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I went into the body shop as I know it has a good reputation and I was actually after something in particular. My skin at the time had been quite dry and in certain areas my skin was almost beginning to peel which is horrible, especially when trying to apply make up. I went in and straight away I was greeted by a lovely young lady who said they were doing free hand massages, so I had one of those to start and it was lovely. I then went on to tell her that I wanted something for my dry skin and she was really helpful. I ended up purchasing this after I had told her I wanted something quite thick so that I can put plenty on without it wearing off straight away, and she suggested a number of things but I decided on this one in the end because of the extra vitamin E which I thought would only be good for my skin. When I tried this product at home I did like the consistency and application was very straightforward however after using this product multiple times I do feel that it wasn''''t doing anything particular at all, and although my drier areas had become slightly better, I definitely could have got the same results from a product that costs a third of what I paid for this one from the body shop. It did leave my skin soft but didn''''t really do a lot at all and ultimately I don''''t think it''''s worth the money at all. I bought this product ages ago and I imagine it''''s now in a drawer somewhere in which I hate to waste but will most likely end up throwing it away. A real shame but this product was quite a let down.
Reason for purchase
I bought this because it was quite cheap due to a website glitch plus I was drawn to the fact it claimed to be a sink in moisture mask that was suitable for all skin types.
The body shop is quite a well known company that is against animal testing .You can buy from them online and in store and as well as offering a loyalty card they also feature on quite a few cash back web sites therefore the products can be picked up at decent prices. They also seem to have website glitches quite often where the stock goes through at super cheap prices but whether or not that is accidental is debatable.
This product comes in a round pale pink pot with a screw cap lid. All the masks seem to come in pots designed that way with the only difference being the colour.I like how it's designed and think it helps identify the one you want quickly instead of being like clinque or that where certainly all the pots I have are I identical green packaging.
Now I have tried a few of the face masks.. some I loved,some I hated so I wasn't sure how this was going to be.my first impression was that it smelled rather nice-it has quite a strong floral scent. The product is a light pink color and is quite thick in consistency. I have dry skin and tend to use a face mask 2/3 times a week and this leaves my skin feeling hydrated. I would describe it as being better to apply at night time as it feels like it could be heavy for daytime use. Saying that in these harsher weather conditions we have had recently its fine for daytime use.
**Would I get again**
Probability not due to the ingredients list being quite long plus if it was at retail price there's so many better products out there.If i could pick it up cheap then possibly yes as its still a nice product.
I just love The Body Shop and am often visiting their store or website spending too much money on their products. Recently I saw a box set of different Body Shop items at a discounted price and just couldn't resist buying it, it contained some products I had been wanting to try for a while along with a few I had previously purchased. I was really happy that The Body Shops "Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask" was included in the set as I had used it last year and had really enjoyed using it. My skin has become pretty dry recently due to all this cold weather and I knew this product would give my skin that extra T.L.C it needed.
The Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask comes in a very girlie baby pink 100ml tub. The Body Shop logo is proudly displayed on the front along with the product name. The label on the top states that this product is suitable for all skin types and is an intense moisturiser which replenishes and protects. The sticker on the bottom of the tubs gives various pieces of information including a list of ingredients. Like all Body Shop products this has not been tested on animals and it also contains fair trade ingredients. It should be used within twelve months of opening.
