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Friday, 22 November 2013

Review: Superdrug Tea Tree & Peppermint Facial Scrub

Due to my oily skin, I'm a regular exfoliator and have tried a vast range of different brands over the years, but one of my favourites is Superdrug's Tea Tree & Peppermint Oil Facial Scrub; it's one of three exfoliators that I've actually repurchased, and one that I genuinely look forward to using!
Superdrug Tea Tree & Peppermint Facial Scrub Review
Packaged in a simple green plastic tube with a flip cap, this is easy to use even in the shower with wet hands, which is when I prefer to use it. It's easy to squeeze the creamy scrub from the tube, and it smells amazing - really fresh and minty with a definite tea tree undertone. I love the scent of tea tree so this is gorgeous to me, but if you're not a fan then you may find it offputting.
"This creamy Tea Tree and Peppermint Facial Scrub contains natural walnut shells to exfoliate dead skin and remove dirt and oil, helping to promote a clearer spot-free complexion. It will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. Tea Tree Oil originates from Australia - it is a natural antibacterial agent know for its antiseptic healing properties. Peppermint oil is renowned for its therapeutic effect on skin disorders and its cooling sensation."
Sounds good, right? Generally speaking I love products which contain tea tree, as I find they're really effective in keeping any breakouts under control. I also love minty products and definitely agree with the claims that this feels cooling on the skin - it's really pleasant to use. As you can see in the photo below, the walnut shell pieces are reasonably small and not very densely packed, yet the scrub still does an amazingly effective job of exfoliating my skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and pleasantly tingly. Aside from the inclusion of SLS which tends to trigger my eczema, this is pretty much my perfect scrub. I tend to use it every two or three days, due to the SLS and also the fact that it is quite a "scrubby" scrub and using it more often would irritate my skin.
Review Superdrug Tea Tree & Peppermint Facial Scrub
Overall, I think this is a really nice scrub, particularly for the price, and would recommend it to those with oily and/or blemish-prone skin, as its ingredients are pretty much geared towards helping with those problems. Superdrug Tea Tree & Peppermint Facial Scrub is available online and in stores, priced at £2.99 for 75ml.
Have you tried any of Superdrug's own-brand skincare products? Do you use exfoliators? What's your favourite?


  1. I found this to be quite harsh on my skin when I tried it, though I do love the scent x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  2. I would try this, it doesn't look as thick as the St Ives scrub which made my face sore. Sounds like it smells nice :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  3. I find a lot of Superdrugs own brand products are really nice. I love the sound of this scrub, but I don't really like St Ives for some reason!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  4. This facial scrub sounds really good, I might have to give it a go!


  5. This sounds great! I tend to use the Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil products when my skin is a bit distressed but quite keen to try this one now. Great review!

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