You know that feeling you get when you get into bed on a cold winter night? That cuddly, comfy feeling you get as you snuggle under your soft, warm, cushiony comforter that is just perfect – neither too heavy and rough, nor too lightweight and static-inducing? That’s exactly how my skin feels when I pamper it with The Body Shop Vitamin E products. My skin feels soft, plumped and “cushiony” and just perfect – not greasy, not parched. Want to know more? Then read on…..
About The Body Shop Vitamin E Range
“Loved since 1977, our Vitamin E skincare range has stood the test of time. Our iconic Vitamin E skincare range is a pioneer in anti-oxidant protection and full-blown hydration. Now we have infused these new and improved formulas with the moisture power of 100% natural hyaluronic acid, in addition to the antioxidising power of wheatgerm oil. Enjoy the lightweight textures you know and love with the added minimum 48 hour hydration for smoother, healthier skin that’s perfectly plumped with moisture.”
The three Vitamin E products that I added to my skincare regime are:
- The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
- The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion
- The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream
I have been using these three products daily since the last fortnight and I. Am. Impressed! A couple of days ago, I went live on Facebook to show my night-time skincare routine and these products were shown there as well. In case you haven’t seen the video, you can see it here:
Let’s take a look at each product:
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
Price: ₹995 for 250ml
A light, creamy cleanser with protective Vitamin E and moisturising wheatgerm oil that effectively removes impurities and makeup. Leaves skin feeling smooth, soft and more supple.
I have been using this every night to cleanse my face and, as you must have seen in the video, it doesn’t dry my skin AT ALL ! It cleanses all makeup, though I don’t use it to remove eye-makeup and lipstick. Instead of a cotton pad as recommended, I remove it with a wet cotton washcloth and it does remove my makeup without drying out the skin. It doesn’t leave any kind of residue either nor does it dry out my skin. With most other cleansers, I need to apply moisturiser almost as soon as I finish cleansing but this one leaves my skin comfortable and soft so I don’t need to rush to apply moisturiser.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser comes in pretty pink bottle with a fip-top cap. It has a delightful creamy fragrance simlar to baby lotion which adds to the sensorial experience.
Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Sorbitol (Humectant), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sorbitan Stearate (Emulsifier), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Protect Emulsion
Price ₹1,495 for 50ml
I. LOVE. THIS. MOISTURISER!!! I absolutely, simply, totally LOVE it. Need I say more? Ok, I guess I need to explain why I love it.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Protect Emulsion is so light and so hydrating that it is the perfect solution for my combination, dehydrated skin. Thanks to the hyaluronic acid (one of my favourite ingredients in skincare), it gives the much needed hydration to my skin without making it oily or greasy. And the hyaluronic acid in it is bio-fermented from wheat! The moisturiser sinks into the skin within seconds and keeps it soft, comfortable and smooth. It also has SPF 30 PA+++ which gives sun protection that is much-needed in our sunny country.
As I mentioned, it has a very light, runny texture and all I need is two pumps for my entire face. I even use it around my eyes and don’t feel the need to use a separate eye cream. Another two pumps for my neck and that’s it. Because it gets absorbed so quickly and makes my skin so soft, plumped and smooth, it even makes my makeup sit better on the skin. Basically, it is just WOW.
Aqua (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Homosalate (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Octocrylene (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifying Agent), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifying Agent), Magnesium Silicate (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Opacifying Agent), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Emollient), Polysilicone-11 (Film Former), Parfum (Fragrance Ingredient), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Controlling Agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (Skin Conditioning Agent – Humectant), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Decyl Glucoside (Surfactant), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), BHT (Antioxidant), Hexylene Glycol (Humectant), Isoeugenol (Fragrance Ingredient).
The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream
Price ₹1195 for 50ml
I had actually bought this for the boys for when we travel because their cheeks and noses become very dry and rough in winter. Since our holiday is still some time away, I decided to try it around my mouth because that area is very sensitive, prone to dermatitis and skin flaking. And this Intense Moisture Cream has turned out to be a marvellous on that super dry area. As you can see in that video, I use it around my mouth as well as aound my eyes where, again, I need more hydration. If you have very dry skin, I highly, highly recommend this as a night cream or even a day cream should you need it.
Though it is so intensely moisurising, it is not the slightest bit greasy nor does it feel heavy on the skin. There have been a few days when I wore it on my entire face and neck as a night cream and when I woke up, my skin was super soft and smooth and hydrated. So much so that my younger son kept pulling my cheeks and saying “Mama, your cheeks are like mine”!
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polysilicone-11, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Hydroxycitronellal, Sodium Hydroxide, Geraniol, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Saccharide Isomerate, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citric Acid.
Dry, flaky winter skin? Naah. My #skin is #healthy, supple, bouncy and elastic and so very "pincheable" thanks to the #VitaminE range from #TheBodyShop. You can check out my skincare routine video (link in bio) where I've used the products and see my skin for yourself. AND, you also have a chance to win the winter skin care essentials for a radiant and glowing skin! Participate in #HappySkinHappyYou contest and stand a chance to win Vitamin E hampers by following these simple rules: 1) Upload a selfie of pulling your cheeks 2) Use #HappySkinHappyYou in the caption 3) Tag our handle @thebodyShopIndia PS – Tagging your friends will earn you brownie points! So, click away, you lovelies! #waynegosscleanbeauty @gossmakeupartist
Have you tried out this range? Let me know which product you liked the most. And also, do give me feedback on my video.