The Body Shop – Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask – Review/Recenzija

Since we’ve covered the story of ” The Body Shop”, let’s continue to our first product review. 🙂 We’ll start of with the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask . So, here it goes ! 🙂

FYI – My shortest intro eva ! 😀

Packaging

So the mask comes in a sturdy amber glass jar with a a plastic black lid, all cozy snuggled in an anthracite grey/teal green cardboard box. The jar and box look very well made and you get a sealing disc with a pull tub to prevent the mask from drying up. Great quality for the price range. What’s most important, is that its packaging is “FSC MIX“-certified. This means the packaging is made from wood that comes from FSC certified forests, recycled materials or controlled wood. You get 75 ml of product made in UK, with a shelf life of 12 months after opening.

Maska se nalazi u staklenoj teglici boje ćilibara sa crnim plastičnim poklopcem, u antracit-sivo/tirkizno-zelenoj kartonskoj kutiji. Kvalitet pakovanja je odličan, pogotovo za njihov cenovni rang. Maska ima i mali podpoklopac da speči isušivanje maske. Ono što je najvažnije jeste što je sama ambalaža FSC MIX -sertifikovana. To znači da je za izradu ambalaže korišćen materijal kontrolisanog porekla, drvo iz FSC- sertifikovanih šuma, ili reciklirani materijali. Dobijate 75 ml proizvoda, sa rokom trajanja od 12 meseci nakon otvaranja, proizvedenog u Ujedinjenom Kraljevstvu.

About the product and the ingredients

This is a standard purifying clay mask. Firstly, to help with getting rid of all the gunk in our pores & exfoliate – you have the Himalayan bamboo charcoal, pumice and kaolin. Secondly, to calm everything down, any blemishes, inflammations to the skin, there is Tea tree oil, camellia, eucalyptus, aloe & menthol. And thirdly, green tea and Moroccan lava clay to detoxify, brighten the complexion, nourish and rebuild the skin. The product is 100% vegetarian & doesn’t contain parabens, paraffins, mineral oils or silicone. The product is dermatologically tested & not tested on animals.

Ovo je klasična maska za dubinsko čišćenje lica na bazi gline. Kada pogledamo sastojke, imamo himalajski ugalj od bambusa, kaolin i plavac, koji pomažu da se rešimo svih nečistoća iz pora, uz dodatno blagu eksfolijaciju kože. Da bismo umirili upalne procese na koži, imamo ulje čajevca, eukaliptus, kamilicu, mentol i aloju. Za regeneraciju kože, detoksikaciju i blistaviji ten, brinu se između ostalog marokanska glina & zeleni čaj. Proizvod je 100% vegetarijanski i ne sadrži parabene, silikone, parafin, mineralno ulje. Maska je dermatološki testirana & nije testirana na životinjama.

How do they test their products ?

As you all probably know, TBS is one of the first companies to refuse testing on animals. To ensure the efficiency of their products, they use several testing methods. To simplify the whole thing, it’s a combination of computer data analysis of materials, patch testing on lab made human tissue, and finally & controlled trials on people.

Kao što već verovatno znate, TBS je jedna od prvih kompanija u svetu koja je odbila da vrši testiranje svojih proizvoda na životinjama. Kako bi obezbedili efikasnost svojih proizvoda, koristi se nekoliko metoda testiranja. Uprošćeno, u pitanju je kombinacija kompjuterske analize već postojećih podataka o izvesnim materijalima, test probe na koži proizvedenoj u laboratoriji i testiranja na ljudima pod stručnim nadzorom.

Application & impressions

The mask is a thick grey matter with little black chunks of tea leaves. It’s really easy to apply, I use a synthetic mask brush, also from TBS, that works like a charm. The first thing you’ll notice, is that the mask has a potent eucalyptus smell, which is quite refreshing. When you apply it, you’ll feel a mild tingly sensation. This is completely normal and starts to fade, as the clay starts to dry and change color to a light shade of grey. You should keep it on for around 5 to 10 min. I usually keep it on until it dries completely, usually because I roam around the house doing other stuff. 😀 If you let it completely dry like that, it will take you more time to rinse off as it will be like cement on your face. 😀

Maska je u vidu guste sivkaste mase sa puno crnih komadica listova čaja. Dosta se lako nanosi, ja za to koristim takođe njihovu četkicu od sintetičkih vlakana za nanošenje maski, koja je isto odlična. Kada otvorite masku, prvo što ćete osetiti jeste intenzivni miris eukaliptusa. Naneta na lice, osetićete blago peckanje, koje je sasvim normalno i vremenom nestaje, kako glina krene da se suši. Masku držite između 5 do 10 min, ja je obično skidam tek kada se skroz osuši, jer obično u to vreme radim nešto po kući. Ako je ostavite da se skroz osuši, trebaće vam i više vremena da je isperete jer će se zacementirati kao i svaka glinena maska. 😀

The skin feels so bright and refreshed afterwards. It really leaves your pores clean, and if you had any blemishes it will calm the redness a bit. Most importantly, it never left my skin feeling dry, which sometimes happens with clay masks. I used it once a week, which is enough for my combo skin. Little goes a long way, so I’d say that the first jar probably lasted me around 3 months. Since I used it from late winter to spring, when my chameleon skin goes through all the phases, I think this mask would probably suit most skin types.

Mogu vam reći, koža je nakon ove maske zaista baršunasta i blistava. Pore su očišćene, a ukoliko ste imali neku bubuljicu, zaista blago umiri i crvenilo. Ono što je najbitnije, nikada mi koža nije delovala isušeno i zategnuto nakon korišćenja, što je česta pojava kod glinenih maski. Koristila sam je jednom nedeljno, što je dovoljno za moju kombinovanu kožu. Dosta se sporo troši, tako da bih rekla da mi je ova jedna teglica trajala oko 3 meseca. S obzirom da sam je koristila u periodu od kasne zime do proleća, kada moja kameleonska koža prolazi kroz sve faze, rekla bih da je pogodna za skoro sve tipove kože.

Any Remarks ?

Just a little advice : I would recommend to rinse off such masks over a washbowl (if you don’t have one of those sink strainers with really small holes), since it has a lot of tea chunks in it. This way you’ll avoid clogging your sink. This is something no one talks about when it comes to such rinse off face masks. 😀

Who remembers Ed, Edd n Eddy? 😀

U osnovi samo jedan mali savet : Predlažem vam da masku ispirate iznad nekog lavora (ukoliko nemate onu posebnu rešetku manjih otvora na slivniku), s obzirom da sadrži dosta komadića listova čaja… Na taj način ćete izbeći eventualno zapušavanje lavaboa. 😀

Do I recommend ?

Definitely ! My skin loves it, it’s not too expensive, little goes a long way, and most importantly, it does what it says on the box. Really have no issues with it furthermore, I’m actually on my second jar now. 🙂 I bought mine in TBS Romania for 117 lei ( around 25€ or 28$) , but you can get it at any of your local Body Shops.

Hopefully you liked this review ! 😀 Until my next post, have a wonderful week guys ! 😉

Definitivno ! 🙂 Moja koža je voli, nije preterano skupa i sporo se troši, a što je najbitnije – daje odlične rezultate. Zaista nemam nikakvih zamerki, čak staviše, upravo sam načela drugu teglicu. 🙂 Masku sam inače kupila u TBS prodavnici u Rumuniji za 117 lea ( oko 25 evra). TBS se međutim od ovog maja nalazi i na našem tržištu, tako da je sada možete kupiti i u Srbiji tj. u Beogradu na dve lokacije (nadam se uskoro i online, kao i u drugim gradovima Srbije jer našu državu ne čini samo jedan grad) po ceni od 3290 rsd.

Nadam se da vam se svidela recenzija – Do sledećeg posta, uživajte u lepom vremenu ove nedelje ! 😀

Disclaimer : I bought these products with my own money, all opinions are solely my own. I’m not affiliated with the mentioned brands or companies. Keep in mind I’m not a dermatologist, chemist or pharmacist. Also, what worked for my skin, won’t necessary work for yours.

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