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Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Face Mask / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      02.08.2013 22:12
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      Something For The Cold Winter Nights

      I have always been a fan of The Body Shop although I have found that the older I get, the less I tend to treat myself. I was shopping last weekend when I came across a product that caught my attention - the warming mineral mask!

      Packaging
      The warming mineral mask comes in a plastic tube with a clear flip top lid. The tube is a pale grey colour with a darker green section which contains the writing. The writing reads "The Body Shop" "Warming Mineral mask" suitable for all skin types. Also written on the tube is "'with Kaolin clay to deep cleanse and a thermal complex to warm the skin. No added colour or fragrance. The plastic tube is flexible so the mask can be squeezed out easily and the lid can be removed to ensure you can squeeze out the last traces of the mask. The product is about 5 inches size, and 100ml in size.

      Cost
      As already mentioned, I bought this product last weekend and it cost me £7.30 which to be honest, is a little more than I would have liked to have spent but if I spent over £12 I got another item free so I decided to take the plunge, having already decided to buy a £5 item!

      Product Claims
      According to the packaging: This self-warming mineral mask combines Kaolin clay and essential oils to draw out impurities and deep cleanse the skin. Zinc oxide soothes and protects whilst glycerine helps soften and prevent moisture loss. This product also contains algae, Vitamin E and extracts of cinnamon, ginger and zedoary.

      Applying The Mask
      The mask itself is a grey/light green colour and has a fairly thick. Almost tacky consistency. To be honest, the mask doesn't really have much of a scent, if I had to place the smell, I would say it smells similar to clay and also smell slightly of some type of essential oil. Although the scent is faint, it is still pleasant. There are instructions for applying the mask on the back of the tube and it's all pretty straight forward to be honest. One thing you need to remember is that warming masks are activated by water so you need to apply the mask to a cleansed, wet face.

      To apply the mask, you simply squeeze some of the mask onto your fingers and apply it to your damp face, s
      spreading evenly, and being careful to avoid your eyes and lips. Due to the thick consistency of the mask, you do need to squeeze with a firm hand to actually get the product out of the tube.

      As you apply to mask, you can feel the warming sensation spread across your face. It is such a pleasant sensation, and although it does seem to become quite warm, it does not reach a temperature that is uncomfortable. The warming sensation only lasts as long as you are spreading the mask across your face. Once the movement of the mask stops, so does the warming sensation.

      I tend to leave the mask on for 5 - 10 minutes. Oddly enough, the mask doesn't appear to 'set' it just remains the same consistency which means rinsing the mask of is very easy. Personally, I wet a flannel and ran it across my face a few times and then washed the flannel out in the sink - simple.

      Summary
      I was really impressed with the results I got from the product. Quite often when I use face masks, my skin is left feeling tight and I end up wishing I hadn't bothered using the product. This product left my skin feeling exceptionally soft, to the point where it actually felt really soft to touch as well. It looks really healthy and hydrated and certainly gave me a 'glow'. I have smile lines round my mouth and this mask also seems to make them fad somehow.
      I would highly recommend this mask. Although I initially thought that £7 was expensive, I can see that this one tube will last me a number of months because you only need to use the smallest amount and I will only be using it once or twice a week as recommended. The results from this mask are absolutely amazing, I'm certainly hooked. Another great thing about this product is that it is not tested on animals, big thumbs up from me!

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        17.02.2013 10:39
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        A gorgeous warming face mask

        For as long as I can possibly remember I have set aside an hour every Sunday where I will enjoy a much needed pampering session in the comfort of my home. Each of my pampering sessions consists of a face mask and whilst I generally tend to purchase those from Montagne Jeunesse, my eyes were recently drawn to The Body Shop's Warming Mineral Mask, which is suitable for all skin types and this review discussing my experience with using.

        I'm a huge fan of warming masks, as they offer a wonderfully soothing and comforting sensation especially during the cold winter months. The mineral mask is suitable for all skin types and we are provided with 100ml, which is contained within a sturdy plastic tube that neatly sits on a flip top lid. I would describe my skin as T-zone, as I suffer with oily areas on my forehead and nose with dry patches on my cheeks and whilst I rarely suffer with spots, I have a few large pores situated beneath my nose, which are prone to clogging and can often develop into blackheads.

