The Body Shop have been releasing some epic products lately like their Shade Adjusting Drops (£10) and Skin Defence SPF Moisturiser (£18). So, when they come out with new shit I take notice. Watching Kaushal Beauty’s Skincare Hacks video (see the end of this post or click here to watch) I latched onto the appearance of five brand new face masks. They each come in a tub containing 75ml of product and retail for £15 in the UK and are currently available to purchase via The Body Shop website. They are easy to use: simply apply to cleansed, dry skin, leave for 10-15 minutes and then wash off. Face masks are without doubt having a moment right now so let’s dive into each one to see what they claim to do and what skin type they would be good for.
Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. This face mask has a blue label and is described as a 100% vegan (bonus) tingling charcoal clay mask. It claims to draw out impurities and refine pores to help the skin appear clearer, unclogged and give a healthy glow. Out of all five masks this is the only one on The Body Shop site to actually have reviews, so this appears to be the most popular.
Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask. As expected, this mask rocks a bumblebee yellow label and claims to be moisturising and nourishing. 100% Vegan. It is a melting face mask that contains African honey and olive oil to leave your skin smooth and soft and gorgeous. I think this would be great for dry/dull skin.
Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask. This beautiful deep magenta pink label looks so enticing. 100% Vegan. This mask is the one you want for an instant boost. Tired and sleepy skin would benefit from the invigorating ingredients, such as, acai berry and guarana. A “fresh and juicy” mask for skin that needs recharging.
British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. A softer pink, rosy pink even, label for this face mask which is described as being a gel formula infused with real rose petals and rosehip oil. 100% Vegan. This mask is for thirsty skin and will help plump and add radiance and dewiness to the skin so it looks replenished and youthful.
Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polish Mask. This face mask is very different and the one I am most excited about because there aren’t many masks like this, in the Western world at least, and it displays a beautiful simple white label. This is the only mask out of the 5 that is described as Vegetarian and Not Vegan, because it contains beeswax. The mask is described as being “creamy and exfoliating”, which is my favourite combination of adjectives ever. In addition, it claims to “illuminate, even and revitalise skin”. So this is the mask for skin that doesn’t have a specific skin concern, like large pores or dryness, and just wants to be better in general.
That’s all 5 broken down. For my skin, I think the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask would be ideal as it would clean out my pores and purify my skin leaving it fresher and cleaner. This is the mask that is most similar to masks I have used in the past i.e. Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed. I think the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask and British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask sound the most luxurious and fancy to use and will help you wake up with baby skin. The Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polish Mask I think would be the mask that would provide long term benefits with continued use; it is the only one that is advised to be used 2-3 times a week for maximum impact. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask sounds like it would be the mask that would produce the most dramatic difference in the short term.
Overall, I think each and every mask sounds wonderful. Above you can see 3 of the masks in action on Kaushal Beauty. She is wearing the Himalayan Mask on her T zone, the Amazonian Acai everywhere else and the Ethiopian Honey on her mouth. Multi-masking is a popular trend right now, and definitely has its benefits. It is still a trend I have yet to get into but who knows? Below you can watch her full Skincare Hacks videos, let me know if you try any. I love her channel.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you liked this post. Personally, I think these face masks sound pretty good so I am eager to find out how others feel about them and what their experience with the products are. It is important to note that I have not purchased any of these products so please don’t take my word as gospel. This is not a review, it is an Overview with just my opinion of each individual mask. Let me know your thoughts and which one you are most likely to buy in the comments below. Hope you had a great week, I am so ready for this weekend. Take care.
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