I’ve seen all the reviews about The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream and got excited as there was a shade that I can try. London is experiencing a heatwave with temperatures rising to 32 degrees. I don’t know about you, but I can’t actually wear a full face of makeup in this heat. In fact, I’m wearing less and less makeup.

The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream SPF20 is light weight foundation that gives you an Instagram filter like glow. It comes in three shades, Bright Glow, Peachy Glow, and Warm Glow. I gave the first two shades away to my caucasian colleagues and kept the Warm Glow shade to myself.

It boasts a number of benefits such as:

  • Lightweight cream
  • Enriched with 100% organic Community Trade aloe vera & ginseng
  • Unifies skin tone & illuminates
  • Minimises the appearance of pores
  • Reduces shine
  • Provides 24 hour moisturisation with Community Trade marula oil
  • SPF20 with UVA & UVB sunscreen
  • Protects skin against future signs of ageing & dark spots

I had high expectations for this products, and feel that this product is for people with perfect skin, that want a hint of coverage. It was great for the majority of my skin, but my chin area has a high level of hyperpigmentation so I found it hard to cover up using the Warm Glow alone. The product is buildable but only to medium coverage level as you could still see my hyperpigmentation through the product.

It’s been described as a #nofilter needed coverage but to be honest I feel like I look greasy. I put my foundation over the top of it, and thought the glow would come through, but sadly it didn’t. This could be that my foundation is high coverage so stopped every ounce of the Instaglow CC Cream showing.

Overall I’d say that it’s not a must-have, but if you have good skin with no blemishes, dark spots, or hyperpigmentation and want a tiny amount of glowy coverage, then perhaps you can give this a try.

It retails for £14 online and instore at  The Body Shop.






Before: No product on my skin


After: The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream SPF20 in Warm Glow, and Fashion Fair Foundation


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