“Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia. Tea tree oil is thought to have antiseptic properties and has been used to prevent and treat infections.” from MayoClinic.
Tea tree essential oil is such a wonderful thing. There are so many health benefits associated with it from helping to treat acne to fungus, bacterial infections to sunburns, and more. It is considered one of those “jack-of-all-trades” kind of essential oils, like lavender is.
When I came across Keeva Tea Tree Oil Toner, I was excited to try it. The one thing I will note first off, is that the packaging states “Pure Tea Tree Oil” on the box as well as the bottle. This can be and has been misleading. Though this product may contain “pure tea tree oil” it is not 100% pure tea tree oil, it is a toner with other ingredients in addition to the tea tree oil.
Full ingredient list from the box (the ingredient list on Amazon is structured differently): “Water, tea tree oil, honeysuckle, chamomile, lavender, marigolds, levorotatory VC (L-VC Extract contains L-vitamin C that penetrates into dermal tissue directly and reacts with melanocytes in cell nucleus), Hyaluronic acid (substance naturally found in the human body in fluids in the eyes and joints), seaweed extract (contains moisturizing, anti-oxidant, photo-protector, and antibacterial properties).”
It is my honest opinion, and only that, as I’m not well-versed or certified with this, but it is just from personal experience in selling my own beauty products in the past, that they should relabel their product as well as restructure their ingredient list to make sure that it complies with FDA regulations, if applicable.
That said… moving on 🙂
Product description: “[…] The root cause of acne is blockage of the sebaceous glands. Tea Tree Oil, also known as melaleuca oil, naturally disinfects pores and dries out whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and other blemishes that people have on their face or back. Tea Tree Oil is a secret, ancient herb that was discovered in ancient China over 2,000 years ago! It’s only been since recently that people have ‘re-discovered’ its powerful effects on killing bacteria while leaving your face feel like a newborn baby. Prevents Future acne problems, leaving your skin cleaner, sexier, and blemish free. […] Keeva was created with sensitive skin in mind. Keeva will not make you break out. It feels cold on your face when you put it on with a gel-like feeling. No animal testing. All-natural ingredients. Safe with no side effects. […] If you’re not happy, we’ll give you a full refund. It’s that simple.”
This product is packaged nicely, the bottle is just labeled “Keeva Pure Tea Tree Oil 30mL”, so without the box, again it would be misleading. The top part of the bottle is seemingly three parts – base, hood, rubber dropper. I mistook the hood as the place to turn to open it, it’s the base under the hood that needs to be turned to open. Also the bottom gold part of the bottle comes off. I do like that there is a manufacturer’s and expiration date on the bottom.
The liquid itself is like water – crystal clear like water and has the consistency of water. It does not smell like tea tree oil, but smells more like menthol, which is surprising considering that menthol isn’t listed in the ingredients. Being that it’s so liquidy, I’d forego the dropper and recommend putting it onto a q-tip or cotton ball for application because if you drop it onto your finger, it’ll just slide down to your palm before you can apply it.
I applied the liquid to any blemishes, pimples, or zits that I might have had before going to bed, and I did notice that in the morning that any swelling I had went down completely. Over a few days time, however, I didn’t notice any significant disappearance or quick healing of any of those blemishes.
I also applied this to dry, itchy patches of skin that I had on my legs and it did soothe the itching instantly.
So overall, this product has its ups and downs, but it does work on inflammation and itching.
*Disclaimers: This product was given to me complimentary in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This evaluation and review is an accounting of my true opinions and experiences, and is written in the same manner as if I had bought it at full-price, been given as a gift, or received as a sample.
If you are interested in the Keeva Tea Tree Oil Toner, it is available in a 30 mL bottle on Amazon for $35 + free Prime shipping (current at the time of writing this post).