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The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser

As soon as I saw The Body Shop's new Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser I thought it was probably aimed at being a bit of a dupe for Origins GinZing moisturiser, which was my favourite morning moisturiser at the time (possible spoiler alert there!). I was thinking of buying a new GinZing for the summer, but as this is £7 cheaper I thought I'd give this a try instead.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser


The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser
The Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser is supposed to fight the signs of fatigue, boost radiance and refine texture for smoother, softer feeling skin. It's a light gel-cream type moisturiser with a light peachy orange colour and a lovely fresh citrus scent. It absorbs quickly leaving nothing behind and despite being light it provides a good dose of moisturisation leaving my skin soft and smooth. My skin is dry/very dry/dehydrated but much prefers these lighter gel-creams over thicker, heavier moisturisers that it struggles to absorb. I haven't really noticed that this makes my skin glow at all but to be honest that wasn't why I bought it as nothing ever really seems to make my skin glow.

When I took a look at the ingredients I found that alcohol denant was the second ingredient. Not knowing what this was I turned to Google and discovered that alcohol used in products that are not for consumption need to have a small amount of denaturant added to make it taste bad. Alcohol denant is the name used for denatured alcohol. So this does mean that this product contains a high level of alcohol, which I know some people won't be keen on. I'm not personally against alcohol in products and I haven't noticed any apparent negative effects from this.

The only difference I can see between this and the Origins GinZing moisturiser is the colour of the gel-cream, with this being an orange colour and GinZing being white. Apart from that this is possibly not quite as cooling as the GinZing moisturiser, but I did sometimes find that the cooling sensation could also sting very slightly if my skin was particularly dry. This isn't something I have noticed at all with the Vitamin C moisturiser but then my skin hasn't been particularly dry recently.

There is also obviously a difference price wise. The Origins GinZing moisturiser is £23 (although you can currently get a limited edition bigger size for just £2 more) whereas the Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser is just £16. As a new product you can't use any offers on this but you can use your Love your body card if you have one for 10% off. I was lucky and with the combination of a gift voucher and my Love your body discount I managed to get this for £2.40!

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow boosting moisturiser is available in store and on The Body Shop website.

This weeks offer at The Body Shop (until 9am 30/6) is 40% off plus a free 
30ml hand cream and free delivery when you spend £10

Are you a fan of any products from The Body Shops Vitamin C range?

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7 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the Body Shop and their vitamin C range is fab, I specifically love the microdermabrasion scrub. This sounds lovely, and I love the fact it has a gel type texture - I'm going to have to pick this up next time I have a discount for there! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. I haven't tried much from the Vitamin C range but I've just got my hands on the Facial spray as it was the free gift for signing up for/renewing a Love your body card and after a quick squirt I love it already x

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  2. What a shame this contains such a high level of alcohol denat! I generally have to avoid this because it dries my skin out :-( xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm really surprised it doesn't dry my skin out as it's dry enough on its own already but my skin seems to really like it x

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  3. This looks really good I'm just worried it wouldn't help my dehydrated skin but from what you said it would be great! X
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. I have dry/dehydrated skin and it's working really well for me, although I am using it with the Avene Hydrance hydrating serum x

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  4. Excellent blog, good to see someone is posting quality information. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Keep up the good work.
    Shop Vitamins Online

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