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My main facial cleanser does a good job and it manages to remove my make up and cleanse my skin well. When I go out on a big night out I do go heavy on the old eye make, including gluing on the false lashes and sometimes I need a bit help getting the last bit off. I like to use a cream cleanser for this job and that is why I purchased the Vitamin E Cleansing Cream by The Body Shop.
What does the product do?
The product promises to be gentle on the skin and to remove impurities, excess oil and make up from the skin. As it cleanses, it also promises to leave the skin softened with the inclusion of Fair Trade Shea Butter. It also claims to leave the skin in a better condition and the skin should be left feeling smoother and more supple. With the inclusion of Vitamin E, it should nourish and strengthen the skin too.
How do you use the product?
You need to apply the cream to the neck and face, and then wipe it away with some cotton wool. When removing eye make, I very gently massage the cream over my closed eyelid before wiping it away with the cotton wool.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a powder pink bottle which is cute on display in my bathroom. It has a flip top lid which is easy to open and close. The product will cost you around £8 for 200ml and it can be bought from your local Body Shop or from some online websites.
Application and Performance
The product has a lovely fresh aroma it that suits the product well. It is white in its colour and it has a light and creamy texture. It is easy to dispense from the bottle and also to control how much you dispense.
The cleanser feels silky on the skin and it glides well without any pulling or dragging of the delicate area. I mainly use it on the eye area and it is really gentle. It didn't cause my eye to sting and the cream didn't cause any discomfort or irritations. When I wipe a cotton pad over my eye, you can see how much make up was left on after using my face wash.
The cleanser is very effective and it doesn't take too many wipes before the area is completely clean. You also don't need to use much of the product in order to get the desired results. The product is so creamy that it does leave the skin feeling soft, pampered and cared for. It doesn't leave the skin looking greasy but leaves a healthy sheen behind. Despite it containing Shea Butter, it hasn't caused any blemishes to form on my sometimes spot prone skin.
All in all, this is a gentle yet effective cleanser. It doesn't sting my eyes and manages to remove all of my eye make up quickly and easily. It leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised without leaving any greasy residue behind. I am very happy with this product and would definitely recommend this one.
For my birthday I had asked for a vitamin E set from Bodyshop, my Mam knowing how much I love lotions and potions bought me some of the range of Vitamin E products in full sizes. The cleanser comes in a 200ml bottle and currently costs £8 which I think is a decent price for a really good product.
The cleanser comes in a pale pink plastic bottle and has a flip top lid on it, it states the name of the company and the name of the product on the front, and you get the directions for use and a list of ingredients on the back of the bottle too. The bottle is actually made of pretty tough plastic so squeezing it may be hard for anyone with dexterity problems.
Under the flip top lid there is a small hole, it's small enough so you don't dispense too much of the product but large enough that it doesn't get clogged with the product. The cleansers is white in colour, it's a decent consistency and smells lovely. To use the product you simply pour a little onto your fingertips or palm of your hand if it's easily and then use your fingertips to massage it into your skin. To remove the product from your skin simply use a cotton pad and sweep across your face, the product is easy to remove from your skin. You can see easily on the pad what the cleanser is removing from your skin which reassures me the cleanser is working.
My skin feels really soft when using this product although I do use the full skincare routine so I can't say it is from this alone. I find my skin is smooth to the touch but also feels really refreshed and alive which I love, you don't need to use too much of the product so it lasts really well too.
I really recommend the parts of the Vitamin E range that I have tried (more reviews to follow) and I personally will be buying myself more of the range but as Bodyshop are forever sending me emails with offers on them I will be waiting for a good offer before I do.
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This product is a facial cleanser and is part of the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop of which I am a huge fan of. I started using the product in this before Christmas as I had some dry skin on my forehead and wanted something that was going to help this. I purchased an Intensive moisturiser in this range and found it the best moisturiser I have ever used so I decided to try some of the other products in the range. As there was 40% off products online a few weeks ago I took advantage of this offer and treated myself to some more products in this range including the Cleanser, Toner and Facial Mist. The cleansers in a light cream and gently lifts away dirt, make-up and impurities to clean, soften and condition your skin. The cleanser effectively cleans to leave you skin feeling refreshed and feeling smooth and supple. I find the product in this range gentle on my skin, even on dry areas. The cleanser comes in a light pink plastic bottle which is the colour of the packaging in the entire Vitamin E range. On the front of the bottle it states what the product is. On the back of the bottle it tells you how to use the product in various different languages. You can peel this label back to reveal a list of ingredients also in different languages. The bottle has a white plastic lid which flips open to reveal the small hole in which the product dispenses.
