Happy Wednesday. In a spur of productive energy, I’m back to talk about a product that I’ve really forgotten to give attention on my blog. This is The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Liquid Peel, which has been sat in my bathroom for a while.
This bottle retails for £18.50, which is up there are one of the more expensive skincare items in my routine. As you may be able to see from my photo above, I’m getting close to the bottom of the bottle, so I want to share my thoughts.
So I picked this up as a cruelty-free alternative liquid peel to use in my shower routine. I typically use this on days I’m showering when I’m not using face masks, so I’m giving my skin a break from using this peel and face masks at the same time. This means I’m using this peel about 2-3 times a week. My routine works so that I use the peel, then the next time I shower I use my face masks, then the next time back to the peel, and so on. This seems to work well for my skin and I plan to continue doing this.
The packaging is quite sturdy and very convenient. Included is a cap that prevents the top from pressing down when it’s on. It covers the dispenser to seal it, and then wraps around the side of the dispenser so it blocks it from being pressed down. This is great if you want to travel with it, although I don’t use it as I don’t travel with it.
The bottle itself is a pretty and fresh shade of green, which makes it stand out in my bathroom, but is also easy to see through to see how much product is left. I’m not sure how easy it’ll be to empty out the very bottom of the bottle, but I’ll tackle that obstacle when I get to it.
The peel itself dispenses out initially as a very thick gel, but easily smooths out to a much thinner gel which picks up and leaves behind traces of dead skin. I didn’t manage to rub it in on my hand long enough to show the dead skin. But when I’m in the shower, I find little white flakes on my hands as I rub it in and wash it off my face.
The instructions on the back of the bottle say to use this on dry skin, but I prefer it on wet skin. I haven’t noticed a difference in performance, and it’s easier for me to make sure all traces of the product are washed off if I’m using it in the shower. The back of the bottle also claims that:
“With continued use, complexion appears smoother, refined and more luminous.”
To an extent, I have found this to be true with my oily-sensitive skin. I find that I keep flakiness and acne scarring at bay with regular use of this peel. This doesn’t prevent acne, from my experience, but it does help me to periodically deal with acne that’s healing.
The one thing about this product that really puts me off, and I nearly stopped using it entirely: is the very strong scent. The scent gives me headaches and makes my nose sensitive and sore. I compromised by using it exclusively not under my nose, but it can still be noticeable for me. I also use this peel on my neck, which was it’s primary use for a while.
Overall, it’s a decent product, but I have no plans to repurchase it, just because of the smell. If you’re not sensitive to scents, then disregard my criticism as it probably doesn’t apply to you. Once I empty this bottle, I plan on trying out the The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel instead, as it didn’t have a scent when I used the tester in-store.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it means a lot to me to receive your support. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I’ll speak to you again soon.