The Body Shop’s Himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask is one of their bestselling face masks. Hence, I was super excited to try this charcoal clay mask for my sensitive, combination, and blemish-prone skin. Am I impressed with this vegan, purifying face pack? Is it great for dry skin? To know, keep reading!
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask Review
Our powerful, purifying charcoal face mask is the real deal for skin that needs some intense TLC. It absorbs excess oil. Sucks out dirt and impurities. Exfoliates. Feels intensely tingly and refreshing, and gives you a bit of a healthy-looking glow – all in 5-10 minutes. You’ve been warned – get ready to pamper and purify oily skin with zero mercy.
Made with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, green tea leaves and a little Community Fair Trade tea tree oil, this charcoal clay mask is a powerful little pot of goodness to help unclog pores.
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£8.00 For 15ml & £20.00 For 75ml
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Slather on for 5-10 minutes and enjoy the nice cooling feeling and intense tingle (that how you know it’s working, right?) Wash off well and stroke your softer, smoother-feeling skin. Your pores look reduced, skin looks clearer and glow is dialled up.
Ingredients of The Body Shop® Himalayan Charcoal Mask :
Aqua, Kaolin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alcohol Denat., Camellia Sinensis Leaf, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pumice, Argania Spinosa Shell Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Charcoal Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Limonene, Linalool, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Menthoxypropanediol, Citral, Geraniol, Coumarin, Caramel.
Key ingredients are:
Anti-acne: Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/ Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Antioxidant: Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/ Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Soothing: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Menthol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/ Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Icky ingredients are:
Alcohol Denat., Parfum/Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool, Menthol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citral, Geraniol, Coumarin, Caramel.
Goodie ingredients are:
Kaolin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil.
12 months from opening the product.
My Experience With The Body Shop® Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Face Mask:
(My skin type is – Combination, sensitive, dehydrated & acne-prone)
I received this face mask as a PR sample from the brand a year ago. As a face mask lover, I was excited to give it a try. But as I have super sensitive skin, I was apprehensive about its effect. After using it for the past year, I am ready to share my views with you now.
The Body Shop® Himalayan charcoal face mask comes in 15 ml and 75 ml containers. I got the small 15ml plastic pot. You can find all the product-related details on the packaging itself. The lid is sturdy, so you can easily toss it in your travel or handbag.
The Body Shop® Himalayan purifying charcoal glow clay mask has a brown colored mud-texture with a thick yet smooth paste consistency. The face pack has bits of tiny green tea leaves and a strong (tea tree oil) fragrance.
How I use and how often should you use The Body Shop® Himalayan purifying charcoal mask?
Before applying this clay face mask, I always try to do the steam facial so it opens up my pores and prepare it for a deep cleansing experience. If I don’t have much time, I simply cleanse my face with a purifying face wash. Then I take a good amount of this bamboo charcoal clay mask and slather it nicely across my face and neck. It is always best to use a face mask brush to apply the pack for an even layer, but I use my fingers most of the time.
I use purifying and exfoliating face masks once a week in the summer and once a month during the cold seasons, as my combination skin becomes super dry in the winter. Also, I prefer applying face masks at night because that’s the time when I use all my heavy-duty moisturizers to nourish my skin.
How long do you keep The Body Shop® Himalayan charcoal mask on for?
I keep the masks (any face pack) on my skin for 10-15 minutes. However, since The Body Shop purifying glow clay mask has charcoal in it and my skin slightly leans towards dryness, I keep it only for 10 minutes. Kindly note 5-10 minutes time period is enough for the mask to absorb all the toxins off your facial skin! I rinse it off with water afterward.
What to apply after removing The Body Shop® charcoal glow mask?
After removing this purifying charcoal glow mask, I spray a hydrating face mist all over my face and neck. Then I apply a hydrating serum followed by a heavy-duty non-comedogenic moisturizer (that won’t clog pores) to nourish my skin. Sometimes, I finish my skincare routine with a facial oil or sheet mask. Umm, my skin feels so good afterward!
What does The Body Shop® Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask do?
When you apply The Body Shop® Himalayan Charcoal clay mask, it looks taupe colored on the skin, but when it dries, it turns grey! True to its claim, upon application, this clay mask gives a cooling sensation with an intense tingling (like menthol) feeling to the skin. It’s a temporary feel, though!
This face mask is easy to spread across the skin, and it dries quickly. Hence, my 10 minutes *face masking* time period is perfect for this clay face pack! I exert gentle pressure in circular motion while rinsing with water so it doubles as a scrub. The gritty texture of this Himalayan bamboo charcoal face mask helps exfoliate the skin well. Post-washing, my face looks clean, clear, and smooth. I love its strong, refreshing scent and the refreshing effect.
The prime ingredient of this clay mask is Kaolin clay which is a great absorbent and can zap excess sebum & gunk off the skin. It’s also gentler than Bentonite clay in terms of dryness, making it a good option for dry, sensitive skin people like me. The presence of other skin-soothing ingredients like green tea leaves, aloe vera, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, and shea butter make this purifying charcoal glow face mask a stellar product.
I don’t have open-pore issues that much. This mask neither irritated my skin nor did it cause acne/blemishes. My motive behind using exfoliating and purifying face masks (like this one) is to achieve a clean and fresh-looking skin. And suffice it to say I am highly impressed with this Himalayan Charcoal purifying glow mask. Now I know why this charcoal mask is The Body Shop brand’s best-selling face mask 😍!
Reminder: Don’t forget to moisturize your skin post using a face mask!
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What I Like About The Body Shop® Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
- Contains amazing skin-soothing and skin-friendly ingredients
- A non-drying clay mask
- Leaves skin feeling soft, clear, and fresh
- Imparts a nice glow and refreshing effect to the skin post usage
- Dries quickly, so great for busy bees!
- Doubles up as a scrub mask
- You need only a tiny amount, so it lasts long
- Never irritated my skin
- Never caused acne issues
- Pure vegan face mask
- 15 ml product comes in a plastic pot, hence easy to carry!
- Reasonably priced!
What I Dislike About The Body Shop® Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
Nothing as such! However, some may find its strong herbal fragrance and tingle sensation bothersome. I love its scent, though!
The Body Shop® Himalayan Charcoal purifying glow mask is an amazing vegan clay mask to purify and pamper your skin. Even though this mask is ideal for oily and combination skin beauties, people with dry and sensitive skin also can try out this charcoal mask as it boasts non-drying and skin-soothing properties.
Note:“This product was provided to me free of charge from the company in order to review it. However, the opinions expressed in this review are independent and my own.”
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Have You Tried The Body Shop Himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask? If yes, please share your experience with me in the comment section below.