Cleansing skin is one of the most important steps to kick off the journey toward a beautiful looking skin. Undeniably, all of skincare goodies are being told to make wonders for our gorgeousness. Whether or not your product is really a good choice for your own skin sake. My current cleanser has been temporarily out of stock, then, I decided to try something new and hoped it would get along with my skin. The previous review is about The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Cyprus Begonia 018, which is really adorable with elegant berry shade. Please don’t be hesitate to drop by later and figure out how stunning it is. But, first of all, let’s go forward to my review of The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser.
Thanks to my best friend, she was really patient to consult me a lot to pick it up at the store. I told our dollies in very earlier posts that my skin used to wrestle with high sensitivity, redness and flaking condition. This was virtually a nightmare so I want to be careful before welcoming a new “buddy” to move in my comfort zone. Well, in fact, this is kinda confusing to me.
1. About the Product
Clearly in the front of the bottle, it states out loud to keep skin staying moist while removing all of impurities, packed with vitamin E. Astoundingly infused Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, abundant in vitamins E, A and D, minerals and fatty acids. It delivers vigorous moisturizing and revitalizing properties to dampen skin dryness with flaking and cracking as well as fortify its firmness and suppleness.
Moreover, the product contains Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil as a skin conditioning agent with a tremendous amount of amino acids and especially, vitamin E. This contributes to stimulate skin’s self restorability for a healthy, youthful look. In addition, It’s high-concentrated with vitamin E (Tocopherols and Tocopheryl Acetate) for potent hydrating and age-defying effects.
To boost the hydration and prevent water stripping skin away, extraordinarily enriched with Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter. Bet most of girls have known how incredibly the shea butter is beneficial in favor of skincare rituals. It delivers potent moisturizing and anti-aging activities to fortify skin’s lipid barrier function and trap emollient.
The cream cleanser contains Sodium Hydroxide (or caustic soda) as pH adjuster. Once interacting with water, the substance is inclined to totally dissociate into positively charged sodium (cations) and negatively charged hydroxide (anions). The hydroxide anions tend to drop the water’s acidity, which means to raise up the PH. Sodium Hydroxide is strongly alkaline in order to easily dissolve oily traces, greasiness and excessive sebum. The inorganic compound is expected to be moderately hazardous and its high concentration can cause corrosion and physical damage, like blistering and burning.
Additional included pH adjuster is Citric Acid in contrast to Sodium Hydroxide, which is too alkaline with substantially high pH. Citric Acid is much more acidic as a counteracting element meant to lower the pH, makes the cleanser less alkaline. This is inclined to balance out skin mantle and avoid compounding the dryness. The low pH is able to stimulate skin rejuvenation and create mild exfoliation.
Lastly, the cleanser consists of numerous chemical constituents as viscosity modifying, conditioning and chelating agents, fragrances, colorants and preservatives. For example, there are Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Benzyl Benzoate, Crosspolymer, Acrylates (C10-30) Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Linalool and Cinnamyl Alcohol.
2. My Thoughts
I’ve just used the cleanser for nearly 2 weeks. And, there weren’t any particularly bad reactions to my skin. Like lotion, the product is milky and creamy with thin, lightweight consistency and low viscosity. Necessarily, soak skin prior to applying. When blending onto the surface, it tends to diffuse quickly and become extremely thinner layers and very watery afterward. That usually urges me the application might be not enough to purify all over my face, perhaps, need to take some more. Thank goodness! The cleanser doesn’t lather or foam, I really crave for it. Many foaming ones I’ve used before leave my skin pathetically dry, flaking and cracking.
My skin is a type of combination, dry-prone and sensitive, easily getting reddened by changing weathers and hormone imbalance. Also, often goes through pimples and breakouts, especially because of stress and periods. I’m really fond of massaging in circular motions with cleanser coated on to relax my skin whilst gently pulling impurities out of pores. it’s inclined to provide noticeably cooling sensation. Literally cooling, but not the cooling with ultimately soothing sensation that’re supposed to come along.
It was quite nerve-wracking to feel cool and slightly irritated at the same time on the first couple days of using. Later on, the situation seemed better with less tension. However, Winter has arrived, my skin is recently very dry at the end of day, the cleanser turns to be somehow even more irritating around my cheeks. To be fair, I think when my skin is moisturized properly throughout the day, the cleanser will be relaxing.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t trigger anything worse to me. The product is sure not to aggravate my skin’s redness, arouse allergic breakouts or irritate my eyes. The itchiness is gone after rinsing off, the cleanser doesn’t leave stubborn “squeaky-clean” feeling. It’s rather comfortably refreshing and hydrating without greasiness. To me, I prefer doing double cleansing with my oil based cleanser prior to the cream cleanser at night. This is prone to effectively get rid of unwanted residues in case of heading outdoor too much and wearing makeup on. My skin does feel a bit tight after patting it dry, but it’s gonna be fine once I apply my nutrient-rich moisturizers.
Then, I’d recommend the Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser to oily, normal and combination rather than dry skins, even though the product is claimed to work for dry ones. It’s made of both cleansing and moisturizing properties to not only remove sweating, dirt, excessive sebum and sunscreen, but also retain hydration. That contributes to balance out skin without adding to overactive oil generation due to loss of natural moisture. Otherwise, very oily, acne-prone skin could try another Body Shop product line with tea tree oil for blemishes.
Otherwise, this may be kinda tough for folk wrestling with serious dryness, flaky, scaly patches and itchiness. I wish for something that has advanced formulation with more soothing properties in it, such as aloe vera extract, calendula juices or botanical, flowering derived ingredients. Just remember my bloody days to undergo painful dryness. Anyway, if you have fairly dry skin, it’s ok to go for the product. Additionally, The cream cleanser does have overwhelming smell I don’t really like it.
Regard to very sensitive skins, suffering from eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis and allergic breakouts, this may be not your go-to. Gentler cleansers free from fragrance, parfum and linalool as well as infused with calming, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties are preferable to you, friends! That guarantees not to cause unexpectedly blistering, swelling, redness and flare-up.
Housed in a sort of plastic wine bottle shape, which has straight and medium stature with high shoulders. Plus, it’s simply designed with pale pink color for the body part and a black leak-proof lid. The bottle is really a good place to shelter the cleanser, it’s indeed resilient and sanitary with a lid closed tightly. There are not any chances the fluid can spill around or dirt and pollution can sneak in. The full size is 250 ml, may be not convenient for travelling.
4. Rating 7/10
The product is good, except for the itchiness that I get. Perhaps, I should have saved it for summer next year when my skin would be less dry. I’m gonna give it 7 out of 10. This is just my very personal opinions so don’t let you find stressed about it. Lots of people are still happy and satisfied with the product.
Hope the review is useful and informative enough about The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser. If you have any questions or ideas, please be open to let me know. I’m grateful for that. Thank you so much for joining me!