Monday, 8 February 2016

The Body Shop: Drops of Youth

the body shop drops of youth range reviewBefore launching A Glass Of Ice, I was pretty much in the dark when it came to skincare.  Not only was I neglecting my skin, I was also causing unnecessary damage - such as rubbing my eyes raw with rough face wipes and going to bed with mascara remnants on my face.  I know.  However since those dark days (and near comical, clown-like mornings when it came to facing the mirror), I've been introduced to various skincare lessons and routines.  Something I've many beauty bloggers to thank for, is having my eyes opened to how tomorrow's skin health starts today!  So, at the grand old age of 22 I may not have any noticeable signs of ageing, but there's certainly no harm in giving myself a helping hand by trying the fabulous Drops of Youth c/o range by The Body Shop...
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Drops of Youth: Youth Cream - The latest addition to the Drops of Youth range is the Youth Cream, a 'velvety air-whipped moisturising cream' that claims to leave skin feeling smoother, more supple and refined with a youthful-looking bounce.  One thing that starts with this cream and continues throughout the range is definitely the 'bounce' effect, something I've been lusting after for a few months now since winter began.  The light-textured cream contains Babassu oil and three stem cells, all of which have combined to give my skin a lovely fresh feeling.  Think just come back from a run fresh.. well, minus the flushing and beads of sweat.

drops of youth cream reviewDrops of Youth: Concentrate - (shown below) This is probably my favourite product from the organic range, as it's the quickest to show results.  I'll confess to not being the most patient of people when it comes to waiting for skincare results, and so to immediately feel the smoother texture of my skin has been wonderful over the past month.  The area it's proved the most useful has been my forehead, where it has visibly smoothed and softened the cluster of small bumps that we all face there at some point!
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drops of youth the body shop beauty blogDrops of Youth: Bouncy Sleeping Mask - The jury is still out on this product for me.  Within the gorgeous green glass pot is a sleeping mask infused with Edelweiss stem cells to help achieve bouncier looking skin.  The word 'bouncier' pops up regularly in the range and with good reason too, however I'm still not entirely convinced by this mask.  Having said that, I've read reviews claiming the mask improves acne scaring, but I haven't been able to use this on my chin where I have that a little, as I'm using a doctor-prescribed acne gel there to help with the breakout zone.

Drops of Youth: Eye Concentrate - Another favourite of mine, the cooling roller-ball design of the range's Eye Concentrate has got a lot to brag about.  Enriched with Edelweiss plant cells, it instantly refreshes the eye contour and and helps fight signs of fatigue.  Considering how I've been burning the candle at both ends lately, this product from the Drops of Youth range has been a bit of a life-saver.  Combined with drinking a lot more water, my eyes appear much brighter now - though, that's not to say a little more sleep wouldn't help as well!
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the body shop drops of youth reviewDrops of Youth: Wonderblur - Designed to help smooth the appearance of fine lines, Wonderblur felt a little unnecessary for me at my age.  If that's something you're looking to target, it'd be worth a try, though otherwise I'd look in the direction of other products from the Drops of Youth range for better results.


If you try one product - Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate


If you skip one product - Drops of Youth Wonderblur

   
the body shop drops of youth range blog reviewSo, there we have it!  I've been using these products for 28 days (the length of time taken for a cycle of skin cell production and replacement) and have been so pleased with the results.  Now that a new month is here, I'll be continuing on my favourite products from the Drops of Youth range and look forward to maintaining bouncier skin. Boing!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. I wish I could try them out, I love natural brands and antiaging products :)

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  2. Ahh all these products sound so amazing! Especially the rollerball for eyes. I definitely struggle with bags & dark circles, I'll have to pick this one up! And maybe the concentrate as well! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This sounds like such wonderful line of products! I've been using Alba Botanica as well as Derma e to help with some acne and blemishes. Depending on the end results, I'd definitely look into these products, thanks so much for sharing! I hope you're having a wonderful day and start to your week, beautiful!

    XO,

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  4. I absolutely adore a lot of The Body Shop products. I was addicted to one of the illuminating moisturisers for ages... thinking about it I really need to rebut it for myself! This does look gorgoues though. I would love to try the youth cream - it looks gorgeous. And as always with the Body Shop the packaging it beautiful.]

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  5. These all sound great! I'll have to give them a try! I've also been a bit more into my skincare so I try to take off my eye makeup everyday now and I've started using an eye cream haha, I feel so grown up XD xx

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  6. Sounds wonderful!!! Love the packaging!!

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  7. All these products sound great. I'd love to try Eye Concentrate as I've recently been neglecting my eye area.

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  8. All the products sound amazing, thanks for the review Gabrielle!
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  9. It sounds like a really wonderful line of skincare! I love the packaging, too.

