The Body Shop has become one of my go-to stores for skincare; not just for the everyday essentials, but also for products that contribute to my weekly pampering session.
I last reviewed the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, which is still a favourite, although I have been using it less frequently and only when my skin needs some extra hydration. However, my new love is the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, which retails at £18 for 75ml.
Charcoal works to purify and cleanse the skin, unclog and reduce the appearance of the pores, whilst giving the face a healthy glow. This mask is also infused with green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil (a product that works wonders for my skin), and it’s vegan!
This mask is amazing! It has a sweet and minty fragrance, which is pleasant because I can’t stand skincare products with off-putting scents. I am thinking of one in particular, which I will not name.
Quick story time: We’ve mostly resorted to shopping online, so when I received this particular facial oil and opened it, my nostrils were deeply offended. You can’t return skincare items, so I had to put a few drops of tea tree oil in it to offset the horrible smell. (Un)fortunately, I accidentally dropped it the other day and the pipette broke, so… 🤷🏾♀️😅
The recommended use is 2-3 times a week, but I only apply this mask once a week or depending on when I feel that my skin needs some extra cleansing. I leave it on for 10 minutes and during the first few minutes, you can really feel it working. It tingles, ☺️ but this wears off after a while. When the 10 minutes are up and the mask has dried, I use warm water to rinse it off and my face always looks bright and feels refreshed. Also, it doesn’t dry out my skin, which is perfect.
At first, I would apply the mask with my fingers, but when I read reviews for the Facial Mask Brush, I gave in and it was worth it for £8! Using the brush enables you to spread the mask on your face evenly without using more than necessary, whereas you tend to put too much product on with your fingers. Its angled bristles also allows me to easily apply it to the sides of my nose, where my pores are most visible. It has made the mask last much longer than I expected it to; there is still plenty left and I bought it almost two months ago.
The Body Shop actually offers the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask and the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask as a set for £32. Seeing as these two masks have been added to my arsenal, I may well invest in this duo when the ones I have run out.
Have you tried the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask?
P.s This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.