Beauty, Product Reviews

The Body Shop Canada – Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

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This product is really good! Many skin care specialists will tell you that in order to master a proper skin care routine you should religiously use cleanser, toner, moisturizer. This is partially true but the ‘real deal’ to sealing in moisture and I would say the fountain of youth is the use of serum or oil.

I’ve been experimenting with face oils for a few years and find that an oil pre-cleanse prior to a light foaming  face cleanser or soap works wonders!

If you’re looking for a no fuss way to deeply moisturize your skin without that heavy feeling-you may want to try Body Shop’s Overnight Serum-in-oil! It sounds greasy but isn’t at all. It soaks right into the skin and leaves it feeling velvety smooth and VERY hydrated. I see it as a awesome alternative to heavy ‘replenishing’ night creams!

After working in the beauty retail industry for a few years I can tell you that many brand ambassadors recommend night creams for women once they reach a certain age. It’s not bad per se, but the real question is: Is it necessary? Deep hydration is very important to give the skin an overall healthy tone and texture. (Drinking enough fluids also.)

Based on a commissioned study on 126 women The Body Shop found that:90% said the product feels light on the skin, 87% said that the product absorbs quickly and 70% said that the product is not greasy. All these stats are TRUE. IT is very light. I used it for about a week with incredible results only to find I was VERY allergic!!!

I broke out on my tenth night of use with pimples and rashes all over. I found out I’m incredibly allergic to Wheat Germ Oil. The oil has the highest concentration of Wheatgerm Oil in any of The Body Shop’s products. I got a red, inflamed rash on my neck, lips and also under my eyes. I realize I’ve also got highly reactive skin. I stopped using it and the breakouts subsided but I am left with scars from the breakout and the rashes. I’m currently using a Retinol based product and taking zinc tablets to help speed up the healing process.

If you’ve got a wheat germ allergy or sensitivity please be careful. This oil is so light that it soaks into the skin instantly! As a product for skin hydration and cell turnover I highly recommend it! The Body Shop has other really great serums that can still be used with great results if this one isn’t the right one for you! If you are allergic to wheat germ please try:Drops of Youth!

 

 

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