This is a head’s up post for The Body Shop Drops of Light collection that’s launching 5th April. I’ve got so much skin care at the moment and it’s impossible to do any kind of accurate full review when you’re chopping and changing all the time. I’ve tested two of the four new products as a topline only to at least feel and experience the textures and am instantly excited about the Pure Translucency Essence Lotion.
The concept around the range is to brighten the skin making it appear more translucent and reduce dark spots of pigmentation. The Body Shop are also claiming to reduce the appearance of pores – I feel sceptical about this one since pores have no muscles and can’t open and shut at will on the application of a product. However, the use of red algae as the star ingredient definitely has ‘legs’, as does Vitamin C, a known skin brightener. The Pure Healthy Brightening Serum is deliciously light on the skin and sinks in quickly to leave it feeling temporarily supple and soft.
I’ve tried a lot of essences in the past, but this one is slightly different – it’s much thicker in texture than I’ve come across before. If you’re unfamiliar with essences, they’re very common in Asia as a step after cleansing and before moisturising or serum to prep your skin for whatever ingredients are coming next. I think you’ll either be a believer or you won’t! Personally, I like essences but there is no real way to tell if they’re boosting up your regime.
The Body Shop Drops of Light range comprises Clarifying Foam Wash (£12), Pure Translucency Essence (£14), Pure Healthy Brightening Serum (£25… eek) and Pure Healthy Brightening Day Cream (£20).
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