So a little while ago I received two items from The Body Shop to review – one was their Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil and the other was their Vitamin E Cool BB Cream. I’ve been trying both products out for about two or so weeks now and will let you know what I think. 🙂
When I first received this oil, I couldn’t really figure out if it was a face or a hair oil. Busyness in university, and my overall student poorness has meant I’d not quite been keeping up with blogs and new products like I used to, and hadn’t been buying any products out of the ordinary. Upon finding out the oil was a face oil, I got a bit worried – I have combination skin but it really leans much more towards the oily side. I stopped putting oils on my skin last year when my face honestly went crazy with spots (those were truly sad times), however, I still gave it a try.
The applicator for this oil is in the shape of a pipette, only a little of it is needed at a time as this little bit will truly spread a long way. In terms of it’s texture, I have tried out a couple of oils that although are oils, manage to feel very dry on your skin, this product definitely feels less dry (as dry as oils get, anyway) than what I’ve tried before, but it still is not greasy. In terms of application, I have been adding a few drops to my skin every night or so and patting them on using my hands.
The Body Shop website says this product is supposed to replenish, recharge and add moisture to your skin overnight. Has it lived up to its expectations? I would say so. I haven’t noticed an absolutely out of this world change to my skin, but it does honestly look a lot healthier and more radiant. To top it off, this product smells pretty amazing too, and I definitely will continue using it even after this review.
As for the BB cream, I’ve been using this more as an under eye tool and not all over my own face as the colour would’ve been too light for me (it’s only available in one shade). The BB cream is very, very smooth, especially compared to any other BB cream I’ve tried before. This means that you cannot easily blend it in, say using a foundation brush (as I initially tried to do), as it will just look very streaky. Instead, I’ve been blending it in using a stippling brush, I’d even recommend using a sponge too, such a beauty blender, as this will make its application a lot easier. I have been using this product pretty much every day, it’s so light on my skin but it is also very long lasting and does not need any touching up during the day. Needless to say, I think I’ll be using this until it’s finished.
Lastly, I guess I should address what all this Vitamin E business is about, because I didn’t get it at first either! Vitamin E is great for the skin as it protects and restores it, if we delve into the more science-y side, it’s an antioxidant that neutralises molecules which cause wrinkles and dryness.
I’ve tried out a few Body Shop products here and there and honestly have never been disappointed. I find it easy to forget that the Body Shop sells makeup-type products sometimes as my number one destination is always to either Boots or Superdrug which don’t have huge Body Shop displays as they do say for Maybelline. Despite this, whenever I remember I am always left pleasantly surprised. Of these two products I’d most recommend the serum-in-oil, I definitely feels when using it as though I’m putting something a lot more luxurious and expensive onto my face than I actually am!
Nice Review; now, I love the pretty bottles as well.