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Brand: The Body Shop / Texture: Cream / Type: Night Cream / What it does: Soothes / Product line: The Body Shop Aloe

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      30.01.2013 08:46
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      Night cream from The Body Shop's aloe vera range

      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 Night Cream.

      ***Price and Availability***
      The cream costs £10 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.

      ***Packaging***
      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.

      ***Ingredients***
      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, as is shea butter, which is an intensively moisturising ingredient ideal for night-time use.

      ***Product Claims***
      This Night Cream is dermatologically tested with no added preservatives, fragrance, colour or alcohol. It is a rich cream designed to intensely moisturise sensitive skin and help repair it during sleep.

      ***Use of the Product***
      I applied this moisturiser in the evening after using the cleanser and toner from the same range. The cream has a very thick, butter-like 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 took a while but I didn't mind as it was night-time. My skin experienced no irritation and instead felt soft and soothed. The cream was extremely moisturising and kept my skin hydrated right up until the next morning.

      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.

      ***Conclusion***
      This is an intensively moisturising and soothing night cream which feels rich without being heavy 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.

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      30.07.2012 20:16
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      A fab cream for an even more fab price

      I have always considered myself as quite lucky to having been blessed with pretty good skin, and I never used any type of face moisturiser (or any other product as part of a regular facial skin care routine as a matter of fact) until about two years ago, when at the age of 36 I started to notice the dreaded fine lines that come with age, smoking, sun bed use and so on. The fine lines that I am talking about (and that I am the not so proud owner of) are those around the corners of my eyes, which will eventually turn into ugly crows' feet (I like to call them happy lines myself as they are more noticeable when I am smiling), but hopefully not for a very long time.

      Anyway, to cut a long story short, horrified at the realization that I was finally knocking on a bit, I decided that neglecting my face was no longer an option, and went on a mad shopping spree, bringing home with me half of Boots and a very overdrawn debit card. For over a year, I tried many different types of face moisturisers (Clarins ones, Clinique ones, Oil of Olay ones, Nivea ones and so on and so on, some very expensive and some very cheap), most of them promising the impossible, to eliminate fine lines (come on girls, we all know by now that no face cream will ever do that, no matter how much you pay for it, unless you have found the magic one, then please please let me know). I eventually accepted that these fine lines were here to stay and will probably not be so fine in another few years...but I continued to use face creams on a regular basis, to prevent them from getting worse.

      A few months ago, just before finishing my No7 Protect and Perfect night cream (which by the way still did not seem to have any magic in it), I ended up buying the Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream, which cost £10 for a 50ml tub. I thought that it was a very reasonable price, taking into consideration that I had previously paid double or more for other night creams, and especially because I had come to the conclusion that paying more didn't mean that it worked better. I chose the aloe night cream as aloe vera is a product that I really love.

      The Body Shop Aloe soothing cream comes in a small light green tub with a screw on/off lid and contains 50 ml of this white, almost scent free cream, ideal for sensitive skin. On the lid and side of the tub, it has the Body Shop logo, and claims to be a rich, skin-calming care to restore, nourish and moisturise. It is, quote, "proven to soothe and help minimise the signs of skin sensitivity". PLEASE NOTE that it does not claim to reduce or eliminate fine lines/signs of ageing, which most other face creams claim to do!!! On the bottom of the tub, there is the barcode, details of where it is made and a full length of ingredients, which I never bother reading through as I don't know what most of them are anyway(ignorance is bliss!).

      I don't particularly think this is the nicest night creams that I have used, in that it has nearly no scent (I prefer scented ones as they make me feel more pampered) and it is not as thick as other night creams that I have used before (for some strange reason I prefer really thick, rich creams on a night), but it is not the worst. It has a good consistency in fact (not runny but not too thick either) so it is easily and quickly absorbed, without leaving the skin greasy. After use, my skin does feel moisturised and softer, and it's effects last throughout the night, so it is obviously quite nourishing.

