“ Brand: The Body Shop / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisture Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Moisturizes, Protects, Nourishes / Product line: The Body Shop Vitamin E „
==Price and Availability==
Even though I have used a few of the other products in the range, I hadn't used The Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream until I received it as part of a Vitamin E gift set last Christmas. Individually the cream sells for £10 for a 50ml pot, the moisture cream comes in a few different versions including a night cream, illuminating moisture and intense moisture. The version I received was just the normal moisture day cream.
==The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream==
The cream comes in a small round tub which is made from plastic and pretty sturdy, the tub has a secure screw top lid. Vitamin E Moisture Cream is designed to be used as an everyday moisturiser to hydrate and protect skin as well as giving it a healthier appearance and keeping it soft. This cream should be applied in the morning as a moisturiser or as a base to make up. The Body Shop advises that this cream should be applied with your fingertips to the face and neck. As with all Body Shop products this isn't tested on animals, this product is also suitable for all skin types.
The cream is a lovely light pink colour and has a very subtle fragrance to it, it's hard to describe it really it's just a very light and slightly florally fragrance. The cream is very light to the touch and you only need a really small amount to get good coverage all over your face and neck. As the cream is applied it's really silky soft and feels very light still, the cream absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave any greasiness at all. The cream seems to instantly moisturise and it really brightens the skin and almost gives it a healthy glow. The brightness this cream gives makes it a really good base for makeup but it can also be used just as a daily moisturiser. The softness this cream gives lasts really well and I find if I'm using it for any length of time my skin looks and feels better even if I don't apply it for a few days. I find that the cream does last really well so the £10 price tag isn't as bad as I initially thought when seeing the size of the tub. The only downside is that the cream doesn't contain an SPF, which a lot of face creams do these days. For this reason I only tend to use this cream over the winter months, but I don't mind too much as this is when my skin is at its driest anyway.
This Vitamin E Moisture Cream is really light, easy to apply and refreshing, a little bit goes a long way so I think you do get your money's worth from the tub. The cream gives long term benefits; skin remains soft and looks in better condition. I would prefer it if The Body Shop did a moisture cream with SPF but for the moment I will still continue to use this version, even though SPF should still be worn on dull days.
During December I made an online purchase at the Body Shop, I received this Vitamin E moisture cream as a free gift from them. I am a massive Body Shop fan and have tried a few products from their Vitamin E range and been really impressed with them, so I was really excited to give the moisture cream a go.
The Vitamin E Sink moisture cream comes in a very girlie baby pink 50ml tub. The Body Shop logo is proudly displayed on the front along with the product name. The label on the top states that this product is suitable for all skin types and is suitable for daily use. The sticker on the bottom of the tubs gives various pieces of information including a list of ingredients. Like all Body Shop products this has not been tested on animals and it also contains fair trade ingredients. It should be used within twelve months of opening.
The mask itself is light pink in colour, it has a soft whipped like texture. It has a slight floral fragrance to it which I quite like although the smell doesn't linger to long on the skin. I find only a small amount of the moisturiser is needed, so the 50ml tub should last sometime. I have been using the moisturiser twice a day for the past three weeks now and I still have around half the pot left. It sinks into the skin quickly leaving no unwanted sticky residues behind. After use my skin feels soft and hydrated, I have also found that it has reduced some of the redness on my cheeks brought on by the cold winter weather and the drying central heating.
My skin type is "normal" but I am prone to some dryness and redness during the winter months, the Body Shops Vitamin E suits my skin type well and I have not experienced any adverse reactions during use.
I have been really pleased with this Body Shop Vitamin E moisture cream and think it was a great freebie. A 50ml tub is currently priced at £10, Body Shop products can be quite expensive full price so its best to look out for the various special offers, sales and discount codes.
I got this as a free gift on The Body Shop website a few weeks ago. It was a brilliant offer,
I couldn't choose my free gift, this was what they sent me. This usually sells for £10, for a 50ml tub. It is a very small tub, although I can see it lasting a long time, I have been using this for 2 weeks now every day and the pot near enough still looks full!
It comes in a pale pink pot, with a black screw top lid. There is also a plastic lid inside so the cream doesn't get into the black lid. The cream itself is a very pale pink and looks really nice. You only need such a small amount of this cream, it spreads so far. I use this cream on my face in the morning before applying my make up, and it rubs into my skin so easily, it absorbs really well, and does not leave my skin greasy at all. My skin feel refreshed and soft, and my dry skin has definitely got so much better. This cream is a great base for make up, it is so light and dries into your skin so quick so you can apply foundation pretty much straight away.
