Do you have a good day time moisturizer to recommend for me? I am looking for something without sun protection. Among the plethora I have tried in the last year itself from Kama Eladi Hydrating face cream to Just Herbs Indian Ginseng Elixir to Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting cream, I love Kama as a brand but their moisturizer felt too heavy for summer use, liked Just Herbs but not enough and Olay Regenerist is worth a second try. After all that, I got the body shop vitamin E moisture cream on a whim. Be forewarned, this is not a product for you if you do not like silicones on your face.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
Price : approx. Rs 1,095 for 50ml though I am not sure
Not exactly inexpensive for a moisturizer, The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream is light and fluffy. On application, it spreads smoothly and gets absorbed instantly. It hydrates well and makes skin look plump and soft. The hydration has to be locked in so I would follow it up with a face oil (wrong routine though, oil should go first). The combination would keep me happy for half a day at most but if I skip the oil, skin gets dehydrated very quickly, especially in drier weathers.
The downside to the product is that I did not particularly enjoy the silicone-y feel of the product. No, the product does not leave any residue on skin, it just feels a tad weighed down. You might not even notice it, to be honest. May be its all in my brain but this is not my choice when I want a product for my skin. Interestingly, I did pick up the seaweed moisturizer after this one (reserving judgements for now). The product is probably not enough for a 30+ skin.
In a nutshell, the body shop vitamin E moisture cream is a good pick-me-up during emergencies when you want your skin to instantly transform from dull to bright but it does nothing else and the effects do not last longer than an hour or two, at max. The product is more preferable for oily skin though I know it is marketed for dry skin as well. I would not recommend it for combination skin either. If you have dry skin, get something a bit more nourishing.
Have you tried the body shop vitamin E moisture cream? Did you like it? How did it make your skin feel?