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I purchased this from The Body Shop website but you can also purchase it from their stores as well. Prices may vary during different times of the year and I actually purchased this product with 40% off which was fantastic value. I actually find that they often have very good offers on their website, so I buy all my products from there rather than my local store. Online this product currently has 50% off which means it's reduced from £8.00 to £4.00. This is for a 200ml bottle which is the only size this product comes in.
Other products available in the Vitamin E range include:
* Body Butter
* Moisture Cream
* Eye Cream
* Facial Wash
* Facial Wipes
* Body Lotion
* Face Mist
More products in this range also available.
Using the Product
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Massage into skin with fingertips and remove using a clean cotton pad or muslin cloth. If product gets into eyes rinse with clean water. When using cleanser I normally put some of the product onto a cotton pad and then wipe it over my face, how-ever I was going to use the product as suggested. The first thing I noticed about the bottle was that it was made of quite strong plastic which meant I had to squeeze the bottle slightly harder in order to dispense some of the product. I put a small amount of 2 of my fingertips and applied the product as suggested massaging it into my skin. The cleanser wasn't too thick but wasn't runny either. It was white in colour and has a shine to it and looked rather glossy. As I applied it to my face it felt really cool and refreshing. The cleanser has a very light, pleasant fragrance to it. After massaging it into my skin I then used 2-3 cotton wool pads to remove it. As I did this I could see the results on the cotton wool pads themselves. There wasn't a huge amount of dirt and grease on the cotton wool pads but there was enough on there for me to see that the product was doing a good job of cleansing my face. I often suffer from sensitive skin and often have dry patches occurring but the cleanser didn't irritate these areas or make them sore which was good. After removing the cleanser I left my skin for a minute or two and then using clean hands I felt my skin. My face felt extremely smooth and soft, much softer and smoother than it had done before. My face also felt cool and refreshed with a lovely clean feeling. My skin not only felt good but it looked refreshed and moisturised too & also radiant. I was really impressed with this and even after the first use I had decided that this was much better than my previous cleanser. The cleanser caused no irritation or reactions to my skin.
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The cleanser does a brilliant job of cleansing my face and I can tell it does this as you can see the results on the cotton wool pad after wiping your face. I love the way that the cleanser makes my face feel refreshed and cool with a really clean feeling. Although the product only has a very light scent this is pleasant. Since using the cleanser along with other products in the Vitamin E range my skin has become much smoother and softer. I don't suffer from many blemishes anyway, so I can't comment on whether this helps to reduce blemishes or not. The packaging in which the cleanser comes in is very simple but attractive. The bottle can be a little hard to squeeze and I can only imagine this will get even harder towards to end of the bottle. In terms of value I think the product is fantastic value when at half price. At full price the cleanser is a lot more expensive than my previous cleanser, how-ever I don't mind paying full price for this as the product is fantastic and works better than my other cleanser I was previously using. I would recommend this product to others, especially if you have dry skin as I find that the product doesn't irritate it or make it feel sting when applying it. I use the product morning and before going to bed but you only need to apply a little of the product as a little goes a long way. I highly recommend this product, along with other products in the Vitamin E range.
Products I recommend in this Range
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* Toner - I use this after using the cleansing lotion.
* Night Cream - Apply this before going to bed after cleansing for even smoother, softer skin.
* Moisture Cream - Perfect for use during the day to help keep your skin hydrated
* Intensive Moisture Cream - Perfect is you have particularly dry skin as it doesn't irritate or sting when applied
* Facial Mist - Gives instant refreshment, moisture & protection and is perfect for setting make up.
