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I have been using this lotion for years and have tried a few others, but I always keep coming back to this one. It is really great at keeping skin nice and soft, rubs in well and smells OK too. It's not the cheapest around but it's from far being the most expensive.
I have quite sensitive skin, sometimes suffering from exzema and it has never irritated my skin, as some other lotions have. You can get the smaller bottles or the bigger ones, you can get the more intensive version or one with aloe vera. I've tried them all and they are all good. It's a nice thick lotion, but not greasy and it's doesn't take forever to rub in. The only downside is that whilst it smells fine, it doesn't have a great smell. It's available on most places, Boots, supermarkets etc.
Defintely recommended, especially for sensitive skin.
I suffer terribly from dry skin, and in my time I have tried many many different moisturisers. I used to try which ever one was on offer in Tescos or which ever fancy one I got given for Xmas. Each one seemed to have a few good points, but overall was just OK. When the time came round that Vaseline Intensive Care Dry Skin Lotion was on special offer I gave it a go.
I wasnt feeling enthusiastic about this product. I use Vaseline itself a lot on my lips and think it is fantastic, but with the name Vaseline in the title of this product it gave me images of think and greasy, just like putting Vaseline itself on my legs! I couldnt have been further from the truth!
Vaseline Intensive care comes in a plastic bottle with a flip on and off lid that you can then sqeeze the product out of. I have to say I favour this over a tub that you have to stick your hand in as it means you dont get thick gloopy cream stuck under your nails.
The consistency is quite thin and watery, which sounds bad, but its not as it doesnt leave your hands or skin feeling thick and greasy afterwards. It also means it rubs in nice and easily giving even coverage. If I have to get dressed quickly after I put it on I apply and thin coat and it soaks in quickly. If I have a while before I have to put clothes on then I layer it on thickly and let it go in of its own accord, this is much more moisturising for your skin.
The cream is a light colour and doesnt stain any sheets or material that you might get it on. It also has a very non offensive neutral smell, so you do not feel like everyone can smell when you put it on and when you dont!
I would definitely recommend this for moisturising dry skin. I cannot fault it and have not yet found anything better.
Vaseline is a well known, and well respected brand, and can be found in almost every chemist, supermarket and pharmacy, meaning it is always fairly easy to get hold of a bottle. Despite this, however, it just doesn't do it for me, but that is for one specific reason.
Every year, when the sun begins to shine, I whip out the self tan, to take away that winter whiteness. Before tanning, it is important to moisturise well, and this is where Vaseline comes in, as this year it was my moisturiser of choice.
Now, as a base for tanning, I like to look for a respectable product, rather than a cheap one that doesn't do much. At the same time, over the summer season I go through a lot of moisturiser, and so the product chosen can't be too expensive, which is why, after a lot of thought I opted for Vaseline. Found at the market in Birmingham, I paid just £1.99 for 400ml of their dry skin lotion, which een though I wouldn't rate it as the greatest moisturiser in the world, still seems like a bargain.
Once home, I whipped it open, eager to try it out and get on with the tanning. The first thing I noticed when opening the bottle was the smell, for some reason it reminded me of hospitals. In reality, I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised, as it smelled pretty much the same as their cream that they sell for burns and nappy rash, but for some reason I was expecting a moisturiser to be less medicinal, and more neutral smelling.
The colour of the product isn't bad, it's a kind of pale yellow, much like the colour used on the packaging, and while I generally prefer the clean and crispness of white creams, pale yellow isn't all that bad. The grease on the other hand was.
On the back of the bottle, the product reads that it has a "non-greasy formula", maybe, compared to some brands it could be considered non-greasy, but having used a good few varieties of moisturiser in my time, including Nivea and Olay, I found this product to be too oily and it kind of slipped all over my hands while putting it on. Even after washing, the oilyness remained, which I found rather unpleasant, and for me, this was enough to put me off of the product entirely.
Despite my personal hang-ups over the oilyness, the moisturiser itself was actually a pretty good base for the self tan, leaving my skin soft, and not at all dry. The product claims that it protects against dryness for up to 24hours, and I can quite happily believe this to be true after the results I saw in just a couple of hours.
