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Aug 17, 2009

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Minimizing Mask Review

Prior to taking over the world I first want to accomplish one major thing in regards to my almost perfect skin. I want to remove the icky, gross blackheads embedded in my nose without having to head to my dermatologist. I also wish to do this with a mask treatment that won't remove pieces of skin along with my blackheads.

Biore Nose Strips are an absolute dream come true but I have one or two pesky blackheads on the tip of my nose that hang out there and no manner of plucking will get those buggers out.

My goal was to get them off with something that was inexpensive and easy to find. In steps The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Minimizing Mask.

Click ahead for the review.

Believe me when I say I've used just about every Asian mask treatment around in hopes it would remove my blackheads without success. Particular attention has been paid to charcoal masks which remove skin but not in they rip the skin right off your nose, umm ouch!

Curiosity led me to The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blackhead Minimizing Mask which is readily available, doesn't have to be hunted down from abroad, and is fairly cheap. The mask can be used all over your face or on your nose where pesky little blackheads have been known to play and hide.

The mask is green in color and applies smoothly as it's a moisturizing cream at first. After dry down it becomes slightly harder and peels gently off hopefully whisking away blackheads and other nasties. I choose to use it as a nose treatment as that's where I have blackheads but I did go so far as using it all over my face as well since I was curious what sort of results I'd have as it does contain Tea Tree Oil which is great for mattifying skin.

I read a few reviews that said this hurt terribly when peeled off but I either have bulletproof skin or these people are super sensitive. It peels away fairly easy and doesn't hurt or sting or burn in anyway. At least not for me.

Now the results aren't so great sadly. As an all over treatment mask it works fairly well at soaking up excess oil but do keep in mind I'm not mega, slippery slidey oily. It mattifies my skin fairly well and my skin feels very nice the day after use so it's a great night time treatment prior to bed. As for blackheads on my nose it's a no go. It didn't clear up those pesky buggers in the least and they are still happily sitting on my nose. Yuk!

Overall, I'd say it's a fairly nice all over mask as it makes my skin feel quite refreshed and glowy after use and does a decent job of soaking up excess oil. As for a nose treatment I'd say it's a fail. It's fairly inexpensive so it won't break the bank to give a try for yourself. You might have better results than I did but for now I'm going to continue hunting for the cheapest and best way to get rid of those two stubborn blackheads on the tip my nose!

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Blogger giselle said...

aw i was hoping you'd find some kind of miracle blackhead product! my blackheads are so deep and large that those biore strips only work on a couple right on the surface. dont stop searching muse! :)

August 17, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Tohnia said...

An old beauty trick is to put a thin layer of Elmer's glue on your nose, wait for it to dry, then peel it off. Have you tried that?

August 17, 2009 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Haru said...

I had this and stopped using it after 2 uses 'cos it did hurt peeling it off, especially when you have dry flakey skin in the winter. And it wasn't that great at removing any pore clogs too, so Biore Nose Strips are still my go-to product for that.

August 17, 2009 at 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Rocketqueen said...

Ohh! I don't know if you have the brand Makeupstore but they have a killer kaolin mask which really works wonders with just wash and rinse! It's called Mud Mask. Loves it!

August 18, 2009 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

damn giselle blackheads are the debil's work :-D

one day we will beat them!

August 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

nope tohnia never tried that :-D who knew elmer's glue was used for more than a mid morning snack :D

August 18, 2009 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

iris me too. biore all the way! no hurt here does kinda leave my face glowy but nothing dramatic sadly :P

August 18, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ooo linn...must try that out! anything to remove the blackheads :D

August 18, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, just thought I'd share with you guys a little trick that's worked for me so far :) I use SANA Pore Vacuumer ( before Biore Pore-Packing away, it really helps to open pores and a lot more blackheads come away with your strips. This might help with the stubborn ones you've been trying to deal with Muse!

However, I am left with one problem: The pores on my nose remain open and the openings still look 'dirty'. I've been wondering if I should finally look into using masks since so many of them claim to clarify your skin and push out impurities. Apparently one of the most highly-raved about ones is "Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask" What do you think Muse? Have you tried this one before?

August 20, 2009 at 6:31 AM  
Anonymous Ashe said...

Muse! Have you tried a comedone extractor?

It's easy to get obsessive with it, though...

August 20, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ya ashe :( but no luck :P

August 26, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi cyber thanks for the tips :-D

I have that sana one, should give it another try and yes Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask is in my cosmetic draw...should really do a review for you guys and tell you the word :D

August 26, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

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