The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

As someone who suffers from chronic illness, I always feel exhausted. Not only do I feel this way, I also look it. Naturally my face, particularly around the eyes is dark and tired. My fatigue is so evident. It’s in all the photos I take. The only way to hide this is to cover up with concealer and foundation.

The harsh reality is I do not have the time nor the energy to follow a makeup routine and as much as I’d like to, I haven’t bothered for some time.

A while back, I decided to try a product from The Body Shop’s “Queen of Moisture Range”. The Body Shop’s usual Vitamin E Moisture collection had been re-released with a funky design featuring the union jack in slightly pinkier (and girlier) shades.

The product I purchased was the newly released anti fatigue stick called the ” Vitamin E Eyes Cube”. It is a lightweight stick designed to cool the delicate under-eye area. The hydrating balm also reduces puffiness, dark circles and lines around the eyes.

The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

I figured, I may not be able to reduce my tiredness nor the fatigue I feel but this product may help me to reduce the “look of fatigue” that I see each day when I look in the mirror.

The Question therefore was, does this product do what it claims and how well? 

I began my experiment by taking a Before photograph of my eyes. I then used the product twice a day for one week, followed by a second photograph. (Please excuse the bushy eyebrows)

The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

Although there were no remarkable or severe improvement, I did notice several subtle differences.

The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

Firstly, the eye area of my face felt refreshed and hydrated compared to previously. I noticed a subtle difference as the darkness in the corners under the eye had slightly reduced. The eyelids looked less swollen and puffy and the circular outline that gives me the dreaded “Panda eye look” had slightly faded.

The results showed that the fatigue stick does make small and subtle differences to the fatigue seen around the eyes. Don’t get me wrong. It is no miracle changer but the product does do what it advertises.

I’m sure if I continue to use the anti-fatigue stick, it will benefit the eye area further and continue the cool, fresh eye feeling I experienced each day. Price wise, I got the stick on sale at £5.60 and although the size is relatively small, the product does seem to last for some time and appears to be good value for money.

I wasn’t the only one to take part in the fatigued eye experiment. John, my husband agreed to be a guinea pig and use the fatigue stick as well. After all, he does have major tiredness issues due to being born without a thyroid. So John tested out the product. (Secretly he loves having any facial type beauty treatment. I know, I’ve done a few on him since the wedding lol). Here are John’s before and after pics.

The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

For John, I think the stick definitely reduced the puffiness and the bags underneath his eyes.

The Body Shop Anti Fatigue Stick

In conclusion, both John and I agree that the biggest benefit of the Vitamin E cube was the reduction of puffiness below the eye and the fresh, cool anti-fatigue feeling you get after using the stick. We used it both morning and night (sometimes more than that!) and we really did like it.

We look forward to trying and testing more beauty products to see if they really do what they say on the packet!

Angela xx

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22 Comments

  1. April 23, 2015 / 9:07 am

    You can definitely see a difference, I will have a look for this next time I’m in The Body Shop. Thanks for sharing!

    #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • admin
      April 23, 2015 / 9:38 am

      No Worries.xx It was a good experiment! Angela xx

  2. Honest Mum
    April 24, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Amazing, will check it out. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

    • admin
      April 24, 2015 / 8:09 pm

      Thanks Vicki. I’m about to get some more..mine has nearly ran out. Have a “brilliant” weekend

  3. May 13, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    I saw this in the Body Shop and wondered if it would be any good so it’s very useful to read your review – glad you had some positive results from it 🙂 #beautyandbooty

    • May 13, 2015 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks. I can be very skeptical when it comes to skin products but this one did work. 🙂 Angela x

  4. October 13, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Great review. I think if you look in the mirror and see yourself tired you automatically think you’re tired-er than you are (if you know what I mean) so every little helps x

    • October 13, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Very true. Tiredness can really show at times and this product helped improve things.

  5. October 13, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    I could do with this! I can see a difference and may have to invest xx

    • October 13, 2015 / 10:51 pm

      It does make a difference but you do need to keep using it for the effect to last!

  6. October 14, 2015 / 9:22 am

    I’ve been using this product for the last few weeks as well. Like you, I haven’t seen a huge improvement in appearance. But my under eyes do feel much more refreshed and hydrated! x

    • October 14, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      It does give a great feelings doesn’t it, even if the appearance is not too much different.

  7. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    October 14, 2015 / 10:57 am

    I had this product but never used it and passed it onto my aunt, I must ask her how she got on with it. It’s nice to hear that it gives a cooling sensation to the eye area and reduces puffiness 🙂

    • October 14, 2015 / 3:07 pm

      Yes, I’d be interested to see how it affects others.

  8. October 14, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    I have insomnia so I often have dark circles and puffy eyes so I will look out for this next time I go to Bodyshop. I haven’t been there in a while.

    • October 14, 2015 / 3:09 pm

      I know the feeling with Insomnia . Let me know if it works for you, i’d be interested in finding out. Angela

  9. October 14, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I actually received this as a sample at a blogging event. I haven’t used it yet though. Might be a good idea to try it out now with lack of sleep.

    • October 14, 2015 / 3:17 pm

      Ooh…which event was this out of interest? What a cool sample to get! hope it is useful! Angela x

  10. October 14, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Oh this looks a great product – I can see a difference with your and Johns eyes. Kaz x

    • October 15, 2015 / 2:34 am

      There is a small difference! It does work and i’m always sceptical of things that claim to work lol! It did the job!

  11. October 15, 2015 / 9:49 am

    I don’t know the last time I went to the body shop. There was always too many smells for me to take at once with my asthma. But I wonder what its like now Im older.
    Will pop in on my next shopping trip – i need this!

    Thanks for sharing hun
    Charlotte x

    • October 15, 2015 / 11:53 am

      I love the body shop…but not really well enough to go shopping at the minute. it does smell strong in there but I love it! Sorry to hear it affects your asthma. I’ve had asthma for many years and it never affected me so thats a new one to learn about! Angela x

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