The packaging is pretty basic, a rather rectangular shaped bottle, in pale yellow, with a bright blue lid, and blue writing, and you get the moisturiser out by squeezing it through a small hole in the top of the bottle. This design I like, where some products use bigger holes, the advantage of Vaseline's design is that you only get out a little amount in your hand at a time, minimising waste.
Price wise, this product varies. 200ml can be bought on Amazon for £2.58, but like I've mentioned, I bought mine at the market and got 400ml for £1.99, so it is definitely worth shopping around.
Overall, as a moisturiser, the product isn't bad, and does what it promises to do. However, having read that it was non-greasy, I found it far too oily on my skin, and for me, that's a fairly crucial part of a product. Next time I shall look for a less intensive moisturising product.
Dry scaly hands, the worst thing ever, I was desperate for hand cream, searching the aisles of Superdrug for something that was cheap, cheerful, but more importantly, not greasy or sticky. I tend to find in a lot of 'hand creams' the result is sticky, the smell icky and it seems to stick to your hands for such a long time.
The problem in our office is that they use Carex handwash, this seems to be my hands' nemesis, as soon as I have dried my hands the skin on my hands dries up and goes all scaly and uncomfortable. I needed help.
After debating on several kinds of hand cream and body cream and decided upon a 75ml version of Vaseline Intensive Care Dry Skin Lotion for about £1.50. From the size of the tube I assumed it was for hand care, but investigating further after purchase I realised it is general moisture cream. The tube is a pale yellow colour with the Vaseline logo clearly branded and a navy blue applicator. On the front of the tube it tells me that it has vitamins A & E and is a multi vitamin complex, it also tells me it hydrates and replenishes. Which is exactly what I needed. On the reverse more good news it tells me it is a fast absorbing non greasy lotion - my prayers had been answered.
~Does it live up to the claims?~
In a word - yes. It does. When opening the tube you smell a fresh smell, not unlike a very mild fabric softener I suppose. The cream is a pale yellow colour and is very thick. As you start to rub it in your hands, you can fell it getting absorbed in. As soon as you have completed your hand rubbing routine within seconds it has absorbed, and that is not to say evaporated, as it feel like you have softer hands. It seems to work on dry cuticles as well to eradicate that awful mess they make when they are dry.
You can eat food pretty much straight after without having a mouthful of cream taste(not licking your fingers though). Which is reassuring, but the smell does remain, only if you smell it close up. It doesn't feel greasy at all or uncomfortable on the skin, but you do know it is there, after 10 minutes or so the smell has faded almost to nothing and you could (probably) lick your fingers with no nasty aftertaste.
All in all a fantastic product which lasts for ages. I would definitely search this out to buy again for my dry hands!
In our house full of (admittedly not all that feminine) females we always keep a bottle of this excellent lotion next to the kitchen sink for re-hydrating dry hands after the washing up, and it is the best moisturiser for little day-to-day jobs like this. It is also just as good as an all-over body moisturiser, although I normally prefer to use something that is a bit thicker, as this product can be quite runny. However, if this doesn't put you off a particular brand of lotion, I would say go for this one, as it's very very good value for money, it does the job, absorbs easily and smells nice too. vaseline have been around for god knows how long, but they certainly know what they're doing, and it shows in this product. Costs somewhere in the region of about 2 pounds to about 4 pounds, depending on where you get it from.
My Mother told me when I was younger to moisturise all over everyday, by looking after my skin she explained I would age more gracefully... I still have to find out whether it will make a difference but she swears by this product and personally she looks fab for her age. My Mum bought me my first bottle and I have never looked back.
Its a thick cream which sinks into the skin straight away so you don't have greasy skin after applying it. It also has this light refreshing smell that stays with you for most of the day. The best thing about this moisturiser is it does last all day. I suffer with dry elbows and knees and I only have to apply it in the morning after my shower and its lasts all day! I also find that on occasions it is fine to use on my face. If I have had a bit of sunburn or the cold whether has dried my skin out for a day I will use it on my face and just after that one day of using its fine the following day. I must stress though I have used it for a couple of days on my face continously and it wasn't really the best idea it caused me to have a break out of spots. So don't say I didnt warn you!
