My skincare routine is something that I really wanted to focus on improving this year. I’ve got normal/combination skin and suffer from occasional breakouts. So I tried the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel range for 1 month in the hope of achieving clear and healthy looking skin – and that is exactly what I got! Find out what I thought of the products in this range.
The Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel range was originally launched back in 2003 and is specially formulated to provide an effective and gentle solution for preventing and treating problem skin. Tea Tree is renowned for its antibacterial properties, whilst Witch Hazel is renowned for its skin-calming benefits.
The Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Foaming Face Wash is the product that I used (and loved) every single day – as part of both my morning and my night time skincare routine. This face wash removes any dirt, oil and makeup from your skin and fights any spot-causing bacteria. However, what I really love about this is that it doesn’t over-dry the skin – something that I experienced with similar products in the past. The face wash is really quick and easy to use – simply apply two pumps of the foaming cleanser onto wet skin, massage and rinse off. It literally takes under a minute to use and leaves your skin feeling super refreshed. I particularly love using this in the mornings as it really helps wake me up! Available here.
I was really intrigued by the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Spot Wand – I mean, who wouldn’t want a magic wand to zap away any pesky spots!? The wand comes with a clear ‘day’ gel as well as a light green ‘night’ cream to fight spots. I found that this works quite well, especially when used on spots that looks like they’re just about to appear. Although it doesn’t instantly get rid of spots, it does a great job at preventing spots that are about to form and prevents spots that are already there from developing into full-blown in-your-face painful spots, you know the ones! Available here.
Activated charcoal has really taken the beauty world by storm – and for good reason too. Charcoal is able to deeply cleanse the skin by attracting dirt like a magnet, drawing out deep impurities and removing excess oil to detoxify the skin. This scrub contains Apricot Seed Powder and feels quite grainy, so lightly massaging this into the skin really helps to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells. As I’ve got normal/combination skin I use this 1-2 times a week, however you can use this more frequently if you’ve got oily and acne-prone skin. Available here.
I love treating myself to a mask face at least once a week (#facemaskfridays anyone?) and I really enjoyed using this. For just £3.89 this does a pretty good job too! The Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Charcoal Face Mask is a deep cleansing and skin calming treat for this skin and contains activated charcoal powder and sweet almond oil to remove dirt, sebum, and impurities from the pores and rebalance the skin. I left this mask on for the recommended 15 minutes, and removed this with a face cloth and warm water to reveal soft, thoroughly cleansed skin. Available here.
There’s something really satisfying about using a nose strip and drawing out any impurities and blackheads from your pores. The Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Charcoal 2-in-2 Nose Strips are unlike any other nose strips I have used before, as there are 2 steps to this ‘treatment’. Step 1 is the blackhead removal stage. This nose strip contains activated charcoal to draw out dirt, impurities and excess oils from the skin to remove blackheads and unclog the pores – this hardens on this skin much like your typical nose strip. Step 2 is the seal & calm stage. This is a soothing and moisturising nose strip that is infused with tea tree oil and witch hazel. Although this made the process a more lengthy one, I really enjoyed using this – after all, there’s no need to rush a pamper session! Available here.