I’m way too intrigued to The Body Shop skincare! Aren’t you?? And I only feel sad for their too high prices. Everyone wants to get it right, in the budget? It’s only when I listen the news about TBS ‘Sale’, where I jump in joy and simply take benefit from every little thing to own their products. The Tea Tree and the British Rose range is my most obsessed range from the entire store. In this post, I’ll be talking about one of my most favorite face masks from the Tea Tree range – the THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE SKIN CLEARING CLAY MASK.
The Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask helps cleanse, cool and refresh blemished skin without over drying. Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil, the mask helps clear impurities whilst absorbing excess sebum, leaving skin feeling soothed and looking clearer.
- 100% vegan
- Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil from the foothills of Mount Kenya
- Soothes and calms skin while absorbing excess oil
PRICE : INR 895/- for a 100ml(110g) product.
AVAILABILITY : The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mask is available at all the local TBS stores and online, it is available HERE.
HOW TO USE :
- Smooth a thick layer onto the face and neck avoiding the lip and eye area, using fingertips.
- Leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with clean water.
- Use once or twice weekly after cleansing.
Packaging, the TBS Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mask comes in a beautiful ocean green plastic tub with a black screw lid. Not eco-friendly, for the plastic case though but it’s totally a travel-friendly packaging. The tub is quite huge, and the mask is literally filled till the neck of the tub, there’s a lot of product in there. It doesn’t come with any outer box, so every detail about the mask is mentioned on the tub itself. I really wish this mask come with a spatula for application, which is sadly not included.
The Tea Tree clay mask is a mint green colored and has a thick creamy consistency to it. It does emit a strong tea tree oil fragrance right when the tub is opened. It is definitely relaxing and calming, but some people might find it quite overpowering. The clay mask does apply smoothly on the skin, and gives a cooling effect while application, which slowly converts into a slight tingling sensation.
How I Use the mask? I have a oily-combination skin and I have no control on my little zits and pimples that pop out of my face every other day right when I think I’m having a great skin, and say me a ‘Hello! I’m back’. I’m desperate for a miracle product (lol). This mask looks and seems promising though. I use the mask whenever I see my lifeless face in the mirror, I mean I need to get some life onto my face! I apply a generous amount of the mask on to my face all the way down my neck area, especially making sure to cover my popping friends. TBS recommends to leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes, and yeah I do take an extra 5 minutes and leave the mask on for 15 minutes, and sometimes 20 mins too. This ‘clay’ mask, surprisingly, does not dry down completely even if left for 20 mins, but definitely is soothing.
My Experience : After a thorough rinse, my face felt soft and bright – first thing to notice. The clay does its job of absorbing the oil without making my face dry and I feel a slight tightness in my face. But this mask does not help in cleaning out the pores nor reduce the appearance of the blemishes. Kaolin clay, when being the main ingredient in the making of the mask, I pretty much assume it pulls out dirt and toxins from the pores, purifying it. But in this case, I haven’t found much change in my pores. The tea tree oil definitely helped in lessening the appearance of the pimples with 2 or 3 uses. I usually and recently started using this mask as a spot treatment for my unexpected pimples. I dot the mask wherever I see them popping, and this mask reduces the inflammation around and takes care not to worsen the situation. And this mask did not break me out, luckily.
Ingredients breakdown :
Ouch! sad to see that there’s color pigments mixed in. And the Alcohol Denat, commonly known as denatured alcohol causes dryness, irritation and breakouts the skin. Also the citrusy solvent/fragrance used, Limonene, has shown triggering signs of redness, swelling and itchiness. Okay now, that being said, although used in minimal quantities these kind of ingredients do affect sensitive skin people. So, this is to people who’ve most sensitive skin and who reacts to every single product they use.
P.S. I’m seriously not degrading this product, but facts to be known, TBS has such a great reputation in the market for being a natural skincare brand and seeing the chemicals they use in creating one mask really disheartens me.
Overall, personally, I am okay with it. This Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask is great for people with severe acne but with not sensitive skin. I’d definitely recommend to them, probably the entire Tea Tree range. It is very much a oily-combination skin friendly mask. Dry skin people might also like this, only when you use a heavy moisturizer after the rinse of the mask. Multi-Masking is also a great way – just masking the T-zone can help with absorption of oil for combination skin people.
Did you try The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask??