Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5 out of 5 by happyandclear My must have skin-care item!
I've been using this ointment for a little over a year now. I have been prone to acne since my early twenties (I am now 27). The acne that I had was moderate in amount, but severe in nature. I would break out around my chin, mouth, and lower cheeks in deep, painful, cyst-like pimples that would take forever to heal and leave remnants behind for weeks after "popping." I have been to the dermatologist and tried every product under the sun, including antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retin-a. I have also been on birth control to help my acne. After finding a good birth control that worked for me, most of my acne did clear up; however, I would still occasionally get a few deep pimples here and there that would all pop up at once and still be difficult to clear. I would have a few weeks of clear skin, followed by a few days of bad acne. Since I have been using the Tea Tree Ointment, I rarely have a breakout. If I do, it's usually one or two small pimples that come to fruition rather quickly and heal within 24 hours of popping. I have recently stopped taking birth control (almost two months now) and my face is still maintaining its clarity. I use the Tea Tree Ointment every morning and every night. I will also dab a bit extra on a spot if I see redness or signs that I might get a pimple. It seems to help with the overall glow of my face as well as the healing time of any acne I do rarely get. I will list my skin-care routine for anyone who is interested below.
-Wash with Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash (orange in the pump bottle).
-Moisturize with a mixture of 3/4 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and 1/4 Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment.
(I don't have an exact measuring system for this, but it's roughly half a pump of CeraVe and one pinky-finger scoop of the Tea Tree Ointment)
I don't use a "primer" for my makeup. I simply allow the above moisturizing combo set in for a few minutes and then put my makeup on over it. It works great!
-Wash my face (twice, to be sure to get all of my makeup off) with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash-Original.
-Moisturize with a mixture of 3/4 Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment and 1/4 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion.
(Three pinky finger scoops of the Ointment and less than a dime size dollop of CeraVe.)
I know the combo of CeraVe and Tea Tree Oil seems weird, but it works for me. I use more CeraVe and less Tea Tree Oil in the morning mostly because using a lot of the Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment makes my face more slick and my makeup doesn't stay put as well. I also use a little bit of CeraVe at night because it adds a moisturizing element (hyaluronic acid) that the Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment lacks and it feels more refreshing than using only the oil.
I would like to note that I have used this ointment on scars and minor cuts and it works well as an antibacterial barrier under band aids.
I also have an elderly cat that is prone to get abcesses in his ear from cat-fights and I once used the Ointment on an abscess for a couple of days and it cleared it up quicker than using the gel they've given us before at the vet!
All in all I absolutely love this product and don't know what I'd do if it were ever discontinued.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kath Great for acne, if not everything else
I bought this for spot treatment, since pure tea tree oil needs to be diluted to be used on the face. This is absolutely amazing. It helps the pimples go away so quickly and moisturizes my skin in the process, so there's no scarring. I take it everywhere and use it also on dry skin on my hands and it's also great for razor burn. I'm sure I'll discover other uses for it, because I plan on using this for a long time.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It Life Saver
I have been a diabetic for 41 years and I always have to worry about cuts on my body. I use to have such a problem healing. A few years ago I found this Tea Tree Oil Skin Ointment and now I have no worries about my skin. I put it on everything from my head to my toes. My toe was bleeding a few days ago while at a theme park. I was away from home on a trip, as always I brought my ointment with me and within 2 days I couldn't find the cut. Thank you for such a wonderful product and please never stop making it.
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allie The best cuticle healer ever!
I found this ointment several years ago and it's been kinda hard to find locally. Finally looked up this website and am thrilled it's still available online! I've been recommending it to everyone for the best nail/cuticle treatment ever in my decades of searching. It really does not get any better than this!!
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christina Exceptional for foot care
What a find this product is! I have had problems with recurrent foot infections my entire life, until I discovered this product. I use it daily on my feet after a shower. I also use it after I get a pedicure, work out or swim at any public facility because it reduces the risk of picking up any infections. The tea tree oil and tocopherol naturally treat fungal infections and athletes foot. Regular use keeps my toenails pink and healthy and my feet callous free! Just wish I could purchase it in a larger quantity. It is also great after shaving and my husband uses it for any dry skin patches. Wouldn't want to live without this product!
March 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lauren Great Tattoo Ointment
My tattooer instructed me to use this stuff multiple times a day until my tattoo heals and it is such a godsend. I put it on 3-4 times a day to help keep my tattoo moisturized and it not only keeps it moisturized, but also keeps it from hurting too badly as it is peeling. My tattoo artist says she loves to also use it after she shaves her underarms. Anything that has tea tree oil in it is okay in my book. ^_^
January 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharie Cracked feet
My husband's feet were so cracked they would bleed. He tried all kinds of salve and moisturizers and nothing worked. After he tried Tea Tree Oil skin ointment his feet began improving in 2 days. This is an amazing treatment and I am ordering two more jars to keep handy for the other feet or hands in the family.
January 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lceey LOVE THIS
I have very trouble some skin, i suffer from acne & dry skin, so my zits always get real flaky and end up scabbing over, i used this on the dry areas, and the very next day, soft smooth skin! i love this stuff.. worth every penny! i also use the face wash and the blemish oil stick, i have tried so many different skin products, and finally found one that works! thanks desert essence :-)
December 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by z3pic Best Winter Dry Skin Foot Balm
This is my favorite foot balm. It helps keep the look of dry alligator skin away during the winter months. I like that the tea tree oil works as a natural anti-fungal as well.
December 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eileen Its great
It works like magic! My rash feels a lot better already and it's my first time using this product
September 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by FroggyBride Amazing!!!
I was given this product at my local health food store because I've had a horrible yeast infection of the skin for 2 months. All the ointments the doctors were prescribing weren't working. I had red welts over 60% of my body...it was so itchy I couldn't sleep. So, I tried this ointment before bed and had the first good nights sleep in over 2 months. When I woke up, the rash was barely visible. I applied it in the morning and evening, and felt so much better! I ran out quickly because I had so much skin to cover, and I had purchased the last jar at the store. So, I got another brand of tea tree oil ointment, and it's not working nearly as well. I get to pick up my new jar of Desert Essence tomorrow and I can't wait. This has been a life saver! It's a miracle to me!
July 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sugarly Spiced27 Affection in a bottle
You can rest assured your skin will be caressed in to satin and warmly wrapped into covers of relief. Your skin will thank you for being so gentle. It releases all the dirt from your skins pores. after being applied after your showers. Great for those who have sensitive skin or any types of skin problems.
November 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tee tree lover Awsome
Ok so my husband and i were in this small herbal shop and i seen this product for sale there. I had been wanting to get some tee tree oil but i knew it was to strong to use on its on. This product is the best of the best. Everyone in my family have used it for sevral diffrent problems. Even my lil sister who is 10 months old has had it used on her dry patches on her legs. It works great. Also really good after waxing. I love it for everything. I hope you guys keep it around because i love it........thanks for having this online also we live over seas and its great that you ship to Apo Ae addresses also. Thanks again!
October 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosa the Teacher LOVE THIS OINTMENT
I used to have to use prescription cortisone/anti-fungal ointments for serious skin rashes. Now I only use Desert Essence tea tree oil skin ointment and it clears up my skin overnight, without the scary side effects. I am amazed. I've never found anything else that works. Try it!
October 3, 2010