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?