15 September 2013

Dr Organic Tea Tree Face Wash

''Dr Organic Tea Tree Face Wash is a gentle yet deeply penetrating facial cleanser, formulated with a proprietary blend of bioactive, natural and organic ingredients, including pure organic Tea Tree Oil, Mandarin Oil, Lemon Oil and Witch Hazel. This mild antiseptic antibacterial cleanser leaves the skin scrumptiously clean, refreshed and perfectly balanced''.
(Dr Organic, 2013)

A few weeks ago I ran out of my Elemis Gentle Facial wash. Unable to get a replacement so easy (my local Superdrug doesn't stock Elemis, and ordering takes too long), I decided to pop into Holland and Barrett (H&B). I very rarely go into H&B as quite honestly it's expensive. However now and again H&B tend to have 'clever' marketing strategies, i.e ''Everything for 1p'', or ''Buy one item, get another 1/2 price'', which is what encouraged me to pay H&B a visit. Dr Organic is a brand I have heard about for sometime, so I am no stranger to its products. I use to use Tea Tree a lot when I was a teenager, and back then it did nothing for me, but that was 10+years ago. Now that I'm a bit older, I thought I'd give the Tea Tree another try but in the form of a facial wash. I have been trialling this product for approximately 5/6weeks, so I thought it was about time I reviewed for you all today.

 First impressions of this product it is very eye catching, with the bright green emphasizing 'organic'. The packaging has sufficient information which is great although it can be a bit overwhelming. One thing that struck an immediate chord with me was this product is SLS free, paraben free, no artificial colours, risperdal preț fragrances or harsh preservatives. This is something I always always check on products before purchasing; if a product is filled with such 'nonsense', it gets shoved straight back onto the shelf. The packaging/tube is of a soft material which makes it easy to dispense product, with a flip top lid which has a small nozzle.

The face wash has a reasonably thickish consistency which is clear. Upon using only a small amount is needed as it lathers very well and quite quickly. I often tend to use my face washes with a little exfoliating brush to give my skin that little bit extra deeper cleanse. In terms of smell, it's pretty pleasant, although it has a borderline scent to the disinfectant Dettol! However that scent quickly subsides, leaving the skin feeling fresh, bright, soft and smooth.

As previously stated I have been using this product for quite some time now, and although I wasn't expecting miracles, I personally haven't seen much difference in my skin. I am still getting the odd breakouts, although not as bad, and my skin and blemishes aren't that much lighter. It is a bit of a shame as you get so much product but it's not that great unfortunately. And Tea Tree and I are still not friends! . . .

Dr Organic Tea Tree Face Wash 200ml RRP £6.99, and is available from Holland and Barret.

Have you ever tried Dr Organic Tea Tree Face Wash?


  1. I quite like the look of this!

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    1. Serenity of Beauty2 January 2014 23:19

      Yes, it looked promising, but wasn't great at all! :/

  2. Aw, sorry to hear that this didn't work out for you :( I love the scent of tea tree oil ^0^
    I just found your lovely blog and am now following!! :D

    1. Serenity of Beauty2 January 2014 23:19

      I know, had high hopes for it but not to worry.

      And thank you for following :)