Review: Botanicals Balancing Detox Mask

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
I am always on the hunt for new, natural skincare products and the brand Botanicals ticks that box! Botanicals is a multi-award winning natural skincare and bodycare brand with products that are cruelty free and suitable for vegans. I was kindly sent the *Botanicals Balancing Green Clay & Avocado Detox Face Mask (£18.95, 60g). Firstly, I ADORE the packaging - the bag it came in is so cute and it is a really nice touch! The product packaging is equally as lovely, it looks and feels really quite expensive. 

The mask contains "mediterranean green clay which helps draw out impurities and eliminate dead skin cells. While cold-pressed avocado and jojoba, rich in essential fatty acids, leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and clear." The mask is a typical green shade, it feels a little gritty when you first apply it but it smoothes out almost into a green oil on the skin - which doesn't sound great but it is! The mask smells very natural, fresh and grassy to me, I actually love the scent of this mask! 

As this mask does not contain water, it is more concentrated so you only need a small amount and I find a little does go a long way. It smoothes onto the skin quickly, easily and it massages into the skin nicely. The mask doesn't slip off the skin, it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and it just works well. I have only been using it on my t-zone as the rest of my skin is normal/dry and I find it leaves my skin very smooth, refreshed and very cleansed without being stripping or harsh. I very very rarely get spots or breakouts so I cannot comment on how well this mask would perform in the long term on more breakout prone skin but for me this mask is definitely a winner. My sister who has more combination/breakout prone skin than me has tried it twice and she likes it although she hasn't noticed a massive difference in her skin personally so far. 

Overall, I am very happy with the mask, it simply works very well  for me and I adore the packaging as well as the brands ethos of being cruelty free and as natural as possible. This mask contains 70% organic ingredients, it is made in England and the packaging can be recycled. I would definitely recommend this mask and the brand in general, I have a few products on my wish list already including the lavender and chamomile hand salve and the organic hydrating toners! My overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Have you tried anything from Botanicals? What is your favourite face mask?


  1. This seems to be right up my alley! Love the sound of it, and of the brand in general. It's going onto my wishlist :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  2. The combination of avocado and Green clay sounds amazing for the skin.
    Need to give this a try.


  3. Your blog design is completely amazing!
    Great review.

  4. I adore face masks (the good ones haha) and this one looks really nice! I love DIYing masks as well. You have a beautiful blog by the way, I love the header!

    Lou x
    Bluebird | Beauty and life blog


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