I’ve always been a big fan of The Body Shop®, but in recent years I have found myself falling out of love with the brand and moving on to other skincare products. Recently when a new store opened nearby I renewed my love for their products when I discovered the amazing Drops of Youth range.
I’d recently started to notice my wrinkles getting deeper, especially around my forehead, and the moment I saw these I knew I had to give them a try. Now I know it’s not a miracle cure. Even with a name like “youth concentrate” even I wasn’t sucker enough to believe this would eradicate my wrinkles completely. In fact, I was still dubious it would even make a difference, it’s not something I expect from a mid priced high street brand, that’s why you pay a fortune for the high-end miracle products right?
I’ve been using two of the products from the range for a few months now and I can honestly say the results have been great!
Drops of Youth – Youth Concentrate
Retailing at £26 for 30ml or £33 for 50ml (pictured) this was the first product I tried. It comes with a pipette, which, if I’m honest, is a bit useless, as you can easily end up with more product on your face than you need. I often end up just wiping the edge of it on my face instead of squeezing it so as not to waste product. I get that it’s there to make the product feel scientific and more like a high-end spa product so I can live with it, but if can be fiddly at first.
It’s a very light consistency that is easily absorbed into the skin, so great when you’re in a rush first thing in the morning. The end result is a little tacky to the touch so I often add moisturiser over the top and that solves the problem.
I started to notice a difference after a few weeks of use, my skin was less flaky and visibly plumper, which reduced the depth of my wrinkles (I really wish I had taken before photos!).
The product also lasts AGES, so not only is it very reasonably priced compared to similar products but I’ve not even used half a bottle yet.
Drops of Youth – Youth Cream
Retailing at £22 for 50ml, it’s cheaper than the concentrate, as apparently not as “strong” and well, concentrated! There’s something quite satisfying about slapping on the “youth cream” twice a day, in fact, I’m pretty sure now I’m in my early twenties I’ve added so much “youth” into my beauty regime!
Joking aside though, this is a really nice cream. It’s on the thin side, which I prefer on my skin. Anything too heavy usually brings me out in spots. It’s also not overly scented. Like the concentrate, it just has a very subtle “fresh” scent to it, which doesn’t last once you’ve put it on.
Again this has lasted me a while, as the thin texture means it spreads well and you need a pea sized amount. I’ve been using it twice daily and it’s over half full still.
Overal I love the range. There are a few other products such as the liquid peel that I fancy trying in the future but these two have been firm favourites within my skincare regime in recent months and I’m so glad I can enjoy The Body Shop® products once more.
If you’re thinking of trying the range I highly recommend contacting a The Body Shop Consultant (such as the lovely Sarah) as you can get some great offers and products before they arrive in the shops whilst supporting a fellow #girlboss ?
So what are your favourite The Body Shop® products? Have you tried the Drops of Youth range? I’d love to know what you think!