The Body Shop Drops of Youth

The Body Shop Drops of Youth

Ahh, drops of youth. Doesn’t it just sound amazing? It’s almost magical. Like a potion out of a story that promises to take years off your life.

The drops of youth bouncy sleeping mask has always appealed to me. I love the name, I love the packaging and because it’s quite a bit more expensive than most skincare products from The Body Shop – it must be brilliant, right?

Though I must admit, it’s not something I was willing to splash out on. I was sent this when I was asked to review The Body Shop’s new Poppy Seed range. Happy days!

The Body Shop Drops of Youth

So, the bouncy sleeping mask is to be used before or after serum before bed. I’ve been using this after cleansing with nothing else. Though I’ve heard of people using it on top of moisturiser, I don’t feel like that’s needed.

The mask contains Edelweiss stem cells and is supposed to nourish your skin over night, leaving it looking fresh, brighter and younger.

I was a bit of a skeptic at first. It did have the potential to be one of those products that you expect to be amazing, but turns out to be just a tub of wank. Not literally. I hope. Kinda like the Alpha H Liquid Gold which held so much promise (but in the end I just felt like I was putting nail varnish remover on my skin).

I paid like fifty quid for that bottle if shit, too. Not impressed.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth

This mask is described as bouncy. And it is! It’s a bizarre consistency. It’s like jelly. You can tap it and it wobbles.

There is a scoop in the box to help you get the product out, but I find getting a small amount out with my fingers does the trick.

As soon as you get it out, it starts to liquify. It’s as if your body heat triggers it to melt, then you can apply it into your face like a cream.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth

I’ve fallen in love with this. I didn’t think I would, I’ve become a skeptic as the majority of products I’ve been trying lately have been a let down. But this has become something I’m turning to almost every evening. My skin just feels healthier and fresher in the morning.

And it’s not triggered any breakouts! Woo!

If your skin looks a bit dull and tired, you should give this a go. I could see and feel the different after just one use. Though it’s expensive for a small pot, it is 90ml and you don’t need much. I’d expect to get about 3 months out of this at least!

It’s not made any difference to scars or pore size, but it doesn’t claim to. It also does feel a bit tacky in your skin for while, so you might want to put it on 30 minutes or so before you go to bed.

Have you any tried any of the drops of youth range?

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  1. Jackie Harrison
    March 25, 2015 / 10:30 am

    This product sound amazing I had not try it but want to.

  2. March 25, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    I am a big fan of the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop, I haven`t tried this before, but sounds great. I can`t believe you paid that much for a rubbish product, I feel your pain. I once paid 35 pounds for a cleanser and had a really bad breakout that lasted for a week.
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  3. Kelsey&Kenecha
    March 25, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    This sounds amazing and I would love to try this. Plus it doesn’t cause breakouts that is another major +!


  4. March 25, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    I have tried a few things from the Drops of Youth range and loved them, I have been wondering about this and I am a little skeptical

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

  5. March 25, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Love this, looks so nice

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  6. March 25, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    This product looks interesting, I am always worried about any youth enhancing creams and breakouts.. my skin can be a little too youthful at times! It’s great that it didn’t cause you any breakouts though!

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  7. March 25, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    This sounds interesting I love the name. I really want to give this a go especially if it is moisturising without the spots Lucy x
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    • March 31, 2015 / 9:30 pm

      I have since bought this and been using for about a week, my skin is definitely in better condition. It has got rid of my dry areas and skin looks brighter Lucy x

      • Corinne
        March 31, 2015 / 9:31 pm

        I’m glad you like it, I’m still using it daily too 🙂

  8. March 26, 2015 / 4:19 am

    Never thought of trying this really. I just like the Aloe range, if anything, because it’s the most natural and has the least ingredients that I’ve found. I’ve also found that the Aloe range means there usually isn’t any parabens in the products.
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  9. March 26, 2015 / 7:00 am

    Sounds pretty good to me! And my skin has been a bit tired and dull lately/ I have to find out if Body Shop sells it here in Australia and then go and have a look in the store. Thanks for the review! 🙂

  10. March 31, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I’ve been using the Drops of Youth Concentrated Serum and it’s OK. I did mention it in my monthly favourites as it’s a nice product to use, but I’m not seeing anything too dramatic except for a slightly excessive oily sheen when I use it during the day :/ bugger.

    I had a little play withe the bouncy mask and it’s exactly like jelly, the consistency is bizarre! Very much like their bath jelly!

    Sarah 🙂
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