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I have very dry skin so I always make sure I apply a moisturiser over my whole body after a shower. I often use one of the Superdrug body lotions but, once in a while, I like a change. I'm even more keen on a change when I spot a bargain.
I found this Vaseline product in one of my local discount toiletry shops. It was only £1.99 for a 400ml bottle; the Superdrug products I usually buy are around £4 for 250ml. The value for money is what first attracted me to the product but on reading the label there were several other reasons for me giving it a try.
* It's unfragranced, so I knew it wouldn't clash with any other fragrances I was wearing
* It's hypoallergenic, so the risk of an adverse reaction was reduced
* It's aimed at those with dry/very dry skin (that's me!)
* It claims to accelerate dry skin's ability to repair itself
The Vaseline bottle is easy to grip and stacks well on the shelf. The blue flip-top lid is a little tricky to use with wet/creamy hands as it has no indentation to ease opening.
The cream itself is white and of a very light consistency. It has a very slight, neutral smell which is hardly noticeable.
I find the cream is easily absorbed into my skin and does not leave any residue. My skin is noticeably softer after application, and after a month of daily use I am only around a third of the way through the bottle.
At this time of year (Spring/Summer) I do not need as much moisturisation as in winter so this cream is appropriate for me at the moment.
I'm very pleased with this product and I think it will make a good summer body lotion for me. In winter I will need something richer and 'heavier' but in the warmer months this is a good, economical option.
I suffer with a small amount of eczema on my legs which I can help prevent by moisturising in order to keep my skin from becoming dry and irritable. I had originally been using my every day body butter on my legs during my normal moisturising routine but after a little while I decided I would buy something that would be better for the sensitive skin. In the end I went for this Vaseline intensive moisture locking body lotion as Vaseline is a brand that I had used before and trusted.
**What is special about this product?**
This product is designed to accelerate dry skins ability to repair itself with effective moisturisation. It is also unfragranced which was one of the main reasons I purchased it as I thought it would be less likely to aggravate my skin. This body lotion is also hypoallergenic and is designed for dry and very dry skin which was exactly what I needed.
The product comes in a long thin bottle which is curved to make it easy to hold onto and squeeze. The lid clips down tightly in order to keep the product fresh and prevent any leakages. The one thing that I do not like about this bottle is that it is made out of white plastic so that you cannot see the contents, therefore not knowing when you are going to run out.
**Using the product**
The body lotion squeezes out easily and is white in colour. Despite stating it is unfragranced I smelt it anyway, not surprisingly it does not smell of anything.
The lotion is quite thick in consistency and does not run when it is in your hand. As the lotion touches my skin it instantly has a cooling effect. My sensitive skin feels soothed and hydrated.
The product rubs in easily without leaving any residue. It sinks into my skin instantly and leaves it feeling lovely and soft.
The product claims to give 24 hours of effective moisturisation which I have to agree with. I use this product after I have had a shower and my skin still feels moisturised and hydrated the next day.
Since I have been using this product my skin is a lot less dry meaning that I do not itch my sensitive skin half as much. This means that it has had a chance to heal and is more comfortable.
**Price and availability**
You can buy this product in two sizes, either 200ml or 400ml. Prices range quite a bit for this product from £1 to £5.25 depending on the size so it is definitely worth shopping around.
After using this product for about a month or so now everyday I have to say it is one of the best moisturising lotions that I have tried on my dry and sensitive skin. It locks in moisture which has prevented me from itching and allowed my skin to repair itself. This is such a small price to pay for comfort and I will be purchasing again. The full 5 stars from me.
This is a good sized tub of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Lotion. It is a light milk-like lotion with a pleasant, delicate scent. Unlike most of the body lotions on the market, this like a few of them absorbs easily and quickly. It leaves your skin feeling plumper, and baby soft to the touch.
It's not expensive £3.39 at Boots and is part of their 3 for 2 at the moment great value, that only £6.78 for three of them. One will last you a long time if you use a tip I've given before : apply immediately after getting out of the shower while your skin is still wet. This locks in far more moisture than any cream alone.
The reason why I mentioned the size of the tub at the very beginning of the review was for one of my favourite tips of all time.
Tip: after having your morning cup of coffee, don't through out the used grounds let them cool slightly them bring them to the bathroom with you and mix them all in a bowl with lots of this moisturiser using your finger.
