Superdrug’s Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

Gratitude is a word that I try to think about everyday. Being grateful for what I have, who I have and where I am in this crazy thing called life is always in the back of my mind. And this extends to the physical side of myself. Accepting the good and the bad bits ( literally! ) of how I appear is something that perhaps with age is now easier. But by the grace of all that is holy if I can improve on those irritating things I don’t like I WILL! My personal annoying part of my face is my eyes. So I bought Superdrug’s Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream to give them a boost. Normally £3.99 for 15ml, I purchased it on a buy one get one half price deal around month ago.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

Why did I buy this? In all honesty I didn’t want this product! I wanted something else but it wasn’t available. So I opted for this for a few reasons. I just needed an eye product because my last one had ran out, so something was better than nothing. It was priced well so very affordable. Plus I’ve never used anything from this subrange before so thought I would give it a whirl!

What is this supposed to do? This eye cream is designed for normal to dry skin. Its supposed to improve the overall look of the eye area by nourishing it ( not my wording it’s Superdrug’s ). Personally, I think its purpose is to keep the eye area moisturised therefore making it look better.

My eye concerns. The skin under my eyes generally is normal but can have their dry days. But my main concerns at the moment are the fact they can look very tired, lifeless and suffer from dark circles from time to time.

Packaging. Like a lot of eye creams this comes in a tube. Neutral in colour, screw top lid and to release the product you simply squeeze it out.

Texture. Definitely cream like in texture but not runny, so holds its shape when its released from the tube. Has a slightly waxy feel to it but not greasy. Off white in colour.

How to use. With fingertips, gently apply to around the eye area.

In use. I use a small dot placed on the tip of my finger and gently pat it around my eyes and then softly massage it in. You really don’t need much of this and with all eye products less is more. It feels very light weight but still moisturising, and doesn’t give a greasy look to under and around the eyes. It hasn’t caused puffiness either which is good. This area looks normal in appearance but they feel hydrated. This is my current eye cream so this is my general routine morning and evening after a cleansed skin, and I’ve been using this for a few weeks now.

Top tip. Leave this in the fridge to provide a cooling effect if your eyes really have gone through the ringer.

Would I buy this again? I would but not regularly. It wouldn’t be a product I would need to use all the time, just at certain time periods. Wearing a face mask can make this area dry for me. Not drinking enough water or lack of sleep does the same. And dare I say with hay fever season coming up this is a good product for me to have on stand by. But for everyday use I need something else. I think my eyes have felt in good condition using this but I need a product to make them look more alive which I don’t think this has done for me. No change with the appearance of dark circles. But bare in mind, this is not what this product promises to do, this is just what my own concerns are.

Recommended? If under your eyes looks and feel dry then its a yes! This eye cream will not only give the feeling of light relief but will keep them moisturised. Easy to use, sinks into the skin quickly and if needed could be layered with a lighter textured eye product such as a serum. Not a product I personally think will make your eyes pop with energy and vibrancy, but will stop them drying out so a great maintenance product. Ideal if you are on a small beauty budget so easy to keep repeat purchasing.

Are you thinking of adding this to your skincare collection? Visit Superdrug here to grab this tube to help those thirsty eyes. get drink. *At the time of writing this post this product is on a buy one get one half price deal again. Perfect time to stock up on some goodies!

Bubble Up Keeping It Cosy Bath Bar

I don’t care whether its freezing outside or if its so hot the world is melting, I will always love and have my baths. Can’t help myself! I put it down to old age. While I’m young enough to get out of them unaided I’m going to continue to get into them! This is why my bath products are so important because I want to enjoy my bathing experiences as much as possible. So it would have been rude of me not to pick up Bubble Up Keeping It Cosy Bath Bar from Asda during a shopping trip a few months ago, at a cost of £1.50 ( was on sale normally £3.00 ).