Price wise for 200ml bottle I get it roughly for £1.30 a bottle however recently it seems to be on offer everywhere and I got my recent bottle for 90p. A little of this cream does go a long way so I dont mind paying the higher price for it as it last a long time.
I purchased a bottle of Vaseline Intensive Care Dry Skin Lotion to use on my very dry upper arms and shins. I bought it from Boyes for £1.69 for 200ml so it wasn't very expensive.
The bottle is like an oblong with rounded edges and has a flat flip top so you can store it upside down for easy use. The lotion itself is quite thick and creamy.
It smells lovely, the fragrance is a really light fresh one and once I've applied it I have to keep having a sniff because it's so nice!
However, I used it on my arms and then my legs to keep the flakey skin at bay, in particular my shins get dry and flakey after using a razor so this seemed ideal. I noticed it didn't absorb particularly well, although it did moisturise very well I was left with a greasy layer on top of the skin.
I thought this might decrease given time so I went about my normal business and checked again an hour later. It was still greasy where I'd applied it so it doesn't all get absorbed. I tried using less to see if this would help but it made no difference.
I decided I could live with a greasy coating on these two areas and continued to use the product until one physio session. My physio uses a technique on me that involves her having to have a good grip on my ankle. You can guess the rest! My ankle repeatedly slipped from her hands during a session after using this lotion and eventually we had to rub the product off my ankle with paper towels in order to complete the session! Not very glamorous!
So this does soothe dry skin, it does stop the flaking but it doesn't absorb well and leaves an oily slick on the skin. Smells great though!
My opinion is use it if a greasy feeling to the skin doesn't matter, I still use mine on days when I don't see the physio.
After being plagued with dry skin for years, i took it upon myself to try every moisturiser out there, and this was by far the best, in my opinion.
I have a bottle of it everywhere, one in my bedroom, one in the bathroom, one in the living room...everywhere! It's so good for just freshening up your skin.
The bottle is tall and oblong in shape, it is roughly the same colour of the actual lotion inside, with a very descriptive label, front and back.
The manufacturers claim that this is one of their best moisturising products and I agree completely
the lotion smells and feels amazing, as soon as you've lathered it onto your skin and massaged it in, you can feel a major difference.
It is a very soft, creamy lotion, which is creamy/yellow in colour.
I used this once in the morning and once the evening, and a couple times throughout the day on my hands, my skin now feels so incredibly soft!
Waking up the night after you moisturise with this lotion and feeling how soft your skin still is, is one of the best feelings.
The only problem i have with it is the absorbency, it takes quite a while to absorb.
previously written by me on ciao
I have a bottle of this stuff stashed everywhere. No really. I've got a bottle at work, a bottle at home and a bottle in the car...and lets face it, I have no life, so that's everywhere.
"Why??" I hear you scream? (ok well, maybe not scream) The fact of the matter is, I have a tonne of tattoos. When I get new ones, I get a small tub of Goo from my artist and then I am left to my own devices. He recommends Cocoa butter, which I do use too. I find that to be a little too greasy for me though.
Vaseline intensive care goop, however, isn't as greasy as you may imagine. Most other bottles of goop that I apply liberaly tend to stay quite wet and rub off on everything for hours after I slap it on whereas this lovely stuff is soaked up easily and any residue that is left soon dries enough to have the area make contact with other things without leaving a grease trail.
It won't dry completely, leaving a sort of waxy covering over the area (this is of course assuming your pouring the stuff on) so for keeping my mass amounts of tattoos in a nice moisturised state, this stuff is perfect.
If your using it in less crazy amounts, its sucked up by your skin, leaving it nice and soft.
The contents are pretty much the same colour as the bottle they come in. Not the blue bits.
The smell isn't too bad either. I thought it would be pretty odourless when I first got it, but it's not. It has a vaugly flowery smell to it but, in my oppinion, is a scent that goes well on both men and women. It won't leave you smelling like the opposite sex which, in my books, can only be a good thing!
