The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother Serum

BY The Body Shop
4.5/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Serum is a light and refreshing serum that contains glowing mineral particles. It boosts the skin's smoothness and radiance and enhances its glow. It is infused with Amazonian Camu Camu berries that help invigorate the skin and offer protection against damaging environmental elements. Say goodbye to dull and tired skin and flaunt youthful, glowing skin all day. It comes in an orange plastic bottle with a pump dispenser and a black cover.

Product Reviews

3.8/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Imparts radiant glow

Makes skin smooth

Rejuvenates dull skin

Brightens skin

Can be used alone or with a moisturizer

Encourages collagen production

Improves skin elasticity

Promotes youthful skin

Has an appealing fragrance

CONS

No SPF

Expensive

4.8/5

PROS

Does not cause breakouts

Amazing smell

Long-lasting

Lightweight

Hygienic packaging

Imparts glow

Does not cause oiliness or greasiness

Rejuvenates dull skin

CONS

No SPF

Small quantity


I am a big TBS fan because of its amazing range of products and also because of its fragrances. I am sure many of you will relate to it. I got The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Serum last month. My skin is dry, and sometimes, just a moisturizer doesn’t do the trick.

To be honest, I was a little skeptical about how well it will work with my moisturizer. My skin didn’t feel any sort of oiliness or greasiness. I use it on top of my moisturizer, and it gives me the exact amount of nourishment I want with a hint of glow. If you have dry skin, you will understand the joy of any shine. The dullness is nowhere to be seen! I am in love with it!

The bottle is quite small though. I wish it came in a bigger size. The serum has a clear light gel texture with a strong orange smell. Whenever I apply the serum, my nostrils feel rejuvenated with the uplifting fragrance. It doesn’t last for long though.

Overall, this is another wonderful product for me from TBS. A piece of advice – if you have sensitive or oily skin, I suggest you skip it and go for more neutral products. It did not break me out (thankfully) but know that every product works differently for everyone. Besides that, keep your skin happy and healthy!

3.7/5

PROS

Softens the skin

Refreshing smell

Imparts radiance

Glides easily

CONS

No SPF

Does not brighten complexion

Has silicone


I use this product in the morning after I wash my face and then slather moisturizer over it. I got it expecting it would make my combination skin look brighter. It has been over three weeks, but I still see no results. Also, when I looked closely, this product isn't quite as natural as other Body Shop products, because it has silicone!

Despite that, the results are still beautiful, and the skin looks smooth and radiant. I love how appealing this product smells. It's nice to put on because it glides well on my skin. It makes my face really smooth and soft to the touch. I wish it brightened my skin as well. Overall, it is just an average serum.

2/5

PROS

Does not cause breakouts

Refreshing smell

CONS

Expensive

Not for oily skin

Makes the skin greasy

Contains silicone

Not quick absorbed


The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother is one product I am very disappointed with. Why? Because it is a silicone-based serum. It does not get absorbed into my skin and just sits on the surface throughout the day. Added to that, I have oily skin so the shine it gives me looks greasy. I think it will be best for normal to dry skin and not for combination to oily. Thankfully it did not break me out. I won’t be using it anymore.

4.6/5

PROS

Non-greasy

Refreshing smell

Gel consistency

Can be used as a primer

Lightweight

Matte finish

Improves skin’s texture

CONS

Less quantity

Expensive


I have been using this serum for two years now. The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Serum makes my face feel soft and gives it a nice glow. I love that the serum does not have any greasiness to it otherwise it would be a big minus point for my combination skin. I use it under my makeup as a primer which forms a nice and smooth base. I also use it on my hands as a hand cream because of its smell. Overall, it is a great product!

Question & Answers

December 21, 2018

Does The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Serum have any side effects?

Prerna SharmaDecember 22, 2018

Prerna SharmaDecember 22, 2018

There are no specific records of any side effects. In general, however, The Body Shop products may cause irritation with their fragrance. Though it is a pleasant and appealing scent, the added fragrance can cause skin irritation and inflammation.

Also, The Body Shop products often contain botanical extracts that may affect consumers with plant-based allergies. These are just a probability. There are no serious negative effects.

December 20, 2018

How to use this moisturizer from The Body Shop?

Sanjana RathodDecember 21, 2018

Sanjana RathodDecember 21, 2018

Follow the steps:

Step 1: Pump the moisturizer into your hands.

Step 2: Using your fingertips, apply in an upward and circular motion.

Step 3: Let it get absorbed. Enjoy a smooth base and healthy, glowing skin.

December 19, 2018

What are the ingredients in The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Serum?

Geeta GhokuleDecember 20, 2018

Geeta GhokuleDecember 20, 2018

The list of ingredients is:

Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Emulsion Stabilizer), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite (Viscosity Increasing Agent), HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer (Anticaking Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Ascorbic Acid (Antioxidant), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Glycerin (Humectant), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Polysilicone-11 (Film Former), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Silica (Absorbent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Water (Solvent/Diluent), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Mica (Opacifier), Titanium Dioxide (Colour).

December 18, 2018

Can a moisturizer be applied along with it?

Janaki RaghuramanDecember 19, 2018

Janaki RaghuramanDecember 19, 2018

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost is a serum and should be used after moisturizing your skin. It can also be used under makeup.

December 17, 2018

Is The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother an anti-aging serum?

Amrutha AnmolDecember 18, 2018

Amrutha AnmolDecember 18, 2018

Yes, along with offering many other benefits, this serum addresses wrinkles and hyperpigmentation associated with aging skin.

December 16, 2018

Does it have any sun protection?

Jhanvi SinghDecember 17, 2018

Jhanvi SinghDecember 17, 2018

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost Serum does not have any sun protection. But it can be applied under sunscreen easily.