For some time now my husband and I have been attempting at reducing our weekly shopping bill and generally this is going well. We were spending £70 per week but now on a good week it is £50. We have generally done this but buying value versions rather than premium brands and also just being a bit more careful.
As I buy most of my beauty products during our weekly shop this obviously contributes. Last week whilst in Tescos I went to but my normal daily moisturiser which was £4 per bottle. I had a quick look along the shelves and noticed that Tesco Moisturiser was just £0.70! Amazing price! I thought at that price I might as well give it a go!
The bottle is quite plain, it has a flip top and the moisturiser is easy to get out. The moisturiser is cream / white and it does not have any scent. Immediately from pouring the product out I could see that it would be quite thin and it is. It is very easy to apply and run into your skin but because it is so thin you really don’t need much and with the excess have been applying a second coat on my face.
Because this product is so thin it is not very moisturising at all and my skin is left feeling very dry. This may only be 70p but next time I will be investing in a higher quality product as this does not work for me.
I've recently emarbarked on an economy drive and my moisturiser is one thing to have been lumped in that category. I'm careful about swapping skin products as my skin is naturally very dry. I know that Simple works well for my skin, especially the moisturiser. However, it is rather expensive. I came across this moisturiser in Tesco and thought that it was worth giving a go.
This moisturiser from Tesco is their own brand of cosmetics. I chose the Vitamin E moisturising lotion because it is specially for sensitive skin, which mine most certainly is! It's described as being a softening daily moisturiser, which is fragrance free. Vitamin E is supposed to be good for skin care, and helps it to keep its moisture and makes dry skin much healthier.
This moisturiser is in one of those squeezy bottles which stand on their lid, which is very useful as you don't have to precariously balance it to get the last bits out! Also, I don't have to cut the bottle open like my mum does with the brand that she uses just to get it all out! It's quite plain, and has 3 small flowers at the top of the bottle, with the description "Softening daily moisturiser" down the side under the usual Tesco logo. At the bottom is "Fragrance free vitamin E for sensitive skin". Turning it over has the list of ingredients and all the usual warnings.
Squeezing this moisturiser out of the bottle you can see that it is not too thick and is a white colour. Application of this is easy, as it rubs in well. Once you have applied this, it doesn't feel heavy which is great. I always feel like thick products are going to block up my pores and give me horrendous spots! One thing that I have found with this product is that you do have to apply regularly to maintain a moisturised feel. I apply this twice a day, once in the morning before applying foundation and once in the evening when I've taken my make up off with cleanser. I found that if I don't apply, my skin doesn't stay moisturised and can get dry. When I don't skip an application, it maintains its moisturised appearance!
This is a fragrance free product, which dry skin products generally are. Whilst it's not fragranced, I think it still has a fragrance! It smells lovely, and reminds me of baby products.
I purchased this moisturiser for 74p which is an absolute bargain, especially for 100ml. With my economy drive in mind, the price appealed to me! I brought this product while it was on offer, although I believe the regular price is £1.34, which is still very reasonable!
Overall, it's a great product. You can't expect wonders for this price, but it does what it says, just make sure you keep the routine up if you have dry skin like I do!
I go through moisturiser like there is not tomorrow and I have tried all kinds. I picked this one from Tesco mainly because of the price - needs must in the credit crunch and I was beginning to get annoyed with spending so much on branded creams and lotions. That turned out to be a huge mistake - granted not a particularly costly one, but this moisturiser does prove that you get what you pay for.
The tube is a 75ml bottle and I think it cost £1. The tube is handy sized - good for travelling and for carrying in your handbag. The squeezy tube is easy to use and the hole in the top means that you get the perfect sized amount out each time. I'm afraid this though is where the good points of the lotion end.
Firstly, it is 100% fragrance free. Whereas with other lotions this tends to mean that you are left with a nice natural smell. Not so with this one. It smells cheap and nasty. I personally think it smells like cream that has gone bad. It lingers as well, which is not good considering that I use it on my face!
The second problem with it, and probably the most important issue, is that it just doesn't do the ob that it is supposed to. I actually find that my skin feels drier after I have used it than before. When I rub it into my hands, it is OK, but then when I rub it into my face it seems to tighten my skin up instantly and it really does feel rather uncomfortable. In the interest of giving a balanced review, I persisted with it for a while to see if it softened my skin after a few uses and it did seem to. But it just wasn't worth it because the smell and tightness where unpleasant.
I definitely would not recommend this moisturising lotion; despite the price and handy bottle it is just not good and you'd be better spending a little more elsewhere.
I have used the Tesco Vitamin E facial wipes for a few years now, and I love them. They are highly effective at removing make up, while also being inexpensive. Thus, I decided to try out the moisturiser, being as it is from the same range, and also inexpensive. I bought it as a back up for if my regular moisturiser, Simple Rich Replenishing, ran out, and also to double as a cleanser. When my regular moisturiser did run out a few months ago, I resorted to using this product for the purpose it was intended, and after a week I wish I had not bothered.