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  10. ooohh I've never heard of this line from the body shop! cool! thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week!
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  11. Drops of Youth? Definitely in need of the collection! xoxo

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  12. it's my first time heard the line. thanks for reviewing!
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  13. I've been seeing the range selling at out local Body Shop branches recently and have always thought it unnecessary for me to try it out. Seeing your concise recommendations towards the end of the post, however, had given me a different idea; I've been on the lookout for an eye cream and I think I may just cave in on the Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate. In between swollen eyes and burning the midnight oil myself, I'm hoping it'll work out well. Thank you for the review, Gabrielle!

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  14. I love your blog!
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    xoxo, Maii

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  15. First of all, I love the name of these products! I'd definitely give the youth concentrate a go as I also have little bumps that need smoothing

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  16. I have tried quite a few products of this range and my experiences were a little different. The Drops of Youth Serum didn't work for me, and I was put off by the high content of alcohol, very strange for something that claims to be hydrating. The mask though is one thing I really enjoy, but I wouldn't put my hopes up too high for it to reduce acne scarring It isn't designed to do that if you check the ingredients.

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  17. I love the body shop products! One of my fave skin care range :) x

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  18. I'm not sure if I've seen these on the body shop in my country but will have to check them out. Definitely would wanna try it.

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  19. As long as I love the packaging, but I have to say that I was allegic to the product, especially the sleeping mask :( Maybe my skin's too sensitive for the fragrance though!

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  20. These sound great, especially the concentrate! My skin always looks a little lacklustre so could definitely do with some more bounce x

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  21. Body shop skincare is fab, these are great products!
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  22. Looks like a great line!! Thanks for sharing

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  23. oh! I'm going to have to try this line! I love the body shop's products!

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  24. Thanks for your honest review, I have been wanting to try this line out.

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  25. I have yet to try some products from the body shop; these look amazing!

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  26. These all sound really good, I'll definitely consider checking them out the next time I'm in the body shop! x
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  27. Wow it has really been an age since I've tried any Body Shop products since the brand closed up a bunch of their shops in the US. It's nice to see that they're still going strong and this range sounds lovely. Most skincare lines have products that work to complement each other and this one doesn't sound any different. Thanks for the review Gabrielle!

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  28. This looks like such a wonderful line of skincare! And I am so happy to hear you are now taking care of your skin - it is so crucial!! All the products look like they are really hydrating, but not sticky. Really need to try them out! Hope you have a lovely week dear :)

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  29. Love the review, always exciting to see some new skincare products to add to the routine!
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  30. I've been loving this collection, really unique range x
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  31. I've been so looking forward to this review! I'm so glad that you have established a skin care routine :). The Eye concentrate sounds like a product that I would love. Great review Gabrielle.

    Keisha xo
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  32. So fun to read this! This sounds very fresh and exciting. Time to try something new!

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  33. I'm always looking for new beauty regimes to try! I'm going to have to pick this one up :)
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  34. This Body Shop line sounds incredible!! I love finding out about new facial creams, thank you for sharing!

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  35. I love the Bouncy Sleeping Mask, it leaves my skin looking so beautiful and hydrated when I wake up in the morning- give it another try Gabrielle, I think you will love it!

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  36. I love a sleeping mask because it makes your skin feel so brand new the next day! These are gorgeous photos you shared of amazing line of products! I need these in my life :-) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  37. The Body Shop has such great products!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

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  38. Hi Gabrielle,
    I really love The Body Shop, it's one of my favourite brand!
    I miss Drops of Youth, I have to try it as soon as possible :)

    Kiss ^^

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  39. Never try out the body shop product before but this sounds absolutely amazing, I always adore their packaging design cause it look so calming and I also didn't took much care about my skin before I start my blog. x

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  40. What a great range, I really like the sound of the sleeping mask as I have some scarring.
    Have a lovely day :)
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  41. The line looks so good! Though I rarely buy the Body Shop skin care products, I got interested in eye concentrate now :) Nice post, dear <3

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  42. Hello Gaby, this is a fabulous review, I will send the link to my friend M. who lives in your trendy city. She is Body Stop lover ; -) Have a mellow Wednesday gorgeous

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  43. I love the green colour of the range, it reminds me of tropical plants in Bali or Thailand. I can totally see those products in my bathroom :P The concentrate cream looks divine!

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  44. Well done! I absolutely had fun reading this.

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  45. Products with plant stem cells usually work well on skin :)
    Lovely review...

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  46. I love Body Shop and this set sounds amazing. I'm using a sleeping mask as well, they're a must on ages over 20. But right now I'm Laneige Water Sleeping Mask.

