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T-Zone Bamboo & Charcoal Range


Some of you may already know now that I have combination skin which is quite blemish prone recently. I love trying out new skincare and seeing what works for me, especially if it’s aims are to help achieve a clear and spot-free complexion which is exactly what T-Zone claims to do! It’s also a super affordable skincare brand which is always a bonus but I was actually very lucky as the brand kindly contacted me to send me some of their products to try and test.

There are 8 products in the new Bamboo & Charcoal range which includes; a black peel off mask, black cleansing wipes, a pack of 6 nose pore strips, a deep cleansing face scrub, an ultra-purifying face wash, a self-heating mask, some no-shine pore papers and a pack of 12 nose pore strips.

The main ingredients in the range include Activated Charcoal to absorb impurities and excess oils, Bamboo Extract to control an oily t-zone and leave skin shine-free and Grapefruit Extract to refresh and purify the skin. All of this sounding perfect for my skin type, I couldn’t wait to give the products a go! So let’s take a look at what I received and my thoughts on each product…


Ultra Purifying Face Wash | £3.25

First up we have the Ultra Purifying Face Wash which I have been using daily in the mornings and in the evenings after removing my make-up with my micellar water. You wet your face with warm water and then pump some face wash out and massage into your skin in a circular motion before rinsing off thoroughly and patting your face dry. You don’t need a lot of product at all to cover your whole face and get a nice lather to massage into your skin. It leaves my skin feeling really clean and like it’s really done it’s job unclogging my pores as well as helping balance out my oily skin. Using this face wash twice daily has definitely helped with clearing my spots and I’ve really enjoyed using it. It’s really quick and easy especially with the simple pump dispenser and the fact you only need a small amount to cover your whole face means that it will last a long time. The fact you get 200ml for £3.25 is an absolute bargain too.


Black Cleansing Wipes | £2.99

The best thing about these cleansing wipes for me is that they’re actually black and look really cool as I’ve never seen black cleansing wipes before! Unfortunately that’s were it ends for me with these though for a couple of different reasons. First of all, in the last couple of years, I have completely gone off the idea of these type of wipes as I just think they’re not good for your skin in general. These wipes are designed to remove makeup and cleanse the skin but on my skin they were much too harsh. I don’t know if I have slightly sensitive skin but it felt like I was rubbing sand paper on my face and it actually caused a little bit of a sting too and I was being pretty gentle with them. I since haven’t been able to use them. I also don’t recommend using only wipes to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin at the same time, a lot of the time wipes don’t remove all of your makeup and they don’t do much good for looking after your skin either. I think these might be okay to use before using a cleanser, but not if you have sensitive skin at all.


12 Nose Pore Strips | £5.99

Last of all I received a box of 12 Nose Pore Strips which I was really excited about. I’ve never actually used these types of strips before but I’ve wanted to for awhile so you can only imagine my excitement! To use these strips, you remove your makeup, cleanse your skin and then wet your nose before peeling the strip off the plastic backing and applying the smooth side to your nose and leaving it for 5-10 minutes. If the strip is painful when trying to remove, you wet the strip thoroughly and carefully peel it off. I recommend using these after a shower or bath for the best results and also after using a facial scrub to remove any dead skin so you can really see what comes off when removing the nose strip. I do suffer quite badly with dreaded black heads around my nose and when using these, they really do work! I was weirdly excited to see some black heads on the strip when I removed it! I also suffer with black heads down the side of my nose and on my chin, so I use the strips in these areas too. The strip fitted perfectly on my chin and to use it down the sides of my nose I simply cut one in half so I had half for each side which worked really well too! I do have a little bit of pain when peeling them off sometimes but nothing really bad or unbearable and it wasn’t even so bad that I felt like I needed to wet the strip before peeling it off. I definitely had to lather moisturiser on to the areas I used the strips though as they can become a little dry afterwards.


Overall I really enjoy using these products and will continue to do so and will most definitely repurchase the facial wash and nose strips! I also really want to try some of the other products in the range as well. I would say that these products can cause your skin to become a little drier than usual as their aim is to help remove dirt, impurities and balance out any oiliness but a good moisturiser and/or serum will definitely help to balance this out if it does become a problem. They’re such good value for money and available in Superdrug so super easy to get hold of too!

What do you think, have you tried any of this range or had your eye on anything?

Photo 13-07-2016, 23 49 50

*This post contains PR samples but all opinions are honest and my own. Please see my Disclaimer page for more details.




