Hi everyone! Winters are here and I’m sure we all can fee the nip in the air and changing needs of our skin. Today I’m reviewing a few products from the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop. This skin care line is geared towards hydration and there are several products in here that I really like using in the winters.
Previously, I’ve talked about the Moisture Mask from this range, which continues to be a winter favorite. I also really like the Toner from this range which has a thicker consistency than most toners and feels very comforting on the skin. For the warmer months, I quite like the Aqua Boost Sorbet moisturizer, with its unique refreshing gel texture and light feel.The Face Mist is another long time favorite, and probably the first product I ever tried from the range (here’s a little throwback for you, circa 2011!). A few new products have been added recently to the range and in this post, I’ll be sharing my review on 4 of products from the range which I’ve not tried before.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser (Rs 995 for 250 ml)
The cream cleanser, as the name suggests, is a creamy cleansing lotion that comes in a generous sized packaging of 250 ml. It has a thick, creamy consistency and I like the feel of this on the skin when I’m experiencing dryness. It works well in removing light makeup, dirt, impurities etc., leaving the skin feeling cleansed and moisturized. I like to squeeze out a generous dollop of this on my fingertips and massage it well on my skin. I then wipe it off with cotton pads to lift away the dirt. Because it has a very emollient feel, I think this is best suited for people with normal to dry skin. A little note of warning though: if you have any broken skin, this seems to sting a little so I wouldn’t recommend using this on damaged skin.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion (Rs 1495 for 50 ml)
This is the latest addition to the Vitamin E family and I’m really enjoying using this currently. Emulsions are always a great texture for combination/slightly dehydrated skin types and this is no exception. It comes in a convenient pump packaging and the milky lotion provides enough nourishment to soothe and moisturize my skin. It doesn’t feel greasy but leaves a slight dewiness on the skin. It contains Wheatgerm Oil, which has the highest concentration of natural Vitamin E among natural oils. This has potent anti-oxidant benefit on the skin. In addition, it is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, which has the unique ability to absorb and hold moisture so it has a hydrating and plumping effect on the skin. It also gives adequate sun protection for day-to-day wear: SPF 30 with PA+++ protection. I would definitely recommend this as day-time moisturizer for winters.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream (Rs 995 for 15 ml)
I’ve been really religious with my eye care these past few months and my eye area looks and feels much improved. Read more about my current eye care routine here. I’ve only recently tried the Vitamin E range eye cream and while I like the texture and feel of this, its not the best option for me. On the upside, it comes in a very convenient tube with a nozzle opening (so much better than jar packaging!) and contains Wheatgerm Oil (excellent anti-oxidant benefits) and Hyaluronic Acid (hydrating, plumping effect).
In terms of texture, this has a creamy, emollient feel but sinks in with a light massage and gives a healthy, moisturized look to the under eye area. Its definitely a very rich eye cream so I’d suggest using a tiny amount to avoid getting a greasy, heavy feel. While I like the nourishing feel of this, I experienced a stinging sensation when I used this a few times. I suspect the cream got into my waterlines and one/some of the ingredients didn’t quite agree with me. For this reason, I’m not too happy with this particular product from this range.
The Body ShopVitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil (Rs 1495 for 28 ml)
I love using oils for my skin and I have tried several options from different brands. The Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-oil is absolutely fantastic for the winters, it feels nourishing, softening and recharges the skin overnight. It comes in a small bottle with a dropper, the most convenient and widely used packaging for facial oils. I like to take a few drops on my finger tips and gently pat it all over the face and neck and it sinks in easily with light, gentle strokes. I like the serum-y feel of this. I has a very light, thin consistency and doesn’t feel sticky or gloopy on the skin. Because of the light feel, I even use this in the day time sometimes if my skin is feeling very dry. You can add a few drops of this on your regular moisturizer or even your foundation or BB cream for an extra dose of nourishment.
In terms of ingredients, this is a lovely blend of oils like Wheatgerm Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and emollient glycerides. It does contain some fragrance additives so have a look at that if you have very sensitive skin. I personally love everything about this from its gentle fragrance and light, non-greasy to its ultra-nourishing effect on my skin. I even use in on my hands sometimes overnight and it makes my cuticles and nail beds look soft and plumped. Highly recommended!
Hope this review post is helpful to you! Have you tried any of these products?
Let me know your comments below.