(review will also appear on ciao)
I bought this cleanser in quite a recent 50% off Body Shop sale and thought that as it was reduced, I might as well give it a try! I already use a few of the other items in the Vitamin E range such as the night cream and lip balm but wasn't sure if the cleanser would be right for me as I thought that it might be quite thick and 'heavy'.
It is neither of those and I really like it - it's a lot nicer smelling than the cleanser that I used previously and it leaves my skin feeling really soft and nourished. Like a majority of The Body Shop's skincare products, this is quite expensive. A 200ml bottle of it usually retails at £7.00, which is £4.00 more than the cleanser that I had being using previously.
Due to the quality though, I do think that £7.00 is a reasonable price. I managed to get mine for just £3.50 which I am really pleased about, but if it is not on offer when I need to re-purchase it, I don't mind paying that bit extra. The cleanser comes in a rounded plastic bottle which has a flip lid.
I find the little hole which dispenses the product handy as it ensures that not too much comes out at once. The bottle is very simple in design - it's transparent meaning that the white cream can be seen and it has a large very pale pink label wrapped around it with The Body Shop's logo, the product name and a brief product description.
This says: daily cleansing with antioxidant protection and a unique skin softening complex. It is also stated that the cleaner is suitable for all skin types and the back of the bottle has plenty of additional information such as the ingredients. The Body Shop say that the cleanser is dermatologically tested and as always with The Body Shop, it has not been tested on animals which is a huge advantage!!
The cleanser is white in colour and the consistency is perfect - it's nice and light but it still has a luxurious thickness to it. It spreads over the skin nicely and a little goes a long way. I apply this with my cleansing cloth usually as it's quicker than fiddling around with a cotton pad, however when I have used it with a cotton pad it worked just as well and due to the thick consistency, the cotton pad didn't absorb any of it.
I find that two medium sized blobs are enough to do all of my face, although I do have very dry skin and I find that my skin actually absorbs most of it as it would a moisturiser. It does a brilliant job at getting dirt and make-up off of my skin very easily and my skin is always left feeling clean, fresh and soft. The cleanser has a very gentle, fresh smell which I find pleasant.
Overall, I highly recommend this cleanser and I give it five out of five stars.
After experimenting with different products I've settled on a skincare routine which is effective and kind to my sensitive skin. This routine involves using this Vitamin E Clean Cleanser from The Body Shop morning and night.
The cleanser can be bought from The Body Shop stores or online website costing £7 for a 200ml bottle. It's very easy to come across pretty good deals from The Body Shop, particularly on their website, which allows this to be obtained for less though. As much as I like this cleanser I do think £7 is a little steep and I do only buy it when I have some sort of money off voucher.
This comes in a tall recycled plastic pink bottle with clear plastic flip top lid. Holding the bottle up to the light allows you to see how much product you have left and I find I typically get about two months out of the 200ml bottle when using it twice a day. The bottle describes this cleanser as being 'daily cleansing and protection with a unique skin-softening complex'. Fair trade shea butter is contained in this and it hasn't been tested on animals making it a pretty friendly product.
After running a facial wipe over my skin to prepare it I apply a small blob of this cleanser, around the size of a 10p coin, onto my cotton face round and dab it along my chin, cheeks, forehead, nose and neck before massaging it all into my face using circular motions. The white cleanser is easy to squeeze out of the bottle and as it has a cream like consistency it doesn't come out too quickly making it easy to control how much you dispense.
It has a subtle baby lotion type scent to it which I quite like and I can detect this scent when applying the cleanser to my skin. The cleanser, once rubbed in, is invisible on the skin and leaves a nice matte finish along with adding a little softness and hydration to my face too. Since using this cleanser, along with the day and night creams from this range, I've noticed some much appreciated skin brightening effects too. My face looks healthier and has a sort of glow about it now, much different from the dull and lifeless look it used to have!
This gets rid of the vast majority of my make-up. There are always those few stubborn bits of mascara and eyeliner which require toner and make-up remover to completely remove but this cleanser makes a good start on that area and gets rid of all of my foundation and concealer with minimum effort. This also picks up all dirt and grime from under my skin which I can clearly see on my cotton face rounds - it always amazes me how much dirt my skin can pick up when all I've done is gone to sleep or work!
