When it comes to moisturizer, The Body Shop have stolen my heart several times, with their Vitamin C moisturiser being on my holy grail list!!! A few weeks ago, their latest offering in skin care landed on my doorstep and it came just in time, as my skin was not in the best of condition after spending a number of days in hospital and sick in bed. While my skin looked fine, it was seriously lacking in moisture.
The Drops of Youth moisturizer is part of a range of skin care products in the Drops of Youth range and while I received a number of these to try too, it was the moisturizer that grabbed my attention.
The moisturiser comes in a heavy glass jar that contains 50ml of product. I actually really like the jars that The Body Shop moisturisers come in as they are easy to store. I know that sounds like a small thing, but when you’re tight on space like I am, every little thing counts.
The first thing I noticed about the moisturiser when I opened it and applied it was the scent. It smells incredibly fresh. When I initially applied it to my skin, I did find that the fragrance was a little over powering and made my eyes water. While this only happened the first time I used it and not again after that, I would be inclined to say if you’re sensitive to smells , then this might not be the moisturiser for you.
Once I got use to the scent on my skin, I was able to focus on how the moisturiser actually worked. The Youth cream promises to leave the skin feeling instantly fresh, softer and appear smother. I am always sceptical of claims like these, but Within minutes of putting it on my skin, I could feel that my skin felt instantly softer and more moisturised. I am not too sure about smoother, but it does give a good base for applying foundation onto . When I applied this at night, my skin was plumper in the morning and it was genuinely felt like it had more moisture.
The texture of this youth cream is really nice and when applied to the skin it feels really refreshing. It soaked into my skin quickly, which meant I didn’t have to wait ages to apply my makeup.
Overall I really quite like this, I personally can’t say if it is anti ageing because I think it takes months and months of use to say if a claim like this is true or not. While it hasn’t replaced my beloved Vitamin C moisturiser, I have been using it as much as I do the Vitamin C. If you’re in the market for a new moisturiser Drops of Youth Youth cream. You can buy it in The Body Shop for €35
makeup monsterFebruary 22, 2016 at 7:16 pm
I’m busy getting to grips with this too and think it’s lovely. Agree the scent is quite strong, it took me a while to get used to it and would possibly be overpowering for people sensitive to stronger scented products!
Gal_who_brunchesFebruary 23, 2016 at 9:49 pm
Tried this too. This stuff is brilliant. Great post 🙂 xo
Claire kaneFebruary 23, 2016 at 10:38 pm
I think this sounds good! It’s coming from plant stem cells which immediately peaks my interest. I’ve been using samples of the max creme from image skin care and it is honestly the most amazing moisturiser I have ever used. At more than 100 quid a jar though it’s not realistic to use it all the time. I think it give me wrinkles forking over that much cash. This sounds like a fantastic alternative. Much the same ingredients and from what you’ve said, similar results. Roll on pay day!
JessFebruary 25, 2016 at 4:31 am
hmmm…interesting. This is something worth trying out. Love the qualities of it by the way you describe it. A must try indeed!
SharifahSeptember 11, 2016 at 5:44 am
Hi it would be helpful to state what is your skin type before stating your review. And what are the skin issues you were facing prior to using this and whether it dod anything to help alleviate those issues?