The Body Shop Recipes of Nature Face Masks are priced at INR 2495/- for 75 ml. and are available both online and over the counter all across India. My skin has been reacting to the beautiful and confusing Kolkata weather, and I have been travelling extensively recently, so my skin was feeling extra naughty and was dry in patches and acne-prone in others. When The Body Shop came up with these products, I mentally thanked God, and decided to choose two which would be slightly opposite in their nature of use, to really help me understand the concept of multi-masking, which is nowadays becoming a trend. The ones I picked were British Rose and Himalayan Charcoal, because these two looked the most interesting out of the five. The other masks include Ethiopian Honey, Amazonian Acai, and Chinese Ginseng and Rice.
About The Body Shop British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask
For skin that needs to be quenched and re-plumped with moisture to reveal its dewy glow again. Inspired by the European bathing rituals, our refreshing hydrating face mask is infused with real rose petals, rose essence, rosehip oil and aloe vera. Giving you visibly smoother-looking skin plumped with moisture.
About The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
For skin that needs purification to help reveal a healthy, youthful looking glow. Inspired by traditional beauty remedies, our tingling mud mask contains bamboo charcoal, exfoliating Green Tea leaves & tea tree oil. Purify your skin and give it a new lease of life with our charcoal face mask.
My Take on The Body Shop Recipes of Nature Masks
First off, the packaging of these Recipes of Nature Face masks are quite typical of The Body Shop, a heavy glass jar which feels quite luxurious. I wanted to take both of these on my trip to Vietnam and Cambodia (check my Instagram to see the photos!), and the glass jars proved to be difficult to handle in the carry-on luggage, so I took small plastic jars and filled them up with the product, and used them every other day. I had to walk around extensively in the heat, and the weather in Vietnam was very confusing – Hanoi was quite pleasant and cool while Ho Chi Minh was quite hot, and in Cambodia I had to walk around and hike a lot every day, so what I would do was come back to my hotel room, apply the masks after a session of cleansing my face, and afterwards, use The Body Shop Vitamin E cream on my face to hydrate my skin.
Himalayan Charcoal was mostly used on my T-Zone and chin, especially on my nose, because this mask was really cooling and helped draw out impurities and whiteheads quite easily. I tended to use this all over my face and relax and my skin would tingle and feel quite cool, which was a sensation I absolutely loved. I tended to rub the mask in a bit – its got exfoliating bits, so it really scrubbed up my skin well and left it clean and with a natural glow which I liked. The smell was okay-ish. I am not a fan of mud, so well, I tended to pair this with the British Rose which was so gorgeous smell-wise.
The Body Shop Recipes of Nature British Rose mask was my favourite. If you follow my blog, then you would know my fetish for all things rose, and last year, I bought several items from the The Body Shop British Rose range, including their body butter and EDT. This mask is very hydrating, and leaves my skin feeling so moisturized and yet, not oily at all. I love the combination, and seriously speaking, I also love the way it kept my skin feeling really soft even after a long day’s hike around Angkor Wat.
I mostly forgot putting on makeup (Except kohl and sunscreen, my staples), so you can see my face after I started using The Body Shop Recipes of Nature masks. Note, this was AFTER I had walked around Angkor Wat for 3 hours. You can see my skin up front and see how it looks. I have to say, the price is slightly steep, but I am quite happy with the masks and want to try out the Amazonian Acai next.
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