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NEW IN: THE BODY SHOP DROPS OF YOUTH YOUTH LIQUID PEEL

If you follow me on Snapchat *skinfacebeauty*, a week or so ago you would have seen me using this funky exfoliator that claims to "exfoliate and gently peel off impurities from your skin, lifting dead skin cells and residuals. This revolutionary gel-to-peel leaves skin clean and purified from the day's pollutants. Continued use will leave a fresh, smoother and more luminous youthful-look skin"

Damn, that sounds like amazing, goodness in a bottle that we've all been waiting for right? Firstly, I'd like to thank the lovely Body Shop team for sending me this (so so generous). 

The first time I used it was live on my Snapchat, and if you saw my reaction it was literally 'OMG WOW' and then quickly 'OMG EW is that all my dead skin?'. I have combination skin, which is more on the dryer side so I do exfoliate 3-4 times a week but making sure a couple of those times I'm using something super gentle. I don't have many skin concerns but the two things I focus on is the pores around my nose and the eczema around my mouth. 
The product is in liquid form (as stated in the name). The first time I used it, I used it wrong. As excited as I was, I applied it with a brush all over my bare face thinking it was like a face mask *duh*. As I sat with it on, I read through the instructions and then rubbed the product into my skin until I saw some balls form. It felt so so gross but at the same time it was aesthetically pleasing thinking all the nasty things are coming off my skin. I rubbed more in my problem areas and hoped it would help (I had such high hopes).

After a minute or so of rubbing, I noticed the colour of the balls were horrible. I was a bit skeptical, thinking 'is this a little gimmicky? Is it making me think it's dead skin when really its just the product?' I washed the product off my face and then used the liquid peel again and noticed the colour of the balls were much clearer - so maybe this does really work? My face looked and felt super smooth and bright. 
*PLEASE NOTE* the balls forming isn't really your skin peeling off. The product works as an exfoliator, so it's removing the dead skin cells. 
*I did have some swatches underneath which you can see the liquid peel has taken off*
The following morning, my skin was a dream to apply makeup on. I have stopped wearing foundation on a daily basis but I purposely wore it that morning to see how my skin would look. My skin was still smooth, the foundation didn't cling to any annoying patches and I was pleased the liquid peel had a good effect on my skin. 

I have now used the liquid peel a good few times since my first use and I'm getting a little addicted - there is still plenty of product left in the bottle as I only use a pump each time. The pump dispenser allows you to control exactly how much product you want to use. My skin appears much clearer and bright since my first use. 

INGREDIENTS AND ITS BENEFITS

Glycerin: locks moisture into the skin 
Castor Oil: deeply cleanses your pores
Hyaluronic Acid: hydrates and plumps the skin

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DROPS OF YOUTH AND DROPS OF LIGHT
The Drops of Youth range isn't really advertised as an 'anti-aging' range, more of a 'encouraging your skin to be more youthful before any signs of ageing' kinda range (that makes sense right?). 

The Drops of Light liquid peel is targeted to brighten the skin. The PR leaflet states it contains a particular ingredient, Red Algae which is a key ingredient to getting flawless skin and is a type of seaweed that helps with brightening the skin. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE
The Body Shop Stores
TBS Online Drops of Youth PURCHASE HERE & Drops of Light PURCHASE HERE