The mask itself is light pink in colour and is of a thick sticky consistency. It has a very strong rose floral scent. I would actually say that this fragrance is a little too strong but I think this tends to be true of many Body Shop products and something I tend to expect and can be a pro or con depending on your own taste. Applying the mask is easy, a small amount is simply massaged into the skin. I would definitely say a little goes a long way, only a small amount is needed to moisturise the skin. The mask should then be left on for ten minutes, I have left it on a little longer when in need of a bit of extra pampering. Any excess should then be tissued off. I tend to use a couple of cotton wall balls as I feel tissue feels a little too rough, splashing the face with cold water and patting dry also works really well. As I mentioned before my skin has become a dry lately due to the cold weather, however I have noticed a distinct improvement since using the mask. My skin feels smooth and well moisturised, I also think i was a bit more of a healthy "glow". It works well at hydrating my skin and my skin is certainly less dry. I have not experienced a tightening as with some intense mosturises which I have used in the past. I only use this product twice a week as I don't really think it is suitable for daily use. I also think it is best used at night as it is a little heavy for a day cream. The label states this is suitable for all skin types but I disagree with this, the strong fragrance suggests to me those with sensitive skin may wish to give this one a miss. Those prone to greasy skin or break outs may want to be slightly wary when using this product also. All that being said I have had no adverse reactions whilst using this product, infact I really do like it. I will continue to use it a couple of times a week as I feel it has been beneficial to my skin during the winter but I doubt it is one I would use so much during the sunnier months. Priced at £12 for a 100ml tub I feel it offers good value for money, as only a small amount needs to be applied so this tub will last me for sometime.
If like me your skin is feeling the effects of this frosty weather I would certainly recommend this product. Those with sensitive skin may want to give this a miss though.
The Body Shops Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask (100ml) is available in most Body Shops stores and on their website at £12.00. Online delivery charges apply and cost around £2.99 for standard delivery.
I really love the body shop products, in particular their body butters and face masks. From previous products I have tried I know that they work and also contain no bad ingredients like some other cosmetic brands. The Body Shop are also against animal testing so you can use their products confidently knowing they havent hurt animals.
I bought the pamper collection as there was an offer on it and also a code from MSE so I only paid £26 including delivery instead of £80. In there was a 100ml pot of Vitamin E Sink - In Moisture Mask. I previously was not a huge fan of the vitamin e line smell, as it is quite soapy and just a touch flowery. The mask does not have any scrubbing or invigorating qualities, so if you are trying to get rid of any spots or dead skin then do not bother with it. If however you have really sensitive skin and just want to make your face feel very soft then this is the mask for you.
It comes in a small pink tub with a screw top flat lid, it has a list of ingredients and directions that can be found by peeling off the label on the bottom. It does have a moisturiser in the same brand but it did not come with this pack. I have found that using simple light moisturiser afterwards works really well for keeping your skin feeling supple and soft the next day. The brand of Vitamin E is baby pink for the tubs, and the actual mask comes in a cream form, that is really thick and wobbles like jelly if you shake the tub! Its really different from any peeling or sea scrub mask that I usually use, and although the smell is a bit clinical it does really work.
It costs £12.00 to buy on its own, which is quite a lot for 100ml!
I havent really noticed yet if it has clogged any pores, as it is really thick and gloopy. If you have trouble with spots then it probably wont help too well.
To use just clean your face, then put a thin layer on for ten minutes, after this then take it off gently with tissues do not wash! I would not buy this on its own but as part of the box that I received it was a nice surprise. It also looks nice in my pink bathroom and matches!
I like to adhere to a strict face care regime morning and night in order to keep the skin on my face in good condition. After much experimenting with different products over the last few months I have decided that The Body Shop's Vitamin E range suits my skin perfectly and I now use these products (aside from the toner which is a bit too harsh anyway).
It was whilst I was in one of their stores recently replacing some of these products that I came across this sink-in moisture mask. To be entirely honest I don't think this is something I would have picked up had it not been free but it was, so I did. Spending over £15 on skincare that day allowed me to take this 100ml pot of mask which normally costs £12 away with me for nothing. Given I was there to spend money on skincare products in the first place and this was from the range I was using I was obviously pretty pleased with this offer!
The mask comes housed in a pale pink circular plastic pot which resembles the packaging of the rest of the Vitamin E range. Aside from this pot being larger it looks identical to my Vitamin E Night Cream. Around the sides of the pot is the green The Body Shop Logo along with the product name and the plastic screw on lid repeats this information whilst telling us this is suitable for all skin types and that it provides 'intense moisture replenishment and antioxidant protection'. I wouldn't say I particularly suffer with dry skin on my face but there's always room for improvement moisture wise so I was keen to see what results this would have. I do suffer with sensitive skin but didn't find myself too worried about this reacting badly to my skin as I've tried a few creams from this range which haven't done me any damage.
