The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash Review

3.6/5 - (53 votes)

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash Review: Hey Guys, welcome to MBF! I am back with another hearty review. Today I am reviewing a face wash from The Body Shop. I usually don’t experiment with skincare a lot, I just stick to things which suit my skin type. So, I have very oily sensitive skin and skincare products especially creams and face washes tend to break me out badly. I get tiny bumps and pimples right after using new products.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash Review

I have tried TBS Himalayan Charcoal Face Mask in the past and liked it. Hence, when I came across the face wash from the same variant at their stores, I picked this up as it is meant for oily skin.

About The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Face Wash

Purify your skin with our 100% vegan, invigoratingly scented Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash. Formulated with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, kaolin clay and Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya, it cleanses away dirt and impurities and helps unclog pores. This foaming face wash has a silky-soft clay texture that is gentle enough for all skin types. It leaves skin feeling refreshed, soft and looking mattified without drying it out .

  • Gentle daily face wash
  • Cleanses and purifies skin and helps unclog pores
  • Removes excess oil and mattifies
  • Lathers up instantly
  • Enriched with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayas and kaolin clay
  • Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya
  • Dermatologically tested
  • 100% vegan.

How To Use The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash

Dampen hands and face with warm water. Squeeze a small amount of face wash into your hands and work into a creamy lather. Gently massage the foam into your skin. Rinse off with warm water in circular motions for skin that feels beautifully soft and purified.

Ingredients in The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash

Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propanediol, Kaolin, Argilla / Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum / Fragrance, Charcoal Powder, Limonene, Linalool, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil / Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Menthoxypropanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash Review Ingredients

Price of The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash

₹1295.00 for 125 mL in India
£10.00 for 125 mL in UK
$18.00 for 4.2 fl oz in USA
$29.29 for 125 mL in Canada

In Details The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash Review and My Experience

The Body shop Himalayan Charcoal Clay Wash comes in a charcoal black coloured slim tube which has all the important details about the face wash printed around the tube. The cap of the tube is secured with a flip open lid which helps in dispensing the face wash according to our need. The lid closes tightly which makes the face wash travel friendly and and is made up good quality material which is strong and sturdy.

The face wash is extremely scented which would be bothersome for beauties who have a sensitive nose. It smells citrusy and sort of like tea tree. The face wash looks grey in color as you will see in the swatches below.

The face wash has a unique texture to it. It’s hard to explain frankly speaking, it look like a thick cream-y face wash but it feels like a gel-y clay-ish kind. I hope you understood what am I trying to explain. The consistency is thick yet it is easy to spread. The face wash does not lather generously and we need a lot of water while applying and also while removing the face wash.

How I Use it

First I take a good amount of this face wash; as I said that this does not lather much so we need a good amount of it in order to thorough cleanse our face as well as neck. I run some water through it and massage it in between my palms and slather it all over my face. The face wash is very hard to remove I don’t know why it gets stuck to certain areas of my face and requires lot of time ,effort and water to completely get rid of each and every residue from face and neck.

Upon washing when I see a mirror I always have some amount of face wash left on my face especially on sides of my nose and on my forehead.

Ignoring that, I noticed that this face wash cleansed my skin quite well. As mentioned, I have very oily sensitive skin and this surely helps in removing all the dirt and greasiness from my face. In addition, to my surprise this face wash does not irritate my skin and does not break me out at all.

The face wash is good for oily skin but it will be a little drying for dry skin beauties. Like other oily skin centered face washes it did not extremely mattify my face and stripped all the natural moisture. Dry skin girls may use it but they have to moisturise their skin post wash. It did brighten my skin after wash but the effect was not long lasting.

More Photos, Swatches

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The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash Review swatch

Pros of The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Clay Wash

  1. Good and sturdy packaging.
  2. Unique texture, a hybrid of clay-cream-gel.
  3. Smooth consistency
  4. Spreads easily
  5. Cleansed my oily skin thoroughly
  6. Helps remove dirt and oil from face effectively
  7. Does not overly dry out my skin.
  8. For all skin types but for people with extremely dry flaky skin may not like it.
  9. My face appears brighter after using this
  10. Travel friendly.
  11. Easily available.

Cons Of The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Clay Wash

  1. Heavily scented.
  2. The face wash gets stuck on the skin at places which is hard to remove.
  3. Requires a lot of time and water to get removed completely.
  4. There is a slippery feel after wash
  5. Expensive.
  6. Brightening effect does not last longer.

MBF Advises

Overall it’s an average face wash and it is expensive too. I don’t think I would buy this face wash again as it is a not unique in any way. It does not do any wonders (looking at how it drills a hole in my pocket) and we can get some very good face washes at half of its price and that actually can give far better results than this one from The Body Shop. The Body Shop sure makes some great products but this one just didn’t hit the right spots.

But remember, if you do want to try this out do go ahead. It really does have a unique texture and who knows you might actually like it if you do not have dry skin.

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