The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask – Review

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The Body Shop never fail to amaze us. They had introduced a generation of consumers to the benefits of a wide range of bestsellers from Drops of Youth to the Tea Tree Oil range and the latest Oils of Life skincare.

Over the years, The Body Shop has become an authority in the development of 100% Vegetarian personal care products, inspired by the use of natural ingredients with proven benefits, drawing on a diversity of cultural knowledge from around the world.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow face mask is a mud-textured exfoliating mask.  It works to deeply cleanse and purify the skin by clearing clogged pores and releasing impurities and toxins.

The Body Shop claim that this particular mask is “Inspired by Ayurveda traditions, our tingling mud mask contains a powerful bamboo charcoal, active exfoliating green tea leaves & potent tea tree oil which combine to purify the skin and give it a new lease of life.” 


Product Claims:

Refine and revive your skin with our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, this 100% vegan tingling clay mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil. And it’s been formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. This invigorating charcoal face mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin with a glow that shows. Complete your facial at home expert by applying this purifying blend with our Facial Mask Brush.

  • 100% vegan
  • Tingling charcoal clay mask
  • Absorbs excess oil
  • For skin that needs extra purification to reveal a healthy, youthful glow
  • Purifies skin and helps keep skin looking clearer
  • Rich in antioxidants and catechins, the leaves effectively exfoliate the skin
  • Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil
  • Ideal to create a facial at home
  • Packed with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan Foothills, green tea leaves from Japan and organic Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya

Fun Facts:

Bamboo charcoal absorbs minerals, toxins, impurities and other harmful substances from skin, making it stronger and healthier. It also acts as a natural remover dead skin cells. Green tea has antioxidants that benefit the skin in many ways and is also used to treat acne. Tea tree oil is known for its healing, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It’s known for helping cure acne and many skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema, etc.

The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask can be purchased from The Body Shop online or physical stores at a retail price of MYR 99.00 in Malaysia or click on the image below.

How To Use:

Remove your make-up and cleanse your skin. Next, smooth an even layer of the face mask onto the face using The Body Shop Facial Mask Brush or any type of brush (for hygiene purposes) – Try to avoid the eye and lip area. Apply to neck if desired and leave for 5-10 minutes until the clay dries. Finish by rinsing off with warm water in circular motions to gently exfoliate. For best results use two to three times a week.

Overall, the entire removal process definitely takes some time.  Even after you re-wet the mask, it still has a pretty firm grip on the skin – it sort of feels like a hard – you can barely smile! Although I’d say my skin is a little on the sensitive side, I felt a light mint-like tingle sensation all over when I applied the mask. Once it dries completely, I didn’t experience any irritation, only some redness from the exfoliation, which disappeared eventually.

Overall, if you’re looking for a purifying mask that will gradually help unclogged those pores but also give you the extra exfoliation in the process, I’d absolutely recommend giving The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask a try.  It’s worth the price!

Not sure which mask is best for your skin type?  Speak to The Body Shop’s interactive ambassador at your nearest store.

Have you tried The Body Shop’s new Superfood masks? Do you have a favourite spa-night mask?

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