This is a part of a three-step program for sensitive skin.
Using the cleanser and toner this is the third step in the treatment that if used regularly you will see an impact on skin that is easily irritated or dry.
This is a small pot and to be honest you don't need a lot, I used maybe the size of a 50 pence piece and it stretches out really well.
This can be used quite soon after using the second step of the toner and it absorbs beautifully into the skin.
This is dermatologically tested, no alcohol and fragrance free, my skin felt so light and airy and cleansed.
I would highly recommend this product for those with sensitive skin.
All day my skin felt comfortable, no reactions were caused and I didn't even want to put on any makeup to spoil the treatment I just wanted my skin to absorb the benefit of this aloe vera.
Highyl recommend this product or three-step treatment.
The body shop is one of my favourite cosmetic shops, their products are natural, reliable and when you're clever enough to check their website regularly for deals.. good value! I used to avoid using their stuff because it always seemed so expensive but I have their app installed and regularly find fantastic deals such as 50% off orders. Before I apply my foundation I like to have some moisturiser on, but I couldn't find one that absorbed into my skin and didn't make my skin feel greasy.
The body shop promises: This dermatologically tested daily moisturiser hydrates skin that needs more gentle care.
Leaves skin soft and smooth
Fragrance, colour and alcohol-free
No added preservatives
For a 15ml pot I paid £4, the pot is quite small but for the past 6 weeks I've been using this and I'm about 3 quarters of the way through. The pot is a soothing mint green colour which gives the impression of a gentle moisturiser, packaging for the body shop is incredibly basic yet effective! There isn't much that grabs your eye however I actually quite like the simplicity of their packaging. It is a dip pot which is one of my pet hates as it's a breeding ground for germs, and I always make sure I clean my hands before use to make sure I'm not transferring bacteria onto my face. The pot is very compact and easy to carry around with you in your handbag or even your coat pocket for those long journeys home from work when your skin might need a little boost.
There isn't any scent to this product which is comforting, especially since I bought this with the intention of using something that wasn't full of the usual junk that comes with a moisturiser. My skin often flares up at this time of year with the cold winds and central heating, and I tend to have either greasy and spotty or dry and flaky skin. The consistency feels a little like a thin body butter and is easy transferred from the pot onto my skin, it smooths on easily and a little definitely goes a long way. I tend to use this when I'm on nightshift on the ward, the central heating really dries out my skin and along with tiredness I need something to give my skin a little boost and also I find it very comforting rubbing this into my skin as it feels soothing.
I've noticed a difference in my skin since I've started using this, it smooths on easily enough and absorbs quickly leaving my skin feeling refreshed and soft. The fact that it isn't full of junk really benefits my skin and at times feels like a drink of water for my face! I use it before I put on my make up and it works well with my foundation, caring for my skin under make up and allowing my skin to breathe.
I would recommend this product to anyone with sensitive skin or for a little extra between day and night cream. I've dried different moisturisers to use during the day and found them too thick or greasy and that they actually irritate my skin more. I can use this product at any time of the day; for a little moisture on the train home, waking my skin up during the night shift or as part of the beauty regime. It's one of The Body Shop's cheapest facial moisturisers and although it doesn't come with any fancy bells and whistles or promises great things, it definitely does the job and soothes my skin at this harsh time of year.
I bought this item along with the matching night cream when the Body Shop were running one of there special online offers. I had the 15ml small tub that costs £4.00 but worked out slightly cheaper for me.
The little tub itself is very handy for a travel size. Although you can't recycle it I have found it ideal to fill with other lotions (currently my hand cream) and keep it in my hand bag.
The day cream its self is quite watery in texture and I didn't think it was that great at moisturising. A shame because I loved the night version! Its absorbed quickly which is good when your waiting to apply makeup and it feels very refreshing and awakening. The smell was slightly odd at first but once I got used to it I quite liked it. I also liked the fact that the tiny pot lasted a decent amount of time. Because it is quite watery a little bit goes a long way. It lasted twice as long as the night time pot I had of the same size.
