At the moment there seem to be a saturation in the beauty market with loads of new facial products; whether it’s creams or cleansers, it just seems like there is something new every other day. Another recent trend I have noticed is that of the face mask. As I’m sure you’re all aware face masks have been around for decades; but for me personally (especially as I have sensitive skin) face masks were something I never really invested in…until recently. Let me tell you why…its all down to The Body Shop 🙂
The Body Shop – Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask
I am lucky enough to be gifted this mask as part of a goody bag I received at the Thirty Plus Blog Awards. The Body Shop sponsored the event and gifted a number of products from their new range, however the face mask is the first product I have used.
It has been a while since I used the Body Shop products, and so the opportunity to be reintroduced to the brand was something that I thought I would give a try.
The packaging: Looking at the same, you can tell that the body shop have revamped their packaging.
The same isn’t necessarily glamorous, but is definitely more than a step up from what I would consider to be basic packaging.
Upon opening the same what I loved was the aroma of the mask. It wasn’t too over powering or sickly sweet. To me it actually smelt quite floral, however once I put a sample on my skin I could then smell an aroma of honey and perfume. The ingredients are Ethiopian honey and Marula oil from Namibia. If you read the ingredients further there are also a number of other oils including olive oil and fruit oil. The consistency of the mask reminds me of hair gel, however unlike hair gel the mask is not sticky.
Upon application of the mask I found it to be smooth, and it didn’t feel heavy on my skin. I didn’t actually need too much as a little went a long way. Whilst on my face, it actually felt like I had applied face cream!
Once I had washed off the mask, my face felt amazing; I felt I had just had a facial. My face just looked so fresh.
I know it sounds weird, but I am amazed at how good my first results were. I have quite sensitive skin and more often than not have a reaction to a lot of products (including face masks). It’s been a few days since I used this, and have had no reaction whatsoever.
I can honestly say that this product has changed my perception of face masks. For me the body shop have elevated the bog standard facial mask and made it into a luxury product.
Using this product has piqued my interest in face masks and I have now started testing others on the market. So far however this face mask is my favourite to date.
The good thing about my experience with this product is that it has made me a fan of the body shop again. Luckily I have a whole bag of their new range to go through and I will certainly review any favourites I come across.
If you want to treat yourself, I would definitely recommend trying this product.
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