I wanted to get hold of The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask when it was
first launched. But it was out of stock always and I assumed it was a LE. When The Body Shop updated their packaging, I was glad I could find it.
Ever since cutting down dairy from my diet, my skin turned anhydrous and extremely dry.
Almond oil failed to provide nourishment to my dry skin. I needed a turnabout and this was it.
I started using it from the day I bought it and I made sure of noting down my usage and surveillance of first Five days.
I applied The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask using distinctive techniques. Because I was puzzled.
Night One: Used The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask as a Night Cream. Massaged a dollop onto my face and neck till it was turned viscous to touch.
Night Two: I practiced the same method above with Two dollops of The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask.
Night Three: I practiced the same method above with Three dollops of The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask. And then layered a generous amount. (The layering was inclusive of the Three dollops)
Night Four: Skipped because I was too tired to follow my night time routine.
Night Five: Used just One dollop of The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask for both massaging and layering.
My Five Day Experience:I was anticipating quick results and glowing skin the very next morning. On the morning after my first usage, my skin was the same: Dry and dehydrated. When I used it on the second night, certain areas like my nose, eyebrows and sides of my nose were tingling, a bit much. And the tingling continued for rest of the night, all nights. The morning after my third night, my skin was plump, hydrated and my complexion clarified with a lasting dewiness on my nose. My paper-thin sensitive skin did not break out at all. I did not sleep a bit the third night but my skin still looked well slept but my eyes were drowsy with lack of sleep. I skipped the fourth night because my sleep cycle was disturbed.
How I continued using The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask:
I pretty much use the same amount: One dollop and massage half of it onto my skin and then layer the rest on the dry-dehydrated areas
I am using it since mid June and I skipped the third week since I was a bit occupied. So after using The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask for Two weeks straight. My skin wasn't as dry as it was during the skipped period and I resumed my routine again on 1st july. I followed the same technique mentioned above.
This does not stain my pillow since I let it absorb but I make sure I change them every alternate day.
There is one bizarre thing I did from day one, I hydrate myself with a glass full of water before and after applying The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask.
Considering the Humidity level is 89% these days, I have stopped using this. I did woke up with congested nose and cheeks the other day. I have switched to Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miracle Serum and its been a week. I would resume again in Cold months or whenever my skin feels dehydrated. I don't think The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping would complement Acne prone Oily skin.
Price: 2495 INR
Cruelty-Free Status: Cruelty-Free & Vegan (though I couldn't find packaging mentioning the same)
Ingredients list and Analysis:
The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask contains
Aqua/Water/Eau, Propandiol, Glycerin (humectant), Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil, Polysorbate 20, Diheptyl Succinate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Capylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Caffeine, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Linalool, Citronellol, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem CellCulture, Limonene, Citric Acid, Xanthum Gum
The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask is a combination of
Water, Humectants (Glycerin, Propanediol)
Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer (derived from Castor Oil)
Emollients ( Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil- Sunflower seed oil, Dimethicone, Diheptyl Succinate )
Preservatives (Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol)
Plants/Seed Extracts (Babassu Seed Oil, Edelweiss)
The Mask has an extremely pleasant & soothing floral fragrance which reminds me of Jasmine. The fragrance used in the mask is Citronellol, a natural fragrance derived from rose, geranium and lemongrass. Caffeine is rich in antioxidants and instantly perks up the skin.
And the Wizard of this magic potion: Sodium Hyaluronate, the salt of Hyaluronic Acid.
Recommendation: The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask is life or death. I can skip moisturizing throughout the day and still expect my skin to be hydrated. I don't mind the gluey feeling or don't find it messy either for the results. I tend to skip sleep and some days I do have disrupt schedules and this had been showing its signs on my skin. To put in in one line: I can cheat my sleep with The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask & Caffeine!
I do recommend if your abrupt lifestyle affects your skin ;-)
Repurchase: YES though I would love to try a few other sleeping masks.
Friday, July 22, 2016