The Body Shop Tea Tree Blotting Tissues Review

 The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blotting Tissues "soak up excess oil for a more matte finish. With tamanu oil and Community Fair Trade Tea Tree Oil." Each packet of Tea Tree Blotting Tissues contains 65 sheets. I paid about $8AUD for these oil absorbing tissues - which is pretty pricey for what they are. The Tea Tree Blotting Tissues have been discontinued in some of The Body Shop's markets, so you may have to poke around to find them. The Body Shop is cruelty free. These oil blotters were made in Taiwan.

 These blotting tissues come in a deep green cardboard envelope with faint tree design. The Body Shop's logo and the product name are printed on the front of the packet in white lettering. Ingredients and directions can be found on the back. Opening up the envelope reveals a convenient dispensing tab that allows you to pull out one folded sheet a time. Each piece of tissue is made from a thin, green paper and measures about 7.5cm x 5.4cm. Though the outer packaging is recyclable, I don't believe the blotting papers are.

The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blotting Tissues are infused with tea tree and lemon tea tree oils, and moisturizing ingredients like tocopherol and linalool. I truly doubt that these ingredients are effective at all. Lets me honest, its in oil blotter format and will only be in contact with the skin for a matter of seconds. The Tea Tree Blotting Tissues aren't particularly absorbent. Even on my combo to slightly oily skin these blotters struggle to pull up much excess oil - I usually have o use two or three sheets at a time for this reason. Even though these blotting papers aren't very effective, I have to compliment them on how sturdy they are - they're surprisingly difficult to tear. The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blotting Tissues have a strong tea tree scent.
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The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blotting Tissues are disappointing. The convenient packaging and strength of each blotting sheet are kinda canceled out by lack of absorbency. The infusion of tea tree extract, vitamin E, and the like is next to pointless. I recommend ELF's Shine Erasers ($1/50 sheets) over these. I can see why they're being phased out of The Body Shop's range. 

Tea Tree Oil, Alexandrian Laurel Seed Oil, Limonene, Citral, Lemon Tea Tree Oil, Citronellol, Linalool, Tocopherol 

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