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==Price and Availability==
Another part of a gift set I received for Christmas last year, a night cream isn't usually something I'd use. The Body Shop's Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream comes in a 50ml tub and sells for £11 in The Body Shop stores or online. There are regularly offers/ sales on different ranges at The Body Shop and I've seen this cream reduced a few times so if it's something you like it's worth waiting until it's on offer.
==The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream==
As I mentioned before the cream comes in a 50ml plastic tub, it's a very pale pink in colour with pink labelling that fits in with all the other products in the Vitamin E range. The tub has a screw top lid which stays secure, I've took this away with me a couple of times and it's never come unscrewed in my bag. This rich night cream is said to replenish the skins moisture levels when you're asleep which is apparently when your skin is most receptive. The cream intensively hydrates the skin leaving it soft and smooth.
This Vitamin E Night Cream has the same subtle, slightly florally scent as all the other Vitamin E products. The cream is a very pale pink colour and although it's quite thick its silky soft giving it a really luxurious feel. When rubbing the cream into my face it feels really indulgent, once on it feels really light and sinks into the skin easily. I don't find I need to use a lot to get good coverage and for my skin to feel suitably moisturised. I really like using Vitamin E products at night because I find the subtle scent comforting although this may not be what everyone likes. I think there's definitely a noticeable difference when I wake up the next morning after using this cream. My skin has a brighter, fresher look to it and feels lovely and hydrated. I always find my skin soft to the touch after use and continued use has made my skin look in really good condition. I use this cream a few times a week, and have done for about 8 months now as I didn't start using this product as soon as I received it in a gift. There's still a lot of the cream left so although I think the initial outlay of £11 is quite high it does last well and you can buy it on offer.
This Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream has become a bit of a favourite of mine and I use it most nights because it makes my skin look and feel in lovely condition. The cream is great for moisturising and although it's a little pricey it lasts for ages, I will definitely be looking out for this on offer so I continue using it.
~ Why I Bought It ~
I find it really important to moisturise my face as well as my body every morning and every night before I go to sleep due to how dry my skin gets. I recently decided that I needed a new facial moisturiser and I ended up buying this night cream in The Body Shop's vitamin E range because I already have several products from this range and really like them all.
~ Price ~
I paid £5.50 for my little 50ml tub as I got it while it was on offer, however it usually retails at £11, which I think is a little expensive and I wouldn't have paid the full price.
~ My Opinion ~
The first thing that attracted me to this night cream (apart from it being on offer!) was the adorable little tub that it comes packaged in. The tub is small, round and very compact so it would easily fit in a travel bag if need be, however I keep mine on my dressing table and it looks really neat and cute.
The tub is a very pale shade of creamy pink and it has a clear screw top lid. The lid has a sticker on the top which has the product name on it and it says that it's for very dry skin. It also says in very small writing that it 'continuously nourishes, protects and locks in moisture'. On the tub itself there's a label wrapped around it which has the body shop logo and product name. The list of ingredients can be found on the bottom of the tub underneath the bar code sticker.
The lid screws on and off easily and once screwed on it is very secure so there's no worrying it will spill out.upon unscrewing the lid you will find host there is a plastic disc covering the opening. This has a little tab which you grip to pull the lid off and it keeps the product as fresh and hygienic as possible. The product itself is a thick, white cream which is very thick and luxuriously rich.
The cream has a lovely scent to it which is subtle. I'd describe the scent as being clean and it has a little sweetness to it. It actually smells a little like almonds to me, though I'm not sure if its supposed to! I only need a very small amount of this cream to cover my entire face and it smoothed over my skin easily due to the silky texture of it. It sinks in to my skin very fast, leaving it soft and silky.
It is an excellent moisturiser, so I am very disappointed to say that after using it a handful of times I began to have a reaction to it. At first I just had a mild tingling sensation, but this soon became a stinging sensation that lasted for a good five minutes and my skin was left red and sore. As a result I have obviously stopped using it as a facial moisturiser, however I've been using it as a hand cream as I haven't been getting any reaction to it when I use it on my hands and it leaves them really soft and silky.
