18 June 2015

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-ing Skincare

The Body Shop's skincare products are always in mu stash no matter how my skin is doing.  The reason being they have so many ranges that cater for pretty much any problems you can come up with.  When I saw their latest release that claimed to boost glow to my skin, I needed to try it them out!

The Body Shop Vitamin C Moisturiser & Glow Enhancer Review - Aspiring Londoner

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser Review - Aspiring Londoner

Some people have said that this is a dupe for the Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser.  This intrigued me as I have always wanted to try out Origins GinZing but couldn't justify the price.  So the more affordable £16 TBS version was much more appealing. 

The gel consistency of the moisturiser feels instantly cooling on the skin.  It feels so soothing after cleansing in the warmer weather to apply this to my skin.  I gently massage it on to my skin and it absorbs fast.  After application my skin looks plumped and hydrated.  Even on my oily/combination skin it feels light and hydrating without looking greasy.  My skin looks so hydrated that you could call it a glow!  It also reminds me of the Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturiser that I adore.  It has a similar texture and effect for a fraction of the price.

The moisturiser also claims to clarify, which I haven't seen in the weeks I've been trialling it.  It definitely hydrates and makes my skin look very plump - pretty happy with these results!  The moisturiser sits well under makeup and due to my hydrated skin, foundation looks better too!  I've used it for over 5 weeks and the remaining (as you see in the photo) should last me another week or two.  You do get your money's worth.  Would I repurchase?  Yes I would, it's the perfect summer moisturiser!

The Body Shop  Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer Review - Aspiring Londoner

The Body Shop Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer (£14)

The Glow Enhancer claims to be a hybrid of makeup and skincare.  I'd call it makeup, a primer to be precise.  The cream consistency orange coloured product is supposed to provide a glow from within.  I love the formula of the primer, as it doesn't have that silicone texture.  It feels very moisturising as you apply it to the skin, however on my skin I can't see the 'rosy tint'.  I'm not sure if it's because of my yellow-olive toned skin, I've seen others have different finish from this; so I'd suggest you try it out in store.  

Other than that it's a good hydrating primer.  It works well if you're going for a long wearing foundation as it adds that extra level of moisture underneath.  Makeup sits really well with the primer and I've sometimes mixed it in with my foundation to really work it into my skin.  I like that it doesn't feel like a primer but does the job well.  If you're looking fro a hydrating primer or don't like silicone-y primers, you should definitely try this out!

What are your thoughts on The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow range?  Will you be picking these products up?  Share recommendations in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!

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Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.

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