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Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrates Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

| December 11, 2014 | 55 Comments

I’m an absolute devotee of the Body Shop and theirs are the only products I consistently pack to come along for the ride when I travel. And it’s a good thing I have them with me on the road, because traveling absolutely destroys my skin. The alternating hot and cold temperatures, the dry air in airplanes, and the crazy humidity when I land: it all combines to make a perfect storm of skin trouble. And that’s just how my skin feels, never mind how it looks! So suffice to say I was very eager to give the Body Shop’s Drops of Youth eye concentrate and skin concentrate a try.

Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate 10ml and Drops of Youth Skin Concentrate 30ml

The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate Photo by Vanessa Chiasson

The Drops of Youth eye concentrate (10ml) is made with Edelweiss plant stem cells renowned for skin renewal properties. It promises to instantly refresh the eye contour and smooth out the appearance of fine lines, bags, and fatigue and features a metal “rolling ball” applicator.

My first impression was how cool the metal rolling ball felt around my eyes – and that was a good thing. The cool touch was very soothing on my tired skin and I even contemplated storing it in the fridge for added refreshment. Unfortunately, the rolling applicator requires you to press on it to activate the pump mechanism. You cannot simply press the rolling ball firmly into your skin to start the process- it requires more pressure than what would be comfortable for around the eyes. You need to press on the edge of the pump with your hand and this seemed like an unnecessary step and a design flaw. The pump, rolling ball, and lid make up about 40% of the product’s size, which isn’t travel or environmentally friendly.

Drops of Youth eye concentrate roller ball applicator

The roller ball applicator of the Drops of Youth eye concentrate. Photo by Vanessa Chiasson

Once you have the pump activated, you then proceed to roll the eye concentrate around the skin of your eyes in a figure 8 pattern and then pat the skin for complete absorption. This last step is key. Without the patting, the concentrate just sits on the top of your skin like a film and, even with the patting, I was left a layer of the product on my skin. If I were to rub or starch near my eye, what remained of the product would come off on my fingertips. It reminded me of what happens when you have a peeling sunburn and an inadvertent rub results in peeling strips of flesh! I can’t imagine trying to use this product in conjunction with makeup and I would only advise using it before bed.

The Drops of Youth skin concentrate (30ml) is based on a similar premise. Containing plant stem cells from criste-marine to help skin renewal and babassu oil to nourish the skin, it offers similar promises to the eye concentrate, including smooth, firmer, more even skin. In the case of this product, the top of the bottle is an eye dropper style mechanism that you use to extract the concentrate. The design was simple enough but I found it difficult to use – I would get an inconsistent amount of product every time. It was a bit like using a broken turkey baster! And again, the product delivery mechanism and lid made up a significant portion of the product size; about 30%. While I found the concentrate absorbed better than the eye concentrate, the product felt slimy at first and my skin felt sticky even 30 minutes after application.

Drops of Youth skin concentrate eyedrop style applicator

The eye dropper style applicator of the Drops of Youth skin concentrate. Photo by Vanessa Chiasson

Both products were subject to small scale independent surveys in which a majority of female respondents reported noticeable improvements in skin smoothness and firmness and appearance. Unfortunately I can’t concur with the studies’ results. After two weeks of consistent use I noticed no visible appearance in my skin. The pores were just as large, the lines just as deep, with no improvement in my skin tone. Concerned that I have some kind of anti-absorption skin which is impervious to concentrates I continued using the products for a further week and I still observed no noticeable difference.

My best recommendation for someone interested in trying these products is to test them in the store first to see if they are right for you or, at the very least, just purchase one at time to see if you are more satisfied with the long term results. This would not deter me from continuing to use other Body Shop products and I think it’s simply a case that not every product is right for every person.

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!

Vanessa

Disclaimer: I received these Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrates in order to write this review. The opinions are my own. 

 

GIVEAWAY

Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate 10ml and Drops of Youth Skin Concentrate 30ml

The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate Photo by Vanessa Chiasson

Enter to Win The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate!

Value $60

The giveaway is open to Canadian Residents and ends on December 31st, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

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Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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About the Author ()

Vanessa Chiasson is an ocean loving Maritimer now settled as a professional travel blogger, freelance writer, and social media strategist in Ottawa. Her diverse travels include the coffee farms of Hawaii, the national parks of Malawi, and the streets of Paris - where she ran a marathon! Vanessa is the 2013 Norfolk County Travel Writer of the Year and was named on the White House's list of the top 100 most influential travel bloggers. You can read more about her adventures at TurnipseedTravel.com and follower her on Twitter @Turnipseeds Author's website.

Comments (55)

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  1. Patricia S says:

    I haven’t heard of them before, but I’m very interested in trying them! I’ve been a long time Body Shop fan.

  2. kathy downey says:

    No,I have not heard of the The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate.

  3. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I have not tried this product before. Would be nice to try it out. Thanks for the chance and the review.

  4. Cheryl says:

    I have never heard of them but love The Body Shop products and would like to try them 🙂

  5. Lian says:

    I have heard of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate, but I not tried it, yet! It is one I must try, though!

  6. Victoria Ess says:

    I’ve heard of it but never tried it

  7. Julie G. says:

    I have neither tried nor heard of this product before. Thanks for introducing me to it.

  8. I have not heard of the The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate.

  9. Jonnie says:

    I have never tried or heard of this product but it sounds awesome

  10. angela m says:

    I have never tried or heard of it
    thanks

  11. sarah sar says:

    I have never heard of this product before but I sure could use the help for my tired eyes!

  12. kristen visser says:

    I have never tried nor heard of this product before!

  13. Fan R says:

    Never heard of the The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate but would love to try.

  14. wobbles13 says:

    No I haven’t heard of it but love to try!

  15. Maegan Morin says:

    I have never heard of it or tried it but I really want too! I love all of their products

  16. Elaine G says:

    I have heard of it but I have never tried it.

  17. Erika E says:

    No, I had not heard of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate before reading this blog post.

  18. Holly Messana says:

    No, I have not heard of this before now.

  19. Darwin says:

    I have not heard of this product before.

  20. Erin McSweeney says:

    i haven’t heard of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate, but would love to try it.

  21. Brenda Penton says:

    I have not heard of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate

  22. jan says:

    I have not heard or seen of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate.

  23. Karla Sceviour says:

    no,this is the first time I have heard of this.

  24. suzi says:

    I haven’t but I see fine lines and wrinkles appearing so I really could use it!

  25. l p says:

    new to me. thanks

  26. Jolie says:

    I have not tried it, but would love to.

  27. Silvia D says:

    I have never hear of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate. But sure would love to try it!

  28. Belinda McNabb says:

    this is the first time I have heard about this product. Very curious to try it

  29. cbrazil says:

    I have not tried this, nor did I hear about it before this article.

  30. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I haven’t tried or heard of these before but would love to.

  31. Jenny says:

    I have neither tried nor heard of the The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate.

  32. Wendy Jensen says:

    No, I have never heard of The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate.

  33. SueSueper says:

    I have not tried these drops before. First I have heard of them is here.

  34. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    no I havent – new to me

  35. Sarah says:

    No but it sounds like something I need!

  36. maria says:

    I have not heard of this before.

  37. Amy C says:

    I have never heard of or tried the Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye and Skin Concentrate.

  38. Danielle says:

    I have not tried the drops before but i am interested in them.

  39. Huguette E. says:

    First time I’ve heard of it but it sounds great!

  40. Meg A says:

    I’ve seen it at the store but never tried it due to the price. I’d love to so I can see if it’s good for my skin, thank you.

  41. jolanta2903 says:

    I have not heard of it.

  42. Angela Mitchell says:

    I haven’t heard of this product before but it sounds like something I’d like to try.

  43. loriag says:

    I have not tried nor heard of these product before.

  44. KD says:

    I have never tried it, but have heard of it. I have a family member who wants to try it!

  45. Joy says:

    I’d tried the serum at the store but haven’t bought it yet. Would love to try it!

  46. lori b says:

    i have not tried this product

  47. Heidi C. says:

    I haven’t tried the serum yet but would love to.

  48. Lisa Smith says:

    I have not heard or tried the drops

  49. andie says:

    I have neither tried or heard of these products. interested to give them a shot though – thanks!

  50. Charlene A. says:

    Yes, I have heard good things about this Body Shop product and would love to try it.

  51. Joy says:

    no, I have not heard of this!

  52. Julia says:

    I’ve never heard of them or tried them, so I’d love to!

  53. Tracy D says:

    I’ve heard of it, but I’ve never tried it. Would love to!

  54. KellyPC says:

    I have not!

  55. Kimberley says:

    I saw it in the store, but have not tried it.

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