The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream Review

BB creams are a rage in the beauty industry for quite a few years now. Everybody was going gaga over them and brands started launching BB creams in a variety of different formulations.
I was never interested in these, as I hardly used anything other than moisturiser on my face. But last year, once during my visit to The Body Shop store, my eyes fell on this. Already a fan of TBS Vitamin E cream, I thought of giving this a shot too.
So read to know if it is worth buying or not..

“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 ”
INR 1,095
for 50ml. I bought it when it was on discount at The Body Shop.

The BB cream comes in a light pink colored squeeze tube with flip top cap. Sturdy and travel-friendly.

My experience with The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream:-
The cream is muddy beige colored and the coverage it gives is sheer to medium. The shade is dark for me and makes me look dull. I have to top it with a compact powder of my shade. The texture a little on the thicker side, smooth and glides on easily, but doesn’t really sink into your skin. It is very moisturising and can be a boon for the dry skinned beauties, and a bane for the normal to oily skinned beauties. As it has sheer to medium coverage, you’ll need a concealer to hide your stubborn dark circles, blemishes and pigmentation. Also, this doesn’t contain SPF. I have fair skin which gets easily burnt (yes, I don’t get tanned, I get burned). So to me, a BB cream without SPF is like food without salt, incomplete. Because for everyday, I like something all-in-one; so that I don’t have to spend time applying sunscreen and then again a moisturiser, concealer and so on.

So summing up the PROs and CONs:-

What I like about The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream:-
  • Moisturising.
  • Blends easily.
  • Works well as a base for makeup.
  • Hides minor redness and marks.
  • Nice, travel-friendly packaging
  • Easily available.

What I don’t like about The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream:-
  • Feels sticky, doesn’t really get absorbed into your skin
  • Not for normal-oily skinned beauties.
  • No SPF.
  • Disturbing fragrance.
  • Expensive. 
  • Available only in one shade which will neither suit fair skin nor will suit dusky skinned beauties. The shade is only apt for medium skin tonned beauties.
  • Doesn’t hide stubborn dark circles and spots, blemishes.

Final Thoughts:-
After this I have used many other BB creams and I have to say this is my least favourite of all. It is more of a tinted moisturiser than a BB cream. Now sometimes I use it as a base for my makeup as it makes a perfect canvas for makeup. I just hope TBS launches a few more shades and with SPF. But at this price, this quality product is not expected from The Body Shop.

2.5/5… I love The Body Shop but this product was so disappointing :(

Have you used this BB cream from The Body Shop? Also let us know your favorite BB cream. Planning to buy a new one 

Check the review of The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist HERE.


  1. I have never tried any BB cream but as per your review this cream doesn't suitme as i have oily skin

  2. No I havenot tried this. I never ventured into TBS BB cream, I dont know I just find them pricey. Lovey review :)

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  3. The shade might suit me but this cream won't!! I will not purchase this :( will wait for something better! Nicely reviewed dear :)

  4. I better stay feet away from this :) honest and detailed review..

  5. Oooh... it is a no for me... thank you for letting us know...

  6. Ohh ! Thanks for sharing this review !

  7. I lv bb cream and really want to try but, the only color is a disappointment.

  8. love TBS vit E range


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