Monday, July 22, 2013

Product Review: The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask



At a Glance:
Price: RM9.90 / US$2.50
Weight: 6ml / 0.2 US Fl. Oz.
Made in: UK
Likes: Really moisturizing, gives skin a nice glow, travel friendly packaging
Gripes: Doesn't really "sink-in" - leaves a film on face
Repurchase: Yes



Product Description (Taken from thebodyshop-usa.com):
Sink some antioxidant Vitamin E into your skin. Bring skin back to optimum moisture level with this intensely hydrating mask.


Ingredients:



Directions:
Smooth a thin layer on cleansed skin. Leave for 10 minutes, tissue off.


Texture & Scent:



This mask feels like your usual cream moisturizer. Texture-wise it spreads easily until your skin, however, I find that it doesn't really sink in totally and it leaves a film on my skin (not the goopy kind or anything - I can hardly tell until I washed my face!).

This has a powdery scent to it.


Packaging:


This mask is individually packed into their respective foil packs and is sold by the piece, which IMHO is great for travelling! :)

I also like how there is a tear-off line with a small opening to prevent spillage - super convenient:


Brand new and sealed



Just tear and use! :D

For regular, at-home use, there's a tub version available too! :)


Time Test:
The instruction says leave on for 10 minutes then tissue off, but I chose to ignore that and leave it on the whole night and wake up to glowy skin! :D


Price & Availability:
This mask is priced at RM9.90 / US$2.50 each and is available at all The Body Shop outlets as well as their website! :D The tub costs RM66 / US$22 for 100ml / 3.38 US Fl. Oz.


My $0.02:

This was on sale awhile ago (at just RM5 a piece! Whoots!), so I jumped at the opportunity to try out this product! :D

So far my experience with stuff from The Body Shop has been a mixed bag - there have been products that I really love (such as the Honey & Oat 3-in-One Scrub Mask and the Tree Tree Body Wash) and products that didn't quite work for me (like the Tea Tree Blemish Gel). And this one? I'm glad that it worked REALLY WELL for me! :D

This reminds me of a richer, creamier version of the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack_Ex. While the Laneige one sometimes leave me craving for a little more moisture for my skin, this one does the job beautifully on its own. And oh, I super love the soft, glowy skin I get in the morning! :)

Methinks that the foil pack is a great and convenient (albeit more expensive) idea for travelling (especially if you know that you'll be going off for more than a week as I was able to squeeze out four uses from a pack - not so great though for anything shorter than a week as you can't reseal the pack, unless you use it everyday or decant it into a small container but that defeats the whole purpose of getting the foil pack right? :D). I'll most likely purchase the tub for normal use as it makes more economical sense (RM66 for 100ml vs. RM10 for 6ml!), but I may repurchase the foil pack for travelling cuz it's so convenient! :D

Over to you - have you tried this mask before? How do you like it? :D


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