Product Type: Vaseline body care
Newest Review: ... sized 200ml bottle and pay in the region of £2.75 though currently this is for sale at £1.29 in Home Bargains. The lotion itself is on the... more
MOISTURISE THEE THROUGH AND THROUGH
Vaseline Essential Moisture Lotion
Member Name: hildah11
Vaseline Essential Moisture Lotion
Advantages: Non greasy, refreshing moisturising lotion at great price
Disadvantages: None for me
~NEW-VASELINE® ESSENTIAL MOISTURE BODY LOTION WITH PURE OAT EXTRACT + STRATYS 3TM MULTI LAYER MOISTURE~
I have always been a regular user of Vaseline products for a long time and always consider Vaseline products first before I buy any other lotions for my daily use. I like these products for their moisturising effect but should say some of them tend to be rather oily. Over the years I have tried and used various Vaseline products including body lotions, lip balms, hand & body lotion, body butters, petroleum jelly, antiperspirants aerosols and roll on deodorants. Sometime in November 2011, I noticed there was a new range amongst the Vaseline body lotions and what caught my eyes was the New Vaseline Essential Moisture Body Lotion with Oats. I decided to give it a try so it found itself in my shopping basket.
According to the manufacturer, this is one of the three Vaseline Total Moisture Lotions which have been recently launched by Vaseline.
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 Health and Beauty Category.
In the UK, the lotion is available in 75ml tubes, 200 ml and 400 ml bottles. The price ranges are given below:
* 75 ml-----£1.50 to £2.00
* 200 ml-----£2.00 to £3.00
* 400 ml-----£4.00 to just over £5.00.
I bought the 200ml for £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 yellow slightly flattened oval plastic bottle with a slightly darker yellow lid. This design and overall shape of the bottle is really good and well balanced so the bottle does not tip over easily. 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 lotion pours out well from the bottle. 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.
**I wouldn't stand the bottle on the lid if there is 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 oats and this offers the lotion a great stand-out on the shelf and specifically draws attention to those 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 and the usual Vaseline® trade mark logo on the usual blue background. The words "Essential moisture .......pure oat extract + stratys 3TM multi layer moisture" are printed in combination of white and brown clearly visible text which is further accentuated by the image of oats plants also clearly visible in brown. All the small print for the ingredients and other related information is printed on the other side of the bottle. The Unilever logo is also clearly visible.
~Composition and Application~
The ingredients in the lotion seem well balanced. The lotion is non greasy and is a relatively mild moisturising body lotion. It is creamish in colour and has a smooth non runny consistence compared to other lotions.
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 soft and refreshing 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 winter. 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 and the fresh smell of oats adds on to the effects. 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, using this lotion should result in a softer, smoother skin, not sure after how long, only time will tell but my skin loves this lotion.
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. Total Moisture® lotion should leave your skin feeling healthy, soft and smooth.
If you are like me you would wonder what the pure oat extract and Stratys-3TM multi-layer moisture does for you. According to the manufacturer, these ingredients including 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.
And yes I highly recomment it.
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©hildah11 February 2012
Summary: Love your skin, try this great lotion, it does the job.