Best of all this hasn't caused any irritation to my sensitive skin, nor has it caused me to break out or have any negative side effects really. It's a lovely cleanser which I thoroughly recommend, just wait until there's an offer on before you buy it!
Up until more recent times I haven't had a lot of contact with The Body Shop. When I was younger of course I like alot of my peers at school all stunk of White Musk or Dewberry as there wasn't the abundance of scents out there like there is now and it was a rather trendy shop to like due to its none testing on animal ethics but since then I have become a more savvy shopper and am aware that I can get eco friendly and stuff not tested on animals for a much cheaper price than this place usually sells.
However here in Weston Super Mare we don't barely have any shops left due to the recession which has left me with only Boots and Superdrug and we've never had my favoured Lush store here so one day there was a sale advertised on the windows of The Body Shop and I found myself in there spending a fortune and was happy with some bargains that I grabbed.
However this was not a product I bought at the time though I did see it on sale. I didn't need to buy it and usually of late due to ill health I have been removing debris and make up from my face with a wipe of some sort as a time saver and that it less trouble for me this way. However I was given this by my friends mum who wont use anything fragranced on her skin and didn't like to bin it and with my new love of The Body Shop already apparent I was more than happy to receive it of course.
This comes in a light pink bottle with a flip top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole and is only available to purchase in a 200ml size which will set you back (unless your lucky like me!) £7.00 which at first glance seems rather alot of money to part with however it is a large product this one and a little of it does go a very long way indeed in its defense. On the front of the bottle we are clearly told that it is suitable for all skin types and the size is stated as I have listed already then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes ingredients being given, we are told how to use it and contact details for The Body Shop are listed. Its a nice enough and very simply bottle to look at this one but pleasant enough.
The Product Itself:
Well you can use this on a relatively clean face so men could use it too if they so desire and to remove a full face of make up if required lol!
This is a light pink reasonably thick cream though it does dispense out of the bottle easily and it has a rather plantish kind of fresh smell to it which is really nice and not too strong and once used this scent lingers cleanly on the face for a good couple if hours which I do appreciate.
This is a none greasy formula and lifts up grease and grime effortlessly whilst moisturising the skin slightly too. I find this to really lift off waterproof mascaras and the likes easily so I don't have to work to hard at getting it to clean me up!
You can simply use this on the skin, rinse it off as I do after using it on cotton wool first and use a toner if desired, again which I do just to make sure all trace of grub is gone.
I find this not to agitate my sensitive skin at all and to refresh and revive it and I haven't had any new spots or anything appear on my face since using it either.
Vitamin E is meant to repair aging skin, I cant say its done that really but my skin is softer since using this straight after using it but also in the long term too and I really like this mild and gentle formula. A little of it goes a very long ay indeed as I mentioned earlier making this an economical purchase in the long run and I have to admit that I am rather impressed with its overall quality and kindness to my face!
Only available from The Body Shop and www.the bodyshop.com and there are a few other facial products available to in this Vitamin E range.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have been using The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser for a few months, a long with some of the other products from The Body Shop Vitamin E range.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser comes in a baby pink 200ml plastic bottle with a flip top lid. It is a daily cleanser with 'antioxidant protection and a unique skin-softening complex'. It is suitable for all skin types. I would say my skin is relatively 'normal', although it can dry out sometimes. The cleanser is said to 'effectively remove make-up and impurities. Leaving your skin clean, soft and supple. With pure wheat germ oil'. According to The Body Shop 'nature's best source of Vitamin E is wheat germ oil', so they have 'crushed whole grains of wheat and have extracted the oil'. Vitamin E is multi-tasking and is great for skin - it moisturises, protects and provides all-round skin conditioning...
One of the worst things you can do to your face is leave makeup on overnight so I ensure I cleanse my face every night. I use this product in the evenings to remove my makeup and clear my skin before bed. I usually use cotton wool and cotton pads.
The consistency of the cleanser is quite thin and I only need to squeeze out a small amount to cover my entire face - a little goes a long way (I still have lots left in my current bottle, despite using it regularly). It has a nice scent - it's florally, not overpowering and kind of reminds me of sun cream (it smells very similar to The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturiser).
