Review | The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

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Today I’m reviewing one of The Body Shop’s best sellers: the Vitamin E Moisture Cream. I’ve been using this product for a while now so it’s time to share my experience. I have combination skin which means that I mostly have dry skin except for my T-zone. The lightweighted Vitamin E Moisture Cream promises to protect the skin and locks in moisture for 48 hours of hydration without leaving the skin greasy. I will also be reviewing the Vitamin E Eye Cream that I’ve been using as well. The Vitamin E Eye Cream is supposed to hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes and help reduce fine lines and dark circles. According to The Body Shop both products are suitable for all skin types. Well, that all sounds very promising. But can these products live up to their promises? Let’s find out.

Product claims

“Our lightweighted, fast absorbing Vitamin E Moisture Cream protects and locks in moisture for 48 hours of hydration, to leave the skin feeling fresh, silky-soft and looking more radiant. Now formulated with vitamin E, plumping hyaluronic acid and wheatgerm oil. Its moisturising effects can help ward off dryness.”

“Our Vitamin E Eye Cream helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. This formula hydrates, smoothes and protects the delicate skin around the eye. Now formulated with vitamin E, plumping hyaluronic acid and wheatgerm oil.”

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Ingredients Vitamin E Moisture Cream

Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Steareth-2, Cera Alba, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Steareth-20, Carbomer, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, p-Anisic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Benzyl Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, CI 14700, CI 19140.

Ingredients Vitamin E Eye Cream

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Rosa canina (Rose Hips Oil) (Emollient), Methyl Gluceth-20 (Viscosity Modifier), Mica (Opacifier), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Saccharide Isomerate (Humectant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Barium Sulfate (Opacifier), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Algae (Seaweed Extract) (Natural Additive), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Methylparaben (Preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Chlorphenesin (Cosmetic Biocide), Sodium Dehydroacetate (Preservative), CI 77891 (Colour).

Formula

Obviously the Vitamin E Moisture Cream contains vitamin E. Vitamin E is a antioxidant that has tons of benefits for the skin. For instance it deeply moisturizes the skin, prevents signs of aging and reduces dark spots. Besides vitamin E, one of the key ingredients of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream is biofermented hyaluronic acid. Biofermented hyaluronic acid helps to lock in the moisture in the skin. The formula of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream feels rich and creamy and has a subtle floral fragrance.

The ingredients of the Vitamin E Eye Cream are similar except that the eye cream contains several parabens. Opinions are divided about parabens in skincare. Parabens are chemical preservatives which help extend the shelf life of products. Sounds pretty good, but the downside is that a range of medical researchers have found a connection between parabens and cancer.

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Packaging

The packaging of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream and Vitamin E Eye Cream both have a nice pink colour which makes them look adorable.

Price

The price of the Vitamin E Moisture Cream is €18,00 for 50 ml and €26,00 for 100 ml.
The price of the Vitamin E Eye Cream is €16,00 for 15 ml.

Experience

Especially now during the winter days, my skin needs more hydration than ever. The Vitamin E Moisture Cream deeply moisturizes and hydrates my dry skin. After applying the cream it absorbs fast but unfortunately it does make my T-zone a little more greasy which sometimes even causes breakouts on my forehead. The rest of my skin feels soft and awake after using the Vitamin E Moisture Cream.

The Vitamin E Eye Cream deeply moisturizes the under eye area. It absorbs fast and reduces the appearance of fine lines. But still I haven’t noticed any difference regarding my dark circles and I have been using the eye cream for a couple of months now.

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Conclusion

If you don’t mind a subtle floral fragance and you have dry skin, the Vitamin E Moisture Cream is definitely a good choice. I have combination skin and the cream does tend to leave my T-zone a little greasy. Unfortunately this sometimes causes breakouts on my forehead as well.

The Vitamin E Eye Cream doesn’t do much for my dark circles except that it deeply moisturizes the delicate under eye area. Since it also contains several parabens I would not recommend using this eye cream.

Availability

The Vitamin E Moisture Cream and the Vitamin E Eye Cream are both available in The Body Shop stores and online on the official website of The Body Shop.

Would you consider trying the Vitamin E Moisture Cream?

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