Opening the lid reveals a white cream with a very slight hint of pale pink to it which, as with the rest of this range, has a baby lotion scent to it which I find rather soothing and pleasant. The mask looks like a very thick face cream and certainly isn't what immediately jumps to mind when the words 'face mask' are spoken.
This goes on just like a face cream too. I simply dot this around my face using my fingers and then rub in making sure everywhere is covered. It doesn't leave any visible traces and does, as the name suggests, 'sink in' to my skin. Having said that it does leave my face looking wet and I can feel it when I'm wearing it. It's not uncomfortable or anything; it just feels like a really heavy night cream in my opinion and has a slight cooling effect too which is rather nice.
The mask should be left on for ten minutes after which time you can simply wipe this away with a tissue. It's very easily removed with this method but I do tend to go over my face with a face wipe afterwards just to ensure the entire mask has been removed.
It does leave my skin feeling really soft and hydrated but then, so do my day and night creams. This doesn't really have any other benefits and it doesn't bring anything new to the table so to speak. I do from time to time wear this overnight and remove it in the morning as this does give lovely softening effects and allows me to save on my favourite night cream! I never find myself thinking about really wanting to use it though.
Some face masks I have used have given such good effects I've looked forward to applying it. This isn't the case with this one. It's not bad, it's just nothing wonderful. It doesn't offer me anything I can't already achieve using the many other face creams I have. If you do have dry skin then I would recommend this as I do think it would be quite helpful, I still don't think it is worth £12 though! Anything up to £5 would be acceptable I think but I definitely wouldn't pay more than that for it.
The good news is this didn't have any negative effects. My skin didn't break out and it's perfectly safe for my sensitive skin. I've also found this rather useful for when I've applied something which does irritate my sensitive skin. The cooling sensation is bliss on my burning face and it really calms my skin down again. It's a nice product, just far too over priced for the results it gives.
I have been suffering from dry skin, particularly around the eye areas for a few months now, as the weather has turned colder. The skin around my eye's can become itchy and dry and my eyelids often look a little flaky. I have tried other moisturisers but these have made no difference and sometimes make's my skin sore. I knew The Body Shop sold some fantastic skin care products so I visited my local store to see what they could recommend.
***THE MOISTURE MASK***
I explained my problem to the very helpful lady in the shop, and she took me over to the Vitamin E range and suggested a few products. She recommended the moisture mask as I could leave this on my skin over-night and I would only need to use it about 2-3 times a week, rather than use it every day. The mask gives intense moisture and replenishment protection for all skin types. The Vitamin E antioxident helps to keep skin moisturised, espicially in colder, harsh weather. The mask itself comes in a round, plastic tub which is pink in colour. It holds 100ml of the moisture mask and has a screw lid. On the lid it states what the product is and if you peel back the label you will find other information such as list of ingredients and how to use the product.
The lid unscrews easily to reveal the moisture mask which is a light pink in colour. It reminds me a little bit of jelly as it seems to wobble quite a bit in the pot. The mask has a light scent to it, which is quite pleasant and the mask also has a shine to it as well, as though it contains water or something similiar to make the product look slightly glossy.
This product is avaliable to buy from The Body Shop online and in-store. The price for the product is £12.00 for a 100ml pot of the moisture mask.
***USING THE PRODUCT***
Smooth a thin layer of the product onto dry, clean skin with your fingertips.Leave this for 10mins and then dab off with a tissue. I haven't yet used the product in this way. The member of staff in the shop suggested that I can smooth a thin layer onto my face and over my eye-lids before going to bed and this gives the mask chance to work over-night. This is how I have used this product.
