The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin BoostThe body shop is one of my favorite brands when it comes to body products. They have some of the best moisturizers in the world. Vitamin C is supposed to be an amazing product for your health. It works both from the inside as well as outside. Read on to know more benefits.
Description of the product by TBS:
BEST IF YOU WANT TO:
Create instant smoothing radiance with a silky smooth finish. It’s an ideal skin pick-me-up to enhance your glow and our favorite Vitamin C product!
BEST FOR: Dull skin
How it works:
Contains Amazonian camu camu berry, which is known to have one of the highest contents of vitamin C in nature. Antioxidant vitamin C brightens skin, encourages collagen production, improves elasticity, and works along with skin-softening vitamin E to protect skin from environmental aggressors.
Community Trade Brazil nut oil moisturizes and softens skin.
It is available for 1595 INR at TBS outlets.
Full List of Ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Emulsion Stabilizer), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite (Viscosity Increasing Agent), HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer (Anticaking Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Ascorbic Acid (Antioxidant), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Glycerin (Humectant), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Polysilicone-11 (Film Former), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Silica (Absorbent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Water (Solvent/Diluent), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Mica (Opacifier), Titanium Dioxide (Colour).
How to Use panel says: Apply in an upward, circular motion after moisturizing for a smooth base and a healthy-looking glow.
As I was saying, Vitamin C is a water soluble Vitamin which is necessary for various biological enzymatic reactions in our body. It is basically a co factor for various enzymes. The most important from our point of view is the collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein, which keeps the tone of your skin good. It prevents fine lines, wrinkles and any other signs of ageing.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, which protects our body from free radicle damage and so, it basically keeps you looking younger.
This product is enriched with camu camu berry which is 20 times more rich in vitamin C than an orange.
This product comes in a basic cylindrical plastic bottle with a pump dispenser as shown in the picture. The bottle is opaque and you can’t really see how much of product is left inside. But then opaque bottles protect the product inside from degrading due to damaging sunrays and various other radiations in the environment.
The product comes out like a thick serum. It has a very subtle smell of citrus. I have been using this for more than 2 months now. I like to use this every night after washing my face. This is completely non sticky and would be suitable even if you have excessive oily skin.
I need one pump to cover my entire face and neck. I find, that with regular usage this serum does provide a brightening effect on the face. It smoothens out your face and would also work excellent as a make up primer. I have used it as a make up primer and I was quite pleased with the performance. It was much easier to blend my foundation and it felt really smooth.
This serum, reduces the pore size to an extent but nothing very noticeable. I would recommend this for oily skin beauties who find it difficult to find a regular moisturizer. Also, dry skin beauties can always combine this with their favourite moisturizer to get the goodness of vitamin C on their skin.
The product goes a very long way, so I feel its worth the investment.
1. Easy hygienic pump dispenser
2. Brightens and smoothens the face
3. Is not at all sticky or greasy. It is a very lightweight product.
4. Non Comedogenic
5. Can be used as a make up primer
6. Can be used as it is or you can mix it with your regular moisturizer.
7. Easily available at The Body Shop outlets.
1. Contains silicones
It is a great product and I guess I would repurchase it.
If you have used the product, do let us know how you find it