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March 22, 2013

REVIEW: The Body Shop Honey and Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask

packaging face mask body shop natural
contents product oat face mask
close up of product face mask

After a very happy experience with Lush's Oatifix I was keen to try another oaty face mask, and like Oatifix this face mask isn't aimed at my skin type but I thought I'd give it a go anyway. The Body Shop's one appealed to me as I've enjoyed using their clay masks in the past so I didn't think twice before picking this one up. It's a really all-purpose mask as it claims to hydrate, cleanse and exfoliate the skin. I've used this three times (but less regularly than I would use my Lush face masks, mainly because this one has a longer shelf-life) and each time I've noticed very similar effects. When I actually use this on my skin it isn't exactly comfortable at first, it definitely stung the areas of my skin that were dry (most notably, my cheeks). I was very tempted to take it off immediately, as this is what I would normally do when a product feels like that on my skin. However, this feeling did subside relatively quickly so I waited for about 10 minutes before washing it off. When you get around to washing it off the oatmeal grains lightly, and gently, exfoliate your skin. 

After removing the face mask I can feel that my skin is more hydrated and it is certainly softer. I don't think that this cleanses my skin really and it doesn't really have an impact on my pores or blackheads, but its smoothing and hydrating properties do impress me. I enjoy using this face mask but isn't something that I've fallen in love with. I think it may definitely be better for normal-dry skin types but I don't think that it is suitable for sensitive skin as the stinging sensation that I felt could certainly be hugely uncomfortable on more sensitive skin than mine. If I had to choose between Lush's Oatifix and the Body Shop's Hone and Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask then Oatifix would win. However, I do like that this can be kept for a year after opening meaning that it can be used very irregularly. One other important factor that might affect whether you purchase this is the smell- it doesn't smell at all sweet or oaty like Oatifix does. It doesn't really have much of a scent at all really! I was a little bit disappointed by this, but if you find Oatifix a bit sickly then this might be more up your street smell-wise.

The Body Shop's Honey and Oat 3-in-1 Scrub is available in Body Shop stores or online here for £10.

What hydrating face masks would you recommend?



  1. I love the Body Shop, everything smells divine. I like the idea that this product has natural ingredients, and no harsh chemicals.

  2. Ahh it's so good that this is a natural product and most of these oaty ones are, but i've got a terrible phobia of oats I can't eat, feel or smell then its such a shame because I'd love to try something like this!

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty Blog! x

  3. If you want to say money you don't really need an expensive hydrating mask. Just get a good facial oil or thick moisturiser apply thick layer, wait for how ever long & remove excess product. Also this mask is easy to replicate at home. I often mix oats & water into a paste and apply to skin, the "milk" is good on eczema :)

  4. I've always wanted to try this.. it looks lovely, although I don't like the look of the contents. I don't think I'd want to smear that on my face :/ xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  5. My mum got me this for my Christmas but I have oily skin. I like this but I agree it makes my skin tingle too and I don't feel it actually leaves me feeling really clean x

  6. Love the look of this!


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