This cream feels really smooth and nice to rub into my skin, and I would definitely by this cream now after receiving it as a free gift. I do think it is quite expensive at £10 a pot, but it does last a long while, a small amount really does go a long way, so I think it is worth the money. I love the pot, it looks really cute and is a great size for your make up bag or hand bag.
This cream can be used for all skin types, i have sensitive skin that gets very dry and this cream works really well for me, it does not irritate my skin at all, once rubbed in you can't even feel it on your skin, it is so light. I would definitely recommend this vitamin e cream, it is lovely, The Body Shop have a 50% off offer on at the moment, so I will definitely be purchasing another pot for £5! Highly recommended!
Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream.
Comes in small 50 ml pale pink tub with black screw top lid.
Cream is thick and a very pale pinky shade.
Suitable for all skin types.
Daily antioxidant protection and moisturisation.
Made in UK and use within 12 months.
Against animal testing.
Hydrates, is light and easily absorbed.
Part of Body Sop range since 1977.
50ml tub is £10.
==Other Items in the Range===
23 Vitamin e items including - Body Butter, Body Lotion, BB Cream, Cleanser, Exfoliator, Face Mist Spray, Cleansing Bar and Cleansing Wipes.
This moisturising cream comes in a cute little pale pink pot with a black lid and has a sort of retro feel to it.
The cream inside is pretty solid and thick and is protected by a round inner plastic liner.
The cream has a light and refreshing smell which is light and fragrant and not at all overpowering. It is the sort of lovely smell you would expect form a delicate cream or soap type product.
The cream only comes in this one size tub and I think that for £10 it is very expensive.
I love the smell of this cream and the fact that a little goes a long way and it is absorbed almost instantaneously, leaving your skin feeling lovely and soft.
Looking at the list of ingredients it has a lot of various additives and perfumes and would not be a choice of mine if I had sensitive skin.
For my skin this cream works really well and, being absorbed almost immediately, it is great to use before make up application and you do not have to wait for the moisturiser to soak in.
The cream itself is great but I would not be buying this cream on a regular basic because of the cost. I have to watch my budget so personally I would go for a cheaper product for day to day use.
Also you can make your own Vitamin E cream very cheaply by mixing in a capsule of Vitamin E into your own moisturiser cream.
4 stars. Lovely cream but too expensive for me.
===Would I Recommend?===
Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Isopropyl Palmitate (Emollient), Sorbitol (Humectant), Lanolin (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Cetyl Esters (Emollient), Steareth-2 (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Ceresin (Stabiliser), Triethanolamine (pH Adjuster), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Steareth-20 (Emulsifier), Carbomer (Viscosity Modifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 14700 (Colour).
I haven't personally bought any Body Shop products since the company was taken over by L'Oreal some years ago, instantly damaging its status as an ethical brand. Although The Body Shop has continued to operate according to its own policies, the parent company has always been a bit too fond of animal testing for my liking. However, I received this moisturiser as a gift, and with money being a big consideration at the moment, I decided to give it a try.
The cream comes in a 50ml pot, and I was quite pleased to see that it's not over-packaged - the plastic pot is just big enough to hold the cream, unlike some moisturisers which come in huge double-walled containers to give the impression that you're getting a bigger product.
Vitamin E Moisture Cream, like the rest of the Vitamin E range, comes in pink packaging and the cream itself has a light pink appearance and a smell that seems a little like baby powder. Some may love the look and feel of this cream, but I'm personally not a fan of the use of colouring and fragrance to create a 'gentle' appearance, and would prefer a more natural smell. As well as added colour and perfume, this moisturiser contains several parabens and rather a lot of chemical-sounding names.
The moisture cream has quite a light texture and is applied easily from the pot. I think the cream is deceptively rich, though, as I found that it wasn't completely absorbed by the time I was applying make-up, and I had a slight tingling sensation on my skin. I think this is one to use sparingly, as I have a suspicion that heavy-handed use of it would bring my skin out in a rash, which happens occasionally with moisturisers that sit on my skin for a while.
Apparently this is one of The Body Shop's best-selling products. For me, it's one to use occasionally and in small quantities, as there's just something about this cream that feels synthetic and likely to irritate my skin.
