I’m here with two new products from The Body Shop today in the form of liquid peels*, one from each of the Drops of Youth and Drops of Light ranges. If you cast your mind back, I have spoken about some of the Drops of Light range previously when I reviewed the new Essence Lotion and Pure Clarifying Foam Wash here; the latter I still really love using. The only other product I have tried from the Drops of Youth range was the eye concentrate (here) which while I liked, I thought it wasn’t something I would end up persisting with and I was right if I’m honest.
In regard to liquid peels, it’s not something I’m too aware of trying before so I was both intrigued and excited by these liquid peels when they arrived for me to try out.
‘Transforming gel-to-peel technology that traps and gently peels off impurities, pollutants and dead skin cells to reveal fresh and youthful-looking skin (Drops of Youth)/unveil healthy-looking bright skin (Drops of Light) from 1st use.”
I don’t know about you, but I love a decent dispenser on a product’s packaging and given the choice, I will always go for a bottle with a pump, or something that holds its shape even when almost empty so I can squeeze it with one hand; I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to have to use two hands to squeeze product out of a tube/bottle etc. which ends up being onto my leg before being able to wipe it off with my hand and apply onto my face, hair etc.
So, with the above in mind, The Body Shop already scored highly with their choice of packaging.
The advice given to apply both of the liquid peels (not at the same time obviously), is to dispense two pumps of product into your hand and massage over your face for 20 seconds until clumps begin to form. Both liquid peels are a clear formula and I have to tell you that the ‘clumps’ that form quite quickly upon use make these liquid peels probably the most bizarre skincare products I now own. The only way I can really describe what happens is basically by saying, when you try to clean a paper based label off of a glass jar (for example) and you have to scrub at it, you know it forms and disintegrates into tiny soggy lumps? It’s basically that. It’s one of those things that you’ll know exactly what I mean once you try these liquid peels for yourself.
That aside, both liquid peels are super easy to dispense, easy to massage into your face, and equally easy to wash off afterwards with cold water. While they do exfoliate, it’s very gentle so the only texture is the little clumps that as explained above, feel more papery than anything else.
The instructions on both of the liquid peels suggest using the products two-three times a week will result in a complexion that appears smoother, refined and even (Drops of Light)/more luminous (Drops of Youth) with continued use. Owing to the type of formula, not to mention the very nature of the type of product, I think you’d struggle to not notice a difference to your skin following regular use of the liquid peels.
If you’re into your double cleansing, you’ll love these as you apply the product onto a cleansed, dry face so basically once you’ve come in from work and removed your makeup (or later in the evening before bed), you then re-wash/cleanse your face before any additional skincare you use such as moisturiser. I’m not a daily double-cleanser but on the days that I do go for it, I remove my makeup with either The Body Shop’s Chamomile cleansing butter (review here) or Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean (review here); followed by the Dr Botanicals Moroccan rose superfood facial oil (review here), before a generous layer of the Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Night Cream (here).
Do you think you would be inclined to try out these new liquid peels from The Body Shop? Or maybe you have tried something similar?
Until next time x
*I am part of The Body Shop’s sampling programme.Follow