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  47. I love the body shop! ♥
    I remember my fisrt bananas shampoo and conditioner ♥

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  48. I like Body Shops products, so I would give this serie a try, praticularly after reading your post. :D
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  49. These bottles all look super swanky. I love the green packaging, enjoy! :)
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  50. I want to try out the mask! Awesome collection! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. It's like I've been reading my life story, ironically. I ignored skin care (why - no idea) for a while and thought I didn't need ANY of the stuff everyone raved about. Thankfully, I started paying more attention to it when I hit 25 :) So yeah, 22 is sooooo young, love. Don't even worry one bit, you can't show any signs of ageing that early. I am in my late 20s and noticing fine lines here and there. But then again, that's 'cause I am smiling and laughing A LOT and it is a natural thing. While I am not bothered by the process we will all go through at one stage (aka ageing), I do believe that developing a great skin care routine is a must. Thanks for sharing these amazing products, I will sure check them out next time I am The Body Shop (and I am there quite a lot, won't lie lol). Hope your week is going great, hon!
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  52. I must try the eye concentrate now, as you recommend it :)

    Edita
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  53. This is the second time I am seeing Drops of Youth being reviewed this week. It must be good! I have always been skeptical about anti ageing products but I actually WANT to try this range. Who knows, I might have more bouncier skin too. BOING!

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  54. Admittedly I wasn't hugely into skincare either (but that's mostly because I had no reason to be) but lately I've started paying more attention to by skin and I've FINALLY realized that if I want better skin I should start treating it better haha. I'm really interested in the Concentrate because I too can be impatient when it comes to results, and the Eye Concentrate since the bags under my eyes seem to be permanently affixed to my face. Plus, the rollerball aspect is very cool and convenient! I'll have to check these out the next time I go shopping - thanks for sharing :)

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  55. I'm so bad about finding the right products for my skin. Thank you so much for sharing these!

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  56. I can't believe you wasn't an instant fan of the sleep mask! I loved it. I could see and feel an instant improvement after the first use, which never happens to me!

    Corinne x
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  57. Where would we be without beauty blogs! Haha Also, I’m still rubbing my eyes raw with makeup wipes on those days I’m wearing eye makeup! I don’t really use the Body Shop skincare but they have some amazingly scented perfumes & lotions! Thanks for sharing this thought. The serum/oil looks really nice.

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  58. I have the eye concentrate and love that awake feeling I get from it! Love these new products that Body Shop released to add on to their line! I definitely want to try the youth cream!

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  59. have heard so much about them. I want to try their sleeping mask. heard its wonderful.
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  60. Looks like an amazing products, I need to try them out. Thanks for a great review Gabrielle!:)
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  61. great review, my dear, I love stem cell creams, Wonderblur would be just perfect for my age I think...
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  62. this sounds like a great product, awesome review, I'll give it a try one day <3

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  63. It's really a wonder youth.
    The body shop is a great brand for any age.
    It suits well on any skin and very gentle

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  64. I've never been a great enthusiast of the Body Shop products, as I find some taste really "fake" but the Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate seems to be a great product. I'll definitely try!
    Have you tried products from l'Occitane? This is one of the skin care brand I use and I'm sure you would love it.

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  65. Sold! I love velvety texture products and the "bouncy affect". Sounds and looks amazing. Thanks for sharing~

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  66. Looks amazing...I will have to try!! The one with the roller ball looks interesting...

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  67. These products sound great, I would love to try them.
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  68. Beautiful packaging, these products seems great, nice review.
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  69. Great read - and great products as well!

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  70. I'm a fan of that green tea tree line by body shop and these look pretty similar. When it comes to anti-aging products I tend to step back.. after all I'm only 20 and they say once you start using them you won't stop. But since the packagings are so nice and that Bouncy Mask does look interesting, I might have to give it a try. If it doesn't keep me looking 20 forever at least it might help with the acne scars as others say. :)
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  71. This range sounds like something I definitely need to try. I am currently using the Boots No7 Early Defense range but once that has run out I might move on to this :) x

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  72. The Body Shop has great products!
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  73. It's never too early to start to start preventing our skin to age, right? :) These products sound AH-mazing, I'd love to try the Eye Concentrate!!
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  74. Thanks for this review Gabrielle. It seems a really good products!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  75. Such a love range and now I really want to use their eye concentrate :) -Maireem

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  76. Sounds like so many benefits

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  77. Nice review, thanks for sharing. I always love the skincare from body shop too.


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  78. This bodyshop range sounds incredible! It's so great that the concentrate shows fast results.I wonder if it would work on my liney forehead? :P Great photos as always too

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  79. Love the concept of this range, the Concentrate product sounds really appealing. I have to admit that a couple of years ago I was really lacking in the skincare department as well, then I started reading blogs and before I knew it I had a whole routine down. It's amazing how much information you can learn from reading blogs!

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  80. Ohhh these products look and sound amazing! I'm turning 25 in a months time and I'm starting to freak out about ageing. So I think I'll need to look into some anti-ageing products just like these! Fantastic review lovely :) xx

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  81. For some reason, the product that appeals to me the most is the sleeping mask, even if you're not too sure about it!
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  82. Wow these sounds like a great range from them. The sleeping mask really excites me because I love the whole feeling of going to be with a treatment on and waking up with changed skin. Best feeling ever! Am I right? Xx

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  83. I have seen this range and was really intrigued. Thank you for the review!

    Charlotte x

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