Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy (Discontinued)

by Vaseline  
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$7.99 - 6.8 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:
3/5/2012
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes
This body lotion is made to sound medicinal because it is said to provide prescription-strength moisture. There is no such thing as prescription-strength moisture. There are no moisturizers that require prescriptions. Any well-formulated moisturizer (and there are thousands) can rescue skin from dry, itchy conditions. “Clinical Therapy” is a meaningless, though I admit, a very scientific-sounding term.

What does make this moisturizer helpful is that it contains a form of silicone (dimethicone) as its active ingredient, which is considered by the FDA a skin protectant, and companies may call out any amount of silicone as an active ingredient (Source: www.fda.gov). Given the number of moisturizers for face and body that contain as much or more silicone than what Vaseline lists as an active ingredient in this product, the labeling becomes more about marketing than proof of a superior formula.

Although the skin protectant issue doesn’t differentiate this body lotion from the competition, it deserves kudos for combining silicone with glycerin, mineral oil, borage oil, and emollient, non-fragrant plant oils. The formula also contains antioxidant vitamin E and some cell-communicating ingredients, which put it above standard-issue body lotions (think Lubriderm or Cetaphil). Because of that, it is deserving of Best Product status in the category of body lotions. Note: Vaseline offers an unfragranced and fragranced version of this product, and the unfragranced version actually contains fragrance in the form of ethylene brassylate, an ingredient whose only known function is, surprise, fragrance.
Clinically proven to provide prescription strength moisturization and delivers triple action results - instant relief, long-lasting protection, and sustained recovery - to extremely dry skin.
Unfragranced Active: Dimethicone (1%), Other: Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Steareth-21, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Petrolatum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Tapioca Starch, Stearyl Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Ethylene Brassylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dmdm Hydantoin, Titanium Dioxide Lightly Fragranced Active: Dimethicone (1%), Other: Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Steareth-21, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Petrolatum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Tapioca Starch, Stearyl Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dmdm Hydantoin, Titanium Dioxide

The Vaseline brand is perhaps among the oldest and most well-known around the world. Since the advent of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in the late 1800s, the brand has been synonymous with treating dry, chafed, cracked skin. Although petroleum jelly is among the best ingredients for preventing moisture loss and healing dry skin, it must be said that skin requires more than one ingredient to look and function at its healthy best. To that end, Vaseline has branched out from its original, ointment-like petroleum jelly to a line of body creams and lotions that contain a range of helpful ingredients for dry skin. Their body-care formulas aren't the most exciting around, but there are some good options. Adding to the handful of commendable products are Vaseline's widespread availability and relatively low price point.

This is definitely a line to shop carefully, because many of the body lotion formulas aren’t all that great; in fact, most of them pale in comparison to competing brands sold at the drugstore. Despite Vaseline’s history, they’re not consistently keeping pace with what modern research has shown is necessary to significantly improve dry skin. If you focus on their best products, you can find some bona-fide beauty bargains but again, this isn’t a line to shop blindly.

For more information about Vaseline, owned by Unilever, call (800) 475-7084 or visit www.vaseline.com.

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  1. Carol B.
    Reviewed on Friday, January 31, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    A wonderful product. Why discontinued?
    • I initially kept this bottle by my kitchen sink. It did so well it moved to my bathroom. Not too greasy but really moisturized and did the trick. Now I have to look for another... thanks Paula for the beautipedia site. It really helps my research.

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