Overall I would give this cream 6/10. Its a reasonable price and last a decent amount of time. It felt nice to apply - very cool. The only downside was I don't think it made me look any different. There was no radience added to my skin - a must have for my early mornings!
I enjoy buying products from The Body Shop and have tried a number of their skincare products. Recently I purchased a set of miniatures made up of products from the Aloe skincare range. The Aloe range is designed for sensitive skin and, as the name suggests, contains aloe vera, known to hydrate and soothe skin. This review will discuss the Aloe Soothing Day Cream.
***Price and Availability***
The cream costs £9 for a 50ml tub and a 15ml tub is also available as part of the set of miniatures. It is only available from The Body Shop, either in-store or online.
The product comes in a screw-top tub meaning that it is easy to get every last scrap of product out. The label is white and green to fit in with the other products in the range, and the aloe plant itself - a picture of the plant is present on the packaging. The miniature and full-size tubs are identical in design.
The aloe vera used by the Body Shop is grown without pesticides and is harvested, washed and processed by hand, without using preservatives. It is part of the brand's Community Trade range of ingredients, which means it is grown in a sustainable way and helps to provide an essential income for farmers in Guatemala, as well as assisting with materials for schools. Aloe vera gel is the first ingredient listed, suggesting it is present in the greatest quantities. Community Fair Trade sesame oil, which is moisturising, is also present.
This Day Cream is dermatologically tested with no added preservatives, fragrance, colour or alcohol. It offers gentle hydration to sensitive skin and is designed to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
***Use of the Product***
I applied this moisturiser in the morning after using a face wash. The cream has a thick consistency and is white in colour with no discernible scent. I found it easy to apply: I used a small amount, rubbed it in gently with my fingertips and waited for it to sink in, which didn't take long at all. My skin experienced no irritation and instead felt soft and soothed. The product provided a good base for makeup and kept my skin feeling soft and looking radiant all day. It was clearly nourishing my skin. My small tub lasted nearly a month, as so little was needed at any one time.
The only negative thing was that I started to get the odd spot while using this product. I am not sure if it was the day cream or the night cream (which was a lot thicker) that caused the problem. I originally thought it was the face mask I was using at the same time, but after spending a week at home during which time I used the face mask, but not either of the moisturisers, and didn't get any spots, I came to the conclusion that it must be one of these two products. It might be too much for my combination skin, but would probably suit drier skin. This is strange in a way as I didn't get any spots when using the Vitamin E range, which actually moisturised my skin even more.
It's also worth noting that this day cream does not contain SPF. This is common in moisturisers but a bit of a shame especially as it is designed for sensitive skin, which needs extra protection from the sun.
This is a lovely day cream which feels light and soothing on the skin. It would probably suit drier or more sensitive skin. However it did seem to give me spots which would put me off buying it again - I don't recommend it for combination skin.
I recently wrote a review of the Aloe Night Cream from The Bodyshop which I got as part of a giftset. Also in that gift bag is the Aloe Soothing Day Cream. It's also a smaller 15ml version but you can also get the cream in a larger 50ml size. Thankfully the smaller version is available to purchase on it's own rather than only available in the gift set. If you want to go for the bigger version you'll be looking at cost of £11 rather than £4 for the little tub.
The cream comes in a small plastic tub which unfortunately is not recyclable in my local area. The tub is small enough to comfortabley be carried around in a handbag or even in a pocket should you want to re-moisturise during a long trip, for example. The tub has a screw off lid which twists off anti-clockwise. It's very easy to remove and is also tight and secure when closed.
On my small 15ml pot the full ingredients can be accessed by peeling back the label on the top of the lid. This can be tricky unless you have long fingernails! There isn't too much other information about the product on the actual label but it does state that the cream is "gentle, soothing [and] calming". It is also marked as being for sensitive skin. I would not particularly describe my skin type as sensitive although I do sometimes have a reaction to soaps and facial liquid soaps which makes my skin go red. I also like the idea that the cream is mild and gentle to skin.
