Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

the body shop tea tree pore minimiser review - somanylovelythingsPrimer: probably my biggest makeup discovery. It really makes a world of difference and I am always up for trying new ones – this time, I tested The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser.

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.

the body shop tea tree pore minimiser review - somanylovelythings

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.

You can get the Tea Tree Pore Minimiser (£7.50, 30ml) from The Body Shop website and shops around the country.

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.


2 thoughts on “Review: The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

    • Very tough question – some people like blur creams, like benefit porefessional, but that one doesn’t work well for me – it doesn’t sit well over or under my makeup and reflects a lot of light, so kinda shows up on pictures. There are others in the market, like nanoblur, but I never tried.
      Then there are pore minimising primers, like the smashbox one, amongst others.
      What I feel works well for me, leaving my skin tighter (in a good way – NOT unable to move or cracking) are good toners, used twice a day, but especially before makeup! At the moment, I am a bit in love with the Clinique Blemish Control clarifying lotion.
      Then a good primer – I really like this one for everyday, but when I need extra staying power, I use the Hourglass Veil primer – that really smoothes the skin, prepping it perfectly to receive makeup.
      Lots of rambling – hope that helps a little bit 🙂
      Thanks for your visit and comment.
      Dani x


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