The Body Shop | Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask

Seaweed oil-balancing clay mask
Hey everyone! How are you all doing? For us, it's been a week of medicines and syrups, thanks to the ongoing viral season. But that doesn't take away my weekend skin pampering sesh away, featuring Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask by The Body Shop. If you guys have been following this space, you must have seen this little mask tub in my August Favorites. I got this one while I was in Tokyo, and there's still so much product left. To look at it, seems like I have really purchased any skin care/makeup product since I am back in India :/

Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask

Product Claims

The Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask is a deep-cleansing mask treatment with algae extracts and combined natural ionic clay action, to remove impurities from the pores and absorb excess oil. This face mask detoxifies skin with bladderwack seaweed to purify and clarify the skin's complexion, with a refreshing non-greasy texture. The 100% natural clay complex revitalizes skin. 
  • Removes excess oil and draws out impurities
  • Clarifies & refreshes
  • Suitible for combination to oily skin
  • Weekly leave on face mask treatment
  • Pairs perfectly with our Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash
  • Enriched with bladderwack seaweed

Directions

Apply this deep-cleansing mask treatment to clean, dry skin once or twice a week. Leave it to dry for up to 10 minutes. Use The Body Shop® Soft Sponge with clean, warm water to gently remove the mask from your face, ensuring that all traces are removed from the creases around your nose and around your hairline.

Ingredients

Kaolin (Absorbent), Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Heilmoor Clay (Skin Conditioning Agent), Lithothamnium Calcarum Powder (Abrasive), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Bentonite (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Maris Limus Extract (Skin Protectant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifying Agent), Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Controlling Agent), Bisabolol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Lessonia Nigrescens Powder (Binder/Stabiliser), Fucus Vesiculosus Powder (Skin Conditioning Agent), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Zinc PCA (Skin Conditioning Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Laminaria Saccharina Extract (Natural Additive), CI 77499/Iron Oxides (Colour), CI 42090/Blue 1 Lake (Colorant).

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My Experience With Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask

First things first, I have combination skin with oily T-zone and dry cheeks that is sensitive and acne prone. Furthurmore, this is a drying mask, as the name suggests. I have used it in the milder days of Tokyo and hot and humid summers of Delhi. Since it comes comes in a regular tub packaging, it's really convenient to use and travel with. This one is the new packaging of the seaweed range by TBS, I haven't tried the old seaweed mask so I can't probably compare it to that one. It is a paste-like mask, which has a strong smell. If you are not a fan of scents in your skincare products you probably wouldn't like it. As it is an oil-balancing mask, it really helps in controlling the oil and drying up the blemishes/acnes if you have. It might be a bit too drying for dry skin types. On my combination skin, it works great during the hot and humid weather but if I try it on during winters (when my skin is very dry and flaky) I am pretty sure it won't be of my liking. Due to my skin type, I try to use it once in two weeks or use it once a week only on my oily T-zone and multitask with some other hydrating mask like this one.

How I use it

I apply this mask on my clean and dry face avoiding my eye and mouth area. It tingles a bit (nothing overwhelming for me) and then settles. I let it dry for about 10 mins and then wipe it off with a damp, warm muslin or face towel. I do not leave it on for more than 10 min as then my skin becomes really red but if you do not have sensitive skin then you may leave it on for 15 min. After taking it off, my skin really feels soft and bright. I definitely see a reduction in the oiliness on my T-zone, which is great. Over the time, when I get to use it regularly, I see a decrease in my acne and acne scars as well; however, that routine has currently gone for a toss due to the travelling back and forth. :/ Seaweed oil-balancing clay mask

What I like about Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask

  • Oil controlling
  • Helps in drying up acne
  • Gentle on skin
  • Doesn't clog up my pores
  • Easy to work with
  • Very calming and soothing
  • Doesn't irritate my skin
  • Travel friendly

What I don't like about Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask

  • I wish it came in a hydrating variant for normal/dry skin as well - for days when my skin is not oily I don't much prefer using it.
  • While not a dislike for me - but I know so many people do not like much scent in their skin care products, so that may be altered, TBS? :p
  • It has a tingling sensation; therefore, it can be a dislike to some of you.

Final Thoughts

I totally love this one for my oily skin days, and when my skin is too stressed. In conclusion, it really calms down my skin and my little acnes. I may repurchase it or not if I get a good clay mask for myself.

Love

rating-4-5

Price

INR 1195

Available at

The Body Shop stores and online, Amazon
Have you tried Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask or any other fresh face masks by The Body Shop? Also, share your favorites with me in the comment section, I’d love to explore your favourites too. ?

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week ahead!

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  • This one sounds really up my alley! Will check it out. Loved the clicks 🙂

  • I love the seaweed face wash and toner, but I haven’t tried the mask. I definitely need to give it a try.

  • Clay masks are all the rage this season. Will surely give it a try. Thanks for the detailed review 🙂

    xoxo – Chaicy
    Style.. A Pastiche!

  • Hmm, wonder if you can get this in Canada – definitely want to try! I’m just about out of my Peter Thomas Roth clay mask, it’s really good as well!