~ All in All ~
A luxurious, very moisturising cream. I am so disappointed that I had a reaction to it as it is a very effective moisturiser, but at least I am still able to use it as a hand cream!
Unfortunately, I have skin that could be described as 'problematic' as it has several issues to deal with, such as spot outbreaks and dryness. To combat some of these problems, I regularly use skincare products that contain Tea Tree Oil. Whilst said products are undeniably effective in assisting to combat spots and blemishes, there is no doubt that they can often have an adverse affect on my skin, causing it to dry out, with the odd patch of unsightly dry skin being noticeable on my cheeks and forehead. This is something of a difficult issue to overcome, mainly because my skin is very dry anyway, so the addition of slightly harsher products in my everyday skincare routine really takes its toll at times.
These issues led me to seek out some alternative products to cleanse, tone and moisturise my face, to use on alternate days to my other range of facial skincare products, all of which contain Tea Tree Oil. I felt my skin was extremely dry and in desperate need of some nourishment and care to help restore some of its natural moisture, that felt somewhat 'stripped' away by some of the other, slightly harsher, products I had been using to cleanse my face and treat those irksome spots and blemishes.
I investigated the "Vitamin E" range within The Body Shop, and ended up making a number of purchases from the range, with this review outlining my experiences of using the "Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream."
The tub of Night Cream currently retails for £11 for the tub, which is a generous 50ml in size. You can purchase the product in store in branches of The Body Shop, or you can order online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, where postage costs usually apply. (Info correct as @ April 2013).
I have to confess that the cream's plastic tub is not the most attractive or eye catching, but it fits in well with the rest of the Vitamin E range overall, thanks to its pale pink colour and simplistic design. There is a robust, 'screw off' lid on top of the tub which is easy to remove and replace, and I have never encountered any difficulty with any aspect of the product's packaging, even though I suffer with limited mobility which affects the weakness in my hands.
The cream itself looks fairly 'average' in its appearance, and although nothing struck me as being paritulclary innovative about this aspect of the product, I did think that it looked attractive enough, with a noticeable 'gloss' being evident from the pale white/pink coloured cream. From the first time I used it, I was able to note that the cream's consistency felt really quite thick, with a sort of 'whipped' look and feel to it that allowed it to feel more luxurious than the previous night cream product that I had been using that was much thinner, being more what I would describe as a lotion.
As soon as the Vitamin E Night Cream is removed from its plastic tub, I am able to detect its delicate aroma, which is rather familiar to me as I have been using a whole host of the cream's 'sister' products from elsewhere in The Body Shop's Vitamin E range of late. Even if I hadn't already become acquainted with the scent, however, I still think it would feel quite familiar to me, as its gentle, 'powder-like' aroma easily reminds me of a gentle, soap-like scent, with a delicate trace of baby lotion or something similar being nestled deep within its core. The overall scent is very subtle, although I am able to notice its presence for a short while after the cream has been applied to my skin. I can't say that I find it is at all intrusive, however, with a mere whisper of it's powdery scent being present instead.
I find that the Night Cream is very easy to use, making it the ideal product as far as I am concerned. As the cream is designed to be used at night of course, I would be grumbling if there was anything particularly fussy or fiddly to cope with, but I have no such complaint when considering this product, which is ideal.
I find too that the cream will spread quite easily over the skin's surface, surprisingly so, given the thick consistency it has. It would be easy, I think, for the cream to feel overly thick and 'heavy' on the skin, meaning that more rubbing and 'spreading' was required to coat the skin in the cream, but thankfully this is not the case at all. Instead, the cream spreads easily, gliding quickly over the skin, and I find that the thick texture allows even a little 'blob' to go a surprisingly long way too, allowing the tub to last for a reasonable amount of time. In actual fact I have managed to obtain over two months use from my own tub, with a small amount left. Taking this into account, I feel that the product's purchase price is completely justified.
I have to admit that I do have one small grumble where the Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream is concerned, and that is that I have noticed my skin looks quite shiny once it has been applied. This is actually quite noticeable, and although I can't say that my skin feels overly greasy, I don't particularly like this effect that it has on my skin.
