Wow!! It's been nearly two full months since I have sad down and wrote a blog post. Life was MANIC for most of July and early August and to be honest the longer I went without writing the harder it was to get back into it.
But here I am back with a vengance and with a "humdinger" for you....
If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that I picked up The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask in Knock Airport on my way to Portugal. It had been on my "To Buy" List for ages after I had heard amazing things from loads of people but it was sold out every time I went to get it. So I couldn't believe my luck when I spotted it in the Duty Free - for those of you who have never flown from Knock Airport... well it's a very small airport and the Duty Free is "limited" to say the least.
I actually used this quite a bit on holidays because it is aimed at replenishing the skin and restoring a smooth refreshed appearance....And let me tell you my ten days hols consisted of early mornings (so I could play with my nieces & nephew in the pool) and very late nights (so I could party/celebrate with the rest of my family). Of course I didn't read the instructions and used to just throw it on at night...this lead to a "sticky" face but my skin always looked great in the morning so I put up with it. However upon arriving home I done a little research and there is actually a little massage routine which you should follow to ensure the product absorbs properly.
This stuff is like nothing I have seen before. It has a very odd texture...kind of like a memory foam mattress.
It is springy & thick and actually quite difficult to get out of the jar. They do give you a tiny spatula though which does help (if you can find it when you need it!!!).
The mask is suitable for all skin types but especially good if you have dry/dehydrated skin. You simply warm the thick gel between your hands and apply all over the face and neck at night (obviously). It has a lovely fresh fragrance and feels lovely and luxurious on the skin (although as mentioned above it can be a little sticky if you apply too much). Leave it on whilst you sleep, wash off with a little water in the morning and Ta Dah!!! you should wake with beautiful plump, hydrated soft skin.
I've been using it for the past 6 weeks now and although I haven't noticed a huge difference in the "plumpness" of my skin I have noted that the dehydration lines I usually get from sun, alcohol, late nights and general neglect have been pretty much nonexistent. My skin looks refreshed in the morning and is super soft.
I apply a small amount over my serum before going to bed. I personally don't need to use a night cream as the serum/mask combination is enough for my skin however if you find your skin very dry you may need to continue using a suitable night cream.
At €30 this isn't cheap but you get a whopping 90mls of product which will last you ages. And if you can get away without having to use a separate night cream then it is well worth the investment. I use a serum to treat my skin for dehydration as that is my main area of concern so using the Bouncy Sleeping Mask is a bonus for replenishing and restoring the skin. It is available in The Body Shop stores nationwide.
I'm so glad to be back!!!
Hope you enjoyed this review...
Until next time... Be Happy!!!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!