Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum (The Body Shop Haul pt. 2)

Hi everyone! Okay, THIS I am so excited to tell you about. Everyone knows I’m obsessed with #theglow #glowlife and I’ve been looking for a nice serum to give my skin a little pep in its step. The challenge I’m FACE-ing (HA! I’m a genius!) is that I’m constantly attacking my skin with acids and Benzoyl Peroxide because to keep my breakouts under control. Which is great and all but 13 years of battle has made my skin relatively acne free, but it can be a bit lacklustre.


So in the last post, I mentioned I stopped by Body Shop to get some eye cream. However, this product caught my eye (to be fair it was magnificently displayed as it was only just recently launched).


First of all, the name- Drops of Light- instantly conjures thoughts of radiant, beaming, glowing skin. SOLD!


Secondly- the PACKAGING . Oh my days look at that bottle. It is stunning. And I love that it comes with a dropper which helps reduce contamination of the product dramatically. SOLD!






It is made with a blend of Red Algae Extract and a Vitamin C derivative (the packaging doesn’t make clear what concentrate of Vitamin C) and a quick scan of the ingredients tells me it also has a little Salicylic Acid in it. Perfect.


I’ve been using it during the day for the last 2 weeks or so and I’m completely in love. The serum is very lightweight and is very quickly absorbed into the skin. My skin INSTANTLY looks healthier and more glow, even under foundation. It’s a bit early to tell whether it has helped my acne scarring significantly. I think they have improved a bit, but I’m in love with the way it makes my skin look and feel. I am going to stock up before heading back to Lagos for sure.


Has anyone tried this? What serums do you currently use in your skincare routine?


Let Me Know,


  • Ada Beauty
    Posted at 16:15h, 29 July Reply

    Vitamin C is always good for the skin. I use a serum by Mary Kay which has vitamin B3 and C. It’s a very good one.


    • Nicole
      Posted at 18:06h, 31 July Reply

      Oh thats interesting! I’ve never come across it before! I’ll look it up, and thanks for sharing! xx

  • Demilade
    Posted at 18:34h, 29 July Reply

    I saw this serum a few days ago at The Body Shop as well and I was drawn to it. Now I must get it. xx


    • Nicole
      Posted at 18:05h, 31 July Reply

      Hurray! Twinsies! Please let me know how you find it when you get it xx

  • Banke
    Posted at 19:05h, 29 July Reply

    Hmmm serums,ive just recently done a serum haul where i got d serumtologie vitamin c, dr oz hyalunoric acid and pixi overnight glow serum……if my skin doesnt change after den i hive up.

    • Nicole
      Posted at 18:05h, 31 July Reply

      Oh wow! How exciting! Please let me know how they work for you, I’m so interested (particularly in the Pixi one) xx

    • Bee
      Posted at 14:27h, 09 August Reply

      The pixi is great!!! I swear by it. Also the serumtologie is high up there on the top vitamin c serums so hopefully you will be fine. Also Oz Naturals, you got great products trust me

  • Toby
    Posted at 22:38h, 30 July Reply

    Hi Nicole, I read ur blog,follow u on IG n also snap chat..please what skin n facial products can I use,when ever I start product it works for a short period and never work again for me, I have oily face n normal skin,I have a brown skin,pls what products can I use..I would have visited some of d beauty stores u put up but am not in Nigeria but in New York

    • Nicole
      Posted at 18:04h, 31 July Reply

      Hi there Toby, thank you so much for your comment. Actually a lot of the products I’ve reviewed on the blog are mostly available abroad with the exception of the Turmeric Black Soap and the Oriki eye cream. So I think you should have a look through the website and see what you think might work for you because I also have oily skin! Thanks so much xx

  • Rebecca Nwosu
    Posted at 14:58h, 31 July Reply

    Please where can I get it? I recide in Jos, Nigeria

    • Nicole
      Posted at 18:01h, 31 July Reply

      Hi Rebecca, I don’t know anyone that currently sells this in Nigeria. I got mine in London, but if I hear anything I will definitely let you know! Thanks so much xx

  • cec
    Posted at 16:11h, 09 August Reply

    Nicole’s skin be popping!

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