Body shop is one of my favorite shops as I love all the products and also love the fact they are such an ethical shop and don't test on animals.
I suffer from really dry skin so love their Vitamin E product range as it really seems to help with my problems. The range says that it protects the skin from the sun, pollution etc. It helps replenish dry skin and bring dull skin back to life.
This Vitamin E cream comes in a little plastic tub with a lid that screws on. This cream is really good and can be used every day as it is a great all around general cream. The tub that I bought was a 50ml one and it cost around £9. Vitamin E cream is a pinkish colour and when you first open the tub it looks good enough to eat the cream looks so nice and soft just like wipped cream.
When I used the cream it was great. It is quite a simple product it doesn't have a smell as it has nothing added this is why its great for dry skin or sensitive skin.
You can use it anywhere on the body so if you have areas of the skin that are more sensitive it is good for these areas too.
The tub is easy to use and the tub that it comes in has a big opening making it very easy for your to just put your hand in and get as much or as little of the cream as you need. When you apply the cream you will see that it is absorbed into the skin really easily.
My skin always feels so much better after I have applied it. The great thing is that it doesn't make your skin feel greasy so you can get dressed etc straight away.
I took a tub of this on holiday when I went abroad and used it after I had a shower in the evening and it kept my tan really well I usually peel a bit but when I had been using this I didnt at all. It doesnt suggest anywhere on the packaging that it is good for this but I found that it worked really well for me.
I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to pamper their skin a little at a reasonable price.
=The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream=
The Body Shop is one of my favourite retailers, as I like the fact that they do small trial sizes as well as full size, so you can try a smaller product, although yes you do pay more but trial and error pays for itself.
=Price and Availability=
This is an own brand product by Body Shop and can be purchased in the store as well as on line, although there may be delivery charges.
The pots come in 2 sizes, a 15ml trial size which is £4 and a 50ml tub which is £10.
My skin is quite dry on my face, and needs a little help over the Winter, so whilst on one of wonder around Body shop, I brought the 15ml pot to try it out.
As for all the Vitamin E range, the packaging is in pale pink. The tub is circular in shape, not much bigger than a lip balm for the small size, the lid is black plastic, which has a screw on design. It has the name of the product on the package as well as some information.
The cream is a very pale pink, almost white colour, it is quite shiny in appearance, it has a very light smell to it, to me it smelt like baby powder.
=Applying the Cream=
The cream is really easy to apply, it is quite thin in texture and soaks into the skin like a treat, and for the first minute you can see a slight sheer to the cream where you have applied, which is good as it means that you do not waste cream by covering the same area twice.
Within a couple of days I noticed the appearance of my skin was less dry and there was an improvement, I felt like it gave me a healthy appearance.
=A little went a long way=
My original purchase was the small 15ml tube and applying daily I got about 3 1/2 weeks use from the tub, so it is defiantly value for money.
=Would I recommend=
I would really recommend this Vitamin E cream, it really does make a difference for me,
I have quite a problematic skin and the underlying reason is that my facial skin is both dry and oily type. I have an oily T zone but the cheek area can suffer from dryness if I don't apply enough moisturising cream. This is because I used to lived in a country with tropical climate pretty much all year around and, as you all know, UK weather is windy and cold to say the least. To top it off, I have frequent break outs of acnes as small spots but they are still painful and problematic. I have friends who recommended Body Shop beauty products to me and I decided to try them out to see if they could be a solution to my skin problem.
I saw this Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture cream whilst I was browsing for body butter products. The sales assistant told me that this is one of their popular products and told me the benefits of using this product. It is advertised to provide deep hydration and leave the skin soft and light at the same time. I told her about mild dry patches on my cheeks and she recommended this product to me. So, I bought a 50 ml pot of this Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture cream for £10.00. This price is expected of Body Shop, whose products tend to be on the moderate to high price range. Note that a small pot (15 ml) of this Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture cream is available for £ 4.00 for those who wants to test this cream.
I am economical so I bought the bigger pot but, in retrospect, I should have tried out the smaller one for starters since my skin is of sensitive type and I am using this cream for the first time. When I come to using this cream, I found that the cream has great consistency: it is neither too viscous nor too watery. I only need to use a bit of the cream, less than the size of a pea, to completely cover my face. The scent is not overpowering but it doesn't leave a lasting impression on me.
