The Body Shop Bouncy Sleep Mask

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I love the name of the new Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleep Mask.It  promises bouncier skin, which is a new one one me – I think they mean firmer skin, obviously, but I like bouncier!

Enriched with Edelweiss stem cells, it’s designed to be left on overnight to do its magic. The bouncy also refers to the texture. It’s a sort of cream-gel texture, and not what I normally love in a facial product. Having dry skin I find richer products suit me more, and this did feel a little, well, thin, but I gave it a go. It sort of moulds itself to your skin, is perfectly pliable, and you can leave it on overnight, no problem.

body shop drops of youth bouncy mask

So why Edelweiss?  Well, this hardy flower thrives in the harshest conditions high in the Alps. The Body Shop scientists carefully and sustainably extract the Edelweiss stem cells, harnessing their powerful resilience, to deliver potent skin cell renewing properties.

The Body Shop have appointed Dr.Terry Loong as a Global Skincare Expert. She has 11 years of experience, and explains a little bit about why an overnight beauty routine is a must-do.

What happens to my skin while I sleep?
Fix: The repair process occurs. Old skin cells shed, environmental free radical damage is removed and new cells are encouraged to the surface of the skin.
Fight: Sleep boosts melatonin, a powerful anti-oxidant which helps fight age-spots and wrinkles.
Firm: Growth hormones which boost the skin’s collagen, elasticity and firmness are generated during sleep.

Why would you recommend using the mask?
It seals in my otherskincare products and the unique texture sinks in for deep conditioning. In the morning, my skin feels smooth, hydrated and plumped – it looks younger and fresher. Make this mask your must-have, particulary on these occasions:
* On long-haul flights to help avoid skin dehydration.
* On sunny holidays to replenish skin at night.
* In cold temperatures to lock in and maintain the skin’s natural hydration.

Is there a recommended sleeping position that’s best for my skin?
The best position is on your back so there is no pressure or creasing on your face. However, if you do sleep on your side or front, invest in a good silk pillowcase to
avoid any crease marks.

Oh, and there’s also a specially designed massage technique, with memorable phrases. Do the routine twice when applying, to stimulate your lymphatic system, encouraging circulation and better absorption of the mask for skin that feels renewed and bouncy.

body shop bouncy mask massage

So, if you want to add another product to your night-time beauty routine, The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleep Mask, is at stores and online now, £22 –