  1. August 23, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    These products all sound so good! I have so many blackheads so these would be great for me! Great post girly x

    • ellieedx
      August 23, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      They’re so good and so affordable, the face wash is definitely my fave! But yes it’s all so good for blackheads! Thank you Bec! x

  2. August 23, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand before. The wash sounds lovely, like a double Cleanse! With the strips do you have to whip them off quickly? I used nose strips a few years back, I ripped one off too quickly and it caused a broken capillary which looked so horrible I had to have it Lasered 😩
    I haven’t seen black wipes before! Unusual but I’m with you I wouldn’t personally use wipes on my face either.
    Lovely post 😊😘

    • ellieedx
      August 23, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Oo that sounds horrible! I never whip them off quickly incase it causes any problems or it’s too harsh! I just do it slowly and gently and it works fine! Thank you lovely xx

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      Yes that sounds like a great idea, they’re so affordable! x

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      The face wash is definitely my favourite! Everything is so affordable so it’s definitely worth a try! x

  3. August 23, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Amazing post sweet! I love using charcoal products! I’d love to try the facewash as it looks pretty good! Shame about the wipes, but I don’t like using wipes to cleanse my face anymore anyway! Caroline Hirons says not to 😂 xx

    • ellieedx
      August 23, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Clare! Me too, you would love the face wash! Haha I think they’re okay once in a while but I just would much rather use micellar water! I don’t feel like makeup wipes do enough for me and my skin! Xx

  4. August 23, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Loved the post, the nose strips sound like a good one, I myself have tried many but they never seem to work properly. So I will give a try to these ones!

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Aw thank you I’m glad you enjoyed reading! Yes definitely try these ones, I think they work best straight after a hot shower! x

  5. August 23, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    These products sound amazing! Recently got some in PR as well and can’t wait to test them out. Love me some charcoal products x

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Ah you’re going to love them! Which products did you get? x

  6. August 23, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    I have combination skin too, and I love the sound of the pore strips! I’ll be checking those out. xx

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 8:48 am

      You will love them! I definitely recommend using the pore strips straight after a hot shower! xx

  7. August 24, 2017 / 3:53 am

    These black peel off masks are all the rage right now! Loving the sound of the Nose Pore Strips 🙂

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 8:48 am

      The nose strips are fab x

  8. August 24, 2017 / 7:53 am

    This range looks great. Those face wipes look super cool for pure fact they’re black haha. But I have to agree I don’t tend to use face wipes any more. Although I am definitely interested to try the nose pore strips – they sound fab!!

    Imogen xxx

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 8:49 am

      It’s so strange but I do love that they’re black haha! Yes they’re definitely worth a try, perfect after a hot shower! x

  9. August 24, 2017 / 8:13 am

    I really wanna try out the wash and the nose strips! For me, the fact that the wipes are black is so weird because you wouldn’t be able to see if all your make-up has come off properly. I think the wipes are coarser because they’re meant to exfoliate but I totally get you because wipes like that always make my skin sore too. The rest sounds perfect for my oily T-zone though! x

    • ellieedx
      August 24, 2017 / 8:51 am

      They’re so good you will love them! The nose strips are perfect for straight after a hot shower! Yeah I think they probably are but it didn’t really feel like they were exfoliating it just hurt and it was strange! But yeah you can’t see the makeup coming off either. But yes the other two are so good and I definitely need to try some of the other products in the range! x

  10. agnesehadebe
    August 24, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    The facial wipes definitely look really cool, but just like you I wouldn’t use them as they really are not good for you skin, but the nose strips have me sold, I need them <3

    Lots of love,
    Agnese | http://www.agnesehadebe.com

    • ellieedx
      August 27, 2017 / 11:32 am

      I’m glad I’m not just the only one who thinks so! But I do love the black. Yeah definitely try the nose strips and the face wash is really good too! xx

  11. August 24, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Great post! And some nice samples to get too 🙂 I’m really intrigued by the strips! Xx

    • ellieedx
      August 27, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Thank you lovely! It was a fab package and I loved trying them out! I definitely recommend the strips and the face wash! xx

  12. Caterina Sosso
    August 25, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Have you tried also the Bioré charcoal cleanser? If yes, any thoughts? 🙂

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

    • ellieedx
      August 27, 2017 / 11:33 am

      I haven’t unfortunately sorry!

  13. August 25, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I’ve never used products with activated charcoal in before because I never really understand how they would work. But this is a great post and these products are super affordable!

    Lucy Jane | https://lucyjbeaumont.wordpress.com

    • ellieedx
      August 27, 2017 / 11:35 am

      Ooo charcoal is one of my favourite ingredients in skincare it’s so good for bringing out all the dirt and impurities from your skin for a deep clean! Aw thank you I’m glad you enjoyed reading, the face wash and nose strips are so good! The price is amazing. xx

  14. August 26, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    These products sounds really good definitely need to try them also i have combination skin so i find it difficult too to find the right skin care😊x

    • ellieedx
      August 27, 2017 / 11:37 am

      Ooo if you have combination skin I definitely recommend the face wash! If you have a good face scrub and moisturiser too it will be a great skincare routine! x

    • ellieedx
      August 27, 2017 / 11:37 am

      Ooo I hope you like it! You’ll have to let me know what you pick up and how you get on with it! x

  15. August 27, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    I love trying out pore strips so I’m gonna pick these ones up!x

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:45 am

      These were the first I’ve tried but they definitely worked for me so hopefully it will be the same for you! x

  16. Amy Coles
    August 28, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    I absolutely love the pore strips, I really want to try the face wash now too!

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:49 am

      They’re so good aren’t they, oo I think you’ll love the face wash!

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