It comes in a handy slim tube, and it has a gel consistency, translucent cloudy yellow-ish colour. A small amount is enough to cover the face and it feels really refreshing when applied.
The mattifying effect is quite visible from application; the pore minimising, I am not so sure; certainly the skin feels slightly “tighter” (not in an uncomfortable way!), but I am not sure my pores were actually smaller, although I don’t have particularly huge pores.
Having said that, this product makes a very decent primer; it might not aid other products glide freely on the face, but mattifies and helps to keep makeup in place. It works as a great everyday primer and is very handy to tackle T-zone shine.
It is non-drying and the skin feels really fresh; of course, it has all the great added properties of tea tree oil (which comes from The Kenya Organic Oil Farmers’ Association), such as being an antibacterial and soothing, so this a huge bonus, and the price is not bad either, at only £7.50 for 30ml.
Of course, you can also count on the all-round goodness of The Body Shop – think cruelty-free, fair-trade ingredients – and everything else that lives up to their “beauty with a heart” motto.
This product is part of an extensive tea tree range, which is well worth a look. At the moment, The Body Shop has the “Choose your perfect offer promotion”, where you can get 40% off when you buy 5 items or more or 30% off when buying 3, online, using the code 14671 (40%) 14672 (30%) or in-store, using this voucher (conditions apply).
This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.