Review: The Body Shop – Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

Last week when I was staying over at my parent’s place in Abu Dhabi, I happened to try The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask from my sister’s beauty pantry.

Before I could write a review, she wrote one. Since she has been using it for a while, and she has done a pretty good job with the review, I decided to use hers.

I saw the results in just one application. Do let me know your views if you have tried it.


One product that took the skincare devotees by storm last year was the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask by The Body Shop.

It’s a clay mask with 100% vegan formula and natural ingredients that are accumulated from the Himalayan foothills, Japan, and Kenya.

I wanted to review the mask only after using it substantially, which I have as you can see from the photo below. The jar is nearly wiped clean, and I will repurchase it along with other masks in this range.


I started off by using it twice every week, and the jar has lasted me for over three months. After a couple of times, I didn’t feel the need to use it twice a week. Another plus point? IT WORKS INSTANTLY! I’m not a firm believer of claims like “instant results,” but this one caught me off-guard, in a good way of course.

It gives off a scent of tea tree oil and menthol. The moment you put the mask on, you get a cold, tingling sensation. As the mask dries onto your face, you can visibly notice how it isolates the pores, mainly on the nose.

Let’s look at the claims the packaging makes about the ingredients and how they work.


Bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills draws out impurities and excess oils from the skin.

Yes! My skin looks very, very clean. The tingling sensation I mentioned above is the mask purifying the skin and unclogging the pores. However, it dries out the skin just a bit so you might need a little moisturiser if you already have dry skin.

Green tea leaves from Japan exfoliate the skin.

The mask has chunks of green tea leaves which help in exfoliating when you are washing it off. My skin becomes very soft to the touch, and it does feel like I have taken a grubby layer of skin off my face and neck.

Tea tree oil from Kenya keeps the skin clear, youthful, and healthy.

This is an interesting call, in my opinion, and not many masks stand up to it. It’s a first for me, but the mask makes my face glow. I noticed how my face goes from looking dull to noticeably rejuvenated.

All in all, this mask by The Body Shop has to be one of the best out there for all types of skin, particularly for the oily one. I would highly recommend it if you are looking for an intensive purifying mask. I look forward to delving into other masks in this range to see if they are as good as this one.




  1. Thank you for detailed review 😀
    It is good you did not review it after just one use because i find first impressions kind of unreliable

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