Monday, 22 August 2016

The Body Shop vegetarian face mask review


I originally planned to post this last week, however it's been delayed due to me being out the house the time this was delivered, so instead the postman decided to leave it with my neighbours who are never home! Anyway, finally I caught them and collected my long awaited parcel.

These 5 well packaged tubs are new to The Body Shop's collection. They are nature inspired 100% vegetarian face masks for all skin types. The retail price per pot is £15, considering the quality and effect that these masks have on my skin, I don't think that's a bad price at all! 

As I mentioned, these masks are suited for all skin types, so I'm going to start by telling you which masks best suit my skin and why and then i'll move on to an overall introduction to each mask itself.


Although I had a delay in these masks arriving, I must admit that they couldn't have come at a better time. I have been having the worst skin problems these past few days with breakouts and oiliness and I feel so much better after applying these masks! 

Let me give an introduction to my skin type. So as I'm now in my late teens, I do experience an odd break out here and there but my skin is rather a combination. I find that its more oily/combination but I do experience dryness around my eyes and around my nose stud especially. My skin can be very uneven at times which makes it hard to find skin products that suit my entire face.

Luckily, I used 3 of the masks specifically suited to these areas! First I applied the Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask to my chin area which helped even out my skin, then I used the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask over my cheeks and around my eyes which added a bit more moisture to my dry areas as well as providing a dewy glow to my cheekbones. And finally I applied the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask to my T - zone as this is where my pores are the worst as you can probably see along my nose where the mask has dried, this mask helps release impurities and unclogs the skin.

I must admit, my skin felt so unbelievably soft after washing this off, I could feel the difference almost straight away! And when I woke up the next morning, it was as if all my skin worries had just disappeared, I was having one of the best skin days, my skin looked even and so awake! I highly rate these masks, an added bonus as well is the smell, they are possibly one of the best things I've ever smelt in my life...


Amazonian Acai - Energise Me

This mask claims to make skin look less tired and feel more invigorated. I'm actually saving this mask for my stressed out days, when I get little to no sleep and want to trick the world in to thinking I am actually well rested.

The formula reminds me a bit of a Jam, probably due to it being made form acai berry! It's smell reminds me of something and I can't quite put my finger on what it is that it reminds me of, so if you pick up this mask and the smell reminds you of something in particular, let me know because it's killing me trying to figure it out.

This mask is definitely aimed at those hard working women, and as I am currently on my summer holidays, I feel I don't quite class in this category yet.. let's see how I feel when Uni stress and coursework kicks in! So i'm thinking of trying this out on my mum, I feel like it's right up her street and she's been bugging me ever since these masks arrived to give her a facial!


Ethiopian Honey - Nourish Me

The aim of this mask is to comfort skin, making it feel softer and more nourished. This would be great for flying and long journeys as it keeps the skin hydrated and has that relaxed vibe to it, so even though we have a long time to wait, i'm going to use this on my flight over to America if I get accepted to work on Camp America next summer ( you can read about that here!). 

If it's not obvious, the formula for this includes pure community trade honey as well as organic olive oil from Italy. This is what makes the mail so nourishing and comforting to the skin.



Himalayan Charcoal - Detoxify Me

Now on to my favourite!! This mask is most suited for my skin type and I noticed the best results from using it. It detoxifies the skin, making pores appear more refined and the skin feeling unclogged. Also, this mask smells amazing!! Due to the tea tree oil in the mask, it helps the skin look clearer.

When I applied the mask, it instantly felt cool and soothing and I could tell it was doing it's job.

If you're in your teens or are having a bit of break out recently, this is the mask I would recommend. It really does sooth the skin and gets rid of all the dirt and toxins and bacteria that build up causing those nasty unwanted break outs.


British Rose- Hydrate Me

Dry Skin? This is the mask for you! 

Let me start of by saying wow, this mask smells better than I can even describe, it just smells like heaven in a pot let's put it that way! 

As I mentioned, I'm dry around my eyes, hence why this is where I applied the mask. The next morning when I was applying my concealer, I noticed straight away that it didn't stick to my dry areas, it actually applied smoothly and angelically and let me say this does not happen often!! 


Chinese Ginseng & Rice - Illuminate Me

This creamy formula softens and evens the skin whilst revealing a brightness to the area applied. This is also another mask I would purchase for my skin type. Because of the Ginseng, the mask develops the property of toning the skin helping it revitalise. Ginseng also helps stimulate circulation in the skin which helps the cell renewal process in your skin.

The Body Shop recommend applying this mask warm for best results! 

I would recommend this particular mask for anyone who feels their skin is feeling a bit dull and could do with a boost!  

Overall, I love these masks! Retailed at £15 per pot is amazing considering their effect on the skin. Although, buying all 5 masks will definitely bring the price up but you only need to find the masks specific to your skin type! 

Tired Skin? Amazonian Acai
Dry Skin? British Rose
Dull Skin? Chinese Ginseng & Rice
Spot Prone Skin? Himalayan Charcoal
Stressed out Skin? Ethiopian Honey

Which of these masks sounds best for your skin type?

Lily xo

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22 comments

  1. Totally intrigued by all of these!! I love Body Shop face masks, I'm gonna need to pick up a few 😍 Xx

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  2. Great post, I definitely want to try these! My skin has been awful recently so hopefully they'll hekp improve it. Would love if you could check out my new post? X

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  3. Great post, I definitely want to try these! My skin has been awful recently so hopefully they'll hekp improve it. Would love if you could check out my new post? X

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    1. You should give them a go!! Will head on over now lovely x

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  4. I've been intrigued about these masks ever since I saw them on The Body Shop's insta! After reading your post I deffinately think I gonna have to pick up Himalayan Charcoal and maybe the Chinese Ginseng & Rice one also next time I near a body shop! :) xx

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    1. They're definitely my favourite 2 of the collection, great choice! X

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  5. They all sound great and I love how they target certain things each. Definitely going to have to get my hands on a few, if not all of them! x

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    1. I'm sure you'll love them! Just go for the one which sounds like it's best suited for your skin type x

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  6. The Himalayan Charcoal sounds like the one for me! All of these mask look amazing through - gotta love The Body Shop! Lily xx

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    1. That one is probably my favourite! I know right, they're products are insane x

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  7. Think I certainly need to try the charcoal one!

    Liv x

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  8. Brilliant! I am actually in need for a new mask, thank you for this.

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  9. I have about 6 face masks by now, my boyfriend would deffo go crazy at the space I'm taking up in our shelving if I bought anymore! I deffo want to try one of these when my current ones start to run out. Xx

    Natasha Kendall

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    1. You can never have enough face masks!! Honestly though, if you love face masks, you will look these x

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  10. I have never tried any of these so I think I need to!

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    1. You should! Honestly I can't begin to word how much I love them x

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  11. such a fab post! you've made me so intrigued to buy these now, they sound amazing! x

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  12. I've tried the Himalyan one & my skin looked amazing afterwards. Can't wait to try Chinese Ginseng & Rice. I feel another trip to the Body Shop coming on! Your review is very helpful & has made me decide which ones I need to try & which won't suit me.

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