Happy Wednesday! Carrying on with my discussion of serums, I’ve recently been trying out one of my samples from my travel size/samples box, which is the The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum. It’s been a part of my day time skincare routine for the past two weeks, and now that I’ve had some time to try it out, I want to discuss it. I’m considering this a first impression for the reasoning that I don’t know when I’ll run out of this, or how much is in this bottle to truly test this long-term, so I don’t think it’s fair to commit to an in-depth review post when I could run out of product at any point.
That aside, what is this product? The Drops of Light line of skincare has been out for a while now, but it is one of the newer lines in The Body Shops history, which focuses on “brighten your skin, smooth the complexion and leave your skin tone even”. With this quote in mind, the The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum is the serum step in the line that aims to achieve these goals. In terms of my personal skincare goals, this fits nicely in my day time routine, as this is where I fit products that provide moisture and love to my skin, but aren’t heavy or overwhelming since my skin needs to look presentable and behaving at its best. I think this could work in my night time skincare routine as well, but it’s the time of day when my more concentrated or heavier formulas fit in, since I’ll be sleeping when these products do their work.
What makes me find this fits best in my day time routine is the extremely light weight texture. It glides over the skin really easily, and has a lovely combination of being rich like an oil but with the texture of a watery serum. I was pleasantly surprised by this when I first tried the product out on my skin. I would consider putting this in my night time routine though if I wanted to take inspiration from the Korean multi-step routines where you would layer lighter formulas on top of each other, using serums, emulsions, etc. I personally don’t feel I need this for my skin right now, but if you do like to layer your products, this is something to consider, as it would fit very early in your routine.
From my experience so far, the serum hasn’t made my skin more oily, or irritated it, two issues I find myself watching out for most when trying new products. The serum absorbs into the skin very quickly, and I haven’t had issues with any weird texture or feeling on the skin after applying it. You can definitely tell the difference between applying it on the skin vs not applying it but it’s not an unpleasant difference. It softens and plumps the skin, which I welcome at the moment. My skin isn’t dry at all, but I am relying on a fan at the moment to keep the living room cool and circulate air, which is drying out my throat and I would guess my skin to a very limited extent. Seeing that this product is helping keep my skin’s moisture levels in check is very reassuring for me.
In terms of which skin types would benefit from trying this product, I would say it’s extremely versatile. If you’re on the extreme ends of oily or dry skin, you may want to take more steps to research this product further, or try out the product in-store to make an informed decision. However, it’s so light weight and comfortable that I think most people can benefit from trying out this serum. The drier skin types may find they’re craving more from this serum, while the oiliest end of the spectrum may find they need to discern for themselves if the texture is right for them.
Overall, I’m craving picking up a full size bottle of this serum, but I currently hesitate as the product retails for £26.00. That’s a lot of money for me, especially as I’m self employed and my income is erratic and unpredictable. However, if you can get hold of a sample bottle like I have, I think it’s worth trying.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. It really means a lot to me to receive your support. I apologise for the lull in my content lately, I’m currently in a battle between my mental health, the heat and my physical health throwing obstacles at me, but I’ll try to get back into my routine. With that said, I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak with you again soon.