The cream is white in colour and is a little more sloppy and wetter than the matching night cream. It moves around the pot whichever way you hold the pot so it can coagulate in the lid. It's easy to transfer the cream onto fingertips as the cream seems to magnetise itself to your skin when you touch it, leaving wispy trails where it detaches from the main dollop.
The cream is very soft and greasy and when I rub this in to my face and neck it feels like it is going to stay wet and not absorb very well. Leaving it a few moments after applying to the hotspots allows it to absorb into the skin though. After it's absorbed I can really feel the difference in the texture of my skin. The cream has dramatic moisturising qualities. However, this cream is similar to the night cream in that it doesn't make your skin appear much healthier, as some moisturisers can. My skin doesn't really look any different after applying. The cream makes my skin feel good though as it has a soothing sensation. It's not a cooling sensation as such but rather more like you are putting your face into a bed of dove feathers! The cream is useful in instantly being able to calm an inflamed area.
Although the cream is suitable as a base for make-up it contains no SPF protection so I am not keen to use this cream on very sunny days. It is great for using on it's own when I don't want to wear any make-up such as during exercise though. It also feels thick and protective enough to use for times like when I go swimming.
The cream has a rather strange and sour fragrance which may not be to everyone's liking. It smells 'natural' like wet tea leaves or a muddy puddle and it's not particularly feminine or cosmetically pleasing. I have found myself getting used to the fragrance and enduring it rather than enjoying or appreciating it!
Ultimately this is a decent and effective day cream however I have used lots of day creams and I would not rank this one as highly as other creams. Things like price, fragrance and suitability for everyday use (sunshine or rain) make me less enamoured with this day cream. I'd probably suggest opting for this only if you have very sensitive skin or if you are a staunch supporter of the Bodyshop's Fairtrade promises and no animal testing policies.
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I recently received a discount code which allowed me to get a nice 40% off The Body Shop products. I took advantage of this and ordered myself a few products from their Aloe skincare range. I suffer with very sensitive skin on my face and neck and, as the Aloe range is the range suited for such skin types, I opted for this one.
This day cream is available in The Body Shop stores as well as on their website and costs £9 for a 50ml tub which, compared to what other companies charge for a day cream, isn't too bad of a price. The cream comes in a circular pot which is very pale green in colour with a semi opaque screw on lid. The tube contains the usual green The Body Shop logo as well as the product name and short product description. The packaging is quite simple and natural looking which I feel represents this day cream well.
As this product is targeted at sensitive skin it is alcohol, fragrance and colour free. The Aloe Vera used in this cream is organic and fairtrade and the product is not tested on animals. All good things in my books! The cream is white in colour and has a nice consistency, not too thick and not too thin. It has a very mild aloe vera scent to it which I find to be quite pleasant, very natural and delicate. There are no added preservatives in this cream so it doesn't strip my face of the things that should be there leaving it looking and feeling healthy.
To apply this day cream I like to use a cotton face pad although using your finger tips works just as well. My skin absorbs this cream easily and quickly and it doesn't leave any white residue which is tricky and time consuming to fully rub in. Only a little of the product is needed so you don't need to replace the pot every month which saves a bit of money. The after effects of this day cream are mostly good. My skin is left feeling smooth, soft and soothed. It also feels and looks hydrated which is the main thing in my opinion, I cannot bare dry skin particularly on my face!
The only downside to this day cream is, for about half an hour, I find it leaves my skin looking very shiny. This shine does disappear after a short amount of time but, before then, it kind of looks like I suffer with really greasy skin which obviously isn't a nice look. Of course, applying a bit of foundation will combat this problem but I only tend to wear make-up when I'm going out - I'm not the type to spend an hour in front of the mirror when I'm just going to work. I want to cleanse, tone and moisturise and be out of the door. The benefits of this day cream by far outweigh this slight negative, however, and it doesn't put me off using this product.