Leave to the side for a moment to stand and begin your shower. Before you use any soap slather your legs and bottom with the coffee mixture, make sure your not under running water while doing this, turn the shower off before you start. When you apply each dose of the moisturiser rub in with gentle, but continuous pressure. This not only exfoliates, but the caffeine in the fresh coffee grounds work to detoxify your skin. And most of all caffeine has been proven as a wonderful treatment of cellulite. That's why you should rub it in with a bit of force into your upper thigh and bottom cheeks. If this is done on a regular basics the results are amazing.
You may have noticed that a lot of high-end beauty products have caffein in them as one of their main ingredients, thats why.
This really is a very good body lotion, at a very good price.
And with my little tricks of the trade it can work miracles.
Stay beautiful xxx
As you will see from previous reviews I am always trying various type of moisturisers and creams, often free samples which I have received. One moisturiser in my ever growing collection which I particularly like is Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Cream. This moisturisers is excellent if you are prone to dry skin like I am
As usually I received this as a free sample, but if you buy this product it comes in a white tub with a blue lid with all of the relevant information on the bottom of the tub. Being a free sample mine came in a small packet so I will be describing the details and information from this. On the front of the packet is a picture of a tub of this product with the lid half removed, on the picture of the lid are the words Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Cream, the word Vaseline is written in a shiny blue rectangle with the rest of the writing being in green and blue shades. At the top of the packet is the word Vaseline again written in white letter within the same blue coloured rectangles shape. Towards the bottom of the packet are the words hypoallergenic and Unfragranced for very dry skin. On the back of the packet is information such as the ingredients and a small paragraph about the moisturiser. On my packet all of this information is written in green lettering but is very easy to read.
I mainly use this cream on my hands arms and elbows rather than my face. The cream is white in colour, the fact that it is for very dry skin made me think it would be quite a heavy thick cream which felt quite greasy on the skin, however I was quite surprised at how light it was. The cream was in no way greasy whatsoever. When I applied the cream to my skin it absorbed very quickly, it did not leave a greasy film on top of my skin and left it feeling soothed and instantly soft. This cream is described as being fast absorbing and locks moisture in your skin and it certainly lived up to this. From time to time I suffer from really dry skin on my elbows and I find that this particular cream really soothes the dry areas and leaves my skin feeling soft again. Vaseline Intensive Rescue also claims to keep moisture locked in, with some creams in the past I have found they work for a little while but my skin is soon back to being dry again, with this moisturiser this is not the case my skin remains moisturised for several hours afterwards, there is no need to keep reapplying it.
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As I said I got my Vaseline Intensive Rescue as a free sample however I do know that this can be bought from shops such as Tesco and cost between £3 and £4 depending on what size bottle you buy it in. Personally I think it is quite reasonably priced as the cream is long lasting, you do not need a huge amount at once, but as you do not have to keep reapplying every 5 minutes it lasts much longer than some other moisturisers.
Vaseline claims that this particular moisturiser in its range contains twice the moisturiser than E45 cream, now E45 is a cream that I sometimes use as you will see from a previous review, I am not sure how true this claim is, it is a very good moisturisers but then again so is E45, personally I like them both as much as each other.
This product does not really have a strong fragrance at all, it is not perfumed like a lot of moisturisers, I can only really describe the smell as that of Vaseline When I first smelt the product in the packet I was not that impressed, however once you have rubbed the cream into your skin it does not leave a fragrance on your skin at all, that seems to disappear which I was pleased at.
I would certainly recommend this moisturiser, it really does say what it does on the packet, if you suffer with dry skin as I do give this a go, you really will notice a difference after using it, I certainly did, this will be a regular in my vast collection of moisturisers.
I used to have very dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin, but I now use this moisturiser every day, and my skin is now much, much improved. The back of the bottle claims that it increases moisture reserves instantly and then fills in tiny gaps in the skin to lock in moisture so that the skin can repair itself. The moisturising ingredients are glycerin, and occlusives.
Packaging: doesn't look particularly fancy; just a white bottle with turquoise writing and a blue lid. It comes in 200ml and 400ml bottles.
Price: the 400ml is available from Boots for around £5, and the 200ml £3.30.
