Hi there!! Good Morning or Good Afternoon or Good Evening, whatever it is at the time you are reading this post!! 🙂 Year after year I have been changing my approach to skin care and I am moving more towards great organic and vegan products free of any kind of harmful chemicals. They really make a huge difference in years to come, trust me. My skin condition has gone better since then! Following the same suit, I have been trying out a new face mask, The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask.
About The Looks!
The product comes packed in the signature Body Shop brown translucent glass jar with a black cap which comes in a grey box. The masks can be differentiated from a distance by the color of the label. All the masks have their label colors according to the color of the key ingredient, so in this case its bright medium green, just like a tea leaf. 🙂 The box has all the information regarding the ingredients, shelf life, directions and frequency to use, price, etc.
Price – 1995/- INR
Net Content – 75 ml Or 2.6 oz Or 74 gms
My experience with The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask!
“Beautiful skin starts with healthy skin. Masking regularly
helps to remove pollution as well as excess oil, makeup,
and debris from the skin’s surface for a gentle yet deep
cleanse.” .Dr Christine Choi Kim, Certified Medical and
Cosmetic Dermatologist, The Body Shop
I absolutely agree with the quoted statement by the doctor above! Green tea is filled with a lot of antioxidant power which is great for our skin. I drink green tea to get the benefits from the inside and when there were not many options in the market, used to make my own green tea mask and use it. Every type of green tea has its own benefits and they all are different from each other. Japanese Matcha Tea is one of the most with the benefits. I was quite elated when The Body Shop launched the Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask in the U.S. and I was eagerly waiting for it to be launched in India and finally, it did!
The mask can be used twice or thrice a week and I typically use it after a gentle scrub. The mask smells like a mix of green tea and avocado and trust me, it makes me want to eat it!! It looks like guacamole 😀 So, the mask has a creamy formula with natural exfoliating loofah particles. It feels slightly warm on the face after application which dies down as soon as the mask starts drying. The mask is enriched with Matcha Green Tea from Kakegawa, Japan and the dandelion extracts, that help remove pollutants and impurities from the skin. Upon drying, the mask leaves a few flakes (see picture). These flakes give an extra gentle exfoliation. I follow the directions shown in the picture below and use the Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Milky Toner which is for the normal to combination skin. That’s it! It leaves my skin super clean and fresh! It gives me a sweet radiant glow the next morning!
Interestingly, your regular cleansing routine isn’t going to help you much if the skin has a built up of pollution and dirt. This mask helps de-clog your skin from the weekly built up of pollution and also help enhance the performance of your other skin care products. Even with the clearing properties, it doesn’t make the skin dry. In fact, my skin feels quite hydrated! I love it!
The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Milky Toner that I use after the mask is just amazing. It removes all the remaining gunk from the skin and deep cleans it. My skin appears brighter and smoother. The toner also feels warm on the application which goes away upon drying but there is no alcohol, which is amazing! I happened to do a 7 Day Challenge and below are the pictures of before I started using the mask and after 7 days of using the mask. I used the mask three times in those 7 days. There is a difference in the lighting as well, but the skin definitely looked clearer, brighter, smoother and radiant!
The Before and After Pictures of the 7 Day Challenge with The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask
I must say that The Body Shop is blowing me away with their masks! I have never found any better than these!! They really work! I will buy them over and over again and recommend these to every one of you too! They are really worth it!