--What does the promo say?--
"Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash is a gentle antiseptic hand
and body wash for everyday use that protects the skin from bacteria and
leaves it fresh and hygienically clean. It has a non-drying formula,
making it suitable for everyday use for all the family. Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash by Australian Bodycare leaves all skin types feeling refreshingly fresh and clean."
The green colour scheme immediately evokes images of tea tree oil and the sea, tying together the company's key concepts with ease and creating a unisex package. The pump-action bottle is generally practical, although you may have to pump for a few minutes before the first use.
Lather up under the shower and use to wash your body before rinsing. Can also be used as a hand wash.
A pale yellow-green gel that doesn't look lurid and leaves no visible residue. Lathers up to a generous pale foam.
The bitter tea-tree comes across strongly, in a way that might seem too overpowering or even clinical for some.
--Texture and consistency--
The gel is not sticky at all and while it lathers up well (thanks to the SLS it contains), it doesn't provide a luxurious experience. Washes off well when you want it to.
--Effects on the skin--
A successful body and hand wash that cleans the skin thoroughly without irritation. Sustained use may see a reduction in spots on the body. Don't use on your face, though, as it's too harsh, and will dry out your skin without eliminating spots.
--Value for money--
The naturally hygienic and antiseptic properties of this will appeal, although the presence of SLS may be offputting to some. One bottle lasts a while even with use all over the body in the shower, as you don't need much to get up a good lather. However, I'm looking for a more luxurious shower experience, so wouldn't bother replacing this once my free bottle runs out. For utility and luxury in one bottle, at this price I'd be more likely to purchase products from brands such as Nougat London, thisworks, or Jurlique.
Hand and Body Lotion, from £8.95
Hand and Foot Treatment, £9.35
Foaming Skin Wash, £12.35
Hygienic Wet Wipes, £10.40 for 85 wipes
Femigel, £7.85 for 15ml
Hand Cream, £7.25
Exfoliating Body Wash, £10.20