September 9, 2010

Product Review: Body Shop Vitamin E Cream



The Claim

From the Body Shop website, the Vitamin E Moisture Day Cream & Nourishing Night Cream contains antioxidant that moisturizes the skin and help with skin aging. The day cream contains sorbitol and lanolin that help protect the skin and the nourishing night cream contains coca butter to help soften the skin and restore the suppleness. Body Shop claims that these two are some of their best sellers.


The Price

The regular price for the Vitamin E Moisture Day Cream is $16 and the Nourishing Night cream is $18. Sometimes you can get them on a discount.

Body Shop’s return policy is fantastic. You can return any used product within 30 days provided that you have the receipt if you don’t like it regardless to whether it has been opened or used.


How it Feels

I have oily/combination skin and I have to say that these two products do nothing other than make my face feel like a giant grease ball. With the mixture of the humidity and heat outside, having the cream on is probably equivalent of getting splashed in the face by a bucket of gasoline.

I felt like I took my face for a swim at the Michigan oil spill by the end of the day. I eventually returned both moisturizers.


The Final Words

I would not recommend this product if you have oily/combination skin. Unless you would like to feel like a piece of hair follicle on Robert Pattinson’s greasy head, it might be best to stay away from these cream.

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40 comments:

  1. thanks for the warning. i have oily skin too. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for an honest review....wow...that's too bad....I had that once with a facial cream too....I felt like my makeup was just sliding down my face:(

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  3. I have the same skin type as you. Won't be trying this!! SarahD:)

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  4. thanks for sharing!I have oily skin too but anyway almost all my products are from The Body Shop cos they're great! :)) xx

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  5. Wow I didn't know about The Body Shop's return policy. That's a really good one! I'll have to keep that in mind...although I usually stick to the few products I have really liked from TBS like Vanilla lotion :)
    I've considered their Vitamin E line but never jumped on it yet. Good to know that the creams are best for people with probably dry skin it seems. Once I work my way through my face skincare products, I want to try that Estee Lauder Night serum I keep hearing miracle things about!

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  6. Better to eat nuts and avocado for vitamin E intake. Works better than any cream. Sorry to hear of this disappointing cream.

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  7. thanks for the tip.. i have med oily skin to begin with so this would not work!! thanks

    taylor

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  8. I'm a big fan of some of the Body shop products but I do have oily skin so I'm glad you did this review. Thank you for the heads up!! I do like their return policy tho! That's awesome!

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  9. Thank you so much! I really wondered about getting one of those, now I know I should'nt!
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  10. I like the vit E body butter, I think it smells nice. I don't use any of the BS stuff on my face.

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  11. I think sorbitol is in sugar-free mints. That's weird it goes on your face too.

    Does combination skin mean it can get oily where you don't want and dry in other spots???

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  12. LOL!! I was going to say I need some because I feel like wrinkles are coming...but I have the same skin as you and I hate the feeling of grease on my face...because i got my own and it's free...hahah.

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  13. omg! thanks for the review...i was totally enticed by this until i read your feedback.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  14. Vitamin E is supposed to be really good for your skin. Too bad this stuff was too greasy!

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  15. Oh, wow ... thanks for the review.

    This is really good to know!

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,

    Zabrinah

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  16. i've always wondered about this line. def better for dry skin it looks like. vit e should be great for scarring too, did u notice any different in any scars?

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  17. i love the body shop skin care ,, didnt try this one out ,, but thx for the review =)

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  18. I've never tried the crem but their vitamin e lip balm is pretty good.

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  19. Yeah with oily skin (like mine) putting a heavy cream on is a big no-no. I'm sticking with Aveeno's Ultra Calming Moisturiser for now as it feels good and doesn't make me break out.

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  20. Yikes!! Thanks for the honest review, though I haven't shopped at the Body Shop in years!

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  21. !!!!!!!fantastic !!!!!!

    !!!!!!!fantastic !!!!!!

    ps.
    switch off please the word verification, I follow through google reader which makes everything easier to read, while you make it hard for us to comment

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  22. lol at your robert pattinson comment. haha!!

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  23. oh ick oil slick :( i don't like it when stuff makes your skin even more oily gahhh. hope others work out better!

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  24. LMAO! No, I don't want to feel like a hair follicle on Robert Pattinson’s greasy head thank you very much. =\ Thanks for the review! =)

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  25. Thanks for the review!

    I have the same skin type as yours.. you've just saved me $40, thanks!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  26. I actually swear by Olay moisturising cream. I've been using it since I was 14 (OK, I know Im a little too vain), but its great! My grandma uses it too, and she's in her 70s but girl, 40 year old have more wrinkles than her. Just try it :)

    -Gayle from www.gayleisvolatile.blogspot.com

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  27. am not a bodyshop fan but iv heard that the products are not that bad.. but i can get an alternative though which i prefer.. bodyshop is lil bit expensive :) but sure do remember what uv said...

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  28. I might actually give this product a try since I have really dry skin and the constant use of heater during the colder days is not making my face very happy. Thanks for the review :)

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  29. i probably wont be able to use this product! thks for the review as I keep on seeing this at body shop!

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  30. I used the strawberry one from Body Shop. But this is a must try too. Thanks for the review :)

    @gabriellaudrey
    Laces on My Dress

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  31. I have an oily skin :( Anyway , nice review !

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  32. lol to robert pattison's grese hair!
    And agree with you! I cannot buy anything from Body shop that is oil based. Maybe try something that is water base! That's what I do at least! but yeah... LOL!!

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  33. thank you for the review!! I have combonation skin, but I do like a good think moisturiser for night time, I currently use another Body Shop product, Aloe Soothing Night Moisturiser. Its not super greasy on my face and works for me! Its a shame the Vit E didn't work for you :(

    And I want to go see Inception again! You are lucky you got to see it twice!!

    Kitty x

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  34. oh thank youuuuu!! I have mixed skin also and i have GOT to stay away from greasy creams. I use a lot of products from them but will definitely not go near this one in particular.

    oxoxoxo

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  35. lmao i love the robert patterson part XD and i hate 'nourishing' creams where is feels ive just dunked my face in vaseline :/

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  36. I love Body Shop! But I guess this doesn't work for me. Thanks for the honest review...my skin's combination. :)

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  37. I love bodyshop bodylotions but I have never been happy with any of their skincare for my face

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