Expectation versus reality – The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask

Have you ever imagined what jumping out of the plane window right into the big fluffy clouds would feel like?

TBS Bouncy Sleeping Mask (1 von 2)
The Body Shop Bouncy Sleeping Mask

I don´t want to talk reality here.
We all know it would be wet, cold and uncomfortable, mainly because you´d start falling at maximum speed toward the ground immediately.
Should have grabbed that parachute, girl!

I want to talk expectations!
Sinking into comforting, pillow like shapes, bouncing around laughing while the sun warms you from above.

Somehow that picture came to my mind when I read about The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask.
Now how do expectations compare to reality in this case? Let´s see.

What The Body Shop claims:

Youth-enhancing formula for bouncier looking skin. Unique bouncy, memory shape texture. With Edelweiss stem cells.

The product is housed in a glass jar with plastic lid and contains 90 ml of product. I used it for six months about once a week, sometimes twice, and still have a tiny bit left.

When purchased, it comes with a plastic spatula to get out the product and will set you back 26€ in stores or at their homepage online here.
You don’t need to use the spatula, but I´d recommend it for hygienic reasons.

Okay, you´d need a little more to cover your face and neck.
Okay, you´d need a little more to cover your face and neck.

Texture wise the mask really is unlike any other I have tried before. It feels like jelly on your hand, quickly melting on the warm skin. In fact, applying it to your face quickly is recommended, as once it starts melting, it can be quite difficult to control!
The Body Shops website provides you with a face massage tutorial to apply the mask, and while it feels lovely to take the time to do that, I usually massage with my cleanser and just slather this one on.

Despite being a sleeping mask, it does take some time to sink in, so if you want to save your pillows, there are two options:
Either only apply a thin layer or, like I do, complete your night time skin care routine before you sit down to read/ binge watch Netflix.
A thick layer will take at least 15 minutes to sink in completely!

Favorable ingredients:
– Glycerin: Moisturizing
– Sunflower Seed Oil: Rich in Vitamin E and linoleum acid, anti-inflammatory
– Tocopheryl Acetate: Vitamin E, antioxidant
– Babassu Seed Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids, moisturizing

– Sodium Hyaluronate: Moisturizing
– Adenosine: Part of cell communication, reduces fine lines (?)
– Caffeine: Tightening, firming

– Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem Cell Culture: Antioxidant

Unfavorable Ingredients:
– Perfume (natural origin)
– Preservatives (including Benzyl alcohol, which is a widely used preservative in natural skincare)

Does it live up to its claims?
Any skin well moisturized will look bouncier and plumper, and it contains a fair share of moisturizers. The texture is unique and bouncy for sure, and the product will return to its original shape after you scooped something out.
And it contains Edelweiss Stem Cells. Very low down on the ingredient lists, and I am still not sure about the benefits it would bring, but, just as claimed, it is there.

Will I rebuy?
It is lovely and a good amount of product for your money. I just need to try other moisturizing masks to see how they compare.
Expectations are fulfilled in this case.

Who do I recommend it to?
If you want a budget friendly mask, jam-packed with moisture to give your skin a pick me up, that one is for you.
If you want something you slap on your face and forget about it, this one is a great choice.

Only if you tend to do your evening skincare the minute before you go to bed, you should maybe think twice.

Have you tried that mask before?
And have you ever dreamed of bouncing around clouds while seated on a plane?

If you want to see more skincare reviews, look at the skincare reviews category in the sidebar for a list of everything I have done so far.

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  • I’ve never tried a sleeping mask before. Maybe because of my combination skin… :)) The consistence looks really promising, Linda! Great Body Shop review.


    • my skin is combination as well, so i can safely say it is great for that skin type. Mainly because it is moisturizing, but not greasy at all.

      • Yay! Gotta visit The Body Shop next time. Thanks for the tip, Linda!
        Have a great weekend!


  • The new layout looks great! 🙂
    I LOVE the sound of this mask, I’ll have to place an online order sooner or later!
    The image of jumping from cloud to cloud while the sun warms your face is very relaxing…

    • Thank you. Transferring the blog only costs me about two nights sleep and five years of my life…

  • weird thinks

    lovely review. Sound like a good quality product.


