The body shop vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil review

The body shop Vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil reviewFacial oils have been a must for me, and anyone that has dehydrated skin like me.  I didn’t really get into facial oils until I found this gem.  This is Body shops Vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil and has been working great for me and I recently repurchased it so I thought it was fitting to do a full review for you guys.  Kind of stink at doing intros so… time to start ヽ(〃・ω・)ノ.

The body shop vitamin E serum in oilFull name of product:
The Body Shop Vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of products:
Wake up to beautiful skin with new Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil, a technical innovation combining the power of a serum and oil to indulge, replenish and recharge skin with moisture overnight. 

-8h beauty sleep for your skin
-Skin feels recharged, replenished and softer
-Skin looks fresher, rested and more radiant
-Our highest concentration of wheatgerm oil
-Non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula
-Enriched with community fair trade soya oil 

the body shop serum in oil

serum in oil


Amount of product:
28 mL

Duration before expiration:
12 M (1 year) after opened

Where to buy:
 The body shop stores or online

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).

The body shop skincare reviewProduct packaging:
Packaging of this product is simple and straight forward with their pastel pink glass bottle and a glass dropper lid that always make me feel like a scientist when I use this.  You can easily drip just the right amount of product every time with no fuss.  Only complaint would be that there is no stopper in the actual bottle.  So if you were to accidentally tip over the bottle, it would be game over.

How to use:
 Please keep in mind facial oils are not a replacement for a moisturizer.  Think of facial oils as a seal for your moisturizer like plastic wrap to keep all the moisture in. After you have cleansed your face, used toner to wipe away left over dirty and prepping your skin to drink some moisture, applied essence/serum/ampoule, moisturized with your favourite moisturized, pat this serum-in-oil onto your face.  Drip about 3-4 drops onto the palms of your hand, rub your hands together and pat onto your face.

Texture/ Finish:
Texture of this serum in oil is, well oily.  After 20 minutes, the oil settles into your skin and doesn’t appear so greasy.  I would definitely suggest you to use this at night if you don’t want to look too greasy.  If you were to use this in the day time, use only one to two drops, rub it on the palm of your hands and gently press into the skin.  At night, I use three to four drops.  Once I wake up, I definitely feel a huge difference with this facial oil.  My skin is more hydrated, slightly more plump and softer.

This facial oil has a slight powdery scent, kind of smells like a grandma’s perfume but is so faint that it doesn’t really bother me.  Scent does not linger after application.  Smell-o-scale= 3/10.

The body shop overnight serum in oil

IMG_8532After 30 mins, the oil fully absorbs into the skin and leaves my skin super soft. 

IMG_8463I look like dewy awesomenesss~  This picture is actually from my post on Secret Key lemon D Toc peeling gel, so if you want to check that post out.  Also if you guys want to see a skincare routine post, comment down below.  I’m always trying new products out and still trying to find my holy grail products but I am open to show you what are my favourites (ᅌᴗᅌ* ).

-easily accessible at any The Body Shop stores
-packaging is straight forward and easy to use
-leaves my face moisturized and soft in the morning

-no stopper of any sort inside–> tip the bottle over=game over

Yes and already have!

Stars given out of 5:

I have to say that Body shop does not really have many good products in my opinion other then their body butters, so I’m really surprised I actually fell in love with one of their skin care products.  Two years ago, I don’t know what came over me, I had a huge craving to try all of the Body shop products and still to this day have a stash that I have not touched.  If you actually look at the bottom of your receipt, there is a coupon for $15 off $45 which definitely helps knock down the price.  That and their membership card that gives you an extra 10% off, yea I can’t really pass on deals.  I don’t think I can live without this product and is close to a holy grail, close but I won’t stamp this as holy grail until I try more facial oils.  Two thumbs up and would definitely recommend you guys try it :).

PS. One bottle lasted me almost a year, so you really don’t need that much for it to last.  And for $23, it is pretty affordable compared to anything you can get in Sephora.

Have you tried this product?  What do you think about this product?  Any other facial oils that you guys enjoy and would recommend to me?  Let me know in the comments down below~ WEEEEEEEE

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Midori

    Yes to a skincare routine!! ゚・✿ヾ╲(。◕‿◕。)╱✿・゚
    This looks exciting. I’ve always liked their Vitamin E line. Maybe I’ll go window shopping tomorrow and accidentally (ahem) come home with it.

    1. Christina

      Haha hopefully you will accidentally go home with a bottle, I’m sure you’ll love it :). And I will do a skincare routine :D, hopefully it is helpful

  2. 정시은

    Mmh ~ Thanks to your review I had it on my test-to-do-(list ~ I wish it’ll work well for me as well !

    1. Christina

      🙂 Would love to hear what you think when you do try it out

  3. Erin

    Nice review!

    1. Christina

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Julia

    Thank you for the review! i bought it after reading your review and I love it!!!
    What body butter would you recommend from the Body shop? =) I had a lot of their products that I ended up not using them because of their overwhelming scent. It made me nauseous. The only product I like is peppermint foot cream. Now I have another fav product)), I never been a fan of their products so was a bit hesitant to buy this serum in oil but didn’t regret!! Thank you!!

    1. Christina

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I don’t like much from the body shop other then their serum in oil and select body butters. I bought almost all their scents and used to like how they smell. But I don’t know what came over me and I can’t stand it being so strong now. I’d suggest you try their Vitamin E or their shea butter body butters if you don’t want anything overwhelming. I like their shower gels but they are honestly whatever. I just like that they come in a jumbo size that lasts me 3 months hehe. Make up wise, I like their liquid highlighter but that is pretty much it.

      Hopefully your skin will thank you for the hydration. <3

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