The body shop Ethiopian honey mask

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This gooey, honey scented facial mask from The Body Shop is part of their skincare range inspired by skin remedies from nature from all across the globe. We’ve got Himalayan charcoal, British rose, Chinese rice & ginseng etc, you get the idea. This mask is supposed to offer moisture to the skin by using Ethiopian honey which is known for it’s antiseptic, moisturising and soothing benefits.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Mel/Honey/Miel, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Polysorbate 20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-150 Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Sesamum, Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Caramel

The ingredients are surprisingly nice, i’m not a big fan of the alcohol but pretty impressed that this tiny jar contain 20% honey, good job! We’ve also got some yummy olive oil, castor oil and sesame oil in there, hallelujah!

This mask does the job, my skin feels moisturised after using it and the scent is amazing. But honestly i prefer moisture masks that stay on the skin. Rinsing a mask of with water (which is drying) feels really stupid when you’ve just nourished your skin. The texture is lovely and it’s easy to get an even layer all over the face. BUT, this one’s a bitch to wash off! It really sticks to your skin and that drove me crazy until i found that using a cotton pad drenched in hot water made the removing a whole lot easier!

Verdict: I won’t repurchase this mask since i prefer masks that stay on the skin, but if your want a nice moisturizing mask to pamper yourself with i’d recommend this one. It should work on any skin type except the most sensitive ones (since it contains both alcohol and perfume).

I’m looking forward to trying the other masks form this range!

 

 

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