Pammy Blogs Beauty: Spa Night at Home: 2 Great Masks from The Body Shop!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Spa Night at Home: 2 Great Masks from The Body Shop!

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Looking to add a new facial mask to your Spa Night routine at home? I have two great, and very different, masks from The Body Shop in my collection that I would love to tell you about! 

For my Spa Nights at home, I like to first "diagnose" my skin and then determine what type of mask that I need for the evening. With my combination skin, I can feel anywhere from oily to dry to in-between. So, I choose my mask accordingly. For nights that I want to deep cleanse and purify my skin, I choose the Blue Corn 3-in1 Deep Cleansing Mask. For evenings that I feel a little dry, I choose the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask to nourish my skin while I sleep. 
The Body Shop Blue Corn 3-in-1 Deep Cleansing Mask:
I love the unique and creamy-yet-scrubby texture of this mask! This a great mask to use when my skin needs a little bit of clarifying. I think that this mask is a perfect fit for my combination skin. It deep cleanses, exfoliates, and leaves your skin feeling conditioned. I think that this mask achieves a nice balance. It can suck the gunk out of your pores and lightly exfoliate your skin without overdrying it.

How I Use:
I use this mask after washing my face in the evening about once a week. I leave the mask on my skin for about 20 minutes while I relax. I like that this mask dries, but does not dry in a way that leaves your skin feeling tight or uncomfortable. Then, I wet my hands to re-emulsify the mask and use circular motions to gently exfoliate my skin while gradually adding more water to the mask to remove it while lightly scrubbing. After completely rinsing, my skin is left feeling super soft and nourished. I follow up with a moisturizer. 
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask:
This mask is completely different and unique! I honestly do not have any other masks like it in my facial mask arsenal. As a bit of a skincare junkie, I was immediately intrigued by the unique qualities of this mask. Plus, I am a busy stay-at-home Mom of a 3-year old, and a 1-year old...I am often too tired in the evenings for any complicated skincare routine. So, the idea of a facial that works *while I sleep* is so appealing!

This mask comes beautifully packaged in a large and somewhat flat glass jar. The mask itself looks a bit like glue. For some reason, I was expecting a clear gel. However, it is a white bouncy-feeling cream. The texture almost reminds me of jello with that bounce-back quality. It has a light and somewhat floral scent that I enjoy.

Tips for Use:
After washing your face, use these application tips (suggested in a video on The Body Shop's site), to get the best results from this mask. Before applying, get a small amount of the mask out of jar with the spatula (I, of course, lost my spatula,, I used a plastic spoon). Warm up the mask in your hands by rubbing the mask in your hands. Then massage the mask over your face using sweeping circular massaging motions with your hands.

I think the trick is to really use a very small amount of this mask. It has a somewhat sticky feeling on your skin. So, you don't want to overdo it or you will feel very sticky and greasy. I do notice that I wake up to very hydrated skin when I use this mask. Since it is the Summer right now, my skin is more on the oily side of combo. I think I will like and use this mask the most in the Fall and Winter when my skin feels more dry. I think this mask can be a very nice hydration boost for your skin! Plus, you need such a small amount of this mask for each use, that this jar will last me forever. So, this product is a great value for the price. You will get a ton of uses out of one jar! If you are looking for a unique overnight mask for hydration, be sure to scope this one out!

So, those are my thoughts on these two very different masks from The Body Shop. I enjoyed using them so much that I would love to explore the rest of their masks! Are you a The Body Shop fan? What are your favorite masks, skincare, makeup, or body products from the line? I always like hearing your recommendations! :)

XOXO! :)

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Kiss & Make-up said...

I have been dying to try that sleeping mask!!! It's just way too overpriced here though - not sure how Switzerland can justify pretty much doubling their prices like that - but next time I'm in Belgium I'm gonna look for it.

JorgeHudsson said...

this sleeping mask is looking very promising, I really want one.

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