Skincare is the absolute bane of my life.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Scrub is an exfoliating scrub with “natural exfoliators”. After many months, I don’t think I’m sold on this. The exfoliating particles are definitely more scratchy than other scrubs I’ve tried and can leave my skin quite tingly.
The “Natural Exfoliators” – NOT Micro-Beads
Anyone mildly concerned about the environment might be ready to run a mile, but The Body Shop assures its consumers that their products don’t contain any plastic micro-beads. Exfoliating products such as the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Scrub contain natural exfoliants, which are biodegradable.
Apparently, this scrub should:
- Remove dead skin cells
- Leave skin feeling soft and smooth
- Give skin a brighter, more radiant look
- Improve skin texture and tone
I’ve been using this max twice a week (spreading the days as evenly as possible), otherwise like with every face scrub, my skin dries out horrendously.
I’m convinced that a lot of my scars have faded. Not completely disappeared, but they’re easier to cover than they were before. I think I reached a point where my scarring couldn’t improve any further a while ago, so I’ve been using this product less recently, feeling like it doesn’t do anything for me anymore.
That said, I can definitely say my skin isn’t any brighter or more radiant in the long term, and I haven’t noticed a difference in its texture either. I have a slight glow after washing this off my face, but it doesn’t last.
Still got amazingly dull skin!
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This also doesn’t leave my face feeling tight or dry, it just feels neutral. Soft and smooth? Wouldn’t say so..
At £18, I highly doubt I’d re-purchase this because there are little to no results now. However… Using it 1-2 times a week and often going weeks without it, it lasts ages because you only need to use a pea sized amount each time. I recon I have around a quarter left after at least 6 months (probably closer to a year).
For anyone looking to fade dark, recent scars, this could be something to try. Otherwise just for the sake of removing dead skin cells, it isn’t worth the price! There are definitely cheaper alternatives for that job.
I also wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to anyone with very sensitive skin.
Have you tried the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Scrub? What other vitamin C products would you recommend?
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