Review – The Body Shop Body Sorbet & Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

The Body Shop Body Sorbet

Sorbet is my weakness – it’s just so light, flavourful & refreshing!  I’m not much of a dessert person but if you offer me a sorbet (any flavour but mango & lemon are my faves), I’ll always say:  “Yes, please!” and will probably lick my lips until I have that bowl of sorbet resting firmly in my hands.

When I first saw these Body Sorbet products from The Body Shop pop up on the internet on international blogs, I was extremely excited!  After launching in South Africa (and after buying 2 of the 5 Body Sorbet body moisturisers, plus the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet), I was torn between doing a blog post immediately & doing a review once Winter was over.  My reasoning for this – I didn’t find the Body Sorbet or the Aqua Boost Sorbet products to be hydrating enough to be used during the Winter months.  I tested them for about a week when they first launched and then packed them away to be used during Spring & Summer, as my dry Winter skin needed more hydration than these could offer.

I know these products are probably old news to most of you, but I still wanted to feature them in a review blog post because I think they are fantastic for this time of the year!

We’ll start with my 2 favourite products – the Body Sorbet moisturisers.  These frosty, whipped-textured mousse body moisturisers are unlike any other moisturiser I have ever used before.  They have a refreshing gel-like consistency, which instantly cools the skin upon application, and most importantly, smells utterly delicious!  These Body Sorbet products are perfect for low maintenance gals because they are absorbed almost instantly, and do not leave any type of sticky or greasy residue on the skin.

There are currently 4 scents available: Mango (deliciously fruity), Moringa (the perfect floral fragrance), Strawberry (super sweet, it almost reminds me of a Troll or My Little Pony toy from my childhood) and Satsuma (sweet & zingy).  Although they smell good enough to eat, I don’t think they smell realistically like their real fruit counterparts – strawberry does smell like strawberry, and mango smells like mango but they almost have a like a candied twist to them.

What impresses me most about these is their unique formula – as mentioned before, these are unlike any other body moisturisers I have ever seen.  They all contain 100% organic community fair trade Aloe Vera from Guatemala and provide a burst of moisture to the skin – absolutely perfect for hot Summer days at the beach / pool.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

Next up we have the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet – this is a ultra light & fluffy moisturiser for the face.  It’s a new addition to the Vitamin E range and contains hydrating Shea Butter and Wheatgerm Oil.  As with the Body Sorbet products, it feels cool and refreshing & doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky / oily at all.  I imagine this little pot is going to be lovely for Summer skin hydration after a long day in the sun – but note though, it doesn’t contain an SPF, so I would suggest either applying an SPF on top (if you’re going to use it during the day) or using it to hydrate the skin at night.  If you’re into anti-aging skin care, then this product is unfortunately not going to work for you.

Did you know?   Each pot contains over 2 million aqua spheres to deliver 24-hour hydration the skin.

The Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet does have the signature The Body Shop Vitamin E range scent, and is quite heavily fragranced (for a skin care product).  I’m not sure whether this will be suitable for sensitive skin, as the fragrance might aggravate already sensitised skin.  I have combination skin & find it to be both hydrating and balancing (it gives my skin a semi-matte finish).  If you’re in the market for a lightweight, no-fuss moisturiser to hydrate & refresh your skin – this little guy is definitely for you!

Top Tip:  Pop your Body Sorbet or Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet in the fridge for a cooling boost of moisture when the weather gets hot!

The Body Sorbet body moisturisers retail for R 110,00 & the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet retails for R 135,00 at The Body Shop stores nationwide.

I’m really hoping there will be a wider variety of scents in the Body Sorbet products soon – I can just imagine how heavenly a Raspberry, or perhaps even a Coconut one will smell.  Love at first whiff!



  1. Estee 24 October 2014 / 17:16

    Your photos make me happy! :)

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:18

      Yaaaay! Thank you so much for saying that, Estee! 😉

  2. Yolandi Wilken 24 October 2014 / 19:00

    I love these body sorbet products, I have the Mango ones and it smells divine… Defs going to try that Vitamin E sorbet moisturiser for the face, Im still young so I dont use anti aging products yet. :)

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:18

      Aaaah wish I was still young enough to not have to bother with anti-aging skincare products – haha! 😉

  3. Tiffany 24 October 2014 / 19:07

    O-o-o-o-h that moisturizer looks so it!!!!!

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:17

      It has such a unique texture! :)

  4. Ursula 24 October 2014 / 19:38

    Love the flamingo background, Luzanne!

    I agree with you, these body moisturisers are not that great for Winter skin but they are fabulous for this season! I also have the Moringa and find I don’t need to wear a perfume at all. :)

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:17

      Thank you, Ursula. 😀 I 100% agree with you – the Moringa has such a beautiful floral scent, I also don’t feel the need to wear a perfume at all. 😉

  5. Porchia 24 October 2014 / 20:47

    Must pick up 1 of these next time Im at The Body Shop.

    Happy weekend, Luzanne. 😀

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:15

      I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Porchia! :)

  6. Samantha 24 October 2014 / 20:56

    Have read quite a few good reviews about the Aqua boost sorbet, definitely need to try it out! I absolutely hate the body sorbet though because it leaves my skin sticky. Sadly going to have to stick to my body butters which I love :)

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:15

      Aaah no, that’s disappointing… Do you have the same ones I have (Moringa & Strawberry)?? I don’t find mine to be sticky at all – I’m the opposite, can’t use body butters in Summer because they make my skin feel way too sticky. :)

  7. Geraldine 25 October 2014 / 13:03

    Aaaaaaaaah love the colours in these photos! I’m currently using the Satsuma one and I love how citrusy and fresh it is. I totes agree with you about these being more suitable for Summer skin, they defs wouldn’t have worked for me in Winter. :)

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:13

      Thank you, Geraldine. :) Satsuma does have that juicy & zesty scent – perfect for a Summer beach bag! 😉

  8. Abby 26 October 2014 / 14:28

    When these first came to SA i was excited but never excited enough ti actually purchase them. I do think they will great for summer and am definitely going to give Mango a try.

    • Luzanne 27 October 2014 / 08:12

      They are lovely for Summer skin. :) Thanks for popping by the blog, Abby! :) x

  9. Lulu 27 October 2014 / 07:24

    These really sounds like great products to use this summer. Great post!

  10. madeliene 31 October 2014 / 08:27

    Dankie vir al jou tips love it!

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