      Now, you may choose to believe this or not, but since I have been using it, I have noticed that my fine lines are not as prominent as they were before, they are still there of course, but are a lot less noticeable. I don't know if this particular cream has anything to do with it or not, as I have also been using the Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream through the day (I started using them both at the same time), but I am a very very happy girl, so I will continue to use these two creams for a very long time...Who knows, it could be that some creams work for some people and other creams work for others, but overall I would say give it a try, it won't break the bank!

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        30.07.2012 19:06
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        Useful and moisturising.

        I was shopping for make-up products in the Bodyshop when at the till the sales assistant gave me a sample of Aloe Soothing Night Cream. After trying the product and mentioning it to a family member I then recieved a gift bag from them on my birthday with a little 15ml tub of the cream inside. The Bodyshop's Aloe range is specificially designed to be free of all chemical nasties such as fragrance, colour, alcohol and preservatives. This means it's great for all skin types but especially for those with sensitive skin.

        The 15ml (or 4g) sized mini version and the larger regular sized 50ml version both come in plastic tubs. These tubs have screw off lids and are travel safe. The label on the front of my tub peels back to reveal a list of full ingredients whilst there is little other information printed on the label. It's better to look at the product on the brand's website shop where you can find out more information.

        The Bodyshop say this cream has "skin-calming" properties and can "restore, nourish and moisturise" skin. It's for use on the face and neck rather than the whole body. I also sometimes apply it to dry patches I have on my shoulders and it works well there too.

        The cream is quite dense and not runny. You have to stab a finger into the peaked mound to apply it. The cream seems to melt a little bit on warm fingertips and is easy to rub into the skin as it simply seems to sink into the pores. I never have to stretch or pull at my skin when I'm applying this cream.

        Due to the fact the cream is unperfumed it has a rather strange mushroom-like smell. It smells damp and is similar to a lot of the Simple range in regards to this. The odd smell is not overly strong though and since this cream is on my face rather than on my hands or arms I can't actively smell it.

        The cream is very kind to skin, making it feel soft and delicate. However the visual transformation is a little less impressive - my skin doesn't instantly look improved or less dry. The moisturising qualities are excellent though and how my skin feels to the touch is lovely. The cream is also beneficial for me as I sometimes have red-face flare ups after using cleansing products at night. The cream is able to calm these fires and make the stinging sensation vanish.

        The cream is good at keeping my face and neck moisturised and protected against dryness and humidity overnight and I'm pleased with how my skin feels in the morning.

        I'm enjoying using this cream although I wouldn't say it was the best night cream I've ever used. It's definitely not as rich as many night creams are although if you do have very sensitive skin this might be a good thing. As I mentioned the cream is good at calming down my face if I have a reaction to liquid soaps, so that's a big incentive to opt for this cream rather than any other. I do find the cream capable of deep moisturising though and I like the way my face and neck feel after using and hours later when I've woken up! I don't have any reactions to using the cream either so no spots or rashes or greasy build up.

        This cream is quite pricey for the quantity you recieve. A regular sized pot costs £5 so perhaps you might be better off getting a giftset and using some of the other products in the Aloe range which include face cleanser, day care cream and toner.

        I would certainly use this again but probably look for it in the sales or promotion rather than buy it at full price.


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        28.06.2012 16:42
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        A heavy night cream with good effects on the skin.

        I've recently been trying out a new skincare routine using The Body Shop's Aleo range which is suited to sensitive skin and, subsequently, my skin. I purchased this night cream to go with the matching day cream from this range to complete my nightly skin care routine.

        This night cream is available from The Body Shop's website and in their stores and costs £10 for a 50ml tub which I don't think is too badly priced. The cream comes in a round plastic pot which is pale green in colour with a semi opaque screw on lid. The pot contains the usual green The Body Shop logo along with a product name and a little product description.