  • I’ve been wanting to try this ever since it came out!

    • I got it as a gift from my mother, I don’t know if I would have bought it myself. Usually I use clay masks and the likes.

  • I used to wear masks.. nowadays not really. Might put some honey etc on my face every now and then. I’m going to TBS today so I’ll actually give this a look 🙂

    • See if you can stick your finger in a sample. The texture is unlike anything I have ever used.

  • It is quite tempting, the only masks I tend to love are sleeping masks, I usually don’t see any difference when I use quick mask which only need to be on for 10 min or so!


    • I never used a sleeping mask before that, but I usually leave my masks on far longer than recommended. I wouldn’t want to sleep with a clay mask though.

      • Of course not but I never use clay masks because usually they don’t do anything for me or they irritate my skin! But what I mean is, if I have to buy a hydrating mask for instance I would choose a sleeping mask as the ones which work in 5 min doesn’t do anything, at least on my skin!

        • Yes, I understand. It is just that I usually use clay masks (there are great, non-irritating ones) or chemical exfoliants, both of which disqualify themselves from being used overnight.
          That was my first real hydrating masks.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Lovely reviews, as always! I really like how affordable the Body Shop products are, whilst being incredibly effective. I’ve been meaning to try this range, but at the same time I don’t have any wrinkles (yet) so I’m not sure whether maybe this would be too ‚powerful‘ for me? By the way, I tagged you in my favourite bloggers post, hope that’s okay =) <3


    • I don’t think it will be too powerful for you. Prevention is key when it comes to wrinkles, and hydration as well as antioxidants are suitable for any skin once you have entered adolescence. Topped up with sunscreen and maybe a little exfoliant and you are pretty much prepared for the future.
      And thank you for tagging me, I will check the post immediately!

      • Kay (shoesandglitter)

        I shall check it out then! I’ve heard so many conflicting opinions about anti-ageing skincare and when to start using it.. Some people say you should start really early, some that you should wait until wrinkles start showing up.. I agree with you though, prevention is always key! x

        • You can´t undo wrinkles, so I see no point in waiting until you see them. And, word of warning: I woke up one day (after a fun evening and a very short night), looked into the mirror and BOOM, there they were! They just sneak up on you…

  • What an honest review.
    I need to check this on body shop since im having a very dry skin since the weather is changing now.

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

    • It may not be enough for extremely dry skin, but it will surely help in addition to other creams or oils.

  • Sounds like a nice mask. Gemma xx

    • The texture is so strange to use! I have never tried anything similar before.

  • Oh this sounds like a great product for the cooler weather, when I get such dry skin! I’ll have to keep this in mind in winter!

    I’ve been buying more and more from the bodyshop lately – I love how the staff know everything and the products are pretty natural and not tested on animals 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • They do have great skincare, which I discovered only about two years ago. What are your favorites?

      • I’m using a lippie from them that I love, and a foundation that’s really good! 🙂 I don’t remember the names of them though, haha! I just wanted something kinda natural and not tested on animals, so I swapped my skincare over to them.

        • I havent ventured int their makeup yet, the only thing I use and love is their bronzer.

        • I havent ventured int their makeup yet, the only thing I use and love is their bronzer.

  • Pam Scalfi

    must try this! Ive been after a face mask for so long but the ones Ive heard about are so pricey, this sounds like it does the trick! Love the new blog layout 😉
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Thank you. It was time for a layout change.

      TBS do have lovely and affordable skincare, it is well worth checking out.

  • Sounds fantastic! I have too many masks on the go at the moment, but this is going on the list! xx


  • I’ve been wanting to but this mask for ages, I think I’ll take the plunge after this post haha ♥


  • Moisturising qualities are essential in attaining bouncy skin, so this sure does sound good! I love the idea of the glass jar too, as well as the idea of slapping it on and forgetting about it – I’m impatient! 😉

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • This is why I do face mask before I sit down to enjoy my evening. I will not be standing in my bathroom for ten minutes straight waiting for a mask to dry or similar!

  • I love that type of masks, I have to try this one 🙂

  • Interesting post, I’ve been thinking about picking this up for a while. I’m torn between this and the Garnier Bouncy Sleeping Mask.

