Wake Up to Fresh Bouncy Skin with The Body Shop’s Bouncy Sleeping Mask!

January 17, 2015

Last year, I got into the habit of putting on a facial mask every evening – it could be a simple hydrating cream mask, a luxurious anti-aging mask, or a sheet mask. It really made a difference in helping me manage my dry and dehydrated skin. But all of these meant extending my night-time skincare routine by 10-20 minutes as I allow the mask to work its miracles before blotting or rinsing off and then following with serums and moisturizers. And there is nothing quite like an extra few minutes of sleep to restoring beauty. Finally, I picked up The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask, and the dilemma is completely resolved!


The latest addition to The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth range, the Bouncy Sleeping Mask is formulated with stem cells from the Edelweiss, a flower that grows in the bitter cold high atop the Alps and produces active substances that can protect against harmful components such as UV rays. It contains strong antioxidant properties, and helps limit the degradation of important collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin. When incorporated into skincare, Edelweiss stem cells have the potential to boost skin regeneration, plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask texture

Upon first contact with The Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask, I was captivated by the texture of the product. It has a firm, almost elastic barrier-like texture at the very top as you dip into it, almost like breaking into jell-o. There is a small plastic spatula included with each jar of mask, but I had to poke at it with my (clean!) finger just to be sure. The product, when you scoop it out, is a thin milky gel-cream that smoothes easily over the face to become transparent, and then clings to the skin without any oily, greasy, slippery sensation that is typical of cream-type masks.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping blended swatches

The mask is meant to be used as the last step after your usual skincare routine (no, this is not a replacement for an actual moisturizer), and helps to seal in all the goodies while you sleep. And the best part of it all is, I really do see a difference when I wake up the next morning!! My skin appears brighter, plumper, and well rested (even if I had a restless night racked with coughs and a stuffy nose).

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask ingredients

Since I was so blown away by the results, I was curious and decided to take a closer look at the ingredients. There are certainly beneficial ingredients in there, including helianthus annuus (sunflower seed) oil and oleifera seed oil to improve the skin’s emollient system. The Edelweiss stem cell (leontopodium alpinum meristem cell culture) whilst available, is listed far down, meaning the amount of this ingredient is very little. Which is understandable given each generous 90ml jar retails for only SGD44.90.

Overall, I think The Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask is a good value for money skincare product that produces visible results. I have not used this long enough to discern any long-lasting improvements to my skin, but that is a challenge for even the most expensive creams in the world. At the same time, it does not irritate my sensitive skin, which makes this even more appealing. I love the convenience of a slap-it-on-go-to-bed product, and love the effects even more!

The product discussed above was provided by The Body Shop Singapore for my consideration. All views expressed here are my own honest, unbiased opinions, and are not influenced in anyway.

xo Linda

4 responses to “Wake Up to Fresh Bouncy Skin with The Body Shop’s Bouncy Sleeping Mask!”

  1. Noodles says:

    I’m gonna have to get my hands and this soon! Really like the Drops of Youth serum. The Body Shop is hitting so many good spots for me recently!

    • silverkis says:

      Oh gosh, now i need to try that DOY serum!! This sleeping mask is really exceptional, and at the price it’s unbeatable!

  2. Sil says:

    Wow, you are certainly dedicated to skin care! I try to use a sleeping mask a few times a week (I’ve been using one from Laneige), and some sheet masks over the weekend. But I get sooo lazy about it during winter!
    This sleeping mask sounds very interesting, but seeing the Edelweiss stem cell so far down the list makes me wonder how much can it actually be acting on the skin. Still, the “Drops of Youth” line of the jar makes more sense now, lol

    • silverkis says:

      Hahaa…. yes i am! The Laneige sleeping pack doesn’t seem to help me much… and I have a whole drawerful of sheet masks to get through but somehow i’m just too lazy nowadays. I need something I can slap on, and then get on with my life you know…. sheet masks just slide around if i’m not lying down. But when i lie down, i fall asleep with it on, and that’s apparently no good for your skin.

      Yes, the actual stem cells are minimal… which is a pity. But somehow, it does work on my skin. And at the price point, it doesn’t break the bank to try! At the very least, the plant oils in it will also help.

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