

“Try this,” she said, “it’s the one I use, we all use it here, and you’ll love it.”

She was right!

It’s perfect.

It smells good, exfoliates well, and leaves my skin with a slight tingle, feeling fresh and clean and glowing.

I still follow-up with my everyday moisturizer, since Michigan winters are pretty harsh, but I know in the summer I’ll just be able to use this scrub and go!

Honestly, I like this scrub even more than my old H2O scrub.

I love it!

They have an entire line of blemish-busting tea tree oil products, so if you love this scrub as much as I do, you may want to try those, too!

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