I am always looking for a good hydrating mask, in winter it is a mandatory part of my care. The actual effects of the mask are visible after continuous use and with just a few applications you will not improve the condition of the skin. You need to be patient with the mask and apply it regularly, at least 2-3 times a week, and if you have the time and will, you can, like me in the winter, apply it every day. I don’t see how the extra amount of moisture could harm dry skin.
Like other products of The Body Shop, the Ethiopian honey mask has not been tested on animals and consists of community fair trade ingredients. I have already written about this and that is why I support companies with such a business ethic with my purchase.
Inspired by African beauty and health rituals, this 100% vegetarian honey mask contains community fair trade Ethiopian honey (Ethiopia is the largest honey producer in Africa), lettuce oil from Namibia and olive oil from Italy. Lettuce oil retains moisture in the skin, and honey is rich in vitamins B and C, zinc and stimulates collagen production and has an antibacterial effect. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants.
The Body Shop honey mask is intended for skin that needs intensive hydration. Leave on for 5-10 minutes on cleansed facial skin. Due to the honey in the composition, it forms a sticky and shiny layer on the skin, so it still takes a little more effort to wash it off. Adhere to the recommended application time, otherwise it will be really harder to wash it off.
After applying, my skin was soft, nourished and even, but without a long-lasting effect. After about 10 minutes, my skin was already tightening and I had to apply a moisturizer. I applied it morning and evening for two weeks and my skin gained extra moisture, but not as much as I would expect from a mask declared for intense hydration, especially since I used it more often than recommended by the manufacturer. I noticed that the mask cleansed the pores well because honey due to its sticky texture adsorbs dead skin cells and microbes, making it clean.
The Body Shop honey mask does not contain parabens, silicones and mineral oils. The Body Shop mask brush has made application easier and I can no longer imagine applying it with my fingers. A very useful product that you can use in the future for practical and hygienic application of masks.
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Packaging: glass container, 75 ml
Price: 27 €
Grade 3.5 / 5