I’ve never really dived into face masks on my blog, but I recently tried one where I couldn’t not. The face mask I’ve been trying lately is the Himalayan Charcoal Mask from The Body Shop. I am a huge face mask fan, I’m always looking for amazing new ones to try. This year, I want to try more that help with my oiliness as well as my pores.

When I recently attended The Body Shop event in Brighton, I finally took the plunge and picked up the Himalayan Charcoal Mask after hearing so much about it. The event itself was so much fun, I had an amazing time. I finally got to meet so many people that I’ve been talking to for so long. I also got ‘the bug’. You know the one where you just feel like spending a bit of money? So I decided to treat myself to a few bits, including this face mask.

I’d been testing the samples for a while from previous The Body Shop events, but I finally got my hands on the real deal. The amount of product in the full size product is a really good amount (75ml). For £17 per tub, I’d say it’s fairly priced. In the face mask price range, it’s about average, if not slightly below average when looking at the ‘per 100ml’ mark up. Face masks are always a good ‘investment’ as they last a while, they’re not a one off. For me, this mask is completely worth the price point.

On The Body Shop’s website it claims that this mask absorbs excess oils. As someone with very oily skin, especially now it’s getting hot, this is the main point that drew me in. Straight off the bat I just want to say that it certainly lives up to this claim. From the first try I noticed my skin not getting as oily as usual, and my makeup looking matte for longer. My skin felt nowhere near as greasy as before, and feels so much cleaner because of that. I would never want to touch my face because of how oily I would get, but now I can touch my skin without feeling like it’s made my hands dirty.

When I tried it for the first time, I didn’t realise that it was a tingling mask. So when I put it on and it started to tingle, I flipped out. I got so scared thinking I was having an allergic reaction, but actually it’s meant to do that. However, now I know it’s meant to, I actually like the sensation. I like it because it means it’s working. It’s getting into your skin and cleaning all the shit out of your skin. You can even see where it’s working hard getting rid of those impurities.

In previous posts, I’ve talked about how The Body Shop are fantastic in creating vegetarian and vegan products. This Himalayan Charcoal Mask is completely, 100%, vegan which is amazing! I always admire brands that have morals like The Body Shop, and learning about their products has made me want to be more cautious in the future. They currently have a petition to get animal testing banned worldwide where they need 8 million signatures before presenting it to the UN. If you would like to sign the petition, you can here.

This Himalayan Charcoal Mask is amazing. Point black. It’s made my skin clearer, pores smaller and my makeup lasts longer. I’m so thankful to have found a face mask that helps so much with my oiliness and cleansing of the skin at the same time! My skin feels better than it has in a very long time. The results were noticeable from the first use too!

I would highly recommend this mask to everyone – especially my fellow oily gals. It’s worked wonders on my skin. The price point may not be for everyone, especially when £17 can do a lot more than just buy a face mask. However, The Body Shop always have deals and offers on where you can get money off, so I don’t doubt that you can get a bargain. Once again, The Body Shop have come through with the goods.

What’s your favourite face mask? I want to try more so leave your recommendations below.

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Love body shop! Not tried this though, I’ve used lush face masks which are great but I’ve heard such good things about this one I need to give it a try xx


I used to have the Mask of Magnaminty (?) from Lush, and loved it. This is similar, but I found the Lush one made my skin really red and sometimes aggravated. This doesn’t make my skin feel like that which is really good! Definitely try it out 🙂 xx

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