From my experience, I do find that this Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture cream is truly hydrating. The problem is my skin type. The cream is good for keeping my dry skin hydrated but it tends to enhance the oiliness of my T-zone, which is problematic if I am out and about for more than 8 hours as it tends to get quite greasy even face power can't help it. It is a good base for foundation but it tends to exacerbate the oily T-zone. Also, note that this cream doesn't provide SPF protection, so it should be worn with SPF foundation in the summer.
Overall, my verdict is that this is a nice moisturising cream for dry/normal skin type but it is not really suitable for those with complex skin type like mine. The 50 ml pot lasted for quite awhile and I stopped using this after about 3 months because I suffered from acnes frequently due to increased oiliness of my skin. I have now switched to another moisturising cream. I've only used it on myself so I don't know how it would fare on other skin types or those who suffer from oily T-zone. My advice is to try out the smaller pot if you're using it for the first time.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :)
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. 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 Moisture Cream."
The cream is available to buy in two different sizes, which are a 15ml tub or a larger, 50ml tub. The prices are £4 and £10 respectively. You can purchase the Moisture Cream online at The Body Shop's website (www.thebodyshop.co.uk) where postage costs apply, or it is available to purchase in branches of the store. You shouldn't have too much trouble in tracking the product down as it is one of the brand's "Best Seller" products. (Info correct as @ May 2013).
The purchase price may strike some consumers as expensive, but I do feel the cream is quite economical, as the tub has lasted me for three months now, with some product remaining in the tub.
I purchased the cream in the larger, 50ml tub. The packaging is in keeping with the rest of the Vitamin E range overall, being presented in colours of pale pink. The tub is flat and circular in shape, with its lid being made of robust, black-coloured plastic, which offers a little eye-catching detail. I have found no difficulties with removing or replacing the lid on the tub, with it's 'screw on' design being easy to utilise, even though I suffer with the strength in my hands as a result of reduced mobility. There is no aspect of the product's packaging that has given me cause for complaint.
The cream itself is attractive enough, I suppose, although I can't say there is anything about its appearance that strikes me as being particularly innovative or 'different'. Being a pale pink-white colour, there is a high shine evident from the cream which offers an attractive, glossy, appearance, but other than this there is nothing particularly noticeable about the cream, with it looking rather 'average' instead.
The cream's aroma is evident even as the lid is removed from the tub, and I find its delicate scent is quite pleasant, being faintly reminiscent of baby lotion or baby powder, but with a gentle 'soap-like' fragrance at its core. The cream's aroma is quite pleasant, I have found, and it is present throughout the time the cream is being applied, with it whispering its presence from the skin for a short time afterwards, too. I can't say that I have noticed the aroma being 'intrusive' as it were, and it certainly is so subtle that it doesn't feel as though it is interfering with other products that I am wearing at the time. I like the cream's scent and although it is quite subdued, I like how it feels quite 'calm' and has a sort of 'soothing' tone in its aroma that feels very welcome when applied to my dry, tired skin.
I find the Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a dream to apply. Its texture is quite thin, although it doesn't 'drip' from the hands or 'run' at all. Its texture is without the thicker, more 'whipped' texture that its 'sister' Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream product contains, but that is not to say its texture is akin to that of a lotion. It's definitely a cream, but with a light, thin texture that allows its application to be undertaken quickly and VERY easily. This is ideal for me, as I have little stamina or time to spend with such products, so the 'fuss-free' feel of the cream's application suits me down to the ground. I find that I am able to spread the cream easily over my face and neck in a mere moment, which I feel is down to the product's thin, glossy 'body'.
During the application process, I find that the light cream has a lovely 'calming' quality which feels very welcome on my dry skin. I feel that there is something of a 'cooling' effect to be obtained to any particularly troublesome areas on my face, including those that are subject to blemishes and spots. The skin here can often be sore or inflamed, and I feel the Vitamin E cream offers a little calm to these areas.