This is really only a small grumble, and to be fair the cream IS a product that is designed to be used at night time, so there's no need for me to worry about whether this unwelcome shine will interfere with my make-up or other cosmetics as I usually apply it before bedtime. I can't say that I have found that I have remembered this grumble when I have woken up the following morning after applying the cream the night before, however, as the shine has almost diminished altogether, and I am rather too engrossed in the results obtained from the moisturisation properties of the cream overnight.
Firstly, I find that the whole appearance of my skin looks much healthier in terms of the dry skin that was present previously; this has been greatly reduced and 'calmed' by the rich, thick texture of the cream. I find too that the irritating 'patch' of dry, flaky skin that is often present on my forehead has been greatly diminished by the cream, having visibly shrunk in size. This troublesome area has obtained further benefit too, as the dry skin looks much better in its appearance, being much less noticeable than it was previously. I have to be honest and say that this turnaround didn't happen immediately, with the continued use of the product continuing to give beneficial results instead. I did find that there was a marked improvement in my skin after perhaps five or seven days, and I do recommend giving the Night Cream a good, fair trial rather than disregarding it - and its nourishing properties - if no noticeable effect is evident initially.
With the continued use of the Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream, I have been able to witness an improvement in the texture of my skin, in addition to how my skin actually feels. Even when those harsher-than-average Tea Tree products are used every other day, I have noticed that the familiar dry and 'tight' feeling that is usually present afterwards has been greatly diminished - a result that I can really only attribute to the deep moisturisation properties obtained from the Night Cream. Other results are noticeable too; my skin looks healthier overall, and I have noticed that it feels much softer and more moisturised than it previously did, with the use of my previous night cream product.
These results are on a par with those obtained from some pretty 'high end' Night Cream products that I have used in the past, some of which have cost more than double the amount of that of The Body Shop's Vitamin E Night Cream product, so it's not difficult to work out why I'm so impressed with this little gem.
A final point worth mentioning, I think, is that I will usually apply a good quality hand cream product at night time, just before bed. Due to laziness on my part, I have recently been applying a small 'blob' of the Vitamin E Night Cream on the back of my hands, for no other reason other than it being to hand at the time, allowing it's application to my hands preventing me from having to get up and retrieve a separate product to use. I have found that this cream really works wonders for my hands, allowing the dry, cracked skin that is often present on my knuckles to become nourished and moisturised completely, leaving my hands free from dryness or that uncomfortable 'tightness' that is so common for me. This discovery was very welcome, and whilst I appreciate that this is not the prime purpose of this particular product, I will certainly bear these results in mind for my upcoming travels, as I am always keen to pack products that have a sort of '2 in 1' aspect to them... Anything that reduces the amount of cosmetics and toiletries that I need to take away with me is definitely worth considering - for me, at least.
As with all products from The Body Shop's Vitamin E range that I have tried before, I have experienced nothing in the way of sensitivity or irritation from the continued use of this product. Instead, my dry, sensitive skin feels completely 'cared for' and nourished, and for the first time in a while, it looks good too. Based on these results, I do recommend the product for use by those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry and/or sensitive skin.
For me, the purchase of the Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream has been a completely positive experience and there is no doubt in my mind that the product is totally deserving of full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score. I have already repurchased the cream for myself, being somewhat converted by the impressive results obtained from its use.
I have a huge stash of Body Shop goodies after a huge splurge in sales last year. I have slowly been getting through the pile and I still have a lot of things I haven't reviewed yet. One of the items I picked up during a skincare sale which saw me picking up a huge range of skincare items for dirt cheap prices was this Vitamin E moisturising night cream.
*~* About The Body Shop *~*
The Body Shop is an ethically, natural shop which sells a variety of various toiletries and make-up products. It is owned by L'Oreal which comes as a surprise to many people. With shops and an online store, it is not hard to source their products.
