26 Mar 2018


The body shop has been one of my favourite skincare brands since I started following a beauty regime. It is a brand that has been associated with natural ingredients and cruelty-free testing processes. One of my favourite ranges is their vitamin C range, which is the range that contains my favourite moisturiser and the star product of today's review, the vitamin c glow-boosting moisturiser.

The Brand:

The Body Shop was founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Anita Roddick. It is a brand that seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally-inspired skincare, hair care and make-up produced ethically and sustainably. They formulate their products by using raw ingredients and accessories from all four corners of the earth.

The vitamin c range was formulated to target dull, grumpy skin and to add radiance back into it.

"The ultimate antidote to tired skin"

The range contains a moisturiser,  scrub, radiance capsules, liquid peel, face spritz, eye reviver duo and powder mix. The product that caught my eye was the glow-boosting moisturizer.

I decided to incorporate this moisturiser in my morning skincare regime. I started applying it after I used my face mist to rehydrate my skin and add some glow to my dull skin.

The Packaging:

The Body Shop has definitely added a touch of luxury to their packaging. The moisturiser is sealed in an orange hard glass tub and a steady black. The label is stuck around containing all the essential information about the product. The tub can be easily recycled by simply removing the label once you have used up the product.

The Ingredients: 

The moisturiser has a long list of ingredients but one that I want to mention is Tetrahexyldecy Ascorbate. According to my research on this product, this is supposed to be a stable version of Vitamin C. It is added to moisturisers to ensure that the product protects your skin by being an antioxidant. It also assists in brightening your skin.

The Application:

As soon as I opened the container I was hit with the smell of oranges which is the common misconception on what citrus is supposed to smell like. It is, however, a very welcoming smell especially in the morning. 

The moisturiser is a gel-like texture with a cooling sensation. I apply a small amount in a circular motion all over my face. The gel texture absorbs easily into my dry skin. You do not need to use a large amount at a time as a little can go a long way. 

The Price:

The glow boosting moisturiser retails for R180.00 for a 50ml tub. 

The Verdict:

I thoroughly enjoy using this moisturiser. I am already into my third tub. I love how gentle and lightweight the formula is. With regard to the name of the moisturiser being called a glow boosting moisturiser, I don't see much difference in that aspect. I do, however, feel that my face feels a lot softer after using this moisturiser. The formula works well with my dry skin but I feel that it might not be suitable for those with oily skin. If you are looking for a fresh scented, lightweight moisturiser to rehydrate your skin in the morning, the Body Shop vitamin C glow boosting moisturiser is one worth considering. 



  1. I am totally obsessed with TBS Vitamin C range!

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  2. i absolutely love this range :)

  3. Wow, I love this post. Your photos are so amazing!!!

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  4. I wish I could love TBS Vitamin C range, but my skin has other ideas! Luckily the Vitamin C from The Ordinary works for me... TBS is usually such a hit for me though xx

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