Blog Sale

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Review - The Body Shop Vitamin C goodies

Happy Sunday all! Hope you’ve had a stupendous weekend so far. Anyone manage to get any Christmas shopping done? I picked up a few odds n ends cos the shops are already starting to be too busy for my liking!

About a month ago I got the Vitamin C range from The Body Shop and mentioned that I’d do a review of the goodies once they had a chance to work their magic! So here goes...

Vitamin C Microdermabrasion

This is officially the best exfoliator I’ve bought all year and considering I’ve probably tried between 10 and 12 I reckon that’s pretty good going! I’ve been using this twice a week since the 20th of October and I’m newly impressed by it every time I do

It has a nice subtle citrus scent which is fresh and clean but not overpowering. When I felt the texture I was worried that it would be waaay to abrasive on my skin cos the little beads are incredibly small and sharp (reminds me of the No7 Microdermabrasion exfoliator) but thanks to the liquid being so rich and creamy it sloughed of all my yucky dead skin and left me feeling nourished and smooth as a babies bottom!

I love using this all over my face and neck before adding a hydrating face mask for a few mins. My skin is always glowing afterwards and the best bit is that my makeup goes on super smoothly and easily the next day

The price isn’t too bad either - £10 for 75mls and I reckon this will last for months

Eye Reviver Duo

This was a whole load of nothing. It’s supposed to revive and refresh dull skin around the eyes and for me... well, it just didn’t. One of the ends comes with a wand applicator to apply cream and the other is one of those little roller balls that seem seriously popular these days

The cream was totally average and I wouldn’t bother applying it every day because I just didn’t see any improvement. As for the roller ball – well it made me look more awake but that was only thanks to how bloody cold that little metal ball is! That’s £10 down the drain in my opinion :(

Facial Radiance Powder Mix

I’d never come across a product this like before so absolutely had to give it a try! It’s a serum that comes with a little pocket of powder in the lid of the bottle which you combine to create a 5% vitamin C concentration. I wasn’t expecting much from this because I figured it was one of those gimmicky items that never really do what they’re s’posed to so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw real improvement in my skin!

Once the powder and serum are combined this has to be used within 10 days – I used it religiously every morning and evening before applying my usual moisturiser and my skin was definitely brighter, clearer, smoother and my pores weren’t as noticeable. Not bad, eh?

As you can see there was still about half a bottle left after 10 days

My only complaint is that it costs £12 but I used less that half the product over the 10 day period. Unless you have a head the size of a beach ball I cant see anyone getting through an entire bottle of this so I wish they’d sell half the amount for £6. That way I could afford to use it every month or so!

Would I buy this again? Already have :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend ♥

30 comments:

Katie said...

Great review! Im always looking out for skincare products :) Shame about the eye reviver though! xoxo

Jewelrybead said...

Nice review! I am going to pick up the exfoliator next time I am in that store. I usually use Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion (which also smells like divine citrus) but this seems like a less expensive option. Thanks!

Jolene
jewelrybeadsbeauty.blogspot.com

Emily Charlotte said...

I've never managed to find the perfect exfoliator for my face- will be giving this one a try! Thanks for the review :) xx

Jamie K. said...

LOVE the exfoliator too :D

Nadine said...

Great review! I need to get some new skincare stuff since I'm running out of everything or the stuff I own is crap, but I think I might add a few of these to my list for what to get on payday:D

Thanks for sharing this!

ObsessiveBeauty said...

Will be giving the exfoliator a try :)
http://cosmeticobsessionanon.blogspot.com/

chloelebreton1 said...

I've been thinking about trying this serum, so thanks for the review - hopefully they have some 3 for 2 offers in The Body Shop over Crimbo so I can pick up a few bits!! Chloé xoxox
blushcrush1.blogspot.com

LipglossAndLeopardPrint. said...

Love the review.. The Body Shop skincare range is amazing.. I'm using the tea tree stuff atm!

Sriya xx

♥ Stacey ♥ said...

Great reveiw hun, i do like body shop goodies and the smell of the shop just draws me in!

http://thehqofbeauty.blogspot.com

Pammy said...

I must try that Vit C exfoliator!!! Looks great! I actually havent shopped at the Body Shop in years, but this post makes me want to swing by when I go Christmas shopping on Mon. Great review!!! Thanks! :)

Shaylee Anne said...

I really like the Microdermabrasion too! I really want to try that eye reviver it looks great!! :)

gyc said...

i love body shop products - i definitely want to try the vitamin c line!