Foundation, blusher and eyeshadow etc is removed easily and effectively. Mascara and eyeliner usually requires a slightly longer and harder rub, but is also removed effectively. It's really effortless and effective (but also gentle). My skin looks and feels cleansed, soft and refreshed after I have used the Vitamin E Cleanser. It's good at moisturising and conditioning too, my face doesn't feel tight after using it (I except this would be very beneficially to somebody that suffers with dry skin) but it doesn't leave my face looking or feeling greasy either. Since using this cleanser (a long with the Vitamin E toner and moisturiser) I have noticed that my skin is clearer and more healthy looking. The Vitamin E cleanser lives up to it's claims and is something I'm happy to stick with.
This product is not tested on animals (The Body Shop are against animal testing) and is made with community fair trade shea butter (from Ghana) and soya oil (from Brazil). The Body Shop claim their trade with the Tungteiya Women's Shea Butter Association has helped to fund three medical centres and 10 nursery schools. I'm much more likely to purchase a product that has these ethical values.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser can be bought from The Body Shop or The Body Shop website. It comes in a 200ml bottle for 7.00, which I don't think is a bad price, especially for a good quality cleanser which lasts a long time.
--How to use--
Squeeze a little in the palm of your hand and massage gently into your skin.
Washing just with water doesn't necessarily remove all impurities built up over the day effectively, whereas some soaps on the face can be harsh and abrasive, causing dry skin. This Vitamin E cleanser washes impurities from the pores leaving a fresh feeling, a lightly brushed sensation and a deeper clean.
--Value for money--
This product was fairly expensive for a smallish bottle, as it was from the Body Shop. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the moisturising element of the product and so I would say it is worth the price paid, though I would prefer to buy it when deals are on!
--Where to buy it--
Available at all Body Shops in a little pink bottle as part of the Vitamin E range. Beware of the pyramid selling in certain outlets, you can get very pushy sales assistants on commission! After I'd purchased this one, they were keen to recommend I also use the toner, though I was sceptical of needing three different products just to cleanse my face, so I decided not to purchase the toner on this occasion (after buying a lot of Body Shop make up too!)
Slightly overpriced for the size of the bottle, however, it will last a long time as I am not using it quite every day, just when I feel my skin needs an extra cleanse. I would recommend using this product with a washcloth or a facial sponge as it doesn't quite all remove if you just splash your face with water. It leaves a lovely fresh smell and if you use it in a hot bath you can feel the product acting on your pores which is a pleasant freshly washed skin sensation. I would rate it as an effective product, which I like to use when I have a break out to give my skin an extra cleanse, though of course it can be used on a day to day basis as well. Effectively removes make up layers too, though you may want to use an extra make up remover wipe for tough make up.
I really enjoyed the fresh scent and moisturised cleansed feeling, though it definitely requires a clean washcloth to remove all the product effectively. Leaves your skin feeling soft and supple and the scent was not overpowered, just fresh.
The Vitamin E in the product is supposed to leave your skin glowing and healthy, and it is true that this product gives you a nice, healthy skin feeling after use.
I would recommend this for people with dry or sensitive skin as it is very moisturising. I have skin prone to break outs and it works well to moisturise my skin, so I can vouch that it is suitable for both these skin types as it is not at all harsh on the skin compared to some alcohol based cleansers! I prefer this product to many alcohol based cleansers as I find that they dry my skin out quite a bit and make me peel.
In summary, I'd give this product four stars. Quite pricey, but a general all round effective and pleasant lightly fragranced product which I would buy again should I be in the Body Shop and have spare cash!
During one of The Body Shop's online offer periods last year, I purchased a set of skincare miniatures from the Vitamin E range. I hadn't had a lot of experience with this range, or Body Shop skincare, before so was pleased to try it.
The Vitamin E range is designed for dryer and more mature skin. I'm only in my mid 20s and have combination skin, but I hoped this set would provide effective protection during the winter when I get occasional dry patches of skin. The range is packaged in plain but smart and distinctive pink packaging.