All in all, a really nice lightweight day cream that leaves me skin feeling soft and hydrated. I will definitely use again and recommend it to anyone else who suffers from sensitive and/or dry skin.
The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day cream is a moisturiser for people with sensitive skin and is a lighter version of their Aloe Soothing Moisture Cream. The pot is a 50ml plastic one with a screw on lid. The lighter consistency of this moisturiser absorbs well and is ideal for applying in the morning as it soaks in well without having to wait ages before putting make up on over the top. This product leaves skin feeling moisturised without feeling heavy or sticky and as it is a Body Shop item you can rest assured that it has not been tested on animals. The labels are easy to remove so the pot can be reused once it's empty, another plus for people who like to do their bit for the planet. There are also plenty of other products in the Aloe range so you can create a regime to suit you.
I used to use The Body Shop tea tree range as a teenager, but as I got older didn't need to and haven't purchased anything for years. However following an unintentional facial chemical peel caused by a dreadful allergic reaction to some facial cream prescribed by the doctor, I needed something gentle, yet effective and just decided to call into The Body Shop knowing that they still used natural ingredients. I spotted the aloe range and knowing it to be a soothing remedy decided to give it a go. The Aloe Soothing Cream is priced at £9.00 and has been a absolute gem of a find (along with the facial wash foam and night moisturiser). The allergic reaction I had caused me to shed like a snake and nothing was helping the dryness, but this pretty much sorted it. It is light, non greasy, has no fragrance, is silky smooth to use and is a great base for foundation. I would totally recommend this to anyone who has sensitive skin, or infact to anyone who wants a quality face cream at not too high a price. My skin hasn't been as good in a long time, it maybe because I've lost a few layers of skin, but I am certain that this moisturiser has assisted and will be a loyal user from here on in.
Like most women, I have a very particular type of skin, in my case mine is very sensitive, but also very dry with a terrubly oily T-zone, yes I think that's all, I've tried practicly every skin care range from Bodyshop, this was actually my favourite, but the smell is very bland and because its so light, i actually don't think it ads much to my skin, it does not make it shiny or anythings its just a plane and simple mosturiser, so for the maintanainace of your skin is great, also, It does not have any artificial products like the other mosturisers from body shop. I actually only use moisturisers during the day rather then overnight as I don't like using night creams, and its nice to sleep with your face clean and light. I definetly recomend this product. By the way, the toner of this range is great.
Continuing with my reviews of The Body Shop products, this is another great product - Aloe Soothing Day Cream.
As this is another member of the Aloe Vera collection, it has the trademark pale green colours on the packaging. The actual container itself is a small green plastic tub with a screw on/off lid. There is also a small plastic cover over the moisturiser when you buy it, however I found this a bit fussy to keep taking off and therefore put this in the bin - after I had taken all the cream off it!
On the plastic tub there is a white label with all the necessary information on and pale green colouring, it also informs you of all the main ingredients.
The actual product itself is a moisturiser cream, whilst they recommend you use it twice a day I have found that once in the morning is plenty to keep my skin hydrated.
The cream contains three main ingredients all of which claim to hold soothing and hydrating properties, these ingredients are Aloe Vera, Sesame Oil and Oat Extract. The oat extract claims to also help reduce redness and prevent rashes - which I confirm does work. I am very prone to having blotchy skin, but since using a variety of The Body Shop products (including this one) I have not experienced these outbursts.
Every morning I put a small dap of the moisturiser on my face and neck and the one thing I have noticed with this is that a little bit really does go a long way - so whilst the pot may seem very small for the price it does last a long time.
The main problem I have had in the past with moisturisers is that I often feel it leaves my skin greasy, however with this it is the complete opposite. My skin feels smooth and sticky-free. It's a perfect base to put on under my make without leaving me shiny faced.
My skin is always left glowing when using this moisturiser and I often receive compliments on my complexion when wearing it - although I do believe this is a result of the various Body Shop products I use on my face.
When I bought this, it was a 50ml tub at around £8.50, however The Body Shop do seem to have some special offers on at the moment and when I checked their website it was priced at £7.04.
