There are times when all you want is a simple, effective, no-fuss moisturising cream without any high claims. And without any anti-aging ingredients too, incase you need to use it for the kids, as was the case with me recently. During my holiday in Spain, the harsh sunlight combined with chilly winds wrecked havoc on our skin. The boys’ cheeks became red and rough and needed something gentle, soothing and moisturising. The only non-anti-aging product I had with me for the face was The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream. Here are my thoughts on this cream…..and a giveaway too!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream Review and Giveaway
About The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
“Our bestselling daily moisturiser hydrates skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
- Hydrates skin leaving it smooth and fresh
- Light and easily absorbed
- Use daily for softer, healthy-looking skin
- Use fingertips to apply to face and neck after cleansing and toning
- Suitable for all skin types, particularly dry skin”
What Is The Packaging Like?
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream comes in a round, pale pink plastic tub with a black screw-on cover. Under the cover is another lid to prevent product spillage but I have noticed some of the product settling on the threads of the rim despite this cover. Since it is made of plastic, it is very travel friendly though not very hygienic since you have to dip your fingers into it. You can, of course, use a spatula to get the product out.
Who Should Use It? When To Use It?
Dry skin, sensitive skin, skin experiencing wind burn….with the exception of oily and combination skins, almost everyone else can use this cream. Even kids. And if you have combination skin with very dry cheeks, you can use this on the cheeks too. It is a lightweight, moisturising cream. Simple. Very gentle, very effective and like I mentioned, soothing as well on sensitive skin. It softened the dry, rough cheeks and helped smoothen and moisturise them.
Since it is a moisturiser, it goes on after cleansing, toning and the serum (if you use any). You can use it morning and night or just once a day or even 3 times a day if your skin requires it.
Aqua/Water (Solvent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Diheptyl Succinate (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (Surfactant/Emulsifying Agent), Cetyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cetyl Dimethicone (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Polyacrylamide (Film Former), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), C13-14 Isoparaffin (Solvent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Caprylhydroxamic Acid (Chelating Agent), Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer (Film Former), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Laureth-7 (Emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Myristyl Alcohol (Emulsifier/Emollient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Stearyl Alcohol (Emollient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colorant), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colorant)
I wish every brand listed out the ingredients the way they are listed on The Body Shop’s UK website! The function of each ingredient is mentioned and that is so helpful!
While there are some really good ingredients in this cream, there also are some that I dislike – phenoxyethanol and silicones. There aren’t any parabens or mineral oil, thankfully, though it does have added fragrance which lingers for quite a while!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream has a lovely light texture that can melts into the skin. It feels like a really thick lotion…or a really thin cream, and instantly moisturises the skin making it soft and smooth. Though it has fragrance added to it (and not a faint one either), it is gentle enough for even sensitive skins and for the delicate skin of the children. It really, really helps hydrate very dry skin. I have even used it on the rough knees of my sports-loving boys and it does help in keeping them marginally softer.
The Not So Good
Since it is a moisture cream, it would be unfair to expect a matte look with it. So be prepared for a dewy look which can look shiny/oily if you sweat or have combination skin. That is perhaps the only con that I can think of other than the jar packaging. Also, the cream getting accumulated along the rim of the jar is a bit annoying since you have to clean it but other than that, I really can’t think of any cons.
₹995 for 50ml
To Sum It Up
I think this is a cream that one must keep in the house for the days when the skin feels very dry or even for the kids in winter. You can think of it as a “cold cream” but without the mineral oil and parabens that all other drug store “cold creams” have. To be honest, this cream doesn’t make any tall claims; it just promises to put moisture back into your skin gently. And it actually does that. Now, how can you fault that? Yes, I am not too fond of the fragrance but others might like it. And you might think it is expensive but it does have some really good ingredients and is cruelty-free as well.
Since I like this cream so much and have found it useful for both my boys as well, I am giving away two of these to two lucky winners! One winner will be chosen from among the comments here and one from the Instagram contest (India only). All you have to do is:
- Follow Indian Shringar on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Comment below on why you would like to win The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream. Also mention your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram usernames/handles.
- For the Instagram contest, check out my post there.
The Giveaway is open till the 31st of July. I shall be declaring the winners soon after. Best of luck 🙂