Bubble Up Keeping It Cosy Bath Bar

Why did I buy this? Sometimes I’m a bit of a snob! I will look at a product on a shelf, look at the price and assume whether it will be good or not. This I liked the look of it, packaging and colouring but for the price and the fact I never heard of the brand before, I wasn’t sure about the quality of it. Worst case scenario I thought I would hate it never to be used again. Best case scenario I actually like it. So in the shopping basket it went and crossed my fingers!

What’s a bath bar? I think this is probably a bubble bar with a different name. If you think of how a bath bomb performs, this will be of that type of product but contain more nourishing ingredients and creates foam. And of course, its shaped like a bar rather than a ball!

Appearance. Rectangular in shape, 4 inches in length, 2 inches in height and 1 inch deep. So overall a really good size! The texture looks quite chalky and although flat on all sides not totally smooth. Its made up of coloured stripes of burnt orange and a terracotta red which is simple but quite striking.

Scent. Not the strongest scent I’ve ever smelt. Taking this out of its packaging then the cling wrap, I got a little ginger. When I say ginger I don’t mean the punchy, warming ginger scent you think of. More a lightly perfumed version of ginger with a slight, sweet, citrus twist to it. Nice enough to sniff and quite different compared to other bath products I’ve used before in regards to its scent.

In the bath. With most products like this, I dopped this under the warm running water in my bath. Immediately when it hit the water it created colour and bubbles. Colour first, turning the bath water from clear to orange. Then came the bubbles. Started off being a few, with a small amount having an orange coating on them. But then more and more came, to the point the bath was full of bubbles! And what lay underneath was a sea of bright yet burnt orange tinted water.

On the skin in the bath. This was a delight! Without reading the packaging this clearly is a product that contained some form of moisture giving ingredients because I could feel it. I felt a slip in the water, I felt a slip on my skin and I could feel it with the bits of this that was left at the bottom of the bath. What was nice about this is it felt very comfortable and moisturising, but not greasy or oily. This, I normally I love. But sometimes you don’t want or need that, especially when you have bubbles in the bath too.

Out of the bath. Now this was interesting…I assumed that my body would feel like there was something on it but it didn’t. It felt and looked super clean, matt and not coated in anything. Skin wasn’t dry as in squeaky or uncomfortable. It felt more prepped and ready to go.

Recommended? I think I may have found a little gem with this! I really love it so its a yes from me. I would definitely recommend this if you see it on your travels. Its a great size and looks very appealing. The amount of bubbles and colour created was insane and my body loved this! What an enjoyable evening bath I had with this which I would happily repreat again and again and again! I think I got a bargain at £1.50 but even at full price ( £3.00 ) its an affordable luxury! And I cannot wait to try other versions and fragrances out in the future.

Want this bar in your bath? As mentioned you can get this from Asda but depending on store in regards to availability. If you were doing an online grocery shop with them, lucky for you it’s available online here as well.

Druid And The Witch’s Aromatherapy Bath Salts

I am a massive fan of bath salts! I’ve used them when when my skin has been been problematic with psoriasis. They’ve been helpful with itching and general discomfort of my skin. When my muscles have been sore after a work out or a very physical day at work, salts get thrown into my bath. But many a time I use them just to help me unwind. They give me a different bathing experience compared to the use of a bath bomb, bath cream or soak. So I was happy to find in my stash Peppermint Bath Salts by Druid And The Witch. When bought, this cost me £3.00 for 200g.

Druid and The Witch’s Peppermint Bath Salts

Why did I use this? I hurt myself during a workout! Feeling very sorry for myself and sore ( thank you pulled calf muscle! ). I really wanted something in my bath that wasn’t just bubbles and fragrance. I needed something that would help my mind and body relax, and I thought this would be ideal.

Packaging. The salts lived happily in a clear plastic packet, with the scent and ingredients listed on a label on the front.

Consistency & look. Firstly, these are not your typical white/clear crystal like bath salts. These are blue. Not just one shade of blue I could see at least 2. A light blue and then a slightly darker one. You can tell these are salts but you do have to look carefully, because they seem smaller than the usual ones you can normally purchase. For me, these look part bath dust part salts which is quite intriguing to see.

