The Body Shop Drops of Light Range- A Review

Tuesday, 5 Sep 2017

When I first heard about The Body Shop Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Range, I was soooo excited, and I knew I had to try it! I was sent the Pure Healthy Brightening Serum to review before it launched, but I wanted/needed the rest of the range to be able to give you all a proper, well-rounded review, you know what I mean?

The Range which has been out for a while now, is enriched with Red Algae and Vitamin C, for brighter, more luminous skin. I have been using the products for a few months now, so I am happy to report back and let you know my thoughts.

The Body Shop Drops of Light

Drops of Light Pure Clarifying Foam Wash- This is described as a rich creamy foam wash that doesn’t strip the skin. Unfortunately, my skin felt squeaky clean and a bit tight after use. It does remove makeup well though, and lathers up quite luxuriously.

Drops of Light Pure Translucency Essence Lotion- This feels pretty thick to be an essence, it has a gloopy thick texture that is patted onto skin after cleansing to prepare your skin for the next steps in your skincare routine. It is hydrating, but starts off sticky, with a gel to water finish. I actually really like this, even though it is a bit tacky when applied, it really perks my skin up again after feeling tight from the face wash.

Drops of Light *Pure Healthy Brightening Serum- This lightweight serum is so runny, and I almost feel the texture of this and the essence should be swapped. However, my skin looks instantly illuminated and plumper. It is fast absorbing and comes in a mess free dropper bottle. Just 1-2 drops massaged into skin, after the Essence does the job.

You can see the texture of each product below L-R: Serum, Essence Lotion, Foam Wash.

The Body Shop Drops of Light

Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Skin Day Cream- I love the silky texture of this cream. It hydrates nicely, making my skin look healthier and plumper. And somehow instantly brighter too. I just wish there was a night cream in this range!

The Body Shop Drops of Light

Drops of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel- I love this non-abrasive exfoliator, it is rubbed onto skin and sort of balls up, along with all the dead skin. Dull skin is instantly erased to reveal a brighter more luminous, and even lighter complexion. This and the Serum are my must-haves from this range.

There is also a Multi Protection Essence SPF product which launched before the rest of the range. I bought it when it first launched, but unfortunately I haven’t used it yet (yes I am a hoarder), and I forgot to include it in this post. I will start using it soon, and link my review once I have.

This multi-benefit range is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. It combines red algae, known for its brightening and pigmentation benefits, with Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant.

I am not sure about the dark spots claim, as I think that is a hard one to achieve without a strong active ingredient, but brighter, lighter, plumper and more luminous for sure!

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6 thoughts on “The Body Shop Drops of Light Range- A Review

  1. Nina b says:

    Thank you for the review :)
    The liquid peel & serum were out of stock when they launched and I still haven’t got my hands on them. After your review, I ll keep a watch for the next 3 for 2.
    The sunscreen is spf 50, not greasy but it’s runny and absorbs quickly with no residue or grey cast. i was skeptical about its efficacy but I think it does the job.
    Will really know once summer comes !

    1. admin says:

      Yip, the peel was also out of stock the first few times I went. I definitely need to take out the SPF and start using it! It sounds great!

  2. R Fourie says:

    Thanks for the review – I want to try the Drops of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel :-)

    1. admin says:

      Yip, it is pretty awesome! Gross but satisfying. There is also the Drops of Youth and Vitamin C one that pretty much does the same thing, but maybe ask for samples and try all and see what you prefer.

  3. Great review! I’ve been dying to try the SPF and the serum too. I’m just worried the SPF will be a bit greasy, and perhaps it might be best for me to stick with my Bioderma.
    The serum sounds amazing though!

    1. admin says:

      Ill try it soon and then let you know my thoughts, I have heard it is awesome though! I have been using Yung Skin SPF for the past few days and it is pretty amazing!

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