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 🙂
16 Replies to “The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream Review and Giveaway”
So waiting to be lucky.keeping my toes & fingers tightly crossed !!
Tried hard to win… do notice my efforts.. played whole heartedly.. on instagram too.. wish to be luckiest.. keeping my fingers crossed !!
First of all, I’m very much concerned about skincare because I believe that beautiful skin is the secret of everything. The Body Shop is my favorite brand. I love using their products. We are in the monsoon season and a good moisturiser is very essential for this period. The above pictures of this moisturiser tempts me a lot, to use it. I’ve not yet tried this product. So, I’d love to win & try out this Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream. Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂
All done !
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Really wish to win…
All eyes on this giveaway…
Trying hard to win & on insta as well..
Do make me lucky one !!!!
Yeah So finally Di ,I somehow managed an insta id too.just can’t lose this great chance to win for Mom.following both there too now! 🙂
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Lots of love thaks
Great review I really have heard a lot about the body shop products but never got hand on them as it’s not available neither a store nor at malls where I live.so it’s kind of to explore brand for me whenever I plan to go out of my place to some big cities like mumbai. I am really suffering from skin dry patches, it was the time few months back when I delivered my twin babies in January when it was too cold.I wasn’t able to look after my skin as much I used to do earlier. So I developed these ugly patches on crease of my mouth both sides. This cream you have reviewed looks promising to return the Dew to my skin.I would really appreciate the effects and share them if I get a chance to win this.
Lots of love
First of all thank you so much Dollie for organising this lovely giveaway for us. I would love to win this The Body Shop Vitamin E moisture cream bcoz voila !! Its from my fav. Brand & secondly , there are tonnes of reasons to grab this soft & supple moisture cream like bcoz of its lovely light texture, instantly moisturies the skin , of its subtle fragrance, bcoz of its sexy packaging, etc, etc !!
So keeping my fingers crossed..
I really wish to win this lovely giveaway..
Hmmm Oh-So-Divine !!!
Participated at your Instagram Handle Also !!!
Following u everywhere!!
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Loads of love darling !!!
That really seems to be a nice cream. wud lyk to try. 🙂
In between the day cream and the night cream i somehow i could never really find a basic cream like this Vitamin E one that would simply provide adequate moisture. I’ve tried many but ended up getting a greasy face instead of a nourished looking one (not good at all :/) i’d love to try this since it can be used any time of day and is lightweight so it’ll be good for Delhi’s humid weather too i hope!
Thanx for the giveaway.. It sounds like a good product that would work for many!
Already following you on social medias too.
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Hi Dollie Di
First & foremost I need to mention thatI love your style and fashion sense.You looked stunning on your last holiday trip and the blog name Indian Shringar is just apt for you.I’m a follower here for a major reason that I just love your style!!
Next coming to the giveaway thankyou for this super awesome giveaway.TBS is just enough to tell the quality of the product.I’ve been its huge hige follower over an year.I missed out on the last few unfortunately due to certain glitches but I’m definitely in for this because I want to gift it to someone special.
This someone special is my Mother 🙂 As the review says it’s the best for dry skin abd my mother has an utterly dry skin.Added to it its Parents Day on this 26th So,I think it will make up a perfect gift for her if I win.You being a mother just thought of using this for your sons,and here a daughter would love to win it for her mother. 🙂
So I just have my fingers tightly crossed
I’m not on Insta or would have surely joined in there too.
Rest loads of love to you.
I would like to win this body shop cream bcz my skin is dry it will help me keep my skin hydrated it will keep my skin moisturised throughout the day and add a glow to my dull skin since its light and easily absorable its good to use so really want to use the cream and add glow to my skin and I always read your review since u have given a thumbs up I really want to try this
Really looking frwd to win
Lovely review.. Have been looking for something I can wear everyday and which is light , since my skin is more on the dry side.. I’m guessing after your review, this is going to be perfect and hence would love to get my hand on this to try it.. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
Hope to get lucky
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Nice review!! I would love to win this moisturiser because it does not have parabens and is gentle enough for sensitive skin! Sounds perfect to me! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!
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I would like to win this cream because i have very dry skin and neither of the moisturising creams that i have been using helps much . i have to apply raw milk every now and then on my face to keep the dryness away which is irritating sometimes. After reading your review i think the body shop cream is really gonna help. I would really love to try it. My very dry skin needs some good pampering. Thankyou for the giveaway 🙂
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