The moisturiser comes in a cylindrical bottle, fashioned from white plastic. There is no recycling symbol on the label, so I assume it cannot currently be recycled. The plastic is white in appearance, and has fixed to it a peach coloured label. The text on the label is a dark red/brown in appearance, and provides a nice contrast with the peach-coloured background. On the back of the bottle is an overview of the Vitamin E range and a general description of the product. Below this is directions for use, a warning, and a list of ingredients. The bottle contains 150ml of moisturiser, and once opened should be used within twelve months. The cylindrical cap that sits on top of the bottle unscrews easily to reveal the moisturiser inside. I have found that the large hole through which the product emerges is overly large, and often too much moisturiser will come through it. The bottle is not very 'squeezy', so you must tap the end of it or shake it to release the moisturiser, and it often comes out in a big dollop.
The moisturiser itself is white in appearance, and feels unsubstantial compared to other moisturisers including my regular one. It is not too runny though, and has a mild, pleasant fragrance that reminds me a little of natural yoghurt. It is cool and untextured and will absorb fully into your skin after around ten minutes. You should avoid getting the product into your eyes, and on a few occasions I have inadvertently brought it too close to my eyes, causing them to sting. The moisturiser is demotologically tested and paraben free, as well as being pH balanced.
After using the moisturiser twice a day for three or four days I noticed that on the bridge of my nose and on my forehead I had started to develop dry patches. My forehead is prone to becoming dry anyway, and for this reason I usually slather more moisturiser in the region. The product had failed to provide ample moisturising however, and even when I applied more of it it had little effect. In the days that followed my skin felt taut and uncomfortable, and after a week I decided I could stand it no longer, and reverted to my Simple moisturiser. After several days of using this one, my dry skin cleared up completely.
At 72p a bottle, this is an inexpensive product that has a pleasant fragrance. However, while I use it to remove make up occasionally, I would never substitute it for my regular product, and nor would I recommend that others do so, either. If you have sensitive or dry skin, I would encourage you not to try this moisturiser. In this case you get what you pay for.
Tesco Moisturiser Vitamin E
**WHAT IS IT**
This is a moisturiser from Tesco which is enriched with vitamin E to help care for your skin and keep it moisturised. It will leave your skin feeling softer and smoother to touch. It should improve the overall condition of your skin. Moisturising can help stop dry skin and will help it look healthier.
Vitamin E has got several benefits for the skin it is an antioxidant which can help protect the skin from ultra violet light, pollution and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. If used regularly it could help delay the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The bottle the cream comes in is very simple, it's a plastic white bottle with a screw off lid. The label on the front has the Tesco logo on it which is a peachy orange colour. It says on the front that it is a moisturiser in dark blue. On the back it gives you details about the product in dark blue.
The bottle isn't very large so it's easy to carry with you and it is hardwearing so it would withstand being dropped. It also is waterproof however if the label gets too wet it will stain and eventually peel off but it is still reasonably waterproof. If the label got splashed by accident it would do it not harm.
The only bad thing I can say about the bottle is that you will have to clean around the top of the lid constantly as the cream will gather around it. Also as there is a large opening where the moisturiser comes out I find quite often I am getting too much moisturiser out by accident so it gets wasted.
Aqua, Paraffin Liquidum, Glycerin, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Sterate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Parfum, Cabomer, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparabean, Ethylparabean, Butylparabean, Propylparabean, Isobutylparabean, Imidazdidinyl Urea, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydrocycitronellal, Umonene, Hydroxyisophexyl 3-Cyclohexene, Carboxaldehyde.
That is a lot of ingredients for one cream and to be honest I am not sure what any of them are but it would be used if you allergic to any of the ingredients.
Vitamin E is included in the ingredients and this is beneficial for the skin. It does claim in the bottle that it is suitable for all skin types and it is dermatologically tested. I have dry patchy skin that is also oily and I find that this moisturiser works well and aggress with my skin.
The moisturiser itself is white and not overly thick in constancy so it glides onto your face easily. It's not sticky however after you use it you will need to wash your hands as it will make them feel greasy. Once on the skin it makes it feel refreshed and you no longer see the cream.
How to use: - I always wash my hands before getting the cream out of the bottle. You use this cream on a daily basis for best results as part of your skin care regime. If you are like me you don't have time to do this every day just try and use it as often as you can. Depending on how dry your skin is you take a small blob (or a large one if needed) of the moisturiser and massage it into your face and neck until it has absorbed. When massaging use gentle upward movements. Make sure you avoid contact with your eyes as it may sting them. If you do get any in your eyes rinse with clean cold water to flush out the cream.
I quite like the smell of this moisturiser as it is a fresh smell and it is not overly strong so you feel good once it is put on your face.
**MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE**
I like this moisturiser as it is very affordable costing around 70p so it makes it excellent value for money. I find it has a pleasant smell which doesn't linger on as I hate when products are very perfumed and you constantly smell it.
I have problem skin as it is very greasy (which means I tend to get spots like a teenager if I used some moisturisers) but not with this one. As I have sensitive skin I get dry patches (mostly in the winter or colder weather but not always) and I find this moisturiser helps reduce this problem making my skin seem more even and softer. I am very pleased with the results and would recommend that anyone should try this product.