    Kirstie | http://www.kimamelybeauty.com

    • I actually never heard of the Garnier version. Sounds interesting. Maybe get both and do a comparison?

  • Patricia Blaj

    Ah, I wish we had a Body Shop in my city, there are so many awesome products I’m missing out on 🙁 Lovely review!




    • Well, you could order online. But I prefer going to a store and really see the product „in person“ too.

  • I’ve never tried this but it seems like such a nice product x

    Lina / lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

    • I really liked it. Have you tried any other sleeping masks before?

  • ich habe dieses produkt noch nicht ausprobiert, aber ich denke es ist mal wert es zu kaufen 🙂

    • Absolut. Body Shop hat überhaupt ganz gute Hautpflege, schon mal was ausprobiert?

  • Ohhh! This looks so nice and soothing. I actually hadn’t heard of this product until now! It’s definitely going on my list!


    • Have you tried anything else from TBS skincare? They do have some gems.

  • Dominica

    Hi love, how are you?
    Great post as usual, love it.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Visit me whenever you can;
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    Have a lovely week kisses! Xx

  • Corinne C

    I’ve used this before and I loved it! I’m dying to try out the rest of the range.

    Corinne x

    • I have used the eye concentrate and the serum so far (review of the serum coming next week). I guess it depends on your skincare concerns, but I think they do a great job.

  • Ooh, this sounds like something I would like. The words jelly, moisture, and budget-friendly spoke to me, haha. I usually like most products from The Body Shop’s skincare range so I’m definitely going to have to try this out. Especially since we’re heading into colder months. Great read! Xx


    • This is worth trying for the texture alone, I have never felt anything similar.
      Which other products would you recommend I tried?

      • Sounds fantastic.
        I used to love the Vitamin E range. The moisture mask and eye cream, specifically. Apparently there’s an updated version of the chamomile eye makeup remover that’s supposed to be awesome. Aloe gentle exfoliator is nice! Ooh and the Vitamin C face spritz. Lol. I worked there back in the day so I had the opportunity to try a few things. Indian Night Jasmine fragrance mixed with Vanilla as well. O-M-G. Okay, I’m done, haha.

        • The Chamomile eye makeup remover is my go-to product. It is a perfect dupe for the way more expensive Clarins one I used to buy.

  • You already know I’m a huge fan of sleeping mask and this mask is on my radar but first, I need to finish the two that I have. Btw, the second picture didn’t load for me, not sure if the problem is on my side though. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Hm, it works fine for me. I will check that. It may be because it is a redirect via blogger. Do you follow me via bloglovin? I haven’t changed the url there yet.

      • Yep, I clicked via Bloglovin, it could be my side that’s out of whack.

        • I think it is the redirect, but I need bloglovin support to do the url change for me.

  • I’ve wanted to try this one for ages.. it sounds great! And yup I regularly think about wing-walking and diving off into the clouds 🙂
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • Decked Up Beauties

    Sounds like a great product!! Getting this one very soon 🙂


  • I hear nothing but great things about this!

    • Are you into sleeping masks or face masks in general?

      • Both. My favorite sleeping mask right now is Fresh Peony Brightening. My favorite regular is Fresh Black Tea cause it does a bit of everything.

        • I haven’t tried anything from Fresh, it isn’t readily available around here.

  • Edna

    I love The Body Shop! I need to try this mask 🙂


  • Анна-Алина Гевелюк

    I never used the body shop yet, although heard that it’s very good ♥


    • I remember you mentioned you don’t have TBS where you live?

      • Анна-Алина Гевелюк

        In Ukraine, we have this in the shops. I just havent tried.

  • I haven’t heard of this before! It sounds very cool


  • great review! sometimes i think about soaring through the air 🙂


  • Oooh it sounds lovely- especially how it melts into the skin 🙂 I really want to jump through some clouds now- haha! Great review 🙂

    Rachel xx

  • This sounds so luxurious! and soothing for the skin. It is always a brilliant idea to pamper ones skin. Loved your review 😉 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

  • Molly Hogan

    Great post! I’ve always wanted to try a sleeping mask but never have…definitely going to have to try this one!


    • It was my first one too. Now I want to try others. #beautybloggerproblems

  • i’ve received some sample of this line but never got around to trying it. now you’ve convinced me to! lovely review x

    annie | theleeday

    • At least try the sample, the consistency is one you need to have felt.