After cleansing my skin and patting it dry with a towel, I gently dipped my finger tips into the cream which was on the lid. I didn't want to put too much on my finger-tips and seeing as there was some on the lid I used this. I applied the cream lightly to my face using my fingertips. The cream felt cold, which was refreshing but it also glided on really easily and felt smooth against my skin. The smell of the product stayed on my skin, how-ever I didn't mind this as the smell was light and refreshing. I found that with the moisture mask you only need to use a little, as it does go a long way. I was expecting my eye-lids and the area around my eyes to feel a little sore when applying the cream to these areas, which is where I was suffering from dry skin, how-ever it didn't irritate or make the area around my eye's sore. After applying the cream I got into bed and went to sleep wondering what the results would be like in the morning.
I woke up in the morning and gently felt my face. My skin felt really soft and smooth. The skin on my face had never felt so good. It felt moisturised, silky and less tight around the ey area from the dry skin. I dashed to the mirror and looked at the results. My skin looked smoother and moisturised, and the skin around my eye area was no longer flaky or dry. I was really surprised at how quickly the cream worked. I was very impressed.
I have continued to use the cream 3-4 times a week, and this is now my 2nd week. My skin has never looked and felt so good before, there is definately a huge improvement to my skin than what it was before I started using the cream.
This mask is pricey and at first i was unsure about spending so much on it, how-ever it was a fantastic buy and the cream last's for ages. I have been using it for 2 weeks as you only need to use a little each time, it doesn't even look like I've used any at all. The mask has improvement my skin a lot and has banished any dry patches that i was experiencing before. Another bonus I have noticed with using this product is that since using it, I haven't had any break-outs or spots appear, which is also good. I am going to continue using the moisture mask and would highly recommend it to others to use, espicially if you are suffering from dry skin. Although my dry skin has now gone, I will carry on using it and it makes me face feel and look smoother. I have quite sensitive skin, so was worried about using this product at first, how-ever it didn't cause any skin reaction with my skin and was kind & gentle to my skin. The mask also keeps my face feeling moisturised which is a bonus when applying make-up such as foundation as I find I get a better coverage and it looks more natural. I give this product 5 stars!
(review also on ciao)
After having my little one I found myself not only tired but my skin was paying for all the resent changes in my life.
After doing a bit of research I found that The Bodyshop was offering 40% off their Vitamin E collection (online) as part of their 'Hidden Gems' campaign. So after reading their online reviews I decided to purchase the pack which includes this mask. Usually you would pick up 100ml for £11.00.
The mask contains: Vitamin E, Oraganic Soya Oil and Wheat Germ Oil. It has a subtle scent so suitable for those in particular who don't like strong scented items.
So let me begin with the packaging. It's simple in a nice shade of pink with a screw top lid. It wasn't sealed like their butters are but that wasn't a problem for me as I wished to use it straight away. The directions are in various languages, and straight forward.
The directions say to apply a thin layer of the mask and then remove with a tissue, however you have the option to leave it on over night-great so I decided to go for the overnight option. It also states you might feel a bit of coolness to your face.
I applied the light pink, silky but non-greasy mask to my face using circular motions to cleansed skin. Straight away I found the mask started to disappear into my skin. I applied a 'thin layer' as suggested. I didn't feel any cooling of the skin and before I even got into bed I noticed the mask had started to disappear.
After waking up in the morning I noticed the mask had gone. It wasn't on my pillow or duvet, so my skin needed a moisture boost. After cleansing my face I could feel my skin was soft and there was no dryness to be seen. Of course I don't expect my skin to stay this way unless I keep up a good routine. I am currently using it twice a week, however may need to increase the usage in the winter months.
Now would I purchase this at full price? At first I was unsure about spending £11.00 on a mask, however seeing how much my skin has benefited from the treatment I feel I can justify the spend as you only use a tiny amount compared to say a cheaper moisturiser. Also, I feel if I start caring my my skin now in my late twenties, I can potentially save a lot in the future by not having to buy higher priced products.
