New in at The Body Shop: Drops of Youth – Youth Fresh Emulsion SPF20 PA+++

Hey Sweeties,

I recently received the Youth Fresh Emulsion* from the Drops of Youth range to try out and review from The Body Shop. The only product from this range I had tried previously was the Youth Liquid Peel (here), and having got on well with it, I was intrigued to try more from the range, which aims to tackle the first signs of ageing.

When I first saw the product and read the word, ‘emulsion’ I was ready to dismiss it as just another product to unnecessarily add into my skincare routine, that probably does the same job as something else already on my bathroom shelf. In addition, I really dislike products whose title makes me question what I am actually supposed to do with it, ‘emulsion’ being one of them.

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

Drops of Youth – Youth Fresh Emulsion

With an infusion of thyme and buddleia extracts and broad spectrum coverage using UVA and UVB filters, we’ve created an effective but ultra-light daily emulsion to help protect against pollution and enhance skin’s youthful appearance. This protective formula hydrates your skin and can be used as your daily moisturiser or in addition to it. First lines and signs of tired skin appear reduced, while pores and skin texture look refined.

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

The Packaging

I have to hand it to The Body Shop, I do not think I am yet to receive or purchase a product from them that I dislike the packaging. The Drops of Youth, Youth Fresh Emulsion comes in an attractive green glass bottle with a good pump attached to it for distributing product; it looks great on its own and it looks great sat on my bathroom shelf. I also like that you can see the product inside so you won’t get caught out when it’s empty.

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

Youth Fresh Emulsion - Drops of Youth

The Product

Despite my comments earlier about not being all that keen on the word, ‘emulsion’ I liked this Youth Fresh Emulsion product pretty much from the first use. The instructions state to apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and massage onto your face every morning, which I have found easy to incorporate alongside my existing skincare, and I love the ultra-lightweight formula.

At the moment I’ve got to be honest, I have great skin –redness in the morning and the odd breakout, sure, but on the whole right now I do feel my skin looks good. The fact that I keep getting asked for ID every time I try and buy a bottle of wine at my local ASDA when I’m wearing little to no makeup, is probably testament to the youthful element of these products and amen to that, ha!

Have you guys tried any of the Drops of Youth range from The Body Shop?

Until next time x

 

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Pure Potions Skin Salvation – Three Products to help with Dry Skin Suitable for all the Family

Hey Sweeties,

I was recently very kindly sent three products from the Pure Potions Skin Salvation range* which includes an ointment, a moisturising cream, and a hand cream to try out and review for you guys. The products are all cruelty free and 100% natural. However, owing to the ointment containing beeswax in its formula, only the moisturising cream and hand cream are vegan.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment; Daily Moisturising Cream; & Hand Cream Review

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

I love how the products arrived all nicely packaged up.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment

This a deep moisturiser, also suitable for people with dry, itchy skin and people prone to eczema. Rich, deeply moisturising and restorative. Skin Salvation forms a semi-occlusive barrier which protects the skin from external irritants.

The Pure Potions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment is not only an essential product for sufferers of dry skin, but its also one of those products with multiple uses. Here are some examples –

Cuticle balm; sore noses; eye make-up remover; nappy balm; cracked heels; itchy patches; lip balm; post shaving/waxing… and the list goes on.

I have so far just used this ointment on my lips and it makes them beautifully soft instantly; it’s a great product to apply before bed so it can really do its magic overnight, and I think it’ll be a godsend over the colder months when lips chap and dry out. This product is very much like Vaseline.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation Daily Moisturising Cream & Intensive Hand Cream

These two products, which are arguably easier to use on the basis that its uses are clearer (face, body, hands), contain all the nourishing benefits of the Pure Potions Skin Salvation Moisturising Ointment.

I first started trying the Daily Moisturising Cream on my face but to be honest, it was okay but I have other products that are nicer to use on that area. For arms, body, legs, feet… the moisturiser does the job fine.

The Intensive Hand Cream is easy to apply, quick to absorb and leaves hands feeling fresh and nourished. There’s nothing more annoying than a hand cream that takes forever to absorb and leaves hands feeling sticky, this one from Pure Potions is uncomplicated and does the job, ideal for households and/or on your desk.

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

Pure Potions Skin Salvation

All three of these products, while nothing to really rave about if I am honest, are the sort of products essential to the family cupboard of useful things; everyone has a cupboard or a draw with plasters, medication, lotions etc. and owing to the nature of this moisturiser, hand cream and ointment, these are ideal to have in that very location, for times of need, particularly if you have a family.

To view the full range, click here.

Until next time x

*Contains PR Sample

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First Impressions: British Beauty Brand Glo & Ray Makeup

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If you cast your mind back to the Blogosphere Valentine’s Tea Party (here), you’ll have seen that one of the brands I met at the event were Glo & Ray, a brand to be honest I had never heard of.

Glo & Ray is a British company, drawing inspiration from the natural wonder of light. They look at harnessing each woman’s natural radiance to deliver a stunning collection designed to illuminate individual beauty.

Blogosphere Valentines tea party Glo & Ray makeup

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New In at The Body Shop – White Musk L’Eau Eau De Toilette | Review

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Today I have another new product to show you that will soon be available in store and online -The Body Shop White Musk L’Eau eau de toilette.

White musk L'eau

“It is fresh and fruity interpretation of the original. It is a bold statement of sensuality and feminine. Delicate sensuality of musk signature is shrouded welcome freshness of Spring clean. White Musk fragrance L’Eau is sweetened with notes of pear for a delicious fruity layer that fits effortlessly with iconic mix of lily, jasmine and rose essence.” -The Body Shop 

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New Plant-Inspired Natural Shampoos from AA (Amphora Aromatics) Skincare | Review

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I was kindly recently sent some samples from the new plant-inspired natural shampoos* from AA Skincare.

AA Skincare is a new natural skincare range from Amphora Aromatics who have many years experience creating naturally effective products. The range combines essential oils with classic natural ingredients, and this is the first time I have tried any products from this brand.

AA Skincare

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