The set contained a miniature cleanser, toner, moisture cream and night cream. I used the set together, though I only used the cleanser and toner at night preferring a face wash in the morning (Lush's Buche de Noel, in case anyone is interested). This review will discuss my experience with the cream cleanser.
***Price and Packaging***
A full-size 200ml bottle of this cleanser costs £7 at full price. As far as I know my miniature 60ml bottle is only available as part of a set. Both bottles are made of recycled, recyclable plastic and have a flip-top lid for ease of use. My little bottle is clear, which I like as it means I can see exactly how much product I have left. I understand however that the large bottle is opaque pink plastic.
***Product Ingredients and Claims***
Naturally enough, this cleanser contains Vitamin E. This is an antioxidant and helps to prevent the development of free radicals on the skin. It also contains wheatgerm oil (in which most of the Vitamin E is found), Community Fair Trade soya oil and Community Fair Trade shea butter. The shea butter comes from the all-female Tungteiya Shea Butter Association of northern Ghana, which has 476 members from 10 villages. Trade has helped to fund three medical centres and 10 nursery schools. To find out more, you can visit The Body Shop's Community Fair Trade section on their website.
Shea butter is quite an unusual ingredient to find in a cleanser, as it is moisturising. However this does fit in with the product's claim to be suitable for dryer skin. It is described as a light cream cleanser that gently lifts away dirt, make-up and impurities. It is claimed to effectively cleanse, soften and condition and leave skin feeling smooth and supple.
***Use of the Product***
I prefer to use a cream cleanser in the evening to gently remove make-up and cleanse my skin for the evening. I didn't use this product in the morning as I prefer to use a face wash or scrub in the shower.
This cleanser has a light, slightly floral smell which is pleasant and calming. The cleanser has a light lotion-like consistency which is fairly runny, but not so runny that it runs off my face. I squeeze a little onto a cotton wool pad and sweep it over my face. In two to three weeks I've used less than half of my little bottle of cleanser, so it does last a long time.
I will discuss how the product lives up to each of its claims below.
Gently but effectively cleanses - I have found this to be true. Despite being scented, the cleanser is very gentle on my skin and I haven't experienced any irritation. It is very good at removing most make-up without much effort. With mascara or heavy eyeshadow I have to rub a bit, or else use an eye make-up remover, but with most things I put on my face the cleanser can cope pretty well. My skin feels thoroughly cleansed after use.
Softens and conditions - Again this is true, my skin looks and feels in very good condition after use and feels extremely soft. In fact I have sometimes been tempted to forego moisturiser as the cleanser leaves my skin feeling quite moisturised without tightness. However I don't have particularly dry skin.
Leaves skin feeling smooth and supple - This is also true. My skin feels incredibly smooth and not at all dry.
I have been very impressed with this cleanser. It is effective at removing make-up, gentle on the skin and also moisturising. It has helped keep my skin in good condition during this cold weather.
The cleanser is quite pricey, however it does last ages and The Body Shop always have some sort of special offer on, so really you never need to pay full price.
I don't know if I would buy the cleanser again on a regular basis, simply because I don't normally need this level of moisturisation, particularly during the warmer months. However I would certainly consider repurchasing for use during the winter, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone with dryer skin. I will be recommending the Vitamin E range to my mam, as she has drier, more mature skin and I think it would suit her.
I am currently on a self-imposed ban from buying any new beauty products until all my existing ones have been used (with the exception of Lush where I intend visiting on the weekend!). I own far too many products; all of which are bundled into the back of my wardrobe. One of the items was a gift set that I purchased from The Body Shop earlier this year, which belongs to the Vitamin E skincare range and as it contained small version of various products I was able to try and test them all without breaking the bank. I have discussed my experience with using a number of the products with this review focusing on the Cream Cleanser.
~~ REASON FOR PURCHASE ~~
Ever since my teenage years I have been fanatical about adhering to a strict beauty regime, particularly as I believed my hard work would pay off in later life. Thankfully, at the age of 44 I have no wrinkles and possess only a few fine lines around my eyes and even if I say so myself I do not look my age. I believe there are two reasons for this with one being that when I was younger my skin was rather greasy, which can now be described as T-zone. Consequently, I have followed my mum, who at the age of 69 possesses very few wrinkles.