        During my teens I suffered with spots and as my skin was oily, I made the unfortunate mistake of excessively cleansing, as I believed that if I dried it out the spots would disappear. However, my actions caused the exact opposite, as my skin naturally produced more oil to make up for what I had stripped away. Consequently, I am now very careful when choosing new products and will only buy those suitable for my skin type. The lid is easily flipped open to enable me to dispense the creamy white mask with its initial consistency resembling that of a fairly thick body lotion.

        As directed, I apply a generous layer to my cleansed and wet skin and as soon as the mask makes contact I am able to witness the delightful warming effect. It is easily spread over my wet skin, which causes its texture to become a little thinner although this does not affect the application process. It was only when I initially used the mask that I was aware of its kaolin clay content; an ingredient which I find very favourable, particularly when my skin is feeling a little drier than usual. I had been looking forward to witnessing the aroma, which I had anticipated to be quite powerful as well as festive, particularly due to its inclusion of ginger and cinnamon essential oils. However, I must admit that I was a little disappointed, as I was barely able to recognise either fragrance as all that was evident was a very slight spiciness.

        Whilst the mask is wonderfully warming on my skin during the application process, this sensation is short lived, which is rather disappointing although I must admit that I have achieved very similar results from other brands that I've used. Unfortunately, the mask should remain on the skin for only five minutes, which isn't long enough for me, as it doesn't give me enough time to chill out and relax, but as directed I remove it with some warm water. This is an easy and quick process similar to that with removing a cleansing cream, particularly as the mask hasn't been on my face for very long and has therefore, not begun to dry.

        Despite the face mask being on my skin for such a short period of time, I must admit that I am quite impressed with the results, as the warming effect, albeit temporary, opens my pores enabling the mask ingredients to deeply penetrate and work their magic. The clay delivers its effective softening, smoothing and moisturising properties and this is clearly evident each time I use the product, as the surface of my skin always feels velvety soft to the touch as well as being sufficiently hydrated. Furthermore, I discovered that the oils of both the ginger and cinnamon are intended to invigorate the skin and due to the warming effect of the clay causing the pores to temporarily open, I feel assured that both ingredients have played their part in deep cleansing and invigorating my skin as well as removing any excess oils. In addition, the appearance of my skin is brighter and more radiant, which is always a good thing for me, particularly as I am always so pale.

        I favour the fact that the pores are temporarily opened, particularly as many of my pampering sessions will initially begin with me steaming my face over a bowl of boiling water before I apply my beauty products. As a result, my cleansing products and face masks can reach deep down into the pores and subsequently, remove any dirt and grime. However, I will always complete my pamper session with a toner in order to close the pores. Whilst the aroma of the ginger and cinnamon are barely evident when I apply the mask, I love the fact that I am able to witness a delicate cinnamon aroma nestling on the surface of my skin following its removal.

        It is recommended that the mask be used either once or twice a week and due to the length of time it remains on the skin I am able to apply it whilst having my mid-week bath as well as during my Sunday pampering session. Despite having used the 100ml tube for well over a month on a twice weekly basis and The Body Shop advising to apply a good layer, I have a fair amount remaining, so anticipate that the remainder will offer at least twenty applications in total.

        With the exception of the poor level of fragrance, I am extremely pleased with The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask and will be making a further purchase as soon as I am in receipt of an online discount code, particularly as the tube retails at £10. However, I don't suppose this is too bad when you consider the fact that you can obtain approximately twenty applications. I feel a four star rating to be appropriate and if The Body Shop were to improve the strength of fragrance I would have no hesitation in upgrading my rating to a full five stars.

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          15.08.2012 12:55
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          An amazing face mask

          ...Product Description...
          The Packaging is simple and elegant. The tube is of a pale greenish grey colour which is the same as the actual product and the tube is designed to be stood on its lid which I like because I feel like less product will be wasted. The text on the front is straight forward and practical telling us the product is a self warming, deep cleansing kaolin clay treatment" for all skin types. On the back in small quite hard to read writing we discover the product contains; ginger, cinnamon, algae and essential oils and there is also instructions for how to use the product.

          The actual face mask is very thick and you have to squeeze the tube quite hard to get it out of the bottle which is definitely better than the product being too runny. The product is the same colour as the tube and has a slight shine to it and has a lovely smooth consistency.

