Another mask review! I just adore face masks and since I have more than 10 in rotation at any one time, what better product to review than a mask? Just curious, I wonder why so many masks are green in colour?? Today’s green mask is The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask.
Claims from website:
A cooling mask to help remove impurities and absorb excess oil whilst soothing and calming blemish prone skin. Skin feels deeply cleansed.
I’m not a fan of the packaging – it comes in a plastic pot with a rather wide opening, which means there’s a lot of contact with the atmosphere and not the most hygienic. I constantly worry about it drying out.
The instructions is to leave it on for 15 minutes, but I usually leave it on for longer as it takes me pretty long to put it on! The product is green in colour and the texture is really thick, which can make it hard to apply; I use a flat foundation brush to apply it to make it easier to spread. It does not dry hard, so the way to take it off will be to rinse it off.
If you can’t stand the smell of tea tree oil, I would say stay clear of this because the scent is really rather strong. Applied, I can feel a little stinging and cooling effect on my skin, and I feel rather refreshed and awake.
I used it quite frequently during a period of time when I had quite a lot of breakouts, and I don’t feel that it’s made the breakouts stop or dry/heal faster. I also don’t notice that any impurities are removed as claimed, and my clogged pores appear the same; unless they mean surface dirt – then I could just as easily remove that with a cleanser.
In all, I like it in terms of texture and feeling on my skin, but I don’t think that the effects – of lifting away impurities as claimed – are very apparent. I doubt that I will be repurchasing it; it’s really not my preferred choice of scent and it does nothing for me.