Monday, 19 December 2016

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask | Review

the body shop purifying glow mask review
When it comes to skincare I would say 2016 was a major learning curb for me knowing what works well for my skin. My skin can be a bit on the fussy side because its combination skin so its mixture of dry and also quite oily in parts too, so finding products that help my skin can be a challenge. I have a little skincare regime now that usually works wonders for me now and I will have a post about that in the very near future so keep a look out for it. On that skincare list is this glow mask and while I'm on the subject of Glow mask, il tell you more about this face mask.

The Body Shop have a range of 5 difference types of face mask including: Himalayan Charcoal purifying glow mask, Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask, Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Mask, Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask and British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. They are priced at £15 each and come in a very glamorous and sturdy jar.

the body shop Himalayan charcoal mask review
First Impressions 
As soon as I seen this in The Body Shop I knew I had to have a glow mask! I wasn't sure which one to pick but the thing that brought me closer to it was the design of the jar, so whoever designed this, you have done a pretty amazing job; high five to you.

The thing that took the time for me choosing is that they are 5 different masks to choose from and I wanted to get the one that would go well with my skin type and also combat problem areas of my skin including; blackheads, large pores and dry patches. I ended up choosing the 'Himalayan Charcoal Glow Mask' this mask is made for skin that needs extra purification and also help give the skin a nice glow. 

Its suggested to apply this with a brush that looks like a foundation brush, they sell them in the body shop but for me personally I just used of my many makeup brushes and the one I chose was my real techniques foundation brush.

I dabbed my foundation brush into the glow mask and started to apply to my skin gently, I think altogether this took about 10 minutes to cover my entire face and it hardly made a dent in the jar.

the body shop face masks review
My Thoughts
After about 3 minutes my face started to tingle a little bit and it made my skin feel quite tight, it wasn't painful or anything like that but it was defiantly a weird sensation that was quite enjoyable at the same time because with that feeling it kinda give me the vibes that this product was actually working.

After the 15 minutes elapsed I washed it off in the shower with circular motions with warm water. It took a couple of minutes to get the mask off but I could feel the difference with my skin even after removing it. It made my skin feel purified and after looking in the mirror my pores looked reduced and my blackheads looked a lot better then they did before I put the mask on.

Once I got out the shower and gently dried my face with my towel I could see a vast difference in the quality of my skin. I would recommend to anyone who wants a bit extra from their face mask, this one is perfect for anyone who wants to draw out impurities, reduce appearance of pores and give their skin a glow. I can honestly say yes it does these things and even more so now that I have had it over a month now and have used it once a week since, it is the perfect skin pick me up.

Available online and in store
The Body Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask - £15 /each

Have you tried the body shops face masks?

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  1. My sister really struggles with blackheads and large pores, so when I was looking at which face mask to buy in The Body Shop the sales assistant suggested this. I haven't read a full review of it so I'm so glad to hear that it works! I love the packaging too, I really think it looks very luxe

    Steph -

  2. I love any types of charcoal or clay masks! Definitely to give this a try! :) x

    Erin Azmir Blog

  3. Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee19 December 2016 at 22:31

    It looks interesting ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Zaful & Rosegal haul *

  4. I love masks and heard so many good things about Himalayan and charcoal. Thanks for your review! My black sugar mask is running low now so I will give this a try :)

  5. Hannah Latoya Bond20 December 2016 at 10:12

    This sounds like a great product. I love Body Shop products x

  6. I do love face masks, and my skin could really do with a good face mask at the moment, will have to try this x

  7. I need something like this in my life. My pores can definitely use some reduction in size and this looks perfect for that. x

  8. I love body shop products they always smell lovely and you can actually feel the difference after using them. I have not tried this mask but it sounds great! On my wish list for sure! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Sarah-Louise Bailey20 December 2016 at 18:20

    I haven't tried this mask, but I love Body Shop products and I definitely want to try a glow mask!

  10. Melanies Fab Finds20 December 2016 at 19:17

    This sounds great I seem to have a thing for masks and love trying different ones so I must give this a go.

  11. I love the rose one of these, must try some of the others!

  12. Leah XL Channel20 December 2016 at 20:47

    I have not tried any of the body shop masks yet - I am keen on trying them to multimask. Great review :)

  13. Abracadabra Girl20 December 2016 at 20:48

    Ive literally just finished writing a post on this mask although not published yet! its a little gem i love it. Lovely pictures k x

  14. I did debate about buying this not that long ago and this exact version. Maybe it will be an after Xmas treat x

  15. This would be perfect for me as my face has many impurities and hopefully it can help!

  16. This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm tempted to try the mask myself now.

  17. Stephanie Merry21 December 2016 at 11:33

    I love a charcoal mask and this one from the Body Shop looks lovely x

  18. Lianne Thebrunettesays21 December 2016 at 13:27

    I'm a fan of mud masks, so I'm interested to see how a charcoal mask feels too!

  19. Sounds lovely! Not used a mask since teenage sleepovers. I look forward to efoliating every Sunday night though. Really makes a difference and my skin x

  20. I am a big fan of Charcoal masks and this is one on my list to try x

  21. This mask sounds really good and worth a try. I like Body Shop anyway and it does sound like your skin is loving it too.

  22. My mummy could really do with a face mask to draw out impurities! This sounds great x

  23. I need a new face mask as have ran out so I may just have to give this one a try

  24. I love body shop products but never seen these will have to go take a look next time I am town I love pamper sessions and face mask with my little girl

  25. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes23 December 2016 at 08:44

    I've been meaning to try this range out. It sounds great!


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