The other reason is due to the products I use, which are specifically designed for my skin type. When I was younger I would buy everything I could that would dry out my skin, particularly astringent cleansers, as I wrongly believed that it was the right thing to do. However, when the skin is over cleansed it will naturally produce more oil and create an even bigger problem.
The reason I chose this particular range is that I have faith in the majority of The Body Shop products, as they are effective, yet gentle and caring for the skin. In addition, as Vitamin E is known for its' caring and health properties I believed I was choosing a high quality product.
~~ USING THE CREAM CLEANSER ~~
I am not intending to discuss packaging, particularly as my transparent plastic bottle contains 60ml of cleanser as opposed to the 200ml full sized version. However, I would advise that both bottle sizes have a flip top lid to enable easy access to the product. The Body Shop claims that the cream cleanser will effectively remove make up and whilst this information is contained on the reverse of the bottle it does not state that it is suitable for removing waterproof mascara. As I only wear normal mascara I am unable to speak of its' performance.
As directed I applied the good consistency white cream onto my face and neck and was able to witness a delicate aroma, which reminds me of roses although my husband would beg to differ. Whilst we are not advised to leave on the skin for a given amount of time I tend to wait a few minutes before removing, which I have carried out with either cotton wool or the muslin cloth from my Liz Earle Cleansing Polish. I had never previously considered a cream cleanser to be suitable for my T-zone skin, as I believed it would leave it feeling greasy, but this is far from the case, as it left my skin soft and silky smooth whilst effectively removing any dirt and grime as well as my mousse foundation. Whilst my skin was left soft the cream doesn't really offer much in the way of moisturisation, so I always apply my favourite product directly after use.
The cream also removed my eye make-up although a little pressure was required to entirely lift away my two layers of black mascara. I had expected the product to leave my skin feeling a little tacky, but this was not the case. My 60 ml bottle lasted approximately two weeks with twice daily use where I would also use it to remove my make up every evening.
~~ INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION ~~
I do not intend discussing long lists of ingredients and would advise that the most important are Vitamin E, Community Fair Trade shea butter and soya oil and wheatgerm oil. The cleanser also contains alcohol. The cleanser should be used within 12 months of opening and the container can be recycled after use.
~~ PRICE ~~
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser is available in a 200ml bottle and costs £7.
Whilst I enjoyed using this cleanser it is doubtful I will repurchase, as I much prefer my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. However, it is an effective yet gentle product and receives 4 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cream Cleanser is a good quality cleanser that will leave your skin feeling healthier and fresher. Offering "moisterising, protecting and all-round skin conditioning" it is my favourite product from The Body Shop's Vitamin E Range because it works well and is reliably stocked (sometimes you find a great product and then it gets discontinued...)
I find the best way to use this product is in the bath or shower, where the skin is well cleaned before applying the cleanser. The skin absorbs the cleanser well, even in a brief application, so it's preferred that all traces of makeup are removed beforehand, otherwise you can get pimples from the absorption of it. Think of this cleanser as one which removes and replaces facial oils containing impurities. It's a great cleanser to use after a long workday with oily skin - just wash your face a few times in the bath or shower, apply the cleanser and wait a few minutes, then wash off with water. Don't use soap for your process or the skin will feel a bit stretched.
The Vitamin E Cream Cleanser is not tested on animals, and supports community trade with soya oil from Brazil and shea butter from Ghana. The ingredients include the usual amount of indecipherable chemical compounds but I find that vitamin E combined with any kind of body butter (for example cocoa butter or shea butter) is very beneficial for the skin and promotes proper moisterisation and healing.
I tried the full range of Body Shop Vitamin E products over the years and found the Vitamin E Moisture Cream to be too heavy for my oily skin. The Exfoliator felt nice but seemed superfluous given that a facewasher did the same job. I found the cleanser to be the best all-round solution that does the most for your money.
The Vitamin E Cream Cleanser retails for around 15 pounds but obviously this varies depending on where you live and which year it is. I do recommend the Cleanser for good quality every day skincare but you need some spare cash to invest in a regimen of it.
