What: The Body Shop has just launched a youth-enhancing concentrate – the Nutriganics Drops of Youth, to combat initial signs of ageing by using the latest in plant stem cell technology.
This pre-serum is fits into all skincare regimes and is specially formulated with plant stem cells harvested from criste-marine, a hardy plant that is able to survive in the harshest environments and absorbs nutrients from the air around it. Also contains beech bud extract and Community Fair Trade Babassu Nut Oil.
With every beauty product that I try, I make it a habit to always try it on my hands first, just to get a feel of the texture, to see if I like the scent and to see how well my skin takes to it.
Which is exactly what I did with the Nutriganics Drops of Youth. Using the pipette provided, a dropper syringe-like contraption perfect for keeping the formula untainted, I extracted two drops of the gel-like pre-serum and soothed it into the back of my palm.
The gel was clear and had a soothing and somewhat refereshing aloe vera scent to it.
It took about a minute or so to get fully absorbed into my skin, leaving a slightly sticky texture for about 20 seconds before the surface of my skin was velvety smooth to the touch. Even my colleagues were impressed by how immediate the effects were when I told them to compare it to my other hand that wasn’t treated to the same gel.
Turns out, I didn’t have to worry about an allergic reaction as besides its natural origins, the Nutriganics Drops of Youth is also silicon and paraben-free, with 20 per cent organic certified ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types.
I brought the pre-serum home that night and had high hopes for it, seeing how it changed the way my skin felt in an instant.
After cleansing and toning my skin that night, I used the same pipette and extracted three drops of the Nutriganics Drop of Youth into my palm. I patted the gel into my whole face, making sure that every bit of surface was covered. Although I wished the gel was absorbed faster into my skin, like a liquid-based product, it didn’t bother me that much.
Just like how it was on my hand, the initial feeling of slight stickiness was prevalent again. That, however, disappeared in a jiffy and within seconds, my whole face felt like it was covered with a powdery veil, smooth and firm to the touch.
I like that the texture change was immediate and that made me want to continue with the regime.
After just three days, my skin looked a tad brighter and not as dull as before. The texture felt firmer and smoother.
Although it didn’t eradicate fine lines and even out my skin tone in just three days, I like how it was able to fit right into my skincare regime without much hassle – that means no need to change my cleansers or toss out any of my moisturisers.
I was also a fan of the non-oily, gel-like texture of the pre-serum, which is perfect for our climate.
The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth retails for $58.90 for 30ml at all The Body Shop Outlets.