Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Brightening up your complexion | The body shop vitamin C range

Vitamin C is commonly known for it's brightening properties within skincare and for making tired skin look more alive and refreshed. Many times I have looked in the mirror and thought to myself that my skin looked dull and a bit lack-lustre, so I have slowly been picking up bits from the body shop's vitamin C range to help brighten up my complexion. 

Vitamin C Microdermabrasion (£13)

is essentially a finely milled face scrub that buffs away dead skin cells and lets the brighter, newer skin underneath show through giving you a more glowing, healthy complexion. I have a full review of the vitamin C microdermabrasion that goes into more detail but I can tell you now that it's a good'un and my favourite product from the range. (review)

Vitamin C Energising face spritz (£9) 

this is a facial spritz which I use every day before my moisturiser, it gives my skin such a beautiful healthy glow that looks extremely natural. I love how refreshing it feels to spray onto my face on hot days and how it doesn't leave my face looking greasy.

Vitamin C Skin reviver (£14) 

when I first purchased this I had no idea what it was, it come as a duo alongside the microdermabrasion and thought it looked pretty good, and trust me when I say it is! I apply this after my moisturiser and it was a primer-like feel to it and really smoothes out the skin and makes it feel incredibly soft, and gives the skin an instant radiance boost - perfect for those days where you didn't get much sleep or are a tad hungover. 

Vitamin C Eye reviver duo (£12) 

this is probably the least exciting product for me personally from the vitamin C range, this was one of the casualties in my hunt for the perfect eye cream which I have now found! (link here) I like the concept of this product, it's an eye rollerball on one end and an eye cream on the other, the rollerball is there to reduce puffiness and make your eyes look more refreshed and the eye cream is to moisturise and give radiance to the under eye area but I personally felt it didn't do much for me, possibly because it wasn't moisturising enough for me. 

I have tried a lot of skincare products from the body shop and the vitamin C range is my personal favourite, I use the vitamin E day and night cream which are both lovely, and I found that the tea tree range was too harsh for my skin. The radiance boost I get from the vitamin C range is unbeatable and perfect for summer. 


  1. I love this range! It smells incredible!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

    1. It really does! favourite body shop range by far xo

  2. I haven't tried anything from this range before but I bet the face spritz is so refreshing for hot days! Must try it out x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

    1. You need to try something! it's really refreshing and smells beautiful xo

  3. I'm thinking about giving the face spritz a try. My skin never looks very glowy so it would be nice to try and achieve this and obviously it would be great if we're going to keep getting this humid weather. I think £9 is pretty good for this and obviously you rarely have to pay full price for The Body Shop products with their fab offers x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty