The Body Shop’s Vitamin E line features limited edition Union Jack packaging for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend (I’m not sure if it’s the Saturday or the Sunday) and, to celebrate, The Body Shop’s serving up a Mother’s Day collection that’s essentially their lovely Vitamin E line repackaged with a cute Union Jack and crown combo to tie in with their whole ‘treat your mum like a queen’ angle.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil (R155) and Aqua Boost Sorbet (R135).
The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil (R155) and Aqua Boost Sorbet (R135).

Now in a bid for full disclosure, the Union Jack vibe does nothing for me as I’m not a Brit. But I do know my mom, or most people really, would happily accept The Body Shop products as opposed to a horrid broderie anglaise slipper and tea pot combo. Still, Mother’s Day angle aside I wanted to chat about their Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil (R155).

How much do we love that big ole' vein pulsing in my hand?
This boy’s packed with wheatgerm oil – the highest source of vitamin E in nature.

I was aware of this product but hadn’t really picked it up before. Also, something about it made me think it would contain a bunch of silicones which I’m not a big fan of as I’m oily-skinned and they tend to aggravate that or, in the worst case, cause me to break out. Merrily, however, it’s actually silicone-free. In fact, what you’re really looking at is a nicely priced mix of antioxidant-rich hydrating oils like wheatgerm, sweet almond and jojoba.

While The Body Shop reckons you should apply a few drops at night to wake up with skin that feels replenished you can do pretty much whatever you like with it, the same way you would something like Bio-Oil. I’ve been rubbing it into my cuticles, wearing it like a ‘mask’ if I’m home working and could merrily add a drop to any face cream if I wanted to bump up it’s hydration aspect. Essentially that’s what you’re getting here. A fab hydrator that isn’t promising to turn back time – simply moisturise.

So! Let’s wrap things up. Mom or not, if you’ve got dry skin in need of a simple moisture bath and enjoy luxurious oil textures, know that this is a lovely product.

Love, love


5 thoughts on “The Body Shop’s Vitamin E line features limited edition Union Jack packaging for Mother’s Day

  1. I’ve got the overnight serum-in-oil and i LOVE it. I use it on it’s own on my face, under a mask or mix it in with my moisturizer (day or night). With winter coming up, I can only forsee using more of it.

  2. Dear Beauty Guru
    Since pregnancy my skin is super dry which is totally abnormal for my combo skin however this was the same last pregnancy. I am using a hydra-tissue oil after my normal moisturiser. Do you think this is ok? Last pregnancy I used bio-oil. Is there anything else you might recommend? Thought appropriate comment to this post considering the vit E aspect… would appreciate your advise… almost like a beauty agony aunt! Luvies xxx

      1. LOL> perhaps I should have stipulated it was on my face… no chance of getting stretch marks there (or perhaps there is!?)…I bought lipidol yesterday as I was in clicks and remembered it as something you had written about. Hopefully it does the trick!

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