Product: T he Body Shop’s Seaweed Clay Mask Cost: £14
Hi all, hope you’re well and have had a great weekend.
Today’s post is going to be very different to that which you’re accustomed to on the blog, as I’ll be providing a review for a beauty product; the Body Shop’s Seaweed Clay Mask.
When it comes to facial skincare, specifically masks, my routine usually consist of homemade products using food ingredients, which are great for skin. The results are consistently good. Its only shortcoming is its inability to combat my prone-to-be oily t-zone, which isn’t a big issue for me. Oh yes, it can be messy too.
A work colleague recommended the Body Shop’s clay mask, so thought I’d give it a try. This product is said to be oil-balancing and deep-cleansing. Although I was quite hesitant, because I’m a “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” kinda person; a good number of the products I use are quite dated (she’s loyal, LOL). Occasionally I do feel experimental, hence why I decided to try it. Besides, it says it is oil balancing; more reason to try it.
The process of applying the mask was fine. It’s of a thick consistency, and you only need a small quantity to cover your face. It dries up in about a minute or so, so it’s not messy. I left the product on for about 15minutes, during which I was having some tingling sensation. This continued even after taking it off, leaving my face feeling sensitive; quite like the aftermath feeling you get from a bruise.
The general outcome was okay. I definitely can attest to the fact that it minimises the oil produced. In addition to that, it leaves your face feeling soft. Really and truly, my only issue with this product is the irritable feeling. This certainly won’t be bearable if you have overly sensitive skin. Personally, I won’t use this product weekly. Maybe fortnightly.
May I also mention that the search for this product was tasking, as most of the stores didn’t have it in stock, including the ones in Central London. I’ll suggest you order online.
Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts? What other face masks would you recommend, preferably oil-balancing? Your suggestions would be helpful.