Remember a time when we loved cleansers that made out skin feel fresh with a slight tingle? Me too, so that’s why when I saw Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Face Wash, I just had to try it!
I tend to experiment with my products, as in with and without my Clarisonic Mia 2.
After using a makeup remover wipe to strip my face, I lathered my face and neck with the ultra-concentrated cleanser. It tingled slightly, had a fresh scent and felt amazing on my skin (like seriously, it felt fabulous). To wash my face, I used a washcloth and lightly ‘scrubbed’ my face to break up any residue from my makeup. One finished, I rinsed my face with cool water and it felt clean, but it still felt like there was product. I washed my face again and was product-free within 10 minutes.
With a Clarisonic
I’ve always said the Clarisonic is a holy-grail item and should be in everyone’s bathroom (even my boyfriend uses one). After taking my makeup off on day 2, I loaded my ‘Normal’ brush head with the Tea Tree Face Wash and went to work. Instantly, I began to see the excess makeup break up on the brush, leaving my skin with very little product (it was a cake-face kind of day) with the feeling of clean skin. I also used my hands to apply a little more cleanser, just to make sure my face was squeaky clean.
For roughly $5.50 (don't buy it from Amazon unless you don't have a TJ near you), Trader Joe’s really has made their mark in skin care. The formula is super concentrated, so you only need a little bit of product. And for this, a little really does go a long way. Also, the scent has an earthy, yet minty smell, giving off a spa-like aroma. Also, the product lasts a while (I’m not even half way through and it’s been 2 months!), so it’s pretty economical.
I’ve also paired my cleanser with the Tea Tree Face Pads, which is a great astringent for those with an acne flair-up. It also has a tingly feeling, but it really rids of any dirt that is being stubborn (it’s also great in the morning when you want a quick cleanse). You can buy the pads for roughly $5, also a Trader Joe’s.
Deductions: I shouldn’t have to use a product more than once in one wash to get a clean face, even if I don’t have a lot of makeup on. Also, the product claims to act as a makeup remover, but I felt like it didn’t do much for me.