My review is based on my own skin, which is dry but I do get combination skin-this product hasn't made that part of my skin worse.
This pains me to right, because I loved bodyshop and ill say first - this had not put me off them in the slightest, just the product. However as you read on, youll see the customer service sawyed me to go off them a bit more..
I bought the vitamin e sink in mask upon the advice of one of the body shop staff in Hull. I explained how I get blemishes, and have dark pigmentation from past blemishes. I bought some of the tea tree range to fight the current blemishes, and some of the vitamin e range to combat the pigmentation left by past blemishes. She assured me they would be fine together, and the packaging does say suitable for all skin types, so I gave it ago.
The second, literally, I put this on my face I felt burning. And not the slight tingling you expect from some products (although you wouldnt accept it from vitamin e anyway). I washed it off immediatley and saw my cheeks and chin was red raw. My face was burning up. I can only describe it as sunburn because that is how I felt. I vistied my doctor who gave me Aqueous cream, which is a gel for burns, which helped the pain slightly. My face began to peel and flake from the irritation, and I looked and felt awful.
I decided to email bodyshops customer service explaining this, and after a week I never recieved a reply (it says you will recieve on in 48 hours) So I sent a second, and yet again a week later, no reply. This had upset me alot, as I always thought bodyshop where great on customer service, however now it appears they are great when you are buying, but not when you are upset.
If you try this, I think you should try a test patch first and if you feel even a slight tingle, wash it off! And dont always trust "suitable for all skin types".
The Body Shop Vitamin E sink-in moisture mask
I bought this product over the Christmas period when between the weather, the usual seasonal stress and decorating my flat my skin was far from its best condition. I went out looking for a bit of a skin pick me up and a nice soothing treat.
The body shop in general is a great place to shop with a huge range of different skincare products, make-up supplies and tonnes of special treats such as the moisture soak face mask I purchased.
--The how to bit--
I'm sure that everyone knows what to do with a face mask but here are my hints and tips anyway.
It is very simple and easy to apply, take a small amount and smooth a thin layer onto dry, clean skin. Then sit back and enjoy for 10 minutes or so, just after you have applied it you may experience a very pleasant and slightly cooling sensation. When you are ready to remove it, simply wipe away with a tissue, or as the shop assistant recommended to me that you could for a more intensive moisturising treatment, leave on overnight. Personally, I prefer to apply mine and then go sit in the bath with lots of bubbles and just enjoy feeling pampered for a while.
--Is it any good?--
This moisturiser does exactly what it says on the tin - so to speak. Personally, I have found that after I use this my skin does feel better, I don't tend to use it on a frequent basis just when the mood takes me and I fancy a little pampering session. It does sometimes leave my skin feeling a little greasy but this is easily cured by rinsing your face after use rather than just wiping it away as the instructions suggest. By rinsing it off I still get a really moisturised feel to my skin but none of the oily feeling.
I love the smell of it. It's got quite a strong smell that might put some people off but I find it rather pleasant. I'm smelling in now trying to put my finger on what it smells like but I can't quite explain it.
--So why does it make a good moisturising face mask?--
"Vitamin E - Is a naturally powerful and one of the best antioxidants that help protect the skin against damaging environmental elements, such as the sun, pollution and cigarette smoke. Helps neutralise free radicals, which are destructive molecules that attack cells and harm the skin.
Organic Soya Oil - Is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.
Wheat germ oil - Moisturises, nourishes and helps to condition the skin. As nature's richest source of vitamin e and provides additional antioxidant protection and moisturisation."
- Taken from the body shop website in regards to the product being reviewed.
I also use this particular face mask for my hands, when they are feeling a bit dry I cover them in the Vitamin E sink-in moisture mask and put on those gloves. Of course do this right before bed because you can't do too much more with your hands. I find that in the morning they feel a lot more softer and well moisturised. I have also used this as a hand cream but be careful a little does a lot, you have to leave it to soak in for a few moment and you'll find your hands are nice and smooth.
