After my not so good experience with The Drops Of Light Range, I turned to The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask in hopes that it will work for me. I got this in my recent The Body Shop haul and it’s been about two months since I am using it. Well, let’s see how well this Japanese Matcha Tea mask worked for me.
About The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask:-
So the body shop describes their Japanese Matcha Tea mask something like this
“New! Enriched with matcha green tea from Kakegawa, Japan, dandelion extract and soul-soothing Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico, our indulgently creamy, 100% vegan masking formula deeply purifies, gently exfoliates and liberates your skin from the weekly build-up of city pollutants and everyday impurities.
- 100% vegan
- Reveals radiant, younger-looking skin
- Helps remove pollutants and impurities
- Features matcha green tea from Japan
- Enriched with community trade aloe vera from Mexico
- Formulated without silicones, mineral oil or paraffins”
HOW TO USE:-
According to the body shop
“Remove make-up and cleanse the skin. Smooth an even layer of your mask using our Facial Mask Brush or your finger, avoiding the eyes and lips areas. Apply to your neck and décolleté too if desired. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off mask with warm water”
Keep the “Rinse off mask with warm water ” in mind. We will come back to it later.
It’s impressive that the body shop includes the full ingredient list.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Propanediol, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Polyacrylate, Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder/Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Tocopherol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Taraxacum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract/Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Extract, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Limonene, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Caramel, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 42090/Blue 1.
My Take On The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask:-
This face mask comes in a dark green (almost back) coloured glass tub with a screw cap. They do provide the white protective lid. The jar itself was packed in a cardboard box. The packaging looks really nice. But it is very bulky and heavy. And its glass so I don’t think you should travel with it. Also, the tub packaging makes it a little unhygienic as well.
It has a strong planty smell. Almost like a tea. Well, the main ingredient is Japanese Matcha Tea in this mask. It is quite refreshing, to be honest.
COLOUR AND CONSISTENCY:-
Its green in colour and there are reddish coloured granules in it. The consistency is quite good. Because the base is clay it’s really easy to spread. And it sticks to your skin and doesn’t crumble up.
Don’t you hate when face masks do that? I do.
Price And SHELF LIFE:-
It retails for ₹ 1,895 for 75 ml (Since it a “The Body Shop Product”). And the shelf life is almost 19 months.
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MY EXPERIENCE with The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask:-
Now let’s talk about my experiences with this Japanese Matcha Tea Face Mask. I use this as they recommend. I applied a thin layer of the mask and let it dry for 10 minutes. Then I rinsed it with warm water. Now, as soon as I applied this face mask I felt a little tingling sensation. Which then turned into a burning sensation. First I thought maybe this is the way it works. But the burning kept on increasing. But I somehow managed to keep it for 10 minutes and then rinsed it.
So remember I told you to keep the “Rinse off mask with warm water ” in mind? Well, I did just that. As a result, my skin started burning even more. The burning was somewhat moderate. Not too mild that I could ignore it nor too strong that I had to remove the mask immediately. Also, to my surprise, it didn’t turn my face red. So that’s a good thing.
Same happened in the second, third and fourth time. Maybe you are wondering why I used it again. Because I wanted it to work. I thought maybe the first time was a bummer but second will be better, somehow. I know it’s kind of stupid. But I love face masks and I always want them to work.
So, back to the Japanese Matcha Tea mask review. My skin kept on burning even after washing my face. It was there for about an hour and then I forgot about it.
I did feel that my skin is clear and a little smooth as well. The granules do provide a little exfoliation. But it’s not like some super deep cleansing action. So overall this Japanese Matcha Tea mask is an ok face mask.
I know it was a long review but I wanted to include as much information as I can.
- Clear skin
- A little smooth
- Fresh fragrance
- 100% vegan
- No silicones, mineral oil or paraffins
- It BURNS
|Deeply purifies||It does purify|
|Reveals radiant, younger-looking skin||Umm no|
|Helps remove pollutants and impurities||Yes|
THE BOTTOM LINE:-
It BURNS. Well, I guess not all products work for everyone.
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Have you tried this product? If yes do share your experiences in the comment section. I would love to read that.