Way back in August, the fiance and I celebrated our third year anniversary by going to our local huge mall. As an anniversary present, he bought me the Vitamin E set from the Body Shop. A few weeks later, I purchased the Aloe Vera Line online (to compare the two, since these are the two brands that the clerk suggested to me). Now, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on these lines with you guys. The only thing I will not be reviewing is the Illuminating Vitamin E moisturizer because I already did a review of it by itself and you can check that out in my older posts.
The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
This cleanser was okay. It smelled great. The cleanser and toner smelled exactly like baby oil. It also felt pretty good on my face. Unfortunately, I would probably never purchase this cleanser again because while it did get my face clean and kept my acne at bay, for the most part, I bought it to put some brightness into my dull complexion. There was no change.
Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
I would say the same about the toner as well. It smelled good, but it didn’t give my face a good clean feeling. That’s something I need from my toner. This is not a repurchase for me.
Body Shop’s Aloe Vera Foaming Cleanser
I’m actually still using this one up. The biggest problem I have with this line is that the smell is pretty bad. The smell actually reminds me of plastic. But the bright side is that the smell doesn’t actually linger on your skin. There’s nothing very special about this cleanser. In fact, I feel like I have to use a ton of it to make my face clean. Definitely won’t repurchase.
The Body Shop’s Aloe Vera Night and Day Cream
These moisturizers made me really oily by the end of the day and they also had a very plastic like smell.
The Body Shop’s Aloe Vera Calming Toner
Same plastic smell and same problem as the Vitamin E toner. It didn’t feel to be doing much for my face.
The Body Shop’s Aloe Vera Protective Restoring Mask
This is probably the product I am most impressed with. I still have plenty left, but it gave the best results. It still has that plastic scent, unfortunately. I usually put this on last and leave it on overnight. In the morning, my skin is really soft. I still probably won’t repurchase it. But I recommend it if you have dry skin.
All in all, I’m not impressed with these lines from the Body Shop. But I would say that I favored the Vitamin E line over the Aloe Vera.