Since I’ve been using this product for a few months now I figured it’s finally time to review it!
I’m super loyal to Lush’s Ocean Salt [see post here] as my #1 exfoliator, but just for fun (and because I had an old GroupOn) I purchased The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Microdermabrasion. I’ve used some other Body Shop Vitamin C collection products before, and I was honestly intrigued by this one, so I gave it a try.
It’s described as a facial but I wouldn’t necessarily call it that. It’s def very spa like in that the beads are so small and delicate so you’re really able to go deep in cleaning pores. A little goes a long way so don’t think because it doesn’t look super grainy that you’ll need more. You won’t!
The two main ingredients in this product are shea and camu camu berry, which has extremely high concentrations of vitamin C…perfect for dull skin! The shea keeps the product creamy, preventing that rough/ dry feeling some exfoliants can produce.
My skin definitely feels super soft after using it, however I also experience some redness, but that usually goes away by the time I’m finished with my routine after showering. You massage the product into your skin and then wash it off, don’t let it linger too long. Also, The Body Shop does not suggest using this product more than once a week…it’d just be too rough on your skin. So, I use it on the day I use my hair/ face mask…which is always Friday!
It took me a few times to notice a difference when using this product, but now that it’s been a few months, I can say I’ll definitely be repurchasing. I enjoy using it before my face mask so those mask ingredients can penetrate better after the exfoliate.