The Body Shop’s Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask: Skincare Review

My social media newsfeed are flooded with homemade "skin brightening" face masks that use rice flour as their main ingredient. The aforementioned ingredient is occasionally also advertised as an exfoliator and, strangely, a sunscreen. I previously had a negative experience with a rice-containing product, which I also reviewed here on my blog, but when a friend gifted me The Body Shop's Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying and Polishing Mask, I made the decision to give rice another opportunity.

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According to The Body Shop, this product will give our skin a new lease of life. It is inspired by Chinese traditions, wherein they’ve blended ginseng extract, rice extract and sesame seed oil into their 100% vegetarian creamy exfoliating mask, that’s been formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil.


🌺100% vegetarian
🌺Creamy exfoliating face mask
🌺For skin that needs an intense treatment to remove dullness and unevenness.
🌺Illuminates, evens and revitalises skin
🌺Formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil
🌺Ideal to create a facial at home
🌺Blended with rice & ginseng extracts from China and organic Community Trade sesame seed oil from Nicaragua

How To Use

After removing makeup and cleansing the skin, use the Facial Mask Brush to smooth an even layer of the Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask onto the face avoiding eye and lip area. Apply to neck and décolleté if desired. Leave for 5-10 minutes then rinse off with warm water and a muslin cloth in circular motions to gently exfoliate. Use 2 to 3 times a week. Use various masks in different areas to target specific areas of your face.


Aqua, Glycerin, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Kaolin, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG-100 Stearate, Alcohol Denat., Decyl Glucoside, Cera Alba, Perlite, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Limonene, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Menthol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Disodium EDTA, Citral, Citronellol, Linalool, Menthoxypropanediol, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Eugenol, Dextrin, Oryza Sativa Extract, CI 77891.

This face mask is fantastic. My skin feels really soft and supple after using it, which feels amazing at first. Considering how messy this facial mask might be, i believe it's best to quickly apply it while using a brush.

Most importantly, you may use it to gently remove the skin without drying it out. It appears as though I'm utilizing oatmeal. It's good that my skin doesn't feel tight or stiff when it dries on my face. Only vaguely does it resemble dry oats all throughout.

After about 10 minutes, I thought about slightly soaking my hands before starting to wipe it off my face. I just used that moisture and made sweeping motions of my face, giving the impression that I was massaging and scrubbing it at the same time. I end up with wonderfully smooth, baby skin after rinsing. My skin's surface and any previous dry areas are smoothed out, and I feel utterly flawless. This is the sixth time I've used it, and it works great for eliminating acne spots that are on their fourth or fifth day. It most certainly helps it recover more quickly.

After a couple of usage, I’ve seen my skin looking better. Don't limit your skincare to just one face mask, though. A proper skincare regimen that includes a product like this would definitely need to be adopted. a pricey item that is nonetheless useful. I've been using it twice a week, and I'm really satisfied with the results.

I highly recommend thisproduct to those who have sensitive skin like mine and to those who are looking for a good face mask and scrub at the same time. 

My Overall Rating:
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