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Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream

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Brand: Vaseline / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Suitable for: Hand / What it does: Soothes,

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      25.06.2011 22:47
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      Great, affordable handcream

      Some time ago I wrote a review on my favourite handcream, Vaseline hand and Nail Lotion. Three and a half years later, I have decided to try something new and replace it, with it's newer sister, Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream. Okay, I agree, it's not a massive change! I loved the old cream, if there was anything I could have changed it would have been the fragrance. Well, this new one is fragrance free, so I had to try!

      ===Packaging===

      This little 50ml tube is white in colour with a very dark navy blue flip top lid. Apart from the colouring it is exactly the same as my original choice, the lid being round and the tube widening and flattening out at the top, to a heat sealed edge. The bottle can be stored upright, using the lid as a base, which means the product is always near it's exit and should be easy to remove.

      The Vaseline name on a dark blue background is positioned at the top of the tube and the rest of the text alternates between navy and a soft aqua green. Apart from the descriptive product name, the blurb on the front also tells us that it is unfragranced, it 'accelerates dry skin's ability to repair itself with effective moisturisation' and that it is hypoallergenic for very dry skin. There is also a little star like icon with a teardrop in it, which seems to be the symbol for the Vaseline Intensive Rescue range.

      The back gives us the scary ingredients list and a contact address.
      It re-iterates the claims on the front and also tells us that it 'instantly soothes and softens dry, rough hands' and has a 'unique non-greasy formulation - leaves an invisible protective shield on hands'

      Can it live up to these claims?

      ===The Product===

      The flip top lid opens and shuts with a satisfying click, but isn't difficult to open. The exit hole is only a couple of millimeters in diameter but is kept clear by a plastic nodule in the cap. The cream is white and can only be described as medium consistency. It doesn't drip, but is thin enough to spread easily and evenly. It sinks into the skin instantly and leaves almost no residue. Not much cream is needed, I use a pea sized blob which easily spreads accross both hands. On bad days I might add a little smudge more to work into my knuckles or patches of exceptionally dry skin.

      There really is no discernable fragrance. When smoothing into my skin I think I can smell the glycerin, but a second later and it's gone.

      My hands feel smooth and soft after use, it's difficult to believe they aren't greasy! On a shiny surface there is a little fingerprint smudge, but I can easily hold a glass without it feeling like it's going to slip through my fingers. And if I have to wash my hands I don't feel like I'm back to square one, needing to re-apply. It's from constantly washing my hands that I have sore and chapped skin in the first place, so this is a definite plus point for me. I always try to remember to apply this cream before I go to bed, as I really believe it is repairing my skin, so like to give it as much time as possible between washes.

      ===Recommended?===

      Yes. My hands were in a sorry state before trying this. I have three children, two of which are under two. I lose count of how many times I wash my hands in a day combined with dunking them in washing powder when I'm soaking clothes and using harsh cleaning products. My hands were very dry and the knuckles often chapped and bleeding. I usually only remember to use hand cream in the evenings when the kids are tucked up in bed and I have a bit of me time, so the fact that this cream works wonders with the first application is fantastic for me. My hands felt relieved after the first use which I was surprised at due to the state of them. They do get drier the more I wash them, but as it doesn't need much rubbing in to the skin and doesn't leave a greasy coating I can quickly apply and get on with things problem free. This is the best hand cream I have ever used. I paid £3.77 for this 50ml tube, which I have had for two months and feels about half full. As you don't need much for great results I think this represents fantastic value.

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      22.12.2010 20:06

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      Immediate effect, great hand cream

      I never had any problems with dry hands on my skin until recently and it is very sore! I think it might be due to the cold weather & constantly scraping ice off my car! or cleaning the house too much in preparation for Christmas! I had used a perfumed brand and it stung! And my dry hands went red & sore! - I borrowed this Vaseline product from a work friend and my skin felt instantly better and it certainly didnt sting- although it didnt blend in as quickly as I would have liked it too! My hands felt slightly greasy for twenty minutes - not great when your typing & filing paperwork.

      However I did buy the product myself and instead of using it during the day, I now apply lots of the cream at night before bed and from doing this I dont need to apply any further applications throughout the day. It has certainly made an improvement and it has certainly keep my dry hands at ease. I paid £2.49 for 50ml in my local chemist, dry hands are actually quite a sore and uncomfortable thing to have so if your suffering please check this product out - to date this is the best product I have used and I would recommend buying it.

