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Monday, November 7, 2016

Review | The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask #Vegan

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

I recently got the opportunity to try some of the Body Shop's new face masks thanks to a free sampling program that they ran to introduce these products to the market. I usually love to douse my skin with moisture, so I was surprised when my favourite of the 3 masks that I tried turned out to be the Himalayan Charcoal one. I loved the results so much that I had to buy the full size along with another product as shown in a recent haul (linked here).

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask


I realized after the first mask session that the name they chose for this mask describes it perfectly, my skin had an instant glow to it afterward. My skin not only had a glow to it but it looked more clear, even, and radiant. My skin was also super soft after the mask. I have since used it a few more times and the results were even better. The results lasted into the next day; my skin was younger and clearer looking the next day. It was one of those things where I kept looking at my bare skin in the mirror and thought "geez, my skin looks good today." Then I realized, "oh, it's the mask!"

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION from The Body Shop: 
"Refine and revive your skin with our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, this 100% vegan tingling charcoal clay mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves, and organic tea tree oil. This invigorating charcoal face mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin with a glow that shows."

• 100% vegan
• Formulated without parabens, paraffins, silicone or mineral oils
• Absorbs excess oil
• Perfect for skin that needs extra purification to reveal a healthy, youthful glow
• Packed with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan Foothills, green tea leaves from Japan and organic Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya. 

Charcoal is great for pulling out impurities and detoxifying, and I can see that it's doing just that. It also provides a gentle exfoliation to the skin with the green tea leaves in the product. It has a cooling sensation on the skin thanks to the menthol in the product (which I could really do without) and it leaves your skin feeling refreshed. Besides the fact that I'm not a fan of cooling sensations in my skincare, it's not a deal-breaker as the results from this mask are fantastic.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask


I  know a lot of people are into multi-masking and will place one type of mask on their T-zone and another type of mask on the drier parts like the cheeks etc. I like to multi-mask too and have done so for years, but I do it a little bit differently. I like to use a detoxifying mask such as the Himalayan Charcoal one all over my face for the allotted time and then after I remove it I apply a hydrating mask to my whole face as well. As always, I follow up with my usual skincare routine after masking.

This weekend I used this mask again but this time for my second / hydrating mask, I used The Body Shop's new British Rose Mask from the samples that I received. I loved the results so much that I may just have to go purchase the British Rose Mask as well. Although I didn't notice a difference when I used the British Rose Mask on its own, I definitely loved the results after using the Himalayan Charcoal Mask and following it up with the British Rose Mask.



Creepy Making Face!


I really love this product and it does what it says. I wasn't even in the market for a new face mask but after seeing the results, I just had to indulge. I also love that this product is cruelty-free and vegan!

Although the free sampling program for these masks is over, I'm sure The Body Shop will give you a free sample if you want to try it before you buy it. Just ask in store.

Tip: I signed up for The Body Shop's emails and received a 50% off code that was sent straight to my email. It was good for one product purchased either online or in store.

This product retails for $28 CAD for 75ml. 

Have you tried any of the Body Shop's new masks? Which one's are you loving?

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*This post is not sponsored. The product was purchased by Moi and all opinions are mine! No referral links in this post.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm shocked the Body Shop are finally stepping up their game + cleaning up their act! Paraben Free & Vegan, I never thought I'd see the day. Bahaha! I love the selfie too ;) LOVED THIS SHARE!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! I love to be able to get natural products that are more accessible which you know can be tough, so this was a treat! I'm impressed and pleasantly surprised. xo

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  2. Fabulous review Amy! Will have to check this line out ~ charcoal is amazing! Xo

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Charcoal IS amazing. Get some samples from The Body Shop. I'm so picky with skincare and I have so much, so for me to go buy it, it says a lot! xo

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  3. charcoal masks are my favorite product for my oily skin. I tried a lot of them but i never tried one from the body shop,so it sounds interesting to me !

    Claire From http://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

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    1. This one really made my skin glow. Would be great before an occassion. :)

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  4. Love the sound of this mask and that the Body Shop is making safer products! Its a step in the right direction. Great review as always <3

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    1. I had to buy it once I saw the immediate effects of the sample! xo

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  5. I always love body shop products.i feel like their popularity had died down a littlebit here in aus

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    1. Here too. I think these new releases have helped them here in Canada. :D

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  6. Yes!!! I love this mask! Such a huge body shop fan!

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  7. Oh this is right up my alley, although the menthol bothers me a bit - I have a problem with that ingredient in biore products, which is disappointing as my skin reacts so favourably to charcoal anything. Will give it a try though, your review is brilliant Amy. And by the way you look gorgeous even with brown goop on your face xxx

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    1. I wish they would leave the menthol out. I hope the mask works for you! Thanks for compliment with the scary masking face :P xo

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