Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream Review – The Body Shop Skin Care

The Body Shop Vitamin E illuminating Moisture Cream

I am sure most of us here would have a wish list that includes at least one item from The Body Shop’s vitamin E range. I had the vitamin E illuminating moisture cream for a while now and I finally got it after much wait. 🙂

What does The Body Shop Claim?

Best if you want to: Give your skin a luminous, healthy glow with a nourishing daily moisturizing cream that contains light-diffusing particles to help minimize the appearance of fine lines.

How it works:

  • Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that moisturizes and helps to protect against premature aging and environmental aggressors.
  • Community Trade shea butter moisturizes and helps to soften and refine skin.
  • Super-fine mica minerals diffuse light to create a bright, illuminated complexion.

Key Ingredients :

Vitamin E
Vitamin E conditions, nourishes, and protects the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and healthy.

Shea butter
Moisturizes and helps soften the skin. Also provides a rural community of women with regular work and income.

Price: Rs. 845 / $18.50 for 1.7 fl oz/50ml.

What I think about The Body Shop  illuminating cream:

The cream comes in a pink jar, with the usual vitamin E packaging. Smells pretty much like the vitamin E range. I am sure most of us would have an idea of how the vitamin E range smells like sniffing it at The Body Shop’s stores sometime or the other  .Reminds me of baby cream. Very soothing and also promisingly moisturizing. Lol, so much from the smell . 🙂

TBS Illuminating Cream
TBS Illuminating Cream

The cream is light pink in color and contains no form of shimmer while in the jar. When I apply it, it starts transforming into a dark-ish pink colour which quickly spreads upon blending and leaves a nice pinkish glow.

I just take a very small amount and apply it all over my face blending well. The cream as such is easy to spread but I just make sure to blend it in well so that no pinky residue is left behind looking artificial. The cream also sinks in pretty easily and leaves no funky residue. IMHO, it’s a little less heavy compared to the normal Vitamin E day/night creams but still moisturizes very well. I like that it’s a little light, because we don’t want to look greasy and illuminated at the same time.

TBS Illuminating Cream
TBS Illuminating Cream

I use this mostly instead of using moisturizer and set the look with loose powder. This one really does wonders in illuminating the face. It gives a nice dewy glow and a beautiful healthy pink look. Perfect for daytime, work or an evening look. I wouldn’t’ try to multi-task it as a night cream though.

Sometimes, I use this as a base before applying my foundation and this really perks up the skin by adding a beautiful glow which regular moisturizer won’t provide:). After using this, skin is well prepped up for make-up too.

TBS Illuminating Cream
TBS Illuminating Cream

This one cannot be substituted for a tinted moisturizer. It won’t cover any blemishes or acne scars. Just gives a nice dose of hydration and illuminates face really well. Lives up to its claim and totally delivers what’s expected of it.

What I like about The Body Shop’s Vitamin E illuminating cream:

  • Provides both moisture and a nice glow at the same time.
  • Illuminates face really well with no glitter or shimmer.
  • Spreads really well and leaves no oily residue or film
  • Can be used in hot weathers too. What are loose powders for? I do not have oily skin, but I know of people with oily skin who use this and have liked it a lot.
  • Reasonably priced for the job it does.

What I dis-like about The Body Shop’s Vitamin E illuminating cream:

  • The jar packaging which is obviously unhygienic. Wish TBS changes the packaging to a pump or a tube. Since the cream turns to a pink color, the sides of the jar might have a pinky residue as time goes by. I just keep wiping it with a tissue . 🙁
  • Although the cream spreads easily, if not blended well can leave an artificial pink tint. So, make sure to massage it well. It sinks in pretty fast too.

Other than this, I see no big gripe with this baby.
Will I re-purchase? Hell Yeah. I am lovin’ it so far. 🙂

If you are looking at a nice cream to perk up your dull skin, then this cream is a must buy for you. It won’t give you the coverage any foundation or tinted moisturizer can, but definitely illuminates and brightens skin well.