It is retailing for around £9.50 (in store anyway) for a 100ml tub, personally I have found with body shop's similar products that means about twenty or so uses. From looking around online I did notice that on the body shop website it has gone up in price and is now retailing for £10 for the 100ml tub.
If you like this product then there is also more products available in the same Vitamin E skin care range, such as a day cream and night cream, face wash and an eye cream - which is another one I own. It really is a nice moisturising face mask but it is also a really nice range of products on the whole.
--My overall opinion--
From reading some of the other reviews some people seem to love this one while others would have rather avoided it all together.
I am going to give this face mask a three out of five dooyoo stars. A score that I have said in other reviews is not meant to be a negative review just that I do enjoy this product I think it is pretty average in the grand scale of moisture masks I have tried. It did exactly what I wanted it to do but it didn't do anymore, my skin was moisturised and it did feel better there just isn't anything that memorable about this particular face mask.
Although I have oily skin, I feel that I need to moisturise regularly to help improve its appearance. I usually use The Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream, but on a recent visit to The Body Shop website, I noticed Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask. I had been looking for a mask anyway, so I thought I'd give this a go - I'm glad I did.
I have to admit that I was rather surprised to find many reviews that were all rather negative about this product. However, there's one point that I sort of agree with and that's the price. A 100ml tub costs £10, which for a mask is quite expensive. But, you don't need to use very much at a time, unlike most masks, so a tub of this will last you ages - I'm talking months on end! And, when I was purchasing this product, there was an offer on, so I got it free with other items. Bargain.
Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask comes in a little pink plastic tub and, as I've mentioned, you get 100ml. It's clearly labelled and states that it's for, 'All skin types'. The lid boasts, "Intense moisture replenishment and antioxidant protection.'
It has a very pleasant, light aroma, which is in-keeping with all the other vitamin E products that The Body Shop offer.
The cream itself is much like Vitamin E Moisture Cream, but it has a blancmange-like texture in the tub. It's very light and you only need to use a little at a time. I dab the tip of my finger in for each area of my face. The instructions - found on a small, round ticket on the bottom of the tub - say to use sparingly, leave on for 10 minutes, then tissue off. For a more intense moisturising experience, you can also let the mask sink in overnight. I use mine during the day, so I apply it about 5 minutes before my make-up to give it time to disappear.
On application, the mask feels very light and almost watery. It leaves your face tacky for about 5-10 minutes, unless you wipe it off. I haven't tried wiping it off as yet as I feel I need the moisture. Within 5-10 minutes, it has completely sunk in and it leaves the skin extremely soft and very touchable. I've been using it for about 2 or 3 weeks now, and I've definitely seen an improvement in the appearance of my skin. Even though I tend to have oily skin, this mask has not made it worse and has, in fact, seemed to keep the oil at bay. Others have said that this product is greasy, but I can honestly say that I haven't found that at all.
The Sink In Moisture Mask contains vitamin E, naturally, which is a great antioxidant and helps fight against environmental factors, such as cigarette smoke, pollution and the sun. It also, "Helps neutralise free radicals". It's said to, "...improve the smoothness of the skin" as well.
Organic soya oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which helps to restore the skin's natural moisture barrier. It should also improve the suppleness of the skin, which I have found to be true.
Lastly, wheat germ oil nourishes and helps to moisturise. I know from past experience that wheat germ oil is good for scarring, too. It's rich in vitamin E, providing extra moisture.
Interestingly, on The Body Shop website, you can review your purchases, and those that have bought Vitamin E Skin in Moisture Mask have mainly given it 5/5. The lowest score it's received on there is 4/5. I've reviewed some products on there before and all my comments -good or bad - have been published immediately, so they're not vetted. 94% of people would recommend this product to a friend.
