The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer

The heat and humidity have really been making my skin so much oilier than usual. The worst part is doing my makeup and by the time I get to work it seems like everything’s melted off. I’m a big fan of primers and I thought it might be a good idea to try out a new one – one that caters to oily skin. I came across TBS Tea Tree Pore Minimizer — it claims to smooth, prime and mattify the skin, leaving it feeling fresh. Sounded exactly like what I was looking for!

I’ve been using this under my makeup for about 3 weeks now and I do think this helps to control the oil on my face. I apply a thin layer of this all over my face, let it dry/absorb into my skin for about 30 seconds and apply my foundation.

This has a serum-like texture, like a lightweight moisturizer. It obviously smells of tea tree oil, so if you don’t like the smell, you won’t like this (although once absorbed into my skin, the scent disappears). As for minimizing my pores, I’m not convinced that it does that — but maybe it does, because it does control the amount of oil I have to contend with during my day.  I can say that it definitely smooths (creates a great surface for applying makeup); it primes (makes my foundation last longer on); and mattifies.

I think for as long as we’re having humid weather, this is going to be a must-use for me every day.

This retails for $19 Cdn for 30ml.

I give The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer: a HIGH FIVE

Have you tried this product? Like or dislike?

Thanks for reading!

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2 thoughts on “The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimizer

  1. I have it in my bathroom, but after loving it at first, I stopped using it because I felt it was a bit harsh…I’ll give it a second chance after your review, because I think it could become a good summer primer

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