In addition, my skin is VERY dry and this can be aggravated by the constant use of some slightly harsher skincare products that contain Tea Tree, as outlined at the start of this review. Such products can accelerate the dryness experienced, although I am hesitant to abandon the use of the Tea Tree-containing products as they are so effective in assisting to overcome spot outbreaks. Something of a 'middle ground' has been found by the use of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream, however, as it feels as though it is 're-hydrating' my dry skin, without adding to the problem of the spots and blemishes. I feel this is quite unusual, as most other facial moisturiser products have not felt at all suitable to use when I am suffering from an outbreak of spots, usually because their 'body' feels too 'heavy' to apply to inflamed or blemished skin. This is not an issue where the Vitamin E cream is concerned, and I am able to continue using it during an outbreak which is much more convenient and economical for me, considering that a separate product no longer needs to be used.
My dry skin seems to really appreciate the repeated application of the cream too, if the overall improvement is anything to go by. Where before there was a general dryness noticeable to my cheeks and forehead, this has now diminished so much that I can really notice the improvement, particularly when I am applying make-up such as foundation and facial powder. Before, such products used to occasionally 'cling' to the dry patches, making them more noticeable as a result. This has not happened for around a month now, with this marked improvement probably being enough by itself to warrant a repeat purchase of the product. The fact that further improvement is noticeable to the couple of patches of what I would describe as VERY dry skin is another huge bonus, however, particularly as said patches often take on a rather 'flaked' appearance that is rather unsightly and unattractive, not to mention 'tight' and slightly itchy at times. All these issues have been greatly improved by the continued use of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream, with said patches taking on a more healthy appearance overall.
There is nothing negative to report about the product whatsoever, and in terms of my sensitive skin, I have experienced no aggravation or irritation from the cream, with such issues being quietened instead. I have only positive results to share, and feel that the Vitamin E Moisture Cream is therefore deserving of full marks in the product rating score on Dooyoo, together with my full recommendation, particularly for those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry or sensitive skin. It's not difficult to understand why this particular product is one of The Body Shop's 'Best Sellers', and I don't doubt that it will now be a regular addition to my skincare routine.
Like most products I have bought from the Body Shop, my Vitamin E moisturising cream is a product I really love and something that I use regularly. I buy the smaller sized 15ml pot (which costs £4) but a larger pot is also available and works out more cost effective if you are willing to pay £10. This is what I consider to be a light everyday moisturiser for the skin and perfect for all skin types.
The pot is small, but a small amount goes a long way. It comes in a little pot with a screw off type lid and inside the cream is quite a thick consistency and I think it looks slightly whipped in texture. It's a light cream in colour and I use a small amount on my ring finger and dot it about my face and neck (including the delicate eye area).
It feels quite a rich cream at first but once I start to blend it into my face, it is easily absorbed and then you realise it's quite light in texture and feels and smells really good when it's applied to freshly cleansed skin.
I have a sort of combination type skin, but this cream is perfect for those drier areas of my skin as well as the oilier ones. I wear this either on its own (mainly at weekends) or underneath a make up base such as foundation for work. I also actually use it sometimes as a kind of primer as I find that my foundation flows better on the skin if I have used this moisturiser underneath.
It's fine for sensitive skin and even my daughter has used it on her own skin when se's been 'sampling' mummy's make up and it's caused her no adverse reaction even though she is prone to eczema.
Overall, it's just a lovely lightweight everyday moisturiser with added vitamin E. Another brilliant Body Shop product and one which I highly recommend.
I recently bought some of this Bodyshop Vitamin E Moisture Cream after initially trying another product, the eye cream, in the same range. I was so impressed with how the eye cream was performing that I thought the moisture cream could also be beneficial to my skin. This cream is sold by the Bodyshop as part of a large range of products infused with the Vitamin E rich formula. They also sell things like soap, body butter, night cream, BB cream and more in this range. They also sell different varieties of the moisture cream such as an 'intense' version and an 'illuminating' version. I also bought the night cream to use alongside this moisture cream, which I believe is intended to be used as a daily day cream.
The product is sold in two different sizes - either a small 15ml (0.5 OZ or 14g) pot or a 50ml pot. The price difference is £4 for the little tub or £11 for the larger one. I decided to be cautious and buy the smaller size product since I'd never used it before. I think the smaller tubs are handy to keep in your make-up bag and they make great travel companions as they are really lightweight. To be honest though, it's probably more economically wise to get the bigger size tub as there is not all that much cream in a 15ml sized tub.
The product is packaged in a little pale pink plastic tub. This has a screw off black lid. The packaging is made to be durable and secure. The tub is so small the label is made to be double backed and you have to peel it back to reveal information about the product such as ingredients and product benefits.
