Getting Ready With The Body Shop’s Expert Facial Mask

I believe we have all heard of super foods for consumption purposes but have you heard of super foods for the face and skin? Well, The Body Shop has a wide range of masks incorporated with super foods to kickstart your Healthy Skin Routine.

A big fan of The Body Shop, I KNEW I had to try their Expert Facial Masks when I heard they have incorporated my favourite Super Foods inside these glorious masks.

While that acai charcoal smoothie is helping you glow from within, you might need a little help getting your skin to look as healthy as you feel.

That’s where their NEW expert facial masks come in. Packed, crushed and drizzled with natural ingredients, each one has been expertly formulated with your skin’s needs in mind. Made with 100% vegetarian ingredients (our Himalayan Charcoal, British Rose and Amazonian Acai masks are actually 100% vegan) and formulated without parabens, paraf ns, silicone or mineral oils – just our nest recipes packed with beauty superfoods from Himalayan charcoal to Amazonian acai berries. Inspired by traditional beauty remedies from around the world, each jar contains a secret power from purifying to nourishing to help your skin look and feel as good as you do inside. 1

00% Vegetarian and animal cruelty free, The Body Shop cares for not only the individual but the whole community and I think they deserve all the support they can get.


For skin that needs an intense dose of replenishing moisture and comfort to feel softer and smoother.

Inspired by African healing and soothing rituals, our indulgent melting honey mask blends pure Community Trade Honey, restoring Marula oil and hydrating Olive oil to leave the skin supremely nourished and rested. Besides having your daily dose of that ACAI charcoal smoothie, you might need a little help getting your skin to look as healthy as you feel.

Comes in a lightweight and very smooth non-sticky texture. 

At first I was wondering what’s the difference between this and the Rose Mask as it has almost the same skin benefits. This would be perfect when your skin is sensitive to environmental aggressors.  I like how my skin feels immediately, softer and smoother also less reddish and sensitive. The smell is amazingggggg.



For skin that needs to release impurities and toxins to help reveal a healthy, youthful glow.

Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, our tingling mud mask contains powerful Bamboo charcoal, active exfoliating Green tea leaves & potent Tea tree oil which combine to purify the skin and give it a new lease of life.

Comes in a lightweight smooth clay like texture.

I like this very much, I am currently using the Tea Tree range and this compliments that range. I like that my face instantly looks clearer and pores are minimised. I like the tingling sensation after applying. 



For skin that needs to be quenched and replumped with moisture and comfort to reveal its dewy glow again.

Inspired by the European bathing rituals, our refreshing gel mask is infused with real Rose petals, moisturising Rose essences, toning Rosehip oil and soothing Aloe vera which combine to leave the skin plumped with moisture and visibly smooth.

Comes with bits of rose petals and a smooth lightweight liquid texture.

For skin that’s very dehydrated like mine, this would be perfect for you as it plumps up your face with moisture much needed. I was literally glowing right after. Besides the sweet smell, I like how indulgent the whole pampering session was. 



For skin that needs a fast recharge from signs of fatigue and stress.

Inspired by the rituals of Amazonian tribes. Our juicy fresh mask with powerful Acai berry, energising Guarana, and smoothing Babassu oil exfoliates and invigorates to wake up the skin and help reduce its tired look.

Comes with bits with a lightweight liquid texture.

This is my go-to mask every time after a hangover or a very exhausting day/week. I feel immediately invigorated again after a tired day. I feel as if I am having a mini spa session at home. The bits inside the mask feels really nice when applied. 


For skin that needs an intense treatment to remove dullness and unevenness.

Inspired by Chinese traditions, our creamy exfoliating mask combines revitalising Ginseng moisturising Rice extract and skin softening Sesame seed oil to reveal brighter-looking, even, supple skin.

Comes in a creamy and slightly heavy texture.

So you know after weeks and days of putting makeup, your skin turns dull or even after a holiday? This is intensive enough to remove any kind of unevenness on the skin. Even though I am not a fan of ginseng, I found the smell bearable and quite refreshing. 


1. Remove make-up and cleanse the skin
2. Smooth an even layer of the mask onto a wet face using The Body Shop facial Mask Brush or fingers avoiding eye and lip area. Apply to neck and décolleté if desired
3. Leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water

Use 2 to 3 times a week or daily if desired

All Masks (75ml) are retailing at S$32.90.

What are you waiting for? Go check it out in stores now and feed yourselves with super foods for the face too. Your skin will thank you for it. 

Skin Whitening and Sun Protection with BeautéScience Advanced Formula EstheWhite & EstheShield

Do you know the importance to consume beauty and skin supplements on a daily basis? It is important to know that as we age, it becomes almost impossible to consume sufficient nutrients for the skin simply by our daily food intake.  A recent study has shown that 80% of skin aging is caused by uv rays including wrinkles and skin laxity. As little as 2% increase in sun damage can cause our skin to age by 3 years! Not to mention on long term basis it gives us pigmentation, loose skin and even yellowing of skin tone and destroy our skin texture.

