The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask | Review

The Body Shop recently celebrated 9 years of its existence. For a brand that is well loved by beauty enthusiasts and environment lovers alike, The Body Shop has always surprised us with their range of products that smell absolutely fantastic and are made up of all things natural. This time, our team was introduced to their all new Drops of Youth range and after knowing all about the collection, Team Dancebee was quite excited to know more about the Bouncy Sleeping Mask, which is also a part of the range. I guess it was the name, or maybe the ingredients and claims, that got us hooked on to it. We tried the product for a month and the result is here! Read on to know what this mask is all about.

What? The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask
Quantity: 90ml
Price: Rs 2295/-

What does it promise? Refreshing, bouncy cream-gel leave-on mask containing cell-renewing Edelweiss stem cells. Overnight, moisturises and replenishes for youthful-looking skin which feels - Bouncier, Smoother, Refreshed, Recharged and Renewed.

How to use? Smooth onto face before bed either alone or after Drops of Youth™ Concentrate (or your regular CTM routine), and allow to sink in overnight. Do not wash off. For best results, follow the Bouncy Massage Technique -- 1. Over The Rainbow Hands on forehead and arch out over the eyes to temples 2. Under The Clouds Massage under the eyes out towards the side of the ears 3. Quenching The Earth Massage outward with palms of hands, across the cheeks to the ears 4. Under The Sea Use sweeping upwards movements from the décolletage up the neck 5. Pitter Patter Use finger tips to lightly tap across the forehead (watch the video here).

Packaging: The product comes housed in a beautiful (and heavy) glass jar, which is placed inside a box. This glass jar holds the creamy texture of the mask very well. Inside the box, you will also find a small spatula, which is a boon, since it is impossible to measure the mask perfectly with one's finger before application. Since the glass jar is heavy, the packaging is not travel friendly. 

Texture: The cream-gel texture feels very, very soft and bouncy (Yes! It does have that bouncy texture when you take some in your hand using the spatula). As you can see, the product is pure white in color.

Overall Experience: During the test period, I continued with my regular night skincare routine, and used the mask as the last product before sleeping. That's how it is supposed to be when it comes to sleeping masks, which has to be left overnight. Since I have sensitive (combination) skin, I did not skip my moisturizer, which those with oily skin may have to do (thanks to the rich texture of the product). The product was massaged well using the 5 step bouncy massage technique and within minutes, I could feel how the product had started working from within. The massage techniques help (though I wish someone could do it for me, especially on days filled with truck loads of work) and adds a touch of relaxation. Add a cup of chamomile tea or hot chocolate to your bed time routine and trust me, the whole process will make you fall asleep within minutes. 
Coming back to the mask; just a little bit of the product is enough for application. You don't need to lather on several spoonfuls and end up looking like a white ghost. Post application, the mask does not leave a layer. Instead (on my skin), it got absorbed very well and left a lovely sheen. The fragrance is lovely, filled with herbal and natural tones. It lingers around for quite sometime post application. The next morning, I washed my face with plain water and my skin felt quite refreshed. Though overtime, the difference could be felt more, with my skin feeling quite hydrated and supple. But that's it! Nothing more than that. So in a way, it does work according to its claim, but don't expect miraculous changes, especially for those with specific concerns. The product is like a night face charger, which does a good job of leaving your skin feeling refreshed.

Pros: Rich texture
Perfect for those with dry skin that needs hydration
The fragrance and application soothes your senses and leaves you feeling relaxed
Hydrates and replenishes your skin overnight
True to its claim, refreshes your skin in the morning

Cons: The packaging is not travel friendly
Not suitable for those with extremely oily skin
Do not get confused by the use of the word 'Youth' in the product name. This is not an anti-ageing mask.

Verdict: For those with super oily skin or specific concerns, we suggest you give it a miss. But, if you have dry or combination skin and have been looking for a good sleeping mask, then this is definitely a must try,. Make sure you massage the product well and follow your regular night skincare routine. The result? Wake up to well hydrated, supple skin everyday.

The Dancebee

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Priya Adivarekar

Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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