Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost collection review!

Every time I go into The Body Shop, I always end up visiting the Vitamin E range and smelling it.  Then whoever's with me has to smell it.  It doesn't matter if they've been with me before on previous visitations, they must go through the motions and have a whiff.  And anyone familiar with the Vitamin E collection will know what I mean.

Now, The Body Shop have improved their Vitamin E range with the addition of hyaluronic acid, so plumped hydrated skin shall be ours, ours I tell you!  The Vitamin E Aqua Boost collection is on counters now and here are just four of the massive Vitamin E collection.

I was sent these guys to test out, two newbies and two best sellers.  They came to Spain, they enjoyed themselves immensely and helped my skin so much after a weird reaction to an SPF we bought on the day we arrived.

The oldies but goodies

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet (€18.95) is one of those products that gives me a big question mark over my head when I use it.  Let me explain.  It's the texture.  Yes, it moisturises and hydrates my skin beautifully but it leaves the skin with a mattified finish.  That's not what I'm used to at all at all!  It almost has a silicon primer feel to it, but either way, it makes my skin feel lovely and smooth though and while it says it's for all skin types, I'd be inclined to recommend it to those of us of an oilier disposition.  But go check it out and feel the texture for yourself if you haven't.  Oh and don't apply lots or it will roll off your skin and that ain't a good look.

Next up is The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream (€18.50/50ml).  This is one of their absolute best sellers and I was hooked after first trying it a few years ago.  It's a really lightweight moisturiser that I've been using day and night and is one of those face creams that makes me ask people to touch my skin and maybe smell my face.  The scent.... It's divine!  I've gone through countless pots of this over the years and love that it's been made better with the hyaluronic acid.

The newbies

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion (€16.50) prepares and activates your skin for the rest of your routine.  To be honest, it's a step I keep forgetting to do but need to get into the habit of using it to see if it makes a difference.  It's to be used after cleansing and when I did use it, I thought it felt nice on the skin.  Nothing to give an immediate noticeable difference, but maybe it's a slow burner.

Finally is The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture-Protect Emulsion (€18.50).  This has an SPF30 which is the minimum I like to use on my face in the summer, gives UVA and UVB protection and again, smells gorgeous.  It absorbs quickly into my skin and my makeup goes on easily over the top.  Something like this is a good one to use during the summer because you're properly protecting your face in the sun, won't leave you looking sweaty or greasy and you can still apply your regular makeup and enjoy the nice weather.  

And so concludes my little show and tell from The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost range!  Do let me know if you've tried anything from the range, or if you'd like to meet for chats and visits to The Body Shop so we can smell this!  Body Shop lads, if you could bring out a body spray in this scent, I'd be eternally grateful.  Thanks v much.

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