Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sunday Sample #1

As part of my beauty diet (see post here), I promised myself to use up my sample stash.  So, today I took the easy option, and opened this little pot of Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream – I plan to keep using it up this week.

 
I’m very fussy about my facial moisturiser, as I have extreme combination skin – very oily in patches, and very dry in others.  Usually I don’t stray too far from my Nivea Light Daily Cream, so I was a bit nervous as to whether it would be any good.  And my fears were confirmed.   I used it over the top of my serum, and found it was extremely light – far too light for my skin.  Despite its creamy appearance, it sunk in very quickly – very little was needed as it was so light.  I definitely need a richer moisturiser - even though my regular Nivea one is supposedly ‘light’ it’s much richer.

I slapped on (I mean gently massaged) two applications of the Vitamin E moisturiser to try and achieve that ‘moisturised’ feeling, but I couldn’t achieve it – my skin felt tight across my cheeks and slightly stretched.  So I added some more and it felt OK.  But writing this several hours later, my skin is feeling slightly tight again, and not that well moisturised.  My make-up went on well and has lasted pretty long, so it works well as a makeup base.

I think that in very warm weather, or if you have less dry patches than me, this would probably be a really good cream.  But with my skin type, it wouldn’t be my first choice.

I’ve got quite a lot to use up this week, but as I’ll use several applications at a time, hopefully I’ll get through it all!

Thanks for reading!  xx

7 comments:

Café Bellini said...

I like the vitamin E products, they smell nice! If this doesn't work for you, just 'slap' it onto your legs to use it up more quickly :-)

The Bristol Beauty Blog said...

Good idea! You're right, it does smell nice! x

Katastrophic said...

I have never tried this, but I use their vitamin E lip balm and it works great. :)

London's-beauty said...

Love the colour of it and I don't mind trying it out because it smells great :P
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Fudgesmoothiesmakeup said...

i love getting body shop samples, good chance to try it before spending out on something that doesnt work for you

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3ate4 said...

Shant buy this next then, I need something to keep the dry patches away, too!

Supergirl said...

I had this product, but dont like it.. I need a richer moiturizer too:)

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