My skin was a little mad at me for not taking care of it, so I stopped by The Body Shop last week and purchased some new goodies.

I decided to get myself a face mask, or two…

Most of the time I make my own face mask using rice flour or green tea, but we don’t alway have the time to whip up a DIY mask and sometimes we’re simply too lazy.

That’s why I purchased the Tea Tree Face Mask and the Aloe Protective Restoring Mask. A face mask is a part of my beauty routine. I’ve already ignored the doorbell a couple of times because I looked like a green monster.

Tea Tree Face Mask

When I’m stressed out, my skin is stressed out. I picked this particular mask because I needed something that would minimize breakouts and apparently tea tree can help with that.

And wow, it actually works.

I’m surprised because I thought that my skin would hate this product. After I applied it for the first time it stung a little (curse you sensitive skin). So I thought that it might make my skin look worse, but it didn’t.

My skin became less red and a couple of spots actually disappeared. My skin isn’t all cleared up, but it looks a lot better and feels really soft.

You’re supposed to apply a generous amount on your face and neck. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with water.

You’ll look like Shrek for a while, but don’t worry, you’ll start to look human again after a couple of minutes since your skin will absorb the product.

The product comes in a simple 100ml crew pot. Some people don’t like this due to hygienic reasons. Either properly wash your hands or find some other way to apply this product. We don’t want cream mixed with germs, do we?!

Everyone always expects reviewers to describe the smell, but to be honest, I have no idea how tea tree smells. But I guess this products smells like tea tree. It’s a rather strong scent. It also smells a little bit minty as one of the ingredients is menthol. Menthol has a cooling effect on your skin.

It’s a good mask that cleared my skin up a little so I like it.

Cost: € 12,00

Tea Tree Face Mask & Aloe Protective Restoring Mask

Aloe Protective Restoring Mask

It’s finally starting to get cold outside and you know what that means: -points at her forehead- flaky skin. Say goodbye to your natural moisture barrier and hello to dry skin.

The Aloe Protective Restoring Mask is designed to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier; it softens, hydrates and soothes sensitive skin. I think it’s actually a fancy way of saying ‘this is a moisturizer’.

It’s a simple screw pot with 100ml of product. The cream is white and has a fairly light consistency when used on the skin. It becomes transparent when you apply it. It also spreads very easily, which means that you don’t need to use a lot of product. I think this pot will last quite a while, which is always a big plus.

The aloe scent is not overpowering. It’s a rather faint scent. It goes away upon application.

I do think that something rather important is missing from the packaging, like the instructions! It doesn’t say how often you need to use this products or for how long you should leave the mask on. Obviously these are guidelines, but it’s handy to have them anyway. The Body Shop website says that you should leave it up to 20 minutes and then gently massage it into the skin. They advice to use this product once a week. Since this is a hydrating mask, you can also use it as an overnight treatment. Not sure if your pillow will like it, but I’m sure your skin will.

I usually apply a very thin layer that melts right into my skin. It leaves your face slightly dewy looking. (Who needs stobing, I have this mask haha.)

My skin feels very soft after each use and it isn’t dry anymore, so bye bye flaky forehead!

Cost: € 18,00


Are face masks included in your beauty routine?

What’s your favorite face mask?

Love, Izzy

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