I am also informed rather handily by the bottle that this creamy concoction comes with a "multi-vitamin complex". I find that to be a bit of an over statement. The vitamins it is classing as "multi" are a grand total of vitamin A and E. I want at least five before they start throwing "multi" around!!
As for price, it really depends where you go. Some places have offeres with double packs, other places will try to milk your money lovingly from your wallet. If you are a sensible shopper, this goopy goodness is actually quite cheap for a brand name. The bottles I stock up on are 200ml worth of tattoo healing joy.
One thing I have noticed about this stuff is that the design of the bottle will depend on the temperature on the second sunday after the birthday you got most drunk on. Every time i see it, it's different. Every bottle I HAVE is different and I bought them only weeks apart. Makes the stuff a bit hard to spot if you buy it regularly.
Over all this stuff is really great for helping out with dry skin. Nice and cheap, mostly, and it is for the whole body too, not just hands, so you can get more bang for your buck.
I find it is best used as instructed on the bottle... "Apply liberally all over your body". Oh how I giggled.
After my usual body lotion stopped working I thought: 'Oh no! What other body lotion will be this cheap and still do it's job?!' So off I went to the Boots website to see what I could find. I spotted Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Moisture Hand and Body Lotion for Dry Skin almost immediately. After seeing nothing but positive reviews on-line, I thought 'Sod it! I'll give it a go!' and that was that! I went straight out to Boots and bought it that very weekend!
Looks: The bottle is a pale yellow and kind of flat. It has a flip top lid, with a hole in the top of the bottle to dispense the lotion. On the front it has a blue box with Vaseline Intensive Care written in it in white, then Essential Moisture Hand and Bodt Lotion, For Dry Skin written under that in dark blue. Then at the bottom, there are 3 coloured squares with Multi-vitamin complex written in white in a green box underneath. On the back, it tells you more about the lotion and has pictures showing what the lotion is suitable for, then the ingredients. The lotion itself is a slightly paler yellow than the bottle and is quite runny. I thought body lotions had to be really thick to do their job well, but this is a misconception I'll be happy to ignore from now on! It smells lovely, slightly floral and really fresh and revitalising.
How is it on my skin?: Fab! It feels really fresh and actually cools my skin down as I rub it in. It abosrbs really quickly leaving my skin beautifully fresh and really soft even on my troublesome knees and elbows! I use about a 50p sized blob rubbed between my hands on both arms and then again on my legs. I then add a little extra to my knees and elbows.
Does it work?: It really does! I've been using this for around 5 days now and my skin is so much better. Any dry irritated patches have vanished and my once sand-paper like knees and elbows are smooth and soft. As a little goes a long way, I can see this 400ml bottle lasting me for a couple of months even with daily use. And at a measly £2.99 a bottle, it's fantastic value!
Conclusion: I'd reccommend this lotion to any body that has dry skin and wants to sort it out without breaking the bank! I love it!
Now, I know this section is supposed to be for Vaseline dry skin cream, but its practically the same thing as what I'm writing about here.
I suffer from very dry skin on my face, and I HAVE to remove my make - up every night and put on a thick layer of moisturiser, otherwise I'll wake up with big, wite dry patches around my mouth and forehead. (This even happened when I did take my make up off!) Not nice, especially as it can't be covered up, and make up makes it look even worse!!
I tried loads of different moisturisers, but still could never get rid of the tight feeling my skin had.
One day, in Asda, I saw a cream called 'Vaseline Intensive Care, Essential Moisture, For Dry Skin.' I thought I might as well try it, although I didn't have very high expectations considering how cheap it was. I went home and that night put some on... Two days later, I had the smoothest skin I've ever had!! And since then I have never woke up with dry, white patches!! Unbeleivable, isn't it!!
Now the cream is actually hand and body lotion, but it works fine on my face and it has got a georgeous smell to it. It goes on easily and smoothly, and soaks in in minutes, or should I say seconds. On the tube it says it has a 'Multi - Vitamin complex', just so you know!
