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I used to use Bodyshops Tea Tree Moisturiser because I have oily skin however I was worried about needing an SPF in my moisturiser so I picked up this one for £7 on a trip to The Body Shop. I thought this was quite expensive for such a small bottle but a little goes a long way as they say! I also think it was the most expensive moisturiser out of all the Body Shops skincare rang but I think this was because of the spf feature.
Being so small has been a plus actually as it fits easily into my makeup bag. The bottle makes me feel really girly too being pink, my tea tree one felt like a prescription from the doctors because it was a boring shade of green. The lid is very strong and I have no worries about it leaking in my bag at all.
I purchased this a while ago and the tinted moisturiser was not available so mine is white and adds no colour to the face. The moisturiser is quite thick however it smooths onto my face extremely easily and sinks in fast and I can't feel I'm wearing it as it's so light. My face doesn't get greasy through the day either which is great for me as this is what puts my off most moisturisers!
The only problem I have with this moisturiser is the smell, it's not unpleasant but the only smell I can detect is from the spf, it's only spf 15 but it is very strong and I spend most of the day being able to smell sun lotion. Although it's not a really horrible smell I would prefer to smell something else than this, although it does reassure you that it's protecting you from the sun!
I think this moisturiser is great and has lasted me an extremely long time so the price is definitely worth it. As soon as i finish mine I'm going to get a new one with the tinted colour in it as I do not wear foundation and would love a bit of even coverage colour to my face!
I use this product for daytime use - daily. It is easy and light to apply so you don't feel heavily made up but at the same time it adds a touch of colour and gives a soft, even skin tone and makes my fine wrinkles less noticable (as it is not a flat, matt colour). I have quite dry skin and some foundations make the dry patches show through - this doesn't as it uses Community Trade shea butter and wheatgerm oil to add moisture.
According to The Body Shop (April 2011) 'Vitamin E - Is a naturally powerful and one of the best antioxidants that help protect the skin against damaging environmental elements, such as the sun, pollution and cigarette smoke. Helps neutralise free radicals, which are destructive molecules that attack cells and harm the skin. Is an excellent moisturiser that improves the smoothness of the skin. Helps protect the future of your skin.'
The wheatgerm (as used in the product) is a rich source of vitamin E and so provides additional antioxidant protection as well as moisturisation.
It can be applied using a brush, sponge or using just your fingers. If you are worried about it staying put you could use it as a base and add some loose powder on top.
It is currently £10 (April 11) for a 50ml tube. It is recommended that it is disgarded after 12 months after opening.
The only thing I would change about the product - would be the addition of SPF sun protection so that i do have to use a separate suncream on top/ or before my makeup.
This was the first skin makeup I'd bought for two decades. I didn't test it in the shop, and when I tried it at home I was taken aback at how much colour it contained. It was more like liquid foundation and, like liquid foundation, it emphasised my open pores. It also emphasised the facial hairs on my cheeks and jawline. Without makeup, these are soft and barely noticeable. Now they looked like a pale ginger beard. However, had the product had made me the world's most beautiful woman I would not have worn it. After a twenty-year absence from my skin, makeup now felt totally alien. I gave the moisturiser to a friend.
But do not let my experience put you off, because something remarkable happened. Weeks later I met my friend by chance at a bus stop. She looked fantastic, glowing even, and I told her so. It was, she replied, all down to the tinted moisturiser I'd given her. When it ran out she was going to buy another. I took my glasses off and peered at her skin. I couldn't see anything except healthy, radiant skin. She was a living advertisement. So, although this product didn't work for me, it's definitely worth trying.
I love the body shop, I love what it stands for and also its products. I love going in store just to open all the tubs and smell them and trying out the perfumes. I could spend hours in there. (Slight exaggeration there!)
One time I went in, I fancied some new make up, and having never tried the Body Shop for make up before, I decided to ask about what products would be best for me. The lady was very helpful, and even gave me a make over there and then! I found many new products to use that day, this being one of them.
The Body Shop website describes this as,
'Adds a touch of colour, helps even out skin tones and protects the future of your skin. Great as a base for make-up.'
Which is exactly what it does. Since I started to wear this, my friends have been complimenting my skin tone, it really does smooth it out and providing you don't use too much, doesn't give that nasty orange tint. It gives a hint of colour which perks your skin up a treat with out leaving it oily. Speaking of which, you really do not need to use much to cover your face. A blob the size of my little finger nail (which is very sort) suffices well. It leaves my face soft anf almost flawless, and other make up, such as blusher, blends into it well.
