The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks

The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks

Yes, these smell as delicious as they look… and they should seriously come with a “do not eat” warning. 

A dream come-true for anyone, who loves multi-masking and likes to enjoy an occasional pamper session. All five of these new Superfood Face Masks from The Body Shop* are 100% vegetarian and three are completely vegan. Also, did I mention how good they smell? :)

From The Body Shop:

Discover our collection of facial masks, sourced from across the globe to repair, clarify, and hydrate your skin and leave you with a healthy, youthful glow. Created with Community Trade natural ingredients including rose petals, charcoal, green tea, honey, ginseng, acai, marula oil & more. From a hydrating, firming mask that improves elasticity, to an anti-oxidant rich mask that energizes skin & fights signs of fatigue, to a clarifying, exfoliating and smoothing mask, we have the perfect mask for you. Your spa day awaits!”


British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask– it has a clear, gel texture and it moisturizes, hydrates and nourishes skin. I love that it didn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable on my skin and that it left my skin feeling very soft and smooth. This mask is great for dry skin. It washes off easily and is really refreshing.

Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Mask– perfect for when your skin needs a little pick-me-up. This mask is great for tired, dull skin- perfect to use in the morning, right before hopping in the shower. This actually gives you a bit of exfoliation, too- all while being gentle and delicate. The Energizing Radiance Mask is something I’d use before a special occasion.

Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask– also currently known as my absolute favorite. It’s probably one of the only Charcoal Masks I’ve used (and I’ve used a lot of them) that has such a strong tingle- which I totally love. It gives my skin that deep-clean/pure kind of feeling that I love in my face masks. It helps me deal with the oiliness, without drying me out. It’s perfect for anyone with oily and/or acne-prone skin.

Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask– moisturizing, nourishing and hydrating mask that would be perfect for mature/dry skin. It feels very smooth and silky on skin and smells absolutely delicious.

Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask– this is another favorite for me. It’s super creamy, exfoliating and brightening. I love that there’s a lot of gentle exfoliation with this mask- nothing that will scratch or irritate your skin. I love applying this for 10-12 minutes and then gently removing it with a warm muslin cloth, in circular motions. Skin feels very refreshed and other products absorb SO much better.


You guys know that I’ve been battling acne, oh… I don’t know… probably since I was 12. Changing my diet did wonders for my skin- cystic acne, be gone! But I still battle with a lot of oiliness, clogged pores and hormonal breakouts. I’ve been on various acne prescription meds  for about a year now, and they changed my skin. I still get oily during the day, but at the same time my skin feels very dry and flaky. With these masks, I can tackle several of my skin’s needs at the same time (you can obviously do the same with any other masks, as well).

I love the fact that these contain so many natural ingredients and that they’re gentle enough to use twice a week, even when my skin is feeling extra-sensitive. They also deliver. Big time. All you need is 5-10 minutes. No uncomfortable tightness, either.


As cute as it may be, at first I wasn’t convinced about the jar packaging. When it comes to skincare I always worry about active ingredients staying…well.. active. I worry about exposing those plant-based antioxidants or light-sensitve ingredients to light and other elements. BUT, I don’t think it’s a big issue, if a product contains proper preservatives. These Superfood Face Masks do come in dark/tinted jars that don’t let the light in. As far as being hygienic… I always use a foundation brush (love this one from elf, too) to apply my masks and wash it after each use, so there’s that.

These also contain fragrance, which is another thing I don’t love in skincare, but in all honesty I don’t mind it in masks- as long as it isn’t too strong. I didn’t notice that the fragrance irritated my skin and don’t find it to be too harsh. I have a few fragrance-free face masks and something feels a bit off when I use them. When you use a face masks, that light fragrance sort of helps you relax and really enjoy that little pampering. So, since none of these irritated my currently confused, tired and sensitive skin- I think I’ll live. Plus, the scent of all of these is very natural, refreshing and not at all overwhelming.


British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask and Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. I use the Plumping Mask on my cheeks and neck and the Purifying Glow Mask on my chin, nose and forehead. This combo is ahhmazing! The Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask is definitely my favorite out of the five. It has a slight tingle to it, which is quite pleasant. My skin feels amazing after this mask- not dry and tight, just very clean, smooth and supple. The Plumping Mask is so different from anything I’ve used before. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and refreshed. I really like using a gentle exfoliator before applying the Plumping Mask- I think that this really does make a difference in the way it works with my skin.

The Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask is amazing for those days when your skin feels dull. It’s cool and refreshing, but don’t let the “polishing” part scare you off- this mask offers a gentle exfoliation without being too harsh. I actually tried using this for 5 minutes, BEFORE applying the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask and my skin felt incredible after that combo. Really sort of that I-just-had-an-amazing-facial sort of feeling.


Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Mask, Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask, British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask and Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask. 

*this post contains PR samples


  • Reply
    Mary Ann
    October 6, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I haven’t seen this in our local body shop store… are they new products? recently released?

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      Paula @
      October 6, 2016 at 7:47 am

      Yes, they’re new! I believe they were release just in August.

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        Mary Ann
        October 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

        better check them out at our local The Body Shop store… I love the products of TBS

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    Kirsty McCall
    October 6, 2016 at 3:26 am

    I received the Superfood masks too, they’re so nice! I love your blog photos.

