The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

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!

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (1)

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (2)


  • 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) 

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (3)

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (4)

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.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (5)

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 Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (6)

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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  1. May 12, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Ooh. I may have to pick this up. I recently tried to Yes to Tomatoes sheet mask and I really like it. But paying £3.50 for one use is annoying. This sounds like it does the same but in a big pot 😍

  2. May 12, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Really need to try this. I love face masks. I’ve just had to chuck loads of sheet masks though as didn’t realise they were out of date. Sad times.

  3. Laura
    May 12, 2017 / 8:44 am

    This sounds so good for a detox x

  4. May 12, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I love charcoal masks, it sounds like something I should try! X

  5. May 12, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    Despite the burning sensation (I would have freaked out too) I really want to try this! I’ll give any product a go that shrinks my pores.

  6. May 12, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I do really want to give this a try just because I love charcoal based products x

  7. May 12, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I really like this mask, it helps oily skin so well!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  8. May 13, 2017 / 3:17 am

    I have heard nothing but amazikgnreviews about this mask. I really like The Body Shop I think huh would love their Camomile cleanser Annie. Xxxx

  9. May 13, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I’m not sure about this as I have such sensitive skin. I will freak out if it starts to burn ha ha!!

    Kasie xx

  10. May 14, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I am SO intrigued by these masks and this one sounds good for me too – I have combo skin x

  11. May 14, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I love the body shop products and this sounds great, I’d love to try it xxx

  12. May 16, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I really like this mask – I also love their rose and honey ranges too 🙂 x

  13. June 6, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    I’m obsessed with this mask range!

  14. June 6, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I have dry skin but love this for the exfoliation xxx

  15. June 8, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I’ve just bought this product and I can’t wait to give it a go! I also have quite oily skin so hopefully it will have the same amazing effect on my skin as it has done on yours! I’ll be posting a blog review very soon…

    Soph xx

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