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Review: The Body Shop Drops of Youth Collection

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I have always had dry skin with the awkward oily T-zone. So, the only thing I was looking for in my skincare routine was hydration. But something has changed recently. No, it’s not my skin. It’s my age. I’m moving way to fast towards the age of 30 (I’m 27 now), therefore the core of my concerns has been replaced with something that terrifies me: old wrinkly skin!

Don’t get me wrong, my skin looks pretty good (I still get the occasional “May I see your ID?” when I buy alcohol), but I guess all the skincare products labelled as anti-aging are meant to prevent the process of aging, not to cure it, right? So why not start using them now?!

My first picks were a recommendation from a friend who used to work for The Body Shop and she told me that all the ingredients in these products are going to do exactly what I want: keep my skin hydrated and smooth as a baby’s butt cheek.

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  1. Drops of Youth Concentrate (£26)

This product is like a serum that you can apply before your normal moisturiser or any other skincare product. They say it’s meant to make your skin look smoother, fresher and healthier. I like to apply this one only at night because I feel that it makes my bouncy sleeping mask absorb quicker in to the skin. I like the feeling of the serum because it absorbs almost instantly in to my skin and leaves it a bit more plumped and fresher. I couldn’t say that I have seen a major difference in my skin appearance, but at the same time it hasn’t aged at all in the past two months, which is a good sign, I guess 🙂

 

 

The only thing that upsets me is that the serum has alcohol in it, which I’m not a fan of. I’m doing enough harm to my body when I drink it, I don’t really want to force my skin drink it as well. On the other hand, I asked google about it and I found out that it’s not harmful for your skin, moreover it’s meant to help with acne or oily skin. I still have more of a dry skin, but I didn’t find that this product has made it drier, if anything, I think it balanced it out a little bit. With that being said, I would definitely recommend this product and I might purchase it again!

  1. Drops of Youth – Youth Cream (£22)

 

 

I really enjoy using this day cream. Exactly the way they describe it, it has more of a velvety air-whipped texture which I absolutely love because it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, it absorbs quickly, and it hydrates quite well. I’m not sure if it gives more of a youthful-looking bounce, as they say, but without a doubt, it leaves my skin supple and fresher. I was really happy when I read the ingredients and saw that the main ones are water, glycerine, salicylic acid, caffeine and some more that I don’t really know about. And the best thing about this one is that it really balances my skin, and I kind of have more of a normal-dry skin right now. I don’t get that oily anymore around my nose or on my forehead, which is a plus for me!

  1. Drops of Youth – Bouncy Sleeping Mask (£25)

 

 

I first bought this mask for my mother, and she said she loved it, so I went and bought it for me as well. It really appealed to me because it’s a self absorbing mask, so you don’t have to rinse it off. You just need to make sure you apply it 20 minutes before you go to bed and in a small quantity. Now, the positive part is that I feel like it made my pores look smaller, it smells really good (the other two don’t have a very strong scent), and it makes my skin look smoother. The downside of it is that I think it makes me break out a tiny bit. It’s really weird because my pores do seem smaller in appearance, but at the same time the spots I get are from those tiny little pores. So I have mixed feelings about this one and I probably won’t be purchasing it again.

All in all I’m happy with my skincare at the moment, but I’m still on the hunt for a good night cream. Next month I’m going to do a review for another serum and an eye-cream from E.L.F. Cosmetics, which I love to use in the morning. But until then, stay tuned for the next “How to” post coming next week!

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