Face masks are something that I am quite obsessed with. I trying out new face masks – whether store bought or DIY – especially since I don’t go for clean-ups / facials to the salon. The Body Shop launched their new range of Superfood facemasks in the UK last year and I waited excitedly for them to arrive on the Indian shores.
About The Body Shop Superfood Facemasks
Price ₹2495 / 75ml
“Packed, crushed and drizzled with natural ingredients, each of our new expert facial masks has been formulated with your skin’s needs in mind. Made with 100% vegetarian ingredients (our Himalayan Charcoal, Amazonian Acai and British Rose masks are 100% vegan) and formulated without parabens, paraffins, silicones or mineral oil – just our finest recipes packed with beauty Superfoods from Himalayan Charcoal to Amazonian Acai Berries. Inspired by traditional beauty remedies from around the world, each jar contains a secret power from purifying to nourishing to help your skin look and feel as good as you do inside.”
As we all know, the skin on our face is not the same all over – some areas of our face might be oily and congested and prone to breakouts while others might be dehydrated. Multi-masking is the application of a different face masks to different areas of the face to address the skin’s requirements. Which means, applying a purifying mask on pimple-prone areas and a hydrating mask to the areas in need of moisture. And this is what I did with three masks from The Body Shop. For my skin’s requirements, I chose the Himalayan Charcoal Mask, the Chinese Ginseng and Rice Mask and the British Rose Mask. I made a video on how I multi-mask with these masks so if you haven’t seen it already, you can see it here:
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
For skin that needs to release impurities and toxins to help reveal a healthy, youthful glow.
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is a tingling mud mask inspired by Ayurvedic traditions and contains bamboo charcoal from the foothills of the Himalayas to draw out impurities and excess oils from the skin. It also has green tea leaves from Japan to exfoliate the skin as well as community trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya to keep the skin looking clearer. This mask is 100% vegan.
The mask is a thick greenish-grey in colour and a bit flaky, perhaps because of the crushed leaves in it. In fact, in appearance and texture it is almost identical to the Mudmasky Facial Detox mask which is another mask that my skin loves. The Himalayan Charcoal mask has an earthy- minty fragrance and does feel a bit tingly on application.
Aqua/Water/Eau, 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/Fragrance, Charcoal Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Limonene, Linalool, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Menthoxypropanediol, Citral, Geraniol, Coumarin, Caramel
The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask
For skin that needs an intensive treatment to remove dullness and uneveness.
Inspired by Chinese traditions, The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask is a creamy, exfoliating mask. It has ginseng extract from China that helps in toning and stimulating the skin, rice extract, again from China, to moisturise and brighten the skin and community trade organic sesame seed oil from Nicaragua to soften the skin.
This mask has a very finely gritty texture that makes it exfoliating yet not harshly so. It is also creamy and doesn’t dry out the skin and actually does make the skin smoother and brighter. The Body Shop Ginseng & Rice mask also has a very mild, barely noticeable fragrance.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Kaolin, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG-100 Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Decyl Glucoside, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Perlite, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter,Parfum/Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Limonene, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Menthol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract/Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Disodium EDTA, Citral, Citronellol, Linalool, Menthoxypropanediol, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Eugenol, Dextrin, Oryza Sativa Extract/Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide
The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask
For skin that needs to be quenched and re-plumped with moisture to reveal it’s dewy glow again.
The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is inspired from European bathing rituals. This refreshing gel mask has real rose petals and the essence of roses from Britain which replenish the skin’s water reserves. It also has rosehip oil from Chile that tones the skin and community trade organic aloe vera from Mexico to calm and soothe the skin.
If you have smelt any of the British Rose products from The Body Shop, then you would know how delightful and fresh the fragrance is. Very unlike the synthetic, cloying fragrance that most rose based products have. This is a thick gel that gives the skin a cooling sensation when applied and also has bits of rose petals in it. Very soothing, very hydrating.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-32, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol Denat, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Disodium EDTA, Rose Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Menthoxypropanediol, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 14700/Red 4
These new Superfood face masks from The Body Shop are absolutely wonderful. As you can see in the video, my skin looks fresh and bright and feels super soft and smooth. Yes, these face masks are expensive and priced much higher than they are in the UK (due to customs duty perhaps) but they also do have fair trade ingredients, are 100% vegetarian and really good quality. I personally love them and also love the concept of multi-masking.
What do you think of multi-masking and of these new vegetarian, superfood face masks? Which of these would you like to try? Also, do subscribe to my YouTube channel and let me know what sort of videos you’d like to watch.