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.
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)
Although there were no remarkable or severe improvement, I did notice several subtle differences.
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.
For John, I think the stick definitely reduced the puffiness and the bags underneath his eyes.
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!