Scent. Definitely minty! Minty and incredibly fresh. Reminds me of the scent of certain sweets that are peppermint flavoured because this isn’t as harsh or eye watering as pure, true peppermint oil as an example ( although it does contain it ). It doesn’t smell as if it’s mixed with any other fragrance so true to scent.

In the bath. I poured all of this sachet under warm running water, and straight away it turned the water from clear to a gorgeous bluey green colour. Super pretty super inviting! A little foam was produced along with the colour but not loads, very minimal and disappeared soon after. I found the fragrance to be there straight away. And as I found it when I first smelt it in the packet, this fragrance didn’t smack me in the face strength wise. It was there but not overpowering. The bath time was relaxing and pleasant. It felt and seemed very much like a bath soak.

On the skin. No irritations and didn’t dry out my skin.

Something to add. When I ordered this through a rep, I can’t remember whether these were supposed to be foaming bath salts or not ( the label just says bath salts ).

Would I buy this again? Possibly. What I would like is try a different fragrance. For me, the current fragrances aren’t as varied as what I would like and would want something a little more unusual. But they are traditional and typical when it comes to aromatherapy inspired scents.

Recommended? Although this is a nice bath salt the majority of people would probably prefer to grab a scented one off a supermarket shelf. You would get more in weight for your money. Size wise, you could get between 500g and 1kg in a packet or tub, which would give between one and four baths at a push. Price and ingredients wise would vary of course, but scented bath salts can be bought for the same price as this but get more salt for your pound. So for the amount and price and if on a budget, shopping around to get a better deal would be a good idea.

If size doesn’t matter to you and you fancy this as a bath time buddy, you can order yours here ( listing states these are foaming salts ). Not loving peppermint? No problem! These salts are available in a variety of fragrances including Sweet Orange, Lavender and Geranium.

B Blissful Tranquility Wax Melts

Like all of our senses as humans, the sense of smell is important. Being surrounded by nice scents can help create a mood. And this is exactly why I love using wax melts! Walking into a room that smells good is such a nice and welcoming experience. And this explains my slight wax addiction. Recently, I purchased a selection of wax melts from a wax vendor called B Blissful. One of the sets of wax melts I bought was called Tranquility.

B Blissful’s Tranquility Wax Melts

Why did I buy this one? The name. Rather than go for my usual scent faourites, I wanted something relaxing and enjoyable. Tranquility, I hoped, would provide that.

How does this look? In this pack I got two wax melts. Very cute in appearance. Both shaped liked ice lollies. Baby blue in colouring. Packaged in a clear plastic little bag which had the ingredients list on the back along with scent name.

Scent. This is one of those fragrances you have to smell a few times to really get it! I got a clear, sharp and zesty lemon. Not strong but there and very clean. It has an effervescence to it, a fizz almost. Despite this being quite an uplifting scent, its also incredibly relaxing too. A great citrus based scent that doesn’t go down the typical, syrupy sweet strong fragrance road.

In melt. There is something so satisfying watching shapes melt as they heat up and this was no exception! I used one melt. Despite this wax melt being small, it took a little time to melt. Seeing the top of the lolly shape poke out through its liquid pool was fun. What was left was a baby blue coloured wax pool with an added shimmer to it. The scent I found was quite delicate. While melting it travelled in a non obvious way, but it was there and I felt it softened the air in the room with its scent.

Strength & Longevity. I melted this in the kitchen. The strength I found to be light. To be honest, I wasn’t sure whether it was too light in strength and whether I should have thrown in melt number 2. But on reflection this strength is actually perfect for what it is. Fragrance shouldn’t always blow your head off and this didn’t. Longevity was good. This melted over 2 days ( before my usual wax change over ) for a good number of hours and the scent and strength remained constant.

Who would like this? Anyone that loves their fruity scents but not sweet fruity will like this. Wanting something clean, quite fresh with a citrus twist? If that’s you, you would want this. To be honest, this is one of those scents many people would like anyway because it has a broad appeal to it.