*~* Price And Availability *~*
This item is available both online and instore however if buying online there is a delivery charge so it's worth being aware of. This night cream usually costs £9.75 for a 50ml tub which is pretty expensive and I honestly wouldn't pay that for it however it can normally be bought on a buy 2 get 1 free it can reduce the costs a bit but when I bought them it worked out at around the £2 mark which was fantastic, so fantastic in fact I bought 2 and after using daily I'm still on the first tub.
*~* The Product Claims *~*
This night cream claims to be a nourishing, rich cream containing wheat germ to moisturise and rejuvinate the skin overnight. It also claims to harbour vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant protecting against the elements. It also has cocoa butter which seems to be present in a lot of the Body Shop products and is used to melt into the skin. With such a mix of ingredients it seems fitting this would be a very rich cream that would moisturise well but does it live up to the claims?
*~* Using The Cream *~*
To use this I simply apply a liberal amount to my whole face. I tend to put on quite a bit, probably more than I should but it has had no adverse affects for me. I rub it in, in circles, I think I read somewhere something about it but perhaps not. Anyway it's how I apply it. The cream should be used within 12 months of opening and even using the amount I do I'm still only halfway through the first tub so I hope I can get through it in time, I still have a few months left to go.
*~* Appearance *~*
The tub itself is very feminine and dainty looking, it's pretty small and has a soft pink colour to it. The labels contain all the regular information such as ingredients, ethical information, contents etc. On opening the tub there is a small layer that you pull off with the sticky up piece of plastic. I assume it's to further protect the contents but I could be wrong. It seems a bit pointless but I still leave it on there. Once you've removed this you get to the cream which is a pale pink colour and is very very thick. Not unpleasantly so however.
*~* The Cream *~*
The cream has a lovely fresh scent to it that hits you when you open the container. It also lasts on the skin so you feel pampered as you fall asleep, personally I love it but some might not. I have never had any problems with irritation or anything like that which is standard across the board with Body Shop products so far. It goes on extremely easily and sinks in slowly. I find that it does work best after I have used a facial scrub or at least a facial wash and then apply it but it does work applying it to the skin with no treatment prior I just think I get better results when I do the scrub then moisturise before settling down to sleep. I don't think the cream is greasy at all and neither do I think that it is heavy. Granted it is heavier than other moisturisers out there but there isn't a contest when it comes down to which one performs best. When I wake up in the morning my face is lovely and soft and neither greasy and oily or dry, it seems to work perfectly for me but as I say it does seem to work better and produce better more long lasting results if you prepare beforehand. I have tried using this once or twice a week instead of every night but I find it works better if you do commit to it every night. I also use it during the day if I am staying home and not going anywhere. No real reason just that it does a better job than a regular daytime moisturiser and I see no harm in giving my skin a helping hand.
*~* My opinion *~*
For me this is perfect and works exceptionally well however for someone with oily skin I would assume that this would be too heavy and would end up doing more harm than good if I'm honest. I don't have overly dry skin but this does wonders and makes me feel lovely and pampered before settling down. I would definitely recommend it but I couldn't justify spending almost a tenner on a cream so it loses a star for the price tag but otherwise it's a must have and it's long lasting so not really much to complain about.
I adore Body Shop products but unfortunately my budget doesn't always stretch that far so I was over the moon when I got the whole Vitamin E range as a Christmas gift. The little pink 50ml pot doesn't look that bit but you need such a tiny amount that it seems to last for ever. It has a really nice scent and texture but does take rather a long time to absorb. It soaks in well over night leaving your skin feeling extra soft by morning and ready to face the day. You also have the knowledge that as a Body Shop product it has not been tested on animals which is a big factor in my decision to shop there. Their ingredients are also Fair Trade as far as possible so I am more inclined to forgive the rather high price but that said it's not really any more expensive than your average No. 7 product.
I bought this product quite a while ago from The Body Shop where I live, and would definately not recommend!
I religiously use The Body Shops Vitamin E Cleanser and saw this night cream when I went to stock up. After reading the very brief description on the lid and the fact that I use other products in their Vitamin E range, I thought it sounded wonderful!
