As I ran around last Tuesday morning like a blue arsed fly trying to simultaneously store, pack, clean & tidy, I grabbed a shoebox, indiscriminately throwing in some of the beauty samples I hadn’t got round to using whilst in England, & shoved it in a corner of my suitcase.
Back in New York, whilst looking for suncare, I fished out this little tub of ESPA Essential Tea Tree Gel, and took it to the Dominican Republic where it proved truly essential. Not only did it clear up a rosacea whitehead breakout overnight without drying my skin or leaving flakes, but it calmed & soothed my vast mosquito bites.
Containing essential oils of lemon, tea tree and thyme, along with evening primrose, it’s a teeny tiny glass pot of offputting- looking translucent gloop. It is Not Cheap in the travel size, in fact it’s expensive for a small pot, but I forgive its appearance and its cost as it really does do what it promises. (You are better off investing in the much better value full size pot, which a reader tells me lasts her a year.)
*post has been clarified after publication. The Gel comes in two sizes 15 ml (£12/$18) & 55ml (£20/$33)
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