Hey there beauty fam! Autumn is in full swing here in the North East and we have had a few really gorgeous fall days. However, my idea of a gorgeous fall day is 70° and sunny… haha! Also, Halloween is sneaking up on me pretty quick and I have no idea what I’m going to be yet. My daughters are all set though. One is being Shine from the TV show Shimmer & Shine, and the other is being a peacock fairy princess!
Anyway, my life aside, I have some pretty awesome new skincare items from The Body Shop to share with you today. They have always had some great skincare products in their line up but these 5 new Expert Facial Masks are seriously amazing!! I have tried 3 that I will review today, and I have 1 to give away at the end of the post.
Masks are such an easy way to pamper yourself and rejuvenate your skin in the comfort of your own home. Not all of us (myself included) can afford (or find the time) for fancy skin treatments and spa visits. These new masks are packed with luxurious ingredients that are all sustainably sourced of course.
Also, a fun way to enhance your skincare routine is with “multi-masking”. That is when you use 2 (or more) different types masks to target specific regions of your face. For instance, I would use the Charcoal mask on my oily/t-zone areas, and the Acai mask around my eye & cheek area. OK, let’s talk more about the masks that I tried!
HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING GLOW MASK (VEGAN)
This is probably my favorite mask out of the 3 that I tried. It is a thick mud-like consistency with bits of herbs mixed in. This mask deeply cleans and purifies the skin. It also works to clean clogged pores and release impurities and toxins. Even though it is a mud mask, I found it to be slightly hydrating and not drying at all. My skin feels so silky smooth after use. Actually, this mask reminds me exactly of the original Glamglow Mud Mask! So if you have always wanted to try that, I suggest opting for this one and saving yourself $40. Plus, This mask is Vegan and almost double the size of the Glamglow one!
AMAZONIAN ACAI ENERGIZING RADIANCE MASK (VEGAN)
Now we have my second favorite mask! The Amazonian Acai mask is chock full of antioxidants and vitamins that help fight signs of fatigue. It also helps to invigorate skin that needs a fast recharge from signs of tiredness and stress. *waves hand* Not only does this gel-like mask give a quick boost of life to my face, it smells absolutely incredible! Kind of like a tangy fruit smoothie. This one is also Vegan.
CHINESE GINSENG & RICE CLARIFYING POLISHING MASK
Last but not least, we have my 3rd favorite, the creamy Chinese Ginseng and Rice Mask! Ginseng is known to have toning and stimulating properties. This mask works to brighten skin by removing dullness and unevenness while also minimizing pores. This mask has a clean fresh scent and feels amazing when you are massaging it off with a bit of water. My face really does feel so polished and squeaky clean after I use this.
BRITISH ROSE FRESH PLUMPING MASK (VEGAN)
I didn’t try this one, but I did end up giving it to a friend who loves everything rose. The British Rose Mask is a refreshing, gel-textured moisturizing mask that nourishes and hydrates skin. I think this one would work best for dry or aging skin types. My friend said this mask brought a lot of color to her face and that her skin felt moisturized after use.
ETHIOPIAN HONEY DEEP NOURISHING MASK
Finally, we have the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask. This indulgent mask is best for skin that is in need of an intense nourishing treatment. Honey helps to improve skin’s elasticity and hydrate the skin.
All of the 3 masks that I tried were amazing and I’m sure the other 2 are as well. In fact, all of the new masks have 5 star reviews on The Body Shop website! They range from 2.3 – 3oz and are priced at $28 which I think is very reasonable compared to some other skincare products out there. Also, 3 of the masks are Vegan (Clay, Acai & Rose) and the other 2 (Rice & Honey) are Paraben free. Of course, everything The Body Shop makes is cruelty free, so you don’t have to worry about that! They even have this adorable duo available at Ulta that would make a fantastic Christmas gift.