The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream Review

the body shop oils of life intensely revitalizing sleeping cream

For those of us with oily or combination skin, it can be a struggle to find an effective, deeply hydrating night cream that doesn’t clog pores as the formula sits on our skin overnight.  Up until now, I’d been using the Origin’s Overnight Mask, which I found to be super hydrating, but also super heavy, resulting in whiteheads and pimples every so often.  Fortunately, I came across a new night cream that provides intense hydration, but also keeps my skin in check at the same time – it’s called the The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream.

the body shop oils of life intensely revitalizing sleeping cream

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream

The Body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream is a night time cream that deeply hydrates, renews, and firms your skin and neck while you sleep. Formulated with 3 precious seed oils and 7 essential oils from all around the world, this Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream works to calm, repair, and restore your skin from the inside out. Key ingredients include:

3 Precious Revitalizing Seed Oils:

  • Black cumin oil from Egypt, known for its high concentration of antioxidants
  • Rosehip oil from Chile, rich in Omega 3 and 6
  • Camellia oil from China, rich in nutritive oleic acid

7 Powerful Essential Oils:

  • Lavender Oil from France, known for its calming properties
  • Rosemary Leaf Oil from Tunisia, helps improve skin tone and prevents free radical damage
  • Geranium Oil from South Africa, promotes radiant skin
  • Roman Camomile Oil from Central Europe, known for its calming properties
  • Marjoram Leaf Oil from Mediterranean countries, used for its fragrance
  • Orange Peel Oil from Southeast Asia, revitalizes the skin
  • Lavandin Oil from Provence, stimulates the fusion of elastin and collagen

Full Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Nylon-66, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, t-Butyl Alcohol, Linalool, Eryngium Maritimum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract, Citronellol, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Limonene, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum.

*Low Hazard, Moderate hazard, High hazard ingredients, according to EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.

the body shop oils of life intensely revitalizing sleeping cream

How to Use

Apply The Body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream in the evening after you’ve cleansed your skin and applied any facial oil/serum. Gently massage it onto your face, neck and décolleté using an upward motion. Leave on overnight and wake up to renewed, hydrated, and plump skin!

The Body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream Review

Formula – Despite the fact that its main ingredients are seed oils, The Body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream actually feel more like a light, cushiony gel. It has a fairly spicy, almost masculine scent (kind of reminds me of Old Spice Aftershave – mmmm :)) that lingers on the skin for sometime. If you’re sensitive to fragrances however, then you may want to test this out first (the added ‘fragrances’ are pretty high up in the ingredients list, so there’s enough to possibly cause irritation).

Application –  Rather than just sitting on top of the skin like heavier night creams, this one absorbs within seconds and appears to get to work on the skin right away – almost instantly, it leaves my skin feeling soothed and more radiant.  And because the formula soaks into the skin so quickly, there’s no sticky or wet residue left to transfer onto your pillow.

the body shop oils of life intensely revitalizing sleeping cream

the body shop oils of life intensely revitalizing sleeping cream

My skin approximately 10 seconds after smoothing the cream into my skin. Look, no greasy residue!

Results – After just one use, I woke up to plumper, softer, and more hydrated skin.  The most amazing thing was, after 3 uses, my combination skin had completely balanced out – my dry spots were gone, while my T-zone looked matte with less oilies.  I’ve now been using this regularly for about two weeks, with no reaction to the fragrances on my sensitive skin, and absolutely no breakouts – just smooth, balanced, glowing skin!  Needless to say, the Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream has become a staple in my skincare routine.

Final Thoughts

Overall, if you’re looking for an intensive, effective night cream, I’d absolutely recommend giving The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Sleeping Cream a try.  While other night creams can come across heavy and greasy, this one feels so lightweight and refreshing.  Not to mention, it delivers – expect to see plumper, hydrated, soothed, and more radiant skin.

Especially if you have combination or oily skin like me, and have trouble finding an intensive night cream that won’t cause breakouts or pore congestion, The Body Shop Oils of Life Sleeping Cream is a must to try out!

Available at The Body Shop (US & UK), Ulta, & Amazon


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  • This looks incredible, I may have to get this! Great post!! Kerrie xxx

  • Yiotou_La

    I have been using the Body Shop Drops of Youth sleeping cream, and although I have oily/combination skin, I love it! Added this one on my wishlist to try! 🙂

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

  • I love Body Shop and your review is perfect! I would try this sleeping cream!

    DadieB. ~
    http://www.dadiebradshawa.com

    • Thanks! This was actually my first time trying out Body Shop and I’m already impressed! Any recommendations? I’m anxious to try more 🙂

  • Carole Coull

    I love this cream, I use it along with the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil which I apply 1st about 5 minutes before applying my Sleeping Cream. I’ve tried every cream on the market & this is definately in my top 2! Vichy LiftActive Advanced Filler is my No:1 this is a wonder product, you apply to areas with fine lines before your the Oils of Life routine. Amazing stuff, worth the price due to the results! A*****

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