I’ve been hearing a lot about the benefits of Vitamin C lately so I wanted to add some to my everyday skincare routine. I was watching Patricia Bright on YouTube and she raved about the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser from The Body Shop. I love The Body Shop so next time I went in there I decided to purchase this product and give it a go. I’ve been using the product for the past 2 months, so I thought now would be a good time to give you my personal review. I have combination skin – normal/oily.
Brand: The Body Shop
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The Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser claims to be for dull, tired and grumpy skin. Whist fighting the look of tired fatigue skin, this product should ideally boost radiance, energise and hydrate the skin.
I must be honest. When seeing the product in person, the first thought that came to my mind was that it was a small pot for the price you pay. At £16.00 a piece, it’s pretty steep for your average person who’s use to using products like Nivea and Tea Tree Oil. If you’re use to more top of the range products then £16.00 is reasonable. They say you get what you pay for so I guess I had to try it before slamming the cost.
The Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser is light orange in colour and carries a sweet citrus but fresh scent. I’ve noticed this scent does fade quickly after application but there has been times that my boyfriend said the smell lingers a few hours later if he gets really close. The moisturiser is very light and smooth with a gel like consistency and the though texture is sticky, it doesn’t last long and your skin is left feeling nice and smooth.
What I love about this moisturiser is that a little goes a very long way. Even though it’s light and smooth, it’s still thick in the sense that the product won’t slide off your fingers. You only need a pea size amount to cover your whole face and even that may have you feeling like you applied too much. The product does dry down and absorb quickly into the skin so if you do apply more than expected, there’s no need to worry too much about wasting product. If you’re someone that doesn’t like to apply thick and heavy creams on your face, this Vitamin C moisturiser would definitely interest you. In my opinion it provides a feeling similar to that of a spa – you know, that refreshing clean feel.
Whilst using the product, I have noticed that my skin looks more brighter and radiant than usual. It’s not too much of a drastic difference but the subtle changes are noticeable. I have been getting compliments on the condition of my skin, but with that being said I had also added a SPF cream to my routine so I can’t 100% say that the Vitamin C moisturiser from The Body Shop is to thank for the improvement.
The cream does not contain SPF, which in this day and age would be really beneficial. For someone that suffers with scarring and hyper-pigmentation, having SPF in a cream would always tempt me to purchase it over a moisturiser that doesn’t. With that being said, this vitamin C cream has been good to me so I haven purchased a second pot and plan to keep it apart of my daily skincare routine.
The cream does have alcohol, perfume and colouring in the product so this could be a problem with people who have sensitive skin. I haven’t ever received a reaction from it but it’s definitely something to keep in mind.
I personally love this product, which is why I have purchased a second bottle. I have always struggled to find a light cream which actually moisturises and hydrates the skin, as opposed to providing a layer of absolutely nothing. I’ve had to use thicker creams in the past but having oily skin in some areas always meant I would break out in spots, which then resulted in long-term scarring. So to have this moisturiser is amazing and I will continue to use it for the near future. For me, I would say the price is still steep and I still frown whenever it comes to purchasing the product, but it’s worth it. The only suspicion is the amount of alcohol in the product. It’s one of the first ingredients which means there’s a lot of it. Therefore, I would be keeping a close eye on the effects this moisturiser has on my skin long-term and should I noticed any negative differences, I will be replacing it with another more holistic vitamin c moisturiser.
What are some of your favourite moisturisers from The Body Shop?