Happy Monday! Getting back to some sense of normality with my blogging routine, it’s time to review a skincare product that’s in my routine at the moment. So today, we’re going to have a chat about The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, which has been part of my morning skincare routine for the past few months. This moisturiser retails for £16.00 at full price, although The Body Shop have sales and offers on a regular basis, so I suggest keeping an eye out for those.
This is the second moisturising step in my morning routine, after The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion. I prefer to layer multiple lighter layers of products instead of one heavy formula, and these two have worked nicely together so far.
I have oily and sensitive skin, with my skin being much more on the sensitive side compared to the last several months. With hayfever being particularly aggressive and leaving my skin irritated and sore, I’m balancing skin upsets with my naturally dehydrated skin that also overcompensates by being oily. So I have to tread carefully to make sure that I’m giving my skin the moisture it needs, while not overwhelming it.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser stood out to me as the tester I tried out in-store (long before lockdown) was a gel-based moisturiser that was very lightweight. This was right up my alley, and I knew I needed to incorporate some more Vitamin C into my skincare routine, and I knew a moisturiser was a good place to start.
While the moisturiser appears orange in the tub, on the skin it’s clear and blends out very easily. Fortunately I haven’t had issues with an orange tint on my skin.
The claims on the front of the tub mention that it’s intended for “dull, tired, grumpy skin” where the latter two adjectives really fit my skin fairly accurately. I find this moisturiser helps add a nice sheen post-application, which I think is due to the gel texture adding a thin, reflective surface on top of the skin once it’s been absorbed. It’s not quite what I would described as a “glass-skin” effect, but it does add a nice healthy, dewy look, without looking oily, in my opinion.
The packaging itself is thematic of the rest of the Vitamin C line: orange tub with a black lid. It’s very eye-catching without being uncomfortable for my eyes. The lid twists off nice and easy, but also feels secure. There’s enough initial resistance when twisting the lid that I feel confident that I could travel with it and not have the lid pop off.
My only gripe with the packaging -and the product as a whole- comes from what I consider to be slightly excessive amounts of packaging. While the white inner tub is nice and thin and holds the moisturiser very securely, the orange outer tub is quite thick. In my opinion, some of the space that adds the thickness to that tub could instead be used to make the white inner tub bigger to give the consumer more product.
But as you can see from my second photo, I have hit the bottom of the tub and I love this moisturiser. While I have some others that I want to test out, this is on my list of products I would repurchase. The £16.00 price tag does hurt a little, but when there are sales or offers going on, I would pick this up again.
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