Double duty – The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash

Double duty – The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash

by on November 9, 2017 · 10 comments

As much as I love MAC Brush Cleaner I can’t always be bothered to visit MAC when I run out – clearly I don’t visit the counter as much as most beauty bloggers do. I bought the The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash to take with me on my trip to the US and honeymoon in Aruba as it’s something both Jamie and I could use. Did I remember to pack it – no of course not because I officially suck at packing suitcases.

What I did discover when I got back home (which seems like months ago now) is that my makeup brushes and sponge were in a state from two weddings and all the travelling I did. Plus I’m sure my cousins borrowed them at some point too so they were in need of a good clean. Having finished my bottle of MAC cleaner ages ago I grabbed my unused and unloved TBS Tea Tree Facial Wash and went to town watching all the foundation, blusher, glitter and other makeup goo wash down the plughole. Now keep in mind my brushes are synthetic ones from Sonia Kashuk and Clinique, my makeup sponge is from Superdrug and my eyebrow brush is Ruby and Millie so none of these items were super expensive. I don’t know if this would work on brushes made of animal hair as it may dry them out. Over time I don’t know if it will dry mine out like a haystack but I’m willing to take that chance as they smell fresh and clean afterwards. If it’s a good enough for my face, it should be good enough for my brushes right?

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November 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

good lord, I use liquid hand soap to wash my brushes!! D: nothing bad has happened YET. I should try this stuff though, since tea tree oil is a good antibacterial.


November 12, 2017 at 11:14 am

Well that was my reasoning behind use the Tea Tree wash at least it’s doing something nice. Hey you wash your brushes that’s a good start! :D


November 9, 2017 at 11:23 am

I’ve always used a mild and gentle soap to cleanse mine – I used to use a tea tree shampoo but I’ve sadly become allergic to tea tree oil so can’t use it. I’m currently using Boots Sensitive Conditioning Baby Shampoo for mine. I have a mix of natural and synthetic bristled brushes so have found the conditioning element of the shampoo useful for keeping them soft, but it isn’t strictly necessary. The important thing is to wash them regularly – I try to do mine after every use, although my larger powder brushes I tend to do after about 3-4 uses because they take so long to dry!


November 12, 2017 at 11:17 am

I wash my brushes every two weeks which seems like a long time but I don’t wear much makeup during the week as my workplace is very casual and I would look like a clown with a full face of slap. My makeup up sponge is thing that gets the most use and dirtiest the quickest! Thanks for you advice! xoxo


Ms Red
November 9, 2017 at 7:20 pm

I use either handsoap or shampoo to clean my brushes and their okay… if it’s meant to be used on skin I’m sure it’s fine for brushes..

Great way to use up unused or unloved products too. ,-)



November 12, 2017 at 11:19 am

Well I wasn’t planning on ignoring it but it really is a cheaper alternative to MAC brush cleaner. If I was a professional makeup artist I guess I’d go back to MAC but last time I looked I wasn’t! xoxo


The Bristol Beauty Blog
November 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm

I’ve tried the oil and washing up liquid method. It works… but I actually prefer to use face wash. It’s designed to wash off makeup, so it works a treat on my brushes. Saying that, I actually do need to remember to wash my brushes more than once in a blue moon! x


November 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

Well I can tell when my brushes and sponge need a good wash and it’s usually after about two weeks of using them. I can really tell the build up has gotten to much and my makeup doesn’t look as fresh or is as easy to apply. They also start to smell funny if I leave it too long! ewww :D


Vintage Makeup
November 13, 2017 at 6:50 am

It sounds awesome! I love using Dr Bronner’s castile soap for my brushes. :)


November 13, 2017 at 9:29 am

Ahh that’s one brand I haven’t tried yet, one I use a few more things I’m going to get me some thanks for the reminder! xoxo


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