“ Brand: The Body Shop / Texture: Cream / Type: Day Cream / What it does: Hydrates / Product line: The Body Shop Jojoba „
I bought this item because it was on sale on The Body Shop website, and it currently costs £6.24 for a 50-ml pot, which is quite cheap comparing to other TBS moisturizer. I have used it every morning for a month & still have half a box left.
The Organic jojoba oil is known to help restore the skin's moisture balance without clogging the pores.
The scent of the cream is very nice, I wouldn't say it is light if you smell directly from the pot, but it feels really good on ur skin. Once you apply it, it leaves a light, lovely scent on your face, you would barely smell it.
It is claimed to suit normal/dry skin and you would use it everyday, although it is a day cream, I think it would be ok to use at night as well.
The cream has a light yellow colour, it absorbs into my skin easily and hydrates it instantly. It leaves my skin so soft, smooth & supple. It doesn't feel skicky or greasy or anything. I didn't really notice any difference between this and the Vitamin E day cream, but I would choose this because it is a lot cheaper (more than £2 cheaper).
I use it everyday after washing my face in the morning, normally you would leave the moisturizer on ur skin for more than 5 mins for it to absorb well to your skin, but sometimes I am in a rush and I just put my concealer right away and it still works well. I have a friend with extremely dry skin, esp in the winter, she couldn't apply any make-up on because the more make-up she put on, the worse her skin looked. She had tried so many moisturizer before but one day I told her to try mine, her make-up looked all better, of course, it would be a miracle if her skin turned smooth immediately, but it looked so much better.
It's so gentle that it would suit sensitive skin as well, cause my friend & I both have very sensitive skin. I had tried Olay & Nivea & Boots moisturizer before, but I ended up with breakouts and still had very dry areas. I was very happy that I chose TBS, very natural & brilliant products.
This is my absolute must have product for looking after my face in the winter. I suffer from particularly dry and sensitive skin and it only takes a few minutes exposure to the raw winds of winter for my cheeks to start looking like I have taken sandpaper to them.
This cream comes in a fairly small pot but a little goes a long way, the 50ml pot (the only size available) costs £8.00 so its more expensive than a basic brand but not quite up there with the Clarins etc of this world. I would say that having tried all sorts of lotions and creams on my face, this is the best value for money and has the most affect on the problem areas.
The thing I like most about this cream is how light it is, it literally soaks straight into your skin like water into a sponge and immediately changes the way your skin feels. It is so light that there is no greasy residue left on the surface, in fact within 10 seconds of putting it on it is difficult to tell you have put anything onto the skin at all - other than it will now feel soft and smooth. There is no associated pore clogging feel either, which you can sometimes get with heavier, greasier creams.
I use this twice a day, once in the morning before work (I rarely wear make up but have applied it occasionally over the top of this with no problems) and once at night after I have cleaned my face. I have noticed after a couple of months of consistent use that the areas of particularly dry skin on my face have reduced considerably and are less noticeable.
There is very little fragrance to this product which does not bother me as I dont like face cream to have a strong scent, if anything it has a very mild scent like rose water.
The reason this is so hydrating is apparently the combination of organic jojoba oil and community trade sesame oil from Nicaragua. Its always good to know with Body Shop products that they have clear policies regarding giving back to communities and supporting fair trade, an added bonus with such a wonderful product.
I would highly recommend this for anybody with dry and/or sensitive skin for being lovely to use and giving almost immediate relief, especially during the cold winter months.
For soft, supple skin /