Sunday, 17 April 2011

The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream

I'm extremely sentimental about The Body Shop. This was my first favourite cosmetic shop, I always brought home some body or make-up products from my travels to London, White Musk being my favourite. So, I gladly welcomed the opening of their shop in my city and declared myself their loyal customer. But I must admit that soon after the wave of enthusiasm I felt some sort of disappointment, the products somehow failed to meet the high standards I'd set for them. I guess nothing's changed about their quality, it's rather that some years have passed since my fascination with The Body Shop, I've tried a number of more upmarket products, also Polish companies started producing perfect dupes for TBS body butters and scrubs. What is more the pricing is wrong, the products are 20-30% more expensive than in the UK, such high price tag definitely makes my expectations difficult to satisfy.

Nonetheless I'm always tempted to try out a thing or two, this time, when I discovered their stall at Luton Airport I couldn't resist myself and got the Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream sort of by mistake, because I thought it was their Aloe Eye Defence (the packaging being so similar). I discovered my mistake, there was nothing to be done but to start using the cream.

Well, what can I say. This might be a good product, but unfortunately it's not for me. After my second pregnancy I started suffering from severe dryness in my undereye area and my previously favourite undereye creams and moisturisers stopped working for me. The Smoothing Eye Cream will definitely not replace any of them. For some women this could be a wonderful cream to be used under make-up as it dries up quickly leaving no sticky film, but for me it is not moisturising enough. Using it produces more discomfort than beneficial effect, in fact I can see no effect at all except the unpleasant feeling of tension in my undereye area. I suppose you've already guessed I'm not going to repurchase. But this does not put me off buying The Body Shop products, actually I'm thinking of giving their SPF 30 moisturiser a chance!

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.


  1. I myself have found that the body shop isnt living up to my expectations tho i am adicted to buying there things!!

  2. Heh, I wonder how it works, must be some sort of clever marketing. But seriously, have you tried their Vitamin C Daily Moisturiser SPF30? I'm looking for something non-greasy and non-sticky for the summer as sun protection.