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I’ve been having a little go with The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer and I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. I don’t massively worry about oily skin but recently I’ve noticed that my nose has been getting rather shiny and thought the mattifying aspect of this would help. I always worry about visible pores ,however, so this was my main area of interest for this product. Here’s how I got on!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer Review
So here’s a look at the product itself:
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer Swatch
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer has a light, velvety feeling gel-cream texture. You apply after moisturiser in the places you need it. I used it on my t-zone and it quickly disappeared into my skin and instantly made it feel really fresh and clean. When I used to suffer with spots, I’d have loved something that felt like this to purify my skin and almost create a barrier from makeup and the environment.
It seems to instantly absorb oil, without making my skin feel tight. I am super conscious of my pores, so I can always see them no matter what, but I do think it went some way to blurring them. Here are 3 pics – the first one of before the Tea Tree Pore Minimiser, the 2nd after, and the 3rd with my Soap & Glory CC Cream applied over the top.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer – Before
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer – After
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Primer with CC Cream
Although the light is slightly different in the first photo, I do think this demonstrates that it does do quite a good job of minimising the appearance of pores, particularly on the nose (although I just noticed that the nose is a little blurry in the 2nd pic which could be down to my photographic skills, or lack of, rather than the product itself!).
I actually think it works particularly well under CC Cream as I don’t like to powder those in order to maximise glow, and this way The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser can control the shine from underneath. Which it does very well.
I’d imagine that it could be a little drying if your skin isn’t naturally oily and I avoided applying it on the dryer parts of my face. Having said that, I think it could be a brilliant option for blemish prone skin and certainly worth a try as it is only £7.50. You only need a small amount so it would be very good value for money if it worked out for you.
It’s not something I’ll use everyday but the wonderul fresh feeling it gives will be amazing on bad skin days and if I want to stay shine free on long days rushing around.
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