        As this cream is catered for sensitive skin it is fragrance, colour and alcohol free so it's nice and gentle and doesn't cause any irritation. The cream itself is white and quite thick. It has a slight scent of Aloe Vera which I find to be quite refreshing and natural smelling, very pleasant. The Aloe Vera contained in this product is both organic and fairtrade so sales from this product are helping the planet and the people living on it. Most importantly to me, like all products from The Body Shop, this night cream is not tested on animals.

        To apply the cream simply rub on your face and neck nightly after cleansing and toning. I like to use a cotton face pad but using your fingers works just as well. The cream is easily absorbed into the skin and you do not need to use copious amounts to get a full and even coverage nor do you need to spend a lot of time rubbing it in. It's very easy and quick to apply meaning you can get to bed quicker!

        I do find this cream is be rather heavy and quite greasy although, as this is a night cream, I don't find that to be too much of a problem for me. I certainly wouldn't want to use this a day cream though! This leaves me skin feeling really smooth, soft and refreshed and the effects are very long lasting. I can still feel this working its magic the next morning and I'm sure it leaves my skin ready for its next dose of cleanser and toner before applying the matching day cream. This night cream doesn't react badly with my skin and doesn't clog up my pores. As there are no added preservatives in this cream I know my face isn't being stripped of its natural oils either. I find this to be very hydrating and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and dry, it's an all round winner for me really!

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        23.05.2012 20:52
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        A great night cream for sensitive skin

        My mum bought me an Aloe Vera skin care set from The Body Shop at Christmas. I've only just got round to using it as I have so much bath and body stuff that I could open my own shop!

        This soothing night cream is ideal for sensitive skin as it contains no colour, no alcohol and no fragrances. It's a pale greenish/ white colour and it's quite thick and creamy in consistency. I find the cream easy to use. It scoops up easily and it's easy to apply to the skin. I apply the cream to my skin in small dots and then work the cream into my skin. The cream doesn't smell of anything but I like that. It makes a nice change from overpowering chemical scents that some moisturising creams have.

        After using this cream my skin instantly feels so much better. The texture, the appearance and the feel of my skin - everything is so much better. I then wake up every morning to soft beautiful skin. Overnight this cream soaks into your skin and the ingredients work together as you sleep. The cream contains 100% pure Aloe Vera gel which is PERFECT for sensitive skin. It also contains Sesame Oil which is a great natural moisturiser.

        I would recommend this cream as it is so mild and gentle.

        This is the most gentle of moisturising creams. It's just perfect and it lasts forever. The full sized pot is £10 for 50ml but it is worth it. Plus you get 10% off if you're a LYB member!

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        20.08.2011 00:08

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        A fantastic night moisturiser that leaves your skin looking and feeling great

        Following an unintentional facial chemical peel caused by a dreadful allergic reaction to some facial cream prescribed by the doctor, I needed something effective to help calm it and decided to call into The Body Shop knowing that they use natural ingredients. I spotted the aloe range and knowing it to be a soothing remedy decided to give it a go. The Aloe Soothing Night Cream is priced at £10.00 and has been a absolute gem of a find (along with the facial wash foam and day 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 overnight. It is light yet creamy and whilst I don't think it is overly greasy, it does have that slightly greasier consistency as most night creams do. As soon as I put it on I could feel the tightness disappear. I would totally recommend this to anyone who has dry or sensitive skin, or infact to anyone who wants a quality night 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 had a huge impact and will be a loyal user from here on in.

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        03.07.2010 18:12
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        A fantastic product that is perfect for moisturising and hydrating your skin

        Like most women I simply love buying and receiving beauty products, particularly as I find there's just something so satisfying in spending a few hours relaxing and pampering myself (that's when I can find the time!).

        Last Christmas my sister gave me a huge basket, which she had filled with dozens of beauty products; all of which she had hand picked from various shops. In amongst the array of bottles and boxes, there were three 15ml containers of The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream.