          ...My Experience Using this Product...
          When you first apply the product you immediately notice the warming sensation which is very nice indeed and you also feel like your really treating your skin to something luxurious. Although the warming sensation doesn't last very long in fact I'd say it lasts less than a minute which is a little disappointing. The instructions recommend you apply a thick layer which really you have to do because the product doesn't spread very far or very easily. I've used this product several times and have never found it to make my skin feel tight or for the mask to crack like other clay face masks do and you can almost forget your wearing it.

          The product does have a very subtle spicy sent which I'm pretty sure is the cinnamon. You apply the product to clean wet skin and I assume its the moisture on your skin which causes the warming sensation and you are recommended to leave the product on for 5 minutes before rinsing off well I've used this product several times and have found no adverse effects of leaving it on for longer than 5 minutes. I usually use this product when relaxing in the bath and wash it off after maybe 15 or 20 minutes with no problem.

          The product is easy to remove with clean warm water and doesn't sting or irritate the eyes if it comes into contact with them. Even when washing the product off my skin I could already feel the difference it had made to my skin. My skin was left feeling soft and I felt like it had had a really deep clean. My skin also felt firmer and I spent the rest of the day not needing to apply and kind of foundation as my skin had gained a nice even colour which it sometime lacks and it generally looked brighter and more radiant than it had in a long time.

          ...Value For Money...
          The product can only be purchased for The Body Shop and is usually priced at £9 for a 100ml tube however I brought this product when I had a voucher for £10 off when you spend more than £25. Although £9 a tube is expensive I probably will purchase this product as it is a real delight to use and I think the tube is going to last me a long long time especially as it's a product that isn't designed for every day use but perhaps weekly use. I hadn't found a face mask that I'd enjoyed using and had been easy to remove with long lasting visible effects but now that I have regardless of the price it will always be in my bathroom cupboard.

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            26.07.2012 13:16
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            This mask is warming and relaxing

            I exchanged my annual Body Shop Christmas gift (ungrateful aren't I?) loofah and flannel for something useful- a face mask!

            I decided on their Warming mineral mask for it's 'deep cleansing' properties, and at £9 for 100ml (at the time of writing on the Body Shop website) it happened to be the same price as my return items. The Body Shop is famed for it's animal and human ethics and also for using natural ingredients so therefore I don't mind the prices which can be more than similar products.

            The mask comes in a grey tube, there's no clear plastic so you can't see how much is left in it. It has the usual Body Shop logo in dark green and the label tells us it's a 'Warming mineral mask' that it's self warming, deep cleansing and is a kaolin clay treatment- all written in dark green. The tube itself is made from quality soft plastic making the contents easy to squeeze out. On the back there's information about what it does ie 'Warming to open pores, ginger and cinnamon oils to invigorate and algae to purify and condition and is suitable for all skin types'. The list of ingredients is under the label. The lid is clear plastic with a sturdy flip top and is wide enough for standing.

            The mask is slightly cream coloured with a light herbal scent- not unpleasant but rather nice and not strong smelling. The consistency is very thick and very creamy- it's almost greasy feeling. It doesn't feel chalky or gritty in any way.

            The instructions tell us to 'Apply a generous layer to clean wet skin, leave for 5 mins and rinse'. I apply a thickish layer- you don't need much this tube has lasted me a couple of months using once a week. My face goes immediately warm but unfortunately it cools down pretty quick. It doesn't dry hard, it stays the same this makes it easy to wash off. It rinses away quick enough but I do find using a flannel beneficial.

            My face feels really clean, I don't know about opening and cleaning my pores though- they look the same to me but my complexion is definitely brighter. It doesn't dry out my skin but leaves it smooth and soft. There's no irritation and it doesn't give me spots.

            The heat element of it is very relaxing and I often put it on in the bath.

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            11.07.2012 21:29
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            I adore this

            I adore Body Shop products and a firm favourite of mine is their Warming Mineral Mask. This costs me £7.50 per 100ml tube. I first stumbled across this as it was a sample-sized tube in a gift pack I received free about one year ago. I tried it for the first time and I simply loved it and knew I would have to go back to the store to buy a regular sized tube.

