Sunday, November 28, 2010

Review: The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost

Today's review is The Body Shop's Vitamin C Skin Boost. I want to start out by saying that they've reformulated and repackaged the entire Vitamin C line, so if you try to pick this up, it will look different and the product itself may be different too, I have not tried the new one. Here is a link to the new product. The Skin Boost is meant to "create instant smoothing radiance with a silky smooth finish. it's an ideal skin pick me up to enhance your glow." This product contains Amazonian camu camu berry (new version has this), which is konwn to have one of the highest contens of vitamin C in nature. Vitamin C is meant to brighten, encourage collagen production, improve elasticity, soften skin and protect from environmental aggressors.

I like this product a lot because it smells amazing and gives this perk up to your skin. If you like the smell of oranges you will like this, I know some people may find this too strong. It comes in a heavy container with a pump that can be sealed (I love products with pumps).

The consistency of this is a clear gel. It absorbs into your skin amazingly fast and leaves a matte finish. I just want to keep adding more and more of this because it feels so refreshing on. And it makes my your skin super smooth. I suppose it's marketed as a moisturizer, but I think of it more as a primer which has the added benefits of Vitamin C, which is good for your skin. If I use this alone, it isn't enough moisture for my face (I have dry skin). I have also read that this has broken some people out with small bumps, so beware if you have sensitive skin, although personally I have never had any issues with The Body Shop skincare.

When I run out of it, which won't be for a while, I will definitely try out the new, reformulated one, until then I will keep sniffing and loving this one.

Have you tried anything from The Body Shop's Vitamin C line?

10 comments:

Shaylee Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds fantastic! I like the vitamin C line a lot, I might go to the body shop today and try this out! Thanks for the review! :)

Cosmetics Aficionado said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this looks like something I would love!

xAgnes said... Best Blogger Tips

omg thank you for writing this post! i bought this a long time ago and absolutely LOVED putting it on! it was something i looked forward to every morning because it smelt sooo good and felt soo good! haha but then for some reason i stopped using it :( so thank you for writing this, it is definitely going back into my morning routine! yay i love this stuff! <3

VampiressDoll said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum! I love the look of this, thanks so much for the review, the bump thing does sound scary though. x

Pammy said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks wonderful Justine! I love the idea of a serum that doubles as a primer...plus love the smell of citrus in products. I have not tried this, but am anticipating trying some too with an upcoming swap! :) Great review!!!

MissJayce said... Best Blogger Tips

ooh this sounds interesting. i always love using vitamin c products on my face! i might go and try this! Thanks for the review justine! =)

MissJayce said... Best Blogger Tips

ooh this sounds interesting. i always love using vitamin c products on my face! i might go and try this! Thanks for the review justine! =)

PoorCollegeStudent said... Best Blogger Tips

That formulation looks cool! Probably not enough moisture for my dry skin, but really cool for combo-oily skin.

Sharon said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmm..interesting.I've been toying with the idea of making my own vit C serum for a while.Mite jus pic this up tho

Beauty Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely love their Vitamin C range. For me, it's the best skincare range ever! I haven't tried the new one yet, but I'll certainly will!
This serum is supposed to be used together with your skincare regime, so you use it after your moisturizer.
I'd highly recommend the 10 day treatment, the capsules, and the scrub. Amazing!!