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REVIEW: The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream


Review of The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream



With me approaching 30 with the speed of a bullet train, I have been getting pretty conscious about my skin. So much so that I have literally every product from The Body Shop's Vitamin E Range... Yup, I got them all... The last one to join the league was TBS's Vitamin E Cool BB Cream!

Of course with so many BB creams suddenly flooding the Indian market, I wouldn't be surprised if you sighed and said to yourself, "Really? Do I need to read about yet another BB cream?"... But before you press Alt+Tab and switch windows, would it help to hold your attention a little longer if I told you that The Body Shop actually has 4 ranges of BB creams?


Yes! They do... I have already reviewed The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream HERE. The all-in-one BB cream comes in 4 shades and it seems to adapt to your skintone and makes you look all glowy and pretty in addition to hiding your blemishes. On the other hand, the Vitamin E Cool BB Cream is more like a brightener for your complexion.



In reality TBS Vitamin E Cool BB Cream is not really a traditional BB cream such that it comes in only one shade. And hence it is not difficult to realise that it does not really provide any coverage. It is more like a moisturiser with a little bit of tint that tends to even out your skintone and somehow brightens up your entire face.

Texture wise the cool BB cream is very thick but it spreads out very evenly and gets applied pretty smoothly on your skin. Initially when I squeezed a bit out of the tube, I was dismayed at the muddy brown colored bit that came out of the tube. However, I was in for a pleasant surprise when I noticed how easy it was to apply and instead of making my skin look muddy, it made my face look all glowy and bright :)




It however has a peculiar smell, which is something between nutty and metallic. I know, it sounds gibberish but it has a smell, a very distinct smell... Nothing too strong, not overpowering but something subtle yet distinct.

Price of The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream

It costs INR 995/-


It would suit almost all skintones, unless you have an extremely pale complexion. Also it should suit beauties with dry to normal skin. I have very dry skin and I wear it over my day cream.

Ooooohhhhsss And Aaaaahhhhsss!!!
1. It instantly brightens up the skin
2. It is a part of the Vitamin E range from TBS and I have faith in all products from this range where my skin is concerned.
3. It is very easy to apply and it spreads out quickly and evenly.
4. It is very moisturising and the effect stays on for more than 8 hours.
5. A little product goes a long way.
6. It is not tested on animals.
7. It conatains glycerin, Shea butter and wheat germ oil that are known to be good for your skin.

Ouches!!!
1. It has an unpleasant smell, even though very subtle.
2. It is one of the pricier BB creams in the market.
3. It might not suit beauties with very pale complexions.

Would I Repurchase?
I think I will. I kind of like the natural looking base it provides and yet makes me look all bright and fresh.

Recommendation:
If you are looking not necessarily for a BB cream but for a complexion brightener and if you don't have skin that is too oily then you might just like this little product. It provides a natural looking glow to ones face that is just perfect for work as well as college.

Comments

  1. Not suitable to oily skin I guess :-/

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  2. Nice review. And your skin looks amazing. TBS products always suits my skin. I was waiting for this review. Do you use a sunscreen over this? And wht is the lipstick that you are using.

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    1. aha hi5 on TBS always suiting our skin :) and thank you for your compliment Deepa... Nope I don't wear a sunscreen, actually am a bad girl and don't wear any sunscreen when i go to work :/
      The lippy that I am wearing is Colorbar Take Me As I Am in Flirtatious Pink... Here's the review... http://www.isimplylovemakeup.com/2012/08/review-colorbar-take-me-as-i-am-lip.html

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  3. The glow it gives is really nice.. instant solution for dull looking skin!!
    Will check thsi out.. :)

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    1. Wow Poonam you have summed it up so precisely! "Instant solution for dull looking skin"... It truly is that! :)

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  4. It's quite natural looking but very expensive on the other side .. Great review :)

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  5. looks perfect for my skin type n reqmt... i think i shud give this a try :)

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    1. oh do try! hope you like it as much as i do sweetheart :)

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  7. wah suma..i so wantd this review yaa

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    1. happy to help Preetha :) How have you been? How's the pregnancy going? Enjoying every bit of it? :)

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  8. Ah You are glowing, it really does illuminates your skin ^_^
    It looks dark on my oily/combination skin, I range from NC40-42. :'(

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    1. uh oh it looks dark on you? :( kuchh to gadbad hai.. cause I am NC36 - NC 40 :P

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  9. Brilliant review dear ! I love TBS products and my fav from Vitamin E range is their face mist ! I won't mind spending extra bucks for such a lovely product
    Xoxo Shreya <3

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    1. Hi5!! :D The Vitamin E range is awesome isn't it :) Its my fav too!!!

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  10. I have oily skin and I dont think so it will suit me! Nice review!

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    1. yup it might not work too well on oily skin... but thank you for liking the review Rachna :) ♥

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  11. I have combination skin (dry cheeks and oily T-zone) and I'm quite pale. ALL Mac shades are way too dark for me.
    This has become my new holy grail product.
    Its one of the few products that evens everything out and doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything. I get really red dry spots and this covers them beautifully.
    I do find it helps to set with powder on the T-zone especially.

    It can expensive, but TBS is always having sales so its not too bad.

    If you live near a store I highly recommend you drop by and get a sample.

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