            This mask is fantastic because it does everything. By that, I mean it boosts my circulation, it deeps cleans my pores,, it takes out the impurities from my skin and it makes my complexion glow. It is a fantastic mask to use once every now and again if your skin is looking bit drab and in need of a pick me up. It's fast acting, easy to use and certainly improves the appearance of my skin.

            As this is a warming mask, you have to apply it slightly differently to the way in which you would apply a 'normal' face mask. I simply remove all traces of make up from my face by gently cleansing and toning beforehand. I then gently dampen my face and neck with a clean facecloth before I apply the mask. As this is a heat releasing mask, it is vital that you first dampen the skin beforehand, otherwise the mask won't be as effective.

            This cream contains a substance called Zeolite, which has the ability to create heat on your face when used with water. I simply apply a thin layer of cream all over my face and neck, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area and the lips. I have to say, as soon as I apply a tiny bit of this mask, I can immediately feel a tingling and warming sensation on my skin as it begins to work. This is not unpleasant by any means, but it is certainly a strange sensation if you haven't used a warming mask before. I have used the Olay warming mask several times before so I knew what to expect.

            I allow the mask to do its work by lying on the couch and relaxing for approximately five minutes or so. The first time I used this product I felt my eyes smart ever so slightly. I have no idea why this should have happened, as I hadn't placed the cream anywhere near to my eyes, but I'm happy to report this didn't occur on subsequent applications.

            After approximately five minutes have elapsed, I simply remove al traces of the mask by carefully and gently wiping my skin with a clean damp cloth. The result is a fresher looking and a healthier glowing complexion. I finish off with a light coat of moisturiser.

            This is a gorgeous mask and is suitable for most skins and as it's from the Body Shop, it's not been tested on animals and contains no harmful substances. I adore this facemask and have used several tubes and constantly recommend it to friends and family.

            Try it - I am sure you will love it.

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            07.09.2010 22:33
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            Potentially a fantastic product.

            This product intregued me so much and I was very happy to try it out when I got it free with my Body Shop order.

            The paste itself is clay and is quite thick and white. It feels very smooth and is easy to apply. You are supposed to apply it to a cleansed, wet face in order for it to warm up properly. I did find it odd as it didn't particularly dry onto my face, but it was lovely to use. You feel it working the minute you put it on your face, and the warming sensation is quite pleasant. I think it will be nice to use when you need warming in the winter.

            I didn't find that this product made much of a difference to the way my skin felt or looked. It did deep clean and was pleasant to use, but I think it just wasn't for my skin type. I have oily skin but i've heard this is brilliant for sensitive skin. I did feel like it was gentle and wouldn't flare up my very red skin tone.

            The packaging feels very high quality, much like most of The Body Shop products. It has a flip top lid which does get messy quite quickly.

            Would I buy this again? No, but simply because I feel I could find one to suit my skin type. I think it would be a lovely product to use if you had normal or sensitive skin and has certainly encouraged me to look into other face masks from The Body Shop.

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            03.06.2010 22:09
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            As an occasional treat great value for money and a good gift for a hamper

            At £7.50 for 100ml you would think that you will be priced out of this mineral mask but you would be wrong. The body shop site is somewhat conflicting on the use of this product with one tab suggesting that you apply the product with "just enough to cover the skin" whilst another tab states that you should apply "a generous layer", either one is fine but I personally like to apply a considerate layer to my skin as I like the way that the clay feels against my face.

            The mask is applied to a cleansed, wet face and warms up on contact with the skin. You should never use this product on the sensitive areas of the face, the ingredients are ginger, cinnamon oil and kaolin clay, the ginger and cinnamon oil providing the warmth (alongside the main warming ingredient Zeolite) and the glorious scent (which may be a little strong for some) whilst the minerals in the clay act as a deep cleanser which also draws out impurities from the skin.

            Suitable for all skin types and when used as an occasional treat, rather than 1-2 days a week as suggested, the mask does last a very long time and my skin always feels smoother and softer after using it. The warming effect leaves me feeling relaxed and is perfect to use when having a long soak in the tub.

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            15.03.2010 11:27
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            Best face mask ever!

            Me

            I love face masks and was immediately drawn to this product when I saw the word 'warming'. I had visions of some warming treatment similar to that of a spa treatment.

            What is the 'warming mineral mask'?

            This is a face mask that magically warms itself when it comes in contact with your damp skin. It deep cleanses your pores leaving you feeling fresh and clean. Your skin will appear smooth, soft and revitalised.

