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The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Warming Mask | Skincare

The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Warming Mask | Skincare

The Body Shop Mineral & Ginger Warming Mask | Skincare

Does anyone else find that flying and travelling makes their skin break out? Like, I could be having the best skin-day but as soon as I get on that plane it all goes to hell. Thankfully now that I am back in Canada, I can give it some TLC with the Body Shop Warming Mineral & Ginger Face Mask.

The body shop mineral & ginger warming mask

I purchased this a couple months ago when I went on a little Body Shop haul. It would have been $20 CAD, but I picked it up when they were having a deal for buy 3 get 2 free (or something like that.)

Product Details

This face mask is ideal for all skin types. It warms up when applied to the skin to help purify and detoxify pores – just what you need after a long day at the airport! The Kaolin clay is what helps to draw out the impurities in your skin.

Ingredients (In Order)

PEG-8. Polyethylene Glycol-8 used to enhance skin penetration. Could be contaminated with 1,4 dioxane which is a known carcinogen – trusted brands ensure purity of their product from 1,4 dioxane.

Zeolite. Negatively charged mineral that helps to draw out impurities from your skin.

Glycerin. Can be derived from natural resources (animals or plants) or man made. It helps to moisturize your skin.

Kaolin. A natural mineral that is used to absorb excess oils/ dirt.

Methyl Gluceth-20. Used as an ingredient to provide moisture to your skin. Can be derived from Corn Starch.

PEG-220. Polyethylene Glycol-220 used to provide moisture into the skin, helps to penetrate pores.

Algae. Provides hydration, can be used for anti-aging products.

Methylparaben & Propylparaben. Used as a preservative from the Paraben family, could be contaminated and possibly be a carcinogen.

Tocopheryl Acetate. Vitamin E, used as a skin-conditioner and antioxidant.

Curcuma Zedoaria Root Oil. Turmeric Root helps to moisturize skin and provide fragrance for the face mask.

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil. Used for fragrance.

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil. Helps to purify skin, provide moisture and fragrance.

Zinc Oxide. Typically used for sunscreen, but can help to reduce pore size and used as a “bulking agent.”

Please see EWG Skin Deep for more in-depth information about these ingredients.

The body shop mineral & ginger warming mask swatch

My Thoughts

I do have to say that I like this product – in fact, for my first giveaway it was one of the products that I sent out. I enjoy that you can feel the warming sensation when you put it on, but it doesn’t last. After a few seconds applied on the skin the warming sensation does go away.

You let it sit on the skin for about five minutes so that it has time to absorb, but not dry out. It does seem to sink into your pores and you can see the texture of your skin once it does. It’s extremely easy to rinse off – though I definitely do recommend keeping your eyes closed for the entire time… just in case.

When I need my skin to have a deep cleansing, this is the product I reach for. I wouldn’t use it more than twice a week because it really does strip your skin of the natural oils.

Would I repurchase?

Although I do like it, I think that $20 does seem a bit high (mind you, I’m not even halfway through after three months of use.) Some of the ingredients in the warming mineral & ginger face mask just didn’t make me jump for joy. I want to be more cautious of the products that I’m putting on my skin. Therefore, no. I do not think I would repurchase – but because I want a more “green/ natural” product without the parabens.

What’s your favourite face mask?

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  • reneejessome

    This sounds really nice but I also would rather put something without parabens on my face!

    Renee | Life After Lux

  • That’s a bummer it’s not all natural! $20 seems high too for a product that isn’t fully natural. I do love a good warming mask though! Especially in the winter time. Great review lady. 🙂


    • Everything in the Body Shop does seem to be a higher price! But yes, this has definitely been great for the cooler weather 🙂

  • Great review, Lindsey! I know many are up in arms about parabens but I’m not too fussy about it in my skincare. That said, I don’t think I’ll be giving this a try because for $20, I think I can get better masks from other brands.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Emily

    I love warming face masks, there is something really cosy about them! Especially since it’s always so cold in England, boo! Shame about the ingredients though :/

    Musings & More

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I find that travelling causes my skin break out quite a lot, as well! I think for me a lot of it is because I don’t maintain my skincare routine as much when I travel, and I keep it quite minimal. This face mask sounds okay, although it’s a shame that it didn’t quite live up to your expectations. 🙁 Shame about the ingredients, although it does sound like it does cleanse quite well which would definitely be a plus in my books. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts! Hope you’re having a fab weekend. <3


    • That’s true – you can’t bring EVERYTHING that you normally would use in your skincare routine most the time. The only thing I wish this lacked were the parabens… but it really depends on each person’s stance on them haha!
      Thanks for the lovely comment, Kay! Hope you had a great weekend as well 🙂

  • Even the name of that mask is making my face feel better! Lovely review.

    Emma |

  • I love that warm sensation too it feels so good, I love body shop products I can’t get enough of them! Lovely review!

    Lauren x |

  • Cara E

    It’s a shame this product isn’t cheaper/more natural because it sounds pretty good! I definitely agree that we should be mindful of what we use to treat our skin xx

    • Yes it’s too bad – the only thing that really bothers me is the preservatives (but obviously they’re in there for a reason…)

  • What does make it get warm? Is it actually getting warm or do you just feel that way due to the cinnamon oil?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I assume it’s just a sensation from the Cinnamon Oil. When you put it on your fingers it doesn’t feel very warm – but when you let it sit for a while and rub it again it “heats” back up.

      • I thought that. Well, increased blood flow is what we want and what we get.

  • I honestly wish every day that the body shop was a more natural-friendly store because those sales are #goals. Did I use that word correctly? Who cares. I do wonder, what ARE some affordable, natural brands for moisturizers and face masks. I really do want to know.

    • Haha yes this is true – considering it’s called “The Body Shop” lol. Homemade Face masks are probably your best bet if you want something affordable and natural. But I will try and find something haha!

  • Thanks for listing out all the ingredients, that’s super helpful! I always get intimidated by the chemical names in my skin are. I prefer sheet masks usually as it’s just easier to use but I have a few other clay masks I want to use up this year.

    Raincouver Beauty

  • Great post, love you blog layout x

  • Nadia

    I definitely go by the same rule & would rather use something a bit more natural on my skin. Have you ever heard of Tropic, hon? I have been using their stuff for a week now and I am swooned. I must review all the bits I have once I will have used them at least for a few weeks. I do find that my skin is always acting up after flying and traveling. A little TLC & pampering – and it’s back to normal in no time! Thanks for an honest review, sweetie.
    xox Nadia

    • No I haven’t! Not sure if it’s available here, I’ll have to go on a hunt. Can’t wait to see a review 🙂

  • I don’t particular care for The Body Shop. I find their products are very hit or miss. Worst, when they do work on me, I always eventually become allergic to them :/
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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