Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil


One of the most recommended products in my skin consultations is a serum/oil. For all skin types and all skin conditions. There's always one that will work for someone.
From the end of January I have a new addition to those recommendations.

The Body Shop are extending their best-selling Vitamin E range and introduce the Overnight Serum-in-Oil at the end of this month.

This particular serum blend is really light and easily absorbed and contains the highest concentration of wheatgerm oil across the entire Vitamin E range. As well as Sunflower and Jojoba, it also contains Marula, Sesame and Soya oils from Community Fair Trade farmers - always a key part of The Body Shop's ethos.

It's designed to be used in the evening (clearly) to 'replenish and recharge' - but if you are spectacularly dry/dehydrated I would use a small amount of this in the morning too - underneath your usual moisturiser. I've been trialing it for a month or so and find it works really well when applied at both times of the day.

For those readers asking for more affordable options without compromising efficacy - this is £12.00 for 28ml.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil launches on 28th January from all Body Shop stockists and on www.thebodyshop.co.uk.



*press sample

58 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline - Just wondering if this would be suitable for acne prone skin? Thank you!

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  2. How interesting. This is so cheap I actually might have to give it a go. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. Would this be suitable for someone with combination blemish prone skin? (I'm 21) Thank you xx

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  4. Caroline, PLEASE do some posts about pregnancy skincare and perhaps stretch mark prevention? I need all the help I can get, and quick!

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    1. You may want to check out my posts on pregnancy skincare. I am in my 38th week and NOT A STRETCH MARK in sight. http://www.lemonade25.com/2013/09/05/6-steps-pregnancy-glow/
      http://www.lemonade25.com/2013/09/16/legs-shape-pregnancy/
      http://www.lemonade25.com/2014/01/18/great-night-sleep/

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  5. Wow sounds like a miracle product! and for so cheap too.
    Need this so bad.

    Please check out my beauty blog nailsandteapots.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  6. Since I saw you, I've been religously using serums both at night and in the mornings (I don't mind a bit of shine) and I can see a big difference, so I'm slapping it on morning & night !

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  7. wow! this sounds great! can't wait until its available in stores.

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  8. Exciting! Keep a look out for this product! Thank you for sharing! I just found your blog and have been enjoying reading pass entries.

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  9. Have you ever tried any Japanese or asian products in general? I have been using Cure Natural Aqua Gel and love it! Just curious...

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  10. Yay! Finally something cheap gets the approval :)

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  11. would you recommend the body shop's skincare range for oily skin? What other products would you recommend for oily skin?

    Thank you for such a brilliant blog! Love reading all of your posts :)

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  12. How exciting, will definitely be purchasing this. And it comes out on my birthday, perfect time to treat myself!

    Lottie x

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Caroline could you please recommend products for combination sensitive skin with rosacea? im at the end of my tether, using Environ products and scared they are killing my skin! any recommendations would be so greatly received thankyou!

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  14. Wow i'm so excited for this! Thanks for the heads up :) xx

    yespleasebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I really want to try and oil but didn't want to splash out too much so I'll definitely be picking this up!

    Kate xo / www.beautybabbles.com

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  16. I absolutely love the vitamin e range, I've been using the intense moisture mask a lot recently as my skins been feeling a little dehydrated so may have to give this a try to see if this helps too..

    Thanks for another great skincare post, your blog is like my bible!

    Ash xx

    ashleedel.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. wow what a great price for a serum :) great post hun x
    The Inked Blonde

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  18. My skins been super sad recently due to stress, I may give this a whirl.

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  19. Hi Caroline,
    could you post the ingredients list please?

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    1. The full ingredients list is on the body shop website x

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  20. Thank you for an affordable option!

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  21. The ingredients list for the Vitamin E oil was very long and deterred me from purchasing. Do you think it's still okay?

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  22. This sounds lovely! You recommended that I needed an oil to help with tight feeling skin recently (Twitter). I've been using up some rosehip and Nuxe oils that I already had, and then was planning on trying the Ren Omega oil/serum, but now I really want to give this a go too! Rather cash strapped after an expensive December (Christmas + a new boiler needed, urgh!) so may try the Body Shop one out first! :)

    I don't know what is with my skin though, it ALWAYS feels tight after cleansing - doesn't matter if I use an oily cleanser or a creamy one. The only thing I've found that really relieves it is Cetaphil moisturiser, but not sure if that is just 'masking' the problem, rather than fixing it.

