Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum In Oil | Skincare Sunday

I'm always fighting an endless battle with my skin, one moment it's dry, one moment it's oily, one moment I look like a lizard thank-you hormones. Recently I decided to pick up a Vitamin E Overnight Serum In Oil from the Body Shop, after reading a lot about it I was pretty sure it would solve the horrendous dry spell I'm going through. I was not wrong.

The first night I got this home I lathered this on like there was no tomorrow, one layer sunk in, a second layer topped it off and I wavered my hands away from the bottle when I tried to go in for a third. I wasn't sure what to expect, when you first apply this to your skin it is a very dry oil, there's no greasy residue and it soaks in deeply. I headed for bed to wait my 8 hour moisturising shift and see what appeared in the morning.

After night one my skin felt amazing. I'd not felt it that soft first thing in the morning in quite a long time thank-you hormones once again. After a few more days my skin was singing again, its restored my dewy complexion and I'm so sure it's fading some old spot marks.

So what's actually in it?

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Anisyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).

Eek, that's a long list... I didn't look into the full list of ingredients until a few days after my purchase and I must say it really surprised my how many fragrance ingredients are used! The oil blend is amazing, it uses pretty much all of my favourite oils (minus rosehip) and the only thing I was a little bit disappointed in was that the fragrances took over half the list.

Overall it beautifully applies, has excellent results and I would honestly say that it is suitable for sensitive skin. Have you tried it out yet?