The Body Shop Superfood Masks With My Boyfriend!

12th November 2017

Hey everyone!

As multi-masking is everywhere right now and The Body Shop are one of my absolute favourite brands for skincare, I thought it’d be fun to show you mine and Jakes experiences with their Superfood mask range as I have some samples of each of them to use up. We decided to try out two masks at a time as otherwise it’d be a horrendously long post. It’s still ended up pretty long but nonetheless, hope you enjoy!

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask & Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask // £17 each for 75ml

Now I’m a regular user and a big fan of the Himalayan mask anyway, it’s vegan and is a charcoal based mask which is fabulous for balancing the oils in the skin, it also contains ground up green tea leaves which will help with detoxing and act as an exfoliant aswell as tea tree oil to soak up any excess and un-needed oil the skin produces. We are using this on our T-zone and chin as these are our worst problem areas.

The honey mask is vegetarian and is a very thick and gloopy consistency so you really don’t need a lot of it at all. 20% of it is actually purely honey and it also contains marula oil and olive oil which are the perfect partners for softening and nourishing the skin. I absolutely love the smell of this mask and due to the concentration of honey in it, its antiseptic properties are brilliant so it’s fab for lifting the bacteria out of spots. We are using this on our cheeks and any areas not covered by the Himalayan mask as these tend to be the dryer areas of the face.

What did we think?

Me: I feel like the Himalayan made my skin super glowy and smooth and reduced the size and redness of my blemishes. It feels comfortable on the skin on application and the green tea leaves are the perfect addition so you don’t have to use a scrub aswell. I love the smell and texture of the honey mask but I don’t feel like it did much for my skin personally.

Jake: He said the Himalayan was quite fast drying but slightly uncomfortable once on, overall he said they were quite good, he loves the smell of the honey, his cheeks felt plumper and apparently his forehead felt like polished marble…

Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask & British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask // £17 each for 75ml

The ginseng mask is a good alternative to the himalayan one to use if you suffer from flakier and more sensitive skin as due to the pretty strong ingredients in the himalayan, it can tend to be quite stringent. It’s vegetarian, a super creamy consistency, an exfoliant mask and the particles are rice powder. The ginseng in it will help to tone and brighten the skin and it also contains sesame seed oil which is a big skin softener.

The British Rose mask is quite like a thinner jam-like gel consistency and it kind of looks like it too, it has a subtle rose smell exactly the same as the British Rose bodycare range and is infused with rosehip oil, real rose petals and cooling aloe vera.  This one is said to re-plump and put the dewiness back into the skin.

What did we think?

Me: I really dislike the smell of the chinese one for some reason and it puts me off quite a lot, I love the cooling and calming effect of the rose though. My skin felt really deeply cleansed from the chinese mask and slightly tightened but in a good way. It definitely calmed down the redness of a spot I had showing its head and my skin felt a lot softer.

Jake: The chinese mask smells like refreshers, it’s cooling, less burny than the himalayan one (he then confirmed he meant the himalayan mask, not the himalayan people…?). He said the rose one is very nice and cooling, smells like how he’d imagine rose jam to smell, apparently the consistency is “mid-thicc like me” HA. He also thinks it looks like we’re wearing halloween makeup. Cheeks felt moisturised and slightly plumper and forehead felt smooth but not as effective as the himalayan.

Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask & Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask // £17 each for 75ml

The Japanese Matcha mask is the newest to the superfood mask clan only being added a few months ago, it contains matcha green tea, aloe vera and is designed to purify, exfoliate and save the skin from impurities and pollutants. It is also 100% vegan and claims to add radiance to the skin making it look younger.

To me, the Amazonian Acai mask smells JUST like Pimms, it really reminds me of summer berries it smells so gorgeous. This concoction is said to smooth the skin, fight the appearance of fatigue and give the skin a fast recharge (don’t we all need that?). It’s also infused with acai berries and babassu oil and is also part of the vegan crew.

What did we think?

Me:The matcha mask smells super fresh and cucumber-like, it is also really cooling and would be perfect to use on a hot day in summer. The acai mask texture was really nice but did tingle slightly on my cheeks. After using, I felt like the matcha mask made my skin look and feel really soft, supple and cleansed but the acai berry made my cheeks slightly red so I think I may have had a slight reaction to it!

Jake: He felt that the matcha mask was tingly after a few minutes and smelt exactly like cucumber, the acai mask was satisfying to apply as the consistency was as thick as jam and it smells like turkish delight! He didn’t really feel like either of these masks did anything for his skin unfortunately.

