28 days ago I started a skin care challenge with The Body Shop and Chatelaine, where I tested 2 of The Body Shop’s new skin care products: The Body Shop DROPS OF YOUTHTM: Youth Concentrate and Youth Cream combination.
I was very excited to take this challenge because The Body Shop is a name I know and trust, as I have been buying and using so many of their products since I was a teenager! When I was in high school I was all about their strawberry lotions, soaps and lip balms, and now I see that coming full circle as I see my daughter using the same products! And now, I’m using their adult skin care line. Knowing a brand like The Body Shop had me jump on board with their #DropsofYouthChallenge with two feet!
So every day during these 28 days, I applied this new skin care duo to my face and shared my thoughts on this online diary here on Chatelaine.com. Right from day 1, I knew I was going to like these products: they were light and non-greasy, smelled light and pretty, but the best thing was that my skin did not react in any negative way to them, which is a miracle because my skin is so sensitive. I have rosacea so a lot of facial products do not work well on my skin and often cause bad reactions, but not these products. In fact I felt like my skin just soaked up the moisture like I had been starving it for years. Right away my skin felt protected and soft. I actually like the serum so much so that I will even apply a little extra after workouts or during the day if my skin feels wind burned, because it feels so soothing.
I truly love both the serum and the cream. In a short period of time my skin felt softer, looked smoother, my rosacea calmed quite a bit, and small lines around my eyes softened. For this 40 year old, these results are very very satisfying! And not only that, I liked how committing to this skin care routine, even for a short period of time, inspired me to take better care of my whole self. I find it’s easy to take better care when you see results…so I dutifully applied the serum and cream, and I also committed to eating better, drinking more water, I signed up for a yoga class and I started running 3 times a week again. I just really like the feeling that I’m taking care of myself. I know that I’m young, but not as young as I used to be, so it’s becoming increasingly more important for me to take care of myself. I’ve got a lot of living to do, and I want to do it in the most positive, active and lovely way possible…with my youthful self forward. And this means that I have to commit to a good skin care routine, better sleep, better eating and exercise. I’m inspired.
I also really appreciated that a little went a long way as far as these products go. I used both the serum and the cream fairly liberally (just enough) and I still have plenty left over. I like these products so much that I am also now using a few more products in this DROPS OF YOUTHTM line: the Youth Essence Lotion, the Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, Wonderblur and the Eye Concentrate (which by the way is awesome!).
I really enjoyed this skin care challenge because it led me to a skin care line that my skin actually likes, and for me this is really amazing. I have such trouble finding products that work for me, so I’m very relieved to have found these, and I look forward to continuing to see my skin improve.
Thank you so much for following along, and have an inspired day!
Disclosure: I received compensation for participating in this 28-day skincare Challenge, but as always all views expressed are my own. Thank you to The Body Shop for being a part of my self care routine!