The Body Shop Face Mask Review

I've had a bad day you guys. Filled with anxiety and panic and when I eventually got home, I was so thankful to be in my own safe space and seeing a little parcel waiting for me containing this little jar of goodness from The Body Shop. This is the Himalayan Charcoal Face Mask* and it literally couldn't have arrived at a better time - I soon popped it open to try along with a well earned coffee and a biscuit.

This product looks super posh and the jar is glass which I always think makes something that bit more special. There is also a protective plastic seal on the inside to stop the mask getting all inside the lid and it came presented in a little box (which unfortunately got a bit squashed in the post!) I used a makeup brush to apply this all over my face and I found this much easier than using my fingers because it's a lot less messy and easier to keep it away from your eyes and mouth. The mask itself smells incredibly fresh and there are flakes of green tea leaves and tea tree oil to really give your skin a proper treat. The charcoal is from the Himalayan Foothills and is great for drawing out excess oils and impurities. I also fully appreciate that this mask is 100% vegan.

It started to dry pretty quickly and it hardened up evenly across my face. If I looked closely in the mirror, I could see little oily dots where the mask had dried and what I can only assume was oil that had been drawn out. It was pretty cool to see! Once it was set, I left it for around 10 minutes and then it washed off easily with warm water. You can also use circular motions to exfoliate as you remove the mask for an extra smooth finish.

The mask costs £16 for a 75ml jar and if you use a makeup brush to apply the mask, it lasts a hell of a lot longer. I think I could easily get 10 uses out of one jar so there is definitely more product than there looks inside. There are also a few different scents from this range to try including Honey and Rose which sound so beautiful and I cannot wait to get my hands on them. Let me know if you've tried any of these before and what you thought of them - my face is so smooth now and even James has noticed!

Thanks for reading!

*This product was gifted to me by The Body Shop for their #daretomask Instagram campaign*


  1. I love reading your reviews. They are so descriptive and I can really get a feel for the product. Only problem is it makes me want to buy it all!

  2. I'm sorry you had such a bad day �� I'm always here if you need a chat. Great review, I love Body Shop products, I've never thought to use a make up brush to put on a face mask!
    Hels xx


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