Product Type: The Body Shop body care
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Vitamin E Face Mist: A Must for my Daily Make-up Requirements!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist
Member Name: bethan-bean
The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist
Advantages: Fixes make up, benefits of Vitamin E, refreshing!
Disadvantages: If only they came in a smaller size for travel
When my friend started working for the Body Shop doing parties at home, I felt obliged to buy something for her - so, having no makeup or body stuff to buy my only option left was to by The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist... and I really have not been let down!
Although some people may call it a toner, I was sold it as just a refreshing face spritzer - a quick splash to refresh and rehydrate the skin. The bottle itself calls it an 'On-call moisture and Vitamin E protection'. And this is exactly what it does, which, although it doesn't sound a lot, has revolutionised my makeup for good!
Not only is the quick spray refreshing, it is also excellent at setting makeup - I simply apply concealer, foundation and blusher and spritz - it stays in place and just as vibrant all day long! Its probably best not to use it over Mascara however because, unless its a good quality waterproof mascara, if you over spray it can smudge a little. I'd also say don't spritz too much, if your skin feels wet you've gone too far and it doesn't have the desired effect - but if you just feel refreshed... perfect, thats exactly whats it meant for! Its even handy to wet your brushes to ease application of eyeshadow - so that that too can stay on all day long.
As for refreshing - its tempting to take this baby everywhere to spruce up at the spritz of a pump - but I would definitely recommend it for holidays and travel, a quick spray and you arrive feeling hydrated and fixed - its also wonderfully refreshing when wandering round a confusing and hot new country! Although I must admit I do wish they did a smaller bottle to make new found ease of travelling!
Its also very good at softening to skin and contains rosewater - I didn't realise how well it worked until someone commented how smooth my complexion was, and, on testing, a spray in the morning had made my fingers glide across my face even more, giving my moisturiser less of a challenge!
The Vitamin E was something I did not buy this product for - but looking back I have no idea how I stumbled across such a necessary thing without realising I should. Vitamin E contains anti-oxidant properties, and protects skin from UV rays, pollution and a number of other elements that can cause damage to the skin. Making it protective and an added layer over suncream. Vitamin E is also connected with anti-ageing, and most anti-ageing products boast about using it - reducing all the telltale signs of ageing. Not only this, but it reduces appearance of scars and stretchmarks and any other pigmentation in the skin. It even helps prevent cancer - all that from one little spray bottle, amazing.
The bottle is a nice pinky colour as is all the Body Shops Vitamin E selection, and is a 100ml spray bottle. It costs about £7, but will last months, and is fantastic value for the effects. The spray is best used holding it 10cm away from the face and close your eyes ( if you forget too it certainly makes you jump) - the first few times I did it the shock of the cooling made me flinch, but it really is quite pleasant to do.
But of course, you can't mention a Body Shop product with mentionning the ethical standards of the company - which for me makes using a product like this all the more enjoyable, knowing that all ingredients and manufacturing is done in an ethical way makes supporting this company all the more satisfying.
Basically, this product is, for me, a make-up must! I have tried similar sprays since, and none give the same fixing results or the same Vitamin E benefits - I would definitely say, give it a try!
Summary: A miracle makeup trick!