Recommended? Of course, can’t you tell? Absolutely adorable in look and perfect size to use in a warmer. Lovely scent which for me screams Spring. Lasted so well with the perfect strength for it to boot. And these wax melts are super affordable! Now, when I bought these I did get a fabulous price as they were at a sale price ( 50p ). BUT if you want this same shape, a set of 4 will only cost you £1.50. So hardly a need to file for bankruptcy!

Do you want Tranquillity in your life and your wax burner? Order yours here now for your bit of fragrance paradise.

Treacle Moon’s Gentle Powder Love Shower & Bath Gel

Guess one of my pet hates? Running low on something! Hate it! It’s bad enough if its food or drink as an example. But even WORSE when it’s a product I use on my skin. Imagine my despair when I noticed my bath and shower gels looking pathetically low in their bottles, on the side of my bath? So on top of my shopping list last week was to buy something to use in the bath and shower. I picked up Treacle Moon’s Gentle Powder Love Shower & Bath Gel from Tesco for £1.99, while doing a small top up grocery shop.

Treacle Moon’s Gentle Powder Love Shower & Bth Gel

Why did I buy this one? I’ve used products from Treacle Moon before and been very happy with them. Normally I would get them from Tesco, but a certain pandemic has limited my time and places to shop in. But when I got the chance to visit my local store recently, I thought it was a good idea to pick up and try one I hadn’t used before. And guessing what this smelt like, I thought it would be a good product for my son to use too.

Packaging. 500ml of shower and bath gel comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. There is a little paragraph on the side, which for me conjures up how the fragrance of this is supposed to make you feel. A cute picture on the other side completes it. These details always catches my eye when I see these bottles and draws me in to inspect. Overall a great look to their packaging which is modern, interesting and cute!

Scent. This reminds me so much of baby lotion. That clean sent with slight powdery notes to it and the smallest hint of floral. This was subtle and not overpowering and very easy on the nose. The fragrance side isn’t typical for standard shower and bath gels, which is bonus. And its one of those fragrances that universally the majority of people will like it.

Look & consistency. The colour of this is baby blue, which I think is perfect considering the scent and the name of this product. Looks creamy in appearance, shiny and smooth. Consistency is what I would expect which is fluid but with a slight thickness to it.

In the bath. I squirted a small amount of this under warm running water, and it slowly created ALOT of foam. The water had a slight pale blue tint to it but pretty much was overrun by mounds of white, fluffy, soft bubbles. The bubbles lasted as long as my bath did. The scent was there and very delicate. My time spent in the bath was relaxing and super pleasant, which is what a good quality bath product should create.

In the shower. Lathered up beautifully on a sponge. Soft and creamy which is what I want when using something in the shower. Didn’t need to use much and my skin felt clean and fresh once finished.

On my skin. In and out of the bath my skin was perfectly normal. No issues and not dried out or irritated in the slightest.

Recommended? Totally! The formulation of Treacle Moon’s shower & bath gels mean you get exactly what you need from this type of product. It cleans the skin without stripping it, creates foam and has a lovely fragrance. Price wise it’s not expensive. You get 500ml which will last a good amount of time. And it’s one of those rare affordable products that actually look great as a gift and looks more expensive than what it is!

Want to get your hands ( and body ) all over Gentle Powder Love? There are a few ways and places you can buy it. You can go direct to Treacle Moon here and it costs £3.00 ( yes, it’s less in Tesco so bare that in mind ). Bonus though is they have all their range on there and delivery is free with a £15.00 spend. You can pick this up ( dependant on store and stock levels ) from Tesco instore or online. Waitrose also stock this range too. Happy shopping!

Swizzels Squashies Raspberry & Milk Soap

A bar of soap is a practical product to have in the house. Perfect to wash your hands, or to wash your body with. It’s not always the most exciting cleansing item to have but it does the job! Occasionally, I have one living in my shower for quick and ease of use. So I’m always open to buying a new one, regardless of brand or fragrance. I picked up Swizzels Drumstick Squashies Soap in Raspberry & Milk fragrance for £1.49 from Home Bargains earlier this year.

