A very lightweight serum that absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it velvety soft and shine free. Clinically proven to reduce the number and intensity of dark spots. Instantly skin looks brighter and more luminous. With regular use, skin appears smoother, more healthy and translucent, with an even tone.
Price : Rs 2450 for 30 ml.
Ingredients : Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Alcohol Denat., 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Flour, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Rosa Centifolia Extract /Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Parfum/Fragrance.
The Body Shop Drops Of Light Healthy Brightening Serum (Review)
The serum comes in a beautiful white bottle with a dropper for dispensing the serum. The serum is lightweight, watery and absolutely clear with no tint or color. It feels non-sticky on the skin and absorbs quickly. In terms of consistency and feel, this works wonderfully on my oily skin and it has a mild moisturizing effect as well. I’ve lately started using this by itself as a night treatment with no moisturizer and my skin has been feeling and looking great.
In terms of results, I’ve been using this on and off since a few months but more religiously since the past few weeks and I’m quite happy with the results. I had a bout of breakouts during the summer which left brown spots on my cheeks and this has helped lighten them. It also works very well in banishing dullness and giving an overall healthier, fresher look to the skin. I’ve noticed that it works particularly quickly and effectively when you use it alone and not mix any other products. But if you have dry skin, you would need a moisturizer to go with it and the cream from the same range would work well.
Brightening serums always have some form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) for the melanin busting properties and this serum contains a particularly powerful form of it – 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid. A little research led me to discover the amazing potency of this ingredient. It not only helps in brightening skin by deoxidising dark melanin and inhibiting the activity of the enzyme Tyrosinase (thus preventing the synthesis of melanin), but also boosts collagen production. Another thing to note is its antioxidant ability which is roughly 5 times stronger than Tocopherol (Vitamin E) which is a very well-known and well-loved anti-oxidant in the cosmetics industry. Free radicals can wreak havoc in the body by causing oxidation reactions and anti-oxidants combine with free radicals, inhibit their chain reactions in doing so, resulting in anti-ageing benefits.
Apart from this, this serum also contains Sodium Hyaluronate which helps moisturize and plump the skin because of its ability to hold water. The result is hydrated, plump and supple skin. Apart from these, the serum also contains other beneficial ingredients like Glycerin, Rosa Centifolia Extract, Palmaria Palmata (Red Algae) Extract, moisturizing Glycols etc. but I was a little worried when I saw denatured Alcohol on the list as well. Its not my favorite ingredient as it can make the skin dry but thankfully, I have not experienced any such issue with this particular serum.
Overall, I think this is a fantastic brightening serum that feels lightweight, pleasant to use (has a nice fresh scent) and is backed by powerful ingredients. If you’re looking for something for dull, patchy or uneven skin, this is a very good option and an excellent alternative to luxury serums.
Rating : 4.5/5