Introducing the new Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask (SGD$32.90) to The Body Shop’s existing Expert Facial Mask Collection, it smells really green and refreshing, and doubles up as an exfoliator too! I’ve always have a soft spot for anything tea-related, so this was definitely high on my to-try-list. Packed with catechins and polyphenol, tea originated as a medicine before evolving to elaborate tea ceremonies. Enriched with matcha green tea from Kakegawa, Japan, this mask helps remove impurities and pollutants from deep within to reveal radiant, younger looking skin.
A creamy texture with natural loofahs (that doesn’t feel harsh or sharp in any way), apply it in a large circular motion to gently massage your skin while getting rid of impurities. Leave it on for 15 minutes where the mask turns from green to fairly transparent, and repeat the same step with warm water this time round to help exfoliate. You can apply a cloth dipped in cold water after, so as to help minimize the appearance of pores 😉
Upon application, The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask gives a tingling sensation that’s kind of like a cooling sensation, but I reckon it may be slightly too strong for those with sensitive skin. Nothing worrying for normal skin though, it didn’t leave me looking red nor patchy when I wash off at all. Although my combination skin does feel really clean and look visibly brighter in complexion, it did feel slightly dry (also why I won’t recommend it to those with sensitive skin) so it’s advisable to multi-mask with TBS’s British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask or Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask after to keep your skin feeling soothed and nourished! x