Not sure if I've already complained to you about my acne scarring. No doubt I have. But I think it's completely fair, I never pick at my pimples yet every time I get one, it gradually goes away leaving a souvenir of our time together. This souvenir usually comes in the form of a reddish brown spot. Not raised off the skin, simply discolouration.
My naive self went to the Body Shop to try to get something to help them disappear. I purchased the Tea Tree Night Lotion.
"Lightweight lotion helps improve the appearance of marks caused by past blemishes."
I WANTED to like this product. First of all I love the minty, tea tree scent! The texture is smooth and feels cool on the skin. Don't even get me started on the packaging...the pump dispenses the perfect amount of product. The cap even gives a satisfying 'click' sound when you close it. Everything was going so well, until it broke me out.
I tried using it in different ways, at different times of year etc etc. Nothing worked, instead of improving my skin, it agitated it. I've never used a skin care product that irritated my skin more than this. It almost makes sense, when I looked at the list of ingredients they were all impossible to pronounce chemicals. I think this is where consumers need to be careful with companies that boast being 'au naturel', sometimes it's all talk. Ultimately I can't really pinpoint what exactly made me react so badly to this lotion, but I know to never use it again.
I suppose I've been sufficiently over-dramatic and complained plenty during this post. If you're still with me after reading this ramble give yourself a pat on the back.
Have you tried this lotion or have any opinions on the tea tree range? I'd love to hear other opinions :)