The Body Shop’s Tea Tree range is something I go mad over. Since I have got combination-to-oily skin and is prone to acne, I usually stick to Tea tree facial wash because it keeps my acne at bay. Few months back, I was in The Body Shop showroom when I and Ankit saw the Seaweed Range and was tempted to try the seaweed gel cream. (Note that, Ankit loves The Body Shop too) LOL.
Anyhow, we bought it and have been using it for a month or so. One of the best things about the product is both the gender can use it. Here is my detailed review of the product-Price- INR 1195/- for 50 mlAbout- Our gel cream is ideal for combination skin. Hydrating yet lightweight, this cream helps to balance oil and excess sebum, leaving a matte, shine-free complexion.
- Suitable for combination/ oily skin
- Mineral rich seaweed from Roaring Water Bay, Ireland
- Lightweight texture
- Oil-balancing & mattifying
How to use- Apply to face and neck after cleansing, toning and serum.Packaging- The Body Shop Seaweed oil control gel cream comes in a sea-blue color tub with a black lid having The Body Shop’s logo at the top. The packaging is appealing, neat and looks beautiful. The tub comes with a white lid which prevents the product from spilling.
Texture- The texture of the cream is obviously gel based. It is perfect for Oily to combination skin people.
Fragrance- Now comes the fragrance, it has got mild/faint smell which is neither floral nor fruity, It’s mild yet refreshing. It has got a very different smell which will be loved by everyone.I have been using Body Shop Seaweed cream for a month now and I am hooked. It’s “the perfect cream” for oily to combination skin people. It’s easy to absorb and glides into your skin like butter. You don’t have to massage too much, it just gets into your skin like magic. I apply it on my face and it makes my skin soft, supple and gives a matte finish.
This cream is perfect if you apply makeup. For the entire day, my face looks nourished and soft. It does controls the excess sebum and doesn’t make my skin oily at all. At night, I again wash my face and then apply it on my face. The cream doesn’t make my face heavy or greasy. Also, you just require a very small amount of the product so the entire tub is going to last you for months. It’s a total value for money product.
If looking from a male user point of view, my husband uses it too, he has no complaints whatsoever. My husband uses it and he loves the smell as it’s not overpowering and doesn’t have the feminine fragrance.Things I like about this-
- It is very light and refreshing.
- Smells so refreshing.
- It gives a beautiful matte finish.
- It is Paraben free.
- Doesn’t make your skin heavy.
- The product will go long way as you require a small quantity.
- Perfect for combination to oily skin people.
Things I dislike about this-
- Won’t suggest this for extremely dry skin people.
- It is expensive for a cream but considering all the benefits I won’t count this as a con.
- Doesn’t have an SPF.
Wrapping it up- I am happy with the product and the results so far. I am hooked to it and I don’t think I will switch to any other cream in the near future. I definitely recommend this product. It’s a YAY from my side.