Monday, 26 January 2015

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask


After yesterday's (and last week's) video, this latest product from The Body Shop's Nutriganics range was among the most-requested for a follow-up review. I thought I would do this first as I've just written a post for TBS on night time tips and it's fresh in my head!*

What is it?
The Bouncy Sleep Mask is literally that, a mask designed to be slept in aimed at restoring a smooth, fresh appearance on the skin.

What's in it?
Aqua/Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil, Polysorbate 20 , Diheptyl Succinate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Caffeine, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Linalool, Citronellol, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture, Limonene, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum

Possible acne/sensitivity triggers/anything I am always asked about? 
Fragrance
Silicone

What's not in it?
Parabens
Mineral oil

Who is it for?
All skin types, particularly those that are dry or dehydrated.

How do you use it?
Apply on top of your serum in the evening - or apply directly to the skin after toning and use on its own.

What's good/not so good about it?
The texture. The texture is actually the answer to both of these questions. If you saw yesterday's video you'll have seen that the texture is akin to a memory foam mattress. 
When you first try it you may think 'WHAT THE DARNTOOT'IN BLAZES IS THIS ALL ABOUT?'  'Hhm that's weird.' 

Alas, fair reader, do not be put off. Persevere. It comes with a scoop, but God Only Knows *literally pauses to YouTube Beach Boys* what I did with THAT. You need to start working with it as soon as you pick it up as it will immediately start to soften. The consistency is a liquid/soft gel/cream Yes, I know. I'm not helping. Clear as mud.

It's hard to grab hold of, annoying even. But once you get the knack it's actually a bonus, as you only use a tad. AND - this is a 90ml tub so will last you yonks. These masks are actually a very affordable way of using a 'night cream' over your more expensive serums. They come in bigger sizes, and are infinitely more affordable than usual night creams (if hydration is your main concern).

If you're a product junkie, this is similar to Origins Drink Up Mask or the Dr Jart sleep-in masks.
If you have no bloody idea what I'm talking about, you apply this before bed, go to sleep, and wake up with hydrated, soft skin. Tis true. It does what it says on the pot.


Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask is £22.00 and available now at thebodyshop.co.uk 






*The Body Shop did not ask me to write/pay me for this review

55 comments:

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    1. LOL I love you. To the point. Yes I've used it quite a few times. :)

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    2. Good enough for me. :D I saw it yesterday and was tempted. My skin is currently dryer than a 90 yr old woman's vagina

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    3. I am howling at big Fashionista's reply!

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  2. Sounds interesting! I love me a hydrating mask, even with my oily/ combination skin!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  3. I really like their Cleansing Gel AND i was thinking about getting Origins mask so will definitely be getting this. Thanks Caroline. You are brilliant!

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  4. ^Emily /Caroline - do you find overnight masks help with oily skin? Too scared that i'll end up in spots! This seems like a nice entry level one though...

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    1. You shouldn't end up in spots - unless you're using something really heavily doped with shea butter. :)

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    2. Thank you - i've also noticed quite a few reviewers on the website with oily skin saying they'd recommend it too! I'm sold.. :)

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  5. Bought this and the assistant in TBS told me to apply liberally at the end of my usual night routine i.e after serum AND moisturiser. My face stuck to my (silk!) pillowcase all night. Tried again without moisturising and less liberal with the mask. My face really missed its moisturiser. 3rd attempt I did my usual routine of EH cleanse, Pixi glow tone, ANR serum, Artemis oil, Chantecaille harmonising moisturiser followed by a NOT SO liberal skim of bouncy mask. Success! It did make a plumptious difference. But make sure you apply well before bedtime as it is quite tacky and takes a while to sink in. I'm 50 years old with slightly dehydrated skin with menopausal breakouts.

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    1. I don't think I could use it on top of EVERYTHING...... :)

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  6. Bought this today after hearing so much about it, can't wait to use it! (:

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  7. Bought this (had to obviously after your video) but can I please clarify.. It is suppose to replace night cream, yes? I am currently cleansing, acid toning (sometimes, skin gone a bit mad in winter), merumaya oil, and this bouncy mask instead of night cream. Hope I am doing it right! It feels really nice once it has settled down

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    1. I know the stores are saying you can use it on top of night cream but that seems like a lot to me! I use it in place of night cream personally.

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  8. Sleep masks been my skin hero for the last year they are defiantly the next big thing in skincare I would bet money on it that nearly all brands will have one by next year

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  9. This makes me very curious. It does sound though like one of this products you either love or hate. Now i am unsure ;).

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  10. Thanks, Caroline. I will definitely check this out, as I love overnight masks (like the Clinique one, which I also find quite plumping and very moisturizing).

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  11. I am not sure I can do something with that much silicone in it!

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    1. Have a play in store. It doesn't 'feel' too bad - if you know what I mean....

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  12. I've tried the eye serum from this range and so far it's lovely, I'll definitely be picking this up to try next!

    alice x | beautybyalicee

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  13. I'm always wearing creams to bed! This product looks great and I love the body shop :)

    http://gemfash.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Is this something you can use everyday, every few days or once a week? Think I need to get my hand on this!

    http://www.brettlesblog.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. As often/in-often as you like. No set rules.

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  15. Weird textures aside, I am still intrigued by this!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  16. I was all up for buying this and I went in to see it and it was sold out, so I was offered a sample. My skin seems to not agree with silicone, could you let me know which ingredients in the list are the silicones? It's so hard to spot things and I want to make sure I don't go buying other products with these ingredients. Also, I expected it to feel more nourishing as it is a sleep mask, but I just found it sticky for a short while and left my hands feeling weird and dirty.

