Hi everyone, this has been one of the posts I’ve been meaning to write for so long. It’s super exciting getting back into writing about beauty. I have so many planned posts for the next couple months that I’m excited about writing.
It’s a big shock that I’m writing about stuff from The Body Shop, I know it is a really rare occasion that I end up shopping here. I have had this mask pretty much since it first came out so I’ve been using it a long time so I can give a totally honest review on it’s effects on my skin.
This Matcha Tea mask is described as a pollution clearing mask because of the matcha green tea and dandelion extract which apparently help remove pollutants and impurities. The mask is enriched with matcha green tea from Kakegawa, Japan, as well as dandelion extract and soothing Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico.
Whenever I open this tub it just smells of pure freshness, kind of grassy which is probably from the dandelion extract but I personally like this smell. It has a thick, easy to apply, creamy consistency with small loofa particles in for exfoliation. These parts don’t feel harsh or sore when exfoliating with the mask on in any way.
The main thing I noticed after using this mask was how clean and refreshed my skin felt. ‘Pollution clearing’ is in the name but I was still pleasantly surprised and my skin felt nice for days after as well.
I have combination skin so sometimes (most of the time) my skin is super oily but in parts my skin is dry on my face and this mask doesn’t irritate it at all. I occasionally suffer from the odd break out and this mask is perfect for putting using as well. I’ve noticed blemishes are really reduced after using this mask.
I live in Glasgow now where there is really high levels of pollution so I really try to use this at least once a fortnight.
I feel like with this mask impurities within the skin aren’t drawn out like the Himalayan Charcoal mask does but this is more of a deep cleaning mask. This is a very nourishing mask designed to leave skin feeling soft, clean and radiant.
This mask can be a bit tingly when you’re applying it or when it is on but that’s just it getting the dirt out. The tingling feeling is quite a cooling sensation rather than an irritation feeling. The mask really sinks into your skin as you use it and it is noticeable when you go to take it off the longer you leave it on. I have a very bad habit of getting lazy with face masks and leave them on far longer than I’m supposed too.
I would recommend this mask to anyone as it is totally worth it. I get that £17 is a lot to splash on a face mask and I wouldn’t spend that kinda money either if I didn’t know it would be good. I’d love to hear if anyone else has tried this mask or any others from The Body Shop!
Hope you enjoyed reading,
3 thoughts on “The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Facemask Review”
I LOVE your review! This does sound like an amazing mask and I’m not going to lie, for £17 it bloody should be! 😛 I was going to pick it up on my birthday with my £5 voucher but left it due to having face masks to last me aggges.
I’ll definitely get this for myself as a treat to myself in the future! 😀
I’ve been meaning to pick up one of the masks from this range for the longest time now. I love the sound of this one. My skin is quite dry so hopefully it works well for me too! x
I really enjoyed reading this review Siobhan, I love the body shop products so I’d be really interested in trying this out! I live in London as well, which is also very polluted so I think this would be great for my skin and getting rid of all the impurities.
Love, Cally x