Monday, 14 July 2014

The Body Shop: Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil & Eye Cream

The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream

Enter, possibly, my all time favourite skincare products. This might sound like a bold claim, but these products - the serum in particular - have done wonders for my skin. I've given these products a long testing time and used them almost every day for a month. 

The Body Shop's Vitamin E range has been around since the '70s - it's said to protect against pollution and premature ageing. I used to have one of the Vitamin E lip balms years ago and it was my favourite because of the amazing smell! These products have the same wonderful smell and I can already see why the range has stood the test of time. 

The serum-in-oil is my favourite of the two products. A couple of drops from the pipette is enough to generously cover my face, so this product isn't going to run out any time soon. Despite being an oil, it's a non-greasy and fast absorbing formula. I apply this overnight as suggested and when I wake up, my skin is seriously soft and smooth ready for the day's makeup to be applied. The mild eczema I get around my nose and chin is smooth, redness is reduced completely and there's no dryness. This is one of the main reasons I love this product, nothing usually works this well for me! I'm going to be taking this in my travelling wash bag in October, this is going to be a lifesaver for when it's too hot to wear makeup. I already know that I'm going to be repurchasing this product when it runs out, £12 a bottle is a bargain for something that works this well.

The eye cream also has a lovely texture - it's a silky smooth, fast absorbing product designed to reduce puffiness and minimise the appearance of fine lines. I also use this through the night and wake up with very soft, refreshed under-eyes. I don't have too many fine lines at the moment, thankfully, but this does seem to smooth out any small lines and bags well. It's a good accompaniment to the serum, if you're looking for a relatively purse friendly eye cream then I would recommend this for £11!

I've been so impressed with these two products that I'm definitely going to be checking out the other items in the Vitamin E range. I want to get my hands on the lip balm again, I remember it being so moisturising and I know I keep going on about it but... the smell <3. I've also got my eye on the toner and the face mist too, I've got high hopes. 
Have you tried this long-standing Body Shop range?


  1. I think the Vitamin E range is about the only one I've not tried anything from but I really like the sound of the serum-in-oil - such a lovely concept! I'll have to have a look next time I'm in the Body Shop :)

    Jess xo

  2. You can't really beat Vitamic E products. They're quite incredible and last forever.

  3. I tried the Vitamin E range for a while, but had to stop using them when it got closer to the summer months as they made my skin feel a bit too heavy. Will definitely try this range again in the winter though!

  4. Looks like a great selection of products! I'll have to pop into The Body Shop!

    Emma x

  5. Oooh, maybe I'll give this serum a whirl when my HealGel runs out! I love the Vitamin E moisturiser and shower gel. :)

    Tara x

  6. I love face oil! makes my skin feel so supple

  7. These look lovely and your pictures are great.

  8. That serum sounds right up my street!

  9. I'm definitely going to give this a try, sounds like it'll work wonders! / Read my latest post here!

  10. Hey Emily, love the new look on your blog :-) I'ved tagged you in the blog your heart out tag, see my lastest post for more info and questions xx

  11. I usually use the Botanics Facial Oil but this serum/oil looks a really good alternative, so I might try it out once I've used up my current bottle :) I've just bought that Silky Cleansing Oil from TBS that everyone is talking about and I love it so far !!