Beauty

The Ultimate Routine To Reveal Your Radiance

It’s time to get glowing.

By ELLE + The Body Shop
It's our favourite glow-inducing skincare step: Vitamin C.
A favourite of beauty lovers the world over, the active ingredient encourages brighter, more even-toned skin, by neutralising free radicals, aiding our skin's natural regeneration process and helping our body repair dead and damaged skin cells.
In short? It's a radiance revolution for your skin.
While the antioxidant's powers are well documented, it's important to ensure you're using the ingredient correctly, to get maximum results (and maximum glow) for your skin.
Here, we talk you through the ultimate routine to reveal your radiance with The Body Shop's glowed-up Vitamin C range, so your glow on the outside can match the one within.

Get Ready To Glow: The Morning

For best results, Vitamin C products should be applied directly to clean skin, to ensure the active ingredient has the best chance to be fully absorbed by the skin (and work its magic) without being blocked by dirt, oil or leftover product.
Start the skincare routine with The Body Shop's Vitamin C Daily Glow Cleansing Polish (enriched with natural origin Vitamin C, organic aloe vera and jojoba micro breads) to gently buff away dead skin cells and remove daily grime to reveal noticeably smoother, softer and more radiant-looking skin.
The superstar of your Vitamin C routine: The Body Shop's Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum, 30mL, $52.
Then, massage a few drops of the brand new Vitamin C Glow Revealing Serum into your freshly-cleansed skin. A superhero that helps achieve the ultimate dewy complexion, the formula contains 10 per cent natural-origin Vitamin C, The Body Shop's highest concentration yet.
The serum is made with 92 per cent ingredients of natural origin, and harnesses the power of the camu camu berry, which, while tiny, is packed full of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It's also enriched with bakuchiol, known as nature's answer to retinol, with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to heal, calm and soothe skin.
The serum makes dull skin a thing of the past, with an average of 33 per cent increase in radiance in eight weeks*. Consider it the superstar of your radiance-revealing routine, with 86 per cent of women who tried the serum noticing their skin's natural glow was improved after eight weeks of use^.
For best results (and for a little extra Vitamin C va-va-voom) follow with the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser. Infused with camu camu berry extract, it offers 24-hour moisturisation, instantly pepping your skin and leaving it smoother, softer and visibly less dull (and more radiant!).
Simply scoop a pea-sized amount onto fingertips and gently massage onto your face and neck in gentle upward motions. Give it a few minutes to soak in before adding an SPF and starting your day.

Radiance While You Rest: At Night

While most Vitamin C products work best when applied in the morning (so your skin can be shielded from damaging pollutants and UV light while you get on with your day), you can also give your skin a well-deserved boost of the antioxidant while you sleep.
The Body Shop's Vitamin C Overnight Glow Revealing Mask helps to tackle the appearance of uneven skin while you rest, so you wake with new, improved and radiant-looking skin.
Boost your radiance by using products that contain Vitamin C as part of your evening skincare routine, too.
Enriched with Vitamin C, the brightening mask also contains lactic acid, a chemical exfoliant that helps resurface the skin, and papaya extract, to help remove dead skin cells that can clog up pores. Simply apply in a thin layer onto clean, dry skin, leave overnight and wash off once you wake.
There may be a slight tingling sensation as the active ingredients get to work, but you'll wake with a new and improved radiance, all while tackling uneven pigmentation and dark spots. And be sure to smooth on your SPF in the morning to further protect your skin.

Lit From Within: During The Day

Thanks to the rise of 'skinification', we want more from our makeup. Enter: The Body Shop's Vitamin C Concealer, which banishes dark circles and blemishes, all while offering a radiance-boosting dose of antioxidants.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Concealer, $30.
Available in 20 shades, the formula blends seamlessly into skin (for best results, lightly blend with your fingertips to your under-eye area or wherever else needs a coverage boost), targeting uneven skin tone and dark circles.
A concealer that also works to leave our complexion looking more radiant? Now that's a glow-up.
Brought to you by The Body Shop.
Discover your own radiance-revealing routine with The Body Shop's Vitamin C range. Perfect to take you from day to night, the expert range is formulated to target the appearance of dull, even skin texture and tone, for glowing and more radiant-looking skin.
* Clinical trial results over an 8-week period: 22 women aged 47-65.
^ User trial results over an 8-week period: 112 women aged 25-45.