Cheeky Beauty said...

Nice review :) I never go into The Body shop - and really I don't know why.. ? I must..

I wanted to let you know I gave you a Blogger award on my blog- see here

http://sweetcheeksramblings.blogspot.com/2010/11/award-time-i-have-won-two-versatile.html

BeautyH2T said...

I must try that last one out. and I have heard so much good stuff about the exfoliator- oh dear it seems to only be my christmas presents I have bought yet! xxx

Pretty Wonderful said...

great review! I'm looking for new skin care products, the ones i currently use are good, but i'm always looking for something better, so might give these a go. thanks!

♥~ WinWin ~♥ said...

Great review.. thanks!!

Followed ur blog..visit n follow mine too!!

Love,
Winwin

Madiha said...

nice review, i was eying bodyshop's vitamin c product for a while i think i'll give it a try now :)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i did get some shopping done! and i need a new exfoliator so thanks for sharing this product.

Please enter my Lanvin, Jewelry & Makeup (and nail polishes) holiday giveaway on my blog!

http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/2010/11/holiday-giveaway.html

Cherry Pullinger said...

The Body Shop always has really nice products, but I'm still too scared to use any face products as my skin is just super super sensitive.

Marie a la Mode said...

I'm going to try that exfoliator! Thanks for the review.

Emma (girlwiththearabstrap) said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. :) I've just sat and read through loads of your posts, and wanted to say I think your blog is fab! So glad I've found it! I've been interested in trying some of these products, so appreciate your opinions - I may have to get the exfoliator. x

Ezzy said...

honestly I think none of the eye products work especially the eye creams which claim to revive or remove dark circles be it whatever brand. I have tried the most expensive ones and given up!!

I have the Facial Radiance Powder Mix in my wishlist now :D from your review it seems this is a great product plus its something different yeah

All Made Up said...

Thanks for all the great comments! Good to see I'm not the only one who's a big fan of the exfoliator - really looking forward to seeing what you think if you pick up anything from the Vitamin C range :)

Cheeky Beauty – thank you very much! Commented on you blog of course but just wanted to say a quick thank you cos I cant even tell you how much I appreciate it! :)

Ezzy I couldnt agree more! Havent come across a single eye product that genuinely gets rid of dark cirles but for some reason I keep buying more n more goodies in the hopes that they’ll do the trick ♥

Flamante said...

i have used vitamin c skin boost! that was also good! lasted 2 months but wasnt as concentrated as the powder mix.....
but i feel results are temporary once you stop using..skin gets back to its usual texture or form
did you notice any such thing?

Flamante said...

oh n how is the exfoliator in comparison with lush ocean salt and st.ives blemish fighting scrub?

All Made Up said...

Flamante I've had my eye on the Vitamin C skin boost too! Heard some good things so its being added to my ever-expanding Christmas list :)

Thankfully my skin is still clearer and smoother than it's been for a long time so I have my fingers crossed that it will stay this way! Not a big fan of the Lush products so I havent tried their scrub but I can definitely say I much prever the Body Shop one to the St Ives scrub(s) ♥

Flamante said...

oh thanks a lot! just one last thing : i am planning to purchase the powder mix..but like you said that the quantity is more than needed ..like more than 10 day quantity...
what if i even use it on the 11th day..does the product perish or smell????
what did you do with the leftover quantity?
would you suggest ..mixing half product and half owder later in another container???

did you get me???? lol...
neways thanks a lot for your reply!

All Made Up said...

Flamante it's a pretty clever design cos there's a little sealed powder sachet in the actual lid of the product so when you press it the whole lot automatically drops into the bottle! Obviously to ensure you mix the lot and cant keep any for another time. Couldnt see a way around it but if you come up with something please let me know cos I'd love to get 2 uses out of each bottle!! :)

I have pretty bad skin a lot of the time (seriously hideous breakouts on my chin!) so I couldnt help but worry that if I used it for even one day over the advised period it would be off and make things worse.

Totally irrational I know because no product is fine one day then iffy the next but I just didnt wanna chance it! Dumped it straight away just in case ♥

Flamante said...

oh thanks a lot!!! if i get anything i will surely let you know!

alvispetter said...

I bought this because I wanted a vitamin C serum,but it is absolutely added of a face first with added vitamin C. It has a actual able citrus scent that reminds me of furniture polish.

microdermabrasion