First Impressions: The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil

I had the chance to go to a preview of The Body Shop’s latest skincare release the other week, which was really exciting for me because I’ve loved The Body Shop for years. My first job in the beauty world was at The Body Shop and I worked there for over two years! Then of course I moved to the UK and was transferred to a store here, which was really handy. Life story over, but the point I’m trying to make is that it’s a brand I know well and trust.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA viteI’m sure most of you know Caroline Hirons (read her blog here), skincare expert and the voice of reason to people like me who don’t know enough about what I’m slapping on my face. She’s given me and so many other bloggers amazing recommendations, so I was really excited to see that she was going to be at the preview night giving out some of her golden skincare tips. I’ve often fantasised about what it would be like to be in a room alone with Caroline (getting a skincare consultation of course!!!!) and it lived up to all of my expectations. She gave me lots of skincare tips and we even got on the subject of FISH OIL *gags*. vitaminScreen Shot 2014-01-28 at 20.16.14Here we are taking a wee selfie (as you do)! Thanks to Caroline for introducing me to balm cleansers, face oils, and let’s not even get into the stuff I’ve STOPPED using because of her.


Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil-£12.00
The first thing I thought when I saw the product was…”What the hell is a serum-IN-oil?” and all of my questions were answered! It’s pretty much exactly what the name of it says- it is a serum IN an oil so you get the benefits of both products. At the event they were hinting that this is going to be the next skincare craze because it’s one of those products that allows your skin to get everything it needs, but cuts down the steps. I love skincare products, so I’m very used to applying a serum then my oil(s) after, but this promises to do the job of both in one step.

The Body Shop Says: 
-8 hours of beauty sleep for your skin
-Skin looks rested, replenished and re-charged
-Non-greasy and fast absorbing

What I Say: 
I can definitely see what they mean when they say 8 hours of beauty sleep. It’s really hydrating and I’ve noticed my skin looking more ‘plump’ in the morning. It’s not heavy at all and almost feels like a dry-oil, so it tends to absorb very fast. It has a slight scent to it like the rest of the Vitamin E products and overall I think this is probably the best facial oil I’ve tried in this price range. I almost gasped when they said it cost £12.00 because it feels very similar to some higher end facial oils I have tried. Big thumbs up from me!

Available now online (link).

Do you think you’ll be giving this one a try? What do you think of the serum-in-oil concept?
Here are Caroline’s thoughts on the new product.

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  • Emily Golding

    I want this sooo bad!!!

    Emily xx

  • Amy Pirtle

    yes! please do a skincare to stop using video

  • Ellie

    I really want to try this! I’ve heard such great things about it but I’m so nervous when it comes to using oils!
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  • Lady Chrome

    £12?! Holy… cow… it’s worth trying it for that price.
    My eyes really popped –> 0_0

  • Jocelyn

    could you do a recent skincare routine video? :)

  • Ingrid

    Can we get this in the U.S.?

    • toshchak

      not yet, I work at THE BODY SHOP in US we should be getting it in shortly. i think withing the month or two max. I already saw booklets and had to read about new products which are about to get introduced.

      • lilmagill

        thanks for the inside info!

  • emoozzah

    You must do a new skincare routine for us, please! :)

  • Grace

    i would love to have a session with caroline! would love to hear a review on your meeting with her

  • Hattie S

    I can’t wait to try this! xx

  • Georgina Fox

    YES! Just bought this today, so excited to see the results.

    Georgina at

  • Guest

    I love to have a nice hot bath, relax with a scented candle in my room, and then moisturise just before i get into bed :) It calms me and helps me easily drift asleep. It would be a dream to win because i’ve never tried any of these products before and i love the quality of body shop products! :)

  • Georgina Fox

    been LOVING the serum.

    Georgina at

  • Jaye

    Just purchased this toady and so excited to take my makeup off and try it for the first time. So reasonably priced so really hope it lives up to expectations. First body shop skincare I have tried. But I was eyeing up some of their other products and even got a £10 off voucher so a peruse online might be in order.

  • Tracey

    Just bought this after you raved about it and recommended it- love!

  • Jennifer Moore

    I think I need to try this – it sounds amazing. Lovely blog by the way, wuld love for you to check out mine

  • Shorouk

    i really want to try vitamin e serum in oil but afraid because i have combination/oily skin.