Scent: I own the unfragranced variety, which does not smell of anything once on your skin. There is also a fragranced variety.
The lotion: does what it says it does. It moisturises very effectively and is not sticky at all, and is absorbed very quickly.
My experiences with this product have been excellent: not only is it hypoallergenic, but it actually helps to cure my eczema as well as my very dry skin. Highly recommended, and very good value for money.
This is perfect for people that have very dry skin and just want a quick lotion to put on and you can also get small tubes of it to put in your bag so you can use it all day.You can use the lotion all over including the face I feel this is very good as great for me as I have always found that the products I have used in the past irritate my face so I had to use a different cream but I would use the product again.You don't need to use to much lotion at anyone time otherwise if you do I found it dosn't rub into the skin.The bottle of lotion lasts for a long time it costs £5.00 for the biggest one depending were you shop online maybe cheaper and it is better value for money than buying the small bottles I have also noticed that the other types of Vaseline with perfume in them are cheaper although I havn't tried them because they are not for my skin type but if your skin dosn't irritate using them then I think you would save money buying the others.I have used it nearly everyday for a long time and has never made my skin red or burn like other creams have done.After using it for a while I noticed my skin became less sore and ichy as well as less dry just after a week or so.
As someone who suffers from dry skin, particularly on my legs after a bath or shower, I am always on the look out for new moisturisers that state they are for dry skin. Vaseline is a brand I trust, as I use the Vaseline tins as lip balm before applying any lipstick, as this not only moisturises chapped lips, but is also a good base for lipstick.
It priced at approximately £3.95 for a 200ml bottle in Superdrug, with different varieties, such as Aloe Vera available, however I chose the original unfragranced type.
When first applying it, I noticed it easily smoothes over skin and gradually sinks in, however it does take a little while to fully sink in. After applying it, my skin is noticeably more hydrated and so ultimately softer, and so I have got into the routine of applying it to my skin before I go to bed.
As much as I am impressed with the results, when I wake up my skin is a little dry again, as if the effect was only temporary. This is slightly disappointing as on the front of the bottle it says "intensive rescue", and it says it includes glycerin and occlusives, to help moisturise the skin and "fill the tiny gaps in skin to lock in moisture".
The texture of the lotion is fairly milky, and considering it is supposed to be "intensive", I would rather it be slightly thicker in consistency so it gives a more thorough dose of moisture, rather than it going off after a while.
The packaging is quite sleek and simple, as its a rectangular bottle that is slightly curved at the bottom. This actually does look quite good on my shelf as it's slightly unusual, and the plain colour scheme reflects the fact it is a moisturiser and it's there to do a job, so not to expect anything too sparkly.
I would certainly recommend this body lotion as a general moisturiser, however for extremely dry skin it perhaps isn't the best product on the market, and if you end up spending £4 on something which doesn't fulfill it's expectations and still leaves you with dry skin, you may be disappointed. For normal skin looking for an extra moisture boost though, you would probably get alot out of this.
**** Introduction ****
I have started to get really cracked and dry hands recently, I visited the doctor who advised me that this was down to me washing the dishes and not drying my hands correctly.
The main area that has been effected has been under my wedding rings, where the skin has become very inflamed and sore.
I was advised to removed my rings until my sin healed and use a hand moisturiser every day, so I went and bought myself some Vaseline moisture cream.
**** The Vaseline Cream ****
The Vasiline Intensive moisture cream is formulated to give your dry skin instand moisture, therefore making them less dry and softer feeling.
a small pea size amount of cream is adequate for you to soften both palms, you add the cream to your palms and rub it in untill the cream has been fully abosorbed, this will only take a few seconds to complete.
It is recommened that you use the cream daily to get the fully effct of the cream, if your hands are very dry then you may need to apply this a few times each day.
The cream comes in a 75ml tube and costs as little as 99p from places like body care and tesco.
**** My Views ****
I have found this cream to be very effective, it has given my broken skin at the ring areas a protective layer which seem to be halping it heal.
my dry hands are now noticabily smoother, however it has taken a few weeks for me to notice the differance.
This has worked for me and I am very impressed with the cream and the price I paid so overall this comes recommended by me.
