You Need This: The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil

From a skincare nightmare in my last post straight to utter skincare heaven in this one.. how the tides have turned! I’ve been using The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil* (crikey, that’s a mouthful and a half) for a few weeks now so I think it’s time to tell you why I am so utterly in love with it, and why you definitely need it in your life too.

TBS Serum1 You Need This: The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum in Oil

This unassuming little bottle is so full of awesome that I don’t even know where to start. It’s supposed to be ‘like an 8 hour beauty sleep for your skin’ – and boy is it. The Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil is The Body Shop’s latest clever innovation that combines the potent hydration of a serum with the indulgent luxuriousness of an oil to give the skin a serious overnight moisture hit.

The Vitamin E range is one of The Body Shop’s most popular selections, and the star of the show in these formulas is one of nature’s best sources of the antioxidant Vitamin E – Community Fair Trade wheatgerm oil. The Serum-in-Oil contains the highest concentration of wheatgerm oil across the whole Vitamin E range along with a blend of oils including sunflower, jojoba, marula, sesame and soya… the list goes on. If you’ve used anything from the Vitamin E range before, you’ll probably already know how superbly moisturising the products are but this new little gem takes that hydration to a whole new level.

During trials for this product, testers said that even after just one night of use, their skin felt replenished, recharged and softer. As for appearance, skin looks fresher, well rested and more radiant. We all know that during sleep is the optimum time for skin cells to repair themselves (which is why getting enough sleep is paramount to good skincare), so it makes sense that the Serum-in-Oil works such wonders in that time. I happen to agree with all of the statistics from the trial; I don’t remember the last time my bare skin looked so awake and youthful first thing in the morning – I know I’m only 22 but the early morning is usually the best time to witness the aging effects of smoking (!). Surprised Colin never wakes up in the morning and thinks ‘who the f**k is this middle aged wench in my bed?’. It’s nice to wake up and actually look my age!

TBS Serum2 You Need This: The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum in Oil

I just absolutely love the feeling of applying this. You know that my skin is very oily, and I have tried facial oils in the past but not absolutely loved them. This, however, is so super lightweight and non-greasy and thoroughly absorbent – it’s a delight to smooth over the face and the best part is that it sinks right in within a few minutes. My skin has honestly never felt smoother to the touch, I can’t keep my hands off it. That’s a habit I definitely need to break toot suite otherwise I’ll be undoing all the hard work this delightful product has done!

Following up the Serum-in-Oil with TBS bestseller Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a dream. The moisturiser is lightweight and easily absorbed making it an ideal partner – you certainly don’t need a heavy duty night cream on top of the intense hydration from the Serum-in-Oil. A weekly dose of Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask makes a great finishing touch to my new regime and I have to say, for the first time in a long while I’m not experiencing any dryness at all. I think this winning little combination is finally sorting out the underlying dehydration in my skin once and for all… time will tell, and fingers crossed!

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil costs a super affordable £12 and is out now in store and online. Will you be checking it out? You DEFINITELY should. Love, love, LOVE it.

Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil (£12)
Vitamin E Moisture Cream (£10)
Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask (£12)

  • jenny

    I’m convinced, review well done! I’m a fan of the Vitamin E range, especially the other two products you’ve mentioned!

    • Do Not Refreeze

      Thank you! That’s fab, so glad you like the sound of it – if you do try it, let me know what you think :-)

  • Nicola

    This looks great! From your description and the fact that it’s the body shop I was expecting a much higher price but I may have to check this out.

    Nicola //

    • Do Not Refreeze

      Let me know if you do try it, I’d love to know what you think! I actually think all of The Body Shop’s skincare is really affordable – and definitely underrated.

      • Nicola

        I do love their stuff but normally I find itna bit expensive and have to wait for sales! I think I’ve only been disappointed with one of their products and even that smelled delicious enough that I didn’t actually mind all that much. I think tomorrow after my training tomorrow I might try to hunt down the overnight cream.

        • Do Not Refreeze

          Hey – if you haven’t picked it up yet, just a quick heads up that they have 40% off of everything with the code 14665 at the moment :-)

  • Cherry Pullinger

    I am definitely buying this tomorrow!

    • Do Not Refreeze

      Fab! You’ll love it :-)

  • Mona

    Hey, i’ve just bought this but just wondering if i could apply it on my eyes? I usually apply seperate products on my eyes if it’s specifically made for the eyes so i’m not sure if it’s ok to use around the eye area…

    • Do Not Refreeze

      Good question! So far as I can see, there’s nothing on the packaging that directly suggests using or avoiding using on the eye area. I apply it underneath the eye but not directly on the eyelids. To be honest it’s so gentle that I can’t imagine you’d have any problems with it, but I suppose it’s better to be safe that sorry :-)

      • Mona

        Thanks alot! :) xxx

  • LilyLipstick

    This sounds amazing, tempted to pick it up for my ski holiday as freaking out at how dry the cold is going to make my skin! x

    • Do Not Refreeze

      Good idea – this will definitely sort you out! I also definitely recommend slapping on the Sink In Moisture Mask in the evenings while you’re there too x

  • xXxStundonxXx

    I tried a sample of the Vitamin E moisturiser a while ago and the whole range is now on my to buy list. You’ve tempted me even more now! x

    Leanne – A Slice of My Life

  • Poorva

    it doesnt make skin oily? i have really oily skin so i’m scared to try such oils. but the results of this sound really good.

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