Out of them all, both of our favourites were the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask as it was the most effective all-rounder but I’ve found a new love in the Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask despite the smell not being my favourite.

Have you tried any of these superfood masks? What is your go to mask when your skin is failing you?

If you enjoyed this post, you can read more posts featuring Jake here and here! 🙂

’Til next time,

64 responses to “The Body Shop Superfood Masks With My Boyfriend!”

  1. Jas says:

    This post is so cute! I’m working on something very similar with my sister haha (not Bodyshop though). I absolutely LOVE Pimms and the smell of it so now I really want to try the Acai one! I’m a massive lover of the Bodyshop but I’ve never actually tried a facemask from there – might give them a go now!
    Jas xx

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Body shop skincare is honestly the best, you’ll love it once you dive into it! Can’t wait to see the post with your sister! 🙂 Xx

  2. Gemma says:

    I still haven’t tried ANY of these masks but I’ve heard amazing things so I think it’s about time I did! x

  3. Gemma says:

    Love this! I’ve heard soo many good things with these Superfood Masks but I’ve yet to try them. With my sensitive and blemished skin, I just don’t know which one would work best. Maybe I need to chat with them instore? I know they are always really friendly with things. Something like the Himalayan mask sounds good with its antiseptic properties. Thank-youu girl!

    Gemma |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah they often know so much instore and they do skin consultations too so your best bet would be to go in and have a chat 🙂 they are quite pricey so it’s important to get the right one for your skin, or you could ask for some samples first! X

  4. Emma says:

    This was such a fun post to read (and I’m sure to create too)! I wish Ed would put face masks on with me! May have to bully him into it… X

  5. Emma Drury says:

    I absolutely ADORE the Honey Mask when my skin is dehydrated! I can’t wait to try some more of these out. Also, I’m gonna have to recreate this post with my other half since he’s always using my face masks now & has way too many opinions on my weird beauty products haha!
    Emma | emmadrury.con

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      It’s lovely isn’t it, so thick! I find it so funny when other halfs get involved with beauty things so I love including mine in posts haha!! X

  6. Kate Ballamy says:

    I loved this post, love hearing both opinions side by side, I really need to do another body shop order soon 🙂

  7. Lily says:

    Loved this post! My boyfriend would hate to be on my blog posts haha. Since you kindly sent me some of these I’ve become obsessed. They are so nice and I cant pick a favourite. Might go in and see if I can get more samples to narrow down a fave a buy that x

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Aww really!? I love including Jake and I’m pretty sure he loves that I show him off on here haha! Aww i’m so glad you liked them!! X

  8. Alicia says:

    Aww this is so cute! I love a good fast drying face mask. I didn’t even know about these and I went into body shop today, I’ll have to go back and check them out xxx

  9. Jess says:

    These face masks look wonderful! Shame they are so pricy! However, if they do wonders for your skin, adding to a Christmas list may be the one. Glad there is a vegan type too 🙂

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I know they are quite pricey but if you get the right one for your skin type they are soo worth it and last forever! X

  10. Sophie says:

    I haven’t tried any Body Shop masks! You’ve made me want to give some a go though, may have to pick one up next time I’m around! one!- x

  11. The Body Shop face masks are my ultimate fave! I can’t decide which one I lole the most so i’m trying to collect as many of them as I can. I do especially love the chinese ginseng and rice one though. Makes my overly oily skin feel so much fresher. Loves the joint multi-masking photos too!! X

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yay I’m glad to hear! The ginseng one is a new love of mine too, didn’t realise it had such an effect until now! Thank you 🙂 X

  12. corinne & kirsty says:

    Such a fun post! I would love to try some face masks with my boyfriend one weekend ahah! Also just to try one of these masks xx corinne

  13. Annaleid says:

    I really love The Body Shop! Havent tried their masks though and after reading this post I really need to!
    xoxo Annaleid

  14. Mollie says:

    Loved this post, I haven’t tried these yet but they look amazing! X

  15. Mollie says:

    Loved this post, I haven’t tried these yet but they look amazing, I love the L’Oreal Detox Mask! X

  16. Leslie says:

    All of these masks sound like the ingredients are refreshing! I haven’t tried these but I need to take a look because I love masks!

  17. Kayleigh Zara says:

    This is such a cute post and the photos of you and your boyfriend are amazing and so so sweet! It’s great to find out more of this face mask x

    Kayleigh Zara ?