Recently I got to try the highly anticipated twin pack – EstheWhite & EstheShield by BeautéScience, an advanced formula for enhanced skin whitening and sun protection with patented technology, and boy was I amazed with the results.

I really did see a positive change. I went to Thailand and forgot to bring my sunscreen but thankfully, I brought EstheShield and EstheWhite supplements along with me. I remained fair and did not get any sunburnt at all. I had previously tried a few beauty supplements for skin whitening and sun protection but sadly I was allergic to it due to the ingredients and thankfully I did not have any chemical reaction to BeauteScience supplements! I also heard of similar testimonials during the launch.

Even though EstheWhite & EstheShield has just been launched in Asia on the 6th July, they have already garnered much positive feedback and responses among many major medical suppliers, hospitals, doctors and media personalities.

Personally, I have always been a fuss free person and such supplements actually work very well for me. I like the idea that its easy to consume – just 1 capsule of EstheWhite & 1 capsule of EstheShield in the morning after food and I am covered for the day!

I had the privilege to be part of its launch and check out the media personalities, suppliers and doctors that graced the event in the short clip below. Lunch served was delicious by the way.


To celebrate the Asian launch of EstheWhite and EstheShield, 100 Twin Packs (Retailing at $199 each) will be given away! Simply like and follow BeauteScience’s Facebook page from now till 23 Sep 2017 to participate in the contest.

Sheena (Influencer) and I


1. EstheWhite uses US-patented colourless carotenoids with highest concentration phytoene and phytofluene from specially selected non- GMO tomato species. These colourless carotenoids lighten and even out skin tone by inhibiting melanin synthesis. They provide sun damage protection by absorbing UV rays, while also possessing powerful anti- inflammatory and anti-oxidant capabilities.

Clinical research shows after twelve weeks of consuming phytoene and phytofluene, there are significant improvements to skin quality: dryness and roughness are reduced, while suppleness, complexion evenness and texture are enhanced.

2. EstheShield’s key ingredient – Polypodium Leucotomos has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Europe. Much of the research has been done over the past 40+ years, and many of these clinical studies have shown extracts of Polypodium Leucotomos to be very effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

3. Both products will be marketed as a twin pack and will be distributed only through medical clinics and hospitals. They are made in the United States and comply with HSA (Singapore) requirements, therefore you can be sure of its safety.

4. How the twin pack works – while EstheWhite helps in brightening the skin, EstheShield protects the skin from the sun and prevents it from darkening. With just 1 capsule of each daily, the twin pack formulation provides you with a comprehensive and systemic solution to skin brightening and sun protection.


(A) PhytoflORAL

Carotenoids are natural sun protectants found in plants. They absorb harmful UVA and UVB rays and supress free radicals that lead to premature ageing and dark, uneven skin tone. The human body is unable to produce carotenoids, but they can be obtained through diet.

EstheWhite’s key active ingredient, PhytoflORAL® is a patented innovative dietary supplement derived from a proprietary source of non-GMO tomato specie that is rich in colourless carotenoids – phytoene and phytofluene. These specific carotenoids are known to lighten and even out skin tone through

– Inhibiting constitutive melanin synthesis (reducing baseline pigment production)
– Protecting against UVA and UVB rays
– Significantly increasing anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant processes

– They do not bleach nor stain the skin and are truly colourless.

An additional ingredient in EstheWhite is L-Cysteine. It has been shown to prevent the production of darker melanin, stimulate the production of glutathione, promote skin renewal and display anti-oxidant effects.

• Protection against harmful UVA & UVB rays
• Enhanced whitening effect with L-Cysteine, the true precursor of glutathione
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents skin collagen degradation
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin
• Skin whitening by reducing melanin production

In a clinical study on effects of colourless carotenoids, dermatologists discovered that 60%-86% of subjects’ skin quality significantly improved after 6 weeks. And up to 90% of the subjects had improvement in skin dryness, roughness, suppleness, evenness and texture after 12 weeks. The research also showed that after 12 weeks of colourless carotenoids intake, 65% of subjects’ skin had a 20% increase in the Minimum Erythemal Dose (MED) after UV exposure testing, characterizing a significant photo- protective effect.


(B) Polypodium

EstheShield is an innovative oral sunscreen made with Polypodium Leucotomos, a natural fern extract with long history of usage as herbal oral medicine for the treatment of inflammation and a variety of skin ailments.

Much research has been done on Polypodium Leucotomos on its management of skin conditions and its photo-protective properties. Many of these clinical studies have shown polypodium extracts to be effective at defending skin against damage from the sun (ultraviolet radiation) when taken orally.

Polypodium Leucotomos has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent skin inflammation, inhibit free radicals in skin tissues from causing long-term DNA damage and photo-aging.


• Natural herbal sun screen that comes from deep within

• Inhibition of free radicals from UV radiation
• Anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory properties
• Prevents oxidative damage of skin
• Prevents damage to DNA and premature aging of skin


Find out more on and its instagramDiscover the secret to radiant skin today with this innovative twin pack oral supplement that offers a comprehensive solution to fairer, brighter complexion, and all day sun protection.