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    1. In this it's dimethicone. 3rd ingredient. usually end in 'cone' or 'one'. :)

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  17. Crappy irritating ingredients. A typical The Body Shop product :(

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    1. I think saying that 'typical' Body Shop products are 'crappy' and 'irritating' is outside of the mark. Way outside.

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  18. I don't see it in the webshop of my country.

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  19. I've seen this around YouTube. I currently have the Origins mask. How would you compare the two? Which do you like better?
    www.divaandthedivine.com

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    1. Origins for ease of use, but they have a similar effect in the morning. :)

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  20. I will try it as soon as my kiehl's overnight hydrating mask is over,have you tried it?your thoughs?TBS mask isn'the out yet in france and so it is giving me time to finish the massive jar of the kiehl's one. I do prefer the origins one as it was not as sticky, and the smell.... I am not sure but I tought clinique has one?

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  21. What is it in you opinion that gives this mask it's oomph? Looking at the ingredient list there isn't really anything super potent in it.. or am I mistaken?

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    1. It's hydrating for sure - and for me, the silicone content gives it staying power. If that makes ANY sense :)

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    2. I am always concerned about silicone in skincare as i don't really get what kind of Property it has at long term?

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  22. I love Body Shop products. I’m yet to be disappointed and will definitely be picking this one up.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  23. I used it a night over serum and moisturiser but didn't find it gave any hydration boost. I woke up with flakey dry patches. Is it possible it made my night cream less effective? I also tried using it as a mask, applying a thicker layer and then wiping it off after 10 minutes but my skin felt sort of suffocated while I had it on. Maybe because it doesn't absorb in like other hydrating masks (e.g. Avene).

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  24. I don't think I could be bothered dealing with The Gloop tbh. Loved your closing line!

    Nic x
    PS this type of layout / summary is very useful - easy to see immediately if something is for me or not!

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  25. I'm going to try this. Anything promising bounce has got to be a good thing. I like Origins Drink Up - apart from the smell! Sort of wet dog with BO.

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  26. I'm going to try this. Anything that promises bounce has got to be a good thing. I like the Origins Drink Up mask - apart from the smell! Sort of wet dog with BO. Not so nice.

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  27. Sounds lovely, my skin is so dehydrated atm.

    www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

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  28. Caroline you are fab! Deffinatley going to purchase this mask after reading your review! Straight to the point and honest, i love your blogg xD

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  29. Could you use this over Kiehl's midnight oil, or would that be pure madness? Tis all I ever wear at night.

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  30. Any clue why this is only available in UK, or will it be released in the US at a later date? The US site has some of the other products in the line, but not this one for some reason.

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  31. Can't work out whether I want to try this or not now?! On the fence! Love Origins Drink Up but want to try new things. It's the possible weird texture that's putting me off! X

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  32. Off I skipped to purchase this at my local (Australian) Body Shop, gleefully anticipating the hydration for my thirsty skin....only to be frustrated that it's not available here yet, and the lady I spoke to wasn't even aware of it's international existence *eyebrow raise*. And so, we wait....

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  33. Hello Caroline and Caroline's readers, I have a question, Am I the only one who had allergic reaction to it? I were into the shop and I tested it before buy it on my hand and in seconds my skin was red, itchy... I have to say that i have a very reactive skin and apparently too acid because I cannot use TBS body butters because they become nasty on me... Am i the only one? *sighs*

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  34. @Aanwn. I used the tea tree range and it really burnt my skin. Ouch! Never again!
    I'm trying a sample of this bouncy stuff tonight, seems to be ok, and the vitamin E stuff suits my combination skin too.

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  35. Ah, I really want this product to work for me but it doesn't seem like that's the case. :(

    I'm using The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth (the serum-kind-of product from the same range) and it works wonder for my skin (plus in helps me controls my breakouts). Sadly I can't say the same thing about this sleeping mask. I wanna try it out but seeing how this is sold in a huge pot which will be a waste if it turns out not to suit my skin, I asked for a sample.

    As soon as I got the sample, I was so excited so I tried it out. I found the consistency of the mask is a bit weird, and the way it glides over my face is a bit "too wet" but that's fine. The following morning I found that the mask has absorbed completely into my skin (THAT or it's just wiped off and got stuck to my pillow case), so I wash it off. It does make my skin feel soft and hydrated.

    The problem started the next day. I noticed that my cheeks has gone red and a bit itchy, my chin and forehead became really dry (I have a dry skin but this is drier than usual), several pimples showed up, and my face (especially in the jaw area) felt really itchy. I'm not sure why the reaction came so late, but I haven't been doing anything out of ordinary except for trying the bouncy sleeping mask sample, so I've came to the conclusion that the reaction I got on my skin is from the mask.

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  36. I get quite a lot of rolling bits coming off my face when I use this . Do you think I'm using too much of the product ? I feel like bits of god knows what are rolling off my face even after I cleanse in the morning ? I really want this to work for me as I think it sounds lovely !

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  37. I get quite a lot of rolling with this even after cleansing in the morning - like bits of God knows what rolling off my face ? Do you think this is due to using the too much product? I really want this to work for me as the idea sounds lovely !!

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    1. I had the same at first. Aleigha. I think I used too much product. 😆 You really only need a tiny bit. Do you acid-tone earlier in your routine? Just wondering if your skin is congested and less sinks in as a result...

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