Friday, 10 February 2017

The Body Shop Drops Of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel - First Impressions

When I first heard about the new Liquid Peels from The Body Shop I was initially really excited, however after trying one out for myself, I have to say, I'm quite disappointed. This peel belongs to the Drops Of Light range which is designed to brighten the skin. I know there are quite a few people who really like these peels and that's absolutely fine. I just wanted to share my personal thoughts as I know a lot of you have a similar taste to me when it comes to skincare. 
The product comes in a plastic bottle with a pump. (Similar to the Chamomile Cleansing Oil) Ok for travel.
Price - £18 for 145ml
Texture - Gel
Finish - Exfoliated, soft skin

What they say
This quick fix brightening essential will visibly brighten appearance after first use. Transforming gel-to-peel technology that traps and gently peels off impurities and dead skin cells to unveil healthy-looking skin that feels resurfaced from first use*. With continued use, skin looks more luminous and skin texture looks refined.

Key ingredients
Red Algae Extract - Brightens the skin
Vitamin C - Rich in antioxidants and helps to repair the skin

What is it
This is an exfoliating gel that gently removes dirt and dead skin cells without the need for physical particles. As you start to massage the product into the skin, little clumps of dead skin will form. It has a strong alcohol scent. Suitable for most skin types except sensitive, and dry.

How I Use It and My Results
After cleansing I take 2 pumps of the gel and massage it into the skin until clumps form. The gel starts to absorb quite quickly so there isn't much slip when massaging it in. I find the best way to remove the peel is by splashing the skin rather than using a flannel. It takes me quite a while to remove the peel as it starts to go a bit tacky when it's mixed with water. 
I remember the first time I used the peel I rushed straight to the mirror expecting to see a brand new layer of skin, but to my surprise, my skin didn't look any different. My complexion was still grey and uneven and all of my dry patches were still there. I also expected my skin to feel a lot smoother and more refined but annoyingly it didn't. The alcohol leaves my face feeling quite dry and tight which I really don't like. This literally does nothing for my skin.

Pros
- Gentle exfoliation (no particles)
- Easy to use
- Removes dead skin cells
- Simple packaging
- Ok for travel

Cons
- Quite pricey for what it is
- Contains alcohol which leaves the skin feeling dry
- Skin doesn't look brighter 
- Skin doesn't feel smooth
- Serums/moisturisers don't absorb any better
- Strong alcohol smell
- Not enough slip

Similar Products That Work Better
- Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel - £5.99 
- Pixi Overnight Glow Serum - £26

Summary
I think it's safe to say that this product is not for me. It's such a shame as the concept really interested me and I normally get along really well with products from The Body Shop. I would say people with a normal/oily or ageing skin might enjoy this but I still think there are better products at a much cheaper price. To me, this is definitely not worth £18. 

Please let me know if you enjoy this product or not as I'd love to hear your experience with it!

Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
x
SHARE:

2 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your experience with this. It's been on my wishlist but I have combination to dry skin so I think I shouldn't hurry getting this as it's not cheap either. I shall try Superdrug or pixi one.

    Much love!

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's no problem Hun! I definitely wouldn't hurry. I think you'd really enjoy the Superdrug serum. It's so gentle but so effective! xx

      Delete

Blogger Template Created by pipdig