My usual moisturisers cost around £15 for 30ml but since I lost my job and became a poor student they are no longer an option.
Two weeks ago I used the last of my supply of 'the posh stuff' so I headed to Tesco to source a cheaper alternative.
I saw many creams at various prices and spent around 5 mins trying to figure out what to try. Then I noticed Tesco's very own moisturiser.... at 72p per 150 ml..... What????? Is it even possible to make a cream that cheap?
It claimed to contain Vitamin E and be suitable for all skin types so couldn't be that bad. I thought that it was worth a try at that price as I wouldn't lose much if it was awful.
The moisturiser claims to 'leave your skin soft and smooth'.... and it does!
When I opened the bottle I noticed that it had quite a nice smell; I can't really put my finger on it but it smells a bit like bubble bath!
It is also very thin cream, which made me wonder how effective it would be. Despite it's texture, it is a very soft and creamy lotion (definitely more of a lotion than a cream) and does really moisturise the skin.
It doesn't really do anything for the skin though. It does soften, which is what a moisturiser should do, but it doesn't really have any benefits and doesn't improve your skin in any way.
At 72p, you get what you pay for. If you are just after a simple moisturiser to apply after cleansing then this is the one for you. If you want a decent cream that will work wonders for your skin then move on swiftly.
I would use this cream again, it would not be my first choice but it 'does what it says on the tin' and is excellent value for money.
Some of the other moisturisers I've tried take a while to sink in so are not suitable for the morning rush to get ready, but this one sinks in really quickly so I will continue to use it in the morning but use another moisturiser at night when I have more time.
I would advise you to try it. It may work wonders for you, but even if it doesn't it is handy to have on standby in case you run out, or simply don't have time to wait for your usual cream to sink in beofre applying your make-up.
I've been using this range of moisturisers for about a year now. The packaging is very basic being white or clear plastic tubes or pots with a fairly standard stick on label. This is however, the only sign that this is a budget product.
The actual moisturiser inside the pots is in my opinion of a very good quality. Both the night and day cream are a lovely creamy consistancy and they rub into my skin smoothly and easily. You can tell straight away though that the skin has been moisturised as it instantly feels smooth and hydrated. There is no sticky residue at all. Often with more expensive brands I've found that there can be a sticky thin layer of cream on the skin where it doesn't seem to have soaked in but this just doesn't happen with this product.
The price is a real bargin at less than £1 a tub. They also do toners, cleansers and facial liquid soap again at bargin prices but with good quality products.
The range does not have much of a perfume or colour but having sensitive skin I much prefer that.
I intend to carry on using it and at the bargin price I can afford to slap as much on as I want and as often as I want.
Being on the lookout for bargain beauty products I like trying the cheap and cheerful range in the shops occasionally and some of the 'no frills' skin care products have been quite surprising. Tesco's Vitamin E Day Cream is one of those surprisingly good moisturisers that has surpassed all expectation.
I came across it when shopping for holiday essentials and wanting a basic moisturiser in a smallish tub that I wouldn't be bothered about slapping on in great quantities after a dip in the pool.
I was suffering a bit from a recent flare up of eczema so I was careful about using anything that was over perfumed or coloured in case it irritated my skin even more.
The cream costs an amazing 95p and comes in a 50ml tub (also ideal for carrying in your hand luggage on a flight). The tub is a very basic clear plastic tub and the lid is white. There is a circular label on the top of the lid, which has a little E in a peach coloured circle. It tells you that the cream contains coenzyme Q10 and has been dermatologically tested. There is also a label on the bottom which gives you all the ingredients in the cream.
The cream itself is white and doesn't really smell of much, sort of like clean laundry is the closest description I can think of. It has a decent consistency, not too runny, and is easily applied to the skin with minimal effort. It soaks in very quickly and doesn't leave too much of a greasy residue behind.
My skin felt instantly smoother, softer and moisturised after the first application and it maintained its moisture level for an impressive amount of time. Even after I applied my makeup over the top, my skin still felt moisturised and smooth.
Usually when you buy basic products your skin will dry out again fairly soon afterwards, but this certainly isn't the case here.
The smell did fade quite quickly but it really helped to sooth my sore skin, even to the point where I substituted this cream over my normal emollient. It had much quicker and more impressive results than anything else I've used. Needless to say I have a stock of this in the drawer and continue to use it to keep the dryness at bay.
They also have a Night Cream version for the same price which is a great cheap hand cream and also has the same soothing properties at the Day Cream only in a slightly heavier consistency.
The other bonus is that the stickers are removable and the pots make great little travel containers for jewellery and/or other products you want to decant for short trips (thinking of my 'green' credentials here!!).
I regularly buy the other products in this range such as the hand cream which I keep on my desk at work (and don't mind people borrowing as it only costs 77p) and the facial wipes which I keep in the car and can throw in my overnight bag which costs only 77p and remove every trace of my post party makeup, even the mascara!
These are utterly brilliant and I wonder...if they can get it so right for such a small price, where are some of the other companies going wrong??