LEEGEEHAAM Grow Tea Tree 95 Essence is a new reformulated version of the classic Grow Tea Tree 90 Essence produced by the same brand. Only this time it is even more concentrated!

Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Meet one of the most potent tea tree treatments in skincare – Tea Tree 95 Essence. An evolution of the cult Tea Tree 90 Essence, this lightweight serum is made with a potent concentration of 95% Tea Tree extract in a weightless and scentless formulation to soothe and hydrate blemish-prone, sensitive, irritated, and troubled skin
❇ Tea Tree Extract: Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial to help calm redness and minimize blemishes and break outs
❇ Witch Hazel: Soothes inflamed skin
❇ Formulated with 95% tea tree extract, this essence works to treat skin that is sensitive, irritated and troubled, giving it the nourishment it craves
❇ Free of Parabens, Silicones, Colorants, Alcohol, Mineral Oils

Directions from the manufacturer:

Pump a dime-sized amount into palms and pat gently onto cleansed toned skin. Follow with your moisturizer.

Ingredients:

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Skullcap) Root Extract, Glycerin, Biosaccharide gum-1, Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Extract, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamaecyparis Obtusa (Hinoki Cypress) Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Tea) Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Buddleja Davidii (Lilac) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea (Moss Rose) Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia (Chinese Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Water, Cellulose Gum, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Trehalose, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin

My experience:

LEEGEEHAAM Grow Tea Tree 95 Essence is a new reformulation of their classic 9 Essence which previously came in a white glass dropper bottle. I do personally prefer this new packaging as it is made of thick plastic making it safe for keeps on the shelf with little hurricane baby running around the house. It is also more sleek and modern and the dropper has a protective cap making which is yet another great bonus for moms with curious children around the house.

I used the classic essence over the summer and was impressed at how well it tamed my breakouts. Now, I personally see a little difference between the 90 and newly released 95 essence in terms of smell and texture. It all kind of remained looking the same. The only thing What I did notice is that 95 Essence is more runny than the classic formulation. But the difference is so minor that is not perceived by my skin in terms of action.

I do like the light texture of this ampoule. It feels airy and glides effortlessly over my skin. I appreciate when the product seeps quickly into my skin saving some precious time and this baby s doing it as well as it’s older sister. When it comes to the scent, it is obviously a tea tree smell, yet it is not too strong that it knocks your socks off ( squinting angrily at the COSRX Low Ph cleanser)……

I turn to this product every time I have deep acne developing on my chin line and it seems to tame the pimple in no time preventing it from becoming a massive painful whitehead. Leaving zero finish on the skin it is great to use several times a day on a target area to control the pimple situation. I decant the essence into a smaller dropper bottle and take it with me everywhere I go. By applying it 3-4 times a day on the painful red area it maintains pimple from emerging on the surface and the storm blows over in 2 days. To me it works better than the pimple patches and even better in combination with them. Just make sure the essence is entirely absorbed before applying the pimple patch over it or else it will not stick as well as it should.

I do tend to run out of this essence at least twice a year making it one of my staple skin care products when it comes to the acne control. What I did notice aswell is that the LEEGEEHAAM Grow Tea Tree 95 Essence does effect my sebum production in a good way but as soon as I stop using it I do tend to run a grease-ball chin ? Overall, highly recommended to anyone suffering from emerging hives and hormonal acne. This stuff is the best !!!

Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate, silicone free formulation
+ Suitable for all skin types
+ Very light airy texture
+ Quick absorption
+ Leaves no finish on the skin
+ Great at taming acne and beginning blemishes
+ Calming and soothing on the skin
+ Fragrance free
+ Simple and elegant pckaging

Cons:

– Hard to find in EU
– Running out of it faster than expected
– Steep price for the amount you get

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: Not available
❇ Internationally: Available at glowrecipe, frankiandseoul, effortlessskin and other online retailers
❇ Price is 35-40€ per 50 ml ampoule

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?