Swizzels Squashies Rspberry & Milk Soap

Why did I buy this? Packaging! Pure and simple packaging! I bought 3 items from this range ( 2 soaps and a bath fizzer ) because the packaging was so eye catching and similar to the sweets these pieces were inspired by. The price wasn’t expensive and they just seemed fun!

Packaging. Near identical to the actual sweets version. The soap comes in a red and yellow striped packet, with the brand and product name blasted all over the front. But clearly its marked as a soap so not for consumption! On the back the typical warnings, ingredients and company details are visible. The soap itself is cling wrapped once you take it out of the packet. Easy enough to remove.

Appearance. Not a perfectly shaped rectangular bar of soap. The edges aren’t totally straight but rectangular it indeed is. Roughly 3 inches in length, 2 inches across and under 1inch thick. The colouring reminds me of the sweets because its half cream in colour, half light pink. But much lighter in vibrancy. Other than that its flat in texture, shiny, and looks like soap. Very plain in look. Ok, but not special.

Scent. I couldn’t really smell this while it was in its packaging, but when I took it out it didn’t smell as I thought it would. It smelt raspberry-ish and sweet. But smelt more like a cheap candle ready to burn than a bar of soap ready to be submerged in water. It was pleasant enough, but not what I expected.

In the shower. After wetting my skin, I rubbed the soap onto a damp sponge and it created bubbles. I say bubbles, it was more a cream like texture rather than full on foam. It rubbed onto my skin easily and rinsed off well ( or did it? ). I did think with the amount of friction I created between soap and sponge, there would be a lot of fluffy, appealing bubbles but there wasn’t.

On the skin. I first noticed this while in the shower. My skin felt clean but not in a good way. Squeaky clean in fact. I also felt as if my skin was coated with something. Not grease or oil or anything like that, but something. And once I was out of the shower I realised how dry my body felt, yet my skin felt sticky on certain areas e.g arms. No actual residue I could see or feel, but my skin just felt all kind of wrong. It was as if the soap hadn’t washed off properly and didn’t moisturise my skin. Even sucking out my skin’s natural moisture leaving it feeling parched. My only blessing was my skin wasn’t itchy. By the way, no obvious fragrance left on my skin after use although smelt it mildly while in the shower.

Recommended? Nope! The minimum I expect from any product I use to clean myself with is to feel clean and comfortable. This didn’t do that. The only thing I liked was the packaging and once that was taken off the disappointment kicked in. The soap wasn’t incredibly appealing in look. The scent wasn’t special. It didn’t create soft and fluffy bubbles. But the worst bit was leaving my skin feeling tacky and dry all at the same time. I can’t put this down to price because I’ve bought and used affordable soaps before and they’ve performed a trillion times better. Price wise even cheaper than this! But this was an epic fail for me. One product heading in the bin, and I don’t do that type of thing lightly!

Bomb Cosmetics Cotton Candy Bath Blaster

The saying Don’t judge a book by it’s cover sometimes is true. Sometimes it isn’t. I can only speak for myself, but the way something is presented when it comes to skincare, bath and body products will either make me look at it or I walk on by. So in this instance, how something looks I guess IS important! How it performs after that is something else. So when it comes to things like bath bombs I very much am the person who wants something to look appealing and eye catching. I can say that Bomb Cosmetics Cotton Candy Bath Blaster definitely ticks that box for sure. Along with other products from this company, this bath blaster was a Christmas 2020 gift from a friend.

Bomb Cosmetics Cotton Candy Bath Blaster

Why did I use this one? It looked at me! It’s super pretty and I fancied a bath with it so why not? I THINK I’ve used a bath blaster before although not 100% sure. But the idea of using this instead of a traditional bath bomb seemed more interesting.

What’s a Bath Blaster? Think of a traditional bath bomb but with the addition of a mixture containing cocoa and shea butter placed at the top of it.

