Vaseline is a name brand that we have all heard of. From petroleum jelly to body oils, Vaseline is a brand many of us have trusted and used our entire lives.
Vaseline is not just plain lotion anymore though. They have came out with several new enticing scents and formulas that you might need to take a second look to realize that they are from that all familiar brand.
One of the newest lotion products they offer is in a nice light green bottle. “Aloe Fresh Hydrating” body lotion with aloe and cucumber. The formula also states that it now contains pro-vitamin B5.
They also have one in the same formula and scent that contains spf 15, and we all know that we should use a sunscreen to help prevent burn and skin damage.
The lotion comes in a stand up bottle, with or without the pump. I have the 31.8 fl oz which includes the pump for easy access. The usual size for the large bottle is 24.5 fl. Oz, but I was lucky and bought the one with the 30% bonus. The good thing I have found with Vaseline products is that they often have deals where you can get a bonus amount for the same price. I paid around $6 for the largest size they carry.
The lotion itself has a nice clean, fresh scent. This is neither feminine nor masculine, just a clean smell that lingers very softly on your skin after it is absorbed. You can definitely smell the cucumber, but it is not overpowering. It is a really good morning scent to perk you up, but I often use it at night after a hot shower as the lotion has a cooling sensation.
The aloe is very soothing and is known to help heal burns and irritation. This is why I think this is the perfect lotion to apply after shaving your legs, when your skin could be irritated.
The aloe is also nice for after bathing in the sun all day. Even if you don’t have a sunburn, your skin often needs extra moisture. This is also great to use in the winter, when your skin can become dry, flaky or itchy. Aloe is also good for these types of problems.
We have all heard of putting cucumber on your eyes to decrease puffiness, but there actually might be something to that. Cucumber is good for your skin to decrease swelling. Cucumbers also have silica in them which is known to help connective tissues in our bodies.
So, not only does this lotion feel good on your skin, smell wonderful, but it also might help with skin irritations and with swelling.
I don’t believe this is the cure all to every skin problem, but to be used as a daily lotion seems like it might actually be beneficial to your skin. And if you only get the benefit of soft, moisturized skin, than I think it’s worth trying.