            Cost?

            It costs £7.50 for a 100ml tube. You can get 10% off with a Love your body card (see my review on it for full details). It comes in a plastic bottle which can be recycled by returning to a body shop store.

            What does it contain?

            Kaolin clay is the main ingredient which deep cleanses all skin types, drawing out impurities from the skin. It is a natural mineral that helps to revitalise and cleanse, whilst restoring the skin's natural balance. It also has feel-good ginger and cinnamon oil which keeps a nice but not over powering scent.

            Seaweed extract - Is renowned for its conditioning and hydrating benefits, whilst its non-oily nature makes it particularly suitable for normal to oily skin. Is said to present nature's most complete and balanced source of proteins, carbohydrates, mineral and vitamins.

            Zeolite - Releases heat on contact with water, providing the warming sensation on the skin that helps draw out impurities.

            How to use

            Cleanse your face first and leave damp. Squeeze some of the mask and apply directing to your face covering with a thin layer of the product. Leave for 5-10 mins then wash off. Be careful not to apply to eye or lip area.

            My opinion

            I love this product. I love how it warms on contact with my damp skin and leaves a warm tingly sensation. I have normal skin and found this amazing. It was not sore at all. It is easy to apply and a small blob goes a long long way so one bottle lasts a long time. Afterwards my skin felt smooth and very very clean. I would recommend to anyone.

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            09.11.2009 15:38
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            A deep cleanse for sensitive skin.

            This was given to me as a gift by a friend who swears by it, we both have sensitive skin and she said it was fantastic, so I was quite excited about trying it out.

            This product comes in a tube and it's a thick clay paste that is a white colour, a little seems to go a long way and you don't need much to get an even coverage on your face.

            If have to remove any makeup before you use this product, so I cleanse as normal. When you apply it your face heats up and you can feel it working almost instantly. I didn't find the process particularly relaxing, but I did feel that the product was giving my skin a deep cleanse.
            Personally I haven't found a deep cleansing clay mask that works so well on sensitive skin.

            The mask contains three key ingredients: kaolin clay, seaweed extract and zeolite.

            Kaolin clay deeply cleanses your skin and draws out impurities. It is a mineral that helps to revitalise and cleanse, whilst restoring the skin's natural balance. I'd certainly agree that this was correct.

            Seaweed extract is supposedly renowned for its conditioning and hydrating benefits, whilst its non-oily nature makes it suitable for normal to oily skin. Personally I'd be inclined to disagree with this, I find that after I've used this product my face feels drained of moisture, it certainly doesn't feel hydrated.

            Zeolite releases heat on contact with water, providing the warming sensation on the skin that helps draw out impurities. This is certainly true, the product warms up on your skin.

            When you remove it after five to ten minutes you can really feel the difference. The mask costs around £7.50 for a 100ml tube and I would definitely use this product again. I think it is good value for money and great for the occasional deep cleanse. However I wouldn't use it more frequently than every now and again, because I'd be worried that the product would drain my skin of essential hydration.

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            25.10.2009 09:00
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            Fantastic product, everyone should have this!

            I looked in the mirror this morning and thought - "Oh my God, my skin looks terrible!" - so I reached for this. Some of you may think 7.30am is an odd time to use a face mask (in fact, my kids did give me odd looks!) but this never fails to give my skin a lovely glow and more people will notice that through the day than if I'd done it in the evening. So here I am, sitting here looking like a ghoul and writing this review...

            The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask
            This face mask contains Kaolin Clay to deeply cleanse the skin and ginger and cinnamon which boost circulation and give you that lovely glow. It is designed as a once a week deep cleansing treatment for your face and is a perfect way to pamper yourself. Ths mask costs around £7.50 for a 100ml tube.

            How it works
            The mask is a cream which contains Zeolite, a substance that releases heat when it comes in contact with water. This warming feeling is not only pleasant but helps draw out the impurities from your skin by opening your pores.

