With the cold winter months drying us out as well as making us sick, we are starting to reach for the orange juice or vitamin C tablets—but what about our face?
In stores this week, say hello to the Body Shop’s new products that will help with that: the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer and the Vitamin C Instant Glow Enhancer.
Packed to the brim with camu camu berries that have have up to 60 times the vitamin C power of an orange, these products will be making you feel and look refreshed in no time.
Camu camu berries are a “super-fruit” from the Amazonian forest, used by native cultures of Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and Columbia for years for its medicinal purposes. The small, plum-like fruit is usually found as a dried powder to be put on smoothies, and boasts a number of health benefits including the amino acids valine and leucine that prevent muscle breakdown and help with the production of hormones. In fact a teaspoon of camu camu powder has 1,180 per cent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
The products themselves, however, are of interest in what they can do for your skin: vitamin C is great for helping maintain plump, moisturized skin, and helps with cell renewal, making your skin look smoother and more glowing.
When you eat or drink something with vitamin C in it, it is mostly used us internally, so your skin gets little to no benefit from it. That’s why you need something that is just for your skin.
The Glow Boosting Moisturizer is a lightweight, fresh, very hydrating formula that clarifies, energizes and boosts your natural glow. This product would be great for people with dry skin, as a small amount goes a long way. It makes you feel refreshed, awake and ready for the day ahead of you.
The Instant Glow Fix is skin care and make-up in one. You only need a pea-sized amount of this product, meaning it will last for a while. It’s a bright orange colour, but when on, gives your face a sunny natural glow and smooths your skin out. It is to be used last in your skin care régime and you can touch up if need be.
Having busy and stressful lives often causes our skin to look and feel dull and tired: with these two new products you can get an instant refresher that will work throughout the day.—Fenella Clarke