A lot of people on here seem to hate this but personally I love it. I have combination skin which is more dry in winter and more oily in summer, and personally I don't find that this leaves any sort of residue on my face. I use a very small amount but I find that's all I need. It leaves my face soft and not oily at all. I don't really have problems with shine so I can't comment one way or the other about the mattifying effect. This was recommended to me by the girl in the Body Shop (I originally went in intending to buy the Tea Tree moisturiser) and I've gotta say I love it. I got a free sample of the Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash and I'm in love with that now too. I did take a point off for packaging cos the tube is quite small.
I've recently been looking for much higher spf moisturizers, so for that reason alone, I won't be buying this again. I plan to use it up and wear it when I'm indoors but not for when I plan to be outside in any way.
I hated the smell of this - defintitely has a more complicated ingredient list than the aloe line. It didn't really make me break out, so that's good, and it didn't feel too heavy on my face. I also didn't notice any "whitish cast" that many people complain about with sunscreens.
All in all, I guess it's good if you can tolerate the smell and like a lower spf, but I haven't added it to my "favourites" list.
i was using the tea tree line but was looking for a moisturizer with spf for day use. i went to TBS and got this since its mattifying for oily skin and i though yey perfect plus i love the smell. i was really psyched about it however when i tried it the next day i was really disappointed because it made my face really oily it felt like i applied oil on my face. i decided to give it a few days to and i experimented with the application and amount used but to no avail i always ended up with an oily heavy feeling on my face. might work for others not for me though
Admittedly, I did not like this moisturizer when I first began using it. I needed an oil-control lotion with SPF to get me through the brutal Arizona summer. Although it was lightweight, it seemed to increase oil production on my face. Needless to say, I left it alone for a while and was discouraged from using any moisturizer at all. Upset that I had potentially wasted an entire bottle of product, I decided to give it a try again one day. That time, I dabbed it on lightly with my ring finger until it was fully absorbed and dry. I tested it for a day and, voila! No oilies. The key is in the application. And did I mention that it smells so lovely? Light and refreshing, just like the moisturizer itself. I threw out the rest of the bottle when I moved, intending to purchase again but I have yet to get around to doing so. But eventually I will; and imho you should give it a try as well!
I bought this product because I loved the seaweed lotion without SPF. This SPF version was too oily for my skin, even though it's supposed to matify, it didn't do that. The original seaweed lotion without the SPF actually matified my skin, and kept my t-zone oil-free. I didn't like the texture of this product, it was too thick, and more like a cream, while the lotion without SPF was a gel based. It smells pretty much like the lotion without SPF, but I wouldn't buy this product again.
I bought this product hoping that it would reduce my oily t zone; and it did reduce it so I was fairly happy with it. It also smells nice.
Only down side is the small quantity and the fact it is fairly exy for the size.
I will consider buying again if i don't find a better mattifying daytime lotion.
After using it, I would definitely say that my face isn't as oily (in comparison to using other lotions or just leaving my face as is) and it smells great. It's not that bad of a moisturizer and I love that it has SPF 15. But it's also not that great in terms of mattifying my face. When it gets humid, this lotion can't fight against the elements so my face ends of being incredibly shiny (summer = no no). It lasts for a good while but the price is a turn-off. Despite buying this twice before, I wouldn't buy it again. Nice moisturizer but not for keeping the shine down.
A waste of money - didn't mattify at all, instead left a layer of oil over my face
Through make-up alley I heared about this product. I'm looking for a good moisturizer with SPF because using SPF will lower the chance of premature wrinkels. Before trying this out I was using Shiseido's pureness moisturizing gel, which I love but it has no spf and is to light for the winter.
The Body Shop moisturizer promisses shine controle. I must say I'm less than impressed. After applying this (no matter how small the amount) it left a greasy residu on my face. It gives plenty of moisture to my dryer areas but doesn't controle the shine on the T-Zone.
The worst part is that it clogges pores, realy badly. I have more blackheads on my nose because of this moisturizer then I did before I even started a serious skincare routine.
This product feels uncomfortable on my skin and doesn't have the mattifying effect that it promises. The moisturizing factor is mediocre and the only pro about this lotion is the SPF.