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    1. Hi there, I had the same problem and I thought it might be the water so I bought some distilled water in Halfords and I tried that on my face cloth to rinse my cleanser and it made a world of a difference.
      My skin used to get so tight from tap water rinsing, I could hardly move my face. I realised that tap water has heavy metals and this is what was drying out my skin to parchment. The distilled water has no heavy metals.

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  23. This sounds great. I have oily skin but I find the only way to combat it is with more moisture!

    I've just written about my drugstore favourites over on www.sophschoices.co.uk
    Come over and check it out.

    Sophie x

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  24. would love to try it.havent tried any bodyshop skincare till now..is it suitable for acne skin?because i am prone to breakouts..
    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. This sounds lovely, I'll take a look:)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  26. Does this contain rose/rosehip like their original oil? I'm asking because I love their current serum but can't use their oil due to allergies! Thanks

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  27. Would love to try this! berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xx

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  28. I'm sorry for posting this here, but didn't know where else to head. This will be a long one, but this has been keeping me up at night because it makes me depressed. So yeah. Sorry.

    Lately, my skin has changed. It has turned a 360 on me and totally freaked out.
    None of the products that usually worked for me are no longer worth trying to even put near my face for ten seconds without it crying.

    My acne is coming back. My dark circles are back. Fine lines (!!!) are starting to show up underneath my eyes. I'm getting more oily then ever with serious dry patches around my face.
    I'm seriously confused. My skin was under control for a while, until now.
    My dear and beloved acids (AKA glycolic acid, salicylic acid etc) are now no longer working either. They just kinda... sit on my skin, doing absolutely nothing. They don't help with my clogged pores anymore, my blemishes.. nothing.
    So for some reason my skin has become sensitive. More combination than ever (not even sure if it's combination/oily or combination/dry.)
    There's four products that still work for me. But to be honest, it's not a complete skincare regimen whatsoever. Here they are:

    Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm. It still makes my skin feel soft and hydrated.
    Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser & Gentle Milk Cleanser. They cleanse my skin without turning it into a dry desert.
    Decleor Ylang Ylang "Serum" (Oil). Helps me with keeping SOME of the breakouts low to an extent. Not as much as it used to, though.
    The hardest part of finding new products that work for me are moisturizers. I love (and I repeat, LOVE) gel moisturizers. They keep my skin hydrated and just works for me. I have yet to find a good one, though.
    For the evening I can use a thick cream. I'm all for that. But it's just as hard finding the formula that works for me.

    I need a serum that helps with acne scarring.
    An eyecream that works for dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.
    A facemask that helps to deal with the breakouts.
    And some sort of treatment I can use twice a week (similar to the Liquid Gold, but since it doesn't work for me anymore I have a problem finding an alternative.)
    I hope to hear from you very soon!

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    1. Hello, I hope you don't mind me chipping in. In my experience my sensitivity and (horrendous) breakouts seem directly linked to diet. Make sure (by elimination) there's not some kind of food allergy/intolerance going on and personally, cutting sugar out, eating more nutritious food and taking maximum dose evening primrose oil and cod liver oil has got rid of the 10 plus cysts I would permanently have. Following Carolines product advice, like balm cleanse, acid tone, oils ect is like the cherry on the top really, but for me I found diet and supplements the only thing to actually get rid of horrific sensitivity and breakouts. I'm not sure but I think even diet can screw up your acid mantle as well as the wrong topical products? Hmm... I hope this helped and sorry for butting in!... I would love to hear Carolines input.

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    2. I'd double check on the avene products as a lot of them contain detergent sulfates and a couple of products have mineral oil. I only use the water spray and clearance k from avene due to this. I also looked at the la Roche posay range and there's sls present in a lot the same with Vichy. I'm liking some una Brennan products at the moment.

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    3. I did doublecheck with Caroline on Twitter actually. She did give them a yay! So I hope it's nothing bad! :O

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  29. Caroline- I am allergic to wheat and cannot eat it without giving me severe IBS - although I'm not apparently coeliac blood test showed allergy to the grass. Does this mean wheatgerm in skincare will be bad for/irritate my skin???
    Anyone else know?

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    1. Because it is a food intolerance, it will only cause irritation when ingested. Applying wheatgerm (or products containing wheatgerm) topically should do no harm to your skin whatsoever :)

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  30. I need to get this, I love the Body Shop Vitamin E range, totally amazing. I love using serums and oils at night, definitely gonna give this one a go.

    http://lovelashesx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Cool stuff. I am always trying new things for my patients. Maybe I will give this a try.
    theskincarebible.com

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  32. I've just used this as and the bb cream from the same range (I've been using the moisturiser & eye cream for a while & its excellent). If you buy from a party they have 30% off skincare at the moment.

