You may recognize this face oil from my August favs post. I had been interested in trying a face oil/serum for a while but have always worried about them being too greasy and breaking my face out. This Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil from The Body Shop had been getting a lot of good reviews so I picked up a bottle for myself. I’ve been using it for about two months now.
It’s an 8 hour overnight oil that is meant to replenish and recharge moisture and claims to be non-greasy and fast absorbing. It’s $28 CAD for 28 ml and this stuff will last you a good long while. You only need 2-3 drops every night. It comes with a glass eye dropper dispenser so you can easily control the amount of oil you get. I love that all I have to do is apply a couple of drops before bed and it works all its magic while I sleep.
As The Body Shop claims, this oil actually is non-greasy and fast absorbing which is great because you don’t want to get any greasy residue transferring onto your pillows and sheets at night.
I noticed a difference in my skin almost immediately after starting to use this Vitamin E serum. Somehow, this overnight oil manages to hydrate my dry spots while not emphasizing my oily patches. On top of that, I started to notice that my makeup (especially my powder foundation) went on a lot smoother in the mornings. I used to get dry patches around my nose which were a chore to deal with and often made my makeup look cakey and flakey. One night of using this oil and those dry patches were GONE!
One other thing I’ve noticed about this face oil is that I definitely see and feel a difference when I haven’t used it. If I skip a couple of nights the dry patches start to creep back. So, for me at least, this is a product that needs to be used every day.
I have only two small gripes with this oil. The first is the smell. It has a light floral smell to it which isn’t overly offensive but reminds me of old lady perfume and I’m just kind of sick at this point. My second issue is the ceramic and glass packaging which isn’t a huge deal but I would be very sad if I accidentally dropped and smashed the bottle.
I already know this overnight Vitamin E serum-in-oil is going to be a skin saver as we move in to the colder winter months and my skin starts to get drier and drier. The Body Shop has a whole line of these Vitamin E products and I’m really tempted to try out a few more now, specifically the moisture serum and the nourishing night cream.
Have you tried this Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil? Have you tried any of the other products in the Vitamin E line? Any recommendations on what I should pick up next?