Inside view of The Body Shop's Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask Review

In my most recent ipsy review, I had the (unfortunate) experience of reviewing Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient-Rich Facial Mask. Mildly put, I wasn’t impressed. But it did have me thinking about face masks and which products I’ve tried and liked over the years. It’s one thing to not recommend a product, but it’s another to refrain from offering an alternative. For that reason I thought I’d review my favourite face mask to date: The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask. This mask is perfect for individuals with oily, combination, and even normal skin. Keep reading for photos and more!

Outside view of The Body Shop's Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

Outside view of The Body Shop’s Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

The Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask is one of many face masks available from The Body Shop. This particular product is available at most international TBS locations. Like all Body Shop products, it is free of animal testing.

This mask is available in 100 mL crocks. Its major ingredients are Koalin, aqua (water), and Helimoor clay.

Recommended use: Once or twice a week

Top view of The Body Shop's Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

Top view of The Body Shop’s Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

According to the packing and product page, this mask is designed for combination and/or oily skintypes. I’ve found, however, that it is also good for normal skin that occasionally battles oil and/or grease.

This mask is best for detoxifying and deeply cleansing skin.

To use, apply a thin layer to face. Avoid eyes. This product will dry and harden to face – this is normal! After leaving on for 10 minutes, rinse off with water. Pat skin dry. Use once or twice weekly.

Inside view of The Body Shop's Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

Inside view of The Body Shop’s Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask

This is one of my favourite masks because it’s so effective. Granted, my skin isn’t that oily. I experience occasional oil and, like most people, wake up to a semi-greasy face most mornings. Nevertheless, after one use, I awoke to soft, flawless skin – not even the slightly trace of oil or grease. It also cleans out your pores quite visible. After rinsing, you’ll see a difference.

The mask is slightly scented; something sweet over the natural clay notes. The scent isn’t that noticeable when applied. Leaves skin scentless after rinsing.

In regards to value, 100g, when used twice weekly, will still last several months. I use mine 3-4 times a month and am still using a crock I received in January 2013 (9 months ago). The trick is to apply a thin layer, not slathering it on.

So who shouldn’t use this mask? People with seaweed and clay allergies, of course. Also individuals with dry skin. If you suffer from sensitive skin, spot-test this product before applying it to your face. (Better safe than sorry!)

100g (4.2-5 0z.) sells for $22.00 USD/CAD

The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask is available in-store and online.

APPLICATION EFFECTIVENESS SCENT TEXTURE VALUE
RECOMMENDATION:  | WOULD REPURCHASE: Yes
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