I tried The Body Shop brand’s newly launched Vitamin C glow-revealing tonic, the chemical exfoliating toner, for a few weeks, and here is my take on this product! If you are interested in knowing more about this vegan, Vitamin C exfoliating toner enriched with AHA & Enzymes, keep scrolling down.
*NEW* The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Tonic Review
Meet the new glow-giving member of The Body Shop Vitamin C family, the gently exfoliating Glow Revealing Tonic. A golden-hued water texture that’s gentle on the skin and feels refreshing, without leaving it feeling dry or sticky – the perfect balance! It’s been clinically proven to help minimise the appearance of pores, and it helps your skin texture look and feel noticeably softer, smoother, and your skin tone look more even.
Ready to help your skin look less dull? Made with 98% natural-origin ingredients, this glow-giver is enriched with vitamin C, AHA and papaya enzymes. It’s suitable for sensitive skin, and comes in a recyclable glass bottle with a recyclable aluminium cap.
*Exfoliating Glow Revealing Tonic *Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin
- Helps skin look and feel smoother
- Skin’s radiance will look renewed
- Dermatologically tested.
- Certified by The Vegan Society
Ingredients of The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Tonic:
Aqua/Water/Eau (solvent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient, moisturizer/ humectant), Lactic Acid (exfoliant, moisturizer/ humectant, buffering) Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Decyl Glucoside (surfactant/ cleansing), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (antioxidant, skin brightening), Sodium Citrate (chelating, buffering), Sodium Hydroxide (buffering), Caprylyl Glycol (moisturizer/ humectant, emollient), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifying, surfactant/ cleansing), Salix Alba Bark Extract/Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (soothing), Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate (chelating), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (soothing, moisturizer/ humectant), Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Parfum/Fragrance, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract/Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract/Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Limonene (perfuming, solvent), Benzyl Salicylate (perfuming), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (antimicrobial/ antibacterial, preservative), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (colorant), CI 14700/Red 4 (colorant).
Antioxidant: 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
Exfoliant: Lactic Acid
Skin brightening: 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
Skin-identical ingredient: Glycerin
Soothing: Salix Alba Bark Extract/ Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
We crush camu camu berries to release fruit extract, known to have over 20 times more vitamin C than oranges!
We use vitamin C (3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic acid, if you’re feeling fancy) to help keep skin looking nice and bright.
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which helps to gently remove dead skin cells and is known to help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture. Our natural-origin lactic acid is derived from corn.
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Price & Quantity of The Body Shop Vitamin C Tonic:
As of February, 2024, the price is £22.00 for 150ml (price may vary). You can buy it from the official website or Amazon online or from the outlets.
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Shelf Life of The Body Shop Glow Revealing Vitamin C Tonic:
12 months from the date of opening the packaging.
My Experience with The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Tonic (Review)
I already purchased a few beauty products from the brand during the Christmas sale (check this video). However, the team kindly sent me their ‘No Blue Monday’ surprise gift set (which included this newly launched Vitamin C tonic) a couple of weeks ago. I stopped using physical exfoliants long back. Hence, I was excited to try out this chemical exfoliating toner.
Packaging of The Body Shop Vitamin C Exfoliating Toner:
The Body Shop Glow Revealing Vitamin C tonic comes in a 150 ml, recyclable, dark green glass bottle secured with an aluminum screw cap. The whole packaging gives off fruity, citrusy vibes, like its peers from the same Vitamin C range. Except for the ingredient list, you can find other product-related details like shelf-life, functions, and manufacture on the bottle!
Texture The Body Shop Vitamin C Exfoliating Tonic/Toner:
The Body Shop describes that Glow Revealing Vitamin C tonic has a golden-hued water texture. To me, it looks transparent, though! This exfoliating toner has a lovely, refreshing, citrusy fragrance. I like that its scent is subtle and not overpowering!
How I use The Body Shop Glow Revealing Vitamin C tonic?
We must know the purpose behind our toners before applying them to our skin. For best results, it’s advisable to follow the product’s instructions. However, I couldn’t find any ‘direction’ label on the bottle or website. So, I use this glow revealing Vitamin C tonic enriched with AHA & enzymes, just like other exfoliating toners.
After thoroughly cleansing my face and neck with a mild face wash, I gently dry my skin with a paper towel. Then I pour a few drops of this toner onto a soft, recyclable cotton pad (I got mine from the Muji store) and swipe it across my face and neck. Since this is not a hydrating or pH-adjusting toner, I use cotton pads instead of my hands. The pads help the exfoliating effects of such toners. I let it air dry for a few seconds before applying my hydrating serum, eye cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen (during day hours). I use this toner thrice a week!
How it works – Performance Details:
It doesn’t matter how much quantity of this Vitamin C tonic I apply to my combination skin, it gets quickly absorbed by the skin. Since I have never tried any chemical exfoliating toners before, I started with a ‘twice a week’ (less is more) routine.
The purpose behind using The Body Shop chemical (AHA/acid-based) exfoliating toner is to achieve a softer, smoother, brighter, and even skin tone. After using this mild, AHA-based Vitamin C tonic, I agree it is truly a glow-giver! Upon application, it gently exfoliates the skin and imparts a nice, healthy glow. It makes my skin look fresh, smooth, radiant, and completely ready (read better absorption) for the next skincare steps! I also tried this product as a stand-alone cleanser (lazy me) once, and the toner-soaked pad effortlessly lifted the dirt and impurities off my skin.
Initially, I was skeptical about this Vitamin C toner and assumed it would dry out my skin severely or cause breakouts. Thankfully, with me, nothing happened as such to date! My sensitive skin responded very well to The Body Shop Vitamin C tonic and did not experience any irritation or tingling. It is so gentle and lightweight that you can use it daily with your AM/PM skincare routine. However, I have incorporated this exfoliating toner into my night beauty routine and use it only thrice a week.
The Body Shop Glow Revealing Vitamin C tonic is rich in soothing, skin-brightening, collagen-boosting ingredients and anti-oxidants. We all know that to get glowing skin, we must focus on our skin’s health with essential nutrients, and Vitamin C tops the chart. In this product, we have 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (a very stable form of Vitamin C), natural origin corn-derived Lactic Acid (the second most researched AHA after glycolic acid), Decyl Glucoside (a vegetable origin (coconut or palm kernel oil and glucose) cleansing agent), Camu Camu berries fruit extract, and Papaya fruit enzyme. The combination is great, but if you are allergic to any of these ingredients, please skip it. You can read this post to know why enzymes are beneficial for the skin.
Anyway, despite containing Glycerine, the moisturizing agent as the second ingredient, it doesn’t feel hydrating on my skin. I admit, my skin doesn’t feel tight/overly dry after using this toner, but it doesn’t feel nourished either! I have this issue with all my previous Vitamin C products, including its partner ‘Vitamin C moisturizer’ from the same line. For this reason, I prefer using all my hydrating serums and moisturizers with this Vitamin C tonic, especially during these harsh, colder months.
During the summer season, my skin becomes dull, sweaty, and congested. I don’t think it would be an issue that time, though! I’ll update this review again in June/July, so stay tuned. My current skin condition is way better than the 2018-2020 period. Now, I have only a few pimple scars and hyperpigmentation issues, which I believe will go away with its regular usage.
What I Like About/Pros of The Body Shop Glow Revealing Vitamin C Tonic
- Gentle yet efficient exfoliating toner
- Contains 98% natural origin ingredients, antioxidants and other skin-loving agents
- True to its claims to a great extent!
- Has a mild, refreshing, citrusy fragrance
- Doesn’t overly dry out my skin
- No tingling or irritation
- No purging or breakouts
- Leaves skin feeling fresher, smoother, and even-toned
- A little amount goes a long way!
- Perfect for normal to oily, sensitive skin types, good for others
What I Dislike About/Cons of The Body Shop Glow Revealing Vitamin C Tonic
- Has artificial fragrance/Parfum!
- I wish it were more hydrating!
- Some may find it pricey, but get it on Sale! Use my coupon codes always 😉 .
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing tonic enriched with AHA & Enzymes is an effective vegan, chemical exfoliating toner that gently exfoliates the skin and makes it look and feel softer, smoother, and glowing. My experience with my first-ever Vitamin C & AHA-based exfoliating toner has been good, and I am highly impressed 😍.
If you are looking for a cruelty-free, mild, yet efficient AHA & Enzyme infused chemical exfoliating toner for your sensitive and acne-prone skin, give this product a shot!
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