Friday, 13 February 2015

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

A little disclaimer before this review gets underway - I am not the biggest fan of The Body Shop, many of you will have seen me make that point on many occasions. The reason being is that I once had a very rude assistant in a store who belittled me so much for raising asking a question about a product that I decided that was the end for me and The Body Shop and never again have I set foot in a store or bought a single product - in TEN years! Oh yes, I can hold a grudge and nothing has tempted me back, especially when an apology was never given or offered when I complained about how I was treated.

 When I was offered the chance to try the
Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleep Mask**, I did explain my feelings towards the brand, but was assured I was still wanted to try it and who knows, maybe this could be the product to restore my faith in them - a huge task if ever there was one and the mask soon arrived and nervousness set in.

Like most people, I love a good face mask, I use one at least once a week and like to have several in my bathroom so that I can swap and change as I feel the need and on some occasions, I use more than one mask for different issues. This mask however is not one of those, this is designed to be used as you sleep, products like this I absolutely love, especially from Origins and Superdrug. For the time being, they have been put to one side so that I could use this one and this I have been doing for the last 3 weeks.

So okay I confess, I absolutely love this mask, there I said it, I love it (that's twice now). From the little accompanying spatula to the mask itself, it is love. Knowing I had this mask to try, I have read one or two reviews about it to see what other people thought and there are some mixed reviews out there, some people love it and others really don't like it. I love it.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

The first thing about this mask is its texture, it is weird. You open the tub and inside is what I can only compare to a Panna Cotta, it wibbles and it wobbles and if you poke it and press on it, it bounced back into shape.

To use, you need the enclosed spatula to scoop a spatula-end sized amount out and then putting it onto the palms of your hands, let it melt before massaging it into your face, just as you would do any other cream that you apply before going to sleep, the difference with this cream is that it is cooling on the skin and feels absolutely delightful. Once on the skin it doesn't absorb straightaway, something that really confused me to begin with because that is what I had half expected it to do, what it does do is leave a thin film on your face which to start with feels quite tacky to the touch. It does eventually absorb itself into the skin and my advice would be to apply it around half an hour before going to bed to sleep and by that time, it should have almost disappeared. The tacky feeling that I mentioned isn't unpleasant in the slightest and you do get used to it after using the product a few times.

The following morning you wash your face as you would usually do and I was really surprised to see how soft and smooth my skin was, even though I use and have used a lot of other products before, never has my skin felt like this, it looks so healthy, there are no dry patched and most of all my skin just feels so hydrated.

The secret behind this mask is Edelweiss plant stem cells. Edelweiss is said to thrive in the harshest of conditions high in the Alps. The Edelweiss stem cells are then carefully extracted to deliver potent skin cell renewing properties, which will help your skin feel plumper and smoother in the morning. 
I honestly cannot rave about this mask enough, it is just so good and if you like the sound of it then Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask is sold in a 90g tub and costs £22 and is available from The Body Shop and is worth every single penny.


39 comments:

  1. hmmm this does sound rather tempting and very easy to use, apply etc. Maybe I should venture back into Body Shop too!

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  2. I love The Body Shop products, haven't seen this one before though will have to take a look.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  3. I like the sound of this mask, I am a bit of a mask addict and this looks like it should go firmly on my list! :)

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  4. I loved this mask, I think its made my skin look more fresh and healthy.
    I found the texture I found really weird too, but its different.

    As if a shop assistant was rude to you too, I'd of done the same as you tbh, they are after all representing a brand.

    x x x

    Confessions Of A Small Town Girl |Life|Fashion|Beauty|

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  5. I like the idea that this cooling to face, perfect for warm summer evenings

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  6. Sleeping masks are getting so popular! This one sounds great for my dry skin. Thanks for the great review! ^_^

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  7. Oh that is really interesting. I have never used a sleeping mask before

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  8. I've heard such great things about this mask, will need to try it out when I run low of mine. Gotta say I did laugh at how long you held a grudge for... I'm the same! haha xx

    JustJulie | UK Beauty Blog

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  9. I used to love The Body Shop products but haven't been for years. I'm glad they have restored your faith in the brand a bit. I've not heard of a sleeping mask before but this sounds interesting.

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  10. I like the sound of this, I do like an overnight mask so will be having a look for this.

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  11. i love the sound of this and with it being body shop i would be tempted to buy it also x

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  12. OH wow it really has changed your expectations then. My husnband is the same about bodyshop stuff because he worked in their labs some 20 yrs ago and had a negative experience!

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  13. this sounds utterly heavenly! my skin is suffering at the moment so might look at this :-)

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  14. I keep reading about sleeping masks, so I should try it soon. I've tried a product with Edelweiss before and loved it! x
    www.lilinhaangel.com

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  15. I really wanna try this mask purely because of the texture lol!

    Laura xxx

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  16. I really wanna try this mask purely because of the texture lol!

    Laura xxx

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  17. I have not tried this mask from Body Shop. I do like their products so will be trying out a tester and buying it if I like it.

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  18. I never get around to using face masks but this one sounds amazing. Maybe I should try it too.

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  19. I LOVE masks, this is definitely yon my want list! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  20. This sounds wonderful. I definitely need it atm

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  21. I'm just not a fan of The Body Shop generally. But this does sound so good, maybe I should go back and have a little look around! X

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  22. I used to use a lot of body shop product in my youth. This sounds lovely but I'd have to be a bit more organised than I am to use it. I'm so last minute ans can imagine waking up ewith ha;f a tonne of bed fluff stuck to my face :)

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  23. ive been meaning to try a sleeping mask. i love the sound of the texture XD

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  24. Oh wow, I'm think of justifying this purchase because it's so unlike anything else out there at the moment. Is it sad the little spatula is tempting me?

    xoxo
    jessica
    from
    The Crown Wings

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  25. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of face masks but can see how this one would be beneficial.

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  26. I have tried a sample, it seems amazing product :)

    http://notebookofclaire.blogspot.gr/

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  27. The Body Shop products are fabulous. This Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask sounds great - I do love using a face mask I can feel working. The texture doesn't sound incredible but at the end of the day if the product does the trick I wouldn't really mind

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  28. I'm not just saying this but I may genuinely have to try it. I put on makeup for the hubby for Valentine's and he said it showed up my imperfections, which roughly translated was dry bits. I have never suffered from this but age is creeping in. Your "hydration" word grabbed me, and if it does that more than others you have tried then it is worth a go for me x

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  29. The texture of this is so interesting! definately intrigued by this! xx

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  30. This is the first overnight mask I've tried and I'm firmly in the "love" camp with you. I've found similar results - my skin looks so much brighter and plumper the next day! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  31. I am so like you and I call myself an elephant as I never forget things!! This does sound good though and I used to be a big Body Shop fan, I just have moved on and found other brands, but maybe it's time to be tempted back too?!

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  32. Glad it restored your faith in the Body Shop. I quite like their products.

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  33. I used to go into the Body Shop all the time but haven't been there for years - this sounds wonderful and think a visit is in order

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  34. I remember when The Body Shop was the coolest place to go, when I was a teenager! We all used to buy their lip balm etc.... but I too haven't really bothered with it in recent times. Not sure why. I think it got a bit pricey and I wasn't sure of the products. This sounds and looks lovely I will check out x

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  35. I do love Body Shop products! I've not bought anything from their in a while though x

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