NEW from The Body Shop: Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask

If there is one thing you’ll quickly learn about me, it’s that I’m quite partial to a good face mask. There’s a whole bunch of options out there, from sheet and bubble to peel-off or sleep-in. Every skin type and problem is catered for in the world of face masks. I’ve been a particularly avid lover of the Body Shop masks for a while, especially the Himalayan Charcoal mask which works great for my combination skin to remove unwanted dirt and balance out the oils.

So of course, I wasn’t going to let a new mask release from the Body Shop fly by without taking it for a spin. Of all the products at the Body Shop, I’m a teensy bit (ha! more like seriously) obsessed with the almond milk and honey range – so I’m sure you can see my excitement with the release of a new mask containing, yes – you guessed it: almond milk.

Inspired by a Roman recipe, and formulated especially for sensitive skin, The Body Shop claim this soothing mask “helps relieve dry, sensitive skin from feelings of tightness and itchiness, and gently exfoliates to leave skin feeling softer, smoother and recharged with moisture”. Sounds pretty perfect if you ask me.

Finally, sensitive skin doesn’t have to miss out on some well-needed exfoliation with this mask!

Ingredients

The Body Shop is pretty hot on sourcing the best ingredients for their products.

The oats present in the soothing mask are sourced from the UK, with the almond milk coming from Spain. The Body Shop say they teamed up with ‘The Almond Experts’ in Manan, who use almonds with broken shells, which would otherwise have gone to waste as they couldn’t be sold for food, which I think is pretty cool. There’s also organic aloe vera all the way from Mexico and shea butter from Ghana. The full list of the ingredients in the soothing mask is below:

Formula & Application

After removing all makeup and cleansing the skin, this mask should be applied to the skin avoiding the eye and lip area. It can also be applied to the neck if required. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, then gently massage the mask in circular motions before rinsing off with warm water. It’s recommended this mask is used once or twice a week for best results.

I’d recommend this mask is applied using a flat foundation brush or the Body Shop’s very own mask brush, given its thickness. It has a slightly messy texture, though it is relatively easy to distribute. The Consultants at my local store recommended it was used at the end of the week to unwind and de-stress, but I think it’s also ideal for times when your skin is having an off day and really needs a pick me up. They also recommended that it’s used after any other mask which dries out the skin, as it helps restore the moisture lost in the process.

Packaging & Price

The packaging is nothing new, it’s the same dark glass jar which is featured with the ‘superfoods’ masks collection. The only difference is the absence of the cardboard packaging, which I’m happy about as I felt it was an unnecessary waste.

Retailing at £17, this soothing mask is also priced in line with the other masks. For some, this might sound a little pricey. But for a 75ml pot which has at least 6-8 applications in it, I think it’s well worth it.


Verdict

How did my skin feel? Pretty great actually.

I’m seriously impressed with this mask, despite the comments from my family that it just looks like I’ve smeared porridge all over my face. I’ve said above that I have combination skin, which generally doesn’t have any sensitivity to products, but my skin doesn’t bode all too well with heat, so as you can imagine I haven’t done well during the recent UK heatwave.

On removal of the mask, my skin was soft and smooth. There was no redness or irritation that can quite often come with the chemicals of other harsher masks. And it did what it said on the tin – it soothed. The mask itself was cooling too, which was a treat to my heat damaged skin.


 

Favourites from The Body Shop

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation

£16
The Body Shop Moisture Gloves

£7
The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Calming and Protecting Hand Cream

£5

£12
The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner

£8
The Body Shop Facial Mask Brush

£8
The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yoghurt

£8.50
The Body Shop British Rose Body Yoghurt

£8.50
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

£10
The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner

£6.50
The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator

£11
The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub

£15
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

£17
The Body Shop Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask

£17

Have you got your hands on this mask yet? Let me know if the comments, I’d love to know how you found it!

Katt @ Thirteen Beauty Secrets

Created and written by Katt Lockwood, Thirteen Beauty Secrets is a blog about beauty, lifestyle and everything in between. Founded in 2017, Katt created this space on the internet to ramble about her interests and take you on a journey through her transition to a cruelty-free lifestyle.

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5 Comments

  1. 28th August 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Ooo I saw this the other day and have been tempted to try it since. I have dry and sensitive skin so I feel as though this was made for me! I love oatmeal as a skincare ingredient. I’m glad you got on well with this one. I’m even more tempted to try it now x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • 29th August 2018 / 9:35 am

      The Body Shop have been missing a good face mask for sensitive skin for a while now, so it’s great that it’s finally here! I really think you’d get along with this one.

  2. 28th August 2018 / 10:15 pm

    This sounds like such a cooling and soothing mask, I’d love to give this a try. I really love The Body Shop products, they are always fantastic. It’s worth paying a bit more for a good quality product. Your photography is gorgeous too. Great post Katt 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • 29th August 2018 / 9:38 am

      I think when it comes to something like a face mask, the pricier ones are better. You can never be too sure what cheap ingredients may have gone into the cheaper ones on the market.

      & thank you very much! I take pride in my photography which is sometimes why I take so long to post things – the photos need to be just right!

  3. 29th August 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Oooh I love the body shop and this mask looks different to any I’ve tried before. It sounds amazing so I’ll have to try and pick it up!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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