Beauty

My Current Favourite Moisturiser

At the moment, my skin is incredibly sensitive and it needs a lot more moisturiser than normal. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is suffering with this at the moment. As the seasons change and the wind becomes harsher it’s inevitable that our skin takes a beating. I hate the feeling of dry or flaky skin, I’m very aware of it when I wear no make-up and I’m even more aware of it if I do wear make-up, as I find my make-up routine doesn’t sit the same on my face.

I was told by my doctor I needed to invest in a decent daily moisturiser that contained SPF, and when I got home I really struggled to find a decent high street moisturiser that had SPF of 30+. (If anyone knows of any, please do let me know!)

The Body Shop Vit C 1

It was only when I was having a look at The Body Shop advent calendar that recently launched that I came across the Vitamin C range and, ultimately, one of the best skincare products I’ve come across in a while.

Enter, The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion. This little wonder is designed for dull, grumpy skin (my life and my mood at the moment) and it has been amazing.

Smell

First of all, this product smells incredible, it’s a mix of orange zesty-ness and freshness, if that exists.

The Body Shop Vit C 2

Consistency

The consistency is fairly thick, but not to the point that you feel like you’re rubbing tar into your face. It sinks in very quickly too and doesn’t sit on the surface of your skin feeling oily which I’ve found some daily moisturisers do. However, after applying this product my skin really does feel smoother, the smell wakes up my senses and it really helps to get rid of my morning puffiness.

The Body Shop Vit C 3

Ingredients

Its ingredients protect from both UVA and UVB rays, and it has an SPF of 30. It also includes Vitamin C (no shit), which is known for its skin and glow boosting qualities. I always apply this in the mornings and massage into my skin, but I’m always half asleep so I have no idea if this gives me a ‘glow’, but I hope it makes me feel more awake than I usually feel.

Cost

The cost for 50ml worth of product is £14, which was definitely on the cheaper end of the scales for an SPF moisturiser, with some from Clarins hitting the £30+ budget. I’ve had it for just over two weeks now, so it’ll be interesting to see how long the bottle lasts me.

I would definitely, definitely recommend this product if you’re after a moisturiser with SPF. It feels amazing on the skin and doesn’t get that greasy after effect. As long as it lasts a decent while for the amount it costs, I’ll definitely be investing. I might even buy something from the rest of the range, too.

Do you have any recommendations from The Body Shop? What moisturisers do you use?

Thanks for reading,

S x

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