The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser Review
Don’t you just hate it when some highly acclaimed award winning product doesn’t do much for you? I know skincare products take a lot of time to deliver and they are not magic wands to transform our skin overnight, but still when a product has a title that says “Glow Boosting” I expect it to at least stay true to that claim. I have been using The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser since the past 3 months and it’s enough time for a product to show results. While I am not too happy about the missing glow, I can not dish this out as a bad product overall. Read on to know why!
Price: AU$ 35.00 and INR 2295/-
What The Body Shop Claims:
Say goodbye to grumpy, dull, fatigued looking skin and make way for a healthy-looking glow and a boost of moisture with our NEW Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser.
Made with Amazonian camu camu berry, which contains up to sixty times the Vitamin C concentration of an orange. The best way to kick start your day!
This gel cream moisturiser helps:
- Boost glow: Skin is clarified, revealing your natural healthy-looking glow
- Energise: Fresh, lightweight formula fights signs of fatigue, with an invigorating fragrance
- Hydrate: Infuses skin with juicy moisture
How to Use:
Apply a generous amount onto fingertips and massage into skin. Use during the day, after applying serum. Avoid eye area.
Aqua/Water (Solvent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Propanediol (Viscosity Modifier), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Ethyl Macadamiate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isostearyl Lactate (Emollient/Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance Ingredient), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Antioxidant), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Malic Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 15510/Orange 4 (Colorant), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colorant).
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser Review:
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser comes in a luxurious packaging which sits prettily on my dresser. I like it a lot better than the earlier packaging that TBS had. 🙂 However tub packaging is not very hygienic and considering the fact that it contains a highly unstable vitamin C as the most important ingredient, I would have preferred a pump bottle or a tube better.
The texture is gel like with lots of visible water content which I really like. When you spread it on your skin it feels a little slimy (very similar to the way lemon juice feels) which I don’t mind because it goes away once absorbed into skin. Immediately post application, skin appears a little damp and very fresh which I really really enjoy each morning. The moist fresh look to the skin goes away in about 5 minutes leaving behind soft and smooth skin. Though this TBS Vit C moisturiser does not have silicone, it has a primer like smoothening effect (without being silicone-y) which is great if you are proceeding with makeup. 🙂
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser hydrates skin well, but it is not enough for my winter needs. I do remember picking this up for this very fact that it did not feel super rich as the Vit E moisture cream so that was something I expected. Barring a few dry patches around my nose and mouth, rest of my face feels fine with this moisturiser being used once every morning. The result is much better when I use a serum underneath. So this moisturiser is flexible in that aspect. You can improvise by adding one more step or just use it as it is. Those with combination or oily skin would just love this one as a lightweight moisturiser that does not add to their oily skin woes. 🙂
It has a wonderful orangey fragrance that I absolutely love. It has that “Wake Up Skin” vibe to get you in the mood to start your day.
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Now, that sounds really good for a moisturiser, but at that price tag I would like my moisturiser to do more. Let’s see how it fared on my scale.The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser has two distinctive claims to be precise. Boost Radiance & Refine Texture for a smoother softer feeling skin. I would say it’s halfway there. My skin feels softer, a little bouncy, the texture has improved just a tiny bit (nothing dramatic) but no visible radiance that I can see. It has not aggravated my acne nor has it done anything to control them. So, even though it is a good moisturiser that ticks all the right boxes a moisturiser should, I feel it is not what I thought it to be and that is mostly because of the tall claims by the brand. I do feel it may work better when used along with the serum from the same range though.
I should also mention here that this moisturiser is not supposed to be used around your eyes. The lazybones who just slather their moisturiser all over their face in stead of using a separate eye cream should keep this in mind. 🤓
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser Swatch
My Rating: 3.75 out of 5
My Recommendation: Okay. I may sound a little too disappointed with this Vitamin C glow boosting moisturiser, but to be fair, it is an ideal moisturiser to begin your day with and I like using it every morning. If not for the high expectations I had (thanks to reviews I read online🙄 ) The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser really is a nice option out there if most moisturisers leave your face rather oily.