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      14.12.2010 18:30

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      I had been suffering for months with dry, ithcy and peeling hands. After trying many, many brands this was by far the best and is now the only hand cream I would ever buy.Its was basically the only one that soothed and stopped the itching, and which actually rehydrated the skin - without being oily or greasy.If you are suffering you need to get this.(As a side thing, get yourself some starflower oil tablets)

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      26.03.2010 12:44
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      Expensive and not as good as the competition.

      The skin on my hands is a nightmare, always dry and constantly split or sore and so whenever i see a product with 'intensive' or 'rescue' in the title i have to have a go. Despite the reasonably expensive price tag, i figured that it would be a trustworthy brand.

      Regrettably, i was disapointed with it. It makes my hands feel suffocated as if rather than moisturising them i have put them into plastic bags for a while.

      The other thing is that no matter how well i rub it in, or think i have, i seem to end up with a greasy residue on my hands which just seems to get everywhere. The most frustrating thing is that when i brush my hair out of my face, low and behold, greasy hair. Classy.

      My conclusion is that perhaps this is one to use overnight with cotton gloves over the top. Thats what i will do until i use this up and then i'll not buy it again. Sorry Vaseline.

      To be fair to the brand. It smells lovely and the packageing design is pleasing and practical.

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        03.01.2010 19:42
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        Get a different one

        I suffer a great deal in winter with the effects of the harsh, dry and cold weather and it seems to take a particular toll on my hands. They get very dry, the skin cracks and they quite often bleed so I am a real devotee of hand cream and keep several at home and in my handbag so I have all bases covered.

        Vaseline is a brand that I have a generally good impression of. I am certainly never parted from my little blue pot of Lip Therapy and based on that success I thought this would be a good buy. The packaging is traditional Vaseline, a combination of blue and white with a flip lid. No problems there. There is also a matching foot version in the range. It is not scented, just has a typical cream smell.

        It's what inside the tube that disappoints. The cream is thin and doesn't have that rich feel that I want in a hand cream. Even if you use a generous amount you don't feel as if you've done or used anything. It feels as if it is too thin with an overly high water content. Due to this, not only do you get through a tube at an incredible rate, but your hands remain unprotected and unsoothed, you just don't get that moisturised and relieved sense that you ought to.

        I really cannot recommend this and would suggest you look elsewhere. Should you wish to try for yourself please go to Boots or Superdrug where this is normally on sale for roughly £3.

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        20.11.2009 15:44
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        A great skincare product.

        I recently borrowed my sisters Vaseline Intensive Care hand lotion, I usually always carry a hand cream in my handbag especially in this cold weather as my hands get dry very quickly. However I forgot it, so I used my sisters.

        Now if these creams actually worked we wouldn't need to use them forever, but we do, don't we. I like to think they work but short term.

        I have tried many moisturizers and hand creams over the years and I have never really stuck to any because they all work temporarily or not at all, so I move on hoping to find the cure.

        I haven't found the cure, but Vaseline Intensive Care does come close, closest in my 30 years of looking anyway.

        I like this even more because it is fragrance free and I do prefer the non or lesser smelling products, I don't like smell on my hands as I touch food and it then tastes of hand cream.

        The cream is a white, non sticky substance. It is slightly greasy and does leave a sheen on your hand. But it does work for quite a long period of time, and with constant use it does improve the texture and softness of your skin.

        I don't use lots of the cream, you need only a 20 pence piece worth and rub it in, it goes quite far and you don't need to use the whole tube to see the difference, it lasts a while my sisters came in a pot, not the best shape for keeping in your handbag but you can buy tubes too. The pot is great to keep on a desk or kitchen side. This product is simple and effective.

        The USP (Unique Selling Point) is this cream hydrates skin for 24 hours - I perhaps wouldn't say 24 but it is definitely 15, and I'm asleep the rest so does it really matter?

        The cream is also designed to protect from the sun so you know you have that added protection in the moisturizer and my hands are out in the sun (whenever it is sunny) so it is good to know that they are being protected too.

        There is a whole range of Vaseline Intensive Care products, I would definitely buy this hand cream and I will probably look in to the range and buy some more.

        This product costs £2.90 for 50 ml in Asda.

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          16.05.2009 10:26

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          Well worth the money.

          I haven't really needed to use hand moisturiser in the past, but since having a baby and doing lots of obsessive hand washing I have found that my hands have become really dry and cracked.
          They were really hurting when I used this on them and I was really impressed with the almost instant response that I felt in my hands.
          As with most Vaseline products it has a fairly neutral smell which makes it great for everyday use.
          It is in the middle band of pricing for products like this and it is well worth the money - I trust the Vaseline brand as I have used their aloe vera moisturisers for years with great effect.
          The only downside that I would say it has is that it is quite sticky and takes a while to sink into your skin properly but the soothing effects are almost instant which compensates for the stickiness.
          Definitely recommended for people with sore, dry skin on their hands looking for instant relief.