How does it look? Did I already mention this is pretty? This is round in shape like a usual bath bomb but not perfectly circular. This has a handmade look to it. Very light pink in colour and has the usual chalky texture and look bath bombs have. The bottom is slightly flattened so this can sit up unaided. But it’s the top that holds the magic. Baby pink coloured piping in the centre of it with a dusting of silver glitter makes this look almost edible!

Scent. Reminds me very much of the Teddy Bears Picnic Mallow I got in this gift set with this bath blaster. A little zesty, a little sweetness and a little musk to it but what I wouldn’t say is it screams cotton candy to me.

In the bath. I dropped this under warm running water, and was a little annoyed at myself. I threw it in upside down and the piping section fell out. So instead of one bath blaster in the bath I sort of got two. The main part of it fizzed away like mad and took not much time to disappear, leaving a thin layer of white froth on the bath. The piping section? Didn’t take too much longer to go but go it did a few minutes later. The bath water didn’t change colour, although looked a little cloudy. No real foam, and scent wise the fragrance was very subtle.

The main part of the bath blaster

I could tell immediately that this was definitely a moisture giving bath product. When in the bath, it was very comforting and skin felt protected thanks to be cocooned in light oils that I could feel in the water and on my skin.

The cocoa and shea butter piping centre

Out of the bath. I enjoyed it, and so did my skin. It didn’t feel or look dry. I could feel the bath blaster had targeted the drier areas of my body, and I found slightly oily sections on hard to reach areas such as my back where I couldn’t dry myself properly.

Disappointments? I would have loved this to have smelt like pure, sweet and almost sickly cotton candy. To the point I would want to lick it is what I had hoped for! It didn’t. This didn’t change my bathing experience though, but I would have enjoyed this just a touch more if it smelt as suggested by it’s name. Not too sure whether it had been sat too long next to other products in my gift set and the scent transferred? Or scent wise it was a defect. But yep…no cotton candy smell.

Who is this great for? If you suffer from dry skin and you want to match the moisture you add onto your skin AFTER bath with what you put IN the bath, this is perfect! Do you love bath oils, bath truffles, bath mallows? Basically more treatment based bath goodies, you will love this. And you want a simple, non fussy bath but want to enjoy a conditioning soak? This could be ideal.

Who is this NOT for? You want to see colour and pretty bath art in the water, then this is a no. Lots of bubbles and foams, this isn’t it. And highly fragranced this won’t happen. I wouldn’t give this to my 80 year old granny, if I had one. The high amount of cocoa and shea butter will leave the bath a little slippy and I could see that being a possible issue for less abled bodied people or very young.

Recommended? Yesss! What I loved about this was the fact it looked and acted like a 2 in 1 bath product. Part bath bomb/fizzer, part bath mallow/truffle. Lots of fizz, lots of nourishing, hydrating ingredients which made my skin feel great. I would be tempted to buy this particular one myself just to see if the fragrance on this one was a dud or not, but I’m dying to try other bath blasters to experience other scents and super cute looks! For £3.25 each I think this represents great value and easily a repeat purchase time and time again!

Want a blast in your bath? Head over to Bomb Cosmetics and get their Cotton Candy Bath Blaster here, and take a look at their other brilliant blaster creations!

The Body Shop’s Tea Tree 3 in 1 Wash, Scrub & Mask

There is nothing nicer than a quick fix where skincare is concerned. Who doesn’t want to use something and see an immediate improvement? I know I do! One product in my opinion that can do this is a mask. Another is a facial scrub. What happens when you combine the two together and get a 3 in 1 product that is supposed to wash, exfoliate and treat the skin? Curiosity made me buy The Body Shop’s Tea Tree 3 in 1 Wash, Scrub & Mask from a Body Shop consultant friend of mine. Would it provide an instant effect? Or would it leave me with an immediate sense of disappointment?

Why did I buy this one? I love tea tree oil as a product full stop! It’s a great antibacterial and antiseptic ingredient. I use it in its purest form to treat various issues. With this I hoped it would be great for times when my skin was suffering from a few spots, especially the dreaded maskne problem. And if I’m honest, there are times I feel lazy and having a product that can do a few different things at once could be time and cost effective.