It's £9.00 for 50ml, which is pricey for what it is, however it lasts a while, and overall is worth it. I bought this Early December, and have been using nearly everyday from then untill now (march) and still have about 1/3 left.
I definatly intend on buying this again when I do eventually run out, and I really think you should too.
I first came across this tinted moisturiser during a body shop party last spring. I find that during the summer months that I'm not so keen on using a full foundation on a day to day basis as I feel it melts into my skin too much and makes me look too oily. Therefore, the tinted moisturiser is ideal to keep the skin moist and soft whilst still adding a subtle hint of colour. I sampled this moisturiser on my skin and decided to buy a tube.
*The product itself*
The moisturizer comes in a pink 50ml tube and costs £9 as of January 2009.
According to the Body shop website, this product adds a touch of colour and helps to even out skin tones. They also claim hat the product protects the future of your skin and can also be a great as a base for make-up.
The moisturiser contains vitamin E which is a good natural anti oxidant which helps, repair and protect the skin, wheat germ oil which moisturises and also protects and shea butter which adds even more moisture and keeps the skin soft and silky.
*What do I think of the product?*
To begin with, the tube is lightweight and easy to store. The problem I find with squeezable tubing is that you don't really have complete control on how much of the product comes out. However, this product has a wide opening in which the product easily sucks back in if too much is squeezed out. The downside to this container is that the liquid easily clogs around the opening area and I find that I have to clean it up quite frequently to avoid the hardened bits mixing in with the freshly squeezed liquid.
A reasonably small amount is needed as it rubs in well and evenly across the skin. The liquid is smooth and non clumpy and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and lightly fragranced.
I do like the finish to this moisturiser as it feels good quality and along with knowing that it is working as a moisturiser, I like the healthy colour glow that it leaves on my skin. The colour is so natural and works well with a finishing powder. Although it specifies that this product can be used as a make up base, I have not done this. I have only used the fluid with a powder finish or used it alone. I feel that in the summer the product leaves my skin with a healthy low without looking greasy and shiny.
I believe this product to be a good price considering that it goes such a long way and
I certainly would recommend this product as a good tinted moisturiser especially for the summer months and I will certainly be buying another when mine runs out. The only down side is that I think that the container could be a little bit better designed.
For Christmas this year I received a voucher for The Body Shop from my boss. I decided to use the voucher quite quickly, especially in these uncertain times where companies are calling in administration. My brother already lost out on some zavvi vouchers so I went the first week of January.
The shop was uncharacteristically quiet considering that "the sales" were on. As I was having a bad skin day I decided that one of my purchases would be moisturiser. I suffer from very dry skin usually on my forehead, nose and chin particularly during the winter months. I decided to look at their vitamin E collection as it sounded like something my skin would appreciate.
50ml of the Vitamin E Tinted Moisture Lotion will cost you £9 and describes itself as a hint of colour with antioxidant protection for no make-up days. ALL SKIN TYPES. The shade I bought was natural. I actually bought this tube because the moisturiser was
£10 for the same amount. I see on other reviews that the pot costs £9 for 50ml but the upright tube costs £1 more.
It says it is meant to moisturise, protect and even out skin tone. It has added shea butter for extra softness.
Their is no odour from the product and it instantly feels and looks quite good but I'm not convinced that it evens out skin tone. I have quite patchy skin tones that tend to be on the red side and initially after application I am always quite pleased with the
results. It is quite a thin solution that tends to need more to cover the face than if you were just using your normal foundation. It also requires application to the full face rather than targeting the dry areas. However as the day wears on, I think the colour becomes darker and tends to gather in certain areas of your face so some areas look darker than others.
Moisturising ability is similar to the colour application it tends to initially look good but as times passes those tell tale dry patches re-emerge and it requires further application.
Softness is achieved with the product however and your skin even after one application feels noticeable softer.
I actually think this would be a good product to take on a summer holiday where you don't want your make-up to "run" in the evening, or where it is still warm in the evenings something that is lighter on your skin.
For our climate, I think there are still issues regarding its ability to even out skin tones and I don't recommend it for those with reddish tones.
Evens out skin tones /