Protect, Brighten and Smooth

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


If you've been reading my blog over the past couple of weeks, you might have noticed these two products cropping up time and time again so I thought it was about time that they got their own post. 

Protect & Brighten


The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 has become my daily moisturiser. I think that if I had to choose between this and the Vitamin E Daily SPF15 Moisturiser, I'd be more inclined to go with the Vitamin E one, purely because the texture is lighter on my oil-prone skin. Otherwise, the Vitamin C Daily Moisturiser does its job: it leaves my skin with visibly hydrated, slightly brighter and I know that I'm protected by a higher SPF whenever head out of the door. Depending on the day, the scent can be a little too tangy for me, and I have to be really careful not to apply too generously or I end up looking like a lovely little ball of shine, but if you have dry/normal skin that is in need of a little brightening boost then definitely give this a try. I can't say for sure if my skin looks much brighter than usual, but it's certainly never dull these days.

Brighten & Smooth


The piece de resistance in this duo is definite The Body Shop Skin Boost (or Skin Reviver, depending on what's available in your local BS). The difference in my skin when I use or don't use this is instantly noticeable. There are no words as to how much I love this. On its own, it instantly smooths my skin, giving it that perfect dewy glow that most of us are after this time of year thanks to light-reflective particles (basically tiny bits of glitter) and the smoothing silicone-elements which is really handy for keeping me more on the matte side. Paired with The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur and I no longer need foundation: I have smooth, matte(ish), bright skin that stays that way for a surprisingly long time - especially with a fixing spray. Great for those summer days where the thought of your foundation melting off your face by the end of the day gives you nightmares ha.

The New Additions


I couldn't finish this post without raving about the new additions to The Body Shop Vitamin C range. Of course they've been added to my rapidly growing The Body Shop wishlist because from a purely aesthetic point of view, the orange and black packaging would look great on my bathroom shelf! 

Even though I prefer something with an SPF this time of year The Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser has me intrigued for one reason: it's a gel cream. Gel creams always promise to be lighter on the skin which is great, if like me, you have oily sensitive-prone skin, as gel creams are less likely to clog your pores and more likely to soothe any irritations all whilst restoring any moisture that oil-balancing products may suck out of. For example, if you use the The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash, I'd recommend using this to keep your face moisturised and matte rather than combining it with the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion which might end up stripping your skin (I know it does mine).

I'm intrigued by The Vitamin C Glow Enhancer as it sounds like the Skin Boost but...with a bit of colour? I'm yet to try this in-store but I'm definitely intrigued by what a "fresh, rosy tint" will look like on my skin tone. Reviews of this seem to suggest that the hint of colour is more on the orange side which would complement my warm undertones, but we'll see!

Have you tried anything from The Body Shop Vitamin C range? 

18 comments:

  1. I love the Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz from this collection. I find it great for refreshing my skin whilst on the go. I've been meaning to give their daily moisturiser a go though, as I like the fact that it contains SPF 30.

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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    1. I've never tried the Face Spritz - sounds good. I really want to try the Vitamin E spray next x

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  2. I Love Body Shop products! These look great
    xx
    Garland Girl

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    1. Same! I'm currently going through a Body Shop craze - it's like no other brand exists on the planet lol x

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  3. I should really try these products. I am always looking for the perfect product to brighten up my complexion and these look they would do the job. My dry skin would thank me, so you have convinced me to try these out.

    Loving the photos :D

    Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I really recommend them. My skin is far from dry but I just love how moisturising the moisturiser feels. And thank you! x

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  4. Oooh, the products sound amazing! Body Shop seems to be incredibly popular but I don't have any! I must check out the Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. For ages it was like The Body Shop didn't exist to me, and then this time last year when my skin broke out I started using their products and haven't stopped since. Definitely check them out! x

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  5. these products sounds amazing! i would love to give it a try :)

    Love Peace and Shimmer

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  6. I love the scrub, even its slightly on the harsh side it leaves my face super smooth and brighter.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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    1. I'm in need of a new face scrub so I'll definitely keep an eye out next time I'm in The Body Shop! x

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  7. That scrub is perfect ! I love it !
    WWW.HEKYMA.COM

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    1. I swear the Body Shop can do no wrong haha x

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  8. i really want to try some of this range, i always love their stuff!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. It's defo a range worth checking out! x

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  9. Such a shame we don't have The Body Shop here where I live or neither it delivers here *closes in bathroom and cries*
    Therefore the first thing I do whilst visiting any other country is run and buying everything at The Body Shop haha. I really can't wait to do this as my wish list is getting bigger and bigger every day. And yeah, your post made me to put one more products in it!

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    1. I swear every time I think I'm happy with my The Body Shop selection, they just come out with more products! I hope you get your hands on some products soon :) x

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