So I put the myth of "tea tree oil removes acne" to the test by purchasing the first bottle I saw, which happened to be the Cottage Tea Tree Oil. The tea tree oil seems to give some sort of results, but has some side affects involved as I was soon to find out. For best usage, I used the oil after I hopped out of a shower, and then dabbed the oil on gently. The burn sensation is almost unbearable, but it seems worth it knowing that your pimples are feeling the full brunt of the attack. The results are fairly quick compared to other products, however the side effects do make you think whether its worth it or not. The side effects include a really red complexion, which tends to make me feel embarrased at times. However if your looking for a fast and effective way of removing pimples, I do recommed the Cottege Tea Tree Oil, however beware of a redder complexion (which is caused to the excessive burning).