This might still seem a bit pricey but it is a great quality item, especially for those who struggle to find facial products that don't cause reactions to their skin.
When I buy these products I do tend to try and buy them in a set as they often do work out cheaper, but obviously the offers are forever changing.
Overall, as with most Body Shop products it is a bit on the pricey side, but in my opinion definitely worth the extra money - as the alternatives leave me with blotchy and dry skin (not a good look!).
From: The Body Shop
For: Soothing moisturisation and protection from irritants for sensitive skins
The packaging is a simple plastic tub with a clean but high quality feel to it. It has a screw off lid which is really easy to open but fastens nice and tightly so you can easily take it travelling with you. The only problem I have with the packaging is that I really prefer a bottle or tube as they're just more hygienic than dipping your fingers in a pot.
It's quite a light cream with a smooth consistency and a fresh aloe scent to it. It feels soothing and cooling on the skin and sinks in really quickly. You don't need to use much at a time so even though you only get 50ml in the pot it does last a long time.
It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, but I don't think it moisturises as effectively as others I've used. It's really gentle on the skin and it doesn't cause any irritation, but at the same time I don't think it protects my sensitive skin from irritations, and it doesn't make a difference to the dry areas of skin which need a lot of care.
I think this would be great for people with sensitive skin and no dryness who find they can't use other products, but for anyone who needs more than just a basic level of moisturisation it certainly won't be worth the money.
All in all I think this is a pretty average moisturiser.
Thumbs in the middle from me.
Aloe Soothing Day Cream, from the Body Shop, is currently £7.04 for 50ml and usually costs £8.80. Sometimes, it also comes in a small 15 ml tub, as a freebie with other products when you spend over a certain amount in store. It is suitable for sensitive skin and for use on the face and neck during the day time to moisturise the skin, keep it "soft and supple" and protect your skin from irritants.
The packaging is very similar to that of the night version of this product: The tub is light green in colour, with a clear screw-top lid. The text on the labels is green, while the labels are a green/white colour. Even though this packaging is quite plain, it is still eye-catching and attractive.
The product is simple to use: in the morning, after cleansing, apply to face and neck. It feels great on the skin and does leave it feeling "smooth and supple" as it claims, as well as very moisturised. It isn't greasy and doesn't cause outbreaks of spots, so obviously doesn't clog pores. The product doesn't really have a fragrance. Nothing has irritated the skin on my face whilst using this product, so its claim to protect your skin from irritants seems to be true. I find it goes very well with the night version of this product.
Even though the pot is only 50ml, the consistency of the cream is quite thick, so you don't have to use much of the product each application and it makes the pot last a long time.
This product contains natural ingredients: Community Trade aloe vera gel (to moisturise), sesame oil (also to moisturise, plus to strengthen the skin's natural defences) and oat extract (to minimise the signs of sensitive skin, as well as being an antioxidant). This means not only is it great for your skin, it's also good for workers as it contains a Community Trade product. As it is a Body Shop product, it has not been tested on animals.
In conclusion, this is a good product which does what it claims to. I would recommend it, especially to be used with the night soothing cream as well, as it moistures skin very well and succeeds in stopping irritation. Even though it is slightly expensive, it is of a high enough quality to warrant this.
I am quite fickle when it comes to beauty products and only a few are repeat purchases. The Aloe day cream is suitable for sensitive skin so I was pleased when I received a small pot of it with a recent Body Shop order.
The day cream, otherwise known as a moisturiser comes packaged in a pot with a screw top lid. It co-ordinates well with the green from the aloe plant, and is subtly designed with a couple of aloe leaves on the label.
The whole aura surrounding this product boasts simple and natural. The cream is almost pure white and looks very fresh. There isn't a string smell to the cream, more of a subtle aroma, which resembles other moisturisers with no distinct "flavour".
This cream comes as a part of two products if you choose to buy the night cream as well. The day cream is obviously designed to use during the day and is lighter than the night cream.
