Sunday, October 23, 2016

Spring Skin with Thursday Plantation

As much as I love spring, my skin always play up during this season of blossoms. This yo-yo effect weather is taking a toll on my skin and immune system! It seems to be the season for dry chapped skin, irritations and occasional breakouts. I am still trying to figure out whether my recent under eye incident was a case of bad retinol reaction or.. just spring.

My under eye skin condition is now treated, however I became very cautious of the products I'm using. Thursday Plantation has been a trusted brand to me for many years. It was my go to brand for acne as a teenager. My partner is a lover of Thursday Plantation as well, he told me the tea tree scent in many Thursday Plantation products reminded him of something his mother used on him as a small child.

Today we will talk through some Thursday Planation products perfect for Spring.


Thursday Plantation Oil Cleanser is a multitasking cleanser that will remove makeup, excess oil and impurities.
  • Deeply cleanses and puriļ¬es the skin
  • Supports the skin's protective barrier and improves skin condition
  • Tones the skin
  • Encourages skin rejuvenation and hydration
  • Contains a mixture of oils: Castor oil, sunflower oil, macadamia oil, rice bran oil, grapefruit oil, tea tree oil, lemon oil and aloe vera extract
Price: $17.99 for 125ml (from Priceline)

  • I've added this oil cleanser in my double cleansing routine recently, substituting my gel cleanser. As claimed, this cleanser melted away my facial makeup (ensure to avoid the eye area). The best way to use this cleanser is in the shower at night, the hot steam will open up your pores during the cleanse.
  • You may feel some oil residue on your face after your wash, I have personally been using a foam cleanser as the second step to my double cleansing method.
  • My face feels extremely hydrated following the cleanse, the natural properties and oils are perfect for my sensitive and dry spring skin. I use a lot of sunscreen on a daily basis and I have previously learned that a lot of sunscreen can only be washed off completely with oil cleanser.
  • I am overall happy with this cleanser, the only thing I need to mention is this disclosure on the bottle "Application to the skin may increase sensitivity to sunlight", citrus oil in general (in this case it's grapefruit oil - purifies skin - and lemon oil - assists with brightening) can cause photosensitivity. So my recommendation is to use this as a night time cleanser and avoid using if you are about to go out in the sun.


As you may know almond oil is full of Vitamin E and fatty acids, for many centuries, almond oil has been used to sooth the skin and treat minor wounds and cuts. Product benefits as follows:
  • Replenish dry skin
  • Soothe skin redness
  • Improve the appearance of uneven skin tone
  • Nourish and soften the skin
  • Great for massages
  • Gently remove eye makeup without the use of chemicals

Price: $14.99 for 125ml

  • I have been using my Almond Oil as I would with Rosehip Oil by applying the content onto damp skin. The absorption rate is faster than rosehip oil leaving my face soft and hydrated the entire evening.
  • Almond oil is super versatile, it can also be used on your body, hair, as a scalp treatment or mixed with foundation. 
  • This is a fantastic product to remove eye makeup with!! I was surprised by it's effectiveness in removing general eyeshadow and waterproof eyeliner without any heavy oily residue creeping into my eyes. I can't comment on whether it's effective in removing waterproof mascara, I don't generally use waterproof mascara anymore (since discovering tube mascara).

This gel treatment penetrates into the skin and helps to dry out acne and pimples. Ideal for whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and acne.
  • Penetrates into the skin to dissolve blackheads and whiteheads
  • Concentrated formula to dry out pimples
  • Contains 100% pure Australian Tea Tree Oil, a natural antibacterial ingredient to help control acne.
Price: $11.99 for 25g

  • Thankfully, I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with a significant amount of pimple in the past couple of years, I only tend to experience hormonal acne during that time of the month. Once per month, I take out my acne fighting products. This gel works, it doesn't miraculously make your pimples disappear but it is effective in fighting and reducing redness/swelling. With persistent application, you will find your acne to improve significantly.
  • The texture of the product is lightweight, non-sticky and easily absorbed. It did not leave any white residual on my face like some of the other acne treatment creams.
  • There is a very distinct Tea Tree scent, I love the smell of tea tree oil so it doesn't bother me, but it might take some time to get use to if you don't use tea tree products on a regular basis.
*All products featured in this post were provided for editorial purposes, all opinions are my own.


  1. My friend always recommends Thursday Plantation and I haven't tried the brand yet. I really love the sound of the gel though! It would be less harsh then the straight tea tree oil I use at the moment and so much easier to apply to large areas.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. Great post lovely! I have been using the T.P Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil and they are such great products! I love the sound of their Oil Cleanser - I will definitely have to give this a try :) x

  3. I have used Thursday Plantation oil cleanser but it did not work for me. Good to see that these products work well with your skin type.

  4. I haven't tried any of these products before but I have heard many people mention them!
    - Jackie (Lipstick, Lattes & Louboutins)

  5. I'll have to buy some of that Acne Gel for my teenagers!

  6. Excellent post, Lily! Super detailed and everything! I need to try that almond oil as a makeup remover!

  7. Gee they all sound quite lovely Lily - like Leah I'm keen to try the almond oil for removing eye makeup, will let you know how it goes with my cement mascara lol xxx

  8. I am loving oil cleansers lately and this one sounds lovely. I am also keen to try the almond oil. I use a rosehip oil nightly so I like that this almond oil absorbs faster than rosehip oil ♡


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