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  33. Hi Caroline, another great blog, you are THE skin guru. I have just read Jenny Anderson's cry for help. I have very similar skin care problems, although I suspect I'm older, 46. Recently my skin has suffered some nasty break outs, sore red cyst like spots, white heads and black heads, especially on my nose, must admit I do squeeze the blackheads on my nose, like a forest of maggots, I know horrible image. There is so much sebum on/in my nose you can see the shine from space. You have mentioned acid toners as a good clearer for spots, not sure which brands to try. Also concerned about ageing, sagging skin. Any advice gratefully received. Love Nyree x x x

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  34. Hello Caroline,
    It's kind of great to see that you recommend a Vitamin E product because I've heard from different doctors here in France that this kind of product is a joke (and actually bad for the skin). According to them, oils worth using were extracted from plants or trees and that Vitamin E trees don't exist, obviously. Take a vitamin (from where?) and create a product doesn't make it healthy, they said. Maybe you have an opinion on the subject. That beeing said, I've seen women with gorgeous skin using Vitamin E oil so I'm a bit confused

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  35. I will most definitely be buying this! I'm a huge fan of their facial oil from the same range and this sounds like it's an improved version! Thanks for letting us know your thoughts on it!

    www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

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  36. Hi Caroline,
    I've just read your cheat sheet for Cleansing and I'm wondering why you want us to apply cleanser to a dry face? What are the benefits?
    Thanks!

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  37. I was excited until I saw wheatgerm. Too bad as I have a gluten allergy. I'm seeing more and more wheat in face care. :(

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    1. Hi
      I'm gluten free too. I didn't realise I had to avoid it in skincare too?
      x

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  38. I wonder if this would be any good for people with eczema. I did a review on the cleanse, tone and moisturise Vitamin E set by Body Shop and it made my skin flare up really badly so a bit skeptical to try this.

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  39. This product is dreadful! I bought it based on this glowing review and sadly cannot agree.

    I've been using it for just over a week, as directed by the consultant in the shop. I told her I have an oily t-zone but feel like my skin isn't hydrated. She said oily skin isn't a problem and this product won't make it worse.

    Wrong! It doesn't absorb. I wake up in the morning and my face feels oily. My t-zone is more oily.

    But worse than that - it's given me dry patches on my face and spots on my chin. I almost never get spots and the dry patches are baffling.

    If you can get a sample of the product then try it first if you don't want to waste £12.

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    1. Oh that's not good. At all! How did she tell you to use it? You need literally 2 tiny drops. You shouldn't feel it on your skin at all. It should absorb. Let me know where you bought and I'll follow up for you if I can. :( x

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  40. I'm acne prone with combo skin, scared it'll break me out. Has anyone similar with my skin type tried this?

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    1. be aware of it . its very very bad . it gave me stupid black spots and patch in my face . i dont know what to do with the patches :(

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  41. I can't wait to try it out ! thank you for affordable choices!

    http://thelondongirlview.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Hello
    Would love to try, does anyone know if it suits combo/ de hydrated/rosacea skin? Cheers x

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  43. Hi ,I recently bought the product and I must say I'm very disappointed.my skin is oily and this serum doesn't get absorbed and it does give me itchy skin.after 3-4 days of use i am starting to develop tiny red spots and I think it's time to stop using it.
    So those women with oily skin beware

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  44. I love it! I recently found out the location where I would buy Body Shop products, was having a 40% sale. I decided to try this product, Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil. Just that one time applied, I was totally amazed. OK, it's not like I had a lot of fine lines, I like prevent them from showing even more. I do apply in the evening along with my other Body Shop products, and I apply the same routine in the morning.

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  45. I have this but I'm not sure if I need to apply my moisturiser on top of it or not? Thanks in advance :)

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  47. I think people who are having problems are using too much of it? I hold the dropper over my hand, let a couple of drops drip off, rub my hands together and kind of pat it over my face. You REALLY don't need much.

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  48. I loved the review and bought the product subsequently. It felt lovely the first time I used it but I got an allergic reaction 48h after. Redness, swelling, pustules all over my face, neck and cleavage area. I never reacted to any cosmetics like this, although I have very sensitive skin. Any idea what ingredient could have caused this kind of reaction? Thanks in advance!

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