The Body Shop • Vitamin C Supercharged Face Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This pretty much did nothing for my skin, and I found the smell too strong.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the worst product I've ever used. It went on smoothly and gave me a nice glow. But I woke up the next morning with cystic acne- which I never get! I had a scar on my face for the longest time. Turns out this stuff I full of silicone and other things that clog your pores.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It does not absorb well into my skin and causes my skin to clog upon consecutive use of 3 days or so. I realize it contains silicone ingredients and thus have since stopped using on my face but on my legs instead. It did nothing much - no glow or radiance on my face during that few days of constant use in daytime.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
ok so here I am at 49, with t-zone issues, and this stuff has created 3 lovely HUGE whiteheads on my face, one on the chin and 2 by my nose.....haven't had a zit in 20 years...used it for a week and I feel like a mid-life freak.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I recommended this to a smoker friend because I know that their skins need more antioxident ingredients; mostly vitamin C and/or green tea.
She's applying it every morning before the moisturiser to combat free radicals and has told me that it's worked as her skin is more hydrated and less dull.
So, this is a very nice product for people who need to take care of their skin as they're active/passive smokers.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've tried soooo hard to like this product, but every time I begin using it again, it breaks me out. It smells amazing ( a very light citrus smell), and might make a good primer for some people. I would not recommend it if you are acne prone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I use this serum daily as a primer under my foundation. It smells wonderful, and actually does brighten my complexion. I've been using it in conjunction with other Body Shop products and my skin has really improved overall.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a review for the Body Shop's vitamin skin boost. This retails at around £12, which is a little pricey, but when on offer, can work out at a reasonable price. This product has great reviews, so I tried it hoping it would live up to it's hype.
My mum commented on how tired I was looking, where my sister (who uses this) recommended me to try this. As always, I went on the internet and read the raves about this product. I mixed this product with vitamin e oil - and my skin was transformed, whereby it looked so much healthier! My mum, who is really skeptical of these type of products, was telling me to purchase it! However, the lovely glow that I had was only temporary.
The serum has a lovely velvety texture to it, and it would make a great base for foundation. It also gives your skin a lovely glow, though only temporary.
Before the small bottle finished, I would apply it at night mixed in with vitamin e oil, as is recommended on the bottle (it states vitamin c works better in conjunction with vitamin e).
Conclusion: I don't think it did anything major for my skin in the long term, as my skin texture and tone was still the same from before I started using it, but because of the short term glow it provided when mixed with vit e oil, I would repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I had to take this back to the shop as it really hurt my face. Tried several times, as I actually like the smell and feel, however, unfortunately no improvement.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
This serum smells yummy like oranges, it has a clear gel texture and it left my skin satin soft with a radiant glow. I use it be fore I moisturize. A also use a special Japanese technique applying it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I'm still on the fence with this product. I know several reviewers have complained about the smell, but I don't find it bad and it disappears quickly. As for the silicone base, it is VERY hard to find a vitamin C serum without some kind of silicone in it. I have oily skin that is very prone to breakouts and I have had no problem using this product. My makeup goes on very nicely after I use it in the morning. As for the brightening effects, I think I will have to use it a while longer to really make a decision. I would recommend trying this product because it is really well priced for the type of product it is. If it doesn't work then you haven't lost much.
Update: I've been using this for about 8 weeks now and I haven't seen any real changes. Nothing good, but nothing bad either. No breakouts from the silicone, but I can't say that my skin looks a ton brighter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was planning to buy vitamin e face mist then this sales girl came and recommended me this vitamin c product instead. However, I tried it. and OMG. the smell is SOOO strong right when i smelled it. I don't think I could stand this smell for the entire day at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really like this stuff. It feels like a make-up primer ( i think because its made from the same stuff- silicone). It instantly smooths my skin and I have noticed an improvement in my skin tone with continued use. Hasn't clogged my pores or caused break-outs
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
I disagree with everyone who is ranting about the silicones in this. Checking out the high-end serums at Sephora, including Dr. Perricone and MDSkincare (at $90 a tube), you will find the same thing. Dimethicone is actually a very good skin protectant. Don't everyone get on the bandwagon to "boo" an ingredient that is quite good for many skintypes. This goes on as a lovely primer, and is great under my sunscreen. I won't spend high prices for such similar products. As an added bonus, this has a very, very light citrus scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
THIS IS MORE OF A QUESTION RATHER THAN A COMMENT ON THIS PRODUCT AS I HAVENT USED IT YET!
Iv noticed how everyone has gone on about the silicone in this product, which is what is in most face primers. Do you think this is worth purchasing as a face primer? I didnt like mac primer at all. I know this serum is more designed for skin treatment, but if its good as a primer, it worth the money as its not too expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product actually works pretty well for my face. It makes my skin feel soft and hydrated all day, and it seems to brighten a little at least initially upon application. The product contains a bit too much silicon in my opinion, and I won't be using this once summer comes. However, it seems to work fine for winter. It's a bit pricy at $20/1 oz, so I'm not sure I'd be repurchasing it, but I put yes just in case TBS as buy2-get1 free skincare special again. Update: nope, won't be repurchasing. I just read through the ingredients, and everything just seems to be variations on silicon - what happen to the beneficial stuff? anyways, this is pretty thick anyways, it feels nice in the winter but I want more 'healing' products next time.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I just bought this the other day and so far I love it. The product has a lovely slipperiness and makes my skin instantly smooth and soft. Best of all, I used it on my throat, with some of their Soy-based cream on top, and found that it helped the appearance of the loosening skin there. I'm using the serum in combination with their new Vitamin C capsules. Capsule at night, serum in the morning.
Sorry to hear that some skins flare up when this is used, but that also suggests that this is a real treatment product with real benefits for those who can tolerate it. Postcript July 27, 2005: I use some other serums too but still love this one. I find it's especially good under makeup because of its matte silicone-y texture. No need, imho, to use a moisturizer on top of it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It has a fresh citrusy scent, smooth texture and is easy to apply BUT it just sat there on my face like a layer of oil on water. Did absolutely nothing for my skin. What a waste of money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Citrus-orange scented silicone in a cute little pump bottle. That's all that this is. There is so much silicone that it feels exactly the same as my makeup primer. This product is useless - do not buy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Cute packaging, good sized, smells good, but doesnt' do anything (but maybe make face smooth momentarily) and it makes you break out. Expensive too.