In summation, this is a top quality product. I'm going to find it very difficult to find its disadvantages when I come to publish this review. It has smoothed and soothed my skin and increased its suppleness in just 2-3 weeks, applying it just once a day. Even at £10, I'm convinced that you're getting value for money. It does what it says on the tin, and it'll last forever. When mine runs out, I'll definitely be buying more.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Oryza sativa (Rice Bran Oil) (Emollient), Gossypium herbaceum (Cottonseed Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Triticum vulgare (Wheat Germ Oil) (Emollient), Glycine soja (Soybean Oil) (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Diglycerin (Humectant), Methyl Gluceth-20 (Viscosity Modifier), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Lecithin (Stabiliser/Emulsifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Farnesol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 14700 (Colour).
I got this product in a gift set, only a small sample size but that was enough for me.
This is one of the few Body Shop products that I really don't like, bet you weren't expecting that were you!
This is a facemask but unlike most that need washing off or peeling off this one doesn't. You can wipe off the excess with a tissue if you want but the rest is just left to sink in, as the name would suggest.
The Body Shops Vitamin E range is for all skin types so is meant to suit everyone, but don't get too excited! I have combination skin and this was too heavy for my T zone so anyone with oily skin should probably steer clear! Also anyone with sensitive skin should also not even consider trying this, my skin can be temperamental occasionally and this stung when I used it so would be very likely to cause a reaction for people with sensitive skin.
The idea is that this is for a moisture hit when your skin needs a bit of a pick me up. Think of it as the energy drink of skin care.
This comes in a pot containing 100ml and costs £9.50. My pot was a tiny 15ml and from the amount I used for one application I would say that a full size pot could easily do eighteen applications. That works out to about 52p per application. It doesn't sound so expensive now does it?
As a mask the idea sis a good one, in reality, not so much. This looks like a very wet thick cream when in the pot and once you start to apply it to your skin you can feel just how moisturising it actually is and it sinks in quite quickly, to start with. It soon seems to stop being absorbed and just sits on the skin. As you only need a thin layer it doesn't look like a mask just like you have smeared grease over your face.
It certainly doesn't look great but does it smell great? No not really but then again I am not a lover of the scent of roses anyway. It isn't a strong scent but it is very girly and as you are sitting with it on your face there is no escape from it. Although the scent isn't something I like don't be put off by it, as it isn't that strong and it isn't a huge feature of any product.
As I said before I found that this gave me a stinging sensation, this was unpleasant but I kept it on for a good twenty minutes before I used a tissue to remove the excess. The pot actually suggests leaving it on for ten minutes. The stinging wasn't because I left it on too long as you can even leave it on all night, that and the sensation started as soon as it was applied.
When I wiped it off I found that my skin was left feeling slightly smoother but still very greasy, I really didn't like this so had to wash my face and use toner to removed that oily and rather dirty feeling. That might all have been in my head but I really didn't find it in any way pleasing to the touch.
After cleansing and toning the difference was obvious and my skin was smoother and obviously more hydrated.
I did not have a reaction or any redness to the mask just the sensation that it gave but that went as soon as I had cleansed.
Would I recommend this, that all depends, it you have normal or dry skin with no sensitivity then yes I do but if you have any oiliness or sensitivity I do NOT recommend giving this a second glance.
I think that using a good night cream will give you almost the same result so I would suggest you save your money and use a little extra of what you already have.
Just the one star for this, a waste of time effort and money.
Other products in the Vitamin E range include;
Vitamin E Facial Cleansing Bar £2.50
Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash £6.00
Vitamin E Cream Cleanser £6.00
Vitamin E Gentle Cleansing Wipes £5.50
Vitamin E Exfoliator £7.00
Vitamin E Hydrating Toner £6.00
Vitamin E Moisture Serum £10.00
Vitamin E Moisture Cream £8.00
Vitamin E Protective SPF 15 Moisture Lotion £9.00
Vitamin E Face Mist £6.50
Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream £9.00
Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream £8.50
Vitamin E Tinted Moisturiser £8.00
Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask £9.50 (as reviewed)
Vitamin E Creamy Neck Gel £6.50
Vitamin E Eye Cream £7.50
Vitamin E Body Butter £12.00
Vitamin E Body Lotion £7.50
Vitamin E Hand & Nail Treatment £7.50
Vitamin E Lip Care SPF 15 £4.00
The Body Shop run a version of fair trade which they call community trade, they do not test on animals and they are involved with charities and foundations to try and make a difference.
