I have another skincare review today and I’ll be reviewing The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Moisture Cream ($30.90 SGD) and the brand new Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion ($29.90 SGD). Vitamin E, as we all know is good for our health and it can be found in many types of food including vegetable oils, cereals, fruits, eggs, vegetables etc. Put Vitamin E in your skincare and you get antioxidants and hydration without having to eat the aforementioned food! HAHA. Kidding! Eat a well-balanced diet, yeah?
Our lightweight, easily absorbed facial moisturiser protects and locks in moisture for all-day hydration, to leave 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. Use after cleansing and toning, as part of your personalised skincare programme.
The Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a hydrating gel cream that is great for combination to oilier skin types as it non-greasy and leaves behind a non-sticky finish. Although it is stated on the jar that all skin types can use it, drier skin types will probably need a cream that is more rich. It has a mild cooling effect and my skin feels instantly calm and soothed. There is a strong fragrance upon initial application, but it slowly dissipates after a while.
My face certainly felt softer, more hydrated and supple. A little goes a long way so I won’t be running out of this anytime soon. With the weather getting increasingly hotter, it’s annoyingly difficult to keep my makeup on my face. Sometimes my heavy face cream doesn’t feel like it’s even being absorbed by my skin. It just sits there and any makeup on top of it looks like it’ll slide off any moment. Thankfully with this super lightweight cream, my complexion can look and feel fresh. This cream contains antioxidants as well, such as the wheatgerm oil which is a source of antioxidant vitamin E that helps protect the skin from moisture loss and free radicals.
Overall, this cream is not the cheapest out there but this cream is worth checking out if the price within your budget. I appreciate how this product gets absorbed by the skin instantly yet it moisturizes well.
The first essential skincare step after cleansing, this lightweight, gellified formula instantly feels non-greasy and comfortable on the skin, whilst providing 48 hours of moisturisation.
Skin feels instantly replenished with moisture Skin feels softer, smoother and more supple Penetrates quickly with a non-sticky feel Antioxidant properties protect against free radicals Powered with Biofermented Hyaluronic Acid
The Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion is a new product from The Body Shop. It has a lightweight texture that is promptly absorbed by the skin. According to the instructions on the website, you are to pour a few drops into the palm of your hands and apply to the face every morning and evening. To be used after cleansing and toning, before your serum and moisturiser. For the best application, wait a few seconds until the essence lotion has fully absorbed into the skin. Also note that this is not suitable for use around the eyes.
Now, for those of you who are not familiar with essences, I’d say they are more lightweight and less concentrated than serums. I like to keep my skincare routine to the minimum because ain’t nobody got time to put seven products on the face every night. So usually if I’m using an essence, I will skip on serum and vice versa. Sometimes, the lines between essence and serums are blurred and the terms are used interchangeably. To me, I’ll just use what works best for me. 🙂
As you can see, the essence is incredibly watery. When I was taking the swatch of it, I made a mistake pouring it to the back of my hands. I should have poured it into the palm of my hands instead. To be honest, I did not see/feel a major difference in my skin after using this essence for a few weeks. There really wasn’t much noticeable improvements in skin tone or texture but I’ll continue using it and see if there is any difference.
If you are looking for a lightweight essence to add into your routine to provide antioxidants, moisture and one that contains Hyaluronic Acid, this is the essence for you!
The Body Shop Skin Vitamin E range is now available at The Body Shop. The Body Shop also recently released a new sunscreen and if you are interested, here is my review of The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF 50.
Products were provided for consideration. This review contains the author’s honest and true opinions.
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