The Body Shop | Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask
The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask £16.00 from The Body Shop.
It's been a good few days since my last post, trying to get all the kids school stuff finished! I don't think i've ever been so excited for them to go back and have the house to myself again!
Anyway enough of that. I have been buying quite a bit of new skincare products recently, mostly from The Body Shop after reading some great reviews. I've purchased most of their Tea Tree range and then this mask too. I hadn't bought anything from The Body Shop in donkey's years! Wasn't the biggest fan of their stuff before, but they have definitely improved in the last few years.
I very nearly bought the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask after a friend had recommended it, as it had helped to clear her spots. But as I had just bought all the Tea Tree stuff for my spots, I wanted something different.
This is what The Body Shop says about this mask...
Enriched with Matcha green tea from Kakegawa, Japan, dandelion extract and soul-soothing Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico, our indulgently creamy, 100% vegan masking formula deeply purifies, gently exfoliates and liberates your skin from the weekly build-up of city pollutants and everyday impurities.
Helps remove pollutants and impurities
Reveals radiant, younger-looking skin
Enriched with matcha green tea from Japan and organic Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico
91% of women agreed pollution felt removed from their skin (based on trial results from 103 women)
Formulated without silicones, mineral oil or paraffins
I love everything this promises, I love the fact its vegan and that its using community trade aloe vera and the fact its not got and silicones in is a big plus for me as I feel they always clog my skin. I had tried a mask from Clarins years ago and my skin felt great for a little bit and then it was lumpy and clogged. When I checked the ingredients, it had silicone in it.
When I apply this I use an old MAC foundation brush that I never use for foundation. I find you apply less when you do this, so the mask lasts a little longer. I used to go overboard when putting a mask on. The consistency of this mask reminds me a little of a mashed avocado. I love making avocado masks!
First thing I loved was the smell; its fresh and has a very small hint of green tea. Not overpowering or anything, just a hint. Your skin feels so refreshed when its on. I almost feel like its deep cleaning my skin, but not in an irritating way.
I actually have this mask on right now as I am writing this. I thought that is the best way to review it, even though I have worn this about 6 times now! Sometimes I don't apply it to my whole face, instead I will only do my chin and forehead because those are the areas I will sweat the most.
I leave it on for around 20 minutes. It says 5 to 10 minutes on the box, but I have not had any problems leaving on a little longer. When you go to remove it you can massage it in to exfoliate, but I just use a wet flannel to massage, less messy!
Once I remove this mask, my face feels so clean, refreshed and glowy! Not one hint of the dryness that I sometimes get with other masks and I have even had compliments on my skin after wearing this mask.
This mask is perfect for everyone, but I would say if you've had a shitty day at work, or been out all day and your skin just feels grimy, then this mask is perfect to get all of that crap off and make you glow again!
It maybe a little on the expensive side for a face mask, but if you use a brush to apply it, then you will get a lot longer out of it. I have applied this 6 times and I've not even used half of it yet. So if you have an old foundation brush dig it out for this.
Overall it is a fantastic mask and I am so glad I bought it. I do plan on getting another one from the range, but I doubt they will replace my favourite.
Have you tried this? What did you think?