Review | The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Liquid Peel Review
Today we’re testing out the brand new, fast-acting facial peel that recently joined the The Body Shop’s collection – their Drops of Youth Liquid Peel.

The last liquid peel I tried was Real Chemistry’s Luminous 3-Minute Peel, which I was not at all crazy about.  The formula stuck to even my tiny facial hairs and was a pain to remove.  But when I heard people with sensitive skin were seeing great results from The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel, I was curious to try it out myself.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel works as a super efficient exfoliating peel for your face.  In under one minute, the gel-to-peel formula gently lifts away dead skin cells, impurities, and pollutants as you massage it over your skin. In the short-term, it leaves the skin feeling squeaky clean and purified. With continued use, skin becomes smoother, clearer, and more radiant.

The Drops of Youth Liquid Peel is meant to be used after your regular cleanser, and applied on clean, dry skin (dry skin is key since the formula needs to dry up quickly to avoid over-stimulating the skin).  According to the directions, you only need 2 pumps to cover the face and about 20 seconds of massaging time to allow clumps to form. After which, you can use a washcloth/cotton pad/face sponge to remove the clumps (along with any dead skin and impurities that it managed to grab hold of).

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Carbomer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Quaternium-80, Parfum/Fragrance, Behentrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Citronellol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Eryngium Maritimum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Liquid Peel Review

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel Review

I’ve been using The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel 1-2 times a week (as recommended) for the past three weeks, and I’ve already started to see a difference.  The texture and overall ‘glow’ of my skin seems to continuously improve with each use thanks to the peel’s surprisingly effective (yet gentle) exfoliating abilities.  Even after the first use I was impressed – it left my skin feeling cleaner – like a deep down, ‘squeaky’ clean – with a super smooth finish.

The directions say to massage the gel over the skin for 20 seconds max. However, for me, it takes about 30-40 seconds for the gel to completely clump up, at which point I’ll immediately stop and begin rinsing.  (If I go past that point – up to one minute – my face will sometimes turn red and feel a bit raw.)

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Liquid Peel Review

After 10 seconds – the formula is still in its gel form, but is slowly starting to form clumps

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Liquid Peel Review

Past 40 seconds – the gel has turned completely solid and formed small clumps (I went longer than instructed when doing this first application, hence the redness!)

Despite the peel’s ability to ‘grab’ onto dead skin and other impurities, the good news is that it doesn’t pull on my facial fuzz (just for that, this peel scores big points in my book!).  The formula is also surprisingly easy to remove with a few wipes of a washcloth or facial sponge (though you want to be gentle, so as to not over-stimulate your skin).

Overall, if you’re looking for a quick and gentle peel that provides an extra level of exfoliation and deep-cleansing, The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel is worth trying out.  (Again, just make sure to watch the clock so you don’t irritate your skin!)  I’d recommend it for all skin types, even sensitive (however, if you have extremely dry or sensitive skin, you may want to avoid this as it has a pretty high alcohol content plus added fragrances).

Available at Ulta, Amazon, & The Body Shop (US, Canada, UK)


Have you tried The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel, or another liquid peel product?

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