Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube Review, Photos and Swatches

I don't typically shop at The Body Shop, but I recently was in a mall and in need of some new skincare, so I popped in to see what was new and happening. Naturally, I left with a new facial moisturizer, an eye cream, and a new facial cleanser, as well as a free tub of body butter. 

This post is about the eye cream that I picked up, the Vitamin E Eyes Cube. It's a new product from The Body Shop, and a stout, pink, twist-up tube emblazoned with the Union Jack. To be honest, that's partly why I bought it. I'm a sucker for the Union Jack. But enough about the packaging, what's inside?

Inside the little tube is a solid, unscented product that twists up like a deodorant or lip balm. It's light pink in colour, creamy to the touch and has a few light sparkles in it. You apply it directly to your under eye area from the tube.

The active ingredient is wheatgerm oil, a source of vitamin E. The full ingredient list is as follows: Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (Skin Conditioning Agent - Humectant), Sodium Stearate (Surfactant), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Propanediol (Viscosity Modifier), Methoxy PEG-10 (Humectant), PEG-150 (Humectant), Glycerin (Humectant), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate (Skin Conditioning Agent), PEG-12 Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Mica (Opacifying Agent), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant), CI 77491/Iron Oxides (Colorant).

The Body Shop's instructions for application are to slide the Eyes Cube along your under eye, from the inner corner to the outer corner and then dabbing the product into the skin with your ring finger. The warmth of your skin helps to soften the product so that it adheres. Dabbing it helps it to absorb, which doesn't take long at all, even if you've applied more than one swipe worth. 

I prefer to use this in the morning, as it's not too heavy and works well under makeup. It's a little too light for my tastes for use overnight, even in the summer when I go lighter with my moisturizer. The sparkles visible in the product are hardly noticeable once it's on my skin so even if you don't wear anything on top of it, don't fret about the glitter. I'm not sure why it's even been included though. 

It's easy to apply, and very portable. I like the tiny size.

I can see this working well on other parts of the body, say the cuticles, though you should never use the same product on both your eye area and another body part at the same time. Keep them separate!

The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube costs $15 CDN, which for an eye treatment is not very expensive at all. 

In summary, it's small, it's easy to use, it's effective and it's not expensive.

You can find it online at or in Body Shop stores.

Grade: A

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