        For those of you who are not familiar with The Body Shop, their products are somewhat more expensive than other stores because in 1987 they launched Community Trade. All of The Body Shop's products are manufactured using natural ingredients, which are grown by farmers worldwide. Consequently, this allows them to build better futures for both their families and themselves as they receive a fair and honest wage.

        The Body Shop is against using palm oil that has been sourced from plantations that are purposely destroyed to obtain the product. As a result, The Body Shop is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and their palm oil is sourced from a plantation that is audited in line with these regulations.

        The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream contains four active ingredients, namely aloe vera and aloe vera gel, which are well known for their moisturising properties, sesame oil that helps soften skin and creates a protective barrier and shea butter, which is a fantastic natural moisturiser.

        As previously advised, the Night Cream that I own is the 15ml version and is contained within a small screw top plastic pot, so it is a perfect size if you are going on holiday. The pot is a light shade of green and has the famous Body Shop logo on both the lid and side.

        We are informed that the product is ideal for sensitive skin as it is rich for skin-calming and restores, nourishes and moisturises. We are able to peel back the upper part of the sticky label to reveal the full list of ingredients and we are informed that none of The Body Shop products are tested on animals.

        The cream is a light green in appearance and of a fairly thick consistency. Whilst I am not particularly keen on the fragrance, it is quite subtle and not unpleasant. It soaked into my skin fairly quickly and did not feel heavy or greasy.

        I found this product extremely beneficial after I fell asleep whilst sat out in the garden a couple of weekends ago. Unfortunately, as it was an extremely hot day, my face burned quite badly and I found the cream considerably cooling on my rather hot reddened face.

        The product is predominantly aimed at those people who suffer with sensitive skin and I found it extremely kind and gentle. I did not suffer any adverse reactions when using the cream.

        I possess a variety of products for use on my face during the day and night and tend to alternative from one to another (if I can remember!). However, I religiously used this product for a period of approximately three weeks and found that the usual tightness that I tend to experience, particularly around my mouth and eye area had totally gone. The cream is extremely both hydrating and moisturising and my skin felt considerably soft and smooth at the end of the three-week period.

        Whilst the unfortunate ageing lines at the corner of my eyes are here to stay, I found their appearance somewhat softer and less prominent after using this product.

        The Body Shop Soothing Night Cream is available in a 50ml pot and sells for £10.00. You are also able to purchase the Day Cream for £9.00. The plastic containers can be recycled once empty.

        As this is such a great product, it receives a full 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.

        I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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          18.03.2010 09:24
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          A really thick moisturiser that would be fantastic for dry sensitive skin types.

          Having oily skin I use (non-Bodyshop) cleansers and toners that are quite harsh on my skin and can leave the surface looking a little dry. I tend to use a muslin cloth every other night along with my cleanser and although this works wonders on my blocked pores, it can leave my skin feeling bare and very sore indeed. I decided to try the Aloe Night Cream as after doing my regular scrub with the muslin cloth my skin burns when I go on to apply the usual toner and moisturiser - I thought I would give the Aloe cream a go so that it (hopefully) wouldn't irritate my sore skin and would help to soothe and calm it down throughout the night.
          I tried this product for the first time last night. I like the fact that this is in a tub, as the cream is easily accessible. It doesn't smell of anything in particular (as it is fragrance free) but I tried it on the back of my hand and it seemed to sink in well and moisturise well. Upon application I immediately noticed how thick the product was, a little bit went a long way as it spread easily across my skin. I have tried night creams before, and although they can be thick they usually sink in well - this one does not. I felt it just sitting on top of my skin and it gave me a very oily appearance (which I don't usually have after using the drying cleanser). The good thing was that it didn't burn when I applied it, but still after 2 hours of having it on before going to bed I could still feel the stickyness on my skin.
          Waking up this morning there were no dry patches on my cheeks (as there usually would be), but in all the nooks and crannies my skin felt *very* oily. I don't appear to have any more spots than I usually do but i'm not sure how my skin will hold out blemish-wise with such a thick night cream.
          All-in-all I would say this would be fantastic for the normal to drier sensitive skin types, but not so good for oily or combination type skin. For £10 the pot is pretty good value as a little goes a long way, but seeing as it's purpose was not particularly to moisturise, rather to just soothe and cool the skin, I believe this night cream could be a little thinner.
          I didn't give this a lower rating as it did serve it's purpose of not irritating my skin, but I did not give it a higher rating as it just left my skin way too oily.

