I have slightly sensitive skin that tends to get slightly oily on my T-zone and when I get breakouts it tends to be on my cheeks. I’ve recently included The Body Shop Ionic Mask into my skin routine and using it once a week and I have to say, I’ve enjoyed it.

The mask comes in a small tub- this is one of the few things I don’t like so much about it as I’m always concerned about the hygiene of dipping my fingers in once a week. The mask has a muddy, natural smell to it but nothing over-whelming. When you apply the mask it goes on dark and over a few minutes it dries and hardens on your face. After washing it off after a few minutes your skin feels fresh and deep cleaned.

After trial and error and I learnt that certain parts of my face were slightly sensitive to this product, for example my upper cheeks would get slightly red and tingly after. I have just avoided those spots when applying since then. The hardening sensation takes some getting used to but it’s really not an unpleasant feeling, in fact for some reason I always feel like a mask is working better if it goes hard.

I have to admit that I’m not entirely sure whether this mask has been helping with my occasional outbreaks or not. My skin goes through phases and I can’t say that they’re linked to this product, what I can say, however, it that my skin feels refreshed and thoroughly cleansed after my weekly use.