Thursday, 20 February 2014

Review | The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

 

For as long as I can remember, I've been a Body Shop fan. Every day I spritz myself with their Vanilla body spray and I'll frequently slather my legs with one of their notorious body butters and yet their skincare products were something I'd never delved into. Coming to the end of a tube of my trusty favourite from Nivea, I decided to try something new and picked up The Body Shop's Vitamin E Moisture Cream


I was excited to start using it. It had a nice scent and felt smooth, cooling and lovely to apply. However, after 2 days of using this morning and night, a reaction started. I woke up with tiny little bumps all over my face - not spots, just bumps that felt like they were under the surface of my skin and my face felt hot and itchy. I feel it worthwile to point out at this stage that I have a normal skin type, rarely suffering from dryness, oiliness or particular sensitivity. I struggled to believe that it could possibly be my new moisturiser that was causing the problem but stopped using it immediately.

Day 1 of the rash - notice the little bumps?

My panic lead me to the internet and though The Body Shop's website boasts nothing but brilliant reviews, Makeup Alley had a whole different story to tell and I found that there were others who had experienced the exact reaction that I had. At £10 a pot, I can safely say that this is the worst product that I have ever had the displeasure of using.

Day 3 of the rash - bumps still there and my skin was now sore and dry.

I have never written a review this negative before, but I was so angry with the state that it left my skin in. I apologise for my negativity and the unpleasant close-ups of my face, but it was the only way I could show the rash. I have come to the conclusion that it can only have been an ingredient that reacted with my skin, but I am now left completely wary about trying anymore skincare from The Body Shop.

Have you tried the Vitamin E Moisture Cream?
Have you ever had a negative reaction to a particular skincare product?
xo

24 comments:

  1. Aw no! It's a shame it reacted with your skin and made it irritated. I really love this moisturiser, it seems to work quite well for my skin but I hope that this was a one off product you reacted to from TheBody Shop as I know some of their other skincare bits are supposed to be great!x

    Kathryn | effievanity (giveaway!)

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    1. It is a shame, I was very disappointed! Was interested in trying more of their skincare, but I've been left apprehensive! xo

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  2. Oh my gosh, I'm sorry to hear you had a nasty reaction! I've been using this product for years and years, I have extremely sensitive skin and it's nothing but kind to my face. Perhaps it was a one off? Not that I recommend trying it again! WAH.

    Tara xo

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    1. Isn't it funny how skin can react so differently? Not sure if it was a one off, but I definitely won't be trying it again! xo

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  3. Oh no, I was actually thinking about purchasing this as TBS had a 50% off sale going on. Really glad I didn't! Hope your skin feels much better soon. So sorry to hear this!

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    1. Thank you for the sympathy, lovely! You never know, it may work for you! xo

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  4. I remember using a Body Shop Vitamin E cream when I was younger and as soon as I applied it it stung so bad and felt like it was burning. Never tried anything else from the range since!

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    1. Ouch, that doesn't sound like fun! Definitely one for us both to steer clear of for now then! xo

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  5. I will totally assure you that you are not the only one suffering!!! I LOVE TBS products and the ethics the company have, and after reading countless amazing reviews I decided to give a go with this cream. It was bad - just like in your case I got bumps, spots and dry skin! It broke me up really bad! I tried it around 3 more times after few months breaks and the same thing happen. Night cream from this range is no different! My husband loves and uses this cream religiously but it is not for me - there must be something in it, just one ingredient which makes my skin very, very unhappy! Sorry for a ramble, it's just you're the first person who I encountered who had the same issue like I did and I'm weirdly excited - I thought there's something wrong with me! Lol! X

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. FYI I used and tried other skincare products from TBS from face washes, face lotions and creams and nothing happened - it was just this one! Also, I am using Vitamin E face mist and it's fine too - it's just this bloody cream! ;)

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    2. Ahhhh, I'm so glad you read and commented on this post! Such a relief to hear I'm not the only person that has had a reaction to this. Isn't it funny how it suits your hubbie just fine? Thanks for the FYI about the other products, I'm a little less apprehensive now! xo

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  6. omg so sorry that it didn't work for you!
    This is my current everyday moisturizer, and I love it! So I guess it differs from person to person xx

    LauraThinksAbout

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    1. You're right! Glad it works for you though! xo

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  7. great review :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  8. So sorry it was so terrible. Vitamin E is usually a great one for skin, but I guess this one just doesn't work. I stopped buying The Body Shop products after a TBS bronzer broke me out. Their products are way too thick for my skin.

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

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    1. I haven't bought anything Body Shop since this, which is a shame as I'd loved many of their products. Will pluck up the courage to try more eventually! xo

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  9. Oh my gosh what a shame, that must be pretty horrible :-( I love this moisturiser, but it goes to show that everyone is different. Try emailing the body shop staff, although I warn you in the sense that they are very unhelpful (grr) :-(

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I was tempted to, but wasn't sure how much of a response I'd get. Shame they're not very unhelpful huh. :\ xo

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  10. Oh no I hate when this happens, I'm actually suffering a reaction to a new eye cream at the moment to. I'd heard great things about the vitamin E range, hope your skin clears up soon huni.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. Oh that's rubbish! Hope it cleared up quickly. xo

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  11. It's always such a shame when a company lets you down when you've been such a fan of theirs :/ I've used a lot of the body shop's hemp products but not this one, at least I know to stay away from it now >.< x

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    1. I agree, it's definitely a little off-putting. Still lots of good reviews of this product out there so you never know, it may work for you! xo

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  12. how lond did it take for the rash to heel up, i have the same thing but i only just came to the conclusion that it was the moisturiser, after using it for ages, really would like to know if it does clear up and how long it took ? :)

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