When tools get involved you know that a mask means business! Obviously, they’re completely unnecessary, but they’ve very nice to have. And, Origins have made the bowl and spoon/spatula practical – they’re plastic (but don’t look it), so lightweight and rinse very easily. I tried the Origins Rituali Tea Mask in Feeling Rosy on Sunday – I quite enjoyed the mixing of it.
I wasn’t expecting it to be moussy, but after you’ve added a little water, it sort of goes frothy a little bit so feels smooth and cool when you apply. I gave Mr BBB a bit of a fright because when it dries on your skin it goes a much darker red colour with little bits of even darker rose so it did actually look a bit fierce. This particular mask is for drier skin types – surprisingly, I didn’t find it all that moisturising, but it did do a very obvious skin pep in terms of clarity and left my complexion smoother and softer than when I started.
I totally got the smoky scent of the South African Rooibos Tea and also the rose so all boxes ticked here. But I think it’s expensive at £30 – it just feels like a lot for some powder that was very good but not miraculous. As you can see in the picture above, there’s a Body Cleansing Mask to the same recipe but pre-mixed. I just don’t feel up for a body mask – I think about my newly cleaned bathroom and all I can see is a mess ahead! Instructions are to use as a body scrub (in which case it’s not a mask) or to apply and then waft about for a few minutes before rinsing off in the shower. Wafting anywhere naked and covered in tea and bits of rose isn’t practical. The Body Cleansing Mask is £25. You can find both of them HERE as they’ve already launched. I can see that if you like a bit of a ritual to your masking (which I do), there’s a lot of pleasure to be had from the Origins Rituali Tea Mask.
Incidentally, the bowl is £15 and so is the spatula.. eek.
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