I have always liked Vaseline as a brand whether it's their Petroleum Jelly, Lip Therapy range or their Hand & Nail Lotion. They always seem to fulfil the requirements that their products is designed to do. So I was hoping that Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking body Lotion would do the same. I hate my skin, sometimes it either goes oily causing spots or extremely dry. The dry skin often looks rough in texture, flaky patches, dull and so itchy at times it drive me mad.
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking body Lotion is for dry and very dry skin, it claims to increase moisture reserves instantly, fill in tiny gaps in the skin to lock the moisture in all day and to promote the proper environment dry skin needs to repair itself. It contains key ingredients glycerine and occlusives. The glycerin is there to instantly increase moisture and the occlusives to help lock in moisture all day. It is also lanolin free, lanolin is the wax taken from sheep's wool, and it can be refined to an acceptable cosmetic grade but could still contain impurities. Some of these impurities could include allergens, so for this reason I guess that's why Vaseline has produced this product as lanolin free to ensure it's a hypoallergenic moisturiser as it states on the bottle. This lotion is said to be unfragranced and it contains Ethylene Brassylate to enable this. Ethylene Brassylate is an odour neutraliser that helps to mask any unpleasant odours from certain ingredients. So it's not really unfragranced, it still smells but not very strong, I guess it's like a really mellowed down version of the antiseptic smell of Savlon. I'm so glad it's not a strong overbearing fragrance as it would give me a headache.
The packaging of Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking body Lotion is very simple a white rectangular bottle that slightly curves in and out with a navy blue flip lid top. The label contains the Vaseline logo in navy blue and also contains a small picture at the bottom right hand corner in an aqua colour of a drop, I guess to indicate its moisturising properties. The bottle contains 200ml of the product and costs around £2.99.
The lotion itself is like a usual white cream, with that smell I mentioned earlier on in the review. Instructions say to apply the products liberally as needed. On application skin feels moisturised, really smooth, skin looks better, no flakiness, no dry rough patches, the skins appearance really improves. It does not feel itchy anymore and the fact that it gives it a smooth finish makes me want to keep stroking my skin. Although it gives a smooth finish it's not greasy like I would expect a product designed to moisturise very dry skin. It really does last the whole day, normally with other lotions I have to keep top it up to stop my skin feeling dry and itchy again.
Vaseline definitely lives up to the "keeping skin amazing" slogan with this product. Overall I highly recommend this product, this is definitely one for keeps, hopeful in the future they don't mess with the formula as it is perfect as it is.
I used to have eczema prone skin, that was before I started using Vaseline moisture Locking Body Lotion, now dry skin is a thing of the past.
I apply this body lotion every morning after my shower while my skin is slightly damp, I find a small amount goes a long way.
A few years ago I wouldn't even consider using a body lotion, my skin needed a rich body cream or a body butter, this body lotion has the consistency of a lotion, but once absorbed into the skin it feels like I've used the richest body butter, my skin feels soft and dewy, not at all sticky, I can get dressed straight away without my clothes sticking to me.
I used this body lotion as an aftersun last summer and didn't experience any dry, flaky or peeling skin, I also kept my suntan far longer than previous years.
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Body Lotion claims to be a hypoallergenic moisturiser for dry and very dry skin, it is fragrance free. It contains Glycerin to instantly increase moisture, Occlusives to help lock moisture in all day and its Lanolin free.
It comes in 200ml and 4ooml bottles, with easy to open flip top lids.
The only negative thing I can say is, the writing on the back of the bottle is so small it is really difficult to read, the majority of the writing is green which doesn't help.
As a victim of the curse that is dry skin, it's nice to find a cream that moisturises, but doesn't grease your skin up. I had heard very good things about this cream from other scaly skin sufferers, and although it is certainly not a miracle cream, I am inclined to agree that it's better than most of the rubbish out there.
First of all the packaging. It comes in a tall white bottle with a dark blue lid, with the vaseline logo at the top, and the writing on the front of the bottle tells us it is hypoallergenic, unfragranced, and is for dry and very dry skin.
The product itself is more of a light cream than a lotion, and is white. It feels nice when applied to the skin, it feels like it is moisturising, but does not make the skin feel greasy.
