Lush Tea Tree Water – £3.95
I must admit, sometimes when I have money to burn I get caught up in the frenzy and purchase things on a whim. This was one of them.
I’d gone into Lush purely to try out some more bath bombs, but ended up picking this up. Admittedly I didn’t think it’d amount to much, but at £3.99 for a reasonably sized bottle I couldn’t complain as it was a heck of a lot cheaper than my much depleted Dermalogica toner.
Like all Lush products they use natural ingredients and there are only six ingredients! The active ingredients in the tea tree water are Tea Tree (obviously) which is antibacterial and helps keep away the bacteria that can cause spots. Grapefruit, which is rich in vitamins and is also lightly astringent on the skin and Juniper berry which is an antiseptic.
It doesn’t sting, and it’s really gentle on the skin which I like and very refreshing. What did surprise me is that it doesn’t smell as strongly of tea tree as I was expecting, which was pleasant as tea tree is quite an overwhelming scent.
I also noticed it did quite a good job of balancing my skin, it’s not drying, yet it kept oil at bay for a good few hours (5 and counting).
In terms of preventing spots, I can’t comment on this as my skin is fairly calm at the moment and tends to do it’s own thing regardless of what lotions and potions I apply, but I haven’t broken out while using it so that’s a plus and as I mentioned it seems to keep oil at bay so in theory it could be contributing to my skin’s clarity.
I don’t use this to remove makeup, so I can’t comment on that aspect of it either and I don’t really think toners should be used to remove the last traces of makeup in all honesty but don’t take my word as gospel.
Overall an impressive toner, it’s refreshing, balances my skin well and pleasantly scented. A surprisingly good product and fantastically priced, I think I’ll be purchasing the big bottle next time.