I must admit I did think that this would be the answer to my prayers, I have quite dry skin that is only really apparent when I have makeup on and struggle to find a moisturiser that leaves my skin soft for long enough. I wrongly believed that as this is part of the Vitamin E range that it would be similar to the cleanser I use - like leaving a thick version of my cleanser on all night long. However, it is nothing like the other products in this range, so beware!
After getting ready for bed I followed the directions for use and applied a layer allover my face (with visions of waking up with gloriously silky, 'nourished' skin) within minutes my face started to tingle.. which then turned to an unpleasent burning sensation. I immediately washed the cream off and looked on the tub to see if anything was written about a slight tingling sensation or what to do if irritation occurs.. there was nothing!
I looked in the mirror to see that my face had gone slightly pink (but smooth! lol)
I dread to think what my skin would have been like if I'd have left this cream on overnight as intended.
- I asked my partner to put some on his face to see if it was just my skin that hadn't taken very well to the cream but he too felt an increasing burning sensation almost immediately.
- I would say that you definately need to test this cream on a small patch of skin first to see how it feels
I'm a bit of a moisturiser junkie: with combination, spot prone skin I'm constantly searching for the perfect moisturiser and for me the Body Shop's Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream comes pretty damn close.
I don't know why but I'd always avoided the Body Shop's Vitamin E range as I thought it was just for people with really dry skin. However, after suffering for a week or so of suffering from noticeably flaky skin on my cheeks last winter I stumbled upon this product and thought it was worth giving it a try. For me the key word in the product's description is 'nourishing': as a thick, rich cream this moisturiser really does nourish your skin. After just a night or two's usage my skin felt softer and after a week my skin was noticeably more hydrated. It also moisturises the more greasy areas of my skin without producing too much shine, something I always look for in a night cream
I worried that the rich consistency of this cream would bring me out in spots but this has not happened. Yes, I still get spots, but I wouldn't say that I get anymore than I did prior to using this cream.
Retailing at £10 for a 50ml pot, this isn't the cheapest night cream on the market, but I've found its rich texture is comparable to night creams selling for twice the price. I have a Body Shop 'Love your Body' card, entitling me to 10% off the price; there are also regular discounts on the website meaning that this cream can be bought easily for less than £10. However, I'd still say it's worth the full price, as it's a rich, effective, nourishing cream that has improved both the feel and the appearance of my skin.
I got a sort of sample sized tub of this through the post the other day and being honest I havent a clue why. It must have been from one of the survey/product sites Ive signed up to but I really dont remember siging up to test it out. But far be it from me to turn down a free sample from The Bodyshop so I was pretty happy that I got to try it out. Now usually when I get a sample it one of those flat, metallic packages that it comes in but this was a proper mini sized tub of night cream & someone somewhere must have read my mind as I have nearly ran out of my usual No7 night cream so I started using this that very night and silently thanked whoever the hell sent it to me lol.
This cream contains: Vitamin E (smooths your skin and helps protect your skin long term), Wheat Germ Oil (a great antioxidant that provides protection & moisturisation) & Cocoa Butter (leaves your skin feeling soft and silky smooth).
Suitable for all skin types so literally everyone can use it no matter whether your skin is very dry or very oily. You dont get many facial creams that everyone can use so thats pretty great.
Use Within 12 Months Of Opening.
Stockists & Price:
This product is only available from The Bodyshop stores and online on their wesbite. A 50ml tub of this cream will set you back a whopping £10 which even I think is pretty expensive. But hey. If the results are good maybe its worth paying that much for it right? Plus I got mine for free (this time)!
So the night I got this I decided to try it out for the very first time. So I cleansed and toned like normal and then started to apply this to my face and neck. This rubs in really well and you only need a really tiny amount to feel like you have got everywhere covered evenly so I guess a 50ml tub would last you a very long time. Now I dont have really dry skin but every now and then (especially in the cold weather) I get annoying little spots of dry skin on my face, especially on my nose so I need a facial cream that really does moisturise me until at least the next day. When I first applied this I couldnt help noticing how greasy my face looked and it was really shiny but I get that with most moisturisers so I just left it to sink in for a while. This takes a really long time to sink into your skin. Well it did with me anyway. So I recommend putting this on right before you go to sleep leaving it to sink in overnight because I found it took about 3 hours for it to totally sink in.
