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The Body Shop: Review


Happy Monday. Today I am talking all about skincare, and you may have seen me talk about these three products from The Body Shop quite a lot over the last month or so and so as promised, today is my review and results and whether I recommend them or not. I would love to hear your thoughts on these products if you have tried them, if they worked for you etc. But let's get cracking...

Drops Of Light Brightening Serum

When I discovered the Drops of Light line, I was really excited as it was a range all to do with brightening the skin, and I feel I am always in need of this. They have a Brightening Cleansing Foam, Brightening Essence Lotion and a Brightening Day Cream, but I went for the Brightening Serum as I like that a serum is a bit more concentrated than the other products and it absorbs into the skin better to really get the benefits of the technology and the ingredients in it. Plus the serum is £25 so it's between drugstore and high end prices, but in my opinion, I would happily pay for this again as I think it's a great price. I love products which will brighten my skin and reduce the intensity of any dark spots or scars that I have on my face and this is exactly what this does. It's very watery and light in texture and 2-3 drops covers my face and neck, I simply pat it into my skin and it only takes a couple seconds to be absorbed. 

The Drops of Light range is enriched with Red Algae and Vitamin C to make skin appear brighter and more luminous - definitely does that, so far so good. 
In just two weeks I already could see a difference in my skin's radiance. I am one of those people that when trying new skincare products out, as soon as I wake up I look in the mirror to see how they're worked over night, and although at first there wasn't much noticeable difference in my dark spots, over a few weeks they have certainly been diminished, some even gone completely which is a miracle considering nothing I have tried before works that fast and that well. My skin is more even in tone, there's still freckles and some dark spots but the less intense ones have pretty much gone. So, if you struggle with similar concerns to me - freckles, dark spots, scars from past blemishes, then this is a great product.
On the plus side, the range also promises to leave my skin nice and plump and juicy, and moisturised too so if you don't have the budget to purchase any of the other products mentioned today, this one has that benefit in there too. 
I tend to use this serum only at night before my moisturiser and eye cream, but you can use it in the morning as well and it doesn't interfere with makeup application or anything. 

Drops Of Youth Youth Concentrate 

I have to be honest, I wasn't too sure on this one, I didn't expect to see or feel the results that I have after using this for a little over a month. It's labelled as a concentrate but it's actually quite a thick, gel like serum which helps to enhance skin's surface condition, whilst penetrating deeper to moisturise and nourish the skin from the inside out. It's targeted to more mature skin, but I am in my mid twenties and there's no age limit to these kinds of ranges, as anti-ageing products have been known to treat skin conditions like acne or dry, dehydrated skin, so don't pay any attention to the fact it says Youth on the bottle. 
The Drops of Youth collection is quite different compared to the others as they have some unique and wonderful products which I am just dying to get my hands on. The key ingredient in this range is Edelwiss Plant Stem Cells which possesses renowned skin renewal properties. The Wonderblur is supposed to be like a primer which none of the other ranges I've mentioned today have. There is also the Youth Cream,  Youth Essence-Lotion, Bouncy Sleeping Mask and the Eye Concentrate, and I have heard good things about the mask and eye roller-ball so they're on my wishlist. 

I went for the Youth Concentrate because it's very unique, not a product I have tried anything similar to and thought it would be a great way to determine what the rest of the range is like as this is the more potent and concentrated. Plus, it costs £25 so it's not breaking the bank and it does a damn good job.
So the results? This has made my skin feel like brand new skin, so soft and smooth. It instantly moisturises my skin and there's a few different ways to use it, before your moisturiser, but I like to mix it in with my nighttime moisturiser, just a drop or two and my skin feels soft and supple and comfortable, no dry feeling whatsoever. It's like I'm pampering my skin every single night, and who doesn't like that?

Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Oil

The Oils of Life range contains 3 Seed Oils: Black Cumin Seed OilEgypt, Camelia Seed Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil and these oils intensely nourish your skin and generally zhush up your skin. There is an Intensely Revitalising Bi-Phase Essence Lotion, Intensely Revitalising Cream and a Intensely Revitalising Gel-Cream along with a Sleeping Cream. They also have a Twin Ball Facial Massager which you can find in the same collection which I will definitely be picking up at some point as facial massage has lot's of benefits other than just feeling good and relaxing. 

I picked the oil up as I had received a sample in a subscription box a few months before and had fallen in love with how it felt on my skin and the results I saw from using it. So I picked up the full size. Now this is a lightweight, non greasy oil which is quickly absorbed and just melts into the skin effortlessly. For £28 it's not the most affordable facial oil but it's certainly not as expensive as others I have tried, and considering it's performance, I would definitely repurchase this again. I can see this appealing to multiple skin concerns and age groups as it has the ability to smooth and firm up more mature skin, but also hydrates and revives dull skin for the younger folk. It's an all round winner in my opinion and I highly recommend checking it out. 

Which together replenishes moisture, revitalizes the skin and revives it's natural radiance. Even though it has these oils in it, it doesn't leave any greasy or sticky residue behind. I have found that it has visibly reduced the early signs of ageing (I'm only 24 but I have noticed the odd sag or two) like around my eyes or mouth, as it just nourishes the skin and when used daily, which is recommended, it seems to just iron everything out and leave you with a nice glowing nourished complexion. Definitely a thumbs up from me and my skin. 

If you have tried any of these products, or other products from the ranges mentioned I would love to hear your recommendations and thoughts on them as I am looking for other products to try as these have just been so incredible and really wowed me. 
If you haven't tried skincare products from The Body Shop, it's worth a shot, I find the products all perform really well, the ingredients are top notch and they never react negatively to my skin and I have quite sensitive skin which is always a very rare thing to find. 

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