Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Review

I've been looking for something to give my skin a revitalisation, it's tired of working 50 hours a week and living in the London smog, so only a deep cleanse and polish would do. So when I popped into The Body Shop I jumped at the chance to try out the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion (RRP £14).

What The Body Shop say:

Fine exfoliating micro particles and crushed garnet stones remove dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion.
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Gives skin a brighter, more radiant look
  • Improves skin texture and tone
On the back of the tube it suggests you use it no more than twice a week, so I've stuck to that religiously even though I do have the horrible tendency to over scrub. It comes in an easy access flip topped tube with a 75ml product size, perfect to take away with you if you really can't go without a scrub and easy to fit in a bulging bathroom cabinet too.

When I first applied the scrub and began to massage my skin I felt a nervous warm sensation, I wouldn't describe it as a burn, but it was definitely noticeable. After my first scrub I noticed my skin feeling amazingly smooth and soft, like a whole new face kind of smooth, it actually did look more radiant and bright. I was honestly shocked. Now I'm a fair few applications into my tube it's only getting better, my skin loves this stuff and its gained a whole new lease of life!

So what's in the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion?

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Solum Diatomeae (Abrasive), Glycerin (Humectant), Aluminum Silicate (Exfoliant), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Antioxidant), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient)

This product does have a fair few ingredients, some of which I'm a bit iffy about like all that fragrance but plenty of nice lovelies too!  Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis is just a fancy name for almond oil, a wonderfully hydrating oil, paired with Butyrospermum Parkii shea butter to you and me it makes for an amazingly hydrating mix, so everything you scrub away at is also beautifully hydrated.

Overall I would definitely repurchase this, it has honestly done wonders for my skin and it feels like a baby's bottom (on my face... ohhh yeah). What do you think?