Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncing Sleeping Mask Media Launch. It translates to new experiences and I am always up for experimenting with new, innovative beauty products.

The highlight of the event will have to be the opportunity to meet and speak to Dr Terry Loong, a global skincare expert with a deep understanding of different skin types. Hormonal disruption is her specialty, which coincides with my primary focus with regards to skincare so it was easy for me to get absorbed in her presentation. She shared that modern life makes it exceptionally difficult for women to maintain healthy, beautiful skin and balanced lifestyles in our fast-paced societies. In the attention-grabbing presentation, it states that as we sleep, the repair process occurs. Old skin cells shed, environmental free radical damage is removed and new cells are encouraged to the surface of the skin. A good night’s sleep boosts melatonin, a powerful anti-oxidant which helps fight age-spots and wrinkles. Growth hormones which boost the skin’s collagen, elasticity and firmness are generated during sleep. 

However, our hectic schedules often demands shortened rest, depriving our skin of the necessary length to repair and replenish. Hence, she recommends the new Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask. Paired with other skincare products, the unique formula sinks in for deep conditioning, pumping up our skin’s ability to complete the repairing process within a constrained time. In the morning, one’s skin feels smooth, hydrated and plumped.

Personally, compared to other sleeping masks of mine, this one has a memory shape texture with the densest feeling when applied on my skin. It feels exceptionally cooling and sits well on the skin at night. True to Dr Terry’s words, I woke up to softer, bouncier, fresher-looking complexion. I have to admit that it also took me longer than usual to wash it off as the formula is thicker. The environmental conscious self in me felt as if I wasted a lot of water haha.

Besides the sleeping mask, The Body Shop generously included other products in the Drops of Youth range for my package. I recommend trying the Concentrate (Serum, 30ml, S$59.90) and Eye Concentrate (10ml, S$49.90) if you are shopping around for suitable skincare.

The secret behind their youth-enhancing series is Edelweiss plant stem cells. This hardy flower thrives in the harshest conditions high in the Alps. Body Shop has carefully and sustainably extract the Edelweiss stem cells, harnessing their powerful resilience, to deliver potent skin cell renewing properties.

The Drops of Youth™ Concentrate infused with plant stem cells is delicate enough to be used even around the eyes and helps to enhance surface skin condition, leaving it looking smoother, fresher and healthier. (I really like) Its thin, non-sticky texture allows the serum to be absorbed quickly into my skin, a major plus point.

The Drops of Youth™ Eye Concentrate is a light-weight eye contour lotion targeted at reducing the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.
It has a metal rollerball applicator which makes application feel smooth, easy and extremely comfortable. It has a slight tightening effect albeit temporary and is fragrance free. Again, I favour this design of eye products as I’m ensured a clean application upon each swipe.

My routine for this night regime is to start off with the Drops of Youth™ Concentrate, and then the Drops of Youth™ Eye Concentrate before massaging the Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask into my skin to stimulate my lymphatic system, encouraging circulation and better absorption of the mask. 

I would massage the area above brows, under my eyes , across my cheeks and neck in an upward motion, and occasionally my temples to help relax my mind and get me ready for bed! I have to say these products deserves a thumbs-up for aiding my sleep since I’ve started.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask will be available in-stores from 8 January 2015, at S$44.90.

I hope you lovelies will join me on this new regime! Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead!


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