Jun 15, 2010

The Body Shop Vitamin E SPF 15 Moisture Lotion

The Body Shop has a large array of skin care products including Vitamin E SPF 15 Moisture Lotion. I tried a sample of this lotion a few weeks ago and decided to purchase a full size tube.

This product is a slightly thick, white, cream that spreads fairly easily and absorbs somewhere between dewy and matte. The scent is light and clean and reminds me of baby lotion or baby powder.

The Body Shop has numerous other products available in the Vitamin E line including a cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, and night cream. These products, while very nice, do contain a lot of preservatives high up on the ingredients list which indicates a higher percentage of them. Additionally, this lotion contains SPF 15 chemical sunscreen, which I prefer, titanium and zinc break me out. This lotion also contains Vitamin E and wheat germ oil among its other ingredients.

I found that I really like this product. The texture, the scent, it just feels nice on the skin. If they would add more active ingredients and reduce the plethora of preservatives this would be an even better product. Still, I like this a lot and it seems to moisturize pretty well and doesn't make my face extremely greasy.

The 1.69 ounce tube retails for $18.00 and is available online or in store.

Ingredients: ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (6.0%), Octisalate (4.0%), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (3.0%); INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Carbomer, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Citronellol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Linalool, Geraniol, Tocopherol.

Jun 1, 2010

The Body Shop Honey Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

The Body Shop is a UK company that is now part of the L'Oreal Group of companies. The Body Shop is known for using naturally derived ingredients in its products.

Honey Moisturizing Shampoo is a thick product that lathers well, rinses quickly and leaves the hair squeaky clean. The scent reminds me of a floral honey, and while it is light, it does linger. Despite being sulfate-free, this shampoo cleans well; however, it does contain silicone which may build up.

Honey Moisturizing Conditioner is a lotion like, creamy, product that instantly detangles the hair and makes it feel silky soft. A little bit is all that is required as too much will leave the hair feeling quite greasy. This product rinses a bit slowly but cleanly. Again, the scent is sort of a honey floral but seems a bit stronger than that of the shampoo.

These are both nice products that are reasonably priced. Although The Body Shop has a reputation for naturally derived ingredients, the majority of their products have high levels of preservatives and silicones. These two products do contain a lot of natural ingredients including protein, amino acids, olive oil, and honey.

Honey Moisturizing Shampoo is available in three sizes with the largest size retailing for $15.00. Honey Moisturizing Conditioner is also available in three sizes with the largest selling for $15.00. The products are available at The Body Shop stores or online from their website.

Ingredients: Honey Moisturizing Shampoo: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Stearic Acid, Honey, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copoymer, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil) Nut Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Isothionate, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phenethyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Lanolin, Polyquaternium-10, Methylparaben, Aminomethyl Propanol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Polyquaternium-7, Propylparaben, Bertothelia Excelsa (Brazil) Nut Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Titanium Dioxide.

Honey Moisturizing Conditioner: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Musa Sapentum Banana) Pulp, Glyceryl Stearate, Amodimethicone, Bertothelia Excelsa (Brazil) Nut Oil, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Steartrimonium Methosulfate, Lanolin, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phenethyl Dimethicone, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Prpopylparaben, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Amino Acids, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Wheat Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.