The Body Shop’s Tea Tree 3 in 1 Wash, Scrub & Mask

What is this designed to do? It’s a multi purpose product designed to wash, scrub and treat blemished skin.

Packaging. The usual flip top tube you would see a lot of skincare products housed in is how this is packaged. Dark green and white in colour. Simple in style which would easily appeal to the guys and girls. LOTS of tiny writing on the back which includes how to use and instructions.

Scent. If you have smelt tea tree before, you will instantly recognise this. Its quite strong, very fresh and antiseptic like.

Consistency. I expected a gel ( don’t ask why, I have no idea myself), but its more cream like and off white in colour. Decent thickness to it and very typical of how thick a face mask would be. You can see little bits in this which is the scrub pieces, so it’s not totally smooth in appearance.

How to use. As a wash, apply to wet face and rinse off. Scrub. On a wet face, massage then rinse off. Mask. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse off.

In use. I used about the tip of my finger size wise of this product and applied it over a freshly cleansed face that was still damp. I could feel the grains in this immediately, as there was quite a lot! Slowly and gently I moved this around because I thought the more pressure the bigger chance of hurting my skin. Very easy to sweep around the face, and as I did so the tea tree fragrance hit my nostrils.

Once I left the scrub on as a mask is when I felt the sensation. It didn’t sting, it was more that tingling antiseptic type feel you get when using things like tea tree or peppermint. But it didn’t last, and I also found the scent didn’t stay as strong throughout the process. I left the mask on for just over 5 minutes and at this stage it felt similar to a clay mask as it seemed to harden. And looking at my face and touching it, it definitely dried out.

Washing Off. The first time I used this I was in the bath, and used a damp face cloth to remove it. It wasn’t very effective because when I got a chance to look in a mirror I still had quite a bit of product still on. When I went to finish it off with the cloth, visibly it had gone but I could still feel grains on my face. Second time using this I washed it off then went in with a damp, warmed face cloth. Much better removal but still some grains were left on the face and neck.

The results. First time I used this was before bed and I thought little of it. The next day I didn’t expect to see much change. I had a few gins and a late night, so didn’t think a decent face would look back at me through the mirror. But putting to one side my dying eyes, the rest of my face looked really good! Well rested and smooth which is more than what I had hoped for. Second time I used this in the afternoon so had a good luck at my skin just after removal, and I got the same results straight away. Happy person happy skin!

The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Skincare Range

Is this really a 3in1? My thoughts on this is it’s more a 2 in 1 which is scrub and mask. With it having a scrub element I wouldn’t feel happy using this as a wash and would use another product for that. Most people who use a face wash, regardless of instructions, no doubt will use it all over the face including over the eyes ( I do! ). And you don’t have to be too delicate with something that basically is a foam wash. So it’s a no for me as a face wash.

Negatives? The bits in it. My pet hate is removing a scrub and finding bits of it still on me. Hopefully I will perfect my removal process but I think it will take extra time and care to make sure it’s all off! UPDATE. I’ve used this several times and can never remove all the grains.

The tea tree scent can be almost eye watering when you first use this product but it calms down during the process, but be warned!

Who is this for? My skin type is normal but can weave between normal/combination to normal/dry ( but I think that’s more dehydrated than actually dry ). So this isn’t a product I would need all the time because I don’t suffer from spots regularly, or oiliness. But the occasional treat when things sprout on my face this would be ideal for. So the perfect person to use this would be those who need the antiseptic element for spots. Which could be teens, or any age range who suffers from this regularly.

Recommended? Yes yes yes! Can you guess I love this? Better looking and feeling skin, even temporary, is a blessing. My skin looked and felt smoother, fresher, more awake. And if a product can give your skin a perk for that moment, a few hours or even a day then its a winner! Easy and quick to use, multi uses and not expensive so thumbs up!

Want to zap some spots in style with this product? 125ml will cost you £8.50. Be nice to a Body Shop consultant in your area to order or visit them online here to purchase.