Face masks are an important part of my weekly routine, and I rotate various masks depending on what my skin needs. I started venturing into The Body Shop’s masks after reading reviews, and I’ve come to learn more about the brand’s support in cruelty-free products, community fair trade ingredients, and defending human and planet rights. So far, my two favorite masks are the Warming Mineral Mask and the Blue Corn 3 in 1 Cleansing Scrub Mask.
Warming Mineral Mask
“This mask magically warms itself up as you smooth it on. With feel-good ginger, cinnamon oil, and kaolin clay to deep cleanse all skin types.”
This is a great pick-me-up mask that I like to apply after cleansing my skin and getting ready for a bath. It’s great because the texture of the mask is thick, so once you gloop it onto your face, it stays put. The heat that the mask generates feels nice and doesn’t cool off too quickly. It really does feel like it’s penetrating deep into my pores, and cleansing blackheads and whiteheads. While this mask doesn’t do much for active breakouts or irritated skin, it does a great job at maintaining your skin and keeping it clear and calm. It’s recommended that you apply a generous layer to clean, wet skin. You will immediately feel a warming sensation on your skin, so avoid the eye and lip areas. Leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing with warm water (mask will not dry). Use one to two times per week after cleansing
Blue Corn 3 in 1 Cleansing Scrub Mask
“Cheat a little, care a lot. If you don’t have time to clean, scrub and moisturize, just layer on this absorb-exfoliate-condition treasure. For normal to oily skin.”
This mask is a 3-in-1 so it’s a great multi-functional product. More than anything, it’s a gentle yet effect exfoliator so it’s another option for skin maintenance. It’s quite gentle even though it looks abrasive and harsh in the tub. It’s recommended to cleanse skin and pat dry before applying a generous layer of the mask to the face. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water (mask will not dry). Use one to two times per week after cleansing. I like how while removing the mask you can use circular motions to exfoliate; then, when you rinse, you’re not left with feeling dry or too squeaky clean.
I like both these masks and they do very different things. I recommend them both and feel that the deals you can get during the holiday season online and in-stores is a great way to try out these products.