The Body Shop Face Mask | Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

It's been a long time since I've been MEGA impressed with a face mask. With my dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin, I hate stripping back and exfoliating too much, in fear of a huge break out or flare up. I'm normally quite loyal to Lush or First Aid Beauty, and I recently dipped my toes into the craze of the bubble mask (which was purely for entertainment purposes) however, I can't say I've really, truly loved a mask for a long time.

Long and behold The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask* (That's a mouthful). At £15 it's definitely at the pricier end for a high street mask, but it's completely worth it. To apply, I used the Facial Mask Brush, which made it feel much more like an 'at home spa' experience and was easier than using my fingers. It dries pretty quickly within about 5 minutes, and turns from a muddy brown to a murky green colour.

It sets pretty hard, creating cracks if you move your face. A little certainly goes a long way, you don't need a super thick layer for this to do it's magic, but it washes off pretty easily regardless. It smells of a spa. So gorgeous. Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, it's 100% vegan, infused with bamboo charcoal 
from the Himalayan Foothillsgreen tea leaves from Japan and organic Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya. Incredible. There's no parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. 

It's created for skin that needs extra purification and to help remove excess oil. It left my skin feeling so smooth, my moisturiser basically melted into my face after. I like this product so much, I can't wait to use it again next week. 100% recommend!

*PR Sample.


  1. Your skin looks so radiant! I'm like you, I don't like using anything too stripping in the way of face masks, but this sounds like it's the right balance of purifying and gentle. I have the Manuka Honey mask from this range and have to agree with you on the spa-feeling front, it feels so luxurious!

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  2. I recently tried this and loooved it!

    Lucy | Forever September

  3. This looks amazing..I must try it! xx

  4. I tried this the other day! My skin felt amazing after! I think I'll be adding it to my collection.


  5. See I've always been so dedicated to Lush that i've always been really reluctant to try any other brand. But your skin looks amazing here so I think I need to give this a try. Ive also (weirdly) never even thought of applying a mask with a brush?! haha, good idea! xx

  6. This sounds amazing and your skin looks great. Sophie x

  7. I can't believe the range of masks The Body Shop have released recently - there's loads of them! And they've been absolutely killing it as of late with their new skincare. Also, I see loads of bloggers giving the mask brushes a go, too. Definitely going to have to get my hands on one. Great post and you've been blessed with wonderful skin, lady!

    Joanne Sherrell x

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