No matter what else I’m doing in my skincare routine, I always feel that my skin is at its clearest when I use face masks regularly. There’s nothing more relaxing and soothing than applying a face mask after a long day at work, especially when your skin doesn’t feel its best.
I’ve tested many face masks here on Beauty Rant and there’s nothing I love more than sharing great products with you guys so I’m excited about today’s post, especially as The Body Shop products are usually great for my skin (and the price!).
Today’s review is on The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask.
Let’s get started! Here are the claims of this pollution mask according to The Body Shop website:
Enriched with matcha green tea from Kakegawa, Japan, dandelion extract and soul-soothing Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico, our indulgently creamy, 100% vegan masking formula deeply purifies, gently exfoliates and liberates your skin from the weekly build-up of city pollutants and everyday impurities.
- Helps remove pollutants and impurities
- Reveals radiant, younger-looking skin
- Enriched with matcha green tea from Japan and organic Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico
- 100% vegan
- 91% of women agreed pollution felt removed from their skin (based on trial results from 103 women)
- Formulated without silicones, mineral oil or paraffins
You can buy this face mask in-store or online for £17.00 for 75ml which is a great amount of product as a little goes a long way.
The packaging is simple but very classy in a nice glass jar with a matte black lid.
The application of The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask is a lot different to their other face masks. The texture is very grainy and is very cooling to apply to the skin which leads to almost a burning feeling; this only lasts for about a minute and then passes so I would assume this is just the face mask doing its thing!
I leave this face mask on for about 10-15 minutes then wash off in circular motions with warm water so that the grainy texture fully exfoliates my skin.
Out of all the face masks I have used, this is by far my favourite for exfoliating and evening out skin texture. I always find my foundation always applies so much better for about 3-4 days after using this face mask as it makes my skin so soft and smooth.
If you have sensitive skin I wouldn’t use this more often than once a week as it can be quite vigorous on your skin, but as someone with combination skin, I find this not only leaves my skin soft but also helps control my oily t-zone.
Have you tried this face mask? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