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          18.10.2009 17:45
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          Get this for dry, sensitive skin

          A couple of months ago the Body Shop were running a special deal where you could get a small evening bag stuffed full of small-sized versions of their products for £10. I ordered this bag online and recieved their Aloe Soothing Night Cream inside.

          The Aloe Soothing Night Cream comes in a plastic jar. The jar is rather plain looking with the Body Shop logo on it and the name of the product written on it in English and in French. This night cream says it is meant for sensitive skin - when I saw it I thought it might be perfect for me. My skin is sensitive, dry as well, and I have generally responded well to creams that contain aloe.

          To apply the night cream you unscrew the lid of the jar and scoop a bit of the cream out with your fingers. As I have said many times about products such as these, I don't think this is a terribly sanitary way of getting to the cream and would prefer a pump or a tube, but no matter. You spread the cream onto clean skin just before bedtime.

          This cream doesn't really have much of a scent at all. The texture is thick like cold cream, and it glides onto my face very easily. It feels a bit heavy when it has been applies but quite soon it sinks into my skin, leaving it soft and moisturised. In the morning after using this, I always wake up to soft, supple skin.

          This product is currently on sale at the body shop for £7.80 for 50 ml - the regular price is £9.75. Especially if you can find this on sale, I would say go for it if you have dry, sensitive skin like mine. This is a quality product that works better than most department store night creams as a much better price.

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          18.08.2009 17:11
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          Pricey, but good!

          The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream is £9.75 for 50ml. Sometimes, as it was when I got my first tub, it is also available in a small 15 ml tub, for free with other products when you spend over a certain amount in store. It is a cream suitable for sensitive skin, for use on the face and neck at night time, and claims to leave it smooth and supple as well as calm and protect skin.

          The tub is light green in colour, with a clear 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: after cleansing, apply to face and neck. It feels very nice on the skin and leaves it feeling "smooth and supple" as it states, also very soft and hydrated but without feeling greasy. It doesn't clog pores so it doesn't cause outbreaks of spots. The product doesn't really smell of anything. As for "protecting" the skin, it's not clear what the product is meant to protect it from, so I can't comment on that aspect!

          Even though the pot is only 50ml, it lasts a long time as the consistency of the cream is quite thick, so you don't have to use much of the product each application.

          The 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 shea butter (for moisturisation, plus to protect skin). This means not only is it great for your skin, it's also good for workers as it contains a Community Trade product. It has not been tested on animals.

          To conclude, I would recommend this product. Even though it is expensive, it lasts a very long time and supports good causes, whilst moisturising your skin very well, so it is worth the money.

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          02.02.2009 19:48

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          Great product for dry skin, not for normal skin.

          As the nights started to draw in and the weather getting colder, I ditched my summer creams and headed for the Body Shop to try a product that was richer. Bearing in mind I have used Aloe Vera (r Aloe as it is known now)before but only in the form of the facial wash and toner and have had a success with them I thought I would give it a try.

          The product itself comes in a weighted pot and because of this it gives the impression that the pots is deeper than it actually is. The cream inside has a thick consistency and for a great coverage you only need a small amount so it lasts a while. The product is quite rich and I felt for night time it was far too rich for my skin as I awoke with a few more spots in places I never get them.

