Drops of Youth – The Body Shop Serum

Skincare should never stress you out. While we’re all for ageing gracefully, anyone that could halt the hands of time for their skin may be interested to know that a “youth-enhancing” serum by The Body Shop is proving very popular with shoppers right now.

By now, we know that the basic skincare commandments is, ‘do not go to bed with your makeup on‘ or ‘moisturize your skin‘, ‘use SPF like your life depends on it’. Now, there’s a new complexion mandate you might not be as familiar with, ‘use a serum‘. I’m serious, adding serums into our skincare routine has made the biggest difference to the way our faces look and feel.

What is serum?

Serum is a skincare product that one can apply to your skin after cleansing but BEFORE moisturizing with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serum can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns, like wrinkles. Goodbye, signs of aging!

I incorporated The Drops of Youth Serum in my daily skincare

The Body Shop Drops of Youth serum is a gel-like serum that’s infused three plant stem cells, promises to leave your skin feeling feeling instantly smoother and replenished with moisture.

I have been using the drops of youth serum for over a year now and it’s great! Due to my Ezcema, I had to re-order my skincare. There were a few products that I had used shown reversed reaction to my skin leaving with red, painful bumps. I’m always finding newer ways to to treat my skin right and I am glad to have found this serum.

Despite having a gel texture, this essence serum sinks in very fast with no residue on the skin, because the alcohol helps everything penetrate quicker and the scent, it’s gorgeous! The essence serum smells very delicious like floral flowery, leaving the skin feeling fresh. The skin tingles easily, when it’s gently aroused.

People with acne-prone skin, you can rejoice! Unlike traditional moisturizers that leaves a pore-blocking layer on the skin, serums have a watery consistency and many are, in fact, water-based instead of being oil-based. This means they absorb much faster without any breakout-encouraging residue left behind. It’s the miracle we’ve been waiting for!

A word of caution because serums are super potent, more is not always better. Be careful before piling it on. Powerful ingredients can irritate sensitive skin. Always patch-test accordingly.

Absolutely Silicone & Paraben-free
The miracle skin game changer!

Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – The Body Shop

In my recent trip to The Body Shop I picked up a few cleansing items from the Camomile range in the hope of getting my skin care routine updated. I’m always up to trying anything that goes in harmony with my skin and I absolutely love how easy this The Body Shop camomile cleansing butter is.

The past year, my dermatologist told me I had Ezcema and I was like ‘great, first PCOS and now Ezcema’. These two combo is not my personal favourite however I needed to be more prepared to understand my skin condition and what works well for me. Ezcema gave me redness bumps on my skin and PCOS gave me acne as a result it became necessary to make changes to my skin care routine.

You may hear your doctor call it dermatitis. It’s a red, itchy skin rash. It may go away for a while, then flare up again. And I literally suffered months from it and dry skin can exacerbate or worsen acne (I have dry to combination skin type).

Fortunately for me, The Body Shop product ranges suits my skin! And of it is the Camomile Cleansing Butter.

Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter – 90 ml

This mild make-up remover with fair trade chamomile is suitable to remove every last trace of make-up, while purifying, cleansing and refreshing your skin, leaving it soft to the touch in a luxurious way.

Best of all, they fit perfectly on sensitive skin.

How To Use The Product?

My Pamper Night Care Routine

How the product works is really quite simple.

  • You take a small amount and in circular motions, work it into dry skin or on top of make up if you’re wearing them.
  • Next, you can either soak a muslin cloth or cotton in warm water or use a dry clean tissue paper/cotton and gently wipe away the makeup or dirt impurities (do ensuring that all the product is taken off).
  • Follow up with your usual toner and moisturiser.

Now skincare is always subjective and what works for me will not work for others.

I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts on this product, did it work for you? Let me know in the comments.

Clean & fresh face!