The Body Shop - Expert Facial Masks

The Body Shop - Expert Facial Masks

Benefits of super food multi-masking

If you have been reading my blog for a while now you would have noticed that I'm a charcoal face mask obsessive, I love eating or drinking things that have beauty benefits and I’m also a long-time fan of The Body Shop (see my previous posts here and here). So, when The Body Shop got in touch offering to send me not one but five of their new expert face masks I couldn’t wait to start using them.

Their new range of expert facial masks contain superfood ingredients to help treat different areas of the skin by multi-masking. Every Sunday evening I have a pamper session where I apply one charcoal face mask all over my face, which works great on my t-zone to reduce congestion and shine however it’s a nightmare for my cheeks which can go dry, tight and flaky. Which explains why multi-masking is so popular right now as some areas of our face need different attention with the use of different ingredients to treat them.

The Body Shop face masks can be used in any combination you need in order to treat different areas of your face, for example I have started using the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask on my forehead, nose and chin as these areas are where I experience the most blackheads and shine. I then apply the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask on my cheeks and dark circles to brighten up my tired stressed skin (I blame my final year of university!). Mid-week I then use a different combination of the face masks so my skin soaks up more skin loving ingredients.

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Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

- Skincare for congested skin

First up is the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask which aims to release impurities, oil and toxins from the skin. The mask contains charcoal from the Himalayan foothills which acts as a magnet to draw out the bad stuff hiding under the surface of our skin as well as Green tea leaves from Japan that are rich in antioxidants and Tea Tree Oil from Kenya to keep skin looking clear. These three ingredients are my ultimate favourite to treat blemishes as mentioned in so many of my previous beauty posts, so this mask is undoubtedly my new favourite skin saviour! It’s also 100% vegan, bonus!

The mask glides onto the skin easily with a facial mask brush and dries onto the skin quickly making it feel tingly and tight it dries fully within 10 minutes. I then remove the mask with a facial cloth. It does reduce the size of blackheads and makes my skin look a lot brighter and clearer.


British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask

- Skincare for dry skin

Next up is the British Rose Fresh Plumping mask which aims to drench the skin with moisture by revealing a dewy glow. The roses have been handpicked in Britain and help to replenish the skin’s water reserves. It also contains rosehip oil from Chile which is rich in omega 3 and 6 to help tone the skin and aloe vera from Mexico helps to calm and soothe. The benefits of roses are another ingredient I have mentioned previously on the blog, it’s also an ingredient loved by model Miranda Kerr so it’s got to be good, it’s also 100% vegan!

The mask looks good enough to eat with its jam like appearance! it leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated.


Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask 

– Skincare for mature skin lacking elasticity

The Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask contains honey from Ethiopia. Honey is rich in nutrients so helps to replenish the skin and make it feel comfortable. Marula oil from Namibia helps to restore and improve the skins elasticity and finally organic olive oil from Italy is rich in omega 9 to help boost the skins elasticity and prevent dryness.

This superfood mask looks good enough to pour over my porridge and as far as I know I’ve not used any beauty products containing honey before so this is a fantastic addition to my skin regime. It makes my skin feel nourished and supple, it’s also 100% vegetarian.


Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

- Skincare for dull skin

The Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask contains a creamy combination of ingredients sourced from Northeast Asia and South America. Ginseng extract from China helps to tone and revitalise the skin. Rice extract aims to moisturise and brighten and finally organic sesame seed oil rich in oleic and linoleic acid helps to soften the skin. It’s also 100% vegetarian.

This has a creamy lumpy texture from the rice. My skin has been looking dull so since using this it has really helped to wake up my skin and make it appear brighter and more even.


Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask

- Skincare for tired skin

We have all heard about the beautifying benefits of eating Acai so now with this juicy superfood mask our skin gets to reap its anti-oxidant benefits too by smothering it on our faces for 10 minutes every week. The Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin C to help fight the appearance of fatigue and stress. Guarana seed extract from Brazil gives the face an energising boost from its high concentration of caffeine and organic babassu oil helps to soften, smooth and revitalise the skin.


Over the past year my skin has been looking awfully tired and stressed which is likely to be due to a lack of sleep, not much daylight and long hours stuck at my desk working towards my final year of university. However, last week I finally finished (hooray!!) so getting a few extra hours sleep and using this mask is beginning to wake up my skin and make me less zombie-like (for months I’ve had people saying how pale and tired I look so hopefully this juicy mask will give my face the energising boost it needs to get people to stop commenting on my zombie-like appearance!).

Overall, I’m really impressed with the new range and their beautifying skin care benefits, I would recommend picking two or three to improve the different areas of the skin you are concerned about and use it once a week. Or if you want to benefit from the entire range of super food ingredients use the masks twice a week by focusing on different areas.

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