Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Clay Mask

I've been on the look out for a new face mask for a long time now, I usually use the 'Quick Fix' masks, but I didn't see much of an improvement with those, so I popped into The Body Shop and picked up their seaweed clay mask.

I originally went in looking to buy the himalayan charcoal mask, but to be honest I just couldn't fork out £16 for a face mask. So, obviously the second best option was the seaweed mask for just £13 (although I got it for £10 with my Mum's O2 priority). You do get 25ml less, but still I think its a much better price point. Anyway, what it says about the mask on The Body Shop site - 'Deeply cleanse your skin with our purifying and balancing seaweed oil mask. Skin will be left feeling fresh, revitalised and pure'. Its also suitable for combination/oily skin, which is my skin type pretty much. I have to say, I do feel as though it gives my skin a good deep cleanse and my face always feels so smooth and refreshed after using. I actually really like the smell of this mask as well, it sort of smells like the beach, I dunno its just very fresh and reminds me of sea air. So thats always a bonus!

As for the oil balancing aspect of it, I genuinely think its the best thing I've tried yet to tackle my weird combination skin. I have severe dry patches around my nose, and I hate it so much because makeup just clings to them, yet the rest of my face is pretty oily. So all in all, my skin just annoys me sooo much. Anyway, after using this the first time I was left with really lovely smooth skin and my dry patches seemed to have reduced a lot. Waking up the next morning, the flakey skin was almost non existent so its fair to say I was pretty impressed. Overall its just a really nice mask to use, as it smells great, and leaves my skin feel smooth and refreshed. I'd highly recommend it if you have a combination skin type, as it seems to have really helped mine out!

Have you ever tried this mask?

- Lucy


  1. I love face masks and I'm on the hunt for the perfect one so I might give this one a go! It sounds great. X


  2. Wow, good buy! I haven't bought anything from Body Shop in yonks now but this sounds great for your combination skin. To be honest I've *definitely* spent more on masks (but then again I'm at the age where I like to invest in skincare, ha, or so I like to tell myself)! I usually find best results when I lightly exfoliate then do a face mask :-) get rids of the dry patches I have too...

    Cherie ✽ sinonym

  3. This sounds amazing, but I think I'll be sticking with my trusty Lush BB Seaweed hehe (I've nearly got my five pots to trade in for one yaaay)

  4. I used to use this mask actually until my pot dried up and I haven't picked it up since! If I remember though I really liked it and my skin was much oilier at the time and it really worked well at balancing it out! x

  5. I hardly ever use face masks, I really need to try some out! This one sounds amazing. The smell sounds so refreshing and lovely. Definitely would love to give this a try! xo

    Hannah |

  6. This sounds really nice. I've been really wanting to try some masks from The Body Shop; I keep seeing them everywhere!!

    Sara |

  7. Ooh this sounds like a great product.. I mainly have dry skin, however I'll also get blemishes pop up from time to time. I may have to give this a go :) x


  8. I think that I used this mask or something similar to it years ago! I used to love their whole seaweed skincare line but then one day my skin just didn't want anything to do with it anymore which was a real bummer.
    Glad to hear this worked out for you, it is definitely hard to justify spending so much money for a small amount of product but I'm sure you'll get quite a few uses out of it :)
    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  9. I need to start branching out and trying face masks because it's such an easy way of cleansing your skin, without feeling like you've spent a lot of time on a facial routine.. The Body Shop always do great products, so I may look in there for one to try out :) xo

    Char |

  10. I always thought I had oily skin, but I too have been dealing with dry patches lately, especially with the cold weather.

    I wouldn't mind giving this a go - with The Body Shop, there's peace of mind that it won't make your skin worse either.

    - Lubna | The Digital Review

  11. love the body shop face masks! They're always the best x

  12. I luuurve face masks, especially the ones that get right into your pores. This looks super good, I might have to ask for a tester sometime soon :)

  13. The face masks sounds pretty good to me! Next time I'm in the Body Shop I'll have to go and check it out x

  14. Hi Lucy!

    I'm currently using the Himalayan Charcoal Mask and really do like it. It is a little on the more expensive side so I'm happy to know that there is a cheaper alternative out there. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    NK |

  15. I've been reading a lot of good things about this - will have to check it out once I finish off my current tub of face masks!
    Ela |


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