I have been using the Body Shop 3 in 1 deep Cleansing Scrub Mask for a couple of weeks now!
I was very impressed when I first tried the mask ( which you can see here).
As time marches on not only has it made my skin smoother without drying it out it has also helped improve my complexion!
It’s clay like drying on the skin draws out impurities, deep cleansing my skin!
Normally if I use a clay mask it’s too harsh and actually drys my skin out and gives me spots, but this does a good job exfoliating, cleansing and not drying my face into a husk!
I thoroughly recommend this product! 🙂
I have also tried the Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask!
I purchased a couple of sachets of this to try it but it also comes in a tub like the Blue Corn Mask.
So I ripped off the handy perforated seam across the top and tried to squeeze some out. Unfortunately it had only opened up a tiny hole and I squeezed rather hard, so it went shooting up in the air and landed in my hair like a seagull taking target practice! Ha ha!
It had a nice clean scent and had the texture of a thin moisturiser.
I followed the instructions and applied a thin layer to cleansed skin and waited 10 minutes before I tissued it off.
On the packaging it says intense moisture replenishment but for me this wasn’t exactly the case. My skin didn’t feel dry or tight but I had to follow up with a moisturiser for sure.
I have combination skin and this product was fine on my t zone but didn’t do it for my cheeks. While I won’t myself be purchasing the full size tub, I’d say this would definitely suit less dry skin types.
You can see the Body Shop face mask range here.
I saw a tweet that Manuka Doctor are offering a trio of mini items for free although you do have to pay postage and packaging!
I gave it ago and received the ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask, Age-Defying Serum and the Restoring Night cream!
Manuka Doctor products use natural ingredients such as bee venom and Manuka honey!
They are also importantly bee friendly! 🙂
The night cream is not my cup of tea! It’s just way to heavy for my skin.
The serum is nice and light so it sinks in quickly leaving my skin quite soft. It also has a pleasant scent.
I have 2 serums on the go that I love so I gave the serum and night cream to a friend who has tried them out! She really liked the serum but found that the night cream despite being super heavy didn’t really sink in and moisturise but kind of sat on her skin instead!
The item I’m excited about is the face mask! It also has a pleasant clean smell and is really moisturising! I have used it twice and it’s pretty darn good! You apply a thin layer to cleansed skin and leave for 30 mins. It sinks right in and you’re left with a slight matte residue which you simply use a warm cloth to gently remove! My skin felt bouncy! 🙂
I think I might purchase a full size one!
I’ve noticed these days that I can’t just get away with a slap dash attitude towards my cleansing routine! Although I’ve always moisturised religiously and always protect my face from the sun my attitude to cleansing is mega lazy!
Only now my face will these days protest that’s it’s feeling neglected! Fun times!
So I have invested in this mask from the Body Shop!
It claims to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise and if it works it should fit into my life quite nicely!
When I opened the pot I noticed its smells quite herbal, but then that makes me feel like it’s going to actually do something!
It’s texture is like that of a traditional clay mask but with added exfoliating bits in it!
I applied it to my wet face and I noticed it spreads very easily and it’s a walk in the park to get a nice thin even layer!
It tingled a bit at first but it wasn’t uncomfortable. As it dried I got that satisfying face pack, don’t crack my face feeling! 🙂
Then when the 15 minutes were up I rinsed it off in warm water? This was rather easy to do because of the exfoliating element of the mask!
I then patted my face dry and was left with soft, fresh skin!
I wouldn’t say it gave my face a moisture hit but I would also say it hasn’t dried my skin out!
I’m looking forward to continuing with this twice a week for a while to see its long term effects!