The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream SPF 20 is described on the site as below:
Our Instaglow CC Cream SPF 20 PA+++ goes beyond a CC cream, it will revive your skin with a healthy-looking glow. This multi-tasking formula illuminates, minimises the appearance of pores, reduces shine and moisturises for 24H – making it a great pre-foundation primer. Non comedogenic and dermatologically tested it’s suitable for all skin types.
•SPF 20 PA+++
•Choose from 3 shades
•Minimises the appearance of pores
•24 hour moisture
Apply before foundation or wear alone.
This cream retails for PKR. 3490 (I believe this is the price, I am not 100% sure what the tag in the shop said; sorry!) and you get 25 ml of product. It is available in three shades: Bright Glow (for light skin), Peachy Glow (for light to medium skin), and Warm Glow (for Dark Skin).
In the US, it retails for $22.
I have the former two shades.
- These Body Shop Instaglow CC Creams creams contain an SPF of 20.
- Despite The Body Shop stating that these are for certain skin tones, I find Bright Glow to be a wonderful brightening base on my tan skin. It washes my skin with a subtle, healthy glow which is great for no-makeup days.
- Both creams give my skin a radiant look, though Bright Glow gives a more dewy one.
- Both Bright Glow and Peachy Glow are great primers, and I find my makeup lasts longer and creases less when worn over The Body Shop Instaglow CC Creams.
- Worn alone, they last for about 5 – 6 hours before “slipping” a little, and worn under makeup, they make my makeup look fresh for 1 – 2 hours longer than it does without these creams.
- Despite my dry skin, these creams give me some amount of moisture, which is great in warmer weather.
- They do not have an oily base; in fact they feel like a silky “layer” of product when applied, so they would be good for oily skin, too.
- 25 ml is a good amount of product.
- While Bright Glow actually does brighten up my face, Peachy Glow really does nothing in the way of correcting my skin; in fact it looks a bit orange on me.
- They do not sink into the skin; when I wash my face I can actually feel these creams coming off.
- I think PKR. 3490 (or $22) is a bit much for a product that is not much more than a good primer.
Do I recommend The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream SPF 20?
I really liked Bright Glow as a brightening, glowy primer. I would recommend this to people of all skin tones, as I felt this didn’t give me a “white cast”; rather it imparted more of a luminous veil to the skin.
If you have normal/oily/dry skin, and are looking for a good primer on no-makeup days or to wear under makeup for making it last longer, Bright Glow is a good (albeit a little pricey) option.
The Body Shop US (in stores and online) and The Body Shop Pakistan.