The cream is a pale blossom pink shade, exactly the same colour as the plastic tub. It has a silken, milky consistency which makes it easy to transfer from tub to fingertips. It feels soft and smooth when you work it into your skin. A little goes quite a long way and I find I don't need to rub very hard to cover a large area of skin. The cream spreads easily and then sinks in as you gently caress the area. It then softens that area of skin in an instant but doesn't leave the skin feeling wet or greasy. If I moisturise one side of my face and then feel the difference between that and the non moisturised side it is a very obvious difference. The moisturised side of my face feels like the soft skin of a fruit, hydrated and bouncy to the touch. The cream also makes skin look better instantly too. Skin appears brighter and more alive than before using the product.
The moisture cream is really good for applying in the morning both when you aren't going to glam up or as a base for make-up. I find that all of my make-up products are compatible with the cream. I like the fact that the cream feels light on the skin and doesn't leave my skin looking shiny. This means I feel comfortable using this cream and baring my face even when I'm wearing not a scrap of make-up! The cream also makes me skin feel cool and refreshed.
The cream gives long lasting moisture and lasts me through the day until night time when I can cleanse my face and then apply the night cream. I'm really pleased with how my skin is looking and feeling as I'm using this cream. It always feels protected from dryness when I'm using this cream. It also feels healthy and looks brighter and more youthful. Vitamin E is renowned for it's anti-ageing qualities and as I'm in my thirties I need that!
This is a good moisturising staple that I'm happy to use daily. One thing that would deter me from using it is the fact that it has no SPF factor and during the summer my UV sensitive skin needs extra protection. As for now though, in these cloudy spring time months this cream is suitable for me and performing excellently and I'm using my little tub everyday. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a light but long lasting moisturiser.
Price wise this is a little expensive. I would recommend going for the bigger tub and looking for an online deal to reduce the price.
As an Ex Body Shop Consultant i will be giving you my review on one of my favourite products which is this little pink tub with the black rid right here.
The Vitamin E Moisture Cream is one of my absolute favourites. This lightweight, somewhat floral scented moisturiser is ideal for all skin types as it's a very effective antioxidant, which helps to protect the skin from harmful free radicals which are generated by external factors, such as pollution, cigarette smoke and also UVA and UVB rays. It can also be used to prevent and deeply moisturise dry skin.
This little pot of creamy goodness is perfect for anyone who, if like me are concerned with the damaging effects of the environment on our skin and are looking for effective hydration. If you are working or traveling a lot in built up areas, you are a smoker, or a lover of the great outdoors, you will all most certainly benefit from using Vitamin E Moisture Cream.
Another benefit of this product is the Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream contains one of the richest sources of natural vitamin E, wheatgerm oil, which helps to hydrate and protect the skin from any moisture loss. It also contains a lovely selection of Community Fair Trade ingredients, which include organic soya oil from Brazil and shea butter from Ghana, which both are actually incredibly moisturising.
Not only is this little pot jam packed full of moisturising and hydrating Community Fair Trade ingredients, it also contains a rich and creamy blend of natural AND synthetic vitamin E.
Not only is this product one of my favourite skin care products by the Body Shop, this legendary moisturiser has been a best-selling skin care product in Body Shop stores world wide for decades, continuing working perfectly to hydrate and protect against all the elements you may be "faced" with.
I recommend this moisturising miracle cream to anyone who wants their face left with an even tone, smooth to the touch and well balanced.
I absolutely love using this daily as i find it's light and easily absorbed and leaves my skin looking healthy and also very smooth and silky soft, which is an added bonus considering i suffer from very dry skin.
For the best results massage into face AND neck using you're fingertips, you can use cotton pads if you prefer but applying and massaging using you're fingertips, it helps the moisturiser penetrate deeper into the skin, whereas applying with cotton pads will just cover the surface of the skin.
I would also recommend for even better results, although this moisturiser will already leave you with the best possible results, i would suggest incorporating it into a daily regime by adding a cleanser and toner before applying the moisture cream, which can also be found in the Vitamin E range.
I urge you to try this product, as there's so many amazing ingredients and benefits crammed into this little pot, so go on and give it a go! you're face will without a doubt thank you for it !
