I’ve talked ample times about my skin on this blog, and my recent March favourites highlights just how much love I have for anything skincare related. Just in case you don’t know, I have blemish prone skin. There’s always at least one cystic spot on my face to wave the flag for that skin type. With that in mind, I’ve been reading up about Vitamin C and it’s all it’s benefits for problem skin, and The Body Shop have a whole Vitamin C range, and it doesn’t take a psychic to predict that I’d go and purchase a few things from that collection. I think it’s always good to start at the beginning of a story. The beginning of this story is knowing why Vitamin C is good for you skin. In a nutshell, it’s a powerful antioxidant that neutralises free radicals. To put it simply, it helps your skin regenerate , which in turn helps your body to repair damaged skin cells. In terms of acne, it helps to reduce melanin production. Therefore it helps to reduce dark spots, and helps to even out skin tone.
I’ve heard a lot of hype around The Body Shops Vitamin C range, and more specifically the liquid peel. Naturally, I had to give it a try for myself. The Body Shop claims this targets pollutants on the surface of the skin, with the pH of the product helping to resurface the skin. It also has the benefit of removing tired, dull skin turning from a gel into a peel. In other words, this is one of those products that’s borderline disgusting, in the most satisfying way ever. You only need a pump or two of this gel, and when you massage it into your face, it balls up and exfoliates the top surface of skin to remove it. I’ve never used anything quite like it, and whilst being moderately grossed out, I equally can’t get enough. My skin always feels really smooth after using this, and all the areas of dry skin are gone. For me, it’s definitely worth the purchase and is a product I look forward to using once a week.
The Skin Boost is another product in the Body Shop Vitamin C range. I honestly thought this was going to be more like a serum that gave a boost of vitamin c, however I was definitely off track there. This is much more like a primer, and is perfect to use underneath makeup, or alone, for smooth skin. It smells exactly like an orange, so if you don’t like that smell, this product will be hard to get along with. Whilst I can’t use it for the purpose I intended, I really do like this for everyday use after I’ve moisturised for that hit of radiance.
Have you tried any products from the Body Shops Vitamin C range?1