On the back of the tube, the Vaseline people have wrote;
'Vaseline research has developed essential moisture - a hand & body lotion that gives skin the essential moisture it needs to leave it feeling healthy, smooth and touchable every day. Easily absorbed and non - greasy, Essential Moisture is ideal for use all over the body.'
Now, I'll write the ingredients out for you, although they probably won't mean much...
Aqua, glycerin, stearic acid, paraffinum liquidum, glycol stearate, triethanolamine, hydrogenated polydecene, glyceryl stearate, petrolatum, cetyl alcohol, stearamide AMP, dimethicone, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, retinyl palmitate, sodium PCA, urea, Magnesium aluminium silicate, carbomer, parfum, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben, caramel, cl 47005
Pretty scary isn't it? The thought of putting all them chemicals on your face!!
Well, I'd certainly recommend this product to anyone. Its very cheap considering what it does. Mine cost me £1.97 for a 75ml tube, which goes a long way.
Thanks for reading :o)
I'm not biggity big on the moisturising front but tough times call for tough measures. When I shave with my electric shaver I get on motherssonofagun rash on my neck and chin. I've tried all sorts of lotions and potions but they're no good at all at all. Vaseline intensive is the mutt's nuts when it comes to neck rash obliteration. Rub in about a teaspoonful or so, wait five to ten then shave away the stubble at the double, no trouble. If you yourself or anyone you know has an electric shaver give them the nod, this gear works wonders and is far cheaper than shaving lotions and creams. About a quid and a half a tube, sorted. Know what I mean jellybean?
As I sit here at my computer I am surrounded by the essentials of life - I have all my stationery to hand, a packet of Smints, a glass of water and my hand cream! I am not prone to dry skin in general and I usually just use a light moisturiser after my morning shower, but I DO suffer from dry hands, which I find unbearably irritating, and so I do get through a fair amount of hand cream! Next to my computer I keep my Vaseline Intensive Care Dry Skin Hand & Body Lotion, which if used regularly keeps the skin on my hands lovely and soft, well moisturised and smelling sweet. The one I have is 400ml and currently costs £2.99 in Boots, which sounds like a bargain to me. It is made by Elida Faberge Ltd and there is a freepost address on the back of the bottle to which you can write if you have any problems or questions about the product. It comes in a lemon coloured, flattish, plastic container with a flip top lid. When my hands are feeling dry I just flip the lid, squeeze an amount about the size of a 5p piece onto the palm of my hand and rub it in. It is absorbed quickly and leaves no greasy residue to mess up my keyboard! My hands immediately feel soft, smooth and moisturised and the smell is light and refreshing. The writing on the bottle tells me that Vaseline have 'developed this formula with multi vitamin complex to help care for everyday dry skin'. Well, I don't know about multi vitamins, but it certainly does the trick on my dry hands and I have no reason to think that it would not be just as effective on the rest of my body if I ever need it. Well, having re read this opinion it is one of my shorter offerings but when all the necessary information is there so why pad it out with waffle?
