As some of you might know, I am not the biggest fan of the Body Shop. However, the collection in which this Japanese Matcha Tea Mask is in is perhaps the most intriguing one. It definitely stands out from the rest, not just through price or packaging but also due to the quality.
Speaking about price, this Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Mask is more expensive than your typical Body Shop product. I know! But I had to mention it, as I feel that the price is a pretty important thing in this case. The price is one of the reasons why I did not get the oh so cool collection of face masks I have seen all over the internet. I mean I wanted the entire collection since it came out, but since the love is missing on my part… I was lucky enough to be able to choose one of the masks – the Japanese Matcha Tea Mask – in a Latest in Beauty box, the Style Beauty Awards edition from this spring. Otherwise, I would have had to pay £17 for just this mask.
What is the Japanese Matcha Tea Mask supposed to do?
The mask is supposed to help you clear your skin from city pollutants and other impurities as the 100% vegan formula is meant to purify. Furthermore, the mask is also meant to gently exfoliate your skin and that is supposed to reveal younger and more radiant looking skin.
Does it really do all that? Hmm, in part.
What the Japanese Matcha Tea Mask really does
I completely agree that the mask reveals more radiant skin and it definitely exfoliates your skin in a gently manner. The skin is left really soft to the touch. Furthermore, it does clear your skin slightly and again in a gently manner. However, for me this is an in between treatment rather than an actual treatment.
If you have really good skin then this mask is perfect for you, it provides all the maintenance you need and leaves you skin soft, without stripping it of all its natural oils.
If you have clogged skin, like I do, then you might not love this mask. You might enjoy applying it every once in a while, however the effects won’t be as visible and your clogged pores will definitely not be super purified. For this reason, you might want to invest in another product. At this price, the effects are just not enough for someone who gets clogged pores easily. It is a good in between treatments kinda mask though as it is very gentle on the skin.
Overall, the Japanese Matcha Tea Mask from the Body Shop is a nice product. It is gentle and feels nice on the skin as well as leave the skin feeling smooth and a tad more radiant. However, it is not super effective on clogged skin, but it works well of good skin as well as in between treatments. Furthermore, the mask is high quality and vegan, but the price is a bit up there for what it does on certain skin types.
I do recommend the mask as it is good, however personally, I would not buy it again.