Face Mask Friday: The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng And Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask

The Body Shop Ginseng & Rice Mask | Essential Twenty

Last week for Face Mask Friday, I talked about my first ever expert face mask from The Body Shop. Today I’m going to move onto my thoughts on the second mask that I picked up at the same time, The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng And Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask.

Inspired by Chinese traditions, ginseng and rice extract from China have been blended with sesame seed oil to give a creamy exfoliating mask. The results of using this mask is supposedly meant to reveal brighter-looking, even and supple feeling skin. My face needs all the exfoliants it can get so I was excited to try this mask. Other key ingredients in this mask are glycerin (to help skin retain moisture) and kaolin (great for pulling dirt and oil from the skin, similar to the L’Oreal Pure Clay Face Masks).

This mask really does illuminate the skin, and removes the dullness and unevenness I’m still suffering with (even though we’re in summer and usually this is when my skin looks its most radiant). I find this is better in oilier areas as it is slightly mattifying, but I don’t tend to put it around the outer edges of my face as it does very little in those areas.

The Body Shop Ginseng & Rice Mask | Essential Twenty

I really enjoy using both of The Body Shop Expert Face Masks, but overall I’d recommend the Acai mask over this one. It’s just more thorough in exfoliating than this one. The creaminess isn’t as harsh which is probably better for particularly sensitive skin, but it doesn’t work quite as well. If you do struggle with sensitive skin it might be worth a look at, but like I said I do think these masks are expensive for what they are. Then again, £16 for face mask that’s 100% vegetarian isn’t a bad price.

Have you tried this mask? What did you think if so, and if you haven’t, would you pick it up?

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