close-up of oil serum by the body shop on a plain, pink background

Did you know that only a few drops of natural oil can drastically improve even the most simple skincare routine? For instance, a drop of tea tree oil soothes and relieves inflammatory processes, and rosehip seed oil reduces fine lines. And don’t even let me start talking about the coconut oil – there is not a single skincare enthusiast, who doesn’t love this perpetual skincare ingredient.

But, what is the most universally fitting oil that would work on every skin type, covering all of the basic needs of the skin? That is a million-dollar question!

A few weeks ago I decided to dilute my boring skincare routine with a brand new type of product – an overnight serum-in-oil by The Body Shop. This is a universal, two-in-one product that replenishes and moisturizes facial skin while you rest. Maybe this little gem can become the answer to all of our skincare requests? Let’s find out!

close-up of oil serum by the body shop on a plain, pink background

What is the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil?

As much as I love following my skincare routine, I always try to make it as simple and comprehensive as it is possible. The Body Shop Vitamin E serum seems like my type of product. It comes in the form of beauty oil and includes seven different oils: Wheat Germ, Sweet Almond, Sunflower Seed, Sesame Seed, Jojoba Seed, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed or Marula, and Soybean Oil.

Of course, the most peculiar among them is the Wheat Germ oil. It is rich in vitamin E and nourishing fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3. This oil is commonly used both in cooking and in the beauty industry and is known for its anti-aging properties. The high concentration of vitamin E allows this oil to act as an antioxidant, protecting your skin from damaging environmental influences and free radicals.

The Packaging 

But, before jumping further, let's talk about the packaging. The Vitamin E serum by The Body Shop comes in a very common glass bottle with a dropper. This packaging allows you to take the exact amount of the product without contaminating it. The rosy-pink bottle also features a paper label with a simple design and an ingredient list on it. Oh, I can't wait to reuse this cutey in the future!

close-up of oil serum by the body shop on a plain, pink background

How to Use the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil?

If you are thinking about how to use the serum-in-oil, let me guide you through the process of application. After you are done with makeup removing, cleansing, and toning steps and ready to approach the serum phase, apply a few drops of the oil onto the palms of your hand. 

Start only with a few drops, or you might end up with oversaturated face skin. Spread the oil between your fingers and start gently dabbing on your forehead, cheeks, and your face. Softly massage the skin, and re-apply a drop or two of the serum if you feel like it. 

Final Verdict

The Body Shop serum-in-oil is one of the finest and the most lightweight oils I ever used on my face. Together with the pure Sweet Almond oil, it definitely sits on top of my skincare tier list. Once applies to the skin, it absorbs in a matter of a few minutes, leaving the most pleasant veil of rose aroma afterward. 

Well, waking up in the morning after such a nourishing and pleasant product is definitely a lot more pleasant. The skin feels incredibly fresh and looks glowing. I would definitely recommend including it in your flawless glass skin routine if you are a fan of this skincare trend.

Usually, I pair it together with some retinol and hyaluronic acid treatments, which come after the serum. However, combining it with a regular facial moisturizer, or making it the very last step in your nighttime routine would work just fine. It all depends on your personal preference, of course. I love it when one skincare product can cover all of the skincare needs!

Lots of love,