The Body Shop sell this vitamin E cream cleanser for £2.50 for 60mls or £6.50 for 200mls. Pence per ml it is relatively expensive compared to the cheaper 'own' brands, but compared to premium brands like Clarins etc it is quite cheap.
The cleanser comes in a cylindrical plastic bottle with a screw on and off lid. The lid has a top with lifts off to reveal a small hole, out of which you squeeze your product. The creamy product inside is pink, and as the plastic is clear that is what you can see from the outside. It is a nice baby pink and not a tacky bright shade. The label is very typical body shop and therefore very clasy. It has the famous logo on it and plain and simple writing about what the product is with no pictures.
I squeeze a few blobs of the cleanser onto a ball of cotton wool and give my face a good rub/wipe with it. I actually use it to remove my make up, although I am not sure if that is what the product is designed for. It does as good a job as the make up remover I usually buy-so why not!
The product is very good at removing the days dirt and grime, it is evident when you look down at the cotton wool after you have used it! It certainly isn't white anymore.
The cleanser also does not irritate my skin and leaves it soft and smooth. The one thing it doesn't do in my opinion is do a deep pore cleanse like you get from a face wash with a flannel. So generally in my night time routine I have to combine a couple of products!
The Vitamin E Cleanser is just one of the products in the Body Shop's vitamin E cleansing range. I have been a fan of the vitamin E moisturiser for a long time - so trying this cleanser out seemed to make sense - I wanted to know it would be as good as the moisturiser.
You can purchase this cleanser from the highstreet - The Body Shop has branches in most towns and cities. You can also buy it on-line at - www.thebodyshop.co,uk - or you can purchase a bottle at a Body Shop at home party.
This product costs £6.50 for a 200ml bottle, or alternatively you can buy a 60ml bottle for £2.50. I imagine that people buy the smaller bottle to make sure they like the product, or if they are planning on going on holiday and want smaller versions of their beauty products.
The cleanser comes in a light peach colour and it is made of soft plastic. There is a flip top to open and then you squeeze the bottle remove the product.
To apply you put a little bit onto some cotton wool and rub it over your face. The lotion has a cooling effect on my skin and it seemed to remove the grime off my face. However it didn't make my it feel particularly clean or refreshed.
I think this product is quite expensive for what you get and I wouldn't particularly recommend it, because I personally prefer to use eye makeup remover and to wash my face using face wash (followed by my Vitamin E moisturiser). If you're into buying expensive cleansers then maybe you should try the Body Shop's offering, but this really isn't for me... I can only award it two stars.
I recived a gift set containg vitamin e products, one of which was the cleanser. Not being a fan of the bodyshop, i put the set away and thought no more about it. It was only 2 months later when i found it again i decided to give it a try. i can honestly say that my opinion of the bodyshop has changed completley. The cleanser is extremely light and creamy. It is slightly fragranced, and is very gentle to the skin. This cleanser left my skin feeling lovely and clean, and very soft. I recently purchased another brand of cleanser and toner from a spa visit, and i cannot wait for them to run out so i can return to the vitamin e collection. This is an all round winning product. It is not expensive, it is produced by the body shop so not only is it well made it is ethical too. This cleanser is by far the best that i have tried. This cleanser may also be good for people with sensitive skin, as it really is very gentle to skin.
I bought this cleanser as i heard that vitamin helps reduce the appearance of scars and my cheeks seem to be consumed with them. I have used this cleanser for a few months now and i wouldnt swap it for anything else. The cleanser smells lovely and leaves skin feeling soft and clean. It removes all makeup including eye makeup with only a pea sized amount. The most amazing thing is that it has reduced the redness of my scars and left my skin looking much more healthy. I also have extremely sensitive skin, but this causes no irritation unlike face wipes and cleansers i have used in the past. The cleanser is slightly more expenisive than those i have used in the past, though it is well worth it for how clean it leaves my skin. I would definately recommend it to anyone and i am excited to try the other products in this range.
A light and creamy cleanser / It gently lifts dirt, make-up and impurities to leave the skin feeling soft, supple and smooth /