If there’s one thing I’m always searching for in a skincare product, it is the ability to inject some life into my skin. I want all the brightness because I just feel like my skin is dull and lacklustre. To tackle this issue, I decided to pick up The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Energising Face Mist. I’ve actually used this before, probably about 3 years and found it to be a god send then too, I think the issue I have with this and loads of products is I expect it to give more and more glow, whilst I’ve probably reached the ultimatum level of impact that product can do. But anyway, The Body Shop states that the product is:
- For dull, tired, grumpy skin
- Vitamin C rich camu camu from the Amazonian rainforest, Peru and it;
- Refreshes and enhances natural radiance
Vitamin C Energising Face Mist - 100ml - £11.00
I picked this up before a 13 days holiday that involved me travelling to 5 different cities ( 5 plane journeys + train journeys) and I knew the constant travelling wouldn’t be kind to my skin, so I just wanted to ensure I was feeding it with good stuff in my skincare routine. I used this as a toner and only that, on the website it does say you can use it on the go, which I take to mean over make-up as well, however I don’t think I would put this over my make-up as feel it can be quite tacky and doesn’t spray evenly enough for me to regard it as setting spray.
So I use this in the morning and sometimes in the evening, it’s been a week and a bit since I’ve gotten back from my holiday and I just feel that my skin just looks revived. My skin is less dull looking to my eye and just looks healthier. The application is quite smooth, but as I mentioned before it’s not an even spray so I do 3 pumps and then spread it over my face with my hands, then give it a minute to set in. It does feel a bit tacky upon first touch but once it settles it is fine, however over make-up I’m not sure how you’d remedy the tackiness as I wouldn’t rub my face if I had foundation on.
I definitely think it’s the perfect pick-me-up product for your skin and can easily be added to your routine because of the easy of product. With Autumn coming up, I feel like my skin is going to need all the moisture and radiance and I think this nifty bottle is a great way to ensure that. Being a vitamin C product, the brand have decided to ensure it smells of ALL THE ORANGES, this doesn’t bother me too much as once the spray settles into your skin you can’t actually smell it – but seems like a waste to just an orange fragrance to a product because it’s got all the vitamin C!
I think the retail price is also great you get 100ml worth and this can last you well over a month and half if you’re using it once a day. I like to compare it to my La Roche Posay Serozinc, that retails at £7.90 - £9 and is 150ml, whilst the TBS product is more expensive it serves a different purpose and has more ingredients. They are in a similar bracket to each other and although there’s less in the Face Mist, they are so close in price that I think it makes them comparable. I’m happy to pay around the £10 for toners so I really think this one is a bargain, especially as it is multi-use and can be use over make-up (if you choose). Also as this is 100ml if you're travelling with just hand luggage this is perfect as it meets the requirements.
So good points:
- Makes skin radiant
- Easy to apply
- Budget friendly
So that’s my review on what I’m hailing a ‘skincare hero’ – I thought this might be a great thing to share especially as it’s getting colder in the UK. I’m not really trialling anything new on my face at the moment, but if I find another little gem, I’ll be sure to share.
Happy Autumn! Are there any skincare heroes for you this autumn/winter?