After using this product for a number of weeks, I am pleased with the results. It is good for people with dry skin to use in the morning, after a shower and before dressing, as it moisturises, but won't feel greasy as some heavy duty moisturisers do, so it's easier to get dressed! I still use a more heavy-duty moisturiser for nighttime, but this is great for during the day. It has helped to very slightly reduce my dry patches as well, something that no cream that is suitable to wear during the day has done for me before. It also did not irritate my dry patches.
I find this moisturiser a brilliant BODY moisturiser as on the body it appears to be non-greasy and it's defiantly good for thirsty skin. I love to use this on dry places such as hands, knees, legs, arms, elbows. It's just so creamy and a little really does go a long way so I guarantee it will last a good few months. When you get your hands wet after putting it on, it stays on pretty well but does need re-applying as some washes off. I usually put it on my hands daily and cannot stop rubbing my hands together - they feel as smooth as a baby's bottom!
It is purposely made "for very dry skin" which is why it is so rich in moisture and focuses on filling the pours and gaps in our skin with this moisture and it really does feel as though it stays in there.
Mmm, I think this is possibly just me and my face - and my face doesn't get oily unless I put things on it - but this moisturiser does seem to make my face oily and I believe it does contribute to breakouts. So do beware of this - this is why it gets only 4 stars for me.
At as little as £1.93 from super drug it's a stupendously cheap product and like I said a little goes a long way so it won't cost much for a try-out.
After applying it too your face, if you find your face gets oily too (please do leave a comment if it does this) then just use it on the body because it is seriously a good body moisturiser and then buy a purposely made FACE moisturiser with the change left over from this cheap product!
I really love the shape of the bottle for starters, as it is uniquely thinner in the middle of the bottle than the two ends, making it easy to hold. The bottle is also strangely flat, perfect for luggage or handbags. Lastly, the plastic is weak enough to squeeze up right and you can grab the bottle round its tummy and give it a LIGHT squeeze (while its still upright,) and enough will come out of the top for use. This is an advantage as turning it upside down may make it leak out and as a little goes along way, you'll need a lot of skin to soak it all up!!!
This is an excellent lotion for anyone with extremely dry skin, or with serious skin conditions such as eczema.
The lotion itself is white and quite thin in consistency, but this does not detract from its moisturising properties. It does not have a fragrance, which is useful for those who find scented creams to irritate their skin.
The bottle is a good size and shape, sturdy, with a flip top lid that does not leak even when the bottle is turned upside down. The lid itself generally stays clean, and and remnants of lotion are easily removed by wiping.
The lotion contains glycerin, which is the best thing I can think of for dry skin. I have eczema, and as I do not want to constantly be using steroid creams, I use this lotion to keep the condition under control. It is lanolin free, which is beneficial to those who either find the idea of sheep scrapings in their body lotion kinda gross, or those who are vegetarian/vegan. On application, the lotion is quickly absorbed, meaning you can quickly get on with your day without having to wait to get your clothes on etc.
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this lotion as an every day moisturiser for those with extremely dry skin.
I purchased this product in error thinking it was a cream when actually its just a lotion. I prefer creams - the thickness and definite moisture they provide and find that a lotion just doesnt cut the mustard. The packaging is nice, plain but clean and an easy flip top. The product says its unfragranced but there is a little bit of a smell to it, though not unpleasant, just the kind you get with most moisturisers. The lotion is white and begings as a relatively thick consistency. It rubs in very easy and does leave the skin feeling moisturised, but almost a wet feeling. Personally I didnt find that it left me feeling moisturised all day and whlist my skin did feel soft, it made little difference to those hard stubborn areas. When I brought this it was half price in Boots so, just under £2.00 which is reasonable however I wouldnt pay the nearer £4.00 full price for it. As far as lotions go its not so bad, but I'll stick to my creams.
This lotion is wonderful for sensitive skin - not only is it gentle on the skin but it genuinely does what it says on the bottle. It deeply moisturises skin and leaves it feeling invigorated and fresh. It doesn't make the skin greasy (as many body lotions do) and is really light. Only a small quantity is needed to cover a great area of skin which means that this product is really good value for money. The only complaint that I have is that it isn't the best smelling product on the market! I would much prefer a richer fragrance but I do acknowledge that there are several other similar other products on the market (such as the Vaseline Cocoa Butter body lotion) which would get rid of this problem! All in all a wonderful product that moisturises well and is particularly kind to the most sensitive types of skin.