The Body Shop – Tea Tree Face Cleanser Review

The Body Shop – Tea Tree Face Cleanser Review

Sunday, 10 January 2021 

I love tea tree, it not only has a nice smell but also has a lot of benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. I used in the past to heal eczemas but I never used in a face cleanser.

I finished my first bottle of The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Cleanser and I want to share my opinion with you.


What Brand Says

“Our Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash cleanses blemished skin. A refreshing lather removes impurities and excess oil, leaving skin feeling purified.”

  • From The Body Shop website
  • 100% vegan
  • Enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya
  • Deeply cleanses blemished skin
  • Refreshing dry skin

How to use it

Wet face to transform the gel face wash into a lather and gently massage onto skin in a circular upward motion. Rinse with water.



Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Allantoin, Menthol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Leptospermum Petersonii Oil, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, CI 19140/Yellow 5, Caramel, CI 42090/Blue 1.

Price and availability

It is available on The Body Shop physical and online stores. It costs £3 for a 60 mL bottle and £8.5 for the 250 mL bottle.



The product comes in a green see-through plastic bottle with a screw black cap. This cap has a flip-top lid with a nozzle to dispense the right amount of product.

The cleanser is pale green with a liquid texture and running consistency product with smell to tea tree. The smell is strong, I like tea tree smell, but if it is not your case, you may not like the product. 

I use it as part of my morning routine, most of the time in the shower. I apply a pea-sized amount of product over my wet face. It makes a good lather, which is very important for me. I don’t like too much the non-lather cleansers. After massaging all over the face and neck, I rinse it with lukewarm water.


My skin feels fresh and clean. I have dry skin and before using the product I was scared, as I thought the product could dry my skin and it could feel tighten. However, my skin doesn’t feel dry after using this cleanser. It doesn’t feel hydrated neither but the product doesn’t claim to hydrate the skin. 


Normally I don’t have acne problem but nowadays, with the use of the face mask, I am having acne once in a while. This tea tree cleanser is helping me with this problem. This should be a good product for people with acne-prone skin, tea tree is indicated for that  problem.

I like the product. I finished one bottle and I already have the spare waiting to be used (I have other cleansers I want to try to review also, that is why I still didn’t open it). I am going to be using it as it became one of my favourite cleansers.

✔  Pros

Contains Fair Trade tea tree

Cleanses my skin well

Leaves a refreshing feeling

Can be used daily

Convenient packaging, allowing you to see how much is left

Vegan and cruelty-free

❎ Cons

Contains alcohols

Contains sulfates

Only available at The Body Shop

🔔 Do I recommend it?

Yes, I will recommend for people with oily skin or acne problems. For people with dry skin, as I have, I also recommend giving a try. My skin is very dry but the product works well. And if you buy the travel size you will only spend £3, which is not a fortune.

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I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at

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