18 September 2014

A Range to Love: The Body Shop's Vitamin E Range

I seem to have accumulated quite a number of products from The Body Shop's Vitamin E range so I decided to do a blog post on my love for this range! There are 18 products in the range, and apparently I have tried a third of them! The Vitamin E range packaging is a soft pastel pink and the scent is delicate and ever so slightly floral. It contains vitamin E and nourishes the skin.

Vitamin E Cream Cleanser

This cleanser has the consistency of a body lotion and a very soft fragrance. I like to apply it to dry skin and massage it in after which I remove it with a hot face cloth. This isn't one of my favourites, I have to admit, but it's good when you're in a pinch or if you don't like the whole oil cleansing or balm cleansing thing. This can be used day or night and costs R99.

Vitamin E Hydrating Toner

I started using this after finishing my Clarins hydrating toner. This toner is nice and hydrating, and does what it says on the bottle. I've decanted my toner into a non-efficient spray bottle (it doesn't distribute the toner equally and I end up getting a squirt in the eye) that I spritz onto a cotton wool pad every morning. This can be used day or night, but I prefer using it in the morning. It retails for R99.

Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

The texture of this daily moisturiser is unlike any other facial moisturiser I have ever tried. If you've used The Body Shop's body sorbets in the tubes, you will know what the texture of this is like. I'm not a fan of it on my body, but on my face it sinks in very easily. The texture is difficult to explain, but the closest I can get is to say it's a pink gel cream that almost feels gritty. Smoothing it onto your skin leaves your skin soft, smooth, and quite matte. I can't seem to find it on The Body Shop's website now, but I think I paid around R135 for it.

Vitamin E Face Mist

I am in love with this rosewater scented facial mist! Firstly the spray bottle delivers the perfect amount of fine mist (no squirts in the eye here!), and I know it's not a fluke as I am on my second bottle and the nozzle is still fantastic. You can use this as a toner, but I prefer using it during the day when I'm hot and feeling dehydrated and generally "meh". It also wakes me up when the afternoon slump rolls around! This retails for R110.

Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil

I saw this being advertised on The Body Shop's twitter page, and when I saw that Caroline Hirons gave it a big thumbs up, I knew I had to get it. I've been using it for months and it's still not finished. It's basically the perfect combination of a serum and a facial oil, thereby eliminating the need to use two separate products. It comes in a (light pink) glass bottle with an eye dropper. I use about four drops every night: one for each cheek, one for the forehead, and one for the nose/chin area. I use this after my nightly toner, pat it in, wait a few minutes, and then apply my night cream on top. I assume you can use this both morning and night, but I prefer to use facial oils only at night. This retails for R140.

Vitamin E Serum

This is probably the newest addition to my Vitamin E stash. I was looking for a hydrating serum to take with my to Europe as the one I was using at the time was made of glass and quite big and bulky. I picked this serum up on a whim and this is the only daytime serum I've been using since. It's a small plastic bottle with a pump, it travels well, is very cheap for a serum, and it hydrates my skin well. What's not to love? You can buy this for R149.

Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask

I've had this mask for a long time but never used it until I received a sample packet in a box exchange a few months ago. It applies like a moisturiser, and after about 10 minutes you are told to tissue it off. Normally when mask instructions tell you to "tissue it off", it's basically code for "you can leave it on if you want to". Obviously if you use the mask in the morning you'd want to tissue it off before applying makeup, but at night it's fine to leave it on. I use this as a leave-on mask and it makes my skin feel soft, moisturised, and supple. This costs R145.

Have you ever tried anything from the Vitamin E range? Is there anything I've missed? Enable me!

Until next time!


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