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Thanks for the review, I must go and check it out!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x

  • It does sound lovely! I might have to pick it up!

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • Let me know if you do. Do you have any sleeping mask recommendations?

  • You always give such great reviews Linda. I’ve actually never gotten any masks from the Body Shop before as I’ve always stuck with Lancome and Clinque. I’m going to look into getting this when I run out of my current clique mask! Thanks for your honest review, as always:-)


  • Sara Meireles
  • Maria Luisa

    sembrano ottimi prodotti


  • This sounds lovely!
    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

  • Fab post! <3



  • This looks super…thank you for the sweet congrats, a big congratulations to you too xx

    • Thanks a lot. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing.

  • Kate

    First of all I really love your new blog layout! As a matter of fact, when I was a little girl it was my dream to open the window of an areoplane and scoop up some cloud to take home with me. I quickly learned that aeroplane windows don’t open – for very good reason! Finally I really like the sound of this mask! Deep moisture is the best thing we can give our skin to keep it looking fresh and youthful, I think. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Totally agree, moisture is so important.
      Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own piece of cloud at home? Have you seen those cloud lamps popping up everywhere? Not the same, but nice as well.

      • Kate

        No I haven’t, but they sound lovely! x

  • Great detailed review like always
    I like the fact that u r so honest about your review 🙂

  • I’m glad to see more sleep masks available on the Western market these days. I’ve been using Asian ones for years and it’s great to wake up to soft and plumped skin in the morning. My favorite one currently is by Belif.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • I haven’t tried much asian skincare, but I am interested for sure.

  • Cheryl Woodman

    Awesome review! It’s not a bad price ‚ey for somthing that has hyaluronic acid in their too! That’ll definetly plump out skin, especially left on for the whole night! Did you notice any ‚fine line reduction‘, not that you have any 😉


    • I actually have a lot of fine lines to test on, and as usual it helped a little having my skin hydrated, but it wasn’t enough to compensate a rough day and too little sleep. I guess no product can.

  • Hanna

    Looks like something to try –Hanna Lei

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  • Kristina

    Great review, never heard of this product but I really like the idea of a sleeping mask so that the ingredients have enough time to sink in. And I really like TheBodyShop!
    Btw thank you so much for you nice commen 🙂
    ♡ Kristina

  • Nicole

    How great! Looks like a great product! 🙂

    New post on GIRL ABOUT TOWN BLOG

  • Danielle

    I have never used any masks but I should; I would like to try this one. Clouds look so soft that I imagine seating on one of them and looking at everything down here from up there. Have a great weekend!


    • This is a great one to ease in, as you can apply it and go on with your evening as usual. No taking it off or extra steps.
      Wouldn’t that be a great way of traveling? Up on a cloud?

  • Kelly M

    A sleep mask! This is something I have not had the privilege of trying just yet. How fun it seems 🙂


  • This sounds so interesting, especially the texture of the product. One of my favorite sleeping masks is Boscia Tsubaki Sleeping Mask.

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • The texture is unique, I have never tried anything similar before.

  • I actually thought about how it would feel to jump on a big cloud haha! Whenever I go to the Body Shop, I keep testing this mask (texture feels weird tbh) and I keep leaving empty handed. Next time I should just get it.

    ps: I really like the new layout, looks like I’ve missed a lot when I was away!


    • You didn’t miss that much, it just went live three days ago, so you came back right in time.
      And you really should try it, it is great for busy times like the ones you are having at the moment.

  • I have not tried it before but I love TBS. This looks rather satisfying!!

    Loving the new look of your site!!

    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • idu

    It looks so good I want to try it. Great review.


  • Olivia Aimes

    I definitely need to try this now! Great post xo


  • I’ve never tried a sleeping mask and this sounds like an amazing product! I love that you don’t have to worry about removing it! Thanks for sharing your review!

