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Product Review: Espa Essential Tea Tree Oil

For someone like me who is constantly battling erratic pesky pimples, I've gotten to know the spot treatment market fairly well. And the newest product that I've tried and liked is called Espa Essential Tea Tree Gel ($33). This gentle botanical gel contains lemon (to detoxify), thyme (to soothe), evening primrose (to balance) and tea tree oil which helps attack bacteria and banish blemishes — all without drying out your skin.

Additionally, it is formulated with a blend of fragrant essential oils which calm break-out prone and hormonally imbalanced (aka premenstrual) skin.

I heard about ESPA from a friend and was really excited when I saw that a .54 oz travel size ($18) is available. This size is ideal since all you need is a small amount to get the job done. Simply dot a thin coat on the blemish, and you can either apply a mask over it or just let the gel dry for a few minutes before putting on your makeup. You'll notice a slightly cooling feeling and in time you'll see that area is less red and puffy and more even-toned. I've been using it for a week and I am very happy with the results. I also hear it's great for ingrown hairs, so I am going to test it out and see how it rivals my Arezoo Cream.


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terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Ditto, aimeeb. Tea tree oil is an amazing agent in an anti-acne arsenal. You can find a small bottle for pretty cheap in many farmacias.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Tea tree oil alone works pretty well. You can pick up a bottle just about anywhere, just use a q tip on the blemish and ta da!
lkc923 lkc923 8 years
Hi Bella, I want to try the Arezoo In Grown Hair Cream but the website doesn't say how many ounces are in a container. Would you be able to tell me? Thanks so much!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Sounds amazing. I'll have to try it out.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
This looks really nice - I'm a big fan of tea tree products, they seem to work pretty well for me. I'll definitely be checking this out :-D
hottpink hottpink 8 years
Hmmm, I might have to try this. I have battled acne for ages! Bella, if you don't mind me asking, I know you had said that you use BC pills to help your skin....which kind do you use? Sorry if that's too personal!!
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