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Toners are an essential part of our skincare routine, many of us tend to underestimate the benefits of toners. Toners have a lot of benefits such as restoring the pH balance of our skin, refreshes the skin, acts as a protective layer and also makes the pores on our skin appear smaller, these are just a few benefits one can derive by using a toner on daily basis. So I’m going to be reviewing the tea tree toner from the body shop which I had bought on an impulse.


Price: Rs 795/- for 250ml

Product Description :

Our Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner helps skin looks visibly clearer and tone in one step. Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil, with shake-to-activate mattifying powders, this toner leaves skin feeling clean, refreshed and visibly clearer. Use after cleansing to remove any residual traces of make-up and impurities, which can clog the pores.


Usage Instructions :

Apply after cleansing and before moisturising. Shake to activate the mattifying powders and apply a generous amount to a cotton pad. Sweep across the face and neck.

Ingredients :

Water, Alcohol Denat., Corn Starch Modified, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Allantoin, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Limonene, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, t-Butyl Alcohol, Citral, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Caramel, Yellow 5, Blue 1.


My Take On “The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner :

Packaging :

The toner comes in a dark green transparent bottle with a black flip-top lid. The cap does not open while travelling, but since it has a liquid inside, you may want to be extra careful while travelling and pack it properly to avoid any spilling, just in case.


Consistency :

TBS toner consists of cornstarch, which settles at the bottom of the bottle forming a white layer. Otherwise, the toner is a light green coloured clear liquid. Upon shaking the bottle both the cornstarch and the liquid mix which results in a light green cloudy liquid. While it is dispensed in a cotton pad it comes out as a light green clear liquid


Odour :

The toner has a strong scent of tea tree but it fades away in a matter of 1-2 minutes on application. But you may find the scent to be too strong while applying for the first time.

How it works :

My skin type is combination – oily and hence my T-Zone tends to get extremely oily at times. So I’ve seen after reading a lot of rave reviews about the toner I decided that it was time to get my hands on it and try it by myself. Previously I was using the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3, for quite sometime I was pretty happy with it but then, later on, it started to dry out my skin too much.

For the first few applications i felt a mild tingling sensation which stays for about 3-4 seconds. But in 3-4 days my skin possibly adjusted to the change and hence this shouldn’t pose any threat to your skin.I noticed that my nose was smoother than usual for a while but I have not noticed any other drastic improvement in my skin conditions but it does help in reducing the size of minor pores.

 I usually do not break out a lot but I’ve used this toner as spot treatment for acne that occasionally shows up on my face. I usually take a Q-Tip and dip it in the toner and place it on the pimple, this helps in reducing redness and quick healing of the pimple.

You only require very little product so the toner will last you a long time and applying a light moisturizer is must even if you have oily skin after using this toner. And it also does pick up tresses of make-up left on my skin even after removing make-up and washing my face.

Pros of “The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner”  :

  • Shrinks minor pores
  • Has a long shelf life of three years
  • Controls oils and doesn’t make my skin look too shiny

Cons of “The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner ” :

  • Stings a little and might be harsh on sensitive skin
  • Expensive

Rating : 3.8 / 5

Final Verdict :

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner is good for girls and ladies with oily and acne prone skin. It helps in fading out blemishes quickly and also controls oil without drying out the skin too much.

Shop this product :

For your convenience, by clicking on the links below you will be redirected to the website where you can buy them or learn more about them.

  1. The Body Shop 
  2. Flipkart
  3. Amazon

Until Next Time

Ciao ❤



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