The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream Review

Hi Everyone!!

I got this BB cream from Preetha when she hosted a sale on her blog Indian Beauty Journal. Whenever I hear the word sale, :evilgrin: I just get dragged there no matter how busy I am or what I’m doing and this has happened with me many times that I’m the first bidder on most sales :-P I love sales, no control on me when I hear the word sale. Coming to this BB cream, the one unique thing you’ll notice about this cream is its tag line which says cool BB cream, let’s see how cool is this cream..

The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream Review

Product description:

Meet our skincare hero, Vitamin E Cool BB Cream. Our new take on BB cream illuminates, evens skin tone and protects with moisture for 12 hours. Available in one cool shade, the lightweight texture will effortlessly blend onto skin for a fresh and natural look.

  • Hydrates to protect
  • Evens tone
  • Fresh-looking skin
  • One cool shade

The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream ReviewPrice: Rs. 995, got it on blog sale for 550

Net Quantity: 50 ml

How To Use:

Using your fingertips, apply to the face and neck after cleansing and toning. Wear alone or as a base for make-up.


The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream Ingredients

My Take on The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream:

This BB cream comes in a light pink color tube with a flip top cap. The one thing about this cream that can bother anyone is its weird smell, its smell is really irritating, I really hate its smell but thankfully the smell does not last long and vanishes as soon as the cream blends into skin.

The texture of this cream is smooth and glides on easily. It’s a very light weight muddy colored cream and the coverage it gives is sheer to medium, it does not cover dark circles and marks. As it gives a sheer coverage it just gives a natural look and you will need a concealer to cover any marks, dark circles or any problematic skin. It does not have SPF so you will also have to use a sunscreen separately before using this BB cream. It keeps the skin soft for 5-6 hours. It’s available in only one shade which is the biggest con and this cool shade may not suit girls with pale skin like me, it kind of makes my skin color a bit dark than usual but I manage with it by topping it with a good compact or loose powder. I quite liked the ingredient list of this cream which are really good for our skin.

Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB CreamThe Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream SwatchPros of The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream:

  • Soft and smooth texture.
  • Blends easily.
  • It has wheat germ oil, shea butter, vitamin E which are really good for our skin.
  • Staying power is 4-5 hours.
  • Keeps skin soft and moisturized for 5-6 hours.
  • Travel friendly packaging.

Cons of The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream:

  • Expensive.
  • Available only in one shade which will not suit fair skin.
  • Makes my skin a bit dark than its actual color but I manage by topping it with a good compact powder.
  • Gives sheer coverage.
  • No SPF so a sunscreen has to be used separately.
  • Will not suit oily skin.

BML Rating: 3.5/5

Final Verdict:

Overall, I didn’t like this BB cream much as it does not have all the features of a BB cream! A BB cream is like a multitask cream and comes in various shades to suit all skin tones whereas this BB cream comes only in one shade and that too with no SPF. So I would rather use it as a base for my makeup and not as a BB cream as it makes a perfect makeup base and does not work that good as a BB cream.

PS: I’m planning to try all BB creams available in Indian market so wait for my coming posts to see more of BB cream reviews.

30 Comments on The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream Review

  1. Saniya@beautynbuzz
    December 25, 2013 at 8:11 pm (4 years ago)

    I did not like it as it has no SPF whereas even Maybelline BB Cream boasts spf, neither it flatters my skin tone. Nice review hun…I agree with u completely :)

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Saniya, yeah there are better inexpensive BB creams than this :-?

  2. Preetha
    December 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

    nice review arzoo..if u hv dry skin this is a gud product though i agree it lacks spf..

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya Preetha, I have dry skin but it kind of makes me look dark.

  3. Jasmine
    December 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm (4 years ago)

    I wish TBS had more shades in it plus a few more added benefits!!

  4. Esha
    December 26, 2013 at 8:54 am (4 years ago)

    I have tried this but it did not suit my skin tone..nice review, waiting for more BB creams review :*

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm (4 years ago)

      Hehe Esha, will post more of BB cream reviews soon :-*

  5. iswarya
    December 26, 2013 at 9:30 am (4 years ago)

    Nice review….not for me as not much coverage n no spf

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya better skip it.

  6. Vipra S
    December 26, 2013 at 9:49 am (4 years ago)

    Well reviewed babe :) .. The packaging looks too cute <3
    But this one shade problem is faced by most of the BB creams plus not suited for Oily skin – Surely a Skip :(

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya, a skip for you Vipra, this shade problem makes it a skip :-?

  7. Gowthami
    December 26, 2013 at 11:10 am (4 years ago)

    It’s a big skip for me … Nice review dear :)

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Gowthami :-)

  8. Richa Saxena
    December 26, 2013 at 11:31 am (4 years ago)

    I love sales too ;) No matter how hard we try, we get dragged in them!
    Coming to the BB cream, its seems to be okay okay…I dont know why there is just one shade…that really is a bummer… :(

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm (4 years ago)

      High 5 Richa, I just love sales but this BB cream proved not to be that good.

  9. Amruta
    December 26, 2013 at 11:56 am (4 years ago)

    I have a new found liking for TBS products.. not sure what was keeping me away from those.. But I am definitely giving this one a try.

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm (4 years ago)

      Do give it a try if you feel like Amruta :yes:

  10. Porshia
    December 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Most of the BB creams I have has SPF in them.. This would have been better if it also contained spf considering the high price..
    I love sales too.. it is too tempting not to buy anything in a sale!
    Nice Review :) # BSP

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya would be better if it had SPF in it.

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Rajani, ya I too love Garnier BB cream.

  11. Krithi
    December 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm (4 years ago)

    nice review arzoo :)
    n im glad atleast u r able to use this as base primer

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

      Hehe ya I will end up using this as a base.

  12. Heena C
    December 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Nice review dear…although I desperately wanted to give it a try I couldn’t merely bcoz of shade problem.This shade would me also look dull…so this one is surely a skip.

    • Arzoo
      December 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya skip it Heena :-))

  13. anubhooti
    December 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm (4 years ago)

    i love it…well reviewed!! :)

    • Arzoo
      January 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Anubhooti ;)

  14. Natasha (Nats)
    December 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm (4 years ago)

    m happy with garnier n ponds.. nice review dear :-) :yes:

  15. Aditi
    December 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Great Review!

  16. Manisha
    January 7, 2014 at 11:00 am (4 years ago)

    Nice review. Congrats on getting featured.

    About the product sad to know at this price it doesnt have SPF or different shades


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