Vitamin E Moisture Cream comes in 2 sizes, either 15ml which costs £4.00 or opt for my favourite, the 50ml pot which costs £9.00
Moisturising cream is something that I use on a regular basis whether its a body lotion, hand cream or a face cream and I am always happy to give new products a try. For Christmas I received a basket full of various toiletries as on of my presents from my parents, one of the items in there was a pot of The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream, this was a facial cream that I had never tried before, however I have tried a lot of different Body Shop products in the past and have always been pleased with them so I was hoping that it would be the same with this product.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream comes in a round pale pink pot with a black plastic screw on lid. On the lid of the pot is a peel-able label, this has The Body Shop logo on it as well as the name of the product written in pink and white writing, this is then repeated in a second language.
Inside the peel-able label is a list of ingredients which again are written in a second language, there is another label wrapped around the pot itself which has the name of the product on it as well as contact information for The Body Shop. The packaging is quite plain and simple but personally I really like the combination of the pale pink and black.
The Moisture Cream
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream is of a reasonably thick constancy, it is pale pink in colour and has a lovely floral fragrance, the fragrance also has a slightly sweet hint to it and is very delicate and in no way over powering.
When you apply the moisture cream to your skin it feels extremely light and absorbs into your skin really quickly, once absorbed it leaves your skin feeling extremely soft and in no way greasy at all.
There is nothing on the packaging to say what this product is supposed to do, however the name suggests that this is basically a facial moisturising cream. The lightness of the cream makes it ideal for everyday use whether during the day or over night without a greasy residue being left on your skin.
Directions of Use
There are no actual directions of use on the packaging of The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream, however when I use mine I simply scoop a small amount out of the pot with my finger and then gently massage it into my face, I find that you only need a small amount of this cream as it really does spread a long way making it very economical.
Price and Availability
This product is only available from The Body Shop as it is part of their own range of products, a 50ml pot cost £10.00. Personally I think this is within keeping of this type of product and also one pot will last a long while making it worth the money and in the long run reasonably cheap.
I have been using The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream for a few months and have been pleased with it so far. I do suffer with dry skin on my face from time to time especially in the cold weather and this cream was ideal at keeping my skin moisturised and soft.
The cream is so light and easily absorbed that I had no problems with applying it whenever I needed, personally I tend to apply it at night, I have applied it in the morning a couple of times prior to applying my make up however I found that when I did this it would make my foundation appear much darker and unnatural so I generally now apply it at night once I have removed my make up and only apply it in the mornings if I really need to.
This moisturiser really does work and leaves your skin looking smooth and soft, I particularly like the fragrance of this product as well, it is light and delicate when applied to your skin but not overpowering so that is all you can smell, there is nothing to say that this is suitable for sensitive skin, however I personally have had no problems with it at all.
I do not apply the cream everyday, however that I just my personal preference and I find that I do not need to apply moisturiser everyday, however there is no reason why you couldn't, it is certainly suitable for everyday use should you require.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a light, non greasy, everyday facial moisturiser, and it is certainly something I would purchase again in the future.
Body shop vitamin e cream
I like a nice light moisturiser and when this was recommended to me I decided to give it a go.
This small 15 ml pot of the cream costs £4 and is available online at www.bodyshop.co.uk and also in store. It's better value buying the 50ml tub at £10 so this will be the size I buy next.
My small pot of the cream comes in a small pot with a screw off and on lid. Once I get it the cream I find its a kind of cream colour and with a very slight what I can describe only as a floral scent. It's not overpowering or unpleasant and neither does it linger but its definitely there. The moisturiser itself is as expected, light to the touch and not especially thick. When I apply it to my skin it feels instantly cooling and when I massage it into my skin it is absorbed easily into my skin leaving no stickiness but giving a good level of moisture.
To use, the moisturiser should be applied by massaging gently over cleansed skin. I find that because it is a light consistency, a little of the product udoes go a long way. It is easy to apply and leaves my skin feeling smooth without any stickiness. I also find that because it is so light, it doesn't seem to make my skin feel heavy or my pores clogged.
I find that because it is nice and light I can use it as a day and night cream. When used at night it does give my skin enough moisture so that it feels moisturised the next day. As a day cream, it is a good base for make up, and helps me to apply make up easily as it seems to help my foundation glide on more easily. It's almost like a primer in that it seems to prepare my skin for make up application, so a moisturiser which has many uses.
I have had no problems with this cream and finds it leaves my skin soft smooth and hydrated.
