*Summer Skincare* The Body Shop | Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

I am already starting to feel my skin shifting with September here, but a moisturizer that I have been enjoying during the warmer summer months has been The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet ($20.00 CDN) for its mattifying and cooling finish. Similar in feel to the Body Sorbets (review), each jar of Aqua Boost Sorbet is said to contain “2 million hydrating aqua spheres” that promise to provide skin with 24 hours of guaranteed hydration.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet (2)

The first thing I noticed upon opening was the scent of moringa.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet Swatch

Final Verdict: I know this is marketed as a moisturizer, but I actually think of it as a “hydrating makeup primer”. I know. Way to add some more beauty jargon to what feels like an already saturated cosmetic library.

Was this moisturizer hydrating? Yes. The texture is really interesting and feels a bit “pilly” at first, but it does feel hydrating to the skin.

For 24 hours? I don’t know because I think most people would want to wash their faces within that time frame.

Lightweight? Yes. It feels cooling to the skin upon application and keeps oil to a minimum.

Why do I see it more as primer? The presence of dimethicone and silica are always used in primers to mattify skin and blur pores. When it comes to a moisturizer, I don’t mind if my skin is a little oily or tacky feeling. The only time I really want something mattifying is when I’m going to be wearing makeup. I have been using Aqua Sorbet only during the day and as a 2 in 1 moisturizer/primer treatment as it is perfect for using underneath BB cream or foundation. I do not see this as my one and only day moisturizer as I would prefer to use something without dimethicone and silica, but as a hydrating primer? For sure! It doesn’t leave your skin with that weird silky smooth finish that frankly has always weirded me out, but like NORMAL skin that’s happily hydrated.

Have you noticed your skin changing now that it’s September?

PR sample sent for review.

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