Sunday, 20 January 2013

Natures Healthbox: Optima Organic Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash [REVIEW & DISCOUNT CODE]

Natures Healthbox logo

Brighton-based Natures Healthbox is a new shop boasting a great catalogue of natural, eco-friendly and organic health, beauty, baby, food, cleaning and homeopathy products.

The business' origins stem from several conversations three close friends - pharmacy workers Jon, Keeley and Kerri  - had previously, regarding the ever increasing popularity of natural alternatives over chemical-based remedies.

As aficionados of natural solutions themselves, the trio self-test each and every product before it is approved for inclusion in the shop and/or on the site - very reassuring!

Towards the end of last year, the team sent me one of the products available through to review...

Be sure to check out the discount code at the end of this post!


Optima Organic Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash Review

Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash boxed
£5.49, 250ml, Natures Healthbox.

The box says...

Minimum of 38% Terpinen-4-OL*

Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash can be used all over the body, or simply as a fantastically refreshing hand wash. In addition to Tea Tree, it also contains Lemongrass, Bergamot, Eucalyptus and Aloe Vera to help invigorate and revitalise the body. Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash cleanses without drying and leaves the skin feeling fresh and clean. 

Australian Tea Tree products contain only the finest Tea Tree Oil, grown and harvested in the rural areas of Australia  Each batch of Australian Tea Tree Oil is tested to ensure that it conforms to our strict quality guidelines which are over and above industry standards. 

*The active Ingredient in Tea Tree Oil.

Although you can also use this product as a shower gel and/or hand wash, I've simply been cleaning my face with it each morning and night.

A number of the natural ingredients in this skin wash have astringent qualities (Lemongrass, Aloe Vera) meaning it's great for removing makeup fully, aiding the prevention of blemishes.

Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash unboxed

The solution lathers up really well, and also smells wonderful. The Lemongrass definitely dominates the fragrance (awesome, since I love Lemongrass!) and the zingy notes are ideal for rousing me from my still-half-asleep state on workday mornings.

My face is left tingling ever so slightly for a short while after rinsing the foam off too!

Additionally, the lid of the bottle is great for controlling the amount used in each application. The formula has a slightly 'rubbery' gel consistency (for lack of a better description) and so you would have to squeeze the bottle quite hard to get out more than you ever actually need.

Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash plenty left
3 months later and there's still plenty left... :]
I am happy to say - as the box promises - this wash does not dry out my skin and leave it feeling tight like so many other face washes in the past. Instead my face is left soft and incredibly clean. What's not to like?

Final thoughts

My skin has definitely looked clearer since I started using Australian Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Skin Wash  - I've suffered (probably otherwise avoidable) spots following occasions I have been lazy and skipped using it, though these have been few. It looks like I am going to have to stock up soon!

I was surprised to discover this skin wash retails for just £5.49 - I was expecting it to cost at least a tenner, considering it's a rich 38% Terpinen-4-OL formula!

There are a number of other Optima Australian Tea Tree Oil products available from Natures Healthbox, including a shampoo, conditioner, various anti-septic spot treatments and even a toothpaste (!?) I'm intrigued!

If you fancy treating yourself to some of the natural beauty goodies available from Natures Healthbox, why not make use of this discount code to receive 10% off your order - simply enter it at the checkout stage.


Do be quick though! This offer ends midnight, JAN 31.

All Natures Healthbox orders come attractively packaged too:

Natures Healthbox gift packaging sticker

Natures Healthbox tissue and shredded paper packaging

Have you tried any Optima Australian Tea Tree products before?