A good quality reasonably priced moisturiser which seems to work well on all skin types. My skin is quite dry in places and it gives enough moisture to me. However, little Miss with her teenage skin has used this and suffered no nasty allergies or outbreaks.
A cream which I would recommend and will buy again.
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+++ The Body Shop +++
The Body Shop is a fairly well-known brand to most women and their shops can be found on most high-streets in the UK. They sell a range of skincare, bath products, make-up and fragrances. I personally go into a store about once a month but I'm more likely to use the website (http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk) because it's much easier to compare products and you can read helpful customer reviews. I'll be reviewing their Vitamin E Moisture Cream which is part of their Vitamin E range.
+++ Packaging +++
The cream comes in a plastic pot that is a pale feminine pink with a black lid. The pale pink colour clearly identifies it as part of their Vitamin E range. The packaging to me looks modern in its attractive simplicity and makes it look like quite an expensive product. The lid says that the product is 'Vitamin E Moisture Cream for all skin types' and it offers 'Daily antioxidant protection and moisturisation'. Vitamin E is good for skin and is a type of antioxidant. Antioxidants stop molecules called free radicals from damaging your skin and causing dryness and wrinkles. Although I'm not quite old enough to be worried about wrinkles, preventing dryness definitely appeals to me and was one of the reasons I chose this product.
The size is also mentioned, which in this case is 50ml. A smaller pot is available at 15ml. I think this size would be too small for daily use but might be ideal to test the product out or for travelling bags. At the bottom of the tub under a peel-able label it lists the ingredients. It also says that the product is made in the UK, against animal testing and that the packing is recyclable. All of which I think are positive things.
+++ Price +++
The product at full price costs £10.00 and this is probably several pounds more than your average moisturiser and makes it quite expensive. I bought mine at 50% off on their website. The Body Shop, in my opinion tends to be a bit on the pricey side but they have frequent offers online of 40% or 50%, along with money-off offers such as 'save £5 when you spend £15' (a current offer). I'm not sure if any money-off offers are found in stores; I have never seen any. Those with a The Body Shop Rewards Card (costs £5.00) get 10% off purchases for a year on both store and web purchases, along with other money off benefits, which might be worth looking into if you are a regular customer.
+++ At First Glance +++
Opening the lid you find a clear removable plastic cover. This is handy as it stops the moisturiser from getting on the actual lid which means you end up wasting some. I chose to keep mine on, but I expect many might throw it away. Taking that off and you can smell the gentle fragrance of the moisturiser. I've tried a few other products from their Vitamin E range and all have this consistent scent. It's a clean, ever so slightly floral, almost powdery scent and reminds me of Dove shower cream products. I find it very pleasant and that it would suit all but the very young. The moisturiser is a light pink similar to the outer packaging colour and it looks smooth and light. So far all is well.
+++ Trying It +++
So a little test of mine is to put moisturiser on half of my face and my nose (my problem area) and compare it to the half without anything on. The feeling of putting the cream itself on was quite refreshing and made me feel more alert - just what you need in the morning! I found that it absorbed extremely quickly (15-30 seconds) which is much faster than many moisturisers I have tried that leave your face shiny and wet for a several minutes. Where the moisturiser had been on it was now very soft and silky which felt lovely. These effects lasted for a while after but they did leave as the day went on. The moisturiser being very light doesn't feel heavy on your face, and as soon as it's absorbed you forget you're wearing any. My face did feel moisturised but I noticed that if I have a shower before (my usual routine) my face is quite dry and the moisturiser still leaves patches of dry skin on my nose. This is not completely unusual for me and is why I spend a lot of time looking for good moisturisers.
+++ Overall +++
I do like this product and would buy again if it was on offer but probably not at full price. The moisturiser does spread very well and so a pot lasts a long time and you definitely get your money's worth. It feels a pleasure to use and leaves skin feeling silky soft after and in general it does moisturise quite well. However, although it states all skin types, I think it is probably most suited to normal skin. I have quite dry skin at times and may try using their night cream in combination with this moisturiser and see if this improves things. The product caused no irritation to my skin but I'm not sure if it would be suitable for sensitive skin. I think out of all The Body Shop ranges, the vitamin E range would be the most suitable for sensitive skin. I approve of The Body Shop's good ethical principles and especially like the fact that it is against animal testing and that the packaging is recyclable. All-in-all, I think it's an above average moisturiser and I would try it again.
*Also posted on Ciao under the same username*
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