    Doused In Pink

  • I’ve always loved the Body Shop and their products. This one too sounds amazing! Great post:)
    Emma xxx


  • Swati Sharma

    thanks for the review…


  • Great post.Nice review

    Adela Acanski

  • Wonderful review! I love how you listed all the favourable and unfavourable ingredients, such a great idea because I know exactly what is in it now! Love your blog 😀 xx

    elizabeth | icecreamandclara.blogspot.co.uk
    Follow for follow on bloglovin’? 😀 http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/ice-cream-whispers-clara-4665421

    • Thank you. I thin it is incredibly helpful to know what is in your product, so you know what you have to look for when buying new stuff. Do you read ingredient lists?

  • This sounds like something I’d love! I’ll definitely jot this one down so I can remember to check it out later.

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic – Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

  • This sounds lovely! I went to Body Shops on Friday and I didn’t see it so I need to go back really ! I almost buy the Aqua Boost Sorbet facial cream again but I did not at the end.


  • I really like this format – expectations versus reality! I’m always in between taking my time with my nighttime routine or being incredibly lazy and just washing with water. I tend to do masks while watching Netflix though, so this sounds like a great option!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin‘

    • My skincare routine is incredibly important to me, it is my way to unwind after a busy day, so I rarely skip it. But sometimes doing the extra step of putting on a mask feels like it is too much, and this is when that one comes in handy.

  • Dressed With Soul

    Liebe Anne, ich habe die Maske noch nie ausprobiert, wobei mich alleine schon Deine Einleitung richtig neugierig gemacht hat 🙂 Außerdem gefällt es mir, dass die Maske im Schlaf arbeitet. Danke für Deinen wieder tollen und sehr hilfreichen Post und noch ein schönes Wochenende.

    • Es lohnt sich allein wegen der Konsistenz, sich zumindest mal eine Probe davon zu besorgen, die ist wirklich einzigartig.
      Dir auch ein schönes Wochenende!

  • Love a good sleeping mask that I can just slap on and forget about it! Will have to check this out next time when I the Body Shop!


  • Alexandra Hilterbrand

    I feel like this might be ideal for me. The Minnesota cold wreaks havoc on my skin this time of year, and I’m always looking for things that’ll give it moisture! I’m reading through your blog and I love how thorough your reviews are. Excellent posts! 🙂


    • Thank you. It is replay great at infusing moisture back into the skin. If your skin is really dry, maybe follow it with an oil after it has sunk in? That will keep even more moisture there, making your skin plump and supple.

  • I love your reviews! How’s the belly?
    Much love x

    Cat Kock http://catheartbudget.blogspot.com

  • The texture of this mask is one of the strangest I’ve come across. I bought this a while back and I liked but didn’t love it. Now that the weather is warming up again I will have to pull it out and give it another whirl.

    • I am not sure whether I am not over the moon because hydration isn’t my main issue, or because of the mask. I will have to compare it to others to come to a proper conclusion. Is hydration something you really need?

      • At the moment my skin is about the driest it’s ever been. Back when I used this, it was more normal/combo, but I remember it feeling really fresh and something I’d like to use in the warmer weather.

        • Isn’t it weird how hormones affect our skin? I am more oily than I usually am and have a lovely set of cystic spots around my jawline…

          • Oh don’t worry, I am still #blessed to be on the receiving end of a couple of jawline spots. I just have dry itchy skin to go with it lols. Ahh, so much fun.

          • Best of both worlds! Seriously, where is the healthy radiant pregnancy skin the media promised?

          • I know right?! I need a sh$t load of highlight and an Instagram filter to get that!!

  • Yes, if perfume is an issue, this is definitely not for you.

  • Ba ha ha, that introduction made me laugh. I haven’t tried any skin care from The Body Shop, but I’m always looking for a good hydrating mask!

    • They do have some good stuff, i only discovered them about two years ago and have been slowly testing one after the other. Some are misses, but there are some real gems in there.

  • thefashionsalt

    This mask sounds great for dry skin. I would love to try it. And when I’m seated on a plane looking out the window I’m usually praying I don’t fall to my death through the clouds. But when I read „edelweiss stem cells“ for a moment I did imagine someone running to the hills and rubbing the white flower stems over their face, haha. Funny what they use to advertise a product.

  • I’ve been wanting to try a Korean sleeping mask for sometime now, but this sounds like a good alternative! It’s easily available too, which is a definite plus!

    • I would love to venture into Korean skincare! The whole concept sounds intriguing. Have you tried anything yet?