          I do like this product as it is very lightly scented but I felt it was too rich for me. It would be a great product for those with dry skin. But not for me.

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          07.12.2008 21:01
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          a brilliant night cream

          After my experiment with the vitamin E range from the Body Shop, I then realised my skin was slightly more sensitive than I had first thought. During the same shopping spree when I bought the vitamin E products I received a gift set as a freebie which included some trial sized aloe face creams.

          The aloe soothing night cream was the first I tried because I wanted to try and restore my skin to its former beauty (I can dream).
          My reasoning for choosing the night cream over the day cream first was because your skin gets the most chance to restore itself at night when you are asleep so I was trying to help it on its way.

          The night cream is packaged in a pot with screw lid which is easy enough to open and close even with wet hands after cleansing. The packaging appears to have a very natural feel to it, with subtle pictures of aloe leaves and then the traditional peel back labels the Body Shop produce on their packaging now.
          The cream states clearly that it is suitable for sensitive skin which was a good start.

          As I opened the pot for the first time I stuck my nose in for a good whiff, and was greeted with a subtle smell but there was nothing distinctive about it. For a night cream this was a good thing as I don't want to have a strong smell on my face when I need to sleep.

          The cream itself has a very thick consistency. It's almost as thick as the body butters from the Body Shop. I was slightly surprised by this to start with but after a bit of consideration I was quite pleased that this thick cream was going to have all night to properly soak into my skin and hopefully do some magic.

          When I started using this night cream, my skin had a few dry flay patches appearing under my eye area and on the jaw line. I was hoping the cream was going to get rid of these dry patches, so the experiment commenced.


          Night one:
          Applying the cream I thought I was going to need a lot as it was so thick, but it was surprising how little I needed, and also how easily it was absorbed. I couldn't see much of it at all after I had massaged into my skin.
          On very close inspection in the mirror, I could see my dry patches but they looked duller already. I wasn't fooled by this as that happened when I used the regular moisturiser and the patches were still there the next day.

          The morning after the night before:

          I was pleased to see the dry patches had reduced overnight but only very slightly. Clearly I wasn't using a miracle cream but I was willing to give it a good length of time to see what would happen.
          I had also decided not to use the complimenting day cream until I knew if the night cream was going to suit my face, so I went naked for a few days.

          The morning after night two:

          My skin was beginning to feel slightly softer to the touch and seemed to be recovering some of its former glory. The dry patches were still there but they were visibly better and less rough to the touch.

          My skin took about a week to restore itself completely. Using the night cream has definitely helped to improve the condition of my skin especially after I did it such an injustice with the previous products.
          Overall I was pleased I had received these trail sizes and I will definitely be buying the full sized when I run out. As you don't need a lot on your face each night a pot will last a long time with an application each night.

          The 50ml pot will cost you £10, and contains aloe Vera gel, sesame oil and Shea butter. The full list of ingredients can be seen on the website if you want to investigate them further.

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            11.09.2008 13:14
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            It really is a brilliant product!

            I love trying out all manner of products, I just can't help myself so when a small 15ml pot of this came in a free gift bag I received because of ordering products totalling over £25.00 I had to give it a try. I say free it wasn't that is a lie, it cost me £5.00 and had this small pot, a pot the same size of the day cream, a sample size mascara, small bottles of Moringa shower gel, Aqua lily perfume and body lotion as well as tub of Moringa body butter (that costs £5.00 on its own!) all in a pretty little makeup bag, BARGAIN!

            I have used the day cream before and it is ok, especially good when my skin is feeling dry and sore, as it doesn't sting when applied. As I was quite pleased with the day cream I thought this would be pretty good too. I should explain my skin type as this is obviously relevant to any results I found with this night cream.
            My skin is complicated, like me! One day it is one thing and the next it has changed its mind! I have combination skin, I am prone to hormonal breakouts (which at the age of 28 I thought I would have grown out of by now, but no luck there!) I can get quite dry skin at times, even in the areas where my skin tends to be more greasy and when I am exposed to the elements my skin can become quite sore. By elements I mean the wind more than the sun but on the RARE occasions that I have caught the sun this year I have always used the Aloe range of creams for a few days and found it helped my skin an awful lot, but I was not burnt.

