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A couple weeks ago I did my very first “Face Mask Face Off” and compared two of my favorite charcoal masks, The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask vs GlamGlow SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment, and everyone seemed to like that one so much that I decided to do another! So today’s Face Mask Face Off will be about another favorite mask type of mine, the rose mask!
Rose masks are super hydrating and can be used to give our skins tons of moisture while helping to balance out redness and reduce the look of your pores. Most rose masks smell amazing because they actually contain both rose petals and rose water. Confession- I used to hate the smell of roses (they reminded me of funerals) but now I love the fragrance!
The two rose masks I will be comparing today are The Body Shop’s British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask and fresh‘s Rose Face Mask. Alright…here we go!!
First things first…packaging and price because you only get one first impression. My eyes are immediately drawn to the fresh Rose Face Mask container because it is light and bright. fresh‘s Rose Face Mask comes in a plastic jar while The Body Shop’s British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask comes in a glass jar. Now, I only have the sample size jar of the fresh mask but I happen to know that the full size also only comes in plastic. So, while I like the glass jar from The Body Shop the packaging of fresh wins this one. Price wise fresh‘s Rose Face Mask clocks in at $62 for 3.3oz while The Body Shop’s British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask is $28 for 3oz.
So in this category fresh wins packaging and The Body Shop wins price!
Next up is smell! I don’t know about you but smell is MOST IMPORTANT to me. To me, both of these masks smell the exact same. They both have a really nice rosy smell to them. It’s not overpowering or funeral like at all (HA!) but it’s not super soft either.
So I guess this category is a tie for me!
Next category is texture! Texture is really important to me in a mask. Both of these were a little weird the first time I used them because when I think of a faca mask I think of a clay based mask that gets tight and you know it’s done. These rose masks are more gel based and both have tons of aloe vera in them so they aren’t going to dry up and make your face feel tight. To me, they both have the same texture and wipe off really well when done. They also both have real rose petals in them! BONUS!
So again, this category is tied for me!
Last category, which one worked best?? Honestly other than packaging and price I couldn’t tell a difference?? They both hydrated my skin really well and had an amazing, non-overpowering rose smell to them.
So again, a tie!!
Overall I really love both of these masks. Both masks are super hydrating and soothe my skin. Both have helped me combat facial redness. They are both equal in my eyes except the price. If you love fresh then buy fresh. If you want to save a little money but still get an amazing mask try The Body Shop. So there it is, a TIE!!!!
Have you ever tried a rose mask??
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robin masshole mommy says
I wish my computer screen had a scratch and sniff capability because I know that smells awesome. Now I need to order my own so I can see for myself :)
Alli Smith says
Your skin always looks so pretty and glowing in your photos. I’ve never used a rose mask before. I want to try it. I like that the rose smell is not overpowering . . . like a funeral. LOL – love it!
I’m telling you…I avoided anything rose scented like the plague!! Until recently…I am such a weirdo!! HA!!
Cai Cansino says
I love face masks ! I always put a mask on at least thrice a week. I tried the way Koreans did it too which is everyday. Definitely makes your face radiant. I’ll try the body shops. = )
Great advice! I like how honest you are in the post. I am definitely up for saving some money and still being able to buy some beauty products. I will keep this in mind.
I love to try out different face masks and these two looks like they would work great. Great to hear how honest you are in telling us about these face masks.
Sarah Bailey says
What a duo of great sounding masks, I have to admit I often stay away from anything rose scented as it smells awful on my skin but I might get away with it as a mask!
Yes! I normally don’t like rose stuff either but these feel so good on my face plus you wipe them off so it’s not on there for long!!
Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom says
I haven’t been able to find a consistent facial routine I’ve liked yet. Either due to brand, or unfortunately inconsistent with my regimen. This one looks like a good one!
Mimi Green says
I like all the categories you utilized to compare. I wish I could smell them. Lol
Sometimes you really do find two great products that you love equally – which is super frustrating because then you need both lol. I have still yet to try a rose mask, but which should I go with?
I would try The Body Shop mask first ;)
Lisa Favre says
The Body Shop has some great, affordable products but I really do enjoy the Fresh line! I adore their classic lip balm. Have you ever tried it?!
I haven’t tried their lip balm yet!! I will grab some the next time I go though!!
I have never used a face mask, but I have looking into getting one since my skin seems to get really dry during the winter months. Thank you so much for your review, you have gave me something think about.
Maureen @Scoops of Joy says
I have never try this mask before but your detailed reviews make me want to try them. My skin could really use some help at the moment. :)
I love how my skin feels after applying a mask. I would love to try this one as I adore the smell of roses!
Franc Ramon says
It’s nice that the it hydrates and moisturize the skin yet it doesn’t have an overpowering scent. You would really feel fresh with the mask.
Stephanie Pass says
I have never heard of a rose plumping mask, but it sounds lovely. Your face always looks so beautiful in your photos.
Chubskulit Rose says
I just recently started using face mask and loving it already. I never knew that it could make a difference but it does.
I have the Fresh rose mask and I love it! I haven’t tried The Body Shop’s version, but I’m glad to know it’s pretty similar! Thanks for sharing!
Lori Vachon says
I’ve never tried a facial mask that isn’t clay based. Thanks for sharing the comparison of these two products.
Kita Bryant says
The Body Shop has some of my favorite beauty options! They’ve never failed me!
Thanks for the review on these products! I’ve been trying to find a cheaper alternative to Fresh Rose mask (which I love!) but want to save $$! I’m glad you found the body shop similar so I’ll be trying that one out :)
You’re welcome!! I am obsessed with Fresh products, but not the pricing…ouch!! The Body Shop Rose mask is just as amazing and will leave your skin feeling soooo good!!