I've started moisturising my skin everyday after having a shower. I started off using cheap body lotions which come as part of gift sets at Christmas (about 3 years ago.) But then, I found that they were all running out, so I had one leg smelling of strawberries, the other smelling of vanilla and the rest of my body smelling of coconut. It just wasn't gonna work, using up old crap. So, when I saw Vaseline Intensive Care products on special in Superdrugs, I thought I'd get some, cos I'd used their products before and had found them really effective. I'd used a little squeezy tube of Dry Skin Lotion from Intensive Care a few years ago when my hands had dry skin on them, and it cleared that up immediately and has never come back since, so this time I bought a bigger size, and this time, it came in a bottle instead of a tube. You can buy the dry skin lotion in various different sizes, there's a little tube, a bigger bottle and an even bigger 'Family Sized' bottle. There's a few different varieties, but the one I'm writing about comes in a pale yellow, creamy coloured bottle, 200ml in size (it's the medium one.) The packaging is simple, easy to recognise as an Intensive Care product, and tells you all about how the lotion will leave your skin feeling and where you can use it. *~ The Lotion ~* The lotion itself is a creamy white in colour and is of a medium consistency (it's not too runny, or too thick), so all you need is a quick squirt or you'll end up wasting loads! The cream has a light fragrance, not an overpowering smell, just subtle enough to be suitable for use by both men and women. It's not really a smell that I can describe, it's a bit like sun cream, except not so strong! When you apply the lotion to your skin, you'll notice how quickly it sinks in to your skin and almost immediately leaves it feeling smooth, no doubt helped along b
y the lotions formula - it contains moisturisers, minerals and vitamins A and E (both of which are known for being nice to skin!) It doesn't take long at all for all the lotion to be absorbed, neither does it make your skin feel greasy after applying. It just leave the skin feeling baby soft! You don't need loads of the lotion to make your skin really soft, so don't put a lot on, else it will end up greasy! The lotion can be used all over your body, and on your hands too. Like any body lotion it's especially effective when used after a bath or shower, as lotions are best absorbed when the skin is slightly damp. I've now used the lotion lots and lots of times after having a bath, and it has been absored really quickly in to my skin leaving it very soft and smooth. I have also been told that it is quite good as an aftersun, and I imagine that putting it in the fridge for a few minutes before applying would be really refreshing for skin that's been out in the sun all day! I find a really good time for applying the lotion is after shaving. This makes your skin extra soft, and it doesn't make my skin go all blotchy like some lotions do when I apply them after shaving. This proves that the lotion is suitable for quite delicate skin, so it can probably be used on younger people's skin without any problems. Another place where I use the lotion is one my hands. I like to apply it before I go to bed, this way I don't have to worry about it rubbing off or getting anything I touch greasy. In the morning, my hands are always soft and smooth. Having used it a couple of years ago for dry skin on my hands, I can definitely say that it is effective on dry skin, as it says. *~ Overall ~* Overall, I've found this lotion really good on my skin. *Good Points* * Can be used all over the body, for all the family. * Is widely available in a range of
sizes (the little tube is good to carry around in your bag or take on holiday, the big tube is good is you have a big family, the medium one is good for... Me!) * It's effective as a lotion for dry skin, a lotion for use after shaving and after showering, and as an aftersun lotion. * Leaves skin looking and feeling lovely, without being too heavy for use suring the summer. * Smells gorgeous, but not too girl-ish (so men can use it without being paranoid they smell like a women!) * It's cheap. You can expect to pay 99p for the little tube, around £1.50 for the medium and about £3.49 for the bigger bottle. * The flip-top cap on the bottle is easy peasy to open and close, even with lotiony hands. * It's currently on offer at Superdrugs. You can buy 2 medium sized bottles for £3. It's also cheap in Savers, where 200ml bottles cost £1.49. *Bad Points* * When you're about half way through the bottle, you can sometimes get left with yukky dry bits of lotion round the cap, which remind me of when salad cream does that. Eurgh. Soooooo... As you can see, the good points definitely outweigh the bad ones, it's one of the best body lotions I've used, so I'd definitely recommend it to you, especially if you've got dry skin, but even just if you want a body lotion to use after shaving.
i love trying out new products, especially when they make everything sound wonderful these days.... but i'm also pretty savvy abt these things i do my research and i know what im talking abt, so trust me when i say this works like a charm! it doesnt leave any oily residue but give it 5 mins to get absorbed and smells nice. i have extremely dry elbows, knees and hands in winter, they often crack and get all rough. but after using this, i don't have these problems anymore! the dry areas are baby soft! the texture is good, very spreadable, feels light yet it does a brilliant job. i don't like heavy creams and certainly don't like ones which leave u feeling like u had just massaged cooking oil on yourself. this one doesn't do any of these, and my family swears by it. i know there are plenty of other exciting products out there, anti-cellulite stuff, luminising stuff, but this one is a wonder on skin! i use it all over and my skin feels healthy and looks healthy! i have tried other brands after i used this, cocoa butter aloe vera, u name it, but i have not found something else better and this winter guess what i'm sticking by... :)