The Body Shop | Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask
Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask from The Body Shop
So recently I was sent a product to try from one of my favourite places in the whole world – The Body Shop.
I have been a Body Shop addict for yeeeears, having owned (honestly) over 100 Body Shop products. It all started with their Melon Lip Balm, which I purchased at a Body Shop party when I was around 15 and going on to purchase every body butter I could get my hands on. The obsession became real.
So you can imagine how stoked I was to receive the Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask, in its beautifully bougie packaging. I love the glass containers these Spa of the World products come in and this is just as classy.
Sleek dark brown glass packaging with a nice simple label design and a good, sturdy lid – important for making sure your expensive face mask doesn’t dry out.
I do with they had put the instructions on the packaging though. I know this sounds daft cause y’know, face mask is fairly self explanatory, but it would have been nice to know whether I was waiting for it to fully dry (which it doesn’t) or whether I needed to be careful not to leave it on too long (I left it on a LONG time) so yeah, just would of been handy. I’m guessing the instructions were on the box, but mine was crushed in the mail so I recycled it pretty much immediately.
The description & Instructions on the Body Shop website state:
“Enriched with matcha green tea from Kakegawa, Japan, dandelion extract and soul-soothing Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico, our indulgently creamy, 100% vegan masking formula deeply purifies, gently exfoliates and liberates your skin from the weekly build-up of city pollutants and everyday impurities.”
“Remove make-up and cleanse the skin. Smooth an even layer of your mask using our Facial Mask Brush or your finger, avoiding the eyes and lips areas. Apply to your neck and décolleté too if desired. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off mask with warm water in circular motions to gently exfoliate. For optimal results, use 2-3 times per week.”
The Mask has a nice little insert in there to keep it a little more protected.
I was pleasantly surprised at the minty green shade of this mask, I expected super bright Matcha green and I’m glad it was a more subtle colour. This has a very fresh, slightly earthy scent to it. There’s almost a minty element to the smell, but it really does smell like fresh air which adds to the all round anti-pollution theme of this mask.
The mask goes on much, much thinner than I expected. This is a positive thing for me as I can’t stand having mass amounts of stuff on my face for any period of time. This goes on like a thick moisturiser and as mentioned before, doesn’t actually fully dry, which again I like as it feels like there is constant moisture on your skin.
Check out my sexy no eyebrow face mask selfie!
Now I actually left this on a LOT longer than I usually would, which is testament to how comfortable and light it is. I left this on for around 2 hours as I was working from home and just catching up on emails etc. I genuinely forgot it was there for a while but when I eventually washed it off I’m sure there was a tiny amount of lather there, I basically rubbed it in with warm water and then rinsed it off.
Never before have I used a face mask where I’ve felt such an immediate difference. I added a little organic seed oil moisturiser (from Handmade Naturals – review here) once I had dried my skin and 8 hours later I was making my sister feel my face because it genuinely still felt really hydrated.
This genuinely feels great, like I’m seriously astonished. My face feels a little oily by the end of the day but that is definitely not unusual for me.
Worth £17? Actually, yes I think so. I will give it a few more tries before I fully decide, as it is a little pricey but I can see myself recommending this to a lot of people.
What do you think, reckon this is for you? Have you tried it? I’d love to know what you thought of it!