Today, I’m focusing on another mask from this collection, the Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. This is a great exfoliating mask that doesn’t actually feel like it’s exfoliating, which is perfect for those that have more sensitive skin. The key aspects of this mask aim to reduce pore size and smooth the skin. I was beyond impressed with the sight of my pores after using the Charcoal Purifying Glow mask, and since the Chinese Ginseng & Rice mask is more of an exfoliant, I noticed it def did its job of smoothing my skin and minimizing larger pores around my nose.
As far as ingredients go, The Body Shop is known, and praised for, for it’s use of fair trade ingredients. The ginseng and rice extract comes from China, and the sesame seed oil from Nicaragua. You get a great sense of the ingredients from the texture, and I apply it to my face after makeup removal, and drying. I once applied it when my face was a bit damp and it didn’t set as well as it had when my face was dry.
I’ve left it on for about 15 minutes each time, and right before taking it off, I massage the mask into my skin, and focus most on trouble areas where I have slight scarring. The ingredients don’t scratch your skin, which I’ve experienced before and, obviously, is no good for sensitive skin. It really does just feel like a deep cleanse thats getting rid of any dead skin cells or leftover makeup/ dirt.
Since the mask is a skin smoother, I think it’s a great option for lightening acne scars or dark spots one might have, a mask in addition to other skincare products can do wonders for getting rid of these annoying little things!! I might try to use this mask once a week so I can really track how well it lightens, but since my skin looks incredible after each use, I think it does have somewhat of an immediate effect.
My next few Face Mask Monday’s will continue to feature The Body Shop face mask line, so stay tuned for the next edition!