The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturizers

When Groupon had a recent offer for The Body Shop, I jumped at the chance to try some skin care I’d been eying. As I’ve mentioned, my skin has been uncommonly dry (for me) lately. I attribute it to the warmer weather, and some dry winds we had here in CA. That change presented some new challenges. My moisturizers for combo-to-oily skin just were not cutting it, so I set out to grab some new moisturizers. I ended up picking 3 instead of a day and a night cream because they were having a buy 3 get 2 free promo, and I had 4 items, so I grabbed a third moisturizer. Here’s what I got, and how it’s working out so far…

Vitamin E Moisture Cream ($16)
I was looking for a new day cream that would absorb and moisturize my skin well but still wear nicely under makeup. I also hate how some thicker creams take forever to absorb before you can put your makeup on. This cream definitely satisfies my requirements! It has a light, pleasantly fresh scent, absorbs quickly, and provides essential moisture to my parched skin. This is available in a formula with SPF 15, but I usually prefer to opt for a moisturizer sans SPF to allow me more flexibility to use a different sunscreen. So far, very pleased.

Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Sorbitol, Lanolin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Esters, Steareth-2, PEG 100 Stearate, Ceresin, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Steareth-20, Carbomer, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Red 4

Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream ($18)
At night when you’re sleeping, your skin is in a state of repair. This cream promises to replenish antioxidant levels and give you soft, smooth skin in the morning. Many night creams are too heavy and I just wake up feeling greasy, but not so with this one. When I first started using it, my skin was so irritated that moisturizers actually stung a little (all of them!), but that has gone away and so far this cream is magic.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Dimethicone, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Cyclomethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Octanoate, Myristyl Myristate, Panthenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Fragrance,Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Talc, Manganese Violet, Iron Oxides.

This was my last minute, impulse grab when the sales associate told me I could grab one more for their sale. And I am so glad I did. I’ve been using this together with the night cream. I first apply the night cream all over, and use the intense cream where I need it the most, which right now is my nose and around the nasal-labial folds of my face, which is a fancier word for “muzzle”, heehee. It’s really helping how dry my poor little nose is, so for now I’m happy.

Ingredients for this product were not listed on The Body Shop’s website.

None of these moisturizers have caused me to break out, and dare I say, my acne scars are improving? Vitamin E is great for scars, which is part of the reason why I wanted to try the Vitamin E line in the first place. I’ll post an update soon with another “naked face” picture and we can compare. There is also an eye cream in this line that I’m keeping on my radar for when I’m out of my Vasanti eye cream. It’s only $17 compared to the $40 on a new jar of Vasanti Eye Wonder. I have not noticed any problems with clogged pores, either. However I do exfoliate very regularly also. I’ve been using Philosophy‘s Microdelivery Wash.


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