Mask Monday: The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask Review!

Hey guys,

So on a Sunday I tend to chill out, have a bath and almost always have a facemask! I’ve become a bit obsessed with them since turning 30 (!) and am paying more and more attention to my skin care needs! So I’m thinking, while I’m trying out all these different masks I will share with you all my thought and feelings on them! I’ve stockpiled quite a few to try, so let’s get started!

Over Christmas I spent a lot of money time perusing the shelves at The Body Shop. I feel like I totally forgot it even existed and do you know what? It’s a total shame because I have been missing out on some complete GEMS! I’m sorry Body Shop, please forgive me.

I got a free sample of the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask with some other purchases over Christmas (FYI Satsuma Shower Gel…. So delish!) and HAD to buy full size after I used it.

The box states:

“Inspired by Arurvedic traditions, our tingling mud mask contains powerful bamboo charcoal, active exfoliating green tea leaves and potent tea tree oil which combine to purify the skin and give it a new lease of life”. 

I struggle with tired, dull looking skin, especially in the winter, so anything that claims to give it a glow or a “new lease of life”…… I’m down.

The mask does smell very tea tree-y so if your not a fan of the scent then this probably isn’t the mask for you, personally, I love it!

I applied the mask with a brush, all over, avoiding my eyes and lips and sat back to relax while the mask dried and did it’s magic.

The tingle is… Wow. The only thing I feel I can compare it to is when you have the chewing gum Airways?! A sudden “wow” of freshness- not so much that you get worried and feel it’s burning you face off, but really quite refreshing!

I washed off after 10 mins and I swear to God….. My skin has never felt smoother! I couldn’t stop stroking my face and telling my boyfriend how amazing it felt. (sorry Lee!)

Did I look more glowy? To be honest, not obviously, but I have only used the mask once, so we shall see! I am…. Ridiculously impressed with this bad boy though, and can’t wait to see further results. The box recommends use 2-3 times a week, so I might do that and update in a couple of weeks. That being said I do have A LOT of masks to get through, so we shall see!!

Have you tried this product?

Do you have any Body Shop faves I should be trying?

Are there any facemasks I simply must add to my collection?

Let me know in the comments!




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