A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo of some new skincare purchases from the The Bodyshop ‘Drops of Youth’ range. A range targeted at my age group (early 30’s) to tackle the first signs of ageing, fine lines, wrinkles etc.
I have been using both the Wonderblur skin smoother and the Bouncy Sleeping Mask for a little over a fortnight now. I can now say I am very impressed with the performance of both these products.
Wonderblur is a primer, much like Benefit POREFessional (£24) and Maybelline Baby Skin (£7.99). It’s a pore filling, line smoothing, makeup wear extending, friend. The key ingredient in Wonderblur is Babassu Oil, which comes from the nuts of the Wild Babassu Palm Tree, on the edge of the Amazon Forest in Brazil.
Out of the shiny green tube, the product is bubbly and light, melting on activation with the skin. The fragrance is very light and slightly fruity, something I really like. Once applied to the face my skin looks instantly smoother and feels really hydrated. My makeup that follows, sits beautifully on top and I am able to get through the day with no blotting whatsoever, Amazing!
Wonderblur retails at £17 for 30ml, which will last you quite a long time – a pea sized amount will cover your entire face.
If I had to choose between the three primers mentioned, it would be Wonderblur every time for me, the price point is good, the product contains skin loving ingredients (thank you Bodyshop!) and most importantly the product lives up to its claims. A future repurchase for sure.
Next up for review is the Bodyshop Bouncy Sleeping Mask. The product is housed in a heavyweight green glass jar – this is one that would stay at home while you were off on any travels.
The product contains Babassu Oil, as with Wonderblur. This also smells gorgeous. The jar comes with 90ml of product, which again, I think is amazing value for money.
The first time I opened this mask for use, I was met with a texture I had never seen before in a skincare line. This looks and feels like a white bouncy jelly to begin with, but once on the skin, starts to melt and sink in beautifully. This definitely is a product that you can feel on your face (if you apply too much it will leave your skin feeling a bit sticky). I personally like to feel the mask on my skin, knowing it’s set to do its job – plumping and hydrating my skin all while I attempt to catch some zzz’s.
The real test comes in the morning. You know when you roll out of bed, dragging your feet to the bathroom like something from the Walking Dead (Lady Liv has been cutting some new teeth) and you struggle to adjust your eyes to the light to glance in the mirror? Well my early morning mirror meetings have been a pleasant experience lately, my skin looks replenished and glowy after a night with this mask.
At £24 the Bouncy Sleeping mask is such a good buy, a whole 90ml of product, which achieves all it promises and then some.
Have you tried out any products from the Drops of Youth range?