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          26.03.2009 16:07
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          Good buy, better than a lot of moisturizers!

          Vaseline Intensive Care - for the best skin care!

          I suffer dry skin, and I don't tend to moisturize all that often as I never have time. Obviously I am my own worst enemy BUT I do moisturize as and when I can.

          I have used a variety of creams/lotions/sprays and I think for those of you who really want to lock moisture in, this is the product for you.

          Personally I use the fragrance free variety as this is great (I can't stand really smelly products, I always end up sneezing). I like smells but this is good and neutral and doesn't make me sneeze.

          The cream itself is white and non sticky although a little bit greasy. I use this cream on my hands and forearms, elbows and anywhere else I think is looking a bit dry.

          You do not need masses of the cream just a bit and rub it in, it is surprising how far it actually goes and I often get frustrated with products when I end up using a whole pot/tube in one go because of the lack of it, or because it has felt like it's done nothing. This is simple, a small amount on your hand and rub it in.

          The cream is formulated to hydrate skin for 24 hours, and it does! It also protects from the sun, which is great and although not always necessary it does help when out in the sun to protect against harmful UV rays.

          Vaseline now offer a whole range of Intensive Care products and to see what's available visit: www.vaseline.co.uk

          A great product and worth the cost.

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            06.01.2009 22:42
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            A fantastic handcream that really works on very dry skin

            In the past I have always used neutragena hand cream especially in the Winter when my hands become very dry, but I have found over the last few months that it wasn't healing up my dry and cracked hands like it used to, so I looked for something else.

            Knowing that the Vaseline intensive is well advertised and supposed to be good I thought I would give it a try. It says it is for very dry skin, and my hands were getting so sore that my knuckles were beginning to bleed if I caught them where the skin was really rough.

            It comes in a 50ml tube with a flip up top for easy application. The cream is not concentrated, but you don't need too much to see immediate effects. It has a lovely fresh smell to it and from the first application I was instantly impressed. The cream absorbed into my skin with little effort and I wasn't left with that greasy feeling that some hand creams give you. My hands felt smoother and softer already.

            My hands were so dry and inbetween my fingers and all across my knuckles I had cracked skin. Literally after two days of using this cream, with a few applications a day, pretty much all of my dry skin had disappreared and I now have lovely soft hands.

            I love the feel of this cream, the smell of it, and it has done wonders for my hands so I won't be going back to using any other hand creams now. This is a winner for me.

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            13.12.2008 18:56
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            A great little handcream that intensively moisturises

            Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream is a great soothing hand cream for very dry skin. The hand cream is made with a special hypoallergenic formula which intensely moisturises the skin. It comes in a 50ml tube and although a small tube you only need a little for it to work really well. The cream costs around £2.93 and is available from Boots, various chemists and also most supermarkets.

            The key ingredients in the cream are Petroleum jelly which locks the moisture in, Glycerin which helps the skin repair itself and something called Dimethicone which is an emollient and works to soften the skin. The hand cream works in 3 ways. Firstly the glycerin in the cream instantly softens the skin, occlusives (whatever they might be) help prevent moisture loss and the unique non-greasy formula leaves an invisible protective shield on the skin. The cream is hypoallergenic and is lanolin free.

            The cream has a lovely fresh light smell. It sinks into my skin almost immediately and my hands feel instantly smooth and soothed. This smoothness stays on my skin even after I have washed my hands it really is like there is an invisible shield protecting my skin from drying out and keeping it moisturised.

            Amazingly this cream does not feel greasy. I went on the website to find out some more information and found out that the cream has a "unique cationic formulation" which means that the cream has an underlying positive charge which is attracted to the negative charge of the cells on the skin which stops the cream from becoming sticky. Sounds a bit too complicated for me! All I know (and care about) is that this cream soaks into my hands quickly, doesn't feel greasy so I can get back on with my work and it makes my hands soft and smooth - that's enough for me!

            This is a fantastic hand cream for dry skin and is great in this cold weather when my skin really begins to dry out. I use this at work as I work in a hospital where we have to keep washing our hands between patients to help prevent infection and which has a detriemental effect on my skin. Although the hospital provides moisturiser at the sinks they really are cheap and not very effective. I like to keep this little tube on hand to help keep my skin in tip top condition. It really is a little rescue remedy and works so well.

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