It’s been absolutely years since I tried anything from The Body Shop, and there’s a new mask circulating on Instagram doing the rounds that everyone is raving about. Supposedley this is a dupe for the Glam Glow mask (so I hear) The Body Shop kindly sent me this mask to try and I was a mixed bag of excited and curious. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that it makes you glow and you know I’m all about that glow life!
- 100% vegan
- Tingling charcoal clay mask
- Absorbs excess oil
- For skin that needs extra purification to reveal a healthy, youthful glow
- Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil
- Ideal to create a facial at home
- Packed with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan Foothills, green tea leaves from Japan and organic Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya
(Taken from The Body Shop website)
When I first applied this to my face, it was burning. I completely freaked out thinking something awful was going to happen. I immediately asked my trusty followers on Instagram what the cause could be, only to be told it was completely normal. Phew. The burning sensation lasted a couple of minutes to then change into a tingling sensation. I left the mask on 15 minutes and could see quickly when my skin was drinking the mask up as it dried down to a matte mixture.
I could almost feel as though the clay inside was pulling out my impurities and oiliness to reveal my shiny (matte) new face.
One thing I quickly did notice after washing this off was my pores – they were gone. My skin felt much tighter and softer. This will be the charcoal taking effect and I quite liked how it made my face feel after. There are visable green tea leaves in the mask too which gives it a really raw feel and I really liked it! The Green tea leaves work to exfolioate the skin and of course are rich in antioxidents.
The main point for me is that it absorbs excess oil. I suffer from oily skin a lot so I did notice an immediate difference even after moisturising. It is recommended to apply this 2-3 times a week, but I think once a week will be fine. This is newbie for my Friday night masking!
I can honestly say my skin felt amazing the next day and I look forward to my next masking session!
The mask is available to buy right here.
Have you tried this yet?
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