Tea Tree Biome Blemish Cica Gel Cleanser, 6.7 oz
The ultimate green clean for troubled skin. Gently cleanses and removes impurities leaving skin revitalized and shine-free.
Balanced Cleansing Mildly acidic formula maintains skin's balance and a healthy skin barrier which is essential to protecting skin against bacteria and other potential contaminants. Skin Clearing PHA's absorbs slowly to exfoliate dead skin cells and purge pores of impurities for a more even skin tone and texture. Soothing & Hydrating Cleanses and calms even the most sensitive and troubled skin without stripping it of necessary moisture. Harsh cleansers deplete skin of needed moisture which weakens the skin's barrier and exacerbates already troubled skin.
How to use
Water, Coco-Betaine, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Water(16,170ppm), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Chloride, Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Tromethamine, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Gluconolactone, Xylitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Glucose, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Acrylates/C10- 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cutibacterium Granulosum Ferment Extract Filtrate(1,000ppm), Xylitylglucoside, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
I love this product, it help soothe my irritated skin and cleared it up. I feel so refresh each time I use it. I have very sensitive skin and this product does not irate me at all. I love it so much!
This cleanser contains so many amazing beneficial ingredients like Aloe, centella and licorice root extract, to name a few. I love that its a gel cleanser and that its gentle yet powerful. Please don't ever change or stop making this! My new fav cleanser♡
Amazing for acne-prone skin!
This product is helping my face so much! Keeps my breakouts away for good. I love mixing this with a charcoal cleanser. I highly recommend and will repurchase!
very soothing and gentle on the face but will not remove make up
This Mediheal tea tree gel cleanser feels very soothing and gentle on the face. My face feels fresh clean and moisturized after every use. I like that you don't smell too much of the tea tree and it also has a high content of aloe which is great for your skin. I can't tell if it has helped any blemishes but I do feel that the pH balancing really helps as it does not burn or sting my eyes or irritate my skin at all! I've used Mediheal before and been very pleased with their products. This gentle cleanser is no exception! I like that it comes with a cap over the pump so the pump will not break, too. It is best to use this cleanser after you shower or when you get up in the morning. Because it is so gentle it does not strip your skin. But also means it does not clean it on the deeper poor level. If you have foundation, BB cream or some thick makeup (even eyeshadow) using this gel will not clean it off. What you need to do is use a makeup remover first then you clean your face with this product. So just be aware that this is a very gentle cleaner and you would not use this cleaner for any type of really strong makeup removal.That being said, I would definitely get this product again.
Suitable for All Skin Types, Gentle Enough For Regular Use; Helps With Mild Acne
I had the opportunity to use three items in the MEDIHEAL Tea Tree Biome Blemish line together: the Cica Toner (12.8oz plastic bottle with simple pour spout cap); the Cica Gel Cleanser (6.7oz suitable plastic pump); and their Cica Cream (3.3oz brand-green polyplastic tube).The focus ingredients are tea tree water (varying concentrations/dilutions) and Centella Asiatica (rich in Madecassoside, Asiatic Acid, etc.). Tea tree is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties, and Centella Asiatica (Cica) has natural skin-soothing compounds. Both chemicals (because everything is a chemical, even water) are generally well tolerated and suitable for acne-prone skin.I wanted to review these together if users are interested in trying one of these individually or with other items from the same tea tree and cica-focused line. I will note that these products work well alone, with other skincare brands, and with one another.The Mediheal Tea Tree Biome Blemish line is designed to soothe acne-prone, irritated skin, repair the weakened moisture/acid barrier, and treat and heal breakouts. Also, they are alcohol-free.For reference, I am over 40, with sensitive, combination-to-oily, congestion/acne-prone skin. If you have mild to moderate acne, I would say this line could be helpful. Not so much for cystic. Over the last 30+ years, I've struggled with all forms, from cystic to occasional congestion. Now in my 40s, I only deal with the occasional hint of congestion as my acne is well managed with a minimalist routine. I don't usually use products with added colorants, fragrances, or essential oils. And I don't usually layer one multiple acne-care-focused products with many actives (e.g., BHAs, AHAs) at the same time or even every day. Even though it seems counterproductive to treating acne, I like a less is more approach, which has helped my complexion tremendously. I focus on keeping my moisture barrier balanced, and a few nights a week, I apply adapalene only to the acne-prone areas of my face.As a seasoned acne-suffer, heed my advice. Do not aim to dry out your face to treat your pimples. Even if you have oily or combo skin, find a lightweight moisturizer you like and use it. Ideally, you want to maintain a healthy moisture barrier, as a compromised one will respond by creating more sebum (oil) and breakouts. Also, use SPF every day. Exfoliating ingredients (AHAs, BHAs, high percentages of vitamin C and A, and their derivatives) will make you more UV sensitive. And pimples are considered wounds. Wounds will absorb UV radiation and respond by getting darker (natural reaction) to protect the skin beneath. Read up on acne scarring and terms like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Not popping or picking and using a moisturizer and SPF will help minimize these.Anyway, back to the meat of the review - the MEDIHEAL Tea Tree Biome Blemish Line. I'll try to include as many relevant images and ingredient lists on each respective product review.I will mention them in order of intended use. As with other skincare, patch test first, and if you experience any sensitivity or irritation, discontinue use.Step 1: The Mediheal Tea Tree Biome Blemish Cica Gel Cleanser comes in a 6.7oz plastic pump for $15.40 as of this writing. Affordable and suitably packaged. A thick, light green gel wash with the mild medicinal scent you'd expect from something marked with tea tree. Foams up well. Used AM (main wash) and PM (second step to double-cleanse).Ingredient highlights include tea tree water (of course), noting regular water is the first ingredient, followed by glycerine. This wash also has aloe leaf water, a mix of Centella Asiatica and related compounds, licorice, willow bark, fermented components, etc. I wish this did not have rosemary or orange extracts. They are unnecessary and likely to irritate more sensitive users.It is gentle enough for daily use, in my experience. I've been using it day and night, most days recently, without issue. No excessive dryness or oiliness, no new breakouts, or sensitivity.Step 2: The Mediheal Tea Tree Biome Blemish Cica Toner comes in a generous 12.8oz plastic bottle with a standard pour spout cap and retails for $15.40 as of this writing. The near odorless, pale green water-toner is applied after cleansing, using your hands or a cotton pad. Since this is a treatment-specific toner, I prefer to use a cotton round, gentle whisking it along my more oily or acne-prone areas. Helps balance out sebum on my forehead, especially. I don't end up as greasy-looking by mid-day.This toner, too, has copious amounts of tea tree water, slightly more than the gel wash. It has many of the same highlighted ingredients I mentioned before (e.g., aloe, licorice, willow bark). Alas, it also has rosemary and orange. But this toner has no scent I can discern and is equally gentle and suitable for daily use. I prefer to use this more in my AM routine, but it can be used day and night.The toner is soothing and pleasant, non-irritat