            As you would expect I used this cream at night as it is after all a night cream! After cleansing and toning I applied a very small amount of this rich cream, I found that the minimum I could use to smooth all over my face was plenty.

            It is white, has nearly no scent at all and is amazingly thick and has a very thick texture, think extra thick mayonnaise, you can shake the pot and even turn it upside down and this cream with not move let alone spill out.

            I found that this cream wasn't what I expected. I thought it would be really greasy and just feel like an oil slick on my skin but I was wrong! There, I don't mind admitting that from time to time! This is not like most night creams, it has a slightly dry texture to it that sinks straight into the skin. It doesn't leave that tell tale shine on your skin, just a soft sheen.

            I was shocked by just how much I liked this cream, most day creams I find too heavy and oily, and as for night creams, I never usually bother as they can be far too heavy and make me spotty, this is a revelation for me!

            I liked this little pot so much that I finished it and found myself wanting more, I have since bought a pot! This is my new best friend! My skin feels fantastic and I have used this every night for the last three weeks. It doesn't give me spots just soft skin.

            This comes in simple screw top pale green pots, nothing pretty but functional. The pots contain 50ml and cost £10.00, I am usually a bit peeved at paying that sort of price but where I have found this to be such a good quality product I really can't c0omplain!

            This is specifically formulated for sensitive skin but that doesn't mean that you can't use it if you have normal skin. The only skin types I wouldn't recommend it to those with very dry skin and very oily, they should opt for something designed for that skin type.

            Aloe is a well known product used in sensitive skin products, it has soothing properties as well as being very moisturising. In this product there are also Shea butter and Sesame oils to add to the moisturising effects.

            I have to recommend this product, how could I not when a small sample pot made me go out and buy a full size pot?!


            The Body Shop does a whole range of Aloe products for sensitive skin, I have tried several and always find them to be very gentle and they are also fantastic for both sexes where they have hardly any scent to them.
            Aloe Eye Defence £8.50
            Aloe Lip Treatment £6.00
            Aloe Gentle Facial Wash £6.50
            Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser £6.50
            Aloe Gentle Exfoliator £7.50
            Aloe Calming Toner £6.50
            Aloe Protective Serum £10.00
            Aloe Soothing Day Cream £9.00
            Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion SPF15 £10.00
            Aloe Soothing Night Cream £10.00
            Aloe Protecting Restoring Mask £10.00
            Aloe Gentle Shower Cream £6.50
            Aloe Caring Body Balm £12.50
            Aloe Soothing Body Lotion £8.50
            Aloe Cooling Body Gel £8.50
            Aloe Anti-Perspirant Deodorant £5.00



            As this is for sensitive skin and some people with this skin type have allergies I thought that it would be best to show the full ingredients list.

            Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel) (Skin Soothing Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Elaeis guineensis (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Isononyl Isononanoate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Myristyl Myristate (Emollient), Octyldodecanol (Emollient), Sesamum indicum (Sesame Oil) (Emollient), Squalane (Hair & Skin Conditioning Agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Cetyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Bisabolol (Skin Soothing Agent), Avena sativa (Absorbent).



            The Body Shop is involved with many charities and foundations, information on these can be found through links on their website. None of their products are tested on animals. They also run their own version of fair trade, which they call community trade, they pay fair prices to farmers of the ingredients they buy. Details of their community trade programme can also be found on their website.

            The website is very user friendly and means not only can you buy online (good P&P charges and fast delivery) but you can also find out more about their products and find out where your local store is situated.
            www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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          • Product Details

            A rich night moisturiser that works effectively to rejuvenate skin while you sleep /