[ Review ] Superdrug Tea Tree Skincare Foaming Facial Wash

A few weeks ago, I was doing my groceries and by surprise saw that Superdrug was selling their skincare products in store. In case you don’t know, Superdrug is a UK drugstore, so seeing their products in a local HK supermarket caught me off guard. I only saw one item at that time, which is the one I’ll be reviewing today, but since then I’ve seen a few other products pop up in store which I’ll be checking out soon.  

 


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 Superdrug Tea Tree skincare daily foaming facial wash

Size /  Price : 

160 ML – GBP 3.49  / HK$27 at ParknShop
 

Claims:

Cleanses and purifies for a revitalised, clearer-looking complexion. A gentle yet effective anti-blemish solution.


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SIZE and price

I was quite surprised by how cheap it was here as most imported products have a high mark up especially for drugstore brands. Overall for what you get and for the price, it’s a really affordable deal.

 

PACKAGING

The packaging is nothing special, everything is made out plastic. The bottle and cap are quite a soft plastic so you’re able to squeeze the bottle (not that you’d need to but still). All the information is printed on a label that neither would peel off nor scratch off easily, however will loosen up as you keep it in a steamy shower.

 

 

 

APPLICATION, RESULTS AND TEXTURE

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I had never used a product with tea tree oil in it, so wasn’t sure what it would be like and didn’t really have any expectations. The directions indicate one to two pumps per application but one is more than enough. With the pump, the liquid green face wash turns into a fluffy white foam that, when applied on the face, feels smooth. You would be able to feel just a tiny bit of oil which will wash away with water. One downside to this though, was that the facewash was very fragrant. You could definitely tell there was tea tree and peppermint oil in this. In the beginning, it was so strong that it was very off putting but the more I used it, the less potent the smell became.. or perhaps I’d just gotten used to it. After I’ve washed my face, I could definitely feel that my face was clean and as I was drying my face, I could feel a cooling sensation which was quite nice.

In the beginning I didn’t really feel like it was doing much, but after a few weeks of trying this, I noticed a big difference in how clear my skin was looking. The biggest change I’ve seen was in my chin and nose area as it has cleared up a lot of my white heads and overall my face has been looking a lot fresher and clearer.

On a final note, as someone with dry skin, it isn’t hydrating. So I do opt for a thicker moisturiser as I’ve been trying this out. Although, it isn’t as drying as some other facial foams I’ve tried, it is still a downside to those with dry skin.

 

FORMULA

Cruelty free.

Ingredients

Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Bis-PEG/PPG-20/20 Dimethicone, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzophenone-4, Triethylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, CI 19140, CI 42090. 

 

SUITABLE FOR ...

Ideal for those with combination or oily skin, that want to reduce blemishes or an overall congested skin.

 

THE CONCLUDING PROS AND CONS

 

Cons

-      Smell
-      Packaging
-      Can be drying

Pros

-      Price
-      Cruelty Free
-      Clears up skin

 

 

MY OVERALL THOUGHTS 

All in all, I’ve been loving this face wash though I wouldn’t be sure if I were to repurchase it again. For the price and what it does, it is definitely worth it, but I’ve also seen one of the products in this range that isn’t foaming which I’m planning to try out as perhaps that would be better for those with dry skin.  

 Cheers, Sam