When it comes to skincare, we’ve got the basics down to a fine art. The right cleanser, toner and moisturiser are the cornerstones of any great beauty routine, but if you want to take it up a notch adding a great serum to your everyday regime can help take your complexion from fine to flawless in a matter of weeks.

However, with so many serums out there to choose from it can end up a bit overwhelming trying to decide which one is right for your skin especially if anti-ageing is top of your skincare concerns, with the pursuit of a youthful complexion leaving you faced with quite literally thousands of options to choose from.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate serum helps reduce the signs of ageing

Thankfully The Body Shop has come to our rescue, with a lightweight serum that gives you the kind of fresh-faced, healthy glow that we’ve been chasing since we stepped out of our teens, all wrapped up in one affordable bottle.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate, £16 here (was £32), has been praised by shoppers for giving them Botox-worthy results without having to come within a hundred yards of a needle.

The serum has a gel-like texture that sinks into your face quickly, instantly refreshing and nourishing your skin without leaving a greasy or sticky residue, and it’s made with 99% natural ingredients derived from three different plant stem cells – the parts that help it renew tissue and grow, just like it’ll do for your skin.

The Drops of Youth Concentrate is made from 99% natural ingredients

It also helps protect your skin from both indoor and outdoor pollutants and forms a protective layer on your skin that acts as a barrier, locking in moisture and keeping external irritants at bay, leaving it stronger and more supple – not to mention more youthful-looking.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate, £16 here (was £32), has received some glowing reviews from shoppers, with one saying: “Amazing serum, my friends and I nickname it Botox in a bottle, my complexion has improved greatly since using it over the last three years!”

Another wrote: “Basically Botox but cheaper,” with someone else adding: “Ever since I started using this product I am getting so many compliments, people think I had something done to my face!”

Others have been using it for years, writing: “I have used this product since inception. At 60+ I have few and far between wrinkles. Amazing product I can't do without!” whilst another said: “Love love this product! I barely have wrinkles at 50 years old. Been using this product for over 10 years.”

Shoppers have been calling it Botox in a bottle

If you’ve already got some deeper set lines and wrinkles that you want to smooth over but aren’t ready to brave the Botox just yet, you could also use the Plump It! No Needles Dermal Filler Pack Of 15, £35 here, which works instantly to fill your fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and lift eye bags and crows feet, blur large pores and smooth the appearance of acne scarring – all in one handy little tube.

Although the results aren’t permanent (they last about six to nine hours), it’s the perfect quick fix before an event or special occasion if you want to give your skin a more youthful appearance in seconds. So, save your money, cancel that Botox appointment and give up the search fo the fountain of youth – because we’ve found it..

By Editor