Thursday Plantation Review + Giveaway

We have a teenager in the house! Can’t quite believe that she’s just turned 13 – time goes way too fast!

After 11 years of the most beautiful skin, puberty kicked in and for 2 years she’s endured a bout of excema, an allergy to dairy, forehead acne and the odd red rash around her eyes and nose. She tried an elimination diet and suffered through a gluten- and dairy-free 2 months (right in the middle of her birthday month!), various face washes and medication – to no avail.
So when the team at Thursday Plantation asked if I’d like to do a product trial for them, I jumped at the opportunity.

For nearly 40 years, Thursday Plantation has brought the restorative power of Tea Tree oil, through their range of products, to restore skin to its healthiest.
Their backstory is pretty incredible and involves a walk through Africa which resulted in a tropical fungus attacking the toe of Christopher Dean, who was then told that it was incurable by doctors in London. His brother, Michael, made the journey from Australia across to London with some drops of Australian Tea Tree Oil, which miraculously cleared the fungus up and saved his toe within 4 days. The rest, as they say, is history as the Deans returned to Australia to turn the manufacturing of Tea Tree Oil into an industry.

Now their Tea Tree Oil is used in a range of health and beauty products, all using the pure power of plant oil.
SA Naturals have brought Thursday Plantation to South Africa and you are now able to reap the benefits of this range, which is available at Wellness Warehouse and reputable pharmacies across SA.

So how did the product trial go?
The skincare range is designed specifically for acne-prone skin and includes a 3-step cleanse, tone and moisturise regime, as well as a blemish stick and Tea Tree Blemish Gel.
After just 5 weeks of using all of the products, these are the results:

You can see in the before pic that there is noticeable redness around her eyes and nose, as well as a breakout across her forehead.
The after pic shows how the redness has subsided substantially after 4 weeks and her forehead has responded so well to the regime – still a few spots, but they are noticeably less inflamed and I’m certain over the next month or so these should calm down a lot.
I have now snuck the Tea Tree Blemish Gel into my routine too (adult acne is real yo!) and am using it on the breakouts I have on my cheeks and chin.

What we really noticed after just 2 days was a dramatic decrease in the redness around her nose and eyes and can directly attribute this to the presence of Chamomile, which calms and soothes skin redness. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Tea Tree Oil had an all round effect on clearing her complexion, naturally – I love that these products do not contain synthetic parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES), or harsh detergents. Tea Tree Oil has actually been proven to be as effective as Benzoyl Peroxide without the side effects!

So now for the giveaway!
I have a pack of the Thursday Plantation acne care products to give away, including the face wash foam, the witch hazel toner, the face cream, a blemish stick and a blemish gel valued at over R1000.
All you have to do to enter, is comment on this post, or on the facebook or instagram posts – let me know who you’ll be gifting this to if you win, or if it’s for yourself.
You can enter on all 3 platforms and one winner will be chosen at random on Monday 10 September at 5pm.

Some parting facts about this range which I love:

  • The natural foaming face wash is soap free, so it gently cleans the skin without drying it out.
  • The Tea Tree Blemish gel is free from Benzoyl peroxide, synthetic parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, lauryl sulphates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, synthetic preservatives and animal derived ingredients.
  • The toner contains 100% pure Australian tea tree oil, a natural antibacterial ingredient that removes excess oil and bacteria from the skin, as well as witch hazel, a natural astringent that tightens pores and improves skin appearance.
  • The face cream contains a balanced blend of natural moisturisers including macadamia oil, rosehip oil and shea butter to restore the skin and not clog the pores.

You can buy Thursday Plantation online at Wellness Warehouse or in-store at leading pharmacies in SA.

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  • Reply
    Yumna Moolla
    5th August 2019 at 3:43 AM

    I’m going to gift this to my daughter
    A special gift for my special person

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    Cathy Badenhorst
    9th September 2018 at 10:49 PM

    I would gift this to my daughter as I feel this natural product will do wonders for her skin

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    Daniela Cardoso
    9th September 2018 at 10:09 PM

    I would love this for myself as these products sound amazing. This product will definitely help with my breakouts that I thought I was over getting them since my early teens but now flare up due to my PCOS.

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    Anthea Williams
    9th September 2018 at 8:28 PM

    I would love to win this for myself, having break outs alot these days.

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    Linda Laing
    8th September 2018 at 9:49 AM

    This will be for my teenage son since he is battling with pimples and ONE big pimple and he does not want to go anywhere…the teenage years…we have been trying so many products and have not tried this yet…

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    Nadia Hall
    8th September 2018 at 9:23 AM

    These products sound amazing ❣️ I would definitely love to try them out ❣️

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    Camillah Adams
    8th September 2018 at 9:18 AM

    As someone who only recently overcame adult acne (eek!), I would like to give the prize to my niece. I am a firm believer in the powers of Tea tree oil. 😊

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    Tasnim Ismail
    5th September 2018 at 10:31 AM

    I would love to win this for myself. I have bad acne prone skin and acne scars and in need of a quality product to help me get my clean clear skin back and it would be a great birthday gift for my birthday month September

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    Carolyn Augustus
    4th September 2018 at 12:54 PM

    I’ll be gifting my teenage daughter who’s currently have it rough with her acne.

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    Deidre Park
    4th September 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Have been trying various products over the last few years in pursuit of using more natural ingredients. I’d be grateful to try Thursday Plantation and see how it works with my combination skin and breakouts.

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    4th September 2018 at 9:07 AM

    wow I am totally in lone with this bag. It’a a great giveaway

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    4th September 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Amazing giveaway. I will keep it for myself. Can’t wait to use it. Looks really like a great product

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    Donna Little
    3rd September 2018 at 9:37 PM

    I would love to gift this to myself, I have seasonal acne & blemishes after giving birth to my son. I have been seeking the correct product have used tea tree oil before but would love to try this range for my problem areas .

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    thea lennox
    3rd September 2018 at 7:39 PM

    Would be so awesome to try this

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    3rd September 2018 at 6:26 PM

    oooh i would definitely try this on myself. Being a makeup lover i am also a huge fan of skincare, when you constantly wear makeup its so important to look after whats underneath and not just try cover it up all the time. and i love trying more natural products out to recommend to all my clients :)

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    Luronne Cachia
    3rd September 2018 at 3:40 PM

    I would love to try this awesome range and share it with my friends 🌼❤️

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    Nirvana Ramdhani
    3rd September 2018 at 1:51 PM

    I will definitely be gifting this to myself. I went through teenage acne and now adult acne & it really gets me all worked up. I’ve tried so many products with short-term success only. So tired of the scarring as well.
    Would really love to try this range….. Already spent so much on other products….. Would be a bonus if I could win this 🤞🤞🤞

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    3rd September 2018 at 1:44 PM

    Love this natural product for myself! Love the scent of tea tree oil and the healing properties. I have breakouts and Rosasea so the more natural and calming the better!!!

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    Salochana Naidoo
    3rd September 2018 at 1:40 PM

    I’d love to try this myself.. I’d love for my skin to look healthy again! ❤

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    Anusha Naidoo
    3rd September 2018 at 1:32 PM

    A absolutely wonderful giveaway thank you
    I will be keeping this for myself
    Will be well used and greatly appreciated.
    I love this brand and range of products which are absolutely effective.

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