The consistency is quite loose but it's not a liquid. I found you didn't need a lot on your fingers to get a good coverage on your face.
The cream does absorb quickly, but I did notice that if you apply to a wet face or too soon after cleansing then it sits on the surface rather than absorbing, so worth noting to make sure your face is completely dry before applying.
I try to use this cream on a daily basis, and I have seen that even my little pot has lasted me ages, so a large pot of the cream would be a good investment at £9.00 for 50ml. I was glad though that I had a smaller pot to start with as if it didn't suit my face then it does turn out to be an expensive mistake.
After a few weeks of continuous use, I haven't noticed a remarkable change in my skin which was a shame as when I was using it with the night cream, my skin was looking much healthier. The results were obviously down to using the two creams together or perhaps the night cream on its own. The one good thing this cream has going for it, is that it doesn't make the dry patches on my skin just under my eyes look red and raw when I have used it for a few days.
As this cream is suitable for sensitive skin, I would say anyone can use it with no drying effects. My skin did feel smooth to the touch, but there were no visible improvements.
Due to this the Body Shop won't be getting £9 of my hard earned money when my little pot runs out and I'll be on the lookout soon for my next miracle cream to try out.
Overall I would maybe suggest trying this if you're looking for something new to try but buy a small pot just to be on the safe side.
I used to love body shop for it's ethical background, but more recently I have tried to cut out my purchases from there, and go somewhere like lush, because I disagree with the decisions made by their company in recent years.
This however remains one product that I will compromise my beliefs for, simply because it's so good.
The product comes in a nice fresh looking tub that is a light green (reminiscent of aloe) sort of colour with a screw top. It's practical because you can get a good scoop out to smother yourself with, but after use it can be hard to screw the lid back on with slippery aloe hands.
The packaging could be a little brighter, and it just seems to be covered in words which doesn't make it terribly eye catching nor unique.
I can forgive this though because of the actual contents. At £12.50, this certainly isn't cheap and you could buy a cheaper alternative no questions asked. Having said that, I do think you probably need less of this to hydrate your skin as it is quite thick and will go quite far. Using it all over every day I use one tub a month or maybe 3 weeks.
I do however have very dry skin, so it might be that you would only use one every two months! The moisturiser inside is a thick white (although looks a bit green like the tub in certain lights) and smells just like a regular moisturiser I suppose. Quite fresh, nothing flowery. It definitely doesn't have a tacky smell to it at all.
This is a high quality product and I would recommend it to anybody looking to replenish their skin somewhat. In this cold whether it is especially important to look after yourself, so why not try this one next time?
I have very extreme sensitive/combination skin and I have to use face cream or my skin dries up so much it becomes sore, however a lot of creams I have used in the past are too rich for my skin and make it greasy and spotty, and sometimes will bring me out in a rash.
Sometimes I would feel so paranoid about my skin I would want to hide away.
I have been trying and testing all creams recommended to me by friends, family even magazines, but nothing seemed to work. I have even been to the doctors, who gave me tablets and creams but nothing I could use long term.
I went into the bodyshop looking for yet another face cream to try and the assistant spent 15 mins with me advising me to try their aloe vera face cream, she even gave me small testers of the aloe vera night cream and the face scrub, which she did say might be a little bit too harsh but to try it anyway, and well what can I say this face cream ended my search.
It seems to be such a mild cream and yet keeps my skin hydrated all day.
I have new found confidence and all because of a face cream.
I was so impressed with the cream I even wrote to the body shop to thank them, and I got a lovely reply.
And the price is affordable.
I have not yet felt the need to start using another product on my skin, and I have been using it for a year now, and to my great delight you can now also purchase this cream with an SPF 15 so I can use it on my holidays without having to search for an extra sensitive sun protector.
Although the facial scrub and night cream where a little bit too strong for me the day cream has become a new best friend.
I recommend it to anyone who has spent their life battling with combination skin.
A cream that provides optimal skin hydration and keeps skin soft and supple while protecting the skin from irritants /