This is my second jar of the Body Shop Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask from their Superfoods line. Spoiler alert! To be honest the whole Superfoods range is superb quality! But today I would like to talk more in detail  about the Amazonian Acai mask. Every mask from this line is kept in an apothecary-like jars with dark glass so that the components won't react in direct sunlight. Mask contains 75ml of product and I can get couple months of use out of it which is great!

 

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ 100% vegan
❇ Fresh juicy face mask
❇ For skin that needs a fast recharge from signs of fatigue and stress.
❇ Invigorates, smoothes and fights the appearance of fatigue
❇ Ideal to create a facial at home
❇ Infused with acai berry, guarana and Community Trade babassu oil all from Brazil
❇ Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil

Directions from the manufacturer:

After removing makeup and cleansing the skin, use the Facial Mask Brush to smooth an even layer of the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask onto the face avoiding eye and lip area. Apply to neck and décolleté if desired. Leave for 5-10 minutes then rinse off with warm water and a muslin cloth in circular motions to gently exfoliate. Use 2 to 3 times a week. Use various masks in different areas to target specific areas of your face.

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Argania Spinosa Shell Powder, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Powder, Parfum/Fragrance, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Limonene, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Methylpropanediol, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citric Acid, Caramel, CI 17200/Red 33

My experience:

As I've already mentioned in the beginning this is my 2nd jar of this gorgeous mask. The scent of this is so invigorating and throws me back to our  trip to Italy every time. We stayed in the hotel where they served home-made jam for your toasts and crepes for breakfasts. Yum!

 

Consistency of this mask is jelly-like. It is a bit tacky to the touch once you feel it straight from the jar and gets more sticky the longer you keep it on your face.  I always keep it on for 10 minutes  without following the steps of rubbing and scrubbing and it washes off effortlessly. If I keep it for longer it needs some scrubbing off to get the tacky gel off my face. Luckily the little grainy and fibrous particles of the fruit in this mask make it quite a simple task to achieve.

 

After I wash it off my skin is velvety-smooth and plump. It definitely evens out my skin tone except for the times if I was out in the sun for the whole day. In that case it actually stings my skin and makes it flushed. Since acai fruit is quite acidic, it irritates the sunburned skin instead of rejuvenating it.

 

I tend to gravitate towards the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask on the days when I forgot to do my evening skin-care routine or on the days when we have rainy weather. It lifts my mood and my face 🙂 Overall this is an excellent product which meets it's all claims. I will keep buying it again and again. I also appreciate a lot that the superfood masks are 100% cruelty free.

 

*Little tip for the new buyer. If you like the body shop masks as much as I do, try getting the "At-Home Facial Mask Experience kit" which retails for 80€ for 5 full-size jars of product. Unfortunately this mask line never runs on offer in NL and by investing into the kit can save some money by paying for 4 masks and getting 1 free.

 

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Pros:

+ Meets it's claims
+ Refreshing scent that lingers on your skin after you wash it off
+ Economic in use. I get around 20 uses out of one jar.
+ Excellent exfoliant
+ Perfect product for multi-masking as it doesn't droop or move on your face once it is applied
+ Cruelty free and 100% vegan

 

Cons:

— Do not apply this mask after being in the sun, it will sting
— Heavy on fragrance, use with caution if your skin is extra sensitive
— Absence on discounts from the manufacturer on the Skinfoods mask series

 

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: thebodyshop.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at thebodyshop online and regular stores in your country of residence
❇ Price is 20€ per 75ml glass jar

 

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?