The Body Shop Drops of Youth

the body shop drops of youth
I was introduced to The Body Shop Drops of Youth line back in 2015 and like almost all products from The Body Shop, they were an instant hit. One of the products I reviewed then, (the Youth Concentrate) is also below… but the packaging has changed and because this is my current routine I wanted to include it again.

I had been using Murad’s White Brilliance line which I love, but my bank account does not. I still use the Murad White Brilliance Cleanser with my Clarisonic, but with my resolution of simplifying skincare I am going to try and stick with these because my skin feels great, and they are more budget-friendly. I have been using all three of these since the middle of November, so while the originals were PR samples, the photos are of the new ones I bought as I was almost out of the cream and new products photograph better.

All of these products are made with the stem cells from three plants: Criste Marine which has skin-renewing properties, Sea Holly which has restructuring/firming properties, and the only one I recognized but only because of the Sound of Music… Edelweiss, which is apparently also known for its protective properties. They have a Drops of Youth / 28 Day Guarantee going on right now, so if you are looking to try something new, it’s the perfect time!

the body shop drops of youth

Youth Essence Lotion | $22 CAD / 160 ml
the body shop drops of youth
the body shop drops of youth
The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth™ Youth Essence Lotion is the essential first step after cleansing and toning to activate skin for the next steps of your youth-enhancing skin care routine. Taking its technology from plant stem cells from Edelweiss, Sea Holly, and Criste Marine, our Youth Essence Lotion works to replenish moisture and minimise pores. Skin appears smoother, visibly plumper and more luminous after use.

Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Propanediol, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Chondrus Crispus/Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Adenosine, Parfum/Fragrance, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture, Linalool, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Eryngium Maritimum Extract, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Citronellol, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract/Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Limonene, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum

I was shocked to see how much product was in the bottle for the price. I only need 4 or 5 drops to cover my face and neck so this is going to last a long time. The packaging is wonderful because you just have to turn it upside down and the product comes out by the drop, which makes it easy to get what you need without wasting any. The bottle is plastic so if you need to squeeze it a bit you can, but be careful because it doesn’t require a lot of pressure! The essence consistency is very watery and it absorbs quickly in to my skin. After applying I wait about 30 seconds before moving on to the Youth Concentrate. This is the only one of the three that I find has any real scent, it’s a nice delicate fresh floral scent that tends to stick around for a few minutes and then I don’t notice it anymore.

Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate | $50 CAD / 50 ml
the body shop drops of youth
the body shop drops of youth
The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate is a quick-absorbing, non-sticky concentrate, that leaves your skin feeling instantly softer. Taking its technology from plant stem cells from Edelweiss, Sea Holly, and Criste Marine, our Youth Concentrate works to help boost surface skin cell renewal. Skin feels immediately moisturised and instantly softer.

Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Propanediol, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Chondrus Crispus/Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Adenosine, Parfum/Fragrance, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture, Linalool, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Eryngium Maritimum Extract, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Citronellol, Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract/Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Limonene, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum

This is the one I originally tried back in the spring of 2015, and I still love it. The packaging used to be a dropper with a button on the top of the lid that you had to press, now it’s just an easy squeeze dropper in a glass bottle, and I find about half the dropper is enough to cover my face and neck. This serum is a bit thicker than the essence but absorbs just as quick. This serum is silicone free and contains 99% natural ingredients.

Youth Cream | $34.00 / 50 ml
the body shop drops of youth
the body shop drops of youth
The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth™ Youth Cream is a lightly air-whipped face cream that leaves a flawless, velvety-soft finish to the skin. Taking its technology from plant stem cells from Edelweiss, Sea Holly, and Criste Marine, our Youth Cream smooths, tightens, and hydrates skin. Pores will be minimised, skin will feel bouncier and fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed after use.

Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Nylon-66, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, t-Butyl Alcohol, Linalool, Eryngium Maritimum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Citronellol, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Limonene, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum.

If I was to only suggest one of these products to try, it would be this. You can apply a cream without an essence or serum, but you can’t really just do an essence or serum without a cream… so if you have a cream you love but want to add an essence or serum then just ignore this rambling. This is a The first time I used this was after using a scrub, I applied a decent layer before going to bed, my skin drank it up and still felt extremely moisturized in the morning without feeling greasy.

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