Have you tried The Body Shop’s Vitamin E illuminating cream? Was it yay or nay? It’s a totally yay for me. What about you? Share your thoughts.


44 thoughts on “Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream Review – The Body Shop Skin Care

  1. You know the other day only Poornima and I were looking for this cream at the Body Shop store and we couldn’t find it. And here we have a review. 😛

    It’s like MAC’s strobe cream no ..I am surely going to pick it up in winters.

    And fab review as always. 🙂

  2. Thanks Rati 🙂 Yeah, it’s almost like MACs strobe cream…I am not sure if strobe cream has the pink tint though…get this u’ll love it 🙂

    1. No i don’t think it has any pink tint appu. It just illuminates the face. I will get this one for sure. I i somehow love to but mac dupes. they satisfy my ego. 😀

  3. Does this work well with oily skin? I need to use some cream with Vitamin E that will hydrate my face but not make it too oily. Any suggestions? Know if this is any good for that? Thanks!

    1. Hi Devika,

      I think it works well will all skin types…Its pretty light compared to the normal Vitamin E ones, so I don’t think it will clog ur pores…I think TBS’s Vitamin E range is pretty good…Korres has come up with a new rose cream…got a sample from Sephora…seems good too 🙂

        1. Ya…the tint can look weirdly pink sometimes Rima…just make sure to blend it in well 😉 U have good skin, so it’ll defl’y look great 🙂

  4. TBS vitamin E range dint work for me yet.. like the moisturizer face wash and the night cream..
    but i really feel like trying this now..!! i’ll become poor! 🙁

      1. no no at the rate i’m buying things, i’ll become poor! 😛 and whats worse is.. i always go to TBS after the sale is over! 😛
        i guess i’ll get it.. prettiness wins over poverty! 😛

  5. I love The Body Shop products but I have to admit I have not tried this range yet. I’m currently using the Vitamin C range which is gorgeous, but this looks equally as good.


    1. Hey Jess,

      I like the Vitamin C range too…Vitamin E is just as good and more moisturizing…give this a shot, you’ll love it 🙂

  6. Appu, great review….I completely agree on the unhygienic packaging from TBS =\

    I cover my body butter with a clear film then put the lid on…also i use a spatula to take out the cream, cause i think its sort of messy and almost everything end up under finger nails only if i try with my :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: 😀
    .-= deb´s last blog ..Block Colors – Bowling You Over =-.

  7. Thanks Deb 🙂 I wish TBS reads all this and changes the packaging to a cute lil’ pump or a tube 🙂 that would make things so much easier for everyone! 🙂

    1. haha Rads!! you ARE my hooman sister! i’m going t get this for my mom too!!! even I’m scared to get her anything after the Ponds TM experience!!! :P:P this is freaky! 😛

      1. tooo????? My mom went quite a few shades darker – as they say in the atrocious Vaseline Healthy WHite ad. – shadometer..puke puke. Anywayss…she got really angry with me..cos I told her I am a beauty blogger and I shall teach her what to use blah blah… :devil: :devil: ..and got it for her. But my mom is super evil…she took one of my glosses punishment..and I tried bribing her with an Avon lipstick..she took that too… :teeth:

        1. lol my mum just dint like it i dunno why ?:-) ?:-) actually her face looked muddy after she applied it:P:P its was funnyyy!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: so she let it expire! :-(( ans she doesnt use lipsticks! :-(( my MOTHER USES LIPBALM! i am ashamed! 🙁

          1. Cos she doesnt use lipstick?????????????? U crazy…I would be the happiest person in the whole whole world if I could look use just lip balm and look pretty..

            1. 😛 yeah like everyone does so much!!! she doesnt do a thing!!! i get so irritated! when i try to do things on her.. she gets irritated! she only wears perfume and lipbalm. 😛 and kajal if she remembers to.. i do the same. 😛

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