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Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil 2 fl oz (60 ml)

 
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Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz
 
4.3

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Effective (8)
  • Soothing (5)
  • Minimizes pores (4)
  • Smells great (3)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (7)
  • Moderate acne (7)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (6)
  • Teen acne (6)
  • Inflammatory acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful product!

This is a wonderful product. I pour some tree tea oil in a bottle of witch hazel and use it as a toner. I also henna my hair, and pour some in the...Read complete review

This is a wonderful product. I pour some tree tea oil in a bottle of witch hazel and use it as a toner. I also henna my hair, and pour some in the henna mixture. Tree tea oil also repels lice, just an added bonus.I used to suffer from severe acne. I was on accutane twice, once when I was 19, and again at age 26. Until just a couple of years ago, I constantly had to treat with a dermatologist to keep me face from erupting. But I've found some natural products that have given me beautiful skin for the first time in my life. My routine goes like so:
First I pre-cleanse my face with jojoba oil. I pour about four drops on my palm and rub it onto my face for a couple of minutes. Sometimes I will then press a warm wet cloth against my face to bring out dirt/grime. Then I wash my face with a gentle cleaner. I do this morning and night. 
Second I use a witchhazel/tree tea oil toner. I add about a 1/2 oz. of tree toil to a bottle of witch hazel and it makes the most amazing toner I've ever used.
Third I use benzoyl peroxide. You won't need this if you are not acne prone.
Fourth I use a face cream with glycolic acid. Aqua Glycolic and [@] have good products. The glycolic acid encourages rapid skin growth and helps keep your skin clear. Supposedly it is a good anti-aging product. 
In the morning I then apply sunscreen, at least 50 SPF.
If my skin still needs it, I apply moisturizer. At night I mix a couple drops of jojoba oil in my moisturizer. I don't add the oil in the morning because it's a little greasy. And my makeup won't stay on if I have jojoba oil on my skin. But the JO is an amazing make-up remover! 
This is the best regimen I have found - when I tell people who haven't known me for years that I used to have cystic acne, they can't believe it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I have mildly sensitive, ...

I have mildly sensitive, normal (neither dry nor oily), acne-prone skin. This product made my skin very dry and extremely sensitive. It caused immediate skin irritation -- redness, peeling, and...Read complete review

I have mildly sensitive, normal (neither dry nor oily), acne-prone skin. This product made my skin very dry and extremely sensitive. It caused immediate skin irritation -- redness, peeling, and somewhat worsened acne in the areas where I used it. (And I diluted it with water.) It did seem to have some antiseptic value, but not equal to that of hydrogen peroxide or benzoyl peroxide. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with even slightly sensitive skin unless tested in a tiny area first, and I would never use it on a pet. (My dog was attracted to the fragrance of it, and I wouldn't want a pet to ingest something this strong.) It's not the worst thing I ever tried (it didn't cause a rash), and the negative effects started to disappear the day I stopped using it, but it was a total waste of money for me.

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3.0

I believe it helps.

By zoeamaris

from Dallas,TX

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Smells Great
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

    I bought this primarily to treat my acne with and I do believe it is helping some. I love the smell and like how natural it is. There are also many other uses for it and although the bottle is small, it's too be diluted for use so it goes a very long way and I expect the bottle to last me a couple years.

     
    2.0

    Ouch!

    By anonymous

    from san jose, ca

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Smells Great

    Cons

    • Bleaches Fabric
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Ineffective
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

    I found that for how much this product stings, it's not worth the minimal effects on acne. I have sensitive skin, and using this really burns!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Even the dermatologist was shocked.

    By Frequent Shopper Girl

    from San Rafael, CA

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

    I have been a long time user of tea tree oil for my cystic acne (there is nothing in the world that treats acne like tea tree oil). It was first explained to me that only an oil could destroy a pimple that deep, because only an oil would soak into the skin. It sounded counter-intuitive, I believe it. One day I was bitten by some type of spider, and the dermatologist had no idea why the treatments weren't working. The area got more and more infected, was black-ish and swelling and painful and itchy. No amount of cream did anything. I asked the doctor if I could try tea tree oil and he scoffed at my all-natural recommendation. I went home, tried it, and used it three times a day on the bite instead of the 3x/day cream, and within 3-4 days, it was gone. Totally gone. I went back for my follow-up only for an "I-told-you-so" moment, since I was clearly better, and the dermatologist couldn't believe me. I even showed him his full tube of cream. If this stuff can cure my horrible pimples, and conquer a spider bite no amount of antihistamine or cream could fix, and heal scratches seemingly overnight, I am keeping it on hand, in the largest container I can find, for the rest of my life! Two things, though, if you are going to use it for acne: One, I have very sensitive skin, and yes, it is drying. It's going to quickly kill your pimple, you're going to have to put up with a little flakiness, it's not magic. Two, if you are a person who picks at your blemishes, then try some tea tree oil on a cotton ball pressed against the blemish for a good 20-30 minutes. Otherwise, I rub it in super well with a clean finger tip, directly on the blemish. I don't usually write reviews, but I tell everyone I know about tea tree oil, and Desert Essence makes an affordable product in a variety of sizes, widely available, and reliably pure enough to use undiluted on my skin (sparingly). It's a must for every medicine cabinets.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again & again.

    By MJ

    from Maryland

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Minimizes Pores
    • Smells Great
    • Soothing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

      The

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery of my order was, as usual, prompt & all the products arrived in good condition.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      DesertEssence100%AustralianTeaTreeOil

      By Anyee

      from Richland, WA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads

        Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

        I am currently using it on blemishes and toenails.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Desert Essence

        By MommieD

        from Dallas,Tx

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Efffective

        Best Uses

        • Most everything

        Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

        my husband and I were in Austrilian in 1992. A friend ask me to pick her up some. I have been sold on the stuff since then.

        We use it for most things, burns,cuts...etc.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Savvy shopper

        from Florida

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

          Dab it on any breakouts, scrapes, bites & wounds. Takes down the redness & shortens healing time.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          this is the good stuff

          By Genevieve

          from Hermosa Beach, CA

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne
          • Fungal infections

          Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

          Tea tree oil is a fantastic product to use on skin blemishes and infections. It is very potent, so this 100% oil should be used cautiously on the face. Never use on mucous membranes or in the mouth/eyes/nose. Very effective antiinflammatory and antimicrobial for tinea (athlete's foot, ringworm), impetigo, acne, etc, but overuse will cause dryness and irritation of the skin. I always take it with me when traveling!

           
          4.0

          Natural Bacteria Fighter

          By BabciSue

          from Richmond, VA

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

                I used it as a natural bacteria fighter for toenail fungus. The product would be a little easier to use if there were a dropper attached instead of just a hole at the top of the container.

                 
                5.0

                the ultimate antiseptic

                By prettyboy

                from cary, nc

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cold sores
                  • Herpes
                  • HSV-1
                  • HSV-2

                  Comments about Desert Essence 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil, 2 fl oz:

                  Forget about the cold sore creams that cost 20 dollars; tea tree oil will reduce the blister so quickly you will be amazed.

                  At the first sign of a tingle at an outbreak area start applying tea tree oil with a cotton swab.

                  This works better than prescription meds and clears up the blister very quickly, about three days.

                  Also used for bug bites and cuts or scrapes. Additionally I use tea tree soap and shampoos.

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