The Body Shop have shops all over the place, to find your local store, buy online, find out more about this product, any other or more information on the charities and foundations that they are involved in take a look at their website www.thebodyshop.co.uk
The most wonderful product I have ever used on my face! AMAZING! excellent results--fine lines are gone. My combo skin is evened out. smells great. I now use this in place of a moisturizer AND eye cream--yes, it will help the fine lines around the eyes as well. Worth every cent!!! 5 STARS!!!!!!!
I don't usually 'do' face masks - they feel a bit claustrophobic, I never see a real benefit and most days I just don't have the time to be fannying around in the bathroom with pots and jars of stuff. However, I recently tried this product out and thought I might tell you a bit about it.
In case you're not familiar with it, The Body Shop's Vitamin E range is their 'suits all skin types range'. You name a skin product, chances are they've thought of it, formulated it and popped it in a nice pink pot for you.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin against damaging environmental elements, such as the sun, pollution and cigarette smoke. It helps neutralise free radicals - the destructive molecules that attack cells and harm the skin. It's also an excellent moisturiser that improves the smoothness of the skin.
The sink-in moisture mask also contains soya oil, which is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier. The Body Shop's soya oil is community traded (a bit like Fair Trade, but they also oversee the building of schools, clinics and the like in the communities they trade with) which helps a group of around 500 farmers to continue small-scale organic agriculture.
Another key ingredient is wheat germ oil, which moisturises, nourishes and helps to condition the skin. It is a rich source of vitamin e and provides additional antioxidant protection and moisture.
This product comes in a 100ml pot, so there's roughly enough for 20 applications, as you need a decent finger full when you apply it. When I opened it, my first thought was 'strawberry blancmange'. It's pink, opaque and a bit jelly-like. I found this a bit off-putting as I have a bit of an aversion to weird textures, but I pressed on regardless. When you scoop some out, it starts to melt on your fingers, so you need to slap it on pretty quickly. It smelled of the trademark Vitamin E scent - quite a floral, rose-like fragrance, but quite subtle, not as overpowering as some floral fragrances are.
The instructions say to just smooth over a thin layer and sit back for ten minutes. You can also massage t in and leave it on overnight if you want an intensive treatment, but I didn't fancy getting it on my pillows.
I did as the instructions said and was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting it to feel like a layer of grease - all warm and making my face feel all numb and weird. Instead I could still feel my face (phew!) and it was actually quite cooling. By the end of the prescribed ten minutes I itching, literally, to get it off - wearing a face mask always makes me really aware that I'm not allowed to scratch my face so in response my face gets all tickley!
I wiped off all traces of the mask with a damp flannel and had a good old inspection. There was no immediate difference - I didn't look ten years younger as I'd secretly hoped I would but over the rest of the evening I did notice my skin feeling a bit more 'plumped out' and not quite as dry as it often does in winter. I have combination skin (dry on the cheeks and neck, oily on the forehead, nose and chin) and it did seem to even out my moisture imbalance a bit. This effect lasted until the following evening, which I call a result. However, I feel like I have to point out that I can also achieve this effect with a Nivea moisturiser, which costs around £3 per 100ml, as opposed to the £9 per 100ml that the Body Shop's Moisture Mask costs.
In summary, I'd recommend this product - it's nice enough, but only if you're really into face masks. It didn't change my life enough to demand that you rush out and buy it.
Sink some antioxidant Vitamin E into your skin / Bring skin back to optimum moisture level with this intensely hydrating mask /