Drops of Youth Liquid Peel - The Body Shop
DROPS OF YOUTH LIQUID PEEL - The Body Shop
The Body Shop kindly sent me a package full of their new year ranges, from the Almond Milk and Honey body care range to their Elixirs of Nature perfumes. Among the fantastic box of beauty goodies were these two skincare products.
The white one is 'Drops of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel exfoliant with brightening red algae extract from the North Atlantic and vitamin C derivative'. And the green one is 'Drops of Youth Liquid Peel Exfoliant with 3 plant stem cells, edelweiss from the Italian Alps, sea holly & criste marine from the Brittany coast'.
I've never used anything like them before, it peels like a mask however I have been rubbing the liquid onto the face until clumps form and then rinsing it off. It leaves a sticky residue on the face and hands so I have to use a facial wash again to remove it. Besides from the sticky feel, it does remove dead skin cells, and like I said in this post I do think this type of exfoliant is far more gentle on the skin compared to harsher exfoliants such as apricot scrubs which have been known to cause micro-tears on the skin, so I have chosen to stay away from them after years of being a fan!
When I first tried the liquid peel I wasn't really sure about it, but now I've used it more I'm starting to like it. Other than the ingredients listed on the front there's not much difference between the two. The green liquid says on the back: "Transforming gel-to-peel technology that traps and gently peels off impurities, pollutants and dead skin cells to reveal fresh and youthful-looking skin from 1st use". The white bottle says the same but to "unveil healthy-looking bright skin".
These new exfoliants have certainly made their way into my skincare routine!
*Disclaimer: Products received were complimentary from The Body Shop. All photos and words are my own.