So my last skincare recommendation which was The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask rated exceptionally well which was a good thing in that I now know you guys are craving skincare reviews, but also a bad thing in that it sold out pretty quickly all over the place as a result.
I’m sure it’s fully restocked now but in the interim I posted a teaser about this amazing facial scrub I use and have been using for quite some time.
In response to some of the questions I got asked on social media, I did mention that really heavy-duty gritty scrubs are my absolute favourite type to use and the ones that are like facial cleansers, a gel like consistency with only a sparse amount of micro exfoliating particles, just don’t cut the mustard for me.
And if you’re like me, then you’ll know how hard the good’uns are to come by. Now to contradict myself, the more intense grittier ones are only recommended to be used once maybe twice maximum weekly so, I do use the ‘cleanser’ like ones between uses and usually as part of my shower routine.
The ‘cleanser’ like one I also use alongside my Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
scrub is also from The Body Shop Vitamin C collection and is called Facial Cleansing Polish but I’ll review that in full for you another time!
Back to the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion! So this product is described as a WEEKLY home-spa exfoliation. Meaning, by no means use this as an everyday exfoliator. It’s too intense and will probably leave you raw red if used recklessly. Just be conscious of that you know yourself, I personally use it twice weekly and you will too if you wear a lot of makeup or false tan. But if you keep it natural and your pores aren’t prone to clogging, once weekly will be more than sufficient for you.
It’s marketed for ‘Dull Skin’ as Vitamin C naturally revitalises and brightens skin. This is also the most perfect time of the year to notice this scrub’s benefits in that the weather has changed, your natural sun tan has more than likely faded away and your skin just needs a little pick me up.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is key to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness and strength.
The human body cannot retain Vitamin C which is why we rely on daily dietary intake for our supply of Vitamin C. Unfortunately though, ingested Vitamin C cannot deliver an adequate amount of ascorbic acid to the skin. When antioxidants are delivered in high concentration to the skin, the antioxidant protective reservoir is increased, and skin cell repair is enhanced which is why The Body Shop Vitamin C range is unique.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the camera on my new iPhone 6s. If you look really closely at the above picture you will actually pick up all the mini black dots which are crushed garnet stones! These are the bad boys that give that sandpaper like effect and remove dead skin cells.
Here are a couple of pictures I took right after use and you can see that my skin is left bright and radiant.
Vitamin C leaves skin glowing whilst the micro exfoliation particles improve skin texture and tone.
For acne prone skin types, I will recommend some amazing products for you guys in due course! I wouldn’t recommend using this one as ascorbic acid could have a stingy effect when applied to delicate areas. Don’t worry though I will have you covered in no time!
The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion is priced between €19- €21, I’m just not entirely sure as the don’t feature the prices online and when I go there I usually buy a few things so it’s in and around that!