            How to use
            Remove any make up and cleanse as normal (don't use toner though) then wet your face either with water or a facial spray (I use the Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist, just becuase I have it - but water is fine). This is important, don't apply this to dry skin as the heating effect won't work very well and it will be hard to apply.
            Smooth a little of the cream mask over your wet skin (you don't need to use a lot, it goes a long way and the heating effect still works with a thin layer so don't feel you have to plaster it on), avoiding your lips, eyes and not getting it up your nose!
            You will feel the heating effect instantly, as soon as the mask makes contact with wet skin - don't be alarmed (though it's a funny trick to play on your boyfriend if you can persuade him to use it!), the heat goes quite quickly.
            Go and relax for 5 minutes while the mask gets to work.

            After 5 minutes remove the face mask with a damp flannel or cotton wool and then rinse thoroughly with water. The mask doesn't dry on your skin so it is quite easy to remove. You may feel the heating action work slightly as you remove the mask because you have put water on it.
            Then follow this with a good moisturiser and... Ta-Da! Lovely clean skin with a nice healthy glow.


            My opinion
            Although I got this product for free it is one of the few Body shop products I have that I will be replacing when it runs out. I feel it really is worth the £7.50 as it will last ages. I love the warming feeling and my skin always looks really healthy for days after using this. Whenever I feel my skin is looking dull or I'm just in need of a little pampering, this is the first thing I reach for. Absolutely love it!


            NB - This may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

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              02.10.2009 22:48
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              a treat for your face, and fun to play with!

              A few years ago I was roped into going to a Body Shop party. I was determined not to buy anything, but when this product came out and we were encouraged to try a bit on the back of our hand, I was hooked.

              I quite happily gave up the £7+ for a little 100ml tube of clay (with other nice smelling things in it of course) simply because of the lovely warm feeling it gave when I put some on my hand. I couldn't wait to get my order and have it at home to try on my face. Just the thought of it promised relaxation and deep cleaning (which is what is promised)
              I think it helped that it was winter and freezing outside, as the warmth was the key draw!

              I continue to use this mask even now. I was not disappointed on that first use, as after washing my face and applying the mask to my face, I was met with the most relaxing warm (very warm!) feeling, and I was so sad when it ended. Tempting as it was to add more to get it back again, I wasn't willing to waste any! The mask doesn't harden like some face masks, but stays wet so it's easy to remove. The warm feeling lasts less than a minute, but is worth it.

              Does it deep clean my face? I'm not sure. My skin isn't great and I can't say it's helped to improve it, but I use it more for the relaxation side of it than anything else. When you have 2 young children, every little bit helps!

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              08.09.2009 20:24
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              Good face mask for occasional use

              I bought this face mask at a Body shop party I went to recently, as I had never tried it before and love testing out their products. It claims to deep cleanse your face and contains ginger, cinnamon and kaolin clay, and is suitable for all skin types which was good to know due to my sensitive skin.

              The tube is a light greeny grey in colour and contains 100ml of face mask for £7.30, Body shop recommend you use this once or twice a week but at this price I'd say it's not something you would want to use often, I use mine just every couple of weeks or when my face is feeling especially in need of a cleansing therapy session!

              The first time I used this I was quite excited, you cleanse your face first then leave it wet, and smooth a generous layer onto your skin using your fingers, avoiding the eyes and lips. It feels very oily as you are squeezing it out of the tube.

              I could feel it instantly warming my face up as I was applying it, it does get quite hot! For this reason it feels like your pores are getting a good deep clean!

              After 5 minutes you rinse it off (it stays wet and oily, it isn't meant to dry on) then continue with your normal skincare routine.

              When I use this I really feel like my pores have had a deep clean treatment, and my whole face feels smooth and glowing.

              This is a great face mask, but as I mentioned earlier due to the price I wouldn't use this as often as they recommend.

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                06.02.2009 14:49
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                A good product, too messy.

                A fantastic product. I have used masks since the dreaded puberty started as I get black heads, although not as much as I used now that i'm getting older. I am used to mud masks, lanolin masks that dry and tighten the skin. I have used moisturissing masks as well and they seem to work as well.

                This product comes in an easy to use tube, it is a clean to use tube with not crusting of the bottle around the tube. Opening and applying the product is easy but I found applying it with fingers far too messy. I applied this product with an old foundation brush and it is cleaner way of applying the mask & it lasts longer.

                It takes a minute for the mask to warm and when it does it has a odd smell to i but it isn't too strong. The product worked quite well on my skin and I got a few spots afterwards which is always a good sign. It felt strange that the mask didn't dry.