    Kirsty |

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    October 6, 2016 at 4:09 am

    Oh they look so lovely. The red one looks delicious too :D

    Love, Kerstin

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    Ela BellaWorld
    October 6, 2016 at 5:14 am

    I am curious about these masks, I haven’t had a chance to go to TBS to check them out. Charcoal and acai one sound good, I will definitely check them out. I don’t like jar packaging for skincare products, however, companies don’t seem to change their opinions about it. I also prefer fragrance free skincare products, but then it is hard to find them. I think I wouldn’t mind delicious scent though :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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      Paula @
      October 6, 2016 at 7:46 am

      I don’t like jar packaging either, I don’t know why companies still use it. Especially some of those high-end brands- seems like a waste of money.

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    October 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

    These look amazing! Definitely need to try them out. Sophie x

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    Dea Andriany
    October 6, 2016 at 6:04 am

    I had a ‘bad’ experience from TBS clay mask in which they did nothing but stinging my mask, so I was iffy about this. Until I read somewhere they sort of formulated it again, so, I’m tempted to try these ones, especially the british rose & acai berry.

    Selene Addicted

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      Paula @
      October 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

      Oh sorry you had a bad experience! I always recommend patch-testing new products, especially if you have sensitive skin. I’d try to get my hands on a sample first!

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 6, 2016 at 6:26 am

    They look great. but I don’t like that they all come in jars. Pretty, but I prefer tubes.

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    Kristien Kellens
    October 6, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I got a sample of the British Rose mask, still need to find time to give it a go, but it sounds promising!

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    Jayd Alice
    October 6, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I’ve seen these everywhere at the moment and I can’t wait to try one or two of them out for myself. I love your photos too, chick! x

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    October 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I’ve been eyeing the British Rose Plumping mask for a while – I just wish the tub was a bit bigger for the price! This post might have pushed me over the edge to buy it.

    Angela / Blush & Pearls

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    Katie S.
    October 6, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Ooooh that Rose one sounds REALLY nice! I got a rose mask sample in a Glossybox a couple months ago and I love it! When I go through my mask stash I think I will be picking that up. There used to be a Body Shop store in the mall by my house but it closed so I keep forgetting about them. They have such great stuff!

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    Jennifer Frank
    October 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I love these, I was in the Body Shop last week and was so tempted! I love the sound of the rose one!
    jen / velvet spring

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    October 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    These sound so lovely, I’m in need of a new mask for the colder months so I may give these a go x

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    Leanne Page
    October 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    These all sound brilliant. Especially the Honey one. I’m all about nourishment. I’m definitely going to pick up a few when I a Body Shop discount code :) xx

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    Rebecca Fletcher
    October 6, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    These sound amazing. I love the Body Shop skincare but Ive never tried their new face masks. I need to treat myself to one.

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    Hye Mi
    October 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I love the Acai version! Can’t wait to purchase the rest of the masks, they seem amazing. Do you think it’s possible to use the rose version as a night pack?

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    Sheridan Grady
    October 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    These look and sound amazing, I just love the body shop! x

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    October 6, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Omggg I’m dying to try some but will have to wait until another paycheck. All looks so lovely and how nice you even did a swatch haha anything with rose I’m just like get on my face!!


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    October 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    They look lovely. I’d like to try the Rose one as I have dry skin. I quite like Rose in my skincare… I have the Jurlique Rose face mist and the Fresh rose mask. Maybe the Body Shop mask could be a dupe for the Fresh.

    Samantha Series

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    October 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I have to get all of these! The plumping one is definitely one I’d be interested in!
    Kathy x

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    Ambar Syed
    October 7, 2016 at 6:09 am

    They all look absolutely stunning! I love a good face mask and here I’m spoilt for choice! Beautiful photographs as always, and swatches too :)
    – Ambar x

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    Madeleine S-B
    October 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I had a look at these in-store the other day but I couldn’t decide between them and as I’ve got a couple of masks on the go I didn’t get any! This post has made me want to go back now though haha! I loved the look of them all except the honey one – it smelled really off, but I suppose that could have been because the tester may have been open for a while.

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    Mikéla Davelyn
    October 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    These all sound so good! Would love to try the Charcoal one!

    xo, mikéla /

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    October 8, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I’d love to try these, but I do think they are possibly a bit pricey! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

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    Jasmine Talks Beauty
    October 8, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I’ve been loving the Rice mask recently and definitely want to try the rest of the collection :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    Grace Campbell
    October 9, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I have heard nothing but good things about these facemasks, I can’t wait to try them out!!

    Grace x

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    The Gossip Darling
    October 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

    First off: I haven’t been to The Body Shop in ages, guess I’ll be dropping by. Secondly, these masques look fabulous! I thought I would only like a few but o have got to try them all!
    Seriously working on perfecting my skincare routine and these are def a great addition.


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    October 10, 2016 at 1:16 am

    I’m loving these masks so much!! The rose is my favorite too! And thanks for the reminder to mask on the neck too!

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    steff @
    October 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    These look interesting! That one charcoal one reminds me of the new Clinique charcoal exfoliating mask I just got. But I also am trying a sample of a mask I think you’ll also LOVE: First Aid Beauty Bouncy Mask. I heard Alexandrea Garza talk about it on her snap or YT about it being very similar to a Hydrafacial and now that I’ve tried the hydrafacial, I got a sample of the Bouncy mask and used it last night – AMAZING! My pores looked freshly extracted, skin calm, soft and clean. I can’t wait to try it again. Totally recommend!

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    Justyna F
    October 10, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I’ve got the Himalayan Charcoal one and must say it’s also my absolute favourite :) would like to try the Amazonian Acai as well…

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    October 13, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Thank you for this very useful review :) I love the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask as well! I almost picked up the same combo you’re using! I think I’ll do it next month! x

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    Hina Munawar
    June 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Himalayan charcoal mask is simply great. I have been using it and getting great results.

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