The Body Shop Vitamine E Aqua Boost Sorbet ReviewWednesday, October 01, 2014
Hello, lovelies~ My face is slowly healing after the last phase of “Mission Fade Those Sun Spots”, which is another story for another time, of course. That being said, I am easing my skin back to my regular skincare, but focusing more on moisturizing and nourishing it during this crucial healing period.
Enter Vitamin E from The Body Shop. Having combination/oily skin that is also sensitive and acne prone, I am slightly cautious when applying Vitamin E on my face. It’s not that it’s a bad thing, my skin just didn’t like it so much. It is possibly due to the overly moisturizing consistency of vitamin E that can send my skin into an acne episode. I just take it as my cue to avoid vitamin E in most beauty products.
However, since vitamin E helps skin to recover, I decided to try it out again with Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet from The Body Shop that I received a few weeks ago. This pale pink cream that is packaged inside a cloudy glass jar claimed give hydration to the skin all day long without being too heavy on the skin.
Once I saw the ingredients list, it became apparent as to how it is able to keep its lightweight feel on the skin. The first two lines of the ingredients list contains ingredients that helps make the consistency of the product. Dimethicone and Silica are the ones responsible for the velvety, smooth, silky feeling. These are ingredients you often find in makeup primers for that smooth finish.
Denatured alcohol helps ‘cut’ the richness of the moisturizing agents in the moisturizer, thus making it feel lightweight on the skin. If you can’t seem to find Vitamin E, look for Tocopherol because that’s another name for Vitamin E. Found it? Good.
Fragrance and colorant is still present in this moisturizer, so sensitive skin type may want to be a little cautious. The cooling feeling comes from the presence of menthol. It doesn’t contain any parabens, but uses Phenoxyethanol, instead.
Moving on from the ingredients, the consistency of the moisturizer reminds me of those silicone based makeup primers. It sinks into the skin at a faster rate than regular moisturizer and doesn’t leave a sticky finish. If you have combination, oily skin, this may suit your skin because it doesn’t leave a greasy finish, but it may be lacking in moisture for your dry areas on your face.
Overall, the silicone based moisturizer offers a fun concept that reminds the user of the regular sorbet dessert. It was refreshing and cools you off on those hot summer days. This is the same idea, but applied on the skin. It indeed is lightweight and refreshing, but I would used it more if it didn't have fragrance, colorant, denatured alcohol, and packaged in an airless pump.
Yeah, most of the nutrients (vitamins) would've already evaporated if it's placed in a jar, so an airless pump with an opaque bottle would be nice. One week of opening and closing the jar would turn that precious vitamin E cream into a regular cream that moisturizes the skin without any additional benefits.
One question remains. Why does it have to be pink? O_o
Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~