Here’s a review of my first blog event at The Body Shop! So I was invited along by my local Body Shop at the Highcross, Leicester. The theme was based around their new product launch ‘Drops of Youth’.
I love the revamp of the Body Shop! It wasn’t somewhere I use to go, as I am not a fan of their body butters 🙈(there I said it lol) The other thing that draws me to my local Highcross branch is my lovely skin care expert Laura! If Laura says it’s a fab product it defo is a fab product as she takes he time in researching her ‘skin’ passion. So I met up with Laura and she Introduced me to the new range, which is fab for the Winter!
Now in the Winter we all love to give our skin some tender loving care due to the central heating, cold air and crazy high/ low temperatures! (If you live in the UK you will know what I mean😒) and to help your skin The Body Shop has launched their new skin care! DROPS OF YOUTH!
The products are based on their star ingredient PLANT STEM CELLS! The cells have been sourced from the harshest environments (as that’s where all the exceptional radiance, boosting cells live!) The three plants cells that have been used are Criste Marine, found on the Northern Brittany coastline. Sea Holly from the sandy shores of Soutern Brittany and Edelweiss from the high mountains of Italy. The plants cells have been packed into four Youth Enhancing product and they are –
Youth Essence Lotion £14 – A lotion that cleanses and helps skin absorbs moisture
Youth Cream £20 – Launched by popular demand! A light velvety air-whipped cream to moisturise the skin.
Youth concentrate serum £25 – A treat for the skin! Made with 98% ingredients of natural origin, that will enhance the smoothness of younger looking skin.
Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask £24 – An overnight replenishing mask (stated as Body shops top seller!) that will give you bouncier skin!
Drops of Youth Eye concentrate £19 – A firming concentrate for smoother looking eye contour.
This range claims to tighten pores,will give you smoother lines and bouncy skin!
Laura explained the origins and use of each products and she did a little skin demo on my hand and oh my the products are so velvety and smell gorge! My hand felt clean, light and smooth😍
From the product demo I decided to opt for the eye concentrate (as fine lines are beginning to show! Yes! 👎🏽) Bouncy sleeping mask and the youth concentrate serum. I am pretty happy with my Dermalogica cleansers, hence I opted for serums and masks.
I have been using the eye concentrate for about a week now and I love how cooling the gel is on the metal ball at the end of the tube. It’s dries to a nice matte finish, which then sets as a good base for my concealer. I only do this step in the morning and at night I apply a heavier eye cream.
The serum, I have been applying before my oils of life revitalising oil blend (full review on the oil coming up soon! HINT love the stuff😍) and it applies and soaks into my skin like a dream! This step is only done at night as that’s when I prefer to layer my skin products. During the day, it just feels too heavy for me.
To be honest I have not been trailing the sleepy, bouncy mask for long. As I am so lazy at doing face masks🙈 However this mask is a doddle as you just apply it like a night cream and go to bed with it! Even then I’m moaning lol. But I do love the smell and texture so will defo get back to you and let you know the results. I love how the masks comes with a little spatula so you are able to apply the correct amount. I probably would only use this once a week as that would be a personal preference for face masks.
At the event I was also given a little goody bag with other body shop skin care samples. Hopefully I will get round to trying some of those and letting you know how that goes.
For reference I just wanted to state that I have combination skin with a quite oily T Zone (with a few breakouts and acne scarring) Laura did say the range was suitable for all skin types and I would say that rings quite true as I had no adverse effects such as breakouts or ‘extra’ oily.
And that wraps up my Body Shop Bloggers Event! Thank you to Laura my skincare expert and to Sally the fab store manager at the Leicester Highcross branch for making me feel so welcome!❤️
If you would like further info or would to try the ‘Drops of youth’ range, please go to 👇🏽m.thebodyshop.co.uk to find your local store!
Have you tried the ‘Drops of youth’ range? If yes, what are your thoughts?
*Disclaimer* please note these products were purchased from my own money (except the sample goody bag) All the opnions and pictures are solely my own, unless otherwise stated!