  18. Alice says:

    I love when you include Jake and Nacho in posts, they’re my faves. Jake’s comments are hilarious, especially the ‘mid-thicc’ comment – actually burst out laughing, it’s something my boyfriend would say. I’d love to try out the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, charcoal stuff seems to work so well on my skin so I’d love to give it a go x


    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      We are a cute lil family 🙂 I was crying at it! I’m not sure whether to be offended or not hahaha. It is a beaut mask, definitely my favourite ever! X

  19. I love the sound of the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask and the Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask. I’m desperate to try a couple of masks from The Body Shop as I’ve heard great things – my skin is sensitive though, so I will need to be careful with which one I pick!xo

    Char |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Go instore and ask for some samples, a lot of the time they throw them at you haha! Especially if you have sensitive skin, they are quite pricey so it’s best to see what works best for you first! X

  20. Heather says:

    I have one of their masks and I love it x

  21. Eli cole says:

    Guys you both exude confidence and goodvibes. Loved this one the product reviews the pics. I like so many vegan /vegetarian prods out there! ?

    P.S. I nominated you for the bloggers award. I love all your content and consistency in posts ?

  22. Eli cole says:

    Guys you both exude confidence and goodvibes. Loved this one the product reviews the pics. I like so many vegan /vegetarian prods out there! ?

    P.S. I nominated you for the bloggers award. I love all your content and consistency in posts .

  23. You already know that I think you and your boyfriend are absolute couple goals, but this is the cutest thing in the entire world! ? I’ve wanted to try the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask for just about forever, and I’m hoping that during the lead up to Christmas, they’ll do a 40% student discount offer again, because I think it’s finally time to pick it up.. ?

  24. Anu says:

    I’ve tried four of these but not the rose or matcha tea ones! I absolutely love the Chinese Ginseng & Rice, I think it’s my favourite. I find the charcoal one a but too drying so I don’t use that often but it’s great for fighting blemishes! I’ve actually used it as a spot treatment while using one of the other masks on my whole face :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Yeah I can see why you’d use the Himalayan as a spot treatment, it’s pretty strong and effective! I’d definitely recommend trying the matcha tea one if you can it’s so cooling and lovely! X

  25. Chloe says:

    I’ve been absolutely loving using products from The Body Shop recently so I simply adored this post! I love how you got your boyfriend involved too, it’s so nice to see a man’s opinion of beauty products and skincare products! xx

  26. Chessie says:

    This is such a cute post! I have super sensitive skin so finding the perfect face mask can be pretty tricky! Sheet masks tend to work best for me, especially the Garnier ones!x

    Chessie | ?

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 ooh i bet, I haven’t tried a sheet mask yet but I’ve got one in my drawer waiting to be tested! X

  27. Sophia tranter says:

    The Body Shop are soooo popular for their face masks, I have the amazonian acai one, but I haven’t actually used it yet. I should probably use it. I also really love your pictures, they are so funny and cute. I ALWAYS put face masks on my boyfriend lol! Great post!

    Sophia xo //

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      I thought so too but it seems a lot of people haven’t heard of them! Definitely try it out, it smells incredible! Thank you 🙂 it is a fun thing to do! X

  28. Rebecca Rose says:

    OMG! You guys are too cute! These look great! I love masks, so ill have to give these a try. xx

  29. Megan Garner says:

    My friend really rates these and I was tempted to try but didn’t want to buy the big pot! I didn’t know they did these sample sizes, will have to get some!
    Megan |

  30. I would love the try the acia mask! I love doing masks this time of year as my skin feels so dehydrates and gross from central heating! I love that you got Jake involved it was great to hear both of your opinions! Fab work hun <3

  31. Joyce Lau says:

    I definitely need the Himalayan charcoal mask x

  32. Rachael says:

    Awww all of those photos are the cutest! I’ve a couple of these masks sitting in my beauty room that I haven’t tried so I must give them a go! I’m a bit disappointed the honey mask didn’t do much for you as that one really intrigued me!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      Thank you 🙂 you definitely should try them out, I’ve seen the honey one work wonders for a colleague of mines skin so it might be good for you! 🙂 X

  33. super cute that you guys both gave your opinions! it’s so lovely that he was willing to give his input! i love the body shop masks! i haven’t been able to try them all but the ones i have tried were fabulous! sending lots of love!

    ~Mich |

    • blacktulipbeauty says:

      He secretly loves the pampering ? you should ask for some samples in store, they’re usually happy to give you some! ?

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