After nearly a months wait, I’m finally reviewing the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet, one of The Body Shop’s newest releases, and may I add one of the best for a long time!
I remember reading a review for this months ago from a Canadian blogger I follow Beyond Blush and it really did sound like a product I needed in my life, especially during the hot summer months. I didn’t even know at that stage that this would be coming out in the UK, let alone that it came out less than a month after her review.
So when this came out in the UK last month I decided to pop into The Body Shop to check it out, as well as the new Body Sorbet (you can check out a review for that here!) as I knew I wanted to pick them both up ASAP.
I tried out the sample for this and I won’t lie I was 50/50 on whether to buy it there and then or not, so I bought the Body Sorbet and had a walk around town thinking about whether to not to go back and also buy this… In the end I did go back and I’m really glad I did as I am now in love with this moisturiser!
When it comes to moisturisers I always tend to sway towards ones with a gel consistency, as due to my skin type being combination sometimes a lotion whilst moisturising my dry areas can often leave my t-zone feeling even oilier than it needs to be. As well as that I also feel that lotions don’t sink in as well as a gel does, especially in the summer when everywhere is humid and warm.
The fact that this is suitable for all skin types is awesome, but it’s just perfect that it’s also a light formula that moisturises for up to 24 hours! Can’t get better than that, eh?
I’ve tried The Body Shop’s Vitamin E range before and it really is lovely to use, as someone with combination skin I do recommend you check the range out.
As I mentioned, this moisturiser does have a gel consistency but it’s thicker than a gel, which is why I think it being called a sorbet is pretty spot on. It’s light to the touch and a little bit of this really does go a long way, would you believe I’ve owned this a month?
It also has a pleasant and light scent to it too which I can’t really describe, but it reminds me of rose-water… Even though I doubt that is what it smells like! Nothing worse than when you use a moisturiser with a strong and vile scent.
It doesn’t take long for this to sink into the skin and within a few rubs it’s been absorbed into the skin. Not only does this leave you feeling moisturised, but it also leaves you feeling cool and refreshed too due to its gel like consistency. This does really leave my skin feeling cool and hydrated and has quite frankly been a life saver this past month with all the hot weather.
This is said to have a matte sort of finish to it that is meant to leave your skin looking less oily and such, but I wouldn’t claim this for sure as whilst this does leave my skin looking slightly less oily, I wouldn’t say it leaves skin looking matte and my skin isn’t even THAT oily so maybe it’s not true…
Please excuse me looking rubbish, it’s my day off, I’m having a duvet day and I don’t wear foundation… (Go me and letting it all hang out!) BUT my skin would usually look worse without this product. Since using this I have had far less break outs, my skins oiliness has seemed to improve a tad and I no longer suffer from dry and tight feeling skin. Maybe this is also due to the weather being so nice lately but either way I have seen an improvement to my skin and I really am pleased about that!
Now onto how much this costs, and I won’t lie when I say this isn’t cheap… At £12.00 for a 50ml it is on the pricey side but I have replaced my Elemis moisturiser for this so… What does that say? The Body Shop always have offers on in store, as well as codes you can use from Voucher Codes so you’ll probably end up picking up a bargain if you pick this up anyway. As I mentioned, you don’t need to use a lot to make this go a long way and at £12.00 I would usually put it back down and say “Nope isn’t worth it” but I’m glad I did pay the price for this as it really is worth the money and my skin has actually improved due to it.
Overall I am really happy with this and I think I have found my favourite moisturiser now. For £12.00 it’s worth every penny, especially during the warmer months and even when it isn’t warm this is a refreshing and extremely moisturising product to use on my face and one I can see me re-purchasing over and over again! I know I’m already going to be taking this on holiday with me as it’ll be perfect for the hot weather there! Finally as this is for all skin types, anyone can try it and I recommend you all do!
Go and check this out in store if you like the sound of it! I definitely recommend it, and I know I will do time and time again.
I hope you enjoyed this review today, if you have any questions please feel free to ask them on my comments down below.
Until next time, take care all and I’ll see you soon.
P.S. Just want to say here how gutted I am about Robin Williams’ death. It’s a great loss of an amazing actor and comedian and my heart goes out to his family. Rest in Peace.