Body Skin Type- Normal
As I said in my previous review, I got two new products from The Body Shop here is the review on the Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay. No doubt this was one of the most exciting products out of the whole range but I was in two minds regarding the usage of the product. Read on how it fared for my skin type.
Price – Rs 1895/- for 200ml
Charcoal powder is an ancient Asian beauty secret proven to draw out impurities from the skin, up to thousands of times its own mass. It has traditionally been used to draw out tensions from the mind too, de-stressing and calming. Use this purifying body clay as part of our relaxing ritual when you’re in need of a fast-track to tranquility
– Purifying clay body mask
– Removes impurities and soften skin for a deeply cleansed feel
– Relaxes body and mind with bamboo charcoal.
My Experience with The Body Shop Spa of the World Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay:
The body clay comes in a convenient tube packaging with flip top cap. The details are mentioned on the back of the tube. I love the color theme of the range, though it might be slightly confusing if you own similar stuff from the range. It is easy to use and store and hence a big yay from me.
The texture is something unique to me considering it is a body product. I have used charcoal for the face, but for the body it was new to me. It looks and feels super gooey; I love the texture as it is thick but it spreads really well on the skin. Compared to charcoal face packs, the texture is rich and creamier. It smells heavenly, more on the fresh side as I was expecting it to be more on the woody musky type fragrance. I absolutely enjoy the 10-15 mins that it stays on the body.
The effect of the clay is relaxing and calming to begin with. It dries up on the body in 10 minutes or so leaving behind an ashy black layer. It is pretty messy to wash off the clay but it is worth the effort. The skin feels touchable clean and smooth. A bit of exfoliation comes in the process as well, since you have to rub on a bit, to completely wash it off. It does not completely dry out the skin but definitely does not hydrate either. I see it as a body pack that deep cleanses the skin and takes off the deep rooted dirt and grime. The fragrance comes as an added bonus to the product. It is a high maintenance product and not a must-have but if you want a bit of luxury in you shower routine, go ahead and indulge!
Pros of The Body Shop Spa of the World Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay:
• Convenient tube packaging.
• Luxurious fragrance.
• Cooling sensation.
• Deep cleansing,
• Non drying.
Cons of The Body Shop Spa of the World Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay:
• Good quantity required each time.
• Messy, only recommended during shower.
IMBB Rating – 4.25/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend The Body Shop Spa of the World Himalayan Charcoal Body Clay?
I might not repurchase it because this too expensive and it gets used up pretty soon. There is hardly any way to extend the usage of the product. I would recommend it to people who love pampering themselves in-shower once in a while. This is a high maintenance product, definitely not necessary but pure luxury.
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