                Overall a good product and offers value for money but a little too messy for me.

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                06.12.2008 18:35
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                the best mineral mask I've ever used

                This mineral mask from the Bodyshop is just SO good I thought I'd write a review to tell others as it's good to share experiences on excellent products.

                I won't tell you about the ethics or history of the Body Shop as I'm sure everyone knows - I still get a good feeling about buying their products even though I can't afford to buy as many as I used to.

                I've had real problems with my 56 year old skin - the older it gets the more prone I seem to get to blackheads so I'm determined to get my face thoroughly cleansed & fresher-looking before Christmas.

                I paid £7.50 for 100ml of bodyshop's Warming Mineral Mask & can honestly say it's worth every penny.

                The tube is basic & easy to use, full instructions & ingredients are easy to read & most importantly - it works!

                The mask itself is thick & grey & smells more of something more to do with the chemist than the perfume department but it's not unpleasant by any means.

                Application is easy as long as you follow the directions & apply to wet skin.

                The effect is immediate - a lovely warm feeling all over the face - you can almost feel the face being cleansed of all it's impurities.

                As it's so thick I'd advise wearing a hairband & try to avoid the eyebrows.

                After 5 minutes just rinse with water - this has to be done quite thoroughly as the mask is much thicker than most on the market & therefore takes slightly longer to remove.

                The results were really good - my skin looked a much better colour, felt smooth & looked & felt much cleaner.

                Although £7.50 isn't the least you'd expect to pay for a mineral mask - this is certainly the most effective one I've ever used ( & I've used a lot in my time!)

                It looks as if you'll get about 12 really good treatments from this tube which is actually VERY good value.

                An added bonus, when it's -3 outside, is that you get a lovely warm face for 5 minutes & an even longer glow!


                summary
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                - worth every penny.
                - lovely warming sensation whilst on & a lovely glow to the face once removed.
                - great at removing impurities & leaving the skin soft & smooth.

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                  02.12.2008 00:30
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                  If your ever cold, use this face mask, it will warm you up!!!

                  I tried this mask at my friends house about a year ago, and i was wow'd by how good it was. It is for all skin types, and makes your skin feel clean and refreshed after.

                  **Why I love this product so much**

                  I love face masks, i have been using face masks for years, but i had never come across one that warms up while you are rubbing it on your face, its truly magical :-)

                  I have never had brilliant skin, and when i started using this product i wasn't expecting much, however, one year later, my skin is looking alot better, and i'm not just saying that. I don't have much of a beauty regime, so it can't be from all the other non existant products i'm using.

                  Whats in this magical mask:-

                  Kaolin clay - which deeply cleanses your skin, whilst drawing out impurities and restoring the skins natural balance.

                  Zeolite - i'd never heard of this before, but it releases heat on contract with water.

                  Seaweed Extract - conditions and hydrates your skin, and due to its non-oily nature makes it suitable for normal to oily skin.

                  The mineral mask is a thick grey colour, and once you apply it to your face, you will love it. It must always be applied to wet skin, and after leaving for 5 minutes, rinse off. You will be shocked the first time you use it, the hot sensation on your face is like none other. The mask doesn't dry on your face like other masks, so its not uncomfortable to wear, you will probably forget its on your face, i do.

                  Washing it off can be a bit of a pain, adding water just adds to the mask, and you end up just rubbing the mask into your face more. I find the more water i use to wash it off helps prevent this.

                  ** The Packaging**

                  The product comes in a green/grey tube, and has green writing on the front. The lid to the tube is a plastic lid, and is very easy to undo. The writing on the front reads, 'The Body Shop Warming Mineral MASK' with the main details of the product underneath. On the back of the product is has lots of green writing about the product, the benefits etc and also has the words 'Against Animal Testing'.

                  The tube comes in 100ml and cost £7.50 on The Body Shop website/store.

                  ** Overall**

                  You may think the mask is quite expensive, but because you only need to use it once or twice a week, it really does take about six months to use the whole thing up.

                  Another good thing is after you have used it, it will feel like you've been to a salon for the facial mask, it leaves your skin feeling so soft and revitalised.

                  The only thing i don't like is its sometimes difficult to squeeze the mask out the tube. I squeeze it hard sometimes, and nothing comes out. If you keep squeezing it will come, but eventually.

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