Product Type: Superdrug Body Care
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Great Moisturiser + Best Value for Money
Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream
Member Name: luckyarchers
Superdrug Vitamin E All Over Body Cream
Date: 15/02/12, updated on 02/11/13 (267 review reads)
Advantages: Great quality, versatile product at bargain price.
Disadvantages: Not security sealed.
== The Superdrug Claim ==
"Give your skin an intensive hydrating treat every day with this all over body cream that's rich in naturally soured Vitamin E. Non-greasy and easily absorbed, it will moisturise, soften and smooth your skin to leave it feeling refreshed and looking radiant. Our naturally sourced vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which revitalises and protects the skin, helping to combat the damaging effects of the environment and prevent premature ageing."
== The Special Offer ==
I first bought Superdrug's Vitamin E All Over Body Cream when it was on extra special offer. It was on offer to all shoppers for half price, plus I had a voucher for 25% off Superdrug's Own Brands, which I could use at the same time. So instead of the reasonable full price of £2.99, I paid the even more reasonable price of £1.12 for a large 475 ml tub.
All can get this money off voucher by spending more than £10 on your previous visit, filling in an on-line survey about your experience, and making a note of the reference at the end. The instructions are on the back of their receipts. When you spend another £10 you can get 25% off own brand, or 10% off branded goods. It must be used within one month, so I generally spend £10-£15 a month in my local Superdrug, where I can find lots of essential everyday products, as well as more luxurious ones for gifts.
I didn't have especially high hopes for this cream, but thought it would nevertheless get used up during the harsh winter months. I turned out to be pleasantly surprised.
== Advantages ==
FRAGRANCE It has a light pleasant smell of coconut oil, which is one of the ingredients. I have experienced creams with a heavier, artificial, coconut smell in the past, but prefer this lighter fragrance, which I believe comes from the natural ingredient.
TEXTURE In the tub, the texture looked quite "gloopy" compared to other creams that I have used, but I was pleased that it isn't this consistency when on my skin, and it sinks in quickly, provided I use no more than I need. My skin then feels soft and smooth.
HANDS As my hands use the most amount of moisturiser, needing reapplication often whichever brand I use, due to the need to wash them regularly, this is where I used it first. Most of the time, I only use a modest amount on my hands, so that it soaks in very quickly. However, before settling down for the night, I use extra so that the nourishment can soak in deep, for the most benefit.
BODY As I was pleased with the benefits to my hands, I used in on all parts of my body that needed moisturising, using more on extra dry areas like my feet, and am equally pleased with the results.
FACE I usually use an anti-aging cream on my face, but do occasionally use this. For example, when I have eaten a messy meal, and have quickly rinsed my face downstairs, when my specialist face cream is upstairs, I find this works well until my regular twice daily cleansing/moisturising regime is due. It is on my face that the subtle "radiant" look is most noticeable.
CRUALTY FREE The tub says that Superdrug is against animal testing, and the cream has the BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) Approved symbol on the tub. The symbol looks like a leaping rabbit. Superdrug have had BUAV approval on all their own brand cosmetics and toiletries since February 2010.
== The One Disadvantage ==
I can find only one possible disadvantage to this cream. The fact that there is no security seal to this product is a drawback as customers can't be sure others have not tried it and then put it back on the shelf. Therefore, before I buy, I look to make sure there are no obvious "foreign bodies" in the tub before I put it in my basket.
Sadly, this lack of security sealing is not uncommon in creams of this sort, whoever sells them. However, I would prefer to pay a few pence more to have some sort of foil or plastic seal.
== RECOMMENDATION ==
I don't pretend to fully understand the science behind Superdrug's claims for this cream, but I do know that is leaves my skin soft and smooth, both visibly and to the touch. The subtle smell of coconut, I believe, makes it suitable for the whole family.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this cream, as I think it is a great value for money own brand moisturiser, in terms of quality, versatility and price.
UPDATE 28 DEC 2012
Sadyly the extra 10% discount for filling in a survey is not currently available.
All the rest of the information is still relevant.
Summary: My best value for money, bargain priced, versatile moisturiser.
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