Product Type: The Body Shop body care
Newest Review: ... total. With the exception of the poor level of fragrance, I am extremely pleased with The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask and will be makin... more
A Warming Wonder
The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask
Member Name: maisie1992
The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask
Advantages: A perfect face mask; easy to use, remove and has long lasting effects
Disadvantages: The warming sensation doesn't last very long.
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.
Summary: An amazing face mask