Product Type: Vaseline Body Care
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ALOE SKIN FRESHNER
Vaseline Aloe Fresh Moisturising Body Lotion
Member Name: hildah11
Vaseline Aloe Fresh Moisturising Body Lotion
Advantages: Light, non greasy, nice smelling and refreshing lotion
Disadvantages: None for me
NEW-VASELINE ESSENTIAL MOISTURE -ALOE FRESH LIGHT FEELING LOTION WITH PURE ALOE + STRATYS MULTI LAYER MOISTURE
I am a regular user of Vaseline products and always use Vaseline products as my basis for comparison before I buy any other lotions for my daily use. I like these products for their moisturising effect but not all of them are ideal for my skin, some tend to be rather greasy. Sometime in November 2011, I noticed a new range amongst the Vaseline body lotions, the "Essential Moisture" range and what interested me was the addition of pure natural plant products in these lotions, oats, aloe and cocoa. I wrote a review before on New-Vaseline Essential Moisture with pure oat extract + stratys multi layer body lotion. I tend to use this in winter due to its very rich moisturising effect.
This review is for the other version, New-Vaseline Essential Moisture aloe fresh light feeling lotion with pure aloe + stratys multi layer moisture body lotion.
Here goes my experience with this lotion.....
=Availability and Price=
The lotion is manufactured by Unilever and Vaseline® is just one of the product ranges they manufacture. The lotion is readily available in all high street supermarkets and pharmacies which sell toiletry. It is also available from online stores such as from Amazon.
In the UK, the lotion is available in 200 ml and 400 ml bottles. The price ranges are given below:
* 200 ml-----£2.00 to £3.00
* 400 ml-----£4.00 to just over £5.00.
At the time of writing this review, the lotion is on half price offer. I bought the 200ml for £1.35 (full price £2.70) from my local Tesco supermarket. Not bad when compared to other reputable lotions.
= Packaging and Visibility=
The lotion comes in a simple light green slightly flattened oval plastic bottle with a slightly darker green lid. This design and overall shape of the bottle is really good and well balanced so the bottle does not tip over. The bottle is also made of good quality plastic which is soft to press and also crack free. The lid operates on a Push-on Snap Hinge Closure system. So the lid is not a standard screw cap lid but comes in two components, the whole lid with another flip up cap attached to it by a hinge. The lotion is decanted from the bottle through a tiny nozzle and does not have a pump as with other lotions. The flip up lid fits and clips securely around the nozzle and is fairly flat and broad and the bottle can actually be left standing upside down on the lid and not the base.
*This is an advantage when the lotion is low level or about to run out. Standing the bottle on the lid allows the lotion to move towards the mouth of the bottle hence less energy is required for squeezing to release the lotion, also means less hassles of having to tilting the bottle and having to wait for the lotion to move down, especially when in a hurry. Crucially important in these hard financial times, this minimises the wastage as nearly the last drop which can come out of the bottle can be used.
**Note:-I wouldn't stand the bottle on the lid if there is still plenty of lotion usually more than half as the lotion will exert too much pressure and just a slight squeeze would see the lotion squirting all over under pressure.
Environment wise, there is no extra packaging with this lotion, it does not come packed in a box, so what you see is what you get. The bottled is also made of plastic which can be recycled which is a plus for the environment.
The lotion is very visible as it is a fairly new product on the lotion shelves. The container has pictorial images at the front of the natural extracts, in this case Aloe (full name Aloe Vera) and this offers the lotion a great stand-out on the shelf and specifically draws attention to those like me who love using lotions with natural ingredients. The label text really sticks out at the front with the word "New" clearly visible on a red background sticker and the usual Vaseline® trade mark logo on the usual blue background. I have noticed that some of the bottles do not have the "New" sticker on so seems to vary by batch. On the front side, the catching words "Essential moisture .......pure aloe + stratys 3 multi layer moisture" are clearly visible and further accentuated by the image of aloe vera plants. All the small print for the ingredients and other related information including the Unilever logo are printed on the other side of the bottle.
=Composition and Application=
The ingredients in the lotion seem well balanced. The lotion is a bit light and non greasy. It is creamish in colour and has a smooth non runny consistence compared to other lotions. The lotion pours out well from the bottle.
It is fairly easy to apply but a bit of massaging into the skin always gives best results. It is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves the skin with a refreshing light feeling. The lotion keeps the skin fairly moisturised throughout the day but without the greasiness associated with other lotions. Using it has saved my skin from dryness this summer. I just want my skin moisturised throughout the day and not glowing so this is just perfect for me.
The smell is nice, lightly fragranced with the fresh smell of aloe vera which can't be missed. The smell is not overpowering at all and the lotion is basically unisex so can be used by both gender although VASELINE® MEN® skincare line of products is also available specifically for men. The smell can also be masked by the smell of the perfume you decide to wear which is good so there is no clash in the smells.
Like everything associated with people, the lotion may not be suitable for everyone.
According to the manufacturer, this lotion leaves your skin feeling light and fresh and should result in a softer, smoother skin. I love the light feeling of this lotion on my skin especially in summer when it is rather hot and muggy. My skin feels good all the time.
The lotion is meant to be suitable for normal to dry skin which I perfectly agree with as it really has a fantastic moisturising effect. Essential Moisture lotion should leave your skin feeling healthy, soft and smooth.
**A bit of research: If you are like me you would wonder what the pure aloe extract and Stratys-3TM multi-layer moisture does for you.
Aloe Vera is renowned for its soothing and hydrating properties. In addition to this, the three powerful moisturising ingredients in Stratys-3TM, constitute a technology which is unique and enables the moisture to permeate deep down across multiple layers of the skin, (the top, core and deep down layers) resulting in superior moisturisation and healthy looking skin without the greasiness. The lotion is absorbed quickly and penetrates deeply, which feels good on the skin and does well for your skin.
**Did you know Vaseline has been caring for skin since 1870 and are still determined to continue doing so through the various improved lotions and other products they have developed over the years?...I think my skin care is in good hands.
I love this lotion I am glad it is readily available in most outlets at a reasonable price.
According to the manufacturer, this is one of the three Vaseline Essential Moisture Lotions which have been recently launched by Vaseline. See link below for more details.
For information on the ingredients and more please visit:
Thank you for reading and rating.
©hildah11 August 2012
Summary: Aloe freshens my skin
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