So the nest morning I went to have a look at my face and see whether this had given me any positive effects. Well it osrt of did and it sort of didnt. It made my skin feel great. Really soft and proper smooth. My face even felt firmer and more toned so it really did work on that. Unfortunately it made my skin look horrible. I looked really greasy and it looked a big clogged up, if that makes any sence. So the results really are 50/50 it makes your skin feel great but look nasty and to be honest it didnt work as well as I had hoped on my dry skin. Im glad I got this for free because if Id have paid a whole tenner for it and it delivered those lack lustre results then I would have been well annoyed.
I dont recommend this because it is way to expensive for the less than perfect results that you end up with. It made me skin feel great and look vile so I am proper disappointed. Ive actually given my tub away to a friend now who didnt like it either so I assume it has now been binned. Dont waste your hard earned cash.
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The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream
~About the Company~
The Body Shop strive to protect the plant and the people who depend on it. They use natural ingredients from the four corners of the globe, The Body Shop believe in enhancing natural beauty and not disguising it.
The Body Shop was created over 30 years ago by Dame Anita Roddick. The Body Shop is stored in 55 countries worldwide.
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~About the Product / What the Product Says To Do~
This product contains Wheat Germ Oil to replenish and revitalise your skin while you sleep. It is a rich, nourishing cream that penetrates deep down while you sleep leaving you with soft, supple, healthy, hydrated skin.
Wheat Germ Oil is also a natural rich source of vitamin E that provides additional antioxidant to your skin.
Vitamin E is also a natural antioxidant that helps to protect the skin against environmental damage. It helps with free radicals entering the skin, making it dull and dry.
Coca Butter generally is a brilliant moisturiser that is in many skincare products, it melts to body temperature making it very easy to apply.
Is suitable for all skin types, making it perfect for everyone.
Use within 12 months of opening.
Just like any other face cream, use a clean spatula if you have one to stop germs getting into the cream (unfortunately The Body Shop doesn't supply you with one). Apply to your finger tips and massage into your face and neck avoiding the eye contour area.
The colour of the product is cream/light pink.
To me it is a light floral fragrance that is not overpowering or too minimum.
I would say the packaging for this particular cream is good, the top is clear with a screw lid. The jar comes in 50ml and is light pink in colour.
When you unscrew the lid you will see a white plastic top to protect the cream from the air keeping it fresh at all times.
Even though my skin type is oily I have a tendency to have dry patches that I can not shift and there are times when you know when your skin that little extra moisture.
I never used The Body Shop products before until a friend bought me a skincare pack for Christmas. She generally swears by The Body Shop so loves all they have to offer so I couldn't wait to try and see for myself.
I have a spatula from other skincare creams and use religiously in pots to avoid the spread of germs. As I put the cream onto my finger tips I noticed it is rich and I wondered how it was going to be on my oily skin. When I applied the cream it did glide on beautifully and I didn't need a lot at all for my whole face and neck to be covered. It took a while for it to sink in and it felt like after an hour there was residue left on my face, which felt greasy and my face looked shiny.
Even after applying a tiny amount to the back of my hand, my hand feels greasy and not sinking in like you would think it would.
Before bed I plotted off the excess so all of it wouldn't be on my pillow on the morning.
When I did wake up and looked at my skin, it was very soft, hydrated and had a "bounce" to it. On the downside my skin looked oily and felt greasy to the touch. I also noticed little spots appearing on my face, which I think was because the cream was too rich for my skin type and blocked my pores.
It is a nice product and I will use again but only when I have very dry/dehydrated skin. Otherwise I will be staying clear.
I don't think The Body Shop should say this cream is good for all skin types as it isn't. It should be labelled as great cream for dry/normal skin.
~Price and Where to Buy~
You can purchase this cream from http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk at a price of £9.75, the price will be the same at The Body Shop store and prices may vary in other online shops.
~Would I Recommend/Purchase Again
I would but not for oily skins. Will be a great product for someone with normal dry skin.
Repairs your skin while you sleep /