Product Review: The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

It’s been awhile since I posted a product review… and I have seen my TBS Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet halfway consumed already.

So what is all about The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet?.

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According to www.thebodyshop-usa.com
An instant cooling sensation for all day hydration. This silky-soft moisturizer hydrates and refreshes skin with an ultra-light light formula.
Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet contains Aqua Sphere technology – microscopic moisture spheres that act like tiny reservoirs and hold hundreds of times their weight in pure water. Each pot contains over 2 MILLION Aqua Spheres, delivering a 24 HOUR feed of moisturisation to your skin. With wheatgerm oil, and Community Fair Trade shea butter and soya oil, Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet combines natural moisturising power with the latest technology to hydrate like never before. Containing mineral particles that help to absorb oil and mattify, the feather-light, sorbet texture simply sinks into skin, so you can stay shine free, fresh and confident all summer long.

  • Quenches skin’s thirst
  • Feels like a burst of freshness on skin
  • Enriched with wheatgerm oil & Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana

Price: Php 995
Size: 50ml  /  1.7 oz  /  49.5g

THE VERDICT:

To give you a background about my skin, my face is combination; usually oily in T-zone and sometimes dry-normal on other parts. It’s been a long time since I wanted to try products like Vitamin E & C moisturizers, but afraid to end up getting greasy because of my combination skin.

Right in time, I passed by TBS store to check a few items. After buying my regular stuff, I saw this little jar that I may say quite “attractive” and classy. I asked the sale consultant about the product regarding my skin type. Well, this product said to be for all skin types as it is a sorbet-type… not an oil, cream, serum nor a liquid! I’m not able to try it that day because I’m wearing makeup, so I’m hoping this product would suit my skin type.

Nighttime, I tried it first after my skin care routine. I applied it last. The sorbet has a very nice texture. After a few seconds of application, it makes my face feel smooth… as in really smooth! And not oily nor that matte, it’s kinda hard to describe… it’s in the middle (err!). It gives cooling and little tingling sensation which I find relaxing and pleasant. After trying it in the morning, I found out this is a good moisturizer when you’re out in a hot weather (well, not wearing any makeup probably) as it makes me feel refreshed with that cool and tingling sensation.

At first, I used this at night only. Then afterwards, I tried it in the morning… I experimented and tried to use it as a primer. I applied the sorbet first and let it dry after 30 seconds to 1 minute before applying my foundation and finish with a powder. I must say, it doesn’t give difference from using my Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer. My makeup last the whole day and I don’t get greasy that much.

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The sorbet contains Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Wheat Germ Oil, and Soybean Oil to hydrate, and Menthol to cool the skin. However, it has Dimethicone, which means it has high silicone content and it’s because of dimethicone that we get a velvety-smooth feel during application. For some, this could cause issues such as pore-clogging, especially for sensitive skin, but honestly, this isn’t an issue for me.

Pros

• Nice, light, velvety texture
• Recommended for all skin types
• Cool and tingling sensation that instantly makes you feel refreshed
• Greatly moisturizes skin
• Makes skin soft and supple
• Paraben free

Cons

• Doesn’t provide 24 hours moisturization
• Contains Dimethicone

Overall, this is a good moisturizer for me. Didn’t make my face more oily nor break out.

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