6 March 2018

All I want is Some Vitamin C in my Beauty Life

Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel from The Body Shop south Africa
Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel from The Body Shop South Africa Review

Hhayi ke. Remember when I was talking about my (then) recent beauty buys and touched on what I picked up at The Body Shop's 3 for 2 sale? Well, I bought their Vitamin C glow revealing liquid peel and was optimistic and excited to see what it did for me. But a few uses in it showed me levels of breaking out that I was not familiar with. I've tried it a few times more after that but I'm not at a point where I'm not using it frequently -- forget their twice or thrice a week recommendation.

I bought this product because of what I'd been reading about Vitamin C. One of my favourite beauty lovers, beauty writer Alesia Pullins, wrote "L-Ascorbic acid is the product I’m most vigilant about in my skincare routine because it dramatically decreases dark spots and hyper-pigmentation while protecting your skin from free radicals and sun damage." Dass my ghel Vitamin C!

Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel from The Body Shop, south african beauty blogger

Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel from The Body Shop, South African lifestyle blog, south african beauty blogger

About The Body Shop's Vitamin C glow revealing liquid peel

Other than its Vitamin C-ness, the other reason I go this peel is that it promised to be my first liquid exfoliant. Am I the only one who's, for yeeears, been reading how much better liquid exfoliants are and how actually trash granules are? 

And that's how you use this peel: Wash your face, apply the liquid peel onto your dry face and watch some things foam on your face. It's fun.

My fav beauty writer might judge me for trying to get my Vitamin C on via this specific product but it was affordable! Well, as affordable as R200 is. One of the local beauty bloggers I follow on Instagram also shared her breakouts testimony at the hands of this product. 

I already have my eye on a few other products in their Vitamin C range because I really am after that glow thing in life. I want for dull skin to leave my life and maybe my things will start going well.

Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel from The Body Shop

Have you used this range before? What was your experience?

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  1. Yho gyal, uxolo for the break outs.and yes, granules are trash. They did me in ngo 2016 when i was using this face wash with sand from wherever. It actually caused really bad hyperpigmentation around my mouth. . .you would think after all that i would stay away from the body shop. *le sigh*
    I'm also after that glow so i got the drops of light range. The liquid peel is exciting but other than that. . .dololo.

    Thanks for the review girl
    Mvumikazi | Urban Mnguni

    1. Kubi kurough. One of my friends says it did exactly nothing for her -- at leash ughel didn't break out.

  2. Oooh, a liquid peel? I wonder why I've never come across this specific product? Hmmm...must search for this. Vis a vis discolouration and pigmentation: over the years I've figured out the three products I'd be willing to invest in to help with that and those are toner, moisturiser and serum. I got a sample of The Body Shop Oils of Life serum a while back...amazing! And oh yeah, I love a good face mask but if I don't feel it 'working' then I probably won't end up liking it, lol. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. At this point, not only would I not re-buy this particular product but also wouldn't recommend it because it seems it's either making you break out or literally doing nothing.

      Yes to the serums! But each time I see the work I see dollar signs and bad exchange rates. Must investigate entry level/affordable serums. Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Really? Oh men. Guess I'll look into other brands; for now with the state of my wallet I'm not really into trial-and-error where it's not strictly necessary. Thanks for the heads up!


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