I picked up The Body Vitamin C Microdermabrasion a few months back when I was after something to brighten my skin. The Body Shop microdermabrasion was a product highly recommended by bloggers and even came with an impressive rating of 4.4/5 on Makeupalley.
Here’s what The Body Shop say about the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion:
Treat skin to a professional spa-inspired exfoliating facial once a week with our new and improved Microdermabrasion.
Removes dead skin cells
Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
Gives skin a brighter, more radiant look
Improves skin texture and tone
Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. The Vitamin C microdermabrasion has a moisturizer type of consistency and is creamy with small fine beads to help scrub the skin. It has a fruity/citrus smell which is really refreshing. The product is really easy to use- just wet your face, gently massage on a few minutes, leave for a minute and then rinse. The texture feels like tiny grainy sand particles on my skin, a sensation I find oddly enjoyable.
Once I rinse the product off, my skin is super soft and smooth. It doesn’t leave my skin dry or tight so I don’t have to moisturise after if I don’t want to. I have normal skin and didn’t break out or have any issues after using this product, but would advise people with sensitive skin to stay away.
Overall, I really enjoy using the product. It has a lovely texture, smell and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I didn’t notice any improvements to my skin texture and tone, and didn’t really see any brightening effects. I usually love The Body Shop products but this one was just okay- it’s just your average facial scrub and nothing extraordinary. I won’t be repurchasing it because I don’t feel like it’s worth the price, but I will definitely be checking out the rest of Vitamin C range.
The Body Shop Vitamin C microdermabrasion is priced at $32.50 and can be purchased from The Body Shop.