Today I am reviewing my holy-grail skin soothing mask- British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask by The Body Shop. It turned out that I didn't have any of the sunscreen applied on my face after baby-swimming lessons with my daughter today. And we immediately ended up in the park with friends on a picnic. After the whole afternoon in the park , sitting in an open sun my face feels baked. British Rose mask to the rescue!!!

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ 100% vegan
❇ Refreshing gel face mask
❇ For skin that needs to be quenched and re-plumped with moisture to reveal its dewy glow again
❇ Moisturises, soothes and tones skin
❇ Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil
❇ Ideal to create a facial at home
❇ Infused with real rose petals, rose essence from Britain, rosehip oil from Chile and organic Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico

Directions from the manufacturer:

Grow your glow with our British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask. Inspired by the European bathing rituals, our 100% vegan refreshing gel face mask is infused with real rose petals, rose essence, rosehip oil and organic Community Trade aloe vera. And what’s more, it’s formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil. Reveal skin that’s replenished with moisture and visibly smooth with a youthful dewy appearance. Perfect used with our Facial Mask Brush, it makes for the most beautiful facial at home experience.

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-32, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol Denat, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Rosa Gallica Flower Powder, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Methylpropanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Disodium EDTA, Rose Extract, Benzyl Salicylate, Menthoxypropanediol, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, CI 14700/Red 4.

My experience:

I love this jelly 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! It is not sticky on my face and I love the fact that it has actual rose petals in it.

 

Obviously, as there are plenty of the rose-based ingredients, one can assume that this mask smells like rose flower. To me it smells like the rose petal jam. I love the sweetness of this rose a lot, if you ever get a chance to try/smell  the jam, do it!  Same as the Amazonian acai mask from this line, British Rose mask gets more sticky the longer you keep it on your face.  I keep it on for full 10 minutes on my face and rinse it off with running room-temperatue water.

 

After rinse-out  my skin is velvety-smooth and less red. I tend to gravitate towards the British Rose fresh Plumping Mask on on a day like today. Scorching sun, no sunscreen = dangerous combination. I feel like this mask is soothing and reducing the redness more than anything. Plumping is less noticeable on me. Overall this is an excellent product which meets it’s all claims. I love the fact 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
+ Beautiful rose scent that lingers on your skin after you wash it off
+ Economic in use. I get +/- 20 uses out of one jar
+ Perfect product for multi-masking as it doesn’t droop or move on your face once it is applied
+ Extremely hydrating and soothing, perfect to reduce redness
+ Cruelty free and 100% vegan

 

Cons:

– Quite strong fragrance, if you do not appreciate the smell of rose this one is definitely not for you
– 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 ?