December 22, 2010
I have. Lots, in fact. The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost is one of them.
I absolutely loved this stuff while I was in Australia. It kept pimples at bay, helped to heal blemishes really quickly and made my skin look brighter after weeks of regular use.
Cue my return to Malaysia.
After months of bad skin, I figured out that my breakouts were triggered by Skin Boost. Each use resulted in clogged pores all around my jawline and cheeks. Plus, my skin looked really dull. Talk about running to extreme opposite results!
The only explanation I can think of is that my skin can't handle high dimethicone content in humid weather. Maybe the dimethicome seals in everything and prevents the gunk from coming out; something which is fine in dry weather as it prevents my skin from drying out but is disaster in humid climates as my skin needs to breathe.
That's one less product on my shelf.
On the bright side, I can stop cursing each time Skin Boost is 2/3s empty. One of my major grouses with TBS is that the packaging for this product is so darn inefficient, a good third of the product fails to be pumped out of the bottle and ends up staying in the bottle in spite of my best efforts to scrape it all out.
Grrr. I hate wastage.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost serum retails at RM85 for 30 ml (more like 20ml since you only get to use 2/3s).