TBS Vitamin E – Special Edition

For Mother’s Day this year, The Body Shop brings us the Union Jack Special Edition of the Vitamin E line!

I am excited with the products I received to review for you for a few reasons.

Vitamin E is known for its hydrating effect and protection against environmental damage, appropriate for a Mother’s Day feature.

Then the frosted pink packaging (and the Union Jack print of course) is all classy and cute. Not mentioning the light refreshing scent that makes the products more fun to use.

On top of all that, these products are quite unique and innovative. Let’s get to that, shall we?

This little glass jar of gems is the Aqua Boost sorbet.

With summer weather in mind, how do instant cooling sensation and all day hydration sound? That’s what this sorbet offers.

Enriched with wheatgerm oil and Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana, the sorbet feels like a fluffy gel but is light and cool on the skin. It absorbs quite fast, does not leave any trace behind and keeps me hydrated all day. Definitely a summer staple.

Ingredients: Water (solvent), Glycerin (humectant), Dimethicone (skin conditioning agent), Alcohol Denat. (solvent), Silica (absorbent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (skin conditioning agent – emollient), Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2 (absorbent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Crosspolymer (film former), etc.

The jar is 1.7oz/ 50ml, retails $20.

If you haven’t tried the Overnight serum-in-oil so far, you need to!

A combination of serum and oil to recharge the skin with moisture overnight, with highest concentration of wheatgerm oil and enriched with Community Fair Trade soya oil.

I use about 4-5 drops of product with the built-in dropper, in the palm first then pat on to the face and neck. Massage it in with circular motions. That’s it!

Absorption wise, it does take a bit more time than a regular serum but nothing major. I just head to bed with it and it does not transfer to my pillow nor make me oily in the morning. A fun new way to moisturize!

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (skin-conditioning agent), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (emollient), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (skin-conditioning agent), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (emollient), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (skin-conditioning agent), etc.

The jar is 0.94oz/ 28ml, retails $28.

New in the line is the Eyes cube, a refreshing anti-fatigue eye stick to revive and refresh the appearance of the eye area.

The cooling effect sure is awesome and helps with depuffing the bags under the eyes. I can’t say if it helps with dark circles but it does make my eyes look less tired and more hydrated.

Another cool thing to have for the summer!

Ingredients: Water (solvent), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (skin conditioning agent – humectant), Sodium Stearate (surfactant), Butylene Glycol (humectant), Propanediol (viscosity modifier), Methoxy PEG-10 (humectant), PEG-150 (humectant), Glycerin (humectant), etc.

Very similar to H2O Instant Hydrating stick for half the price – 0.14oz/ 4g, $15. I still wish for a bit more product in the stick though.

A quick swatch to show you the textures of the sorbet and what is left behind by the Eyes cube.

The Vitamin E line is permanent but this special Union Jack packaging is limited edition, so check it out if you want some for yourself or your mom 🙂

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