The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver


The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver is marketed as a radiance booster which can be worn alone or under make up.  I don't think I have particularly dull skin, but as it was half price and had glowing reviews I thought I'd give it a go.

This is a gel-like consistency which has a silicone-y feel on application.  I use this as a primer in the mornings and I think it's holding up alongside my Smashbox one in terms of prolonging the longevity of my foundation.  It's got an orangey fragrance, which I like and find to be a good pick me up in the Spring/Summer mornings, although anyone who doesn't like strong scents should probably steer clear.

The Vitamin C Skin Reviver isn't what I'd consider to be tinted.  It goes on clear, but has more of a cloudy look when pumped out ready to be used.  On closer inspection it has beautiful apricot-type shimmer to it, similar to Benefit's Moon Beam.

I probably would repurchase this product as it's cheaper than a lot of primers out there, but works just as well as others I've tried despite not actually being marketed for this purpose.  I can't comment on whether it brightened my skin, but when looking at the product I can see how it may work for others.  This was available free at my local Body Shop recently to anyone signing up in store for one of their reward cards (which only costs £5) so if you're interested then have a look, quick!


  1. I got this a while ago when I was visiting my friend and I loveddd the scent but I found it didn't do anything for my skin at all - I didn't use it as a primer though, but I offloaded it onto my mum haha. xx

    1. Yeah I can't say I've noticed my skin looking any brighter, but like